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Ellis Briggs papers

Identifier: ML-93

  • Staff Only


The papers of Ellis O. Briggs contain correspondence, clippings, book manuscripts, articles, brochures, newsletters, magazines, maps, photographs, diplomatic commissions, speeches, State Department bulletins, appointment books, a scrapbook and printed matter. The material chronicles his diplomatic career in Brazil, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, the Dominican Republic, Greece, Korea, Peru, and Washington, DC. The collection also includes correspondence and printed material related to Briggs’ involvement with the Dartmouth College Alumni Council during the 1970s including reports on the Indian Symbol controversy and co-education. Of note is the correspondence to his family and diplomatic counterparts, especially Spruille Braden which sheds light on events in Cuba before Castro, the Trujillo years in the Dominican Republic and the peace talks in South Korea during the Korean War.


  • 1917 - 1978


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


22.5 linear ft. (13 boxes)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Ellis Ormsbee Briggs (1899-1976), career diplomat. Dartmouth College Class of 1921. The collection contains correspondence, diplomatic commission, photographs, printed material newsletters and clippings, chronicling Briggs' life as a diplomat in the foreign service.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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