James C. Luitweiler Papers
Scope and Content
The collection includes correspondence to and from Luitweiler, typescripts and reports concerning the activities of the Legation in South America and National City Bank of New York, materials concerning the retention of the Panama Canal and a collection of personal photographs taken during his travels in Mexico and Central and South America, chiefly before 1920.
- Creation: undated, 1903-1982
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
James Luitweiler (1890-1982) was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania and the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico, 1906-1911). An international lawyer and businessman, Luitweiler served as Secretary to the American Land Commission Canal Zone in 1913. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1915 and served with the American Legation to Buenos Aires and Santiago from 1915 until 1917. Subsequent to these activities he returned to New York and established himself in the field of international finance.
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James Luitweiler (1890-1982) was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania and the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico, 1906-1911). An international lawyer and businessman, Luitweiler served as Secretary to the American Land Commission Canal Zone in 1913.
Series I: Correspondence (1906-1981) has been subdivided into two subseries: Personal and Political.
Series II: Writings (undated, 1909-1980) includes essays and written works, published and unpublished.
Series III: Subject Files (1903-1982) includes and alphabetical file of information, primarily concerning Panama.
Series IV: Photographs (1908-1978) includes photos taken by Luitweiler.
The collection was purchased in 1992.
- James C. Luitweiler Papers
- Archives & Special Collections staff
- 2001 May
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