Eugene R. Black papers

Eugene R. Black papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eugene R. Black papers
Creator: Black, Eugene R. (Eugene Robert), 1898-1992
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1974
Language(s): English
Extent: 45 Linear Feet 42 boxes, 17 oversize folders
Collection Number: ms1108
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Sketch

Eugene Black, grandson of Henry W. Grady, founder-editor of The Atlanta Constitution and distinguished Southern leader, and son of Eugene Robert Black, former member of The Federal Reserve Board, was born in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Georgia. After serving in the United States Navy during World War I, he began his distinguished career in the financial world with Harris, Forbes and Company, an investment house that, in 1933, became part of The Chase National Bank. Mr. Black advanced through posts of increasing responsibility, becoming a Vice President of the bank in 1937.

In 1947 he was named the United States Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The World Bank, as it is commonly called, had been established at the Bretton Woods monetary conference in 1944 as an autonomous international organization for the purpose of providing loans to member nations to aid them in recovering from the effects of the Second World War and to promote economic growth.

In 1949 Mr. Black returned to The Chase National Bank but almost immediately was called back to the World Bank as President and Chairman. With Mr. Black as its leader, the bank became a potent force in the international community and in the continuing development of the world economy. Simultaneously, he served as President of the International Development Association and the International Finance Corporation. Through these institutions, and Mr. Black's striking success in introducing World Bank bonds to the leading financial markets of the world, private and public capital was mobilized on an international basis and channeled into productive projects in the developing countries for power, transportation, agriculture, communications, industry and other essential purposes. Mr. Black also made invaluable contributions in leading the World Bank Group to a vital role as mediator and conciliator in the peaceful settlement of intense international controversies, of which the dispute over compensation for the nationalization of the Suez Canal and the dispute between India and Pakistan over the division of the waters of the Indus River System are well-known examples. Combining a banker's prudence with a statesman's vision, and smoothing the way with unfailing Southern charm, Mr. Black built a bridge of development and trust between the world of private finance and the emerging nations and became a symbol of international cooperation for the common good.

When he retired from World Bank activities in January 1963, Mr. Black no doubt assumed that his life would be less hectic, but it was not to be. As a reflection of the business world's esteem for him, he was elected to the Boards of some of the nation's most important firms, including The Chase Manhattan Bank, Royal Dutch Shell Company, International Telephone & Telegraph Company, The New York Times, F. W. Woolworth Company, Cummins Engine Company, American Express Company, and The Howmet Corporation, of which he was recently named Chairman of the Board. Mr. Black has also served as President of the American Shakespeare Festival and on the Boards of a large number of other organizations devoted to the material and spiritual betterment of man, such as the Ford Foundation, The Johns Hopkins University, the Brookings Institution, Project Hope and the Population Council.

Governments of the World have also called on his time and talents. Mr. Black has been the Special Financial Consultant to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Financial Advisor to the Sheik of Kuwait, and has served the Government of the United States in many capacities. Of particular note has been his service as Special Advisor to the President for Economic and Social Development of Southeast Asia since 1965. Surely, few men in our time have carried heavier or more significant political and economic responsibilities.

As might be expected, Mr. Black has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including honorary degrees granted to him by colleges and universities in this country and in other lands, but he is in all probability unique in receiving degrees from Harvard, Princeton and Yale in a single year. In 1969 he was given the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that the United States can grant to a civilian.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Eugene Robert Black from 1917-1974. The papers include correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, records relating to his travels, and printed materials by or about Black. The papers pertain mainly to his work at the Chase National Bank, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), and as an international economic advisor.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene R. Black papers. MS 1108. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 March 22.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

Miscellaneous Correspondence

11Papers (five items) related to contract to purchase bonds of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Colorado River Water Works, 22-23 June 1938
12Letter (photostat of transcription of excerpts), Per Jacobsson to [Mr. Burgess], 12 December 1946
13A.L.s., (pencil draft), E. R. B. to "Jack,", 25 July 1947
14Letter (typescript copy), E. R. B. to "Dunny,", 27 July 1948
15Invoice, Estate of Gabriel Wells. Plus two other items related to purchase of books and prints, 5 January 1951
16T.L. (carbon), M. E. Linahan to Maurice Couderc. Plus two related pieces concerning E. R. B. and the Société des Amis d'Honoré de Balzac. Plus two printed items, 3 November 1955
17T.Memo (copy), U.S. Department of State memorandum of conversation on financing the High Aswan Dam, 16 November 1955
18T.L.s., Lawrence Langner to E. R. B. Plus four related pieces, including Langner's transcript proposal for a "solution to the Arab-Israel problem in the Middle East.", 7 August 1957
19Transcript (carbon), of E. R. B.'s affidavit submitted in behalf of Janusz Zoltowski, Houston, Texas. Plus three related pieces, 12 February 1958
110T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to Howard C. Drake. Plus two pieces of related correspondence, 2 June 1958
111T.L.s., Malcolm MacDonald to E. R. B. Plus T.L. (carbon), reply, 7 October 1958 8 October 1958
112T.L.s., James C. H. Anderson to E. R. B. Plus three pieces of related correspondence and four photographs, 11 August 1959
113T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to Malcom Muir. Plus eight items of related correspondence concerning Newsweek interview and an annotated photocopy of printed article, 29 October 1959
114T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to John M. Hamilton. Plus three items of related correspondence, 26 January 1960
115T.L.s., Harold Graves to E. R. B. Plus three related items of correspondence and one clipping, 6 May 1960
116Transcription of news report, 1961?
117T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to Brooks Emeny. Plus two items of related correspondence, 4 January 1961
118T.L.s., Myron M. Cowen to E. R. B. Plus typescript copy of draft of bill to establish Foreign Service Center in Washington, D. C., 10 January 1961
119T.L.s., Joyce Large to Constance Ladue. Plus four other items concerning photograph of E. R. B., 20 July 1962
120T.L.s., C. F. Parry to E. R. B. Plus certificate of election to The Athenaeum, 15 January 1962
121T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to W. O. Boschen, 22 June 1962
122T.L. (photocopy of carbon), E. R. B. to Lyndon B. Johnson. Plus T.L.s. (photocopy), L. B. J. to E. R. B., 9 April 1968 12 April 1968
157T.L.s, Fred S. Davison to ERB, 1969
158T.L.s, J. R. Mallory to ERB
182Memoranda, 1950, 1963

Employment by the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development

123T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to Arthur W. McCain, 17 March 1947
124T. Memo (carbon), Mr. Hooker to Mr. D. Crena de Longh, 17 March 1947
125Receipt, General Accounting Office, 17 March 1947
126T. Memo, initialed, Harry S. Truman to E. R. B., 2 related items, 2 April 1947
127T.L. (copy), John W. Snyder to E. R. B. Plus another copy, and a transcription of a news article, n.d., 20 January 1949
128T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to John W. Snyder, 25 January 1949
129T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to The President. With T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to John W. Snyder, 24 June 1949
130Telegram (confirmation copy and duplicate). 2 related items, 18 May 1949
131Employment agreement (typescript), 28 June 1949
132Typescript (carbon), IBRD Executive Directors Resolution 108, 28 June 1949
133T.L.s., Harry S. Truman to E. R. B., 30 June 1949
134T.L.s., John Snyder to E. R. B., 30 June 1949
135Certificate, IBRD Staff Retirement Plan, 1 July 1949
136T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to Morton M. Mendels, 8 July 1949
137T.Memo (carbon), E. R. B. to Mr. Poore, 10 October 1949
138T.Memo (carbon), E. R. B. to Mr. Poore. Plus four other items, 6 November 1951
re moving expenses.
139Identification and Personnel Data form (carbon). Plus draft version (typescript), 7 May 1953
140U.S. Civil Service routine loyalty investigation report (copy), 18 September 1953
141Employment Agreement re expenses (typescript). one item, 21 June 1956
142Employment Agreement re pension (typescript), 21 June 1956
143Employment Agreement (typescript), 24 June 1958
144T.Memo (copy), IBRD Executive Directors Agenda, 14 November 1960
145Employment Agreement re salary. Plus carbon of memo, M. M. Mendels to Mr. Howell, 14 November 1960
146T.L. (carbon), E. R. B. to E. G. Bliss. 2 attachments, 26 April 1962
147Typescript, notes re financial arrangements, 27 August 1963
148T.Memo (carbon), 27 November 1962
149T.Memo. Plus stub from final IBRD paycheck, 3 January 1963

Letters received during hospitalization

154Maher-Prud 'homme
155Rajapatirana- Szymczak
156Tan Siew Sin- Yen



2. Honorary Degrees

22-9Honorary degrees, clippings, speeches
9Emory University, 11 June 1962
9University of Hartford, 11 June 1961
9Harvard University, 16 June 1960
9University of Long Island, 8 June 1965
9Northeastern University, 17 June 1962
9University of Oxford, 27 June 1962
9University of Sussex, 11 June 1963
9Syracuse University, 8 March 1957
9Tufts University, 21 April 1960
9Yale University, 15 June 1960
10McGill University, 29 May 1964
10Stetson University, 1 June 1964
10Oglethorpe University, 5 June 1955
10University of Chattanooga, 11 June 1951
10Columbia University, 1 June 1954
10Waseda University, 17 September 1968
10University of the South, 8 October 1967
10Victoria University, 17 May 1961
10University of Arkansas, 1959
10Macalester College, 8 June 1959
10Princeton University, 14 June 1960
10University of Hamburg, 19 July 1961
16Doctor of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg
16Long Island University
16Diploma and typewritten citation (mimeographed) for honorary degree, Keio University, Tokyo
1AHonorary Degree, Hamilton College
2AHonorary Doctorate, Universitas Episcopi
3AHonorary Degree, Rutgers
4AHonorary Degree, University of Toronto
5AHonorary Diploma, Islamic Republic of Mauritania
6AHonorary Scroll, City of Geneva, Switzerland , 1963
15BUnknown honorary degree, in Latin (St. Andrews?), undated

3. Speeches, 1947-1970

31Off the Record Remarks. Mimeographed, 1947?
Suggested Speech by Eugene R. Black to Texas Group, Investment Bankers Association. Carbon typescript, April 29, 1948
31Script of Broadcast Made by Mr. Eugene R. Black, President, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Voice of America-Broadcast Around the World, Thursday at 4:00 P.M. Mimeographed, June 30, 1949 Presenting the Fourth Annual Report of the International Bank to the Board of Governors. Mimeographed, 1949
Address...Before the Southern Industrial Editors Institute at the University of Georgia. Mimeographed, November 4, 1949
32Address...Before the Investment Dealers' Association of Canada, Eastern District-Montreal, Canada. Mimeographed, February 23, 1950
[Interview] Capital Memo Program. Original typescript, April 10, 1950 Presenting the Fifth Annual Report of the International Bank to the Board of Governors, in Paris at 10:00 A.M. Mimeographed, September 8, 1950
33Address...Before the Bankers' Club of Chicago. Mimeographed, January 10, 1951
Address...Before the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations at Santiago, Chile. Mimeographed, [March 5 1951] [or March 6, 1951] the Florida Bankers' Association at Palm Beach, Florida. Mimeographed, April 3, 1951
Outline of Speech on Understanding of World Problems. Original typescript. Pencil note on first page: "Not Used for Chattanooga Speech." With: Varvessos, K. T.L.s., to E. R. B.. Washington, 27 April 1951 Presenting the Sixth Annual Report of the International Bank to the Board of Governors in Washington at 4:00 P.M., Mimeographed, September 10, 1951
World Bank Loans at Work. Address...Before the National Foreign Trade Convention, Waldorf-Astoria, New York City. Mimeographed, October 29, 1951
What the World Bank Means to You. the Chamber of Commerce Homecoming Luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia. Mimeographed, November 7, 1951
boxfolder a Joint Meeting of the Foreign Policy Association of New Orleans and International House of New Orleans, Auditorium of International House, January 15, 1952
Savings and World Development. the Opening Session of the National Conference on Savings, Inflation and Economic Progress-Sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Mimeographed, May 15, 1952 the New York Bond Club. Mimeographed, May 22, 1952
Remarks...on the International Finance Corporation Proposal, 14th Session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, New York City. Mimeographed, [June 16, 1952] the New York State Bankers Association, Spring Lake, New Jersey. Mimeographed, June 21, 1952
Address...Before the New York Herald-Tribune Forum, General Assembly Room, United Nations. Mimeographed, October 19, 1952
Speech to Members of Sunday Morning Breakfast Club, Philadelphia, Midday Club. Original typescript, November 5, 1952
35Some Considerations Affecting Foreign Aid. the Economic Club of New York, Hotel Astor, New York City, 8:30 P.M. Mimeographed, January 14, 1953
Address...Before the 15th Session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Meeting at U. N. Headquarters, New York City. Mimeographed, April 14, 1953 Presenting the Eighth Annual Report of the Bank to the Board of Governors in Washington, D. C., at 11:15 A.M.. Mimeographed, September 9, 1953
36A Fresh Look at Foreign Investment. Address...Before a Luncheon Meeting of the Trust Division, American Bankers' Association, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, on Wednesday. Mimeographed, February 10, 1954
Address...Before the 17th Session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Meeting at U. N. Headquarters, New York City. Mimeographed, April 14, 1954
Address...Before a Luncheon Meeting of the Ninth Annual Cleveland World Trade Conference, Hotel Carter, Cleveland, on Friday. Mimeographed, May 7, 1954
[Interview] Washington USA Program, CBS. Saturday. Original typescript, April 17, 1954
Address...Before the Annual Meeting of the Savings Banks Association of Massachusetts, Bretton Woods, N. H. Mimeographed, September 11, 1954 the Board of Governors, 10:00 A.M. Mimeographed, September 25, 1954
Closing Remarks...[to the Board of Governors]. Mimeographed, September 28, 1954
37Address...Before the 19th Session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Meeting at U. N. Headquarters, New York City. Mimeographed, April 7, 1955
Commencement Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Ga., Sunday. Mimeographed, June 5, 1955 Prepared for Delivery to the Board of Governors, Istanbul, Mimeographed. With: Statement Concerning the International Finance Corporation Made by Mr. Robert L. Garner, Vice President of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, at the Bank Informal Discussion. Mimeographed, September 12, 1955 September 15, 1955
38Common Sense and Economic Aid. the National Farm Institute, Des Moines, Iowa. Mimeographed, February 18, 1956
The World Bank as Lender and Borrower: A Ten-Year Report. the Economic Society of Zurich. Mimeographed, March 21, 1956
Address...Before the 21st Session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Meeting at U. N. Headquarters, New York City. Mimeographed, April 18, 1956 the Annual Dinner of the Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, Hartford, Connecticut. Mimeographed, May 8, 1956 the Board of Governors, 10:00 A.M. Mimeographed, September 25, 1956
Closing Remarks [to the Board of Governors]. Mimeographed, September 27, 1956 the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at Los Angeles, Tuesday. Mimeographed, October 16, 1956
International Lending-Then and Now. the National Association of Supervisors of State Banks at San Francisco, California, Friday. Mimeographed, October 19, 1956 the Board of Governors, 10:00 A.M. Mimeographed, September 25, 1956
Your Business and Your Country's Business Overseas. the National Association of Manufacturers at New York City, Wednesday. Mimeographed, December 5, 1956
boxfolder the Centennial Lunch of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mimeographed, March 2, 1957 a Convocation of the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Mimeographed, March 8, 1957
Address...Before the 23rd Session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Meeting at U. N. Headquarters, New York City. Mimeographed, April 18, 1957
Address...Before the Alumni Society of the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Mimeographed, June 10, 1957 the Board of Governors, 12:00 Noon. Mimeographed, September 23, 1957
Concluding Remarks [to the Board of Governors]. Mimeographed, September 26, 1957 the International Industrial Development Conference, San Francisco California. Mimeographed, October 14, 1957
The Importance of Being International. Address...Before the British Council, International Chamber of Commerce, London. Mimeographed, November 5, 1957
Address...Before the Bond Club of Chicago at the Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois. Mimeographed, December 13, 1957
310Address...Before the 25th Session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Meeting at U. N. Headquarters, New York City. Mimeographed, April 17, 1958 the Board of Governors, 9:30 A.M. Mimeographed, October 7, 1958 the Closing Joint Session of the Boards of Governors. Mimeographed, October 10, 1958
41What Answer to the Challenge of International Poverty? Address...Before the Economic Club of Detroit, at Detroit, Michigan. Mimeographed, April 20, 1959
Address...Before the Pilgrims, London, England, Tuesday. Mimeographed, May 5, 1959
The World Bank as a Borrower. Address...Before the Twelfth International Banking Summer School, Burgenstock, Switzerland. Mimeographed, June 1959
The Power of Your Heritage. Commencement Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mimeographed, June 8, 1959 the Board of Governors. Mimeographed, September 29, 1959 the Closing Joint Session [of the Boards of Governors]. Mimeographed, October 2, 1959
Growth of the World Bank, 1949-1959 Address...Before the Annual Convention of the Savings Banks Association of New York, Aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam. Mimeographed, October 30, 1959
42Address...Before the New York Southern Society, New York City. Mimeographed, January 15, 1960
Too Many People or Too Little Growth. Address...Before the Economic Club of Chicago, at Chicago, Illinois. Mimeographed, February 18, 1960
Some Principles for Development Assistance. Statement... at a Meeting of the Development Assistance Group in Washington, D. C. Mimeographed, March 9, 1960
Address...Before the 29th Session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Meeting at U. N. Headquarters, New York City. Mimeographed, April 7, 1960
43Address to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, New York. Mimeographed, April 24, 1961
Commencement Address at Agnes Scott College...Decatur, Georgia. Mimeographed, June 5, 1961
Commencement Address at the University of Hartford...Hartford, Connecticut. Mimeographed, June 11, 1961 the Board of Governors, Vienna, Austria. Mimeographed, September 19, 1961 the Closing Joint Session of the Boards of Governors. Mimeographed, September 22, 1961 the Investment Bankers' Association, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, Wednesday. Mimeographed. 4 c., October 4, 1961
44Address to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, New York. Mimeographed, April 5, 1962
Remarks...on the Occasion of Founders Day at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Mimeographed, April 13, 1962
Remarks... on the Occasion of the Inauguration of Dr. John A. Logan, Jr., as President of Hollins College, Roanoke, Va. Mimeographed, April 14, 1962
Ventures in World Order. [In two parts.] Mimeographed, 1962? the Closing Joint Session of the Boards of Governors. Mimeographed, September 21, 1962
Economic Development for the Peoples of Africa. Address...Before the Afrika Instituut. The Hague. Mimeographed, October 29, 1962
45New Task for Science. the 97th Commencement Excercises of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mimeographed, June 7, 1963
A Banker on the Banks of Avon. the Shakespeare Anniversary Banquet, at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, at 7:45 P.M., Saturday in the Festival Pavilion. Mimeographed, April 25, 1964
A Transcript of a Recorded Interview with Eugene Black. Dark Harbor, Maine, Richard D. Challener, Interviewer. The John Foster Dulles Oral History Project, Princeton University Library. Carbon typescript, 15 July 1964
46Commencement Address, Wellesley College..., Wellesley, Massachusetts. Mimeographed. Attached are photocopies of related material, June 3, 1966 (4 p.)
Introduction of Brookings Trustees at Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner, [and] Introduction of Mr. Calkins. Original typescript (large-type), September 29, 1966 (2 c.)
Statement by Mr. Black for Congressional Committees. Photocopy, 1/28/67
Autograph note on cover: "Rough Draft Only."
Introductory Remarks...on Asian Economic and Social Development Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Executive Session, 2:30 P.M. Original typescript (large-type), May 2, 1967
Text of Introduction of Guest of Honor, C. K. Yen Dinner. Mimeographed. With: Text of Address by Vice President C. K. Yen, Hotel Pierre, Monday, Mimeographed, May 15, 1967 May 15, 1967
47The Uneducated Need Not Apply. Speech Delivered at the University of the South. Mimeographed, October 10, 1967
Statement... on Asian Economic and Social Development Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photocopy, February 27, 1968
Statement for Verbal Presentation...Before the Subcommittee on International Finance of the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives. Original typescript. Also, photocopy, February 27, 1968
Statement...Before the Subcommittee on International Finance of the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, February 27, 1968
Settlement or Solution in the Middle East? Address...Before the Middle East Institute, Washington, D. C. Original typescript (large-type). Also, another state, mimeographed, October 4, 1968
Advance Text of Response by Eugene R. Black. National Institute of Social Sciences. Mimeographed, November 21, 1968
48[Alternative in Southeast Asia.] Lecture I. A New Diplomacy for Southeast Asia. Lecture II. Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia: Absurd or Inevitable? Lecture III. The Mekong Basin: Vision and Opportunity. [Three lectures stapled together and continuously paged.] Emory University. Mimeographed. With: Printed folder on the lecture series, March 31 1969 and April 1-2, 1969 (2 c.)
From Foreign Aid to Development Assistance. Address...[to] the Commercial Club, Chicago, Illinois. Photocopy, May 12, 1969
Alternative in Southeast Asia. Address...[at] New York University. Carbon typescript, October 22, 1969
49Alternative in Southeast Asia. Address...[to] the Foreign Policy Association. Photocopy, February 25, 1970
49Alternative in Southeast Asia. Address...[at] Boise State College. Original typescript, with autograph corrections, November, 1970
183Adresses, 1957-1967

4. Official Travel

Itineraries, maps, summaries, notes, and correspondence.
51General. Lists of Eugene R. Black's foreign missions and of staff members who accompanied him
52Europe, 1950
53Europe, 1950
54Chile, Peru, March 1951
55Europe, May 1951
56Brazil, November 1951
57India, Pakistan, Far East, Australia, New Zealand, 1952
58Middle East, 1953
59Europe, 10-22 February 1951
510Central and South America, February-March 1954
511London, March 1955
512Europe, Iran, Egypt, June 1956
513Colombia, Peru, 6-15 November 1959
514Africa, 2 March-April 1958
515Israel, West Africa, Kariba, 26 April-June 1960
17Scandinavia, 20 July-August 1960 (2 binders.)
[itinerary and briefing materials only; mission canceled due to illness of Mr. Black].
516Venezuela, April 1961
17England, The Netherlands, Italy, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, France, 25 October-November 1962 (3 binders.)
[Two sets of itinerary and briefing materials.]
517Far East, July 1966
518Israel. "Welcome to Israel.", February 1968 (1 binder)
519European trip, May 1961

5. Scrapbooks and Clippings

14Concerning Henry W. Grady, as well as more recent clippings and photographs relating to Grady, Eugene R. Black and Atlanta. , circa 1889 ( 19-1/2" by 23-1/2" )
14Prepared by staff members of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, these albums contain photographs; newspaper and magazine clippings about Eugene R. Black, his family and the World Bank; copies of articles written by Eugene R. Black, including a number of writings not present elsewhere in the Collection; and printed programs, menus and award citations , 1952-1959
15Prepared by staff members of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, these albums contain photographs; newspaper and magazine clippings about Eugene R. Black, his family and the World Bank; copies of articles written by Eugene R. Black, including a number of writings not present elsewhere in the Collection; and printed programs, menus and award citations , 1960-1963
520-21Miscellaneous banking clippings
71-6Clippings, 1959, 1969
19Scrapbook- photographs and clippings of travels
14AClippings, circa 1969

6. Printed material

61The Domestic Dividends of Foreign Aid. (Reprinted from Columbia Journal of World Business), 1965
61Economic Development. (In Coca-Cola Overseas, volume 3, number 3), June 1950
61Economic Development: Technology Alone Is Not Enough. (In The General Electric Forum), July-September 1966
61Introduction. (In To Tame a River. Washington: Government Printing Office), 1968 (2 c.)
61Black Bids New Administration Face Mideast Facts. (In The Link, volume II, number 1), January 1969
61Eugene Black, Banker of the World. (In The Chi Phi Chakett), September 1959
61Gene Black 'Drafted' To Head World Bank. (In Finance, volume 56, number 10), 31 May 1949
[cover story ].
17Indonesian Investment Conference, 2-4 November 1967 ( 11" by 13" )
61Interbank People (In International Banker, volume 1, number 1), December 1966
[Cover story on Eugene R. Black. ]
61 International Bank Notes , December 1962
[Entire issue devoted to Eugene R. Black.]
61Insurance Flourishes in the South. (Reprinted from Business Week), October 3, 1959
62Economic Development: Technology Alone Is Not Enough. (In The General Electric Forum)
68Kariba; Opening by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Rhodesia: Federal Power Board. Leather, spiral binding, 1960
68Menus, Phoenicia Hotel, White House, Hotel Jordan Inter-Continental, Mt. Washington Hotel
68Dedication of Eugene R. Black Auditorium
17The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation; the Latest Look in International Organizations. Carbon typescript of Ph. D. thesis. Washington, D. C.: American University, 1956
Autographed presentation copy.
17Project Orbis, Inc., August, 1974 ( 9" by 11-1/2" )
185Printed material
186Press releases, 1962
8AFramed invitation from Pres. of Italy, 1962
9AFramed invitation from Pres. of Mexico, 1941
2Volume 2: Ford Motor Company Common Stock, $5 Par Value Public Offering of 2,750,000 Shares by the Ford Foundation, 1962
44ERB publications
10AFamily Document from France or Belgium, in French, 1859

7. Photographs

The majority of these show Eugene R. Black on official missions to Southeast Asia in the 1960's, receiving honorary degrees, participating in meetings.
81Photographs, Taipei, Taiwan, 1966
82Photographs, event Phoenicia Hotel
83Photographs, Japan
11The Fortieth Anniversary of Time, the Weekly Newsmagazine. With photograph of Eugene R. Black and printed program for anniversary dinner.
11Robert D. Calkins
12Photograph. Eugene Black and Lyndon Johnson ( 16-1/2" by 12-1/2". )
Inscribed by Johnson: "To Eugene Black/Excellence always/Lyndon B. Johnson."
12Photograph. Eugene Black and Lyndon Johnson. Inscribed by Johnson ( 14-1/2" by 11-1/2". )
"To Gene Black/Thanks./Lyndon Johnson."
12Photograph. Eugene Black and Lyndon Johnson ( 14-1/2" by 11-1/2". )
Inscribed by Johnson: "To Gene Black/a patriot always/Lyndon B. Johnson."
12Photograph. Eugene Black and two Africans ( 13" by 12". )
12Photograph. Robert B. Anderson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Eugene Black and another. Signed by all ( 15" by 11". )
12Photograph. Christian Herter. Signed ( 9" by 11-1/2". )
12Photograph. Man with gamefish ( 6-1/2" by 10-1/2". )
12Photograph. Pakistani official. Signed. Silver frame with gold emblem ( 8-1/2" by 11". )
12Photograph. Large group of men outside building ( 12" by 9". )
12Photograph. Board of Directors, Brookings Institution, 1968 ( 16-1/2" by 13-1/2". )
12Photograph. Eugene Black and three Asians at the signing of a loan to Japan, with large group looking on ( 10" by 8-1/2". )
12Photograph. T. Kittikachorn. Color. Signed, 18 September 1968 ( 11" by 14-1/2". )
12Photograph. Group of men at dinner, including Eugene Black, 21 July 1947 ( 12-1/2" by 10". )
12Photograph. Eugene Black and three others at a signing ( 10" by 8". )
12Photograph. Maurice Frére. Signed ( 12" by 17". )
12Photograph. Policy and Finance Committee, F. W. Woolworth. Color ( 13" by 12". )
12Photograph. Eugene Black, Prince Bernhard and another. Signed ( 11" by 9" )
12Photograph. President Johnson presiding at meeting (16 others). Signed by Johnson ( 10" by 10-1/2". )
12Print. Portrait sketch of William Fulbright. Signed by Fulbright ( 8-1/2" by 11". )
12Photograph. Group of five persons, including Queen Juliana, Prince Bernhard and Eugene Black. Color ( 7" by 5-1/2". )
12Photograph. Businessman (?). Signed, The Hague, February 1964 ( 6-1/2" by 8-1/2". )
12Photograph. President Thieu. Signed ( 11" by 13" )
12Photograph. Japanese leader. Signed ( 8" by 10". )
12Photograph. Eugene Black with Bobby Jones ( 10" by 8". )
13Photograph. Marshal Tito riding a white horse. Signed ( 12-3/4" by 10". )
13Photograph. Bobby Jones in foursome ( 12-1/2" by 11". )
13Photograph. Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C., 1933-1934 ( 14" by 11". )
13Photograph. Douglas Dillon. Signed ( 10-1/2" by 14". )
13Photograph. Bobby Jones driving. Signed ( 10-1/2" by 13-1/2". )
13Photograph. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Robert Anderson and Eugene Black ( 14" by 11". )
13Photograph. Robert Anderson. Signed ( 10-1/2" by 14". )
13Photograph. Shigao Yashida ( 11-1/2" by 14-1/2". )
13Photograph. Pope John XXIII greeting Eugene Black and a bishop. Color ( 12-1/2" by 11". )
13Photograph. Eugene Black and three other men with Shirley Temple. Signed by Shirley Temple ( 15" by 12". )
13Original cartoon. Eugene Black fishing ( 6-1/2" by 8-1/2". )
13Photograph. Eugene Black and others representing the United States at a conference table. Signed by Mike Monroney and Robert B. Anderson
13Photograph. Eugene Black with three others at signing of Agreement of International Finance Corporation, 5 December 1955 ( 12-1/2" by 10-1/2". )
13Group of two photographs. Chalk notice in French concerning obligations of the International Bank ( 12-1/2" by 19". )
13Photograph. Latin American official. Signed ( 10-1/2" by 13-1/2". )
13Photograph. Eugene Black and two African men ( 6-1/2" by 8-1/2". )
13Photograph. Eugene Black and three others look on as man in center signs document ( 12-1/2" by 11". )
13Photograph. Eugene Black standing on sidewalk ( 12-1/2" by 14-1/2". )
13Photograph. President Marcos of the Philippines. Color. Signed ( 13-1/2" by 16". )
13Original watercolor. Portrait of Eugene Black for TIME cover Signed by Boris Artzybasheff, 1956 June 25
16Album ( 8" by 5-1/2" )
containing photographs of Eugene Black receiving an honorary degree. University and date not stated.
16Album, May 1960 ( 14" by 16" )
presented to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Black "on the occasion of their first visit to Israel"; presentation page signed by David Horowitz and Levi Eshkol. Contains photographs of people and places visited.
17In Commemoration of the Colloquium Luncheon given by the Honorable Eugene Black for the International Fellows of Columbia University on Friday, March 11, 1966 ( 12" by 12" )
"In Commemoration of the Colloquium Luncheon given by the Honorable Eugene Black for the International Fellows of Columbia University on Friday"
17fifth annual Splendid American Awards of the Thomas A. Dooley Foundation , 28 March 1969 ( 9-1/2" by 11-1/2" )
17Photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Black's visit to Taiwan, 17 November 1966 ( 11-1/2" by 11-1/2" )
11A4 photos- unidentified African tableau, undated
12APhoto portrait COMSAT Board of Directors, 1968
13APhoto portrait of Woolworth Board of Directors, 1966
16BPhoto of World Bank leaders meeting with John F. Kennedy, 1962
17BPoster (color) of [King of Saudi Arabia]
2Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Eugene Black, framed
1Collage celebrating Black upon retirement, framed

8. Military Service

11Certificate stating that Eugene R. Black served with the U. S. Navy in World War I, 3 June 1920 ( 16" by 21". )
11Certificate of discharge from Naval Reserves, 21 October 1921 ( 13" by 16". )

9. Shakespeare collection

16Birmingham Post Shakespeare Quatercentenary Commemorative Supplement, 1964
210Shakespeare Anniversary Exhibition Correspondence, 1964
211Shakespeare Anniversary Exhibition Festival clippings, brochures, newspapers, 1964
212Shakespeare Anniversary Exhibition Photographs (approx. 24)
213-14Shakespeare Anniversary Exhibition Printed Ephemera, 1964
3Chart of the Shakespear 400th birthday celebrations

10. Certificates

13Magazine cover. The Diplomat, March 1958 ( 15" by 18". )
10Facsimile of insurance policy of Compagnie d'Assurance Générale issued to Honoré de Balzac ( 17" by 20-1/2". )
12Menu cover and place card. Dinner given by Eugene Black for colleagues in International Bank, 26 December 1962 ( 10" by 14". )
12Photograph. Eugene Black and Prince Bernhard. Signed ( 7-1/2" by 10" . )
9Autograph of Charles Dickens, original bookplate and photograph ( 12" by 11". )
9T.L.s. Lyndon Johnson to Eugene Black, 14 January 1969 (1p.) ( 10-1/2" by 13-1/2". )
12Specimen bond. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development ( 17" by 14-1/2". )
10Certificate. Order of the Orange Nassau, The Netherlands ( 11-1/2" by 16-1/2". )
9Certificate. Order of San Carlos, Colombia ( 16" by 13". )
9Certificate. Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur, France ( 19" by 14-1/2". )
9Certificate. St. John's College, Annapolis ( 9-1/2" by 12-1/2". )
10Certificate. State of New York, Appointment of Eugene R. Black as member of Council of Economic Advisers, 30 November 1968 ( 18-1/2" by 15-1/2". )
10Certificate. Order of the Crown of Thailand ( 11" by 16". )
9Certificate. Royal Horticultural Society ( 9" by 12-1/2". )
9Certificate. Wisdom Award of Honor ( 11-1/2" by 9-1/2". )
9Certificate. [Thai.] ( 9-1/2" by 7-1/2". )
9Certificate. F. W. Woolworth Co. ( 11" by 15". )
10Certificate. National Institute of Social Sciences ( 18-1/2" by 14-1/2". )
10Typescript citation. Brookings Institution ( 9" by 11-1/2". )
10Certificate. COMSAT Board, resolution ( 12-1/2" by 15-1/2". )
9Certificate. New York World's Fair, 1964-65 ( 15-1/2" by 11-1/2". )
10Certificate. Great Living American award, Chamber of Commerce of the U. S. ( 11-1/2" by 16". )
11Certificate, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1963
11Citation. New York Times Board of Directors
11Citation by Mayor of New York City
11Certificate in caligraphic hand. Citation by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1949
11Certificate of appointment of Eugene R. Black as lieutenant-colonel (aide-de-camp), Georgia governor's staff. Seal, 29 November 1939 ( 15-1/2" by 13-1/2". )
16Typewritten citation, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand. Red silk binding with gold-color metal insignia on front cover
16Tribute, hand-illumined, Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Blue leather, gilt. In solander case (10 p.)
17Invitation to Birmingham Christmas Carnival, 1949 ( 9" by 11-1/2" )
7AFormal Decoration Certificate from Emperor Hirohito, in Japanese, 1963

11. Artifacts

Art Objects, and Decorative Objects

Bible (Chicago), Ornate mother-of-pearl decorations on leather binding. In special box covered in red velvet, 1960
Japanese, warrior's helmet. In elaborate cabinet, black with gold-color metal fittings, black wooden legs
Korean silver-gilt tea set. In special box covered in black velveteen
Ornate tobacco cabinet, with 13 inner compartments and inlay work depicting Iran
Old sword, black wooden handle with elaborate silver decorations and matching sheath (silver fitting for tip of sheath is missing)
Cap and gown worn by Eugene R. Black
Model of sailing ship
Old Arabic Dagger, with wire-wound hilt and leather sheath attached to beaded string
Folding sheath dagger, with pearl handle and leather sheath
Small English faience cup, decorated with motto "Fairest Gems Lie Deepest."
Hand-carved wooden horse with metal decorations
Pre-Columbian pottery figure, reclined fertility goddess
Suede-covered cigarette box, with bullfight scene tooled on the top
Plastic cigarette box, with an original $2.00 demand note (Bullion Bank, Washington, D. C.) imbedded in the clear lid, 1862
Lincoln Continental hood ornament, mounted on marble base with name plate
"New York Times" ash tray
Glass ash tray, smoke color, with "Get Well" theme
Scissors and letter opener, in leather case
Pen used by Lyndon B. Johnson in signing H.R. 12563, 16 March 1966
Parker cartridge fountain pen, maroon-color base
Clear lucite paperweight, Life Insurance Company of Georgia 75th anniversary
Snail shell imbedded in amber-tinted lucite block, 22 October 1965?
(Belongs with small wood and silver base with plate "Diloma"?)
Two Israeli coins, in wooden case, presented to Eugene R. Black, February, 1968
Chinese ivory seal, in small sliding-top case and brocade box
(Eugene Black's name in Chinese.)
Silver cigarette box, gold medallion (International Bank) on lid, December 1962
Incised inscription inside lid "To Gene Black; with admiration and warm friendship/Phyllis and Douglas Dillon
African high-relief carved head with headdress, in ebony
Enamelled bronze ash tray with medallion, Ecuador, 1961
Metal statuette, Indian goddess Kali
Petrified bone (?) in metal mounting
Carved bone mask, pre-Columbian type
Round carved ebony box (African), inlaid with nacre
The top is carved to suggest a human mask
African carved wooden figure, seated woman with child
African cast metal figure of warrior with club, shield and brass earrings
Carved wooden candle holder, in the form of a bull, with silver saddle blanket
Glazed ceramic figures: man on a donkey, fish vendor, and two men and a woman doing the "Limbo." Average height of standing figures
Latin American carved wood idols
Carved wooden ceremonial piece, signed on base: "Huaca/Panama/Henry/ Sargent/Christmas, 1960
African carved ebony figure, elongated semi-nude woman
Carved wooden figure, kneeling woman
Carved wooden figures, painted black, kneeling man and woman with copper jewelry. Mounted on thin wooden bases
Carved wooden figures, warriors with shields (spears missing?), on oval wooden bases
Peruvian carved wooden figure of seated native on a base, wearing silver jewelry
Peruvian carved wooden figure of a conquistador with silver helmet and sword
Carved wooden figure of a native warrior wearing metal jewelry and thong waistband, and carrying a wooden spear with metal tip and a shield of painted vellum
Carved ivory reproduction of an antique Egyptian figure of a river god, on ebony base
White ceramic ash trays with reproductions of cartoons relating to the World Bank and Eugene Black
White ceramic cigarette box with reproduction of cartoon pertaining to the Ford Foundation
African carved ebony figure of a drummer, with wig and chin whiskers of fur
African doll, brown felt over wire, dressed in decorated pink gown over printed costume
Carved wooden figure of standing native woman carrying a burden on her head and a child clinging to her back
Old engraved silver anklet, made into an ash tray
Mexican engraved silver sombrero
Mexican pumice beneath elaborately engraved silver mounting
White bisque head of woman
Bowling trophy with barometer
Hand-made decoration of red, white and blue ribbons and paper. "Diploma."
Silver cup presented to Eugene R. Black; inscription dated, 26 September 1968
Black leather-covered box, with tooling in blue, red and gold
Wooden music box/cigarette box, with black lacquer trim, presented by Waseda University
Bookends of green stone and gold-color metal, bowling motif
Key to the city of Geneva, bronze, on short chain
May belong with Bible (No. 1 above).
Small inscribed silver plaques for labeling gifts presented to Eugene R. Black, 31 December 1962
Name block for desk: "Mr. Eugene R. Black". Lacquered black wood with mother-of-pearl inlay
Three-piece desk blotter set, tan leather
Stamp dispenser and matching tape dispenser in hammered gold finish
Bible Stand

Commemorative Medals

World's Fair, Brussels, 1958
Impianto Termoelettrico di Bari, (bronze), 1960
Impianto Termoelettrico di Bari, (silver), 1960
Impianto Idroelettrico sul Bussento, 1960
600 ahre Tirol-Osterreich, 1363-1963
Reproduction of Tirolean gold piece of, 1642
Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador, Inauguracion de su Nuevo Edificio, 1958
El Salvador, America Central, Presa "5 Noviembre", Junio 1954
Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, "France," Two examples, 1962
Atlanta Air Terminal, 1961
Banque d'Etat du Maroc, 1906-1956
Dwight David Eisenhower, Inauguration Medal, 1953
American Life Convention, Program, 1955
Nederlandsehe Maatschappij voor Nijverheid en Handel, n.d.
Ioannes XXIII Pontifex Maximus Anno IV, 1961
Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez, 1869
Stockholms Enskilda Bank, 1956
National Institute of Social Sciences, Dignus Honore, Eugene R. Black
Two square oriental bronze pieces
Henry Ford Centennial. Oval, 1863-1963
Dedication of North American Aviation, Inc., Science Center, James Howard Kindelberger Memorial Laboratories, 1964
Lotus Club award. Oval. Plus another example imbedded in plastic block, 1963
World's Fair, New York. Mounted on wood base, 1964-65
United Arab Republic, High Dam Aswan. Pentagonal. In red velvet-covered case

Decorations of Honor

Italy. Cavalier, Grand Cross, Order of Merit. Decoration on red-striped green sash, with accompanying star (pin)
Colombia. Grand Officer of the Order of San Carlos. Large decoration (pin) with accompanying miniature decoration on gold-striped green ribbon (pin)
Mauritania. Commander of the Order of National Merit. Star decoration with yellow-striped green ribbon
The Netherlands. Order of Orange-Nassau. Decoration on blue-and-white-striped gold ribbon, with accompanying star (pin)
France. Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor. Large star (pin)
Belgium. Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown. Decoration on maroon sash, with accompanying star (pin)
Japan. Order of the Sacred Treasure. Decoration (pendant) with accompanying star (pin)
Laos. Star (pin)
Thailand. Knight, Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Crown. Decoration on blue ribbon with green, yellow and red stripes; with accompanying pendant and two miniature decorations on matching ribbons
Mexico. Aguila Aztec order. Decoration on gold sash, with accompanying star (pin)
United States of America. Presidential Medal of Freedom. Decoration on white-striped blue sash, with accompanying star (pin) and two miniature decorations on matching ribbons
Korea. Pendant decoration on ribbon with gray, white, red and yellow stripes

12. Furniture

Fine crotch-veneered walnut executive desk of Chippendale style, 6 feet in length. With silver presentation plate, inscribed to E. R. B., 1962
Executive swivel chair, upholstered in blue leather
Chair, wooden arms, seat and back covered in black simulated leather; silver presentation plate on back inscribed "Eugene R. Black [Sr. ] presented by Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta...", January 12, 1928 to December 19, 1934
Walnut exhibit table, glass top ( 59" by 30" by 24" h. )

14. Addendum


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