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Eli Whitney Debevoise Papers, 1949-1962
(3 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The papers of Eli W. Debevoise (EWD) document his position as the deputy general counsel with the High Commission for Germany-Office of General Counsel (HICOG-OGC) from 1950-1953 and his ongoing interest in US-German affairs. In addition to providing a picture of EWD's work at HICOG, this collection serves as an important adjunct to the papers of John J. McCloy, also held at the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections. McCloy was not only a friend of EWD, but also his superior at HICOG. While the Debevoise Papers include personal and professional correspondence, appointment calendars and other administrative material, memoranda, and speeches, the majority is published material relating to post-World War II Germany.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the Eli W. Debevoise Papers for research use. Selected items may be restricted to protect the privacy rights of individuals or for other legal reasons. Particularly fragile or valuable items have been replaced with copies.

Restrictions on use:

All copyrights held by Eli W. Debevoise or his heirs were transferred to Amherst College along with the papers. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of other copyrights. Requests for permission to publish material from the papers should be directed to the Archivist of the College.

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Biographical Note

Eli Whitney Debevoise (1899-1990) co-founded the New York law firm of Debevoise & Stevenson (later Debevoise & Plimpton) in 1931. During World War II he served as chairman of an Alien Enemy Hearing Board in New York City, where he ruled on the eligibility of aliens to remain in the country during the war. From 1950 to 1953 he was appointed deputy general counsel with the High Commission for Germany - Office of General Counsel (HICOG-OGC).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Eli W. Debevoise (EWD) document his position as the deputy general counsel with the High Commission for Germany-Office of General Counsel (HICOG-OGC) from 1950-1953 and his ongoing interest in US-German affairs. In addition to providing a picture of EWD's work at HICOG, this collection serves as an important adjunct to the papers of John J. McCloy, also held at the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections. McCloy was not only a friend of EWD, but also his superior at HICOG. While the Debevoise Papers include personal and professional correspondence, appointment calendars and other administrative material, memoranda, and speeches, the majority is published material relating to post-World War II Germany.


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

In general, there is no restriction on access to the Eli W. Debevoise Papers for research use. Selected items may be restricted to protect the privacy rights of individuals or for other legal reasons. Particularly fragile or valuable items have been replaced with copies.

Restrictions on use:

All copyrights held by Eli W. Debevoise or his heirs were transferred to Amherst College along with the papers. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of other copyrights. Requests for permission to publish material from the papers should be directed to the Archivist of the College.

Preferred Citation

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

[Identification of item], in Eli Whitney Debevoise Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Accession #: 93-014
Processed: 1993 Nov - 1994 Jan
By: Peter Weis, UMass/Amherst Intern


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.