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Everett H. Bellows Papers

Dates: 1951-1960.

Director, Productivity and Technical Assistance Division, Office of U.S. Special Representative in Europe, Mutual Security Agency, 1951-1953.

The papers of Everett H. Bellows consist of correspondence, reports, news clippings, photographs and other items mostly pertaining to Bellows’s activities as Director of the Productivity and Technical Assistance Division, Office of U.S. Special Representative in Europe, Mutual Security Agency.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one-half of one linear foot (about 160 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave his copyright interest in his writings among these papers to the U.S. Government. Documents created by U.S. Government employees in the course of their official duties are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents or their heirs.
Processed by: C. Warren Ohrvall (1972); Amy Moorman (2009).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1913 (July 13)Born, Everett Hollis Bellows, Toledo, Ohio
1939A.B., George Washington University
1939 (April 8)Married Edna Walter
1939-1941Placement Officer, Federal Security Agency
1941M.A., George Washington University
1941-1943Personnel Director, Office for Emergency Management
1943-1946Lt. (j.g.) U.S.N.R
1946-1948Executive Officer, Office of Foreign Service, State Department
1948-1950Deputy Executive Assistant, Office of U.S. Special Representative in Europe, Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA)
1950-1951Special Assistant to the Administrator, ECA and Mutual Security Agency (MSA)
1951-1953Director, Productivity and Technical Assistance Division, Office of U.S. Special Representative in Europe, MSA
1954-1962Executive, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
1962-1978Vice President, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
2003 (April 10)Died, Arlington, Virginia

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Everett H. Bellows consist of correspondence, reports, news clippings, photographs and other material mostly related to Bellows’s activities as Director of the Productivity and Technical Assistance Division, Office of U.S. Special Representative in Europe, Mutual Security Agency (MSA). He held this position from 1951 to 1953.

The collection consists of one series, the Productivity and Technical Assistance Division (PTAD) File. This series documents the activities and progress of the MSA’s productivity program in Europe. The program’s objective was to help Europeans recreate an expanding economy by rethinking management and marketing practices.

Included in this series are progress reports and correspondence detailing the objectives of the Division. Some of the correspondence is between Bellows and Davis S. Brown, Secretary of the MSA’s Public Advisory Board. Also included are a schedule of events, meeting agenda, and list of participants for a 1951 meeting of Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) mission chiefs in Copenhagen, Denmark; a speech delivered by Bellows before the National Management Council in 1952; photographs of the Paris conference of the Organization for European Economic Cooperation in 1952; and news clippings related to economic productivity in Europe and the U.S.

More information about the MSA can be found at the Truman Library in the papers of Harry S. Truman, Edward A. Tenenbaum, Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., D. Alan Strachan, and George M. Elsey.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 PRODUCTIVITY AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE DIVISION (PTAD) FILE, 1951-1960
Correspondence, reports, press clippings, photographs and other items. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Correspondence- Bellows and David S. Brown
  • Correspondence- General
  • Job Description Chart
  • Material on Bellows’s Activities in PTAD
  • Material on Productivity Program
  • Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 1951
  • News Clippings
  • Photographs
  • Reports and Information
  • Speech- “Needed: A Second Industrial Revolution in Europe,” March 27, 1952

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