Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Myron L. Black Papers

Dates: 1941-1958.

Field Director, Foreign Services Division, War Shipping Administration, 1942-1944; Director, Field Operations Staff, Foreign Economic Administration, 1944-1945; Special Assistant to the American Minister to Denmark, 1945; Advisor on Shipping in the Mediterranean Area, American Embassy, Rome, Italy, 1945-1948.

The papers of Myron L. Black consist of correspondence, reports, handwritten notes, certificates, printed materials, and other documents mostly relating to Black’s career with the U.S. government.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5 linear inches (about 700 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the United States all copyrights which she had in unpublished writings in this or any other collection of papers at the Truman Library. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their 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: Dennis E. Bilger (1979).
Updated by: Bailey L. Moffitt (2013) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1906 (September 24)Born, Rochester, New York
1927A.B., Harvard University
1927-1928Executive Secretary American Chamber of Commerce for the Levant, Istanbul, Turkey
1928-1937Held various positions with U.S. Department of Commerce
1937-1944Special Foreign Representative, Isbrandtsen Steamship Company, New York City
1942-1944Field Director, Foreign Services Division, War Shipping Administration
1944-1945Director, Field Operations Staff, Foreign Economic Administration
1945Special Representative to Denmark and Special Assistant to the American Minister to Denmark
1945-1948Advisor on Shipping in the Mediterranean Area, American Embassy, Rome, Italy
1948-1958Official at American Embassies in Italy, Ceylon, and Canada
1958-1960Official with the U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C.
1976 (August 26)Died, Washington, D.C.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Myron L. Black consist of correspondence, reports, handwritten notes, certificates, printed materials, and other documents mostly relating to Black’s work with the War Shipping Administration and the Foreign Economic Administration during World War II.

Most of the collection is made up of correspondence, reports, and travel documents concerning wartime shipping and the Greek shipping industry after the war.

Related collections at the Truman Library include the papers of Mark E. Andrews and the records of the President’s Advisory Committee on the Merchant Marine (Record Group 220).

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1941-1958
Correspondence, reports, printed materials, and other documents mostly relating to the work of Myron L. Black in the War Shipping Administration and Foreign Economic Administration. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Anglo-American Shipping and Ports Mission Reports
  • Certificates
  • Correspondence
  • Greek Shipping
  • Organizational Charts and Directories
  • Printed Materials
  • Travel Orders and Vouchers
  • War Shipping Administration Report

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