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Eugene P. Campbell Papers 1941-1986
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Collection Scope and Content Note


The Eugene P. Campbell Papers date from the 1940s to the 1970s and consist of Campbell's journals and their accompanying photographs, correspondence, reports and papers, and subject files, the bulk of which consists of bound volumes. They have been organized into four series.

The first series consists of the twenty-two volumes of what Campbell called his journals (1942-1976) form the centerpiece of this collection. The journals can be described more accurately as business diaries, as they focus mostly on Campbell's professional life. He inserted correspondence, photographs, reports, press releases, newspaper clippings and anything he perceived to be relevant between entries. The journals provide a very comprehensive and useful account of Campbell's career and travels. A chronological index of the journals to 1964 can be found in the back of the last volume of the reports and papers series.

Within the journals series, the photographs accompanying the journals have been arranged into a separate subseries. The contents of the three photo albums and the five boxes of loose photographs were taken mostly during the years Campbell worked in Latin America for IIAA (1942-1955), especially the decade he spent in Brazil (1945-1955). The loose photographs have been filed alphabetically by location or subject.

The six volumes of correspondence contain material dating from the 1940s to the 1960s, comprising the second series. This collection of correspondence is also comprehensive; however, within the volumes the correspondence is often out of chronological order. It contains more material relating to Campbell's personal life than do the journals; there are many letters from friends.

The five bound volumes of reports and papers consist mostly of reprints, publications and unpublished reports. These comprise the third series. A chronological index of the reports and papers on malaria eradication can be found in the back of the last volume of the series.

The subject files consist of the loose material that Campbell did not have bound in volumes. Significant are a few unpublished reports he wrote on foreign aid in the 1960s and the first chapter of his unpublished memoirs.

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