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CHOCTAW NATION MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Hurley, Patrick Jay (1883-1956) Papers 1900-1956 188 feet
U.S. ambassador. Correspondence, reports, and articles (1900-1956) regarding Hurley's positions as national attorney for the Choctaw Nation, including enrollments, land questions, and the Mississippi Choctaw Indians; assistant U.S. secretary of war and U.S. secretary of war; a special presidential representative to the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Afghanistan, and the Middle East; U.S. ambassador to China during World War II, including correspondence regarding American and Allied efforts in the Far Eastern Theatre. Correspondents include Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Louis Mountbatten, Mao Tse-Tung, Chiang Kai-Shek, Herbert Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Henry A. Wallace, Joseph Stilwell, Helen Keller, and Cordell Hull, as well as officials of the diplomatic corps such as Averell Harriman and Harry Hopkins.