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Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00271

Scope and Contents

Papers of Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) relating to his military service in World War I and his later life. Includes diaries, photographs, correspondence, certificates, clippings, and ephemera.

Dates

  • circa 1919-1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Gerald Cole was born in New York City in 1894 and attended Stuyvesant High School, Amherst College (1915), Columbia University (1916) and the Sorbonne, Paris (1919). During and after World War I he served in the Coast Artillery Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1922, receiving numerous military honors. He was employed in banking and business ventures in Europe and the U.S.; from 1942 to 1944 he served as special assistant to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. During World War II he served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an intelligence service that was the predecessor of the CIA. Cole was a senior economic analyst for the U.S. government until his retirement in 1960.

Extent

1.5 Linear feet (3 archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Papers of Joseph Gerald Cole (AC 1915) relating to his military service in World War I and his later life. Includes diaries, photographs, correspondence, certificates, clippings, and ephemera.

Processing Information

Processed: 1979 April by JCD. Finding aid: 2012 February prepared by Lauren Delapenha (AC 2015E), Student Assistant

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299