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United States. Department of State

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1789-

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Edward J. Perkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2776
Scope and Contents

Diplomat. Papers (1928-2009) of Edward J. Perkins, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, the United Nations, and Australia, and served as the Director General of the U.S. Foreign Service. The papers include ambassadorial correspondence (1978-1996), speeches (1980-1992), and subject files (1961-1999). The collection also contains audio and visual recordings (1998-2006), and memorabilia (1979-2006). The materials highlight Ambassador Perkins’ years in the Foreign Service, particularly his work to help bring a peaceful end to apartheid in South Africa.

Dates: 1928 - 2009