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Bowden, Lewis W., 01/01/1952-12/31/1978

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 58
Identifier: GAMMS416.1.58

Series-level Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

Interview transcripts.


  • 01/01/1952-12/31/1978

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The Foreign Affairs Oral History Project transcripts and audio tapes have been returned to the Association for Diplomatic Study and Training in Arlington, Virginia.

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From the Collection: 30 Linear Feet (Hollinger Record Storage boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

1 TMs FAOH transcript interview with Lewis W. Bowden by Robert J. Martins, with discussion of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1952-56); Bern, Switzerland (1956-57); Oberammeergau, Germany (1957-58); Moscow, USSR (1958-61); EUR -Soviet Affairs (1961); Brasilia, Brazil (1961-67); ARA -Brazil Desk (1967-68); EUR -Soviet Desk (1968-70); Moscow, USSR (1970-73); Department of Commerce (1973-74); Department of Treasury (1974-78). I. Background pp. 1-3: (Raised in Oklahoma and Kansas; Yale University, Columbia Univ. Russian Inst.; U.S. Navy, World War II; Joined Foreign Service 1952) II. Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1952-56) pp. 3-5: (International Claims Commission Internal rivalries) III. Bern, Switzerland pp. 5-6: (Consular officer/political officer) IV. Oberammagau, Germany (1957-58) pp. 6:(Russian studies) V. Moscow, Soviet Union (1958-61) pp. 6-10: (Anti-U.S. riots; Microphones: Nixon's kitchen debate; Gary Powers and U-2; Local environment) VI.EUR, Soviet Affairs (1961) pp. 10-14: (Desk officer) VII. Brasilia, Brazil (1961-67) p. 11: (Working in Brasilia; Military rulers; Local politics; Rio de Janeiro) VIII. ARA, Brazil Desk (1967-68) pp. 14-16; IX. EUR, Soviet Desk (1968-70) pp. 14-16 X. Moscow, Soviet Union (1970-73) pp. 16-19; (Relaxing relationships; SALT I; U.S.-USSR Economic council) XI. Department of Commerce (1973-74) pp. 19-20: (Bureau of East West Trade) XII. Department of Treasury (1974-78) pp. 20-29: (U.S.-Saudi Commission on Technical Assistance; Program description; Living in Saudi Arabia; Operations and problems) XII. General Comments on USSR pp. 28-30

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

BOWDEN, LEWIS W.: Manuscript

YUGOSLAVIA -BELGRADE -1952-56: Manuscript

SWITZERLAND -BERN -1956-57: Manuscript

GERMANY -OBERAMMERGAU -1957-58: Manuscript


USSR -MOSCOW -1958-61: Manuscript

EUR -SOVIET AFFAIRS -1961: Manuscript

BRAZIL -BRASILIA -1961-67: Manuscript

ARA -BRAZIL DESK -1967-68: Manuscript

EUR -SOVIET DESK -1968-70: Manuscript

USSR -MOSCOW -1970-73: Manuscript

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT -1973-74: Manuscript

TREASURY DEPARTMENT -1974-78: Manuscript


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