Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

LAVES MSS.

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Inventory

I. Biographical

Box 1: Includes address book and passports (4 folders)

II. Correspondence

Arranged chronologically. Additional correspondence may be found throughout the collection. Consult the Manuscripts Index in the Library for dates of letters of individual correspondents.

  • Box 1: 1924, May 28 - 1947
  • Box 2: 1948 - 1952, Aug.
  • Box 3: 1952, Sept. - 1955
  • Box 4: 1956 - 1969, June
  • Box 5: 1969, July - 1977

III. Diaries

Arranged chronologically. Both loose leaf and bound. Includes aide memoirs and memoranda

  • Box 5: 1936 - 1942
  • Box 6: 1942 (cont.) - 1947
  • Box 7: 1947 (cont.) - 1953
  • Box 8: 1954 - 1976

IV. Financial

Box 8
  • Grant: United Nations Assistance in Political Development
    • Finances, 1963-1967
    • Proposal drafts, 1963-1965 (4 folders)
    • Report to Carnegie, July 1, 1965
  • Receipts, 1947-1950, 1956-1957. Mostly from hotels and restaurants (3 folders)

V. Indiana University

Box 9
  • Government Department
    • Correspondence (inter-departmental),1964-1966
    • Class materials for G 417, 1969
    • Class materials for G 623 (International Organization), 1965/66 (4 folders)
    • Class notes for G 669, 1968
    • Development, 1956-1966 (3 folders)
    • Executive Committee Minutes, 1964-1966
    • Faculty, 1961-1966
    • Notes, 1963-1966
  • International Relations Research Center. 1962
  • John Watson Foster Project, undated
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mini-University lecture, June 25, 1976. Notes
  • Non-Western Areas in Indiana Undergraduate Education: Bloomington Conference, Sept. 18-20, 1958
  • Social Studies Development Center, 1968
  • Sub-Committee on Governmental Contracts, May 16, 1960

VI. Photographs

Box 9
  • Huxley, Julian Sorell, 1948
  • Laves, Ruth (Wilson), undated
  • Laves, Walter Herman Carl, 1943-1973. Includes group photographs
  • Thailand, 1955.
  • Thailand, 1964. Includes album, additional loose photographs and clippings (2 folders)
  • UN Exhibit, 1943

VII. Subjects

Subject headings were assigned by Laves and are arranged alphabetically

Box 9
  • African Trip, 1966-1967
    • Itinerary and Personal expenses (2 folders)
    • Summary and Activities (3 folders)
    • Conclusions
    • Afghanistan
    • Egypt (2 folders)
    • Ethiopia (3 folders)
Box 10
  • African Trip, 1966-1967 (cont.)
    • Ethiopia (cont.)
    • Ghana
    • Iran (2 folders)
    • Israel
    • Ivory Coast
    • Kenya (3 folders)
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Nigeria (2 folders)
    • Senegal
    • Sudan (2 folders)
    • Tanzania
    • Tunisia
    • Uganda
  • American Council on Education Conference, 1965
  • American Society for Public Administration, 1963-1967
  • Asian Trip, 1959
  • Community Development
  • Analysis of potential contribution of community development to political development. Draft, undated
  • Community Development Research model, 1969
    • Cooperative, 1966-1967
    • The Development of the Colonial Small Community, 1953
    • Forward Look in Community Development, 1965-1966
    • Horn, Donna. Two papers on Community Development, 1965-1966
    • International Development Center, 1964-1965
    • Materials, 1956-1966
    • Valsan, E.H. Two papers on Community Development, 1963
    • Training for Basic Democracy in Pakistan, 1960
    • Dag Hammarskjold Conference, Denver (2 folders)
Box 11
  • Dag Hammarskjold Conference, Denver (cont.) (2 folders)
  • Division of Inter-American Activities in the United States, 1942 (2 folders)
  • Exchange of professional, scholarly and scientific persons. Princeton Conference, Dec. 2-4, 1954
  • Food and Agriculture Organization. Interviews, 1963-1964; notes, 1966-1967 (4 folders)
  • Government Organization for Foreign Relations (State Department), 1944-1946 (4 folders)
  • Human Rights, 1967-1968 (2 folders)
  • India, 1957, 1966 (2 folders)
  • International Development, 1975-1980
  • International Development Seminar, Honolulu, Aug. 9-Sept. 3, 1965 (9 folders)
Box 12
  • International Development Seminar, Honolulu, Aug. 9-Sept. 3, 1965 (2 folders)
  • International Education Program, 1965
  • International Labor Organization
    • Geneva, 1967 (2 folders)
    • Africa, 1966
    • Interviews, 1963
    • Inventory, 1966
    • Working Party Reports, 1964-1966
  • International Political Science Association, Brussels Conference, Sept. 18-23, 1967 (2 folders)
  • International Studies Association, 1971-1975 (4 folders)
  • Interregional Expert Meeting on Social Welfare Organization and Administration, Geneva, Aug. 7-18, 1967 (2 folders)
  • Interviews in relation to project, 19631965
  • Kabul University, 1972-1973 (2 folders)
  • Korean Trip, 1968 (4 folders)
  • Lagos Conference, 1971 (4 folders)
  • Land Reform, 1965-1968
  • Land Reform by Shaedal, 1965-1969
Box 13
  • League of Nations Association. Mid-West Office, 1936-1939 (4 folders)
  • London, 1963
  • Malaysia, 1964-1966
  • Moscow/Kiev, 1973 (3 folders)
  • Murphy Report (American Legion), 1955-1956 (2 folders)
  • Mutual and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Fulbright Act), 1960-1961
  • National Association for Foreign Students Affairs, 1973
  • Office of Civilian Defense
    • 1942-1943. General (2 folders)
    • Office of War Information, 1943 (3 folders)
    • Victory Speakers Directors Meeting, Mar. 12-13, 1943
  • Office of Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, 1941-1942 (4 folders)
Box 14
  • Pakistan trip, 1953
  • Pakistan, 1964-1966
  • Paris, 1963
  • Personnel potential, 1952
  • Philippines trip, 1953
  • Philippines, 1965-1966
  • Political and Economic Development Literature, 1962
  • Political Conditions in LDCs, 1975-1976
  • Political Development, various papers by Fraser, Haviland and Morse, 1966
  • Political Development Assistance by UN organizations, 1964-1972 (4 folders)
  • Rangoon Conference, Mar. 15-30, 1954 (2 folders)
  • Rome, 1967
  • Sweden, 1949
  • Thailand
    • Thammasat University, 1955-1959, 1963-1964 (3 folders)
    • Miscellaneous, 1966-1968
  • United Nations Research Institute on Social Development, Geneva, 1964-1966
  • United Nations Inventory and Direct Assistance, 1966
  • UNESCO, 1946-1977 (7 folders)
Box 15
  • UNESCO, 1946-1977 (cont.) (7 folders)
  • UNESCO Experts, 1951-1970
  • UNESCO Institute for Education, 1955
  • U.S. Advisory Commission on Education Exchange. 45th Meeting, 1960; 46th Meeting, 1960; 48th Meeting, 1961 (3 folders)
  • U.S. Relations to International Organization, 1944-1945
  • University of Michigan. Suggestions for Vandenberg Foreign Policy Center, 1951
  • Washington, 1966
  • World Bank, 1965
  • World Health Organization, 1963-1964

VIII. Writings

Arranged by: Writings by Laves, Speeches by Laves, and Writings by Others. Additional writings by Laves and others may be found in series IX. Printed

Writings by Laves.

Arranged alphabetically by title. Research and drafts of chapters for a book on international administration and cooperation completes this section.

Box 15
  • 14 Questions and Answers about UNESCO, 1954
  • Civil and Political Rights in the Context of Development Assistance, a paper prepared for the International Conference on Human Rights, 1968
  • Community Development and the development of capacity for self-government--the role of the United Nations, 1966
  • Give Joe Doakes a Chance. 1945
  • Impact of ECA [Economic Cooperative Administration], 1951 (2 folders)
  • International Administration. 1953 (2 folders)
  • The Organization and Conduct of United States Foreign Service. 1946
  • Problems of Administration of the "Foreign Service Act of 1946." 1946
  • The Reorganization of the Department of State. 1946
  • Report of the West Indies - South America Administrative Survey Group, submitted May 26, 1945. (2 folders)
  • The United Nations: Reorganizing the World's Governmental Institutions, 1945
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1971. For The Encyclopedia of Education
  • The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. "Statement prepared at the request of Mrs. Dana C. Backus for use as a forward for an issue of 'United Nations News for Women Broadcasters' a monthly radio clip-sheet," 1953
  • UNESCO: Center of Cultural Diplomacy, 1959. Chapter XX of Diplomacy in a Changing World, edited by Stephen D. Kertesz and M.A. Fitzsimmons (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1959). Page proofs
  • UNESCO: Purpose, Progress, Prospects (with Charles A. Thomson), 1957. Page proofs
  • The United StatesGerman Claims Settlement, 1925/26
  • Were in the UNO now, 1945
  • Miscellaneous writings by Laves
    • Reviews of books by other writers, 1958-1965
    • Notes on WHO, 1948
    • Writing projects. undated notes
    • Untitled. re: ...some major problems of governmental organization to be faced by the United States after the war..., 1946
  • International administration and cooperation book:
  • Box 16: Research
  • Box 17: Research
  • Box 18: Research
  • Box 19: Research
  • Box 20: Research (5 folders); Drafts of chapters (36 folders)
  • Box 21: Drafts of chapters
  • Box 22: Drafts of chapters (23 folders)
Speeches.

Includes press releases, radio interviews, and hearings in Congress. Arranged chronologically. A detailed list of the speeches is available in the Library.

  • Box 22:1936-1966 (16 folders)
  • Box 23: 1967-1968 (2 folders)

Writings by Others.

Arranged alphabetically by author

Box 23
  • LePawsky, Albert Agenda for International Training. 1962 (proof)
  • Lindesmith, Gertrude W. The Individual Needs and Adjustments of The Participant Graduate Student. 1967 (2 folders)
  • Schaffner, Joseph Halle, et al. Report (summary) of the Africa-Middle East Survey Group on the Administrative Level of the Foreign Service. Copy D. 1945
  • Silvert, Karl and Frank Bonilla. Education and the social meaning of Development. 1961
  • Van Vorys, Karl. [Pakistan] 1961
  • Warfield, Ethelbert, et al. Report of the European Administrative Survey Group. Copy D. 1945

IX. Printed

Arranged by materials written by or relating to Laves (writings, Congressional hearing testimonies, and programs and announcements for his speeches and lectures), miscellaneous reprints and articles by other writers, including writings by Laves' father Kurt Laves, and clippings.

Box 23
  • Laves, Walter Herman Carl
    • Writings, 1926-1952. Contains mostly journals and reprints from journals (14 folders)
Box 24
  • Laves, WHC
    • Writings, 1953-1975 (14 folders)
    • Congressional hearing testimonies, 1942-1957 (4 folders)
Box 25
  • Laves, WHC
    • Congressional hearing testimonies, 1958-1961 (2 folders)
    • Programs and announcements for speeches and lectures by WHCL (2 folders)
  • Writings by others
    • Laves, Kurt. Various papers, mostly relating to astronomy and memorial service programs (3 folders)
    • Pocket-sized copies: Covenant of the League of Nations, ca. 1930 and Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, undated
    • Miscellaneous writers, 1937-1964 (11 folders)
Box 26
  • Writings by others
    • Miscellaneous writers, 1965-1976 (4 folders)
  • Clippings concerning Laves
    • 1936-1974 (7 folders)
    • 1937-1938. Scrapbook
  • Clippings concerning miscellaneous topics, 1931-1971 (4 folders)

X. Memorabilia

Box 26
  • Realia
    • Thailand. Order of the Crown insignia. In blue velvet case
    • Thailand. Order of the White Elephant insignia. In red velvet case
    • Thailand. Two hand-made, replica Thai swords. ca. 7 inches in length. In light-blue and gold box.
    • Unidentified pin with crossed machetes
Box 27
  • Awards, citations, etc. Arranged chronologically
    • 1952, Nov. 12. Department of State. Appointment as U.S. representative and vice chairman of delegation, 7th Session of General Conference of UNESCO, Paris
    • 1958, Apr. 20. Indiana University Writers Conference Award for work on World Affairs by Indiana author: UNESCO: Purpose, Progress, Prospects, by Laves and Charles A. Thomas
    • 1964, Oct. 8. Indiana University sends felicitations...conveyed by Walter Laves to Thammasat University in Thailand
    • 1964, Oct. 8. Order of the Crown. Conferred by the King of Thailand. In English and Thai
    • 1964, Oct. 17. The President of the United States. Appointment as alternate representative to the 13th Session of UNESCO. Signed by Lyndon Johnson and Dean Rusk
    • 1968, Mar. 11. Order of the White Elephant. Conferred by the King of Thailand. In English and Thai. Accompanied by instructions for wearing the insignia
    • 1970, June 19. Indiana University, Century-And-A-Half Club
    • 1971, July 6. Department of State. Appointment as member of the U.S. Commission for UNESCO. Signed by William P. Rogers
    • 1972, May 2. Indiana University. Recognition of 18 years of service upon retirement from teaching
    • 1972, May 13. Indiana University. Membership in the Emeritus Club
    • 1973, June. University of Chicago, Emeritus Club. 50th anniversary of graduation
    • 1973, Nov. 17. U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. In appreciation as vice-chairman
    • 1974, Mar. 20. International Society for Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Interchanges. First annual award
    • 1974, May 17. International Studies Association. In appreciation for support in Take-The-Pledge Campaign
    • 1975, June 20. Indiana University, Mini-University. In appreciation for having taught courses
    • 1975, June 25. Indiana University, Mini-University. In appreciation for having taught courses
    • undated. Encyclopedia Britannica. Welcomes Laves as one of its contributors
  • Miscellaneous
Box 27: folio
  • Dag Hammarskjold. Black and white stylized print by Olav S. Matheisen. ca 1961. 4 copies
Box 28: folio
  • Temple rubbing from Thailand. Black on rice paper

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