Register of the Hernán Cubillos Sallato papers

Finding aid prepared by David Jacobs
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Title: Hernán Cubillos Sallato papers
Date (inclusive): 1923-2009
Collection Number: 92016
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Materials: Spanish and English
Physical Description: 19 manuscript boxes, 2 oversized boxes (9.8 linear feet)
Abstract: The papers of Hernán Cubillos Sallato 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. He also played a key role as manager of El Mercurio and all its holdings during the Allende period.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Cubillos Sallato, Hernán, 1936-2001

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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

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Biographical Note

1936 February 25 Born, Viña del Mar, Chile
1946-1949 Attended Oratory Preparatory School, Bournemouth, England
1953 Attended Escuela Naval "Arturo Prat," Valparaíso, Chile, graduating as a naval officer
1953-1961 Officer, Chilean Navy; traveled extensively, including sailing on the training ship Esmeralda
1962-1974 Served as executive and then president of El Mercurio publishing company, Santiago, Chile Studied journalism at Columbia University; served as Director of the Interamerican Press Association
1978-1980 Served as Foreign Minister of Chile and played a key role in the resolution, with the mediation of the Vatican, of a dispute with Argentina over the Beagle Channel
2001 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers Hernán Cubillos Sallato 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. He also played a key role as manager of El Mercurio.
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 Milton Friedman, 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 to 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. 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.

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.

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chile--Economic conditions.
Chile--Foreign relations.
Chile--Politics and government--1973-
Statesmen--Chile.

Box 1

Biographical File, 1980-1988

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Clippings, 1980-1988

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Program, 1984

Box 1

Correspondence, 1984-1992

Scope and Contents 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 Contents note

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

Speeches and Writings, 1980-1991

Scope and Contents 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 : 16

Notes made in preparation for a television interview, 1988 June

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Transcript of interview on Chilean television, 1988 June 13

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 1-3

Ministry of Foreign Affairs file, 1978-1979

Scope and Contents note

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

1978

Box/Folder 1 : 21

April-August

Box/Folder 2 : 1

September-December

 

1979

Box/Folder 2 : 2

January-March

Box/Folder 3 : 1

April-June

Box 3

Reports, 1986-1992

Scope and Contents note

Relating to Chilean politics and the Chilean economy. 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 Contents 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 Contents 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

 

Chile, 1980-1992

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Armed forces, 1983-1989

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Economic policy, 1982-1992

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Education, 1982

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Foreign relations, 1985-1993

Box/Folder 4 : 18

Human rights, 1992

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Police, 1985

Box 4

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 : 19

Justice Administration, 1982-1988

Box/Folder 4 : 15

Social conditions, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 5 : 9

United States - Foreign relations, 1983-1985

Box/Folder 4 : 16

Friedman, Milton, 1982

Box/Folder 4 : 17

Globalization, 1992

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 : 7

Smith-Pencavel, Louise, 1982

Box/Folder 5 : 8

Theberge, James D., 1988

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 Contents 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

Boxes 6-21

2014 Incremental Materials, 1923-2009

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, scrapbooks, and clippings.
Box/Folder 6 : 1

Indice Archivo Rojo 1

Box/Folder 6 : 2-4

Correspondence, 1990-1992

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Correspondence, 1989

Box/Folder 6 : 6-8

Clippings and correspondence, 1979-1980

Box/Folder 7 : 1-2

Clippings and correspondence, 1973-1976

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Clippings and correspondence, 1950-1972

Box/Folder 7 : 4-5

Fotografías y artículos de prensa: Visita oficial a Chile del excelentísimo Señor Sunaro Sonoda, Ministerio de R.R.E.E. Japón, 1979

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Indice Archivo Rojo 2

Box/Folder 7 : 7-9

Memorias, 1982-1986

Box/Folder 8 : 1-2

Memorias, 1977-1981

Box/Folder 8 : 3-5

Recortes de prensa, 1978 April 15 - June 2

Box/Folder 8 : 6-7

Memorias canciller, 1978

Box/Folder 9 : 1-3

Memorias, 1986-1990

Box/Folder 9 : 4

Indice Archivos 3

Box/Folder 9 : 5

Tomo empastado azul con información de prensa, 1980 January - April 6

Box/Folder 10 : 1

Tomo IV empastado azul con información de prensa, 1979 October - December

Box/Folder 10 : 2

Tomo III empastado azul con información de prensa, 1979 July - September

Box/Folder 11 : 1

Tomo empastado azul con información de prensa, 1980-1993

Box/Folder 11 : 2

Visita de vicepresidente de Costa Rica Rodrigo Altmann Ortiz y Sra. Gabriela Echeverria de Altmann, 1979

Scope and Contents note

Contains photo album.
Box/Folder 11 : 3-5

Recortes de prensa de visita de vicepresidente de Costa Rica Rodrigo Altmann Ortiz y Sra. Gabriela Echeverria de Altmann, 1979

Scope and Contents note

Contains scrap book.
Box/Folder 11 : 6

Album fotos de visita de ministro de R.R.E.E. Uruguay Adolfo Folle Martinez, 1979

Box/Folder 12 : 1

Archivo recortes de prensa de visita de ministro de R.R.E.E. Uruguay Adolfo Folle Martinez, 1979

Box/Folder 12 : 2

Album fotos de visita de ministro de R.R.E.E. Peru José de la Puente Radbill y Sra., 1978

Box/Folder 12 : 3

Archivo recortes de prensa visita ministro de R.R.E.E. Peru José de la Puente Radbill y Sra., 1978

Box/Folder 12 : 4

Indice Varios Archivos 4

Box/Folder 12 : 5-7

Archivador rojo memorias, 1973

Box/Folder 12 : 8

Correspondence, 1989-1993

Box/Folder 12 : 9

Cubichete writings, 1956

Box/Folder 12 : 10

Cubichete clippings, 1956

Box/Folder 13 : 1

El club de yates "Viña del Mar," 1959

Box/Folder 13 : 2

Notes, memos, and articles, 1978-1989

Box/Folder 13 : 3

Correspondence, 1980-2000

Box/Folder 13 : 4

Correspondence and articles, 1994-1995

Box/Folder 13 : 5-6

Writings, 1958-1960

Box/Folder 13 : 7

Indice Archivos 5

Box/Folder 13 : 8

Blue scrapbook, 1988-1990

Box/Folder 13 : 9

Blue scrapbook, 1960-1988

Box/Folder 14 : 1

Blue scrapbook, 1923-1973

Box/Folder 14 : 2

Blue scrapbook, 1983-1986

Box/Folder 15 : 1

Blue scrapbook, 1978-1980

Box/Folder 15 : 2

Blue scrapbook, 1980-1982

Box/Folder 16 : 1

Blue scrapbook, 1974-1979

Box/Folder 16 : 2

Rendiciones de cuentas, 1978-1979

Box/Folder 16 : 3

Sailing team documents, 1986

Box/Folder 16 : 4-5

"Bitacora de un marino" by Angelica Arndt, 1978

Box/Folder 17 : 1

Photo album, offical visit to Peru, 1978

Box/Folder 17 : 2

Indice Archivos 6

Box/Folder 17 : 3-5

Miscellaneous materials, "El Mercurio #1," 1970-1973

Box/Folder 17 : 6-7

Miscellaneous materials, "El Mercurio #2," 1971-1974

Box/Folder 18 : 1-3

Miscellaneous materials, "El Mercurio #3," 1971-1974

Box/Folder 18 : 4

Photo album, official visit to China, 1978

Box/Folder 18 : 5

Correspondence and clippings, 1950-1972

Box/Folder 19 : 1

Official documents, 1976-1983

Box/Folder 19 : 2

Memos, correspondence, and clippings, 1978-1979

Scope and Contents note

Includes one CD with files.
Box/Folder 19 : 3

Correspondence, 1980-1989

Box/Folder 19 : 4

Correspondence and writings, 1990-2009

Box/Folder 19 : 5

Correspondence and clippings, 1959-1992

Box/Folder 19 : 6

Correspondence and writings, 1973

Box/Folder 20

Spanish newspapers, 1980-2008

Box/Folder 21

Personal scrapbooks, 1950-1954