The Benson Latin American Collection

John W. F. Dulles Papers Relating to Brazil, 1920-1979



Descriptive Summary

Creator Dulles, John W. F.
Title John W. F. Dulles Papers Relating to Brazil
Dates: 1920-1979
Abstract Interview notes, correspondence, documentary materials, and literary manuscripts relating to the Brazilian Communist movement and Brazilian politics between the 1930s and 1970s, created and/or collected by John W. F. Dulles.
Accession No. 1984-43
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 6 linear feet
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Mining engineer, historian, author, and professor John W. F. Dulles was born in 1913 in Auburn, New York. Dulles received bachelor's degrees from Princeton (1935) and the University of Arizona (1937), and an M.B.A. from Harvard University (1943). He held engineering and executive positions with Mexican and Brazilian mining companies, and spent 17 years as a resident of Mexico. Dulles served the University of Texas as assistant director of the International Center, adviser on international programs for the UT system, and professor of Latin American Studies. He also taught at the University of Arizona. Dulles is the author of Yesterday in Mexico: A Chronicle of the Revolution, 1919-1936; Vargas of Brazil; Unrest in Brazil; Anarchists and Communists in Brazil, 1900-1935; and Brazilian Communism, 1935-1945, among other books.


Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence, research materials, manuscripts, interview notes, and political cartoons relating to twentieth-century Brazilian politics. The papers are arranged into six series.

The first series,    Interview Notes and Memoranda (1961-1977, 2 linear feet), includes summaries of oral and written interviews conducted by Dulles between 1961 and 1977 with leading figures in the Communist movement in Brazil and in Brazilian politics. A few interviews are accompanied by letters or clippings. The series also includes a few notes from other sources.

The second series,    Correspondence (1963-1979, 3 linear inches), includes letters related to Dulles' books on Brazilian political history and/or provide further documentation on the events themselves. The series is divided into three subseries, each arranged chronologically: Letters to Dulles (1963-1966), Correspondence with Octavio Brandão (1969-1974), and Correspondence with Cristiano Cordeiro (1971-1974).

The third series,    Documentary Materials (1920-1966, 5 linear inches), includes articles, reports, and documents relating to political conditions in Brazil, primarily in the 1960s and secondarily in the 1930s. Most are copies. This series also includes photographic reproductions of five unidentified caricatures and of three political cartoons published on the cover of Careta.

The bulk of the fourth series,    Documentary Materials in English Translation (1930-1965, 20 linear inches), relates to communism in Brazil during the 1930s and 1940s. The series is divided into eight subseries, each arranged chronologically: Arquivo Nacional Files, Hermínio Sacchetta Collection Files, Partido Comunista do Brasil, Aliança Nacional Libertadora, Frente Nacional Democratica, Handbills, Government Files, and Publications.

The    Literary Manuscripts (1962, 1979, n.d., 5 linear inches), make up the fifth series. This series contains copies of books and book reviews, including Dulles' maunscript The Vargas Story. The series is divided into two subseries, each arranged alphabetically: Works by Dulles and Works by Others.

The sixth and final series is the    Hermínio Sacchetta Papers (bulk 1936-1945, 1 reel--UNLOCATED [10/2007]), includes microfilmed pamphlets, periodicals, typscripts, clippings, handbills, and circulars relating to the Brazilian Communist Party. Papers include information on internal disputes of Brazilian communists, notes on social and political condition in Brazil, and informational letters to party members in addition to propaganda and doctrinal works.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The John W. F. Dulles Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Subjects (Persons)
Dulles, John W. F.--Archives
Partido Comunista Brasileiro
Communism--Brazil--History--Sources
Brazil--Politics and Government--1930-1945
Brandão, Octávio
Cordeiro, Cristiano
Sacchetta, Hermínio--Archives

Related Material

The Benson Collection also holds the John W. F. Dulles Papers Relating to Mexico.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: John W. F. Dulles Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

Interview Notes and Memoranda, 1961-1977

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1 1 Interviews No. 1-16, 16A-24, 24A-34, March 8-July 20, 1963
2 Interviews No. 35-44, 44A-60, July 22-August 7, 1963
3 Interviews No. 61-80, 80A-85, August 8-20, 1963
4 Interviews No. 86-103, August 21-September 2, 1963
5 Interviews No. 104-128, September 3-November 16, 1963
6 Interviews No. 129-135, 1964
7 Interviews No. 136-140, May 20-July 21, 1965
8 Interviews No. 151-168, October 5-13, 1965
9 Interviews No. 169-187, October 14-17, 1965
10 Interviews No. 188-205, October 18-21, 1965
11 Interviews No. 206-217, October 22, 1965
12 Interviews No. 218-234, November 3-16, 1965
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2 1 Interviews No. 235-262, November 17-30, 1965
2 Interviews No. 263-268, 268A-285, December 1-15, 1965
3 Interviews No. 286-295, December 16-12, 1965
4 Interviews No. 296-297, 301-324, January 6-October 11, 1966
5 Interviews No. 325-347, October 12-29, 1966
6 Interviews No. 348-357, 359-379, Novermber 1-30, 1966
7 Interviews No. 380-381, 381A-397, December 1-20, 1966
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3 1 Interviews No. 398-425, June 15-October 12, 1967
2 Interviews No. 426-442, October 13-23, 1967
3 Interviews No. 443-460, October 24-30, 1967
4 Interviews No. 461-480, November 1-16, 1967
5 Interviews No. 481-498, November 19-30, 1967
6 Interviews No. 499-523, December 2-21, 1967
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4 1 Interviews No. 524-555, May 19-October 12, 1968
2 Interviews No. 556-580, October 13-31, 1968
3 Interviews No. 582-598, November 1-13, 1968
4 Interviews No. 599-619, November 14-29, 1968
5 Interviews No. 620-635, December 4-18, 1968; January 17, 1969
6 Interview No. 644, November 19, 1970
7 Typewritten memoranda with answers to questions, June-September, 1963
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5 1 Interviews No. 726-760, August 11-December 27, 1974
2 Interviews No. 761-766, June 11-13, September 4, 1975
3 Interviews No. 767-798, September 19-October 23, 1975
4 Interviews No. 799-829, October 22-November 15, 1975
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6 1 Interviews No. 830-855, November 8-December 9, 1975
2 Interviews No. 856-880, December 9-28, 1975
3 Interviews No. 881-903, January 5, February 18-19, April 14, July 15-August 2, 1976, March 18, 1977
4 Interviews No. 904-933, July 3-August 13, 1977
5 Interviews No. 934-948, December 15-22, 1977



 

Correspondence, 1963-1979

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7 Letters to Dulles
1 1963-1966
(4 documents)
Correspondence with Octavio Brandão
2 January 12, 1969-November 30, 1971
(55 documents)
3 March 28, 1972-December 17, 1979
(32 documents and 1 photograph)
Correspondence with Cristiano Cordeiro,
4 1971
(34 documents and 4 envelopes)
5 1972-1974
(26 documents and 1 envelope)



 

Documentary Materials, 1920-1966

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8 1 Ação Popular - Documento de base, 1963
(1 document)
2 Brandão, Oscar Asevedo de - 2 articles: Malvano, recanto histórico e pitoresco do Nordeste Brasileiro; Pacificaçâo dos Brasilindios na região dos Rios Araguaia-Tocantins, 1053
(2 documents)
3 Coffee Realization Loan, 1930
(1 document)
4 Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos Socias - Intelligence reports, January 15, 1963-March 3, 1964
(74 pages)
5 Monteiro, Joaquim Ribeiro - "A revolução de 30 na Bahia," n.d.
(14 pages)
6 Moraes Neto, Luiz Mendes de - Collection I, documents related to political conditions in Brazil, 1959-1966
(16 documents)
7 Moraes Neto, Liz Mendes de - Collection II, Lida Democrática Radical, n.d.
(5 documents)
8 Moraes Neto, Liz Mendes de - Collection III, 1961, 1966
(4 documents)
9 Paim Filho, Firmino - Manifesto, October 7, 1930
(1 document)
10 Partido Communista Brasileiro-Teses (VI Congresso do P. C. B.), 1966
(1 document)
11 Pinto, Heraclito Fontoura Sobral - "Por libello-crime accusatario," September 26, 1927
(1 document)
12 São Paulo(state) Departmento de Ordem Política e Social, documents related to Communist activities in São Paulo, 1966
(2 documents)
13 Silva Filho, Sinval de Castro e - "Evolução histórica das formas de govêrno...," n.d.
(1 document)
14 Távora, Juarez - "Esclarecimentos... à margem da escolha do Marechal Castelo Branco para a presidencia da república em Abril da 1964," 1964
(1 document)
15 Vereker, Anthony - Letters and Reports #1-22, May 30, 1962-April 10, 1963
(30 documents)
16 Report on the Partido Communista Brasileiro, Seccão do Pernambuco, 1965
(1 document)
17 Political Cartoons and caricatures, 1920, n.d.
(10 items plus duplicates)
18 "Alzira Vargas conta a vida de Getúlio (conforme narração ao jornalista Raul Giudicelli)," 1963
(1 document)



 

Documentary Materials in English Translation, 1930-1965

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9 Arquivo Nacional Files, 1930-1943, n.d.
1 1930-1931, 1935
(6 documents)
2 1936
(18 documents)
3 1937
(12 documents)
4 1937
(10 documents)
5 1938
(13 documents)
6 1939
(6 documents)
7 1939
(2 documents)
8 1940
(7 documents)
9 January-April, 1941
(14 documents)
10 May-December, 1941
(14 documents)
11 1942-1943
(8 documents)
12 1931-1938
(9 documents)
13 1937-1943
(8 documents)
14 n.d.
(5 documents)
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10 Hermínio Sacchetta Collection Files, 1936-1945, n.d.
1 April-June, 1936
(4 documents)
2 July-August, 1936
(6 documents)
3 September-October, 1936
(6 documents)
4 November-December, 1936
(7 documents)
5 1936
(2 documents)
6 January-February, 1937
(8 documents)
7 March-April, 1937
(10 documents)
8 May-August, 1937
(5 documents)
9 September-October, 1937
(7 documents)
10 November-December, 1937
(13 documents)
11 1937
(3 documents)
12 1937
(3 documents)
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11 1 January-March, 1938
(10 documents)
2 April-May, 1938
(9 documents)
3 June-July, 1938
(10 documents)
4 August-December, 1938
(8 documents)
5 1938
(2 documents)
6 1939
(5 documents)
7 1943-1945
(8 documents)
8 n.d.
(4 documents)
9 n.d.
(5 documents)
10 n.d.
(10 documents)
11 n.d.
(12 documents)
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12 Partido Comunista do Brasil, 1935-1945, n.d.
1 1935-1937
(6 documents)
2 1938-1940, n.d.
(8 documents)
3 1937-1938
(3 documents)
Aliança Nacional Libertadora, 1935-1937, n.d.
4 1935-1937, n.d.
(4 documents)
Frente Nacional Democratica, 1937, n.d.
5 1937, n.d.
(10 documents)
Handbills, 1938-1939
6 1938-1939
(5 documents)
Government Files, 1932-1940,n.d.
7 1932-1939
(15 documents)
8 February-April, 1940
(7 documents)
9 May-October, 1940
(7 documents)
10 n.d.
(10 documents)
Publications, 1936-1943
11 A Classe Operaria 1936-1940
(16 documents)
12 Liberdade 1936
(1 documents)
13 A Luta de Classe 1938
(5 documents)
14 Revista Proletaria 1939
(3 documents)
15 Seiva 1939, 1942
(4 documents)
16 Journal do Brasil April 1-18, 1940
(8 documents)
17 Journal do Brasil April 19-May, 1940
(8 documents)
18 I.P.C. (International Press Correspondence) March-May, 1936
(12 documents)
19 I.P.C. (International Press Correspondence) June-September, 1936
(8 documents)
20 I.P.C. (International Press Correspondence) 1937
(9 documents)
21 I.P.C. (International Press Correspondence) and World News and Views (formerly I.P.C.) June-November, 1938
(6 documents)
22 World News and Views April-December, 1939
(17 documents)
23 World News and Views January-November, 1940
(12 documents)
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13 1 World News and Views January-September, 1941
(18 documents)
2 World News and Views 1942-1943
(10 documents)



 

Literary Manuscripts, 1962, 1979, n.d.

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13 Works by Dulles, n.d.
3 The Vargas Story, Title page through Book II
(carbon typescript)
4 The Vargas Story, Books III-IV
(carbon typescript and photocopy)
5 The Vargas Story, Books V-VII
(carbon typescript)
6 The Vargas Story, Books VIII-IX
(carbon typescript)
7 The Vargas Story, Books X-XI
(carbon typescript)
8 The Vargas Story, Reference Notes
(photocopy)
9 The Vargas Story, copy of pages 489-545
(photcopy)
Works by Others, 1962, 1979
10 Dubnic, Vladimir Reisky de, Politics and Political Parties in Brazil 1962
11 Nevares, Henry Jr., Critique of Politics in Brazil 1930-1964 by Thomas E. Skidmore December 10, 1979



 

Hermínio Sacchetta Papers, bulk 1936-1945

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N/A Microfilm currently unlocated. Check with Benson Collection archivist for more information.