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Bulgaria - Correspondence 1974, unidentified., 01/06/1974-03/19/1974

 File — Box: 1a, Folder: 18
Identifier: 42734

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This is the second acquisition of the Martin F. Herz Papers (see finding aid by Margaret H. McAleer, February 1984, for first acquisition).

Material includes congratulatory correspondence to Ambassador Herz on his appointment as U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria (1974-77); a large series of lectures (including research notes and speech outlines) given as the director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (1978-83).

A most remarkable part of the collection consists of the progaganda leaflets used by the Allies against the Axis powers, Germany and Italy as part of the psychological warfare campaign launched by the U.S. War Department during the Second World War. The leaflets in this collection were all written by Herz.

Certificates for his Purple Heart and Bronze Star are included in this collection (Folders 2:41 and 2:42). Some of his cables to the State Department from his time in the foreign service in Iran are included in this collection (Folder 1:22).

In 1978, Ambassador Herz joined Georgetown University as director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. He taught many courses on the Cold War and modern diplomacy. His research, notes, and outlines for many of his lectures comprise part of this collection (Folders 3:13-3:50).

The manuscripts and working files containing correspondence with contributors and publishers for several of his books are included in this collection: The Golden Ladle (1945; A Short History of Cambodia from the Days of Angkor to the Present (1958); Beginnings of the Cold War (1966); David Bruce's 'Long Telegram' of July 3, 1951 (1978); Decline of the West? George Kennan and his Critics, ed. by Herz (1978); How the Cold War is Taught: Six American History Books Examined (1978); A View from Tehran: A Diplomatist Looks at the Shah's Regime (1979); Contacts with the Opposition: A Symposium, ed. by Herz (1979); The Prestige Press and the Christmas Bombing, 1972: Images and Reality in Vietnam (1980); 215 Days in the Life of an American Ambassador (1981), about his experiences in Bulgaria; Diplomacy: The Role of the Wife: A Symposium in which are expressed the views of 25 experts... ed. by Herz (1981); The Role of Embassies in Promoting Business: A Symposium, ed. by Herz (1981); Diplomats and Terrorists: What Works, What Doesn't, ed. by Herz (1982); The Consular Dimension of Diplomacy: A Symposium, ed. by Herz (1983); The Vietnam War in Retrospect: Four Lectures (1983); The Modern Ambassador: The Challenge and the Search, ed. by Herz (1983); Understanding Austria: The Political Reports and Analyses of Martin F. Herz, Political Officer of the U.S. Legation in Vienna, 1945-48, ed. by Reinhold Wagnleitner (1984).

Ambassador Herz also contributed innumerable articles to the Foreign Service Journal, Public Opinion Quarterly, Encounter, and Commentary. Manuscripts and proof copies of many of the articles are included in the collection.

Abbreviations used in this finding aid include: ACS - autograph card signed; ALS - autograph letter signed; ANS - autograph note signed; b/w black and white photograph; TL - typed letter; TLS - typed letter signed; TMss - typed manuscripts; TNS - typed note signed; MSS - manuscripts.


  • 01/06/1974-03/19/1974

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From the Collection: 8.75 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

Contains congratulatory correspondence to MFH. Correspondents not identifiable; letters signed by first names only.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials




Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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