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John Tuthill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.03

Scope and Contents

Papers of John Wills Tuthill, a United States 20th century diplomat. The collection includes papers from Tuthill's years as a student and professor, his State Department career, his private career with international organizations and his retirement years.  He held many positions within the State Department, mostly in Germany and Europe, with his final posting as Ambassador to Brazil. As a private citizen, he was Director of the Atlantic Institute, President of the Salzburg Seminar, and Director of the American Austrian Foundation. Papers include correspondence, reports, photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, and publications by Tuthill and others with associated research. Personal corrrespondence and material are also included.

Dates

  • 1933-1998

Creator

Language of Materials

English French German Spanish;Castilian Portuguese

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Class of 1932 College of William and Mary, Ambassador to Brazil and one of the leaders in the 1969 Salzburg Global Seminar.

Excerpts from New York Times obituary:

John W. Tuthill, who served as United States Ambassador to the European Economic Community and to Brazil, died on Sept. 9 in a Washington hospital. He was 85 and lived in Washington.

Mr. Tuthill, a highly regarded career diplomat, was Ambassador to the European Economic Community from 1962 to 1966. In 1964 he issued a warning in a speech to American businessmen visiting Brussels.

Europeans, Mr. Tuthill told them, feared that American business was so powerful that it would eventually change Europe's way of life.

Born in Montclair, N.J., he graduated from the College of William and Mary and received graduate degrees from Harvard and New York University. His diplomatic career extended from 1940 to 1969.

His memoir, ''Some Things to Some Men: Serving in the Foreign Service,'' is to be published by Minerva Press. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: . Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Administrative History: John W. Tuthill worked for the Department of State from 1940 to 1969 in various positions, beginning as Vice Consul, Windsor, Canada.  Most of his later positions were in Germany and Europe where he was involved with the repair of the European economy after World War II. He also served in positions that dealt with ongoing American concerns in Europe. His final posting was as Ambassador to Brazil.  As a private citizen, he was Director of the Atlantic Institute, President of the Salzburg Seminar, and Director of the American Austrian Foundation. He also taught at North Eastern University and John Hopkins.

Administrative History:

John W. Tuthill worked for the Department of State from 1940 to 1969 in various positions, beginning as Vice Consul, Windsor, Canada.  Most of his later positions were in Germany and Europe where he was involved with the repair of the European economy after World War II. He also served in positions that dealt with ongoing American concerns in Europe. His final posting was as Ambassador to Brazil.  As a private citizen, he was Director of the Atlantic Institute, President of the Salzburg Seminar, and Director of the American Austrian Foundation. He also taught at North Eastern University and John Hopkins.

Extent

11.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Organized by genre with most of the collection grouped in Series 5 Chronologial Files which is subdivided into three subseries:  State Department Years, Private Sector Years, and Retirement Years.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the estate of John Tuthill.

Related Materials:

James Bill Papers (Mss. Acc. 2004.47) includes audiotapes of John Tuthill.

Processing Information:

Arranged and rehoused by Michael Lusby, SCRC Staff, in Fall 2009.
Title
Guide to the John Tuthill Papers
Author
Anne Johnson, Michael Lusby.
Date
2009-07-16
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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