Register of the Hernán Cubillos Sallato Papers

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Register of the Hernán Cubillos Sallato papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
David Jacobs
Date Completed:
2011
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record and Microsoft Word file by David Sun and Elizabeth Phillips.
© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Hernán Cubillos Sallato papers
Dates: 1978-1992
Collection Number: 92016
Creator: Cubillos Sallato, Hernán, 1936-
Collection Size: 5 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The papers document several aspects of the Pinochet era in Chilean politics. Cubillos Sallato's tenure as Chilean foreign minister included negotiations between Argentina and Chile after a severe dispute developed between the two countries over the Beagle Channel. An end to the conflict, which verged at times on warfare, was mediated by Pope John Paul II. Cubillo Sallato's position as cabinet minister meant that he was also near the center of decision making on other matters under Pinochet, including the wholesale adoption of free market economic principles. In doing so, the Chilean government followed policies prescribed by Milton Friedman and his fellow economists on the faculty of the University of Chicago. Cubillo Sallato played an important role in fostering this process, and knew many of the key players.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: In In English and Spanish

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hernán Cubillos Sallato papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1992.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Related Materials

Chicago boys and Latin American market reformers collection, Hoover Institution Archives
William R. Ratliff papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Chilean subject collection, Hoover Institution Archives

Separated Materials

Five sound recordings, including a series of interviews with Cubillos Sallato conducted by William Ratliff and a lecture by Cubillos Sallato, were transferred in 2011 to the Chicago boys and Latin American market reformers collection.

Biographical Note

1936 February 25 Born, Viña del Mar, Chile
1953 Graduate, Escuela Naval "Arturo Prat," Valparaíso, Chile
1953-1961 Officer, Chilean Navy
1963-1974 Executive and then president of El Mercurio publishing company, Santiago, Chile
1978-1980 Foreign minister of Chile
1980-1991 Chairman of the board, Empresas CCT S.A., Santiago, Chile
2001 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers document several aspects of the Pinochet era in Chilean politics. Cubillos Sallato's tenure as Chilean foreign minister included negotiations between Argentina and Chile after a severe dispute developed between the two countries over the Beagle Channel. An end to the conflict, which verged at times on warfare, was mediated by Pope John Paul II. Cubillos Sallato's position as cabinet minister meant that he was also near the center of decision making on other matters under Pinochet, including the wholesale adoption of free market economic principles. In doing so, the Chilean government followed policies largely inspired by the ideas of Milton Friedman, Arnold Harberger, and other University of Chicago economists. Cubillos Sallato played an important role in fostering this process, and knew many of the key players.
Cubillos Sallato's time as foreign minister is amply documented in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs file, which consists of bound volumes of clippings that are arranged chronologically. These extensive volumes were produced for Cubillos Sallato by foreign ministry staff.
The Speeches and Writings series, while small, documents Cubillos Sallato's views on foreign policy and economics, and revisits a number of episodes that defined his government career. The Correspondence includes an important letter to Cubillos Sallato from Friedman, one in which Friedman gives his full endorsement to the economic program implemented by Pinochet and his government, and highlights the contributions of the so-called "Chicago Boys" (economists trained at the University of Chicago) to that program. The Reports series also contains detailed information on Chilean politics and economic affairs during the Pinochet era and the transition to democracy undertaken in 1989-1990.
The Subject file contains materials relating to the above subjects, but some of these paint a more nuanced picture of Cubillos Sallato's views on the Pinochet years. In particular, the materials on the case of Orlando Letelier show that Cubillos Sallato did consider this to be a case involving the assassination of an opponent to Pinochet, and as such was to be condemned. The file also contains some background materials on the Beagle Channel dispute.
A fuller picture of the contribution of Cubillos Sallato to the economic policies of the Pinochet government can be found in The Chicago boys and Latin American market reformers collection in the Hoover Institution Archives. This collection also contains sound recordings of interviews with Cubillos Sallato that were originally part of his papers.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Chile--Foreign relations.
Chile--Politics and government--1973-
Chile--Economic conditions.
Statesmen--Chile.


Box: 1

Biographical file, 1980-1988.

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings and program
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Clippings, 1980-1988

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Program, 1984

Box: 1

Correspondence, 1984-1992.

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters and enclosures, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Escámez, Alfonso, 1984

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Friedman, Milton, 1992

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Lagos Escobar, Ricardo, 1992

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Pfeffermann, Guy, 1992

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Raisian, John, 1991

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Ratliff, William, 1984-1992.

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy of notes on Beagle Channel dispute with Argentina
Box: 1

Speeches and Writings, 1980-1991.

Scope and Content Note

Contains speeches, seminar presentation, transcript of television interview, and notes, arranged chronologically
Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Speech on foreign affairs, Escuela de Negocios Adolfo Ibañez, Santiago, Chile, 1980 March

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

"Alguna consecuencias politicas para Iberoamerica por la crisis financiera internacional," seminar presentation, Santander, Spain, 1984 July 2

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

"Ideas on Possible Solutions for Latin American Countries, Toward the End of the Twentieth Century," 1985

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

"Vida civica en Chile hacia fines del siglo viente," 1987 June 12

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

"El desafio de votar," speech, 1987 August 13

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Notes on Chilean politics and foreign policy, 1988

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Transcript of interview on Chilean television, 1988 June 13

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Notes made in preparation for a television interview, 1988 June

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

"Una nueva vision internacional de Chile," 1991

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

"El tratado de paz y amistad de 1984," 1991

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Notes for lecture, Santiago, Chile, 1991 April 3

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

Notes for lecture on Chilean foreign policy, Academia de Guerra Naval, Valparaiso, Chile, 1991 April 18

Box: 1-2

Ministry of Foreign Affairs file, 1978-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Bound volumes of press clippings relating to Hernán Cubillos Sallato's tenure as Chilean foreign minister compiled by the ministry, arranged chronologically
Box: 1

1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

April-August

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

September-December

Box: 2

1979

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

January-March

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

April-June

Box: 3

Reports relating to Chilean politics and the Chilean economy, 1986-1992.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically
Box/Folder: 3 : 2

1986-1987

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

1988

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

1990-1991

Box/Folder: 3 : 5-6

1992

Box: 4

Writings by others, 1987-1990.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of author
Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Arriagada Herrera, Genaro, 1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Ortiz Quiroga, Luis, 1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Ratliff, William, 1989-1990

Box: 4-5

Subject file, 1980-1993.

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings, pamphlets, and reports, largely relating to Chile, and arranged alphabetically by subject
Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Abrams, Elliott, 1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Beagle Channel (Argentina and Chile), 1989-1993

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Chile-Armed forces, 1983-1989

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Chile-Economic policy, 1982-1992

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Chile-Education, 1982

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Chile-Foreign relations, 1985-1993

Box: 4

Chile-Politics and government, 1980-1992

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

1980-1985

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

1987-1988

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

1989

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

1992

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

Chile-Social conditions, 1986-1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 16

Friedman, Milton, 1982

Box/Folder: 4 : 17

Globalization, 1992

Box/Folder: 4 : 18

Human rights-Chile, 1992

Box/Folder: 4 : 19

Justice, Administration of-Chile, 1982-1988

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Landau, George W., 1982

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Latin America, 1987-1992

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Letelier, Orlando, 1987-1988

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Pensions-Latin America, 1981-1992

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Pinochet, Augusto, 1986-1992

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Police-Chile, 1985

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Smith-Pencavel, Louise, 1982

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Theberge, James D., 1988

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

United States-Foreign relations-Chile, 1983-1985

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

United States-Foreign relations-Latin America, 1985

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1993

Box: 5

Miscellany, 1980-1992.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photograph and printed matter, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder: 5 : 12

Photograph depicting George W. Landau, 1980

Box/Folder: 5 :

Printed matter, 1980-1992

Box/Folder: 5 : 13

Election materials, 1985-1989

Box/Folder: 5 : 14

Monograph on Chilean legal system under the presidency of Salvador Allende, 1980

Box/Folder: 5 : 15-27

Serial issues and bulletins relating to Chile, 1984-1992