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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
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English and Spanish
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: PUBLICATIONS ON POLICY,
ca. 1993-2003


Series 1, PUBLICATIONS ON POLICY, ca. 1993-2003, consist of government documents, news and scholastic articles on different issues of policy including drug trafficking, immigration and border control, economic development, and suffrage. There is also a folder of miscellaneous publications on Mexico.

Drug trafficking - articles, essays and reports
n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Immigration and border control - Articles, essays and reports
n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Economic development of Mexico - Articles, essays and reports
n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Suffrage in Mexico - Articles, essays and reports
n.d

Box 1: folder 4
Mexico - Miscellaneous articles, essays and reports
n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Series 2: INTERVIEWS,
ca. 1993-2003


Series 2, INTERVIEWS, ca. 1993-2003, consists of transcripts of remarks, notes, drafts of papers and published transcripts of interviews in both English and Spanish, all reflecting Mr. Davidow's public statements on Latin American diplomacy.

Transcripts of speeches, notes, and drafts Davidow's papers in English. Also contains a CD of his speeches and press statements in English and Spanish.
n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Transcripts of speeches, notes, and drafts of Davidow's papers in Spanish
n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Published interviews and transcripts of interviews in English
n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Published interviews and transcripts of interviews in Spanish
n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Series 3: SCHEDULES AND PHOTOGRAPHS,
1993-2002 and n.d.


Series 3, SCHEDULES AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1993-2002 and n.d., consists of official business schedules, personal appointment books, and one folder of photographs.

Schedules
1993-1998

Box 2: folder 1
Schedules
1998-2002

Box 2: folder 2
Appointment books - 4
1998-2001

Box 2: folder 3
Photographs
n.d.

Box 2: folder 4
Series 4: PERSONAL LETTERS AND MEMORANDA,
1993-2002


Series 4, PERSONAL LETTERS AND MEMORANDA, 1993-2002, consists of personal faxes received by Davidow and condolence notes on the passing of Mr. Davidow's mother.

Personal faxes
1997

Box 2: folder 5
Condolence notes on the death of Davidow's mother
1996

Box 2: folder 6
Series 5: BUSINESS LETTERS AND MEMORANDA,
1994-2002


Series 5, BUSINESS LETTERS AND MEMORANDA, 1994-2002, includes letters and memoranda related to his professional duties. Also included are documents related to Davidow's nomination to the post of Ambassador to Mexico.

Materials relating to Davidow's ambassadorial nomination, including the transcript of his Senate confirmation hearing, remarks at and guest list to his swearing-in dinner, news clippings and resume
ca. 1999

Box 2: folder 7
Business letters and memoranda - Venezuela
1993-1996

Box 2: folder 8
Business letters and memoranda - Venezuela
1994-1996

Box 2: folder 9
Business letters and memoranda - Washington, D.C and Mexico
1996-2001

Box 2: folder 10
Business letters and memoranda - Washington, D.C.
1997

Box 2: folder 11
Business letters and memoranda - Mexico
1998-2002

Box 2: folder 12
Series 6: ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS CLIPPINGS,
1993-2003


Series 6, ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS CLIPPINGS, 1993-2003, includes all miscellaneous English language news articles about Davidow as well as morning news summaries from 1993-2003.

Morning news summaries from (paper copies)
1998-2000

Box 3: folder 1
Morning news summaries (diskettes)
2000-2001

Box 3: folder 2
English news articles, including a subsection on Davidow's leaving Mexico
1993-2003

Box 3: folder 3
Series 7: SPANISH LANGUAGE NEWS CLIPPINGS,
1993-2003


Series 7, SPANISH LANGUAGE NEWS CLIPPINGS, 1993-2003, consists of Spanish language news articles about Davidow from 1993-2003.

Spanish language news clippings
1993

Box 3: folder 4
Spanish language news clippings
1994

Box 3: folder 5
Spanish language news clippings
1995

Box 3: folder 6
Spanish language news clippings
1996

Box 3: folder 7
Spanish language news clippings
1997

Box 3: folder 8
Spanish language news clippings, including a subsection on the coverage of Davidow's nomination as Ambassador to Mexico
1998

Box 3: folder 9
Spanish language news clippings
1998

Box 4: folder 1
Spanish language news clippings
1998 Jul-Dec

Box 4: folder 2
Spanish language news clippings
1999

Box 4: folder 3
Spanish language news clippings
1999

Box 4: folder 4
Spanish language news clippings
2000

Box 4: folder 5
Spanish language news clippings
2000

Box 4: folder 6
Spanish language news clippings
2001

Box 4: folder 7
Spanish language news clippings
2001

Box 4: folder 8
Spanish language news clippings
2002

Box 4: folder 9
Spanish language news clippings
2002

Box 4: folder 10

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Subjects
  • Davidow, Jeffrey.
  • Mexico--Foreign relations--United States.
  • United States--Foreign relations--Mexico.
  • United States--Foreign relations--Venezuela.
  • Venezula--Foreign relations--United States.


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