Harry B. Price Papers
The Harry Bayard Price Papers include correspondence, interviews, memoranda, press releases, and reports of people who were directly connected with the Marshal Plan in preparation for Price’s writing of The Marshall Plan and Its Meaning. This material spans the dates 1951-1955. The collection also contains a typed draft of Price’s manuscript, charts, records, and other printed material related to the book.
The correspondence portion deals with comments, criticisms, and notes concerning Price’s rough draft. Of special interest are the correspondence of Dean Acheson, Erik Brofoss, Harlan Cleveland, Brice M. Mace, Jr., Peter Odegard, Henry Tasca, and GCM. Additionally, there is a good bibliography on the ECA.
The second portion of the collection contains interviews conducted with persons both in the U.S. and in Europe concerning the Marshall Plan and its implementation. Of special interest here are the interviews with Harlan Cleveland, Richard Bissell, W. Averell Harriman, Samuel Van Hyning, Dean Acheson, Paul Hoffman, and GCM.
The third portion of the collection contains miscellaneous items, including a typed final draft of the Price book, a chronology of the ECA project, telephone directories, and economic charts used by Price.