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Bailey Diffie papers, 1941-1977 | University of Miami Special Collections

By William E. Brown, Jr. and Karen Hudson

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Title: Bailey Diffie papers, 1941-1977Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0057

Creator: Diffie, Bailey W. (1902-1983)

Extent: 21.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE, relates to publication, teaching appointments and Diffie's experiences in Brazil in 1941. Society for the History of Discovery Newsletters and memos to Columbia University faculty also appear in this series. Topics include the results of a survey of attitudes in Brazil during World War II and a critique of United States policy towards Latin America.

In these letters and writings, Diffie reveals that Brazil would readily support Germany rather than the American war effort, but would prefer neutrality.  He writes that "It is much easier to arouse sentiment against the United States than against any other country, especially against Germany...This civilization is based on the control of the masses by an elite...Democracy is a word that...represents danger to the government in power...what they are trying to do here is prevent the spread of democracy...And in Germany and Italy they see nations with similar aspirations. ...They argue that Germany could take over Brazil, and...would leave the present government in power and merely lend a guiding hand...Brazil's choice would be neutrality, however, and I feel

that is the course she will follow if possible."

In addition to this analysis, Diffie also describes the customs and  "psychology" of the people and presents his views on several issues. Diffie argues against incorporating Latin American studies into the curriculum of American primary and secondary schools.  He opposes the additions because they will displace rather than supplement European studies which he judges to be more significant.  In a section "On Propaganda" Diffie argues that an American campaign to win Brazilian support during the war would be ineffective.  

SERIES II: WRITINGS, consists of numerous chapter drafts of Latin American Civilization, and notes, chapter drafts and completed copies of a Prelude to Empire.  Drafts of articles include "How Bad Is the Good Neighbor Policy?," "A Latin American Policy for Americans--Democrats and Republicans," "Evolution of Latin American Culture" and other articles. Notes on Brazil, the Monroe Doctrine, on Latin American history and other miscellaneous writings are arranged in this series.  

SERIES III: TOPICAL FILES, includes bibliographies on topics in Latin American and Caribbean history such as Indians and African-Americans, individual Latin American countries, Amerigo Vespucci, religion, revolutions, mining, and other topics.  Also included  in this series are book lists, classroom materials such as syllabi and course outlines, programs and bulletins from various conferences on Latin America, copies of Foreign Policy Reports and other reprints and journal issues.  Papers on Latin American history include both student papers written by members of Diffie's classes and professional papers presented at conferences and seminars. Newspaper clippings in the series date from 1934-68 and relate to rumors of communist revolution in America circulating in 1934; other articles concern Portugal and the role of women in overseas expansion, and communism in Latin America.

SERIES IV: RESEARCH MATERIALS cotains files compiled by Diffie in the course of his scholarly research efforts.

Formats/Genres: Brazil - Pictorial works, Drafts (documents), Maps, Photographs

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Bailey Diffie Papers include manuscripts, notes, copies, correspondence, classroom materials, bibliographies and other materials related to Diffie's research, teaching and publications on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Biographical Note

Historian Bailey Diffie specialized in medieval and early modern Portuguese history, as well as in that of colonial Brazil and Latin America.  Bailey taught at City College in New York, Columbia University, the University of Washington, and the University of Texas.  His major publications include Puerto Rico: A Broken Pledge (1945), Latin American Civilization: Colonial Period (1945), Prelude to Empire: Portugal Overseas before Henry the Navigator (1960) and Foundations of the Portuguese Empire, 1415-1580 (1977). Diffie's teaching career as well as his influential work, Latin American Civilization established a significant place for him in the field of Latin American Studies.

Subject/Index Terms

Brazil - History - 20th century
Latin America - Civilization
Latin America - Foreign relations - United States
Monroe doctrine
Portugal - Commerce
Portugal - History - To 1385

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research, but is kept in an off campus storage facility. Please allow up to 72 hours for delivery of requested materials.

Use Restrictions: Bailey Diffie Papers Finding Aid © 1994 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0057CL.pdf


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Series I: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Brazil, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Columbia UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Critique of bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Society for the History of DiscoveryAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Series II: WritingsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Articles - "Evolution of Latin American Culture"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Articles - "Fifteenth Century Portuguese Stock Companies in the Mind of Hedwig Fitzler"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Articles - "Fifteenth Century Portuguese Stock Companies in the Mind of Hedwig Fitzler"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Articles - "Fifteenth Century Portuguese Stock Companies in the Mind of Hedwig Fitzler"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Articles - "Fifteenth Century Portuguese Stock Companies in the Mind of Hedwig Fitzler"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Articles - "From Hispanismo to Hispanidad: The Evolution of an Ideology"Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Articles - "From Hispanismo to Hispanidad: The Evolution of an Ideology"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Articles - "From Hispanismo to Hispanidad: The Evolution of an Ideology"Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Articles - "How Bad Is the Good Neighbor Policy"Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Articles - "A Latin American Policy for Americans --Democrats and Republicans"Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Articles - "Mutual Responsibilities for the Solution of Puerto Rican Problems"Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Articles - "Puerto Rico Ahoy"Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Books - Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, Introduction-ch. 2Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Books - Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, Introduction-ch. 2Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Books - Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, Introduction-ch. 2Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Books - Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, Introduction-ch. 2Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 3-ch.7Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 3-ch.7Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 3-ch.7Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 3-ch.7Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 3-ch.7Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 3-ch.7Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 3-ch.7Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 3-ch.7Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 3-ch.7Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 7-ch.10Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 7-ch.10Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 7-ch.10Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 7-ch.10Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 7-ch.10Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 7-ch.10Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 7-ch.10Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 7-ch.10Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 11-ch.14Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 11-ch.14Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 11-ch.14Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 11-ch.14Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 11-ch.14Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 11-ch.14Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 11-ch.14Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 15-ch.17Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 15-ch.17Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 15-ch.17Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 15-ch.17Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 15-ch.17Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch. 15-ch.17Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 18-ch.22Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 18-ch.22Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 18-ch.22Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 18-ch.22Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 18-ch.22Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 18-ch.22Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 18-ch.22Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 24-ch.29Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 24-ch.29Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 24-ch.29Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 24-ch.29Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 24-ch.29Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 24-ch.29Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 29-ch.33 and bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 67: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 29-ch.33 and bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 68: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 29-ch.33 and bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 29-ch.33 and bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 70: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 29-ch.33 and bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 71: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 29-ch.33 and bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 72: Latin American Civilization--chapter drafts, ch 29-ch.33 and bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 73: Complete book draftsAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Complete Book DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 75: Notes and chapter drafts - Preface: Chapter 4Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Notes and chapter drafts - Notes, Chapters 1-3Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Notes and chapter drafts - Notes, Chapters 1-4Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Notes and chapter drafts - Chapter 4Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Notes and chapter drafts - Chapters 4-9Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Notes and chapter drafts - Chapters 5-9Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Notes and chapter drafts - Chapters 6-9Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Notes and chapter drafts - NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 83: Notes and chapter drafts - Miscellaneous: Index, cover bio and bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 84: Notes - Archives: LisbonAdd to your cart.
Folder 85: Notes - BrazilAdd to your cart.
Folder 86: Notes - Monroe DoctrineAdd to your cart.
Folder 87: Notes - Spanish cultureAdd to your cart.
Folder 88: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Series III: Topical FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 90: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - Conquest and colonial eraAdd to your cart.
Folder 91: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - Countries: Argentina-BrazilAdd to your cart.
Folder 92: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - Countries: Caribbean-MexicoAdd to your cart.
Folder 93: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - Countries: Mexico - ParaguayAdd to your cart.
Folder 94: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - Indians and African-AmericansAdd to your cart.
Folder 95: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - Individuals: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 96: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - Industry, Trade, and EconomyAdd to your cart.
Folder 97: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - MiningAdd to your cart.
Folder 98: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - Religion and MissionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 99: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - RevolutionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 100: Bibliographies: Latin American/Caribbean history - Vespucci, AmerigoAdd to your cart.
Folder 101: Biographical informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 102: Book ListsAdd to your cart.
Folder 103: Classroom materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 104: Classroom materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 105: Classroom materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 106: Classroom materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 107: Classroom materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 108: Classroom materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 109: Classroom materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 110: Classroom materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 111: Conferences - Bulletins: Anti-Jewish Development in South American CountriesAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Conferences - Congreso InternacionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 113: Conferences - Congreso InternacionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 114: Conferences - Congreso InternacionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 115: Conferences - Congreso InternacionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 116: Conferences - Institute of Latin American StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 117: Conferences - Latin American ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 118: Conferences - Latin American ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 119: Conferences - Latin American ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 120: Foreign Policy Reports, 1931-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 121: Newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 122: Reprints/journalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 123: Reprints/journalsAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 124: Reprints/journalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 125: Reprints/journalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 126: Reprints/journalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 127: Reprints/journalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 128: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 129: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 130: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 131: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 132: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 133: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 134: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 135: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 136: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 137: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 138: Papers: Latin American history - ProfessionalAdd to your cart.
Folder 139: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 140: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 141: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 142: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 143: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 144: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 145: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 146: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 147: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 148: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 149: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 150: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 151: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 152: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 153: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 154: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Folder 155: Papers: Latin American history - StudentAdd to your cart.
Series IV: Research MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 157: Historical Documents - Copies - Maps: Iceland and Greenland, 1490-1593Add to your cart.
Folder 158: Historical Documents - Copies - Treaty, France and Spain, and correspondence: Louisiana cessionAdd to your cart.
Folder 159: Historical Documents - Copies - Treaty, France and Spain, and correspondence: Louisiana cessionAdd to your cart.
Folder 160: Historical Documents - Copies - Treaty, France and Spain, and correspondence: Louisiana cessionAdd to your cart.
Folder 161: Historical Documents - Copies - Treaty, France and Spain, and correspondence: Louisiana cessionAdd to your cart.
Folder 162: Historical Documents - Copies - Treaty, France and Spain, and correspondence: Louisiana cessionAdd to your cart.
Folder 163: Historical Documents - Copies - Treaty, France and Spain, and correspondence: Louisiana cessionAdd to your cart.
Folder 164: Historical Documents - Copies - Treaty, France and Spain, and correspondence: Louisiana cessionAdd to your cart.
Folder 165: Historical Documents  - MapsAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 166: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 167: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 168: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 169: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 170: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 171: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 172: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 173: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 174: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 175: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 176: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 177: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 178: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 179: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 180: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 181: Historical Documents - Spanish Language MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.

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