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Jeffrey Davidow Papers, 1993-2003
4 records storage boxes (4 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Ambassador to Venezuela and Mexico, Asst. Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. Contains materials relating to his diplomatic career in Latin America, including news clippings, business and personal documents, appointment books, photographs, speeches, transcripts of interviews, and government reports.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Davidow Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Davidow Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Jeffrey Davidow was sworn in by then Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico on July 21, 1998. He was nominated for this appointment by then President Clinton on April 28, 1998, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 26. Davidow served as Ambassador to Mexico until September 2002.

Ambassador Davidow was a Presidential appointee on three prior occasions: as U.S. Ambassador to Zambia (1988-1990) and Venezuela (1993-1996), and as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (1996-1998). A Foreign Service Officer of the U.S. Department of State since 1969, Davidow has spent much of his career focusing on Latin America. In addition to his ambassadorial positions, he has served in American Embassies in Guatemala, Chile, and Venezuela. He was also posted to South Africa and Zimbabwe. Davidow served as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela from 1986 to 1988.

Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Ambassador Davidow studied at the University of Massachusetts (BA, 1965), the University of Minnesota (MA, 1967), and at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India (1968-69). While in the Foreign Service, he spent one year as a Fellow of the American Political Science Association working as a congressional staff aide (1979) and another year as a Fellow of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University (1982).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains materials relating chiefly to Mr. Davidow's diplomatic career in Latin America, particularly in his appointments as Ambassador to Venezuela and Mexico. The papers include Spanish and English language news clippings, business and personal documents, appointment books, photographs, speeches, transcripts of interviews, government reports and papers analyzing various policy issues.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Davidow Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Davidow Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Jeffrey Davidow Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

The papers were donated to the Amherst College Library as part of the Latino Collection by Mr. Davidow in May 2003. Accession number: 2003-112

Processing Information

The papers were donated to the Amherst College Library as part of the Latino Collection by Mr. Davidow in May 2003. They were processed during the summer of 2003.

Processed: 2003 August
Processed by: Alicia Yang Cao '06, Student Assistant


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
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Language
English and Spanish