William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual MaterialsWilliam Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual Materials

William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual Materials

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual Materials
Creator: Bennett, W. Tapley, 1917-1994.
Dates: 1960s-1980s
Extent: 26.0 items
Collection Number: RBRL/011/WTB
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual, includes moving images of Haiti and the Dominican Republic from the 1960s, as well as other audiovisual resources documenting Bennett's career.

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

William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual, includes seven 8mm films, one 16mm film, 12 audiocassettes, and one three-quarter-inch Umatic videotape. The series includes moving images of Haiti and the Dominican Republic from the 1960s, as well as other audiovisual resources documenting Bennett's career.

Included among the materials is one silent, black and white 16mm film of the 1966 farewell ceremony conducted upon Bennett's departure for his ambassadorial post in Portugal. Also included are fifteen audiotapes, many containing recordings of speeches and events including a statement by Gunnery Sergeant Jack E. Moonman regarding the U.S. Dominican Republic Intervention of April 1965, a 1977 interview of Bennett conducted by Bernard Gwertzman for The New York Times, the swearing in of Bennett as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Intergovernmental Affairs in 1983, and an address delivered in 1978 on the Sender Freies-Berlin German radio station. Present among the audiotapes as well are a number of audio recordings of addresses delivered in Georgia during the 1970s and musical recordings made by Bennett of Fado songs of Portugal and of a performance by Pearl Bailey for U.S. President Gerald Ford and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat.

This series also includes two oral history interviews for the Foreign Affairs Oral History Project conducted under the auspices of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training with the Honorable W. Tapley Bennett, Jr. made at DACOR [Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired] Bacon House on Thursday the 16th of June, 1988. The interviewer was Horace G. Torbert, Jr.

Organization and Arrangement

William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual is arranged by format.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Though the collection is open for research, reference copies of the audiovisual recordings are available upon request. Research requests will be filled as soon as possible and will be dependent upon the condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

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

Copyright Information

It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to reproduce material for publication. Persons wishing to reproduce materials in the Russell Library collections should consult the Director. Reproduction or quotation of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2010.


Related Materials

Access Points

Ambassadors.
Bennett, W. Tapley, 1917-1994.
Busbee, George, 1927-2004
Dominican Republic--History--Revolution, 1965.
Haiti--History.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994
United Nations. Security Council.
United States--Diplomatic and consular service.
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989.
United States. Dept. of State.

Related Collections in this Repository

Dean Rusk Personal Papers

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection

Martin J. Hillenbrand Papers

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project

Related Collections in Other Repositories

William Tapley Bennett, Sr. Papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

VII. Audiovisual Materials

Extent: 26.0 items
Scope and Content: William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual, includes seven 8mm films, one 16mm film, 12 audiocassettes, and one three-quarter-inch Umatic videotape. The series includes moving images of Haiti and the Dominican Republic from the 1960s, as well as other audiovisual resources documenting Bennett's career.
Included among the materials is one silent, black and white 16mm film of the 1966 farewell ceremony conducted upon Bennett's departure for his ambassadorial post in Portugal. Also included are fifteen audiotapes, many containing recordings of speeches and events including a statement by Gunnery Sergeant Jack E. Moonman regarding the U.S. Dominican Republic Intervention of April 1965, a 1977 interview of Bennett conducted by Bernard Gwertzman for The New York Times, the swearing in of Bennett as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Intergovernmental Affairs in 1983, and an address delivered in 1978 on the Sender Freies-Berlin German radio station. Present among the audiotapes as well are a number of audio recordings of addresses delivered in Georgia during the 1970s and musical recordings made by Bennett of Fado songs of Portugal and of a performance by Pearl Bailey for U.S. President Gerald Ford and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat.This series also includes two oral history interviews for the Foreign Affairs Oral History Project conducted under the auspices of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training with the Honorable W. Tapley Bennett, Jr. made at DACOR [Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired] Bacon House on Thursday the 16th of June, 1988. The interviewer was Horace G. Torbert, Jr.
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FILM 0003WTB 8mm 0001Samana Bay, Dominican Republic, undated
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
FILM 0003WTB 8mm 0002Reel 4 - Jimenoa, Highest Waterfall in Dominican Republic, undated
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
FILM 0003WTB 8mm 0003Roll 1, Capitol Dome, Washington to Cuidad Trujillo, undated
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
FILM 0003WTB 8mm 0004Reel 6, The Citadel, Haiti, undated
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
FILM 0003WTB 8mm 0005Reel 2 - color, Haiti, undated
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
FILM 0003WTB 8mm 0006Reel 3, Legation, Dominican Republic, undated
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
FILM 0003WTB 8mm 0007Reel 5, Haitian Market, undated
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
Boxitem
RR 0053Bennett 2Fado Songs of Portugal, undated
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
RR 0053Bennett 3UN Day Greetings for Broadcast in the Trust Territories on Oct. 24, 39745
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
RR 0053Bennett 4A. Statement by GySgt. Jack E. Moonman, events 24-28 April B. Statement by GySgt. Jack E. Moonman, events at Hotel Embayador on 27 April, April 24-28
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
RR 0053Bennett 5Revista de Despedia a su Excelencia el Embajador de los Estados Unidos en Republica Dominicana: W. Tapley Bennett Jr. , Camp Randall Sto. Dgo., 1966 April 11
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
RR 0053Bennett 6Franklin D. Roosevelt Commemorative Ceremony, Little White House, Warm Springs, Georgia , Ambassador WTB Jr., 1979 April 12
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
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FILM 0009Bennett 1U. S. Farewell to Ambassador Bennett, undated
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
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CS 0089Bennett 7Air War College Lecture, 39597
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CS 0089Bennett 8Swearing in of WTB Jr. as Asst. Sec. of State for Legislative Intergovernmental Affairs, 1983 November 17
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CS 0089Bennett 9Background on DPC, produced by NATO Information Service, 1981 December 18
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CS 0089Bennett 10Gov. Busbee Appreciation Day for Dean Rusk at Omni International Ballroom, 1978 June 28
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
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CS 0090Bennett 10bGov. Busbee Appreciation Day for Dean Rusk at Omni International Ballroom, 1978 June 28
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CS 0090Bennett 11Pearl Bailey at the White House with Presidents Ford and Anwar Sadat of Egypt, 39597
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CS 0090Bennett 12Ambassador Bennett - GA reserve Knokke, 1979 January 27
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CS 0090Bennett 13Bicentennial Address and questions, Augusta College, Augusta, GA, 1976 May 6
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CS 0090Bennett 14New York Times Interview between WTB Jr. and B. Gwertzman in Paris, 1983 June 8
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CS 0090Bennett 15Farewell at USUN, 1977 March 16
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CS 0090Bennett 16Dr. Kai Pat / Williams, undated
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CS 0090Bennett 17Ambassador Bennett on Sender Freies, Berlin, 1978 January 4
General note: Sound recording.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
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Umatic 0019WTB-AV Umatic 001Three I-W. Tapley Bennett [label also contains reference to AFEBS (Air Force European Broadcasting Squadron) and POLAD (State Foreign Policy Advisors)], circa 1984
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.