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Richard Arndt Papers

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Arndt, Richard T., 1928-

Richard T. Arndt (1928-) is a longtime advocate of and participant in cultural diplomacy, having been the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study at the University of Dijon, France in 1949-1950. He went on to serve with the State Department and the U.S. Information Agency from 1961-1985. Since then he has taught at universities including the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, and George Washington University. He has served on the boards of many organizations, including as president of the Fulbright Association (formerly the Fulbright Alumni Association) from 1990-1992.

Arndt received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in French Literature in 1949 and his PhD in 18th-century French Literature from Columbia University in 1959, teaching at Columbia until he began his public service career in 1961. He is the author of The Fulbright Difference, 1948-1992 (1993) and The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century (2005).

This collection documents Richard Arndt's commitment to cultural diplomacy and his advocacy of programs like the Fulbright Program in order to cultivate positive international relations. Included are papers written by Arndt and his speeches, article clippings, and correspondence on the topic of cultural diplomacy. Many documents are related to his book The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century. Also of note are translations by Arndt of a French novel and play.

Materials remain in their original order as received from the donor.

The collection was donated by Richard T. Arndt '49 in 2015. The accession numbers associated with this donation are ML.2015.020 and ML.2015.024. Additional accruals were donated by Richard Arndt in 2018 and 2021.The accession numbers associated with these donations are ML.2018.010 and ML.2021.013.

This collection was processed by Mairead Horton '17 and Rachel Van Unen in June 2015 at the time of accessioning. Some materials were placed in archival folders and supplied titles, though no physical rearrangement was done at this time. All materials were described in an inventory and finding aid. The 2018 and 2021 accruals were processed by Will Clements in 2022.

Some duplicate publications were separated from the collection.

Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Date
2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1998-2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Academics and Public Diplomacy" by Lord, Kristin M., 2005. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Threat to Fulbright, 2014. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1996-2014. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers and Remarks re: Cultural Diplomacy and Fulbright, circa 1987-1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Seminar on Cultural Diplomacy (UVA) Bibliography, 1986. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"First Resort of Kings" Reviews/Letters, 2005-2006. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction, University of Virginia, circa 1986-1989. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cuts to Exchange Programs, 1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A Diplomacy for the Clash of Cultures", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Remarks by Arndt re: Awarding Lois Roth Prize to Mary Lou Edmondson, 1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1995-2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Writings, 2005-2006. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Editing, Promotion: "First Resort of Kings", 2003-2005. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence (and Miscellaneous), 1985-2006. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers re: Cultural Diplomacy, 1988-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1988-1989. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Papers re: Cultural Diplomacy, 2000-2001. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Public Diplomacy: Miscellaneous Papers, 1981-1986. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1988-2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Proposal, Correspondence w/ editor, Sample Chapters, Early Version ["First Resort of Kings"], 2002-2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Galway Kinnell '48 Obituary, 2015. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Training of Diplomats, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous, circa 1989-2012. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Revolutionary Projections: Patterns of French and American Cultural Diplomacy", 1989. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Remarks at Service for Arthur Danto, 2014. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Translations, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1975-2004. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, Miscellaneous Drafts, and Unpublished Materials, circa 1988-2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1982-2001. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1993-2005. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence and writings, 1968-2016. 6 boxes.
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6 boxes

Correspondence and writings, 1948-2021. 6 boxes.
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6 boxes

Fulbright Association, 1951-2017. 4 boxes.
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4 boxes

UNESCO, 1967-2010. 1 box.
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1 box

Celebrity Correspondence, dates not examined. 2 boxes.
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2 boxes

Alpha Subject File A-E, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Alpha Subject File E-I, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

USIA, 1964-2008. 3 boxes.
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3 boxes

Lois Roth Writings and Correspondence, 1956-1977.
Lois Roth Memorial Materials, 1986. 1 box.
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1 box

Lois Roth Endowment, 2008-2013. 1 box.
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1 box

Richard Arndt Doctoral Thesis, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

USIA and Fulbright Publications, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

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