Register of the James (Daniel) Papers, 1953-1969

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University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the James (Daniel) Papers, 1953-1969

Collection number: Mss69

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Holt Atherton staff; rev. by Don Walker
Date Completed:
December 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: James (Daniel) Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1953-1969
Collection number: Mss69
Creator: Daniel James
Extent: 54 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James (Daniel) Papers, Mss69, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

James, Daniel (b. 1914)
Guevara, Ernesto "Che"
Lopes Mateos, Adolfo
Castro, Fidel
Diaz Ordaz, Gustavo

subject

Communism -Latin America
Business and politics -Latin America
Labor -Latin America
Business and politics -Brazil
Labor -Brazil
Communism -Guyana
Latin America -Economic conditions
Argentina -Politics and government
Bolivia -Politics and government
Guyana -Politics and government
Central America -Politics and government
Chile -Politics and government
Cuba -Politics and government
Dominican Republic -Politics and government
Guatemala -Politics and government
United States -Foreign relations
Mexico -Politics and government
Panama -Politics and government
Peru -Politics and government
Venezuela -Politics and government

Biography

Free-lance American journalist, Daniel James (b. 1914), covered Latin America during the Cold War years. His writings reflect two themes: 1) that the region had become a primary target for Soviet aggression against interests of the United States; and, 2) that American policies had failed to reflect the importance of the region to the United States. The author of hundreds of columns, articles and at least four books on these topics, including: "Red design for the Americas: Guatemala prelude" (1954), James first went to Latin America in 1953. He described Communist activity in Guatemala and in British Guiana in articles published in that year. James continued to publish articles reflecting his favorite themes in "Harper's," "The Saturday Evening Post," and the "London Observer." Later, he prepared a study of U.S. business activities in Mexico for the United States Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico (1956). From 1955 through 1967 Daniel James was a syndicated columnist for the Hearst Newspapers and SPADEA, publishing his views under the title: "Dateline Latin America." During the 1960s he published: "Cuba: the first Soviet satellite in the Americas" (1961); "Mexico and the Americas" (1963); and, "Che Guevara; A biography" (1969), the last written with the aid of diaries found when their author was killed while trying to start a Communist revolution in Bolivia (1967). Subsequently, James was for four years a tourism director in Mexico City (1974-1978). After 1987 he operated the Mexico-United States Institute in Washington, D.C.

Scope and Content

The Daniel James Collection contains James' correspondence, notes and drafts (1953-1969), including most of his "Dateline Latin America" columns and an unpublished work titled "Communism in Mexico." The collection also contains information files on Latin America and individual Latin American nations (1953-1969) made up of clippings, pamphlets and other similar materials, many of them in Spanish. The bulk of these files is devoted to Cuba and to Mexico.

Container List

 

SERIES I: DANIEL JAMES' WRITINGS

 

BOX 1: JAMES BIOGRAPHY; NOTES & DRAFTS: Trujillo, Cuba [26 folders]

 

BOX 2: CORRESPONDENCE; NOTES & DRAFTS: Mexico; Central America articles for SPADEA, 1955-1956 [34 folders]

 

BOX 3: NOTES & DRAFTS: "DATELINE LATIN AMERICA" articles for HEARST, 1961-1964 [12 folders]

 

BOX 4: NOTES & DRAFTS: "DATELINE LATIN AMERICA" articles for HEARST, 1965-1968; CLIPPINGS of articles for SPADEA, 1957-1960 [26 folders]

 

BOX 5: CLIPPINGS: "DATELINE LATIN AMERICA" articles for HEARST, 1960-1967 [16 folders]

 

SERIES II: LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS INFORMATION FILES [N.B.---Since these files consist primarily of clippings the latter are not indicated; pamphlets, notes and drafts are noted where present]

 

BOX 1: ARGENTINA---GENERAL, 1956-1962; COMMUNISM, 1953-1955 [6 folders]

 

BOX 2: ARGENTINA---GENERAL, 1963-1964 [2 folders]

 

BOX 3: ARGENTINA---GENERAL, 1965-1967 [4 folders; incl. return of Peron; dispute with Chile]

 

BOX 4: BOLIVIA---GENERAL, 1956-1966 [5 folders]

 

BOX 5: BOLIVIA---GENERAL, 1967-1969 [5 folders; incl. Debray trial, 1967]

 

BOX 6: BRAZIL---GENERAL, 1956-1962 [6 folders; incl. Varig air crash, 1962]

 

BOX 7: BRAZIL---GENERAL, 1963-1964 [5 folders; incl. Revolution, 1963-1964]

 

BOX 8: BRAZIL---GENERAL, 1965-1969 [5 folders; incl. relations w/ Uruguay, 1965]

 

BOX 9: BRITISH GUIANA & CARIBBEAN---GENERAL, 1956-1967 [14 folders; incl. Barbados; British West Indies; Communism; Jamaica; Puerto Rico]

 

BOX 10: CENTRAL AMERICA---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, 1955-1967 [20 folders; incl. General; El Salvador; Nicaragua; Panama]

 

BOX 11: CENTRAL AMERICA---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, 1956-1967 [10 folders; incl. Belize, 1964; Costa Rica; Honduras; Communism; Defense]

 

BOX 12: CHILE---GENERAL, 1956-1964 [5 folders]

 

BOX 13: CHILE---GENERAL, 1965-1969 [4 folders]

 

BOX 14: COLOMBIA---GENERAL, 1956-1964 [5 folders]

 

BOX 15: COLOMBIA---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, 1965-1969 [5 folders; incl. guerrillas]

 

BOX 16: CUBA---GENERAL, 1953-1958 [32 folders]

 

BOX 17: CUBA---GENERAL, Jan-Aug 1959 [26 folders]

 

BOX 18: CUBA---GENERAL, Sep-Dec 1959 [11 folders]

 

BOX 19: CUBA---GENERAL, Jan-May 1960 [17 folders]

 

BOX 20: CUBA---GENERAL, Jun-Sep 1960 [20 folders]

 

BOX 21: CUBA---GENERAL, Oct-Dec 1960 [14 folders]

 

BOX 22: CUBA---GENERAL, Jan-Apr 1961 [19 folders]

 

BOX 23: CUBA---GENERAL, May-Aug 1961 [14 folders]

 

BOX 24: CUBA---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, Sep-Dec 1961 [11 folders; incl. misc. US publications on Castro]

 

BOX 25: CUBA---GENERAL, Jan-Dec 1962 [14 folders; incl. US blockade, fall 1962]

 

BOX 26: CUBA---CORRESP., DOCUMENTS & CLIPPINGS, 1963 [13 folders; incl. blockade; economic conditions]

 

BOX 27: CUBA---GENERAL, Jan-Aug 1963 [7 folders; incl. Cuban exiles]

 

BOX 28: CUBA---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, Sep-Dec 1963 [11 folders; incl. air traffic]

 

BOX 29: CUBA, 1962-1963

 

29.1-Castro speeches & official stmts.

 

29.2-Cuba & the OAS

 

29.3-Prisoners: Playa Giron

 

BOX 30: CUBA---GENERAL, 1964 [14 folders; incl. missiles; trade]

 

BOX 31: CUBA---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, 1964-1965 [18 folders; incl. Juana and Tesoro Castro]

 

BOX 32: CUBA---GENERAL, 1966 [7 folders; incl. relations with China; Che Guevara]

 

BOX 33: CUBA---ANTI-CASTRO LETTERS; PAMPHLETS; FRD DOCUMENTS; MAPS [8 folders]

 

BOX 34: CUBA---BIOGRAPHIES & INTERVIEWS [5 folders; incl. "Cuban Personal Account Series" transcripts; 5 reel-to-reel tapes; individual transcripts of Justo Carrillo, Jose Alvarez Diaz, Marco Antonio Hirigoyen and others]

 

BOX 35: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, 1953-1958 [6 folders]

 

BOX 36: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC---DOCUMENTS & CLIPPINGS, 1959-1962 [7 folders; incl. Trujillo's murder, 1961; Elections, Dec 1962]

 

BOX 37: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, 1963-1964 [4 folders; incl. Pres. Bosch inauguration; Daniel James visit]

 

BOX 38: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC---REVOLUTION, Apr-Jun 1965 [5 folders]

 

BOX 39: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC---REVOLUTION, Jul-Dec 1965 [7 folders; incl. maps and documents]

 

BOX 40: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC---GENERAL, 1966-1969

 

BOX 41: ECUADOR; GUATEMALA---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, 1953-1967 [9 folders; chiefly Guatemala, incl. Castillo Armas murder, 1957]

 

BOX 42: MEXICO---AGRICULTURE---PAMPHLETS & CLIPPINGS [11 folders; incl. coffee, corn, cotton, ejidales, forestry, land invasion, milk, wheat]

 

BOX 43: MEXICO---AGRICULTURE---GENERAL, 1959-1967 [7 folders; incl. agrarian reform; campesinos; cattle; fishing]

 

BOX 44: MEXICO---COMMUNISM: SOURCE MATERIAL [unfoldered; incl. NY Times bibliography, 1919-1961]

 

BOX 45: MEXICO---COMMUNISM: RELATIONS w/ COMMUNIST NATIONS, 1959-1966 [13 folders]

 

BOX 46: MEXICO---COMMUNISM: "COMMUNISM IN MEXICO" [dj?] NOTES, 1954-1958 [8 folders]

 

BOX 47: MEXICO---COMMUNISM---PAMPHLETS & CLIPPINGS [10 folders; incl. strikes; relations w/ Cuba, 1958-1963]

 

BOX 48: MEXICO---COMMUNISM: "COMMUNISM IN MEXICO" [dj?] NOTES & BIBLIOGRAPHY; PAMPHLETS [3 folders]

 

BOX 49: MEXICO---COMMUNISM: SOURCE MATERIAL [unfoldered; incl. photostats of NY Times articles listed in Box 44 bibliography]

 

BOX 50: MEXICO---COMMUNISM [6 folders; incl. Mexican Communist parties; Trotsky's murder]

 

BOX 51: MEXICO---CULTURE: ARTISTS; FUNDING; WRITERS [6 folders]

 

BOX 52: MEXICO---CULTURE: ARCHEOLOGY; CINEMA; CUSTOMS [8 folders]

 

BOX 53: MEXICO---ECONOMY: NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS [10 folders; incl. banking & finance; loans; national debt]

 

BOX 54: MEXICO---ECONOMY---GENERAL, 1953-1967 [7 folders]

 

BOX 55: MEXICO---ECONOMY, 1957-1963 [9 folders; incl. foreign investment; planning; profit sharing; state intervention]

 

BOX 56: MEXICO---ECONOMY---TRADE W/ SPECIFIC NATIONS [17 folders; incl. Caribbean nations; Central American nations; Czechoslovakia; Japan; Germany; United Arab Republic]

 

BOX 57: MEXICO---EDUCATION, 1956-1966 [7 folders; incl. agitation; teachers; University of the Americas; University of Morelia]

 

BOX 58: MEXICO---EDUCATION---STUDENTS, 1968 [7 folders]

 

BOX 59: MEXICO---FOREIGN RELATIONS---W/ USA, 1957-1966 [13 folders]

 

BOX 60: MEXICO---FOREIGN RELATIONS---BRACERO PROGRAM, 1953-1964 [4 folders; incl. US/Mexico border]

 

BOX 61: MEXICO---FOREIGN RELATIONS---W/ USA, 1961-1963 [12 folders; incl. Kennedy & Mexico; Ambassador Robert C. Hill; Chester Bowles visit, 1961]

 

BOX 62: MEXICO---FOREIGN RELATIONS---W/ LATIN AMERICA [13 folders; incl. Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras]

 

BOX 63: MEXICO---FOREIGN RELATIONS---W/ EUROPEAN NATIONS [12 folders; incl. De Gaulle visit, 1964; Italy; Spain; United Nations]

 

BOX 64: MEXICO---FOREIGN RELATIONS---W/ USA, 1964-1966 [15 folders; incl. Nixon visit, 1965; segregation in US; Johnson & Mexico; Mexicans in the US]

 

BOX 65: MEXICO---GOVERNMENT, A-J [12 folders; incl. bonds; border program; Congress; defense; floods & irrigation; judiciary]

 

BOX 66: MEXICO---GOVERNMENT, L-Z [8 folders; incl. police; public works; stability; taxes]

 

BOX 67: MEXICO---HISTORY---GENERAL [6 folders]

 

BOX 68: MEXICO---HISTORY [8 folders; incl. demography; British; Cinco de Mayo]

 

BOX 69: MEXICO---INDUSTRY [5 folders]

 

BOX 70: MEXICO---LABOR [7 folders; incl. doctors; electricians; unions; Demetrio Vallejo]

 

BOX 71: MEXICO---MINES & MINERAL RESOURCES: NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS [7 folders; incl. copper, gas; lead & zinc; petroleum]

 

BOX 72: MEXICO---MINES & MINERAL RESOURCES [7 folders; incl. petroleum; silver; sulphur]

 

BOX 73: MEXICO---NATIONALISM; POLITICAL PARTIES [9 folders; incl. congressional elections; electoral reform, 1962; nationalization of industries]

 

BOX 74: MEXICO---POLITICAL PARTIES [8 folders; incl. PAN; PDC; PNR; PRI; UNS; Celestino Gasca]

 

BOX 75: MEXICO---POPULATION

 

75.1-Health & sanitation

 

75.2-Housing

 

75.3-Indians

 

75.4-Social Justice

 

75.5-Social Security

 

75.6-Standard of living

 

75.7-Statistics

 

BOX 76: MEXICO---PRESIDENTS---GENERAL [11 folders; incl. campaigns; opinions; press stmts., 1957-1964; ex-Presidents]

 

BOX 77: MEXICO---PRESIDENTS: ADOLFO LOPEZ MATEOS [4 folders]

 

BOX 78: MEXICO---PRESIDENTS: LOPEZ MATEOS; RUIZ CORTINEZ; ALEMAN; CARDENAS [9 folders]

 

BOX 79: MEXICO---PRESIDENTS: DIAZ ORDAZ, 1963-1965 [7 folders]

 

BOX 80: MEXICO---PRESIDENTS: DIAZ ORDAZ, 1965-1966 [8 folders]

 

BOX 81: MEXICO---PRESS [4 folders; incl. foreign press]

 

BOX 82: MEXICO---STATES, A-N [13 folders]

 

BOX 83: MEXICO---STATES, P-Z [10 folders]

 

BOX 84: MEXICO---TRANSPORTATION [7 folders]

 

BOX 85: MEXICO---MISCELLANY [8 folders; incl. electricity; Tehauntepec Canal; tourism]

 

BOX 86: PANAMA; PERU; URUGUAY---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, 1962-1968 [7 folders; chiefly Panama, incl. DJ visit, Jan 1965]

 

BOX 87: VENEZUELA---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, 1961-1969 [13 folders]

 

SERIES III: GENERAL FILES ON LATIN AMERICA AS A WHOLE

 

BOX 1: GENERALITIES; COMMUNISM, 1953-1959---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS, [25 folders; incl. agriculture; arms; influence of Communist nations]

 

BOX 2: COMMUNISM, 1960-1965 [12 folders]

 

BOX 3: COMMUNISM: GUERRILLA WARFARE, 1960-1969 [10 folders]

 

BOX 4: COMMUNISM---NOTES, DRAFTS & CLIPPINGS [8 folders; incl. Tricontinental Conference, 1965-1967]

 

BOX 5: COMMUNISM, 1965-1967 [11 folders]

 

BOX 6: ECONOMICS; FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1961 [12 folders; incl. Common Market; Fulbright; Goldwater; investment]

 

BOX 7: FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1961-1964 [10 folders; incl. Pres. Johnson; Robert Kennedy; Richard Nixon]

 

BOX 8: FOREIGN RELATIONS: ALIANZA POR PROGRESO [7 folders]

 

BOX 9: FOREIGN RELATIONS [19 folders; incl. cultural relations; Food for Peace; loans; military aid; USIA]

 

BOX 10: FOREIGN RELATIONS---GENERAL, 1952-1962 [5 folders]

 

BOX 11: FOREIGN RELATIONS---GENERAL, 1963-1965 [4 folders]

 

BOX 12: FOREIGN RELATIONS: ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES, 1958-1962 [9 folders]

 

BOX 13: FOREIGN RELATIONS: ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES, 1963-1965 [5 folders]

 

BOX 14: FOREIGN RELATIONS: ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES, 1966-1967 [4 folders]

 

BOX 15: FOREIGN RELATIONS: W/ VARIOUS NATIONS [17 folders; incl. Germany; Great Britain; Italy; Japan, etc.]

 

BOX 16: LABOR; MILITARY; NEUTRALITY; MINES & MINERAL RESOURCES [9 folders]