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William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers

William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers
Creator: Bennett, W. Tapley, 1917-1994.
Inclusive Dates: 1928-1994
Language(s): English
Extent: 60 box(es) (37.25 linear feet), including 112 photograph files
Collection Number: RBRL011WTB
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The collection consists of personal and official papers of diplomat William Tapley Bennett from 1941 to 1980. The papers mainly document Bennett's diplomatic and ambassadorial service with the United States Department of State, the United Nations Security Council (1971-1977), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's North Atlantic Council (1977-1983). Of particular note, are the materials from Bennett's assignment as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic during the 1965 Dominican Crisis. Other assignments documented include Austria, Portugal, and Maxwell Air Force Base. The papers also document his military service, personal life, and involvement in international diplomatic organizations. Included are correspondence, speeches, clippings, printed material, photographs, and appointment books.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

The longest serving officer in the American Foreign Service, William Tapley Bennett, Jr. retired in 1985 with more than forty years of diplomatic experience under nine presidents. Bennett was a career diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at Brussels, Belgium (1977-1983); to the United Nations Security Council (1971-1977); to Portugal (1966-1969); and to the Dominican Republic (1964-1966).

Bennett was born in Griffin, Georgia on April 1, 1917. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1937; did graduate work at the University of Freidburg, Germany (1937-1938); and later earned a Bachelor of Law degree from George Washington University.

From the outset of his career, Bennett believed his role in the foreign service was to serve his government and country, and to facilitate their best interests. He joined the United States Foreign Service in 1941, and his first post abroad was at the American Legation of Santo Domingo. In 1944 he was transferred to the American Embassy in Panama, and later that year volunteered for the U.S. Army.

After World War II, he returned to the U.S. Department of State. In 1945, he served on the U.S. delegation at the founding Conference on International Organizations in San Francisco, which resulted in the creation of the United Nations. From 1951 to 1954, Bennett was Deputy Director to the Office of South American Affairs. After studying at the National War College in 1954-1955, he served two years as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. From 1957 to 1964, he acted as Counselor and Minister in U.S. Embassies in Rome, Italy; Vienna, Austria; and Athens, Greece.

In 1964, Bennett became the U. S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. A year later, the rookie ambassador was confronted with hostilities that broke out in April, 1965. Swift military action was taken by the United States against what President Johnson deemed as a popular revolt taken over by a "band of Communist conspirators." Bennett was both praised and criticized by his colleagues for his part in the Dominican Crisis.

Seeking relief from the tropical heat of the Dominican Republic, Bennett accepted an ambassadorial post in Portugal, where he served from 1966 to 1969. In 1972, he began serving concurrently as Ambassador to the United Nations Security Council and Deputy United States Representative to the United Nations. After representing the United States for six years at the United Nations, Bennett was appointed U.S. Ambassador to NATO in Brussels, Belgium.

Upon his retirement from the U. S. Department of State in 1985, Bennett lectured widely and also served as President of the Atlantic Treaty Association from 1991-1992. He died in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 1994.

Scope and Content

The papers of William Tapley Bennett, Jr. document Bennett's diplomatic service with the U.S. Department of State from 1944 to 1985 and his military service from 1944 to 1953. The personal papers extend over the same period (1944-1985) and the speech file on to the 1990s. Types of material represented in the collection include correspondence, speeches, clippings, printed material, appointment books, photographs, and audiovisual materials. Accompanying the papers are plaques, posters, certificates, artifacts, and audiovisual materials.

Organization and Arrangement

Throughout his career, Bennett kept a file under the name of each diplomatic post, a file for personal papers, and one for speeches. Following this order, the papers are arranged into eight series: I. Diplomatic Service, II. Personal Files, III. Speech and Press, IV. Post-Retirement Activities, V. Photographs, VI. Artifacts, and VII. Audiovisual Materials (see separate finding aid). Earliest dates are placed at the beginning and a chronological/subject arrangement proceeds to the latest date.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bennett, W. Tapley, 1917-1994.
Dominican Republic -- History -- Revolution, 1965.
Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis.
Royal Viking Line (San Francisco, Calf.)
United States -- Diplomatic and consular services.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
University of Georgia

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


I. Diplomatic Service, U.S. Department of State, 1942-1985, 2001

35 box(es) (17 linear feet)
William Tapley Bennett's career in the U.S. Department of State can be followed through the correspondence, press releases, and clippings, as he progressed through the ranks from Area Officer to Counselor and Minister to Ambassador. His assignment to the Dominican Republic as Ambassador encompassed the "Dominican Crisis of 1965" and the controversy surrounding the sending of U.S. Marines to San Domingo. The researcher will find detailed accounts of the action in Bennett's own words, from other witnesses, and many newspapers, as well as several scholarly papers written on the subject.The assignments are well documented with the exception of Rome, Italy in the spring of 1961 which lasted only a month; Bennett was then reassigned to Athens, Greece.Bennett stated that his most responsible position was that of Representative to the North Atlantic Council of NATO from 1977 to 1983. Speeches made for NATO are included in this series, as well as, correspondence and farewell ceremonies (June, 1983) at the end of the assignment.

A. State Department, Washington

11Correspondence, 1951
12Trips to Latin America [itenerary, correspondence, journal], 1951-1952
13Clippings (Latin America with Eleanor Roosevelt and Milton Eisenhower) [photographs removed to series V.], 1952-1953
14CHRONS [chronological carbon copies of outgoing correspondence], 1953
15CHRONS [chronological carbon copies of outgoing correspondence], 1954
16Diary (1944) documenting the Warren Mission to Bolivia, Colon en la Espanola, clippings, memo regarding German educational influence in Bolivia, and Daybook (1951), 1942-1945, 1951
17Printed Material [clippings, publications about the United Nations (U.N.), Blueprint for Peace, Documents on World Security], 1945, 1950
18Name plates: W. Tapley Bennett, officer in charge of Carribean Affairs; officer in charge of Central America and Panama

B. Vienna, Austria (Counselor) , 1958-1961

21-5Correspondence (Assignment to Rome discussed in Folder 5), 1958-1961

C. Athens, Greece (Minister-Counselor)

31Correspondence, 1961 May-December
32Correspondence, 1962
33Correspondence, 1963
34Chronological File, 1961-1963
35Secretary Rusk visits Lisbon, 1962
36Secretary Ball visits Lisbon, 1963

D. Dominican Republic (Ambassador)

37Correspondence, 1964 April-May
41-4Correspondence (Chronological), 1964
45-6Alpha Correspondence File, 1965-1967
51-3Correspondence, 1965-1966
54Crisis Activities [notes, clippings, Bennett's activities, Bennett's remarks, report on Santo Domingo Evacuation] , 1965
55Memorandum for the Record (prepared in 1967 regarding the Crisis), 1967
57-12Telegrams, 1965-1966
61Paul Bethel [correspondence and copies of chapter about Santo Domingo uprising], 1966-1969
62Ellsworth Bunker [talking points related to upcoming elections], 1966
63Thomas Mann, Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs [correspondence and draft of remarks given at the annual meeting of the Inter-American Press Association (1965)], 1964-1966
64Milan Radovich [correspondence], 1965-1967
65Bryant Wedge [correspondence, Case Study of Student Political Violence, Case Study Dominican Revolt of 1965, Communism and the development of the Dominican Revolutionary Youth Movement], 1965-1969
66Margaret Kranz, Eugene Rostow, Robert Sayre and H. K. Smith [correspondence], 1965-1968
67Douglas Kennedy-Alvin Burt vs. the United States Case [regarding injuries sustained in the Dominican Republic, includes correspondence and report], 1965-1970
68Case Studies by Joseph C. Fegan Jr. and John J. Costa, 1967-1968
69Case Study used at U.S. Army War College, 1970-1971
610Tapley Bennett letter to President Johnson [includes copy of letter, clippings, memo about Bosch's "Pentagonism, Substitute for Imperialism," chapter from Mann's book, "Misconceptions concerning the Dominican Crisis," booklet "Fuerza Interamericana de Paz"], 1966-1968
611Follow-up to Crisis [correspondence and clippings], 1968-1970
71Purchase Orders; expense lists, 1964-1966
72Guest lists for a variety of receptions, parties, luncheons, and dinners [includes information about visiting dignitaries and diplomats], 1964-1966
73U.S. Press [publications and clippings], 1965
74Press Periodicals, 1965-1966
75Farewell to Ambassador Bennett in Dominican Republic [summary of 16 mm film in series VII], 1966
81Miscellany [correspondence, clippings, summary of AID assistance to the Dominican Republic], 1965-1971
82-3Seminar-Lowenthal [correspondence and notes about Abraham Lowenthal's writing about the Dominican Crisis], 1967-1968
84Press, Misc. [clippings], 1968-1970
85Printed Material [clippings, Dominican Action 1965, remarks of Bennett on the occassion of his farewell, list of diplomatic personnel in Santo Dominigo], 1964-1966
86Claims [American Manufacturers Mutual Ins. Co. vs. United States, concerning the sinking of the S.S. Santo Domingo], 1971
91U.S. Press [clippings], 1964-1966
92Dominican Press [clippings], 1965 April 25
93-4Press Clippings, 1965
95Press Periodicals, 1965
96Press Clippings, 1966
101-2Scrapbooks of Clippings: Southern Press, 1965
103-4Scrapbooks of Clippings: Southern Press, 1966 January-June
105Scrapbooks of Clippings: Southern Press, 1966 July-1967 February
111Scrapbooks of Clippings, 1965 April-May
112Scrapbook: Dominican Clippings from beginning to May, NYT, Star, Post, Magazines, 1965
113-4Scrapbook of Northern Press, 1965

E. Lisbon, Portugal (Ambassador)

121Gilpatric Report [Notes for RLG's report to State Department regarding talks with António de Oliveira Salazar and Alberto Franco-Nogueira], 1964 September
122-5Correspondence Chronological Files, 1966-1969
131-6Representation (Embassy Expenses), 1966-1969
141-3Press Clippings [includes visit to Mozambique], 1967-1969
144Travel Orders
145Maps [miscellaneous clippings] [oversize maps removed]

F. Maxwell Air Force Base (State Dept. Advisor)

151-2Chron File [chronological correspondence file], 1970-1971
153Travel Orders, 1969-1971
154Travel Vouchers, 1970-1971
155Appointment Book [schedule], 1969
156Printed Materials [Air War College Biographical Sketches of Faculty, Staff, and Students (1969-1971); Annual Report Council on Foreign Relations (1970); Foreign Service Classifications List (1960, 1969); Table of Precedence], 1960-1971

G. U.S. Mission to the United Nations--Deputy Permanent Representative

161-5Correspondence (Chronological), 1971-1975
171-2Correspondence (Chronological), 1976-1977
173-4Representation, 1971-1977
181-7Correspondence Alpha File A-D (folder 6 contains information about Governor Jimmy Carter)
191-8Correspondence Alpha File E-L
201-2Correspondence Alpha File M-Mc, 1972-1976
203Correspondence and clippings - Ambassador Moynihan, 1975-1976
204-6Correspondence N-Q, 1972-1976
211-3Correspondence Alpha File R-S
214Correspondence Ambassador William Scranton [includes press releases by Scranton, information about Burundi's U.N. Position], 1976
215Correspondence Ambassador John Scali [includes briefing material from Scali's appearance before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on International Organizations], 1975
221Correspondence Stanley Foundation, 1974-1977
222-5Correspondence Alpha File T-Z
226Correspondence and clippings - Ambassador Andrew Young, 1976-1977
231Air Force Academy Foundation, 1975
232Ambassadorial Rank at USUN since 1946, 1973
233America Journal of International Law, "Inflight Crime and the United States Legislation", 1973
234Armed Forces Staff College, 1972
235Briefing Book for Delegates, 26th General Assembly, Ambassador Phillips, 1971
236Tapley Bennett Briefings [correspondence discussing various events and programs at university's and NGOs], 1971-1976
237Bronx Zoo Outing, 1972 September 12
238Ralph Bunche Memorial correspondence and reports, 1972, 1978
241Caterpillar Tractor Co. [Executive seminar program at the U.N.], 1976 May 4
242The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina [remarks given at the Citadel National Student Conference, includes corrspondence] , 1976 March 4
243Clippings, 1973-1976
244Clubs [correspondence written in support of various club memberships], 1974-1976
245Committee Work, U.N.--Press Releases [including Committee on International Terrorism, International Rescue Committee, Committee to review the charter of the U.N., Committee VI on the Question of Aggression], 1971-1973
246Congratulations on appointment to USUN, 1971
247Council on Foreign Relations [Bennett's nomination for membership on the Council], 1971-1976
251Demosthenian Society [Bennett's portrait included on Demosthenian Wall of Fame], 1972
252Denver and Greeley, Colorado [United Nations Association and visiting diplomat], 1974-1975
253Dominican Republic [includes letter of credence and appointment to Dominican Republic and book review of Intervention and Negotiation], 1964, 1972
254Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand [correspondence and report], 1976 March-April
255Economic Commission for Europe at Bucharest [correspondence and report], 1974 April
256Foreign Policy Association events and programs, 1977
257Garage Receipts, 1971-1977
258Georgia [Georgia State University conference on world peacekeeping, Georgia State Bar Journal], 1972-1973
259University of Georgia, Founders' Day Address (Correspondence), 1977
261The German Marshall Fund [Memorial to the Marshall Plan], 1976
262Guest Lists for various events and dinners - Others, 1972-1977
263Phillip Harman File (Panama) [correspondence], 1972-1975
264Important Letters and Memoranda [announcement of appointment to NATO, and letters from John Scali and William Scranton]
265Incoming Letters, 1972
266Incoming Material [correspondence], 1973
267IIE Report (Institute of International Education), 1972
268International Rescue Committee, 1971-1973
269Invitation, 1971-1973
2610Invitations, Inaugural, 1973, 1977
2611Itineraries, 1976-1977
271Jackson County, Georgia Historical Society [Bennett's visit], 1977
272Lake Mohonk (U.N. Conferences), 1973
273Maps - Alice Mason Map of Permanent Missions to the United Nations (1972); Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport Land Use Plan (2001) [oversize removed], 1972, 2001
274Maxwell Air Force Base [correspondence and programs at Air War College], 1970-1973
275Meetings, Talks [correspondence and speeches delivered by Bennett], 1974-1976
277Mount Vernon College [correspondence], 1971-1973
278National War College [Latin America syllabus and correspondence], 1973
279New York City Commission for the United Nations and For the Consular Corps [correspondnece], 1974
2710Official Residence Expenses, 1975-1977
2711Panama - Clippings, 1973
2712Peacekeeping [clippings, press release, and notes]
2713Personal History [biographical sketch]
2714Personnel Actions, 1971, 1973
2715Press release regarding U.N. Population Commission, 1975
2716Press request , 1971
281Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe [legislation on public funding], 1971
282Radio Shows and TV Appearances, 1972
283Receipts, 1973, 1976
284Reference Materials [clippings and reports about various topics including: South African military operations in Nambia; comparison of U.S. and USSR living conditions; law of the sea], 1969-1976
285Representatives to U.N. General Assembly, 1946-1974
286Letter of Resignation as Deputy Representative of the United States to the U.N., 1974
287Foreign Service Officers Retirement List, 1973-1974
288Rockefeller Public Service Award, 1974
289Save the Children Greek Field Office [Bennett's sponsorship correspondence], 1971-1976
2810Scrapbook, 1971-1973
2811Scudder, Stevens and Clark Investment Council [correspondence], 1961, 1971
2812Secretary of State [Conversation between Henry Kissinger and Secretary General Kurt Waldheim], 1973-1976
2813Secretary General [Kurt Waldheim], 1972-1976
2814Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1972-1973, 1977
2815-17Social Engagements, 1974-1977
291Stanley Foundation [correspondence], 1974-1975
292Swarthmore College Parents Commitee, 1971-1974
294Thank You Letters for Human Rights Speech Attacking Soviets, 1977
295Travel Authorizations and Vouchers
296Travel Log, 1976-1977
297Trip--Atlanta, Lubbock, 1973 October
298Trip--Japan, 1973 August
299Trip--Papua New Guinea, 1972 March-April
2910Trips--People to Look Up
301UNIDO Conference (U.N. Industrial Development Organization), Lima, Peru, 1975
302U.N. Association, 1971-1976
303U.N. Material [iteneraries, publications, press releases]
304Secretary of State Cyrus Vance [correspondence and nomination], 1977

H. U.S. Permanent Representative on the North Atlantic Council

311-2Correspondence, 1977-1983
313Handwritten Notes [notes from various speeches, copies of clippings and correspondence], 1977-1980
314President Jimmy Carter [copies of speeches and news conferences], 1977-1978
315Secretary of State Alexander Haig [transcripts of speeches, clippings, correspondence], 1977-1982
316Ambassador Bennett's Press Conferences, 1977
317President Reagan and Vice President Bush [correspondences and news conferences], 1981-1983
31B1NATO Brussels [clippings, iteneraries, correspondence, publications], 1977-1983
31B2NATO Speeches, 1982, 1983
31B3Farewell to NATO, 1983 June
321Daily planner (schedule), 1977
322Daily planner (schedule), 1978
323Daily planner (schedule), 1979
331Daily planner (schedule), 1980
332Daily planner (schedule), 1981
333Daily planner (schedule), 1982

I. Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative and Governmental Affairs

341-4Letters - Chronological, 1983-1985
345Secretary of State George Shultz, 1985
346Nomination for Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Governmental Affairs, 1983 November
347Swearing-in Ceremony, 1983 November

II. Personal File

8 box(es) (3 linear feet)
The Personal File has two subseries, A. Official and B. Family. "Personal/Official" was a file kept parallel to the main file at each post and consists of correspondence with colleagues in the State Department and other associates. Reading the two files together will give a more complete picture of Bennett's activities within a certain time frame. Strictly personal or family papers form the second part of the series. Included are handwritten letters, information about Bennett's parents, children's education, and family travel.

A. Official

351-2Military Service [correspondence, assignments, notifications], 1944-1952
353Personnel, 1941-1962
354Central America, 1945-1949
355Panama, 1947, 1949
356Trip to Chile with Eleanor Roosevelt, 1952
357Military Reserve Discharge, 1953 April
358-9Correspondence, 1954-1956
3510Signing U.N. Charter San Francisco Chronicle, 1945 June 27
3511Passports and Personal Data Sheet
361Washington and Vienna correspondence, 1957
362Athens, Greece correspondence , 1961
363John F. Kennedy Death Sympathy Messages, 1963 November 22
364Misc. Papers [clippings, correspondence, memorabilia], 1963-1965
365Congratulations, 1964
366Ambassador's Daily Accounts--Dominican Crisis, 1965 May
367Misc. Papers [correspondence, clippings, memorabilia], 1966-1969
368Portugal (Embassy Residence), 1968
369Congratulations for nomination of Career Minister, 1969
3610Record of Leave, 1969-1970
3611Biographica sketches and Photos
3612Personnel Actions, 1970
3613AFSA [American Foreign Service Association], 1971-1974
3614WSB-TV Award, 1970
3615Misc. Papers, 1972-1980
371-22A-Z Correspondence
38A1Important Correspondence [topics include nomination of Clarence Thomas, George Bush, Organization of American States and the Haitian Crisis], 1990s
38A2-3Important Correspondence, 1980s
38A4Important Correspondence, 1970s
38A5Important Correspondence, 1950-1969
38A6Important Printed Materials, 1930-1949
38A7Certificates, 1938-1985
38B1Pay stubs, 1966-1967
38B2Identification cards and membership cards
38B3Journal, 1969 January 1-December 31
38B4Journal, 1975-1979
38B5Certificate, Sociedade Filarmonica Incrivel Almadense, Diploma de Reconhecimento, 1967 June 20
38B6Certificate, Department of State 30 years of service, 1970 May
OS1Certificate, Career Minister, 1981 September 28
OS1Certificate, Foreign Service Officer of the Class of Career Minister, 1969 August 11
OS1Certificate, Foriegn Officer of Class One, 1958 February 5
OS1Certificate, Foreign Officer of Class Two, 1955 June 14
OS1Certificate, Secretary in the Diplomatic Service, 1955 June 14
OS1Certificate, Consul of the United States , 1955 June 14
OS1Certificate, World Affairs Center, Inc. 60th Anniversary , 1984 October 15
OS4Certificate, Wilbur J. Carr Award, 1985 January
OS4Sign, Trinity College, Cambridge University, Dean's Evening - Ambassador Bennett on American Foreign Policy, 1983
OS4Certificate, Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Brotherhood of Knights of Wine-Tasting Cups), 1984 February 11
OS4Certificate, U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlanta Treaty Organization with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary adn Plenipotentiary , 1977 April 26
OS4Certificate, Representative of the U.S. to the 31st General Assembly of the U.N. , 1976 September 24
OS4Certificate, Representative of the U.S. to the 7th Special Session and 30th Session General Assembly of the U.N. , 1975 August 5
OS4Certificate, Deputy Representative of the U.S. in the Security Council of the U.N., 1971 Mayu 27
OS4Certificate, Representative of the U.S. to the 28th Session of General Assembly of the U.N. , 1973 September 20
OS4Certificate, Alternate Representative of the U.S. to the 27th session of the General Assembly of the U.N. , 1972 September 15
OS4Certificate, Alternate Representative of the U.S. to the 26th Session of General Assembly of the U.N. , 1971 September 16

B. Family

38B7Passports - John Campbell White, Ambassador to Peru
391Georgia Historical Quarterly: reprint regarding W. T. Bennett, Sr., 1963
392Letters, 1953, 1961
393Death of Mrs. W. T. Bennett, Sr. (Annie Mem Little) [condolences], 1965 November
394Miscellaneous correspondence, 1964-1969
395Travel, 1965-1968
396Education of Bennett children, 1967-1968
397Miscellaneous correspondence , 1971-1977
398Tax Deductible Expenses, 1978
399Greek Charity [Save the Children sponsorship], 1970
3910Sigma Chi
3911Enrollment records Albert Ludweigs University, 1937-1938
3912School Days [clippings, Griffin High School, University of Georgia], 1928-1939
OS1Diploma, Indiana State University, Doctor of Civil Law, 1966
OS1Diploma, National War College, 1955
OS1Certificate, Alumni Society and President of the University of Georgia presented to William Tapley Bennett, Jr. for his services to Alma Mater and State, 1965 February 13
OS1Diploma, George Washington University degree of Juris Doctor, 1948 November 11
OS1Diploma, Foxcroft School, Margaret Rutherfurd White, 1940

III. Speech and Press

8 box(es) (4.5 linear feet)
This series is divided into four subseries: A. Speeches by Bennett, 1947-1990, B. Speaking Engagements, C. Speech Material, and D. Speeches by Others, following headings kept by Bennett's office. "Speaking Engagements" includes some correspondence on arrangements, a log, and Speaker's Report from the U.S. Department of State.Bennett's speeches are a corollary to the correspondence in earlier series in revealing his personality and his character. His command of the English language and adherence to rules of usage are worthy of note (and were a source of wit for his staff).Bennett spoke on a wide variety of subjects and to varied audiences: university groups, churches, military installations among many. His tenure at the United Nations was a prolific period for speechmaking. Following his retirement in 1985, he gave lectures and speeches, some of which are included in the collection.

A. Speeches by Tapley Bennett

401Speeches, 1947-1951
402Speeches, 1952-1954
403Department of State Bulletins [printed speeches (one each year) by Tapley Bennett], 1949, 1952, 1953, 1954
404National War College Paper, The U.S. vs. the USSR, 1955 May
405Speeches, 1955-1956
406Speeches in Athens, Greece, 1961-1963
407"Big Beef" Award Speech, 1965 September 17
408Dominican Republic, 1964-1966
409Commencement, Indiana State University, 1966 June 5
4010Garrison map 68 Conference, Ramey Field, Puerto Rico, 1968 December
4011Portugal, 1967, 1968, 1969
411Speeches, Lisbon and Maxwell Air Force Base, 1969
412Speeches, 1970
413Press Releases and Speeches, 1971
414Press Releases and Speeches, 1972
415Press Releases and Speeches, 1973
416Press Releases and Speeches, 1974
417Food and Energy Speeches, 1974, 1975
41829th Annual Hemispheric Day Insurance Luncheon, 1975 May 20
419Press Releases and Speeches, 1975
421Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, 1975 August 25
422National Freight Traffic Association, 1975 June 2
423Press Releases and Speeches, 1976
424Augusta College, 1976 May 6
425Stanley Foundation, Lake Mohank, 1976 May 21-24
426UNDP [United Nations Development Program] Governing Council, 1976 June 14-July 7
427National War College, 1976 January 6
428Army War College, 1976 September 14
429Southern Council on International and Public Affairs, Atlanta, Georgia, 1976 December 6
4210Press Releases and Speeches, 1977
4211UGA Founder's Day Dinner, 1977 January 27
4212U.N. Speeches, 1975
431Speeches, 1977-1979
432Speeches, 1980
433Speeches, 1981
434Speeches, 1982
435Speeches, 1983
436Speeches, 1984
437Speeches, 1985-1986
438Speeches, 1987
439Princeton U.: John Foster Dulles Centennial Conference, 1988 February
4310Speeches , 1988
4311Speeches , 1989
4312George Washington University: Tapley Bennett recipient, Distinguished Statesman Award, 1990 October 23
4313Speeches , 1990-1994

B. Speaking Engagements

441Reports to State Department, 1969-1971
442Log and summary, 1969-1977, 1971-1983
443Speaking engagements, 1969-1971
444Columbia University, 1971
445Speaking engagements, 1971-1973
446Speaking engagements, 1974-1977
447Buffalo Council on World Affairs, 1972, 1973
448American Cancer Society, 1976 May 11
449Southern Consortium for International Education, Atlanta, 1976 August 18
4410Air War College, 1976 November 19
4411League of Women Voters Seminar, 1977 February 8
4412Mailing List for Speeches, 1977
4413Speaking Engagements, 1980-1984
4414Speaking engagements, 1990-1992

C. Speech Materials

451-6Speech Materials, 1949-1975
461-3Speech Materials, 1976-1977
464Clippings, 1972-1977
465Geographical Areas: Far East
466Peace Keeping
467Handwritten Notes, Misc.

D. Speeches by Others

471Governor George Busbee, UGA Founders Day, 1976 January 27
472-4Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 1974-1976
475General Bruce Palmer: U.S. Stability Operations in the Dominican Republic (Assn. U.S. Army), 1966 October 11
476John Scali, others

IV. Post-retirement Activities

2 box(es) (.75 linear feet)
Ceremonies marking Bennett's retirement from the U. S. Department of State in 1985 are documented in this series. Papers indicating Bennett's leadership and participation In decision making of the North Atlantic Council and Atlantic Treaty Association are found here, as well as those of the United Nations, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and other diplomatic organizations. A set of lectures given for the Royal Viking Lines is included, as well as, correspondence with the University of Georgia concerning a teaching position.
481The Atlantic Council, 1992-1994
482Atlantic Treaty Association, 1992
483NATO and the Atlantic Council, 1989-1991
484United Nations Association
485The Academy of Political Science
486The American Academy of Diplomacy, 1988-1992
487Lectures for the Royal Viking Line
488Ambassador Bennett and University of Georgia, 1980-1982
489Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
4810Griffin Kiwanis Club: Tap Bennett Day, 1985 April 3
4811Retirement from State Department, 1985
491Foreign Policy Association, 1990
492Atlantic Treaty Association and Atlantic Council (folder 1 of 3), 1992-1994
493Atlantic Treaty Association and Atlantic Council (folder 2 of 3), 1992-1994
494Atlantic Treaty Association and Atlantic Council (folder 3 of 3), 1992-1994

V. Photographs

112 folder(s)
This series consists primarily of photographs representing Bennett's career in the United Nations and NATO. The majority of these photographs are of Bennett pictured with various political dignitaries abroad. Other images included in this series record Bennett's college years at the University of Georgia, his work abroad for the U.S. Department of State, and his ambassadorships in the Dominican Republic and Portugal. Notable individuals pictured in this series are Jacqueline Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon B. Johnson, Danny Kaye, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush, Sr.
50WTB-PF-001Bennett UGA Sphinx Club Initiation. Clara Belle Hooks, Katherine Pattillo, W. Tapley Bennett, Walter Wise, and Colbert Hawkins, 1936 October. ((10x13 cm), (5x8 cm), negative [negative missing])
50WTB-PF-002Bennett, while in college at UGA, wearing a large 'S' across his back while posting Omicron Delta Kappa Fliers, 1936 October 30. (2 (10x13 cm), (5x8 cm))
SRWTB-PF-002Bennett, while in college at UGA, wearing a large 'S' across his back while posting Omicron Delta Kappa Fliers, 1936 October 30. (negative)
50WTB-PF-003Bennett at a banquet, 1937 May 25. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-004Bennett with fraternity brothers on the steps of the fraternity house, University of Georgia, circa 1937. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-005Jeanne Crowell at Lucy Cobb dance sponsored by New College, a friend of Bennett's at the University of Georgia dressed in formal gown, circa 1937. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-006Bennett's friend from the University of Georgia [possibly used in the Pandora], circa 1937. ((21x26 cm) color, 2 (21x26 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-007Bennett's UGA college senior yearbook page, photo and list of activities, 1937. ((21x26 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-008Bennett at outdoor gathering – men of all ages, Dominican Republic, circa 1940. ((21x26 cm))
SRWTB-PF-008Bennett at outdoor gathering – men of all ages, Dominican Republic, circa 1940. (negative)
50WTB-PF-009Bennett at the U.S.- Dominican Republic Financial Convention, 1940. (2 (21x26 cm))
OS1WTB-PF-010Newspaper articles from the San Francisco Chronicle on UNCIO, 1945. (2 (28x35 cm))
SRWTB-PF-010Newspaper articles from the San Francisco Chronicle on UNCIO, 1945. (2 negatives)
50WTB-PF-011Bennett formal portrait in uniform, 1945. (2 (13x18 cm))
SRWTB-PF-011Bennett formal portrait in uniform, 1945. (negative)
50WTB-PF-012Bennett on an Organization of American States Peace Keeping Mission in Central America after fighting between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. First application of the Rio Treaty. Bennett with Alvaro Rossi, 1948 December. ((20x25 cm), (21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-013Bennett visiting Guatemala. John Fisher and Bennett with Lake Atitlan in background. Snapshots of building, fields, the airport, 1949 March. ((6x8 cm), 2 (7x7 cm), 22 (10x13 cm))
50WTB-PF-014Harold Montemat in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1949. ((8x12 cm))
50WTB-PF-015Bennett formal portrait. Photo used for publicity purposes for the Institute on world affairs, 1954 July, 1950 June 29. (4 (21x26 cm), (18x23 cm), (11x16 cm))
50WTB-PF-016Opening of the Pan-American Conference, Washington D.C., 1950. (13 (21x26 cm))
SRWTB-PF-016Opening of the Pan-American Conference, Washington D.C., 1950. (negative)
50WTB-PF-017Bennett and Eleanor Roosevelt an route to Chile, signed, 1952. ((21x23 cm) b/w)
SRWTB-PF-017Bennett and Eleanor Roosevelt an route to Chile, 1952. (negative)
50WTB-PF-018Bennett at Return of Milton Eisenhower's Mission to South America, accompanying him were John Cabot, Sam Anderson, Andrew Overby, and "Tap" Bennett, 1953 July 29. (11 (21x26 cm))
SRWTB-PF-018Bennett at Return of Milton Eisenhower's Mission to South America, accompanying him were John Cabot, Sam Anderson, Andrew Overby, and "Tap" Bennett, 1953 July 29. (2 negatives [1 missing])
50WTB-PF-019Kittie Lea portrait, daughter of Mrs. Henry D. Lea, 1957 March 28. ((7x9 cm))
50WTB-PF-020Bennett in a Department of State Photo while serving as counselor for Political Affairs, United States Embassy, Vienna, Austria. Seated left to right: J. Burns, W. Minor, B. Fisk, F. Kohler, F. Wilcox, L. Henderson, L. Dwinell, E. Rice, F. Darnell, J. Jova, R. Miller, J. Berry. Standing left to right: N. Lakas, A. Sutcliffe, H. Melone, L. Carroll, R. Homan, H. French, M. Cootes, T. Linthicum, H. Clark, L. Lutkins, D. Batson, W. Blancke, J. Gantenbein, S. Rockwell, W. Campbell, G. West, C. Lindner, S. Earnshaw, P. Shepherd, R. Walkinshaw, H. Wendel, J. Bartos, O. Anderson, D. Hays, S. Shoup, K. Oakley, E. Lawson, W. Williams, W. Collins, J. Muccio, H. Granata, J. Nugent, H. Gordon, Dr. W. Edel, B. Snyder, C. O'Donnell, J. Cope, W. Tapley Bennett, L. Lehrbas, Mrs. R. Hughes, W. Belton, W. Allen, P. Smith, C. Gray, F. Lyon, 1959 September 2. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-021Bennett skiing in Lech, Austria, 1961 February. ((11x15 cm))
50WTB-PF-022Bennett leaving Vienna for Rome with his two daughters, Anne and Ellen, 1961 April. ((8x11 cm))
50WTB-PF-023Prime Minister Constantine Caramanlis, Jacqueline Kennedy, Tap Bennett, Madame Caramanlis, Sounion, Greece, 1961 May. ((19x25 cm))
SRWTB-PF-023Prime Minister Constantine Caramanlis, Jacqueline Kennedy, Tap Bennett, Madame Caramanlis, Sounion, Greece, 1961 May. (negative)
SRWTB-PF-024Bennett and Jacqueline Kennedy, signed, early 1960s. ((22x28 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-025Bennett presenting a set of Encyclopedia Britannica to the library of Athens College, Greece as part of the Greece People to People Program for education, 1963 January 25. ((13x19 cm))
50WTB-PF-026Bennett at a memorial service for President Kennedy in Athens, Greece, 1963 November 27. (2 (9x13 cm))
50WTB-PF-027Bennett in front of pyramids and sphinx, Egypt visit, 1963 December. ((8x11 cm))
50WTB-PF-028Ambassador Bennett visits U.S. Aid Projects in the Dominican Republic, 1964. ((13x21 cm))
50WTB-PF-029Bennett and family at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Ambassador's Residence, 1965 February [1964 December ?] ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-030Bennett inspecting damage in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Evacuees at the Hotel Embajador during the reble shooting; evacuation at Haina; Carol Morgan school used as a hospital; mob in front of the Guatemalan Embassy; damage and bullet holes; food lines, 1965 April-May. (32 (13x21 cm), 4 (13x19 cm), 10 (21x26 cm) [5 13x21, 3 13x19 missing])
SRWTB-PF-030Evacuees in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1965 April-May (3 negatives [2 missing])
50WTB-PF-031Bennett at ground-breaking for the Annex of the American embassy in the Dominican Republic, 1965 June 28. (19 (13x18 cm))
50WTB-PF-032Bennett and family members in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1965 Summer. (3 (21x26 cm) proof page, (10x13 cm), (13x18 cm))
SRWTB-PF-032Bennett and family members in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1965 Summer. (negative)
50WTB-PF-033Senator Richard B. Russell visits The Dominican Republic , 1965 Fall. (8 (11x17 cm))
SRWTB-PF-033Senator Richard B. Russell visits The Dominican Republic , 1965 Fall. (negative)
50WTB-PF-034Bennett visiting U.S. troops in the Dominican Republic, 1965. (2 (13x18 cm))
50WTB-PF-035Anti-American Sentiment, Dominican Republic Crisis. Signs, "Ugliest American in Dom Rep Benet Tapley," "Ugliest American Go Home", 1965. (3 (21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-036Bennett formal portrait used while he was a United States Ambassador, circa 1965. (10 (18x13 cm), 8 (21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-037Bennett visiting community development projects in Portugal, 1966 January 20. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-038Bennett receiving an Honorary Doctor of Civil Laws Degree from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana during the Commencement Address, 1966 June 5. (2 (21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-039Bennett Family on their arrival in Lisbon, Portugal for Bennett to assume his duties as U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, 1966 July 13. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-040Approaching Presidential Palace with cavalry escort to present credentials as U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal. Approaching Belem Palace, 1966 July 20. ((13x18 cm), (19x24 cm), (18x24 cm))
SRWTB-PF-40Approaching Presidential Palace with cavalry escort to present credentials as U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal. Approaching Belem Palace, 1966 July 20. (negative)
50WTB-PF-041Academic Procession to award Honorary Degree to Bennett from Coimbra University, Portugal, 1966 October. ((13x18 cm))
50WTB-PF-042Bennett formal portrait taken at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Used as his United States Ambassador to Portugal photo while in Lisbon, Portugal, circa 1966. (7 (4x6 cm), 24 (21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-043Bennett formal portrait taken at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Used as his United States Ambassador to Portugal photo while in Lisbon, Portugal, circa 1966. (25 (21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-044Vice President Hubert Humphrey visits the Federal Republic of Germany to attend the European Chiefs of Mission Conference at the American Embassy, Bonn, Germany. Greeted by Willy Brandt and George C. McGhee, 1967 March 29-30. (2 (18x23 cm))
SR OSWTB-PF-045Bennett and President Johnson, signed, 1967 June. ((28x37 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-046Bennett family photo at American Embassy, Uganda. Photo was included in family's 1967 Christmas cards. Tap, Victoria, Anne, Ellen, Margaret, and John, 1967 August. ((9x11 cm))
SRWTB-PF-046Bennett family photo at American Embassy, Uganda. Photo was included in family's 1967 Christmas cards. Tap, Victoria, Anne, Ellen, Margaret, and John, 1967 August. (negative)
SR OSWTB-PF-047Bennett and President Johnson, signed, 1968 June. ((28x37 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-047AAmbassadorial Meeting. President Johnson with United State Ambassadors of six Latin American Countries, 1968 June 18. ((13x18 cm))
SRWTB-PF-047AAmbassadorial Meeting. President Johnson with United State Ambassadors of six Latin American Countries, 1968 June 18. (negative)
50WTB-PF-048Secretary of State Dean Rusk Visits Lisbon, Portugal, 1968 November 18. ((18x24 cm), (13x18 cm))
SRWTB-PF-048Secretary of State Dean Rusk Visits Lisbon, Portugal, 1968 November 18. (negative)
50WTB-PF-049Bennett and President Johnson, signed, 1969 January 16. ((13x18 cm))
SRWTB-PF-049Bennett and President Johnson, 1969 January 16. (negative)
50WTB-PF-050Bennett inspecting the Marine detachment of the U.S. Sixth Fleet, Lisbon, Portugal, 1969 February 4. ((13x18 cm))
SRWTB-PF-050Bennett inspecting the Marine detachment of the U.S. Sixth Fleet, Lisbon, Portugal, 1969 February 4. (negative)
50WTB-PF-051Bennett "at home" in Lisbon Embassy Residence, Portugal with wife Margaret. In 1968 their home won first place in the Borlington House's Most Beautiful American Embassy for the category of Best Combination of Architecture and Interior Design, 1968. ((13x18 cm), 17 (21x26 cm))
SRWTB-PF-051Bennett "at home" in Lisbon Embassy Residence, Portugal with wife Margaret, 1968. (negative)
50WTB-PF-052Bennett introducing the President of Portugal to American Belt Cattle at the Opening day of the National Agricultural Fair, Santarem, Portugal, 1969 June 1. ((18x24 cm))
SRWTB-PF-052Bennett introducing the President of Portugal to American Belt Cattle at the Opening day of the National Agricultural Fair, Santarem, Portugal, 1969 June 1. (negative)
50WTB-PF-053Bennett formal portrait, late 1960s. (10 (21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-054Bennett Sworn in as U.S. Deputy Representatives to the United Nations Security Council. Ted Schottke, Tap Bennett, George Bush, 1971 May. ((21x26 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-055Bennett speaks to the members of the U.S. Army War College at the United Nations Building, New York. Tap Bennett, Major General Franklin M. Davis, H. L. Harty Jr., Ambassador Hermann F. Eilts, 1971 September 27. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-056Bennett with actor Danny Kaye who made contributions to UNICEF, United Nations, International Children's Emergency Fund, 1972 February. ((21x26 cm), (13x18 cm))
SRWTB-PF-056Bennett with actor Danny Kaye who made contributions to UNICEF, United Nations, International Children's Emergency Fund, 1972 February. (negative)
50WTB-PF-057Bennett on a United Nations Mission to Du, New Guinea, 1972 March. ((13x9 cm) color, (13x11 cm) b/w)
SRWTB-PF-057Bennett on a United Nations Mission to Du, New Guinea, 1972 March. (negative)
50WTB-PF-058Bennett with U.S. Navy Admiral John S. McCain Jr., Commander in Chief Pacific, Hawaii, 1972 April. (2 (13x18 cm))
50WTB-PF-059Bennett with four international students, Georgia State University, Atlanta, possibly on Mundipax Day, 1972 November 17. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-060Bennett on U.N. mission to Korea, Joint Security Area, Rok Memorial, 1973 August 29. ((9x14 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-061Bennett addresses the 28th General Assembly of the United Nations, 1973 Autumn. ((21x26 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-062Chalmers B. Wood Portrait (Acting Ambassador of the United States to the New Zealand), 1973. ((6x8 cm))
50WTB-PF-063President Ford at the United Nations. Tap Bennett, Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, Huang Hua, 1974 September. ((21x26 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-064Bennett addressing 2nd World Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO), Lima, Peru, 1975 March 18. ((19x24 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-065T. Kirk Parrish Portrait, President Lanvin – Charles of the Rite, 1975 June. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-066Special Contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refuges in the Near East (UNRWA), United Nations, New York. Tap Bennett presenting check for $6 million to Mr. Jan Van Wijk, 1975 July 11. ((21x26 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-067Bennett addressing the United Nations Security Council on admitting Cape Verde, The Democratic Republic of Sao Tame and Principe and the People's Republic of Mozambique, 1975 August 18. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-068Bennett discussing the U.N. Security Council Cyprus Debate with Ambassador Caryannis of Greece and Sir Lawrence McIntyre, Ambassador of Australia, New York, 1975 Summer. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-069Bennett at Security Council Debate on Cyprus with Ambassador Rossides of Cyprus, 1975 Summer. ((21x26 cm), (13x18 cm))
SRWTB-PF-069Bennett at Security Council Debate on Cyprus with Ambassador Rossides of Cyprus, 1975 Summer. (negative)
50WTB-PF-070Bennett with representatives of other Nations, mid 1970s. (2 (21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-071Bennett serving as President of the United Nations Security Council, New York, 1976 February. ((21x26 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-072Bennett signing the International Tin Agreement at the United Nations, New York, 1976 March 11. ((21x26 cm), (13x18 cm))
SRWTB-PF-072Bennett signing the International Tin Agreement at the United Nations, New York, 1976 March 11. (negative)
50WTB-PF-073Bennett speaking in the U.N. Security Council on the Entebbe Incident in Uganda, 1976 July 14. ((18x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-074Bennett addressing the U.N. Security Council regarding conflicts between Turkey and Greece, New York, 1976 August 25. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-075Bennett and Chaim Herzog of Israel discuss the U.N. Security Council consideration of Egyptian Complaint regarding Israel actions in occupied territories, 1976 November 1. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-076Bennett on Drug Interdiction Mission to Thailand (riding an Elephant), 1976 April. ((10x10 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-077Bennett addressing the League of Women Voters – 1900 strong in the U.N. General Assembly Hall, New York, 1977 February 8. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-078Ambassador and Mrs. Bennett with Moroccan Ambassador and Madame Beugelloren at the United States United Nations, 1977 March. (2 (21x26 cm), (13x18 cm))
SRWTB-PF-078Ambassador and Mrs. Bennett with Moroccan Ambassador and Madame Beugelloren at the United States United Nations, 1977 March. (negative)
50WTB-PF-079Bennett at NATO Summit Meeting in London with President Jimmy Carter, 1977 May 10. ((21x26 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-080Bennett with General Alexander Haig, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, at NATO Summit, London, 1977 May 10. ((13x18 cm))
50WTB-PF-081Bennett with President Carter at NATO Summit Meeting, London , 1977 May. ((23x30 cm))
SRWTB-PF-081.2Bennett with President Carter at NATO Summit, London, 1977 May (4 (12x16 cm))
50WTB-PF-082Bennett inspecting NATO troops at Naples, 1977 October. ((13x13 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-083NATO Council in session (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Brussels, Belgium, 1977 November. ((13x18 cm), (18x24 cm))
SRWTB-PF-083NATO Council in session (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Brussels, Belgium, 1977 November. (negative)
SR OSWTB-PF-084White House Meeting with NATO secretary General, signed by Jimmy Carter, 1977. ((16x24 cm))
50WTB-PF-085Jimmy Carter Portrait, circa 1977. ((21x26 cm) color, (7x9 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-086Bennett visiting Nepal, traveling by elephant to Tiger Tops, 1978 January. ((9x13 cm))
SRWTB-PF-086Bennett visiting Nepal, traveling by elephant to Tiger Tops, 1978 January. (negative)
50WTB-PF-087Ralph Bunch Memorial at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, 1978. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-088Bennett interview with WSFA-TV, late 1970s. ((21x26 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-089Bennett at his daughter's wedding, Cambridge, England, 1980 June 14. ((13x18 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-090NATO Ministerial Meetings. United States Secretary of State Haig signing protocol on Accession of Spain to the North Atlantic Treat, 1981 December 10. ((17x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-091W. Tapley Bennett, Mrs. Bennett, President Reagan, Bennett's sons, 1982 January 8. ((20x25 cm))
50WTB-PF-092Bennett with United States Secretary of State Shultz at the North Atlantic Treaty Ministerial Meeting (press conference), 1982 December. ((18x24 cm))
50WTB-PF-093U.S. Ambassador to NATO Bennett and Mrs. Margaret Bennett, 1982. ((13x18 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-094Vice President Bush visits NATO in Brussels, 1983 February 3. ((21x26 cm) color)
SRWTB-PF-094Vice President Bush visits NATO in Brussels [signed by George Bush], 1983 February 3. ((21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-095Bennett and Vice President Bush at the White House, 1983 August. ((21x26 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-096Bennett being sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, George Schulta, Selvia Roosevelt, Mrs. Bennett, Tap Bennett, 1983 November 17. ((21x26 cm))
SRWTB-PF-097Bennett with President Ronald and Nancy Reagan, signed, 1984 February 29. ((21x26 cm) color)
SRWTB-PF-098George Bush and Bennett, signed, mid 1980s. ((21x26 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-099Bennett visiting the Khyber Pass and Afghan freedom fighters, 1988 September. ((11x16 cm) color)
SRWTB-PF-099Bennett visiting the Khyber Pass and Afghan freedom fighters, 1988 September. (negative)
50WTB-PF-100Hebron School Building in Commence, Georgia. The Bennett's donated $500 to its restoration, 1988. ((10x15 cm) color)
OS1WTB-PF-101Eighth Annual Secretaries of State Conference Reception Dinner, Ritz Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta [oversize], 1990 October 11. ((23x36 cm))
50WTB-PF-102Bennett receives award for distinguished service. The Foreign Service Cup from the United States Department of State, 1991 May 3. ((11x16 cm) color)
OS1WTB-PF-103President Bush Talking to granddaughters, signed (printed signature), 1992 June 8. ((28x36 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-104Dean Rusk introducing Bennett, Bob and Grace Stephens and Fred and Mrs. Davidson in background, 1977 January 27. ((13x18 cm) b/w)
50WTB-PF-105Bennett with George and Barbara Bush, Brussels, 1983 February 3. ((19x30 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-106Bennett retirement ceremony, 1985 January 15. (18 (21x26 cm))
50WTB-PF-107Pearl Bailey, singer and actress whom Bennett swore in as a delegate to the United Nations, signed, circa 1980s. ((21x26 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-108North Atlantic Treaty Organizations Seminar, Athens, Greece, 1992 May 8. (2 (21x26 cm) color)
50WTB-PF-109Tap and Margaret Bennett, State banquet for NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organizations] Summit in Bonn, 1982 June. ((9x17 cm) color)
OS1WTB-PF-110Tap Bennett, Deputy U.S. Representative to the U.N., at his desk [oversize], 1976 August 4 ((28x36 cm) color)
OS1WTB-PF-111Apollo 14 Flag at Fra Mauro, signed by Alan Shepard, 1971 February 5 ((28x35 cm) color)
WTB-PF-112Bennett and President Jimmy Carter at unidentified meeting [4 mounted photographs], circa 1978

VI. Artifacts

6 box(es)
This series consists primarily of military insignia Bennett accumulated during his military service from 1944 to 1953 and his diplomatic service in the U.S. Department of State, including a Distinguished Public Service medal granted by the U.S. Defense Department and a Meritorious Honor medal from the U.S. Department of State. Also included in this series are honorary keys and charms associated with Bennett's college years at the University of Georgia.
51Four - William Tapley Bennett's diplomatic passports
51William Tapley Bennett's monogrammed leather case
51Civil War bullet, Atlanta Campaign, in lucite
51Distinguished public service medallions (2) from U.S. Defense Department and Meritorious Honor Award from the Department of State medallion
51Wilbur J. Carr Award, Department of State medallion, 1985
51Decorative box covered in zebra [?] skin
51Gavel, Keynote Speaker Auburn Model United Nations, 1972
51Pennants used by Portugese Army units in Tete, Mozambique, 1960-1974 [?]
51Patch, Apollo-Soyuz , circa 1975
51Baton, "This baton was passed in mid-air by members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team" presented to Bennett in farewell ceremony upon leaving Dominican Republic
51Military buttons, Infantry insignia (4)
51Honor Guard badges (3)
51WWII Army Honorable Discharge Emblem (3)
51First Lieutenant and Second Lieutenant rank insignia
51U.S. Army buttons (4)
51WWII Victory Ribbon, American Campaign Ribbon (4),
51Coat of Arms of the United States pins (3)
51Coat of Arms of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, In hoc signo vinces, patch and lapel pin
51Pin, Seal of the President of the United States
51UGA, Sigma Chi ring
51Sigma Chi lapel pin, badge (2), and 50 year pin , 1937
51Future Farmers of America emblem (3), 1947, 1949
514-H four leaf clover lapel pin
51Chain with five University of Georgia honorary keys: Demosthenian, UGA Freshman, "TB", Phi Beta Kappa
51Phi Kappa Phi honorary key, 1937
51Blue Key Honor Society honorary key, 1953
51Department of State Service pins, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years, 35 years, 40 years
51Cord belonging to Chiefs of Mission flag
51W. Tapley Bennett, Jr. Ambassador name plate
52Plaque, Dominican Republic, Military Assistance Advisory Group, W. Tapley Bennett, March 21, 1966 to April 13, 1966, 1966
52Plaque, W. Tapley Bennett, Jr. American Ambassador to Portugal and Honorary President of the American Club of Lisbon, 1966-1969
52Plaque, presented by Col. George W. E. Daughtry, United States Marine Corps, one month to the minute when he picked up Bennett by helicopter at Punta Caucedo after his arrival on the Presidential Jet Star. Col. Daughtry transferred Bennett to the USS Boxer, where he was returned by helicopter to Haina N[?] Base and to the Embassy to resume charge of the American Mission, 1965 May 17
52Plaque, 25th Year in Support of NATO, Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force, Turkey, 1979
52Plaque, U.S.-Butschafter NATO, Brussels, 1982
52Plaque, in recognition of 45 years of service and dedication to the Government of the United States, 1985 January 31
52Plaque, Ambassador Bennett, Dominican Republic from Robert H. York, Major General USA, 82nd Airborne Division
52Plaque, Military Traffic Management Command, Transportation Terminal Group Europe
52Plaque, Outstanding Contributions to the Air War College, 1969-1976, 1976
52Plaque, Recognition of 45 years of distinguished service to the United States, presented by Kiwanis Club, 1985
52Plaque, Landsoutheast Guardian of NATO's Right Flank
52Plaque, Marine Security Guard Battalion, presented by the Marine Security Guard Detachment, Brussels, Belguim
OS5Rifle, given to Bennett in Mozambique
OS6Rifle with bayonet
OS2Flag, Chiefs of Mission