Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Register of the Frances E. Willis Papers, 1906-1983.
No online items No online items       Request items ↗
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (158.59 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frances E. Willis Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1983
    Collection Number: 84031
    Creator: Willis, Frances E.
    Collection Size: 39 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 3 album boxes, 35 envelopes, memorabilia (18.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, memoranda, reports, bulletins, printed matter, and photographs, relating to post-World War II American foreign policy, especially in Switzerland, Norway, and Ceylon.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frances E. Willis Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984.


    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.

    Access Points

    United States. Dept. of State.
    Norway--Foreign relations--United States.
    Sri Lanka.
    Sri Lanka--Foreign relations--United States.
    Switzerland--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Foreign relations--Norway.
    United States--Foreign relations--Sri Lanka.
    United States--Foreign relations--Switzerland.
    Diplomats--United States.

    Biographical Note

    1899, May 20 Born, Metropolis, Illinois
    1916-1917 University of Redlands
    1917-1920 B.A., History, Stanford University
    1920-1921 Graduate work, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
    1923 Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University
    1923-1924 Instructor, History, Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland
    1924-1927 Assistant Professor, Political Science, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
    1927 Foreign Service Exam Vice-Consul, Valparaiso, Chile
    1931, January Vice-Consul, Santiago, Chile
    1931, December Third Secretary, Stockholm, Sweden
    1934-1940 Third Secretary, Brussels, Belgium Second Secretary, Luxembourg
    1940-1944 Second Secretary, Madrid, Spain First Secretary, Madrid, Spain Consul, Madrid, Spain
    1944-1947 Assistant to the Undersecretary of State, Washington, D.C.
    1947-1951 First Secretary and Consul, London, England
    1951-1953 Counselor of Legation, Helsinki, Finland
    1953-1957 Ambassador to Switzerland
    1955 Appointed Career Minister
    1957-1961 Ambassador to Norway
    1962 Appointed Career Ambassador
    1961-1964 Ambassador to Sri Lanka
    1964, November 5 Retirement
    1983, July 20 Died, Redlands, California