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Guide to the Elizabeth and Felix G. Rohatyn Papers
Circa 1900?-2017 (bulk 1975-2012)
 MS 3015

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 04, 2018
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Container List

Series IV. Ambassadorship Files, 1994-2001 (bulk, 1997-2000). 2.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents Note

The series includes files related to Felix Rohatyn's tenure as U.S. Ambassador to France (1997-2000). These include speeches, remarks, interviews, and written articles by Rohatyn, which generally concerned economic matters, relations between the U.S. and France, and Europe generally, and globalization. Also included are many of Rohatyn's daily schedules; his letter of instruction from President Bill Clinton; documentation concerning the American Presence Posts (APP) initiative, which established small Foreign Service posts in five key cities around France in support of American businesses and citizens; color slides of the paintings in the ambassador's residence; documents related to Rohatyn's confirmation and presentation of credentials; and his resignation and farewell. The series also includes Elizabeth Rohatyn's schedules and lunch and dinner events, providing insight into the role played by the ambassador's spouse in the social protocols of diplomacy. Many of the documents are in French.

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged by subject, in roughly chronological order: confirmation documents are first, followed by speeches, schedules, and other files related to Rohatyn's ambassadorship, and closing with resignation documents and farewell letters.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 15-16 Confirmation Documents (2 folders)
1997 July
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Statements at Confirmation Hearing & at Swearing-in Ceremony
1997
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Credentials & Protocols
1997
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Speeches and Remarks. Index to Books
1994-2000
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Speeches and Remarks. Distribution Lists
1997-1999
Box: 8 Folder : 3-4 Speeches. Book 1 (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two statements from 1994 and 1995 (prior to Rohatyn's tenure as ambassador), both concerning economic globalization.

1994-1998
Box: 8 Folder : 5-6 Speeches. Book 2 (2 folders)
1998-1999
Box: 8 Folder : 7-8 Speeches. Book 3 (2 folders)
1999
Box: 8 Folder : 9-10 Speeches. Book 4 (2 folders)
1999-2000
Box: 8 Folder : 11-12 Speeches. Book 5 (2 folders)
2000
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Speeches. Additional Copies
1994-2000
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Speech. Elizabeth Rohatyn at Cercle de l'Union Interalliee

Scope and Contents Note

The speech is in French, though there is a draft in English. Includes biographical reflections, particularly in connection with her Board and philanthropic activities and her role as the wife of the U.S. ambassador to France.

2000
Box: 8 Folder : 15-16 Remarks. Book 1 (2 folders)
1997-1998
Box: 8 Folder : 17a-b Remarks. Book 2 (2 folders)
1999-2000
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Remarks. Additional Copies
1997-1998
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Interviews
1998-1999
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Articles
1996-2000
Box: 8 Folder : 21-27 Clippings & Magazines (7 folders)
1997-2001
Box: 8 Folder : 28 American Presence Posts (APP)
1998-2000
Box: 8 Folder : 29 American Presence Posts. American Academy of Diplomacy Agenda
2000
Box: 8 Folder : 30 Patrick Seignolle Realisation Pelco (PSR). Ambassade des Etas Unit, Reperage du 27 03 1998

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photos concerning work to be done on the embassy building.

1998
Box: 9 Folder : 1 President Bill Clinton Letter. Instructions to Ambassador Rohatyn
1997 August 1
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Inspector's Evaluation Report
1998
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Cemetery Information. Conde sur Vesgre
2000
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Embassy Housekeeping Job Descriptions
circa 1997
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Color Slides of Residence Paintings
1997-2000
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Madeleine Albright / Yasser Arafat Political Cartoon. Flat File

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a cartoon by Bill Garner of the Washington Times, with a note to Felix and Elizabeth Rohatyn from Madeleine Albright, referring to a diplomatic incident with the Palestinian leader on 4 October 2000.

2000
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Rohatyn Birthday Party

Scope and Contents Note

Includes invitations, entrance card, etc. for Rohatyn and his son's birthday party, held in Paris, with a Humphrey Bogart/Casablanca theme. Includes a cartoon flip book of Rohatyn as the smoking Bogart character.

1998
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Miscellaneous Correspondence
1998, 2000
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Blank Stationery
circa 2000
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Blue Cards / Ambassador's Schedule
1998 September-December
Box: 9 Folder : 10a-b Blue Cards / Ambassador's Schedule (2 folders)
1999
Box: 9 Folder : 11a-b Blue Cards / Ambassador's Schedule (2 folders)
2000
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Elizabeth Rohatyn Schedules
1998-2000
Box: 9 Folder : 13-15 Dinners-In (3 folders)
1997-2000
Box: 9 Folder : 16-17 Dinners-Out (2 folders)
1999-2000
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Ladies' Luncheon-In
1998-2000
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Luncheons-Out
2000
Box: 9 Folder : 20-22 Correspondence Received From U.S. Correspondents (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Principally includes letters and notes to Elizabeth Rohatyn. Correspondents include Madeleine Albright, Alan Greenspan, Richard Avedon, and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

1999-2000
Box: 9 Folder : 23-24 Correspondence Received From France Correspondents (2 folders)
2000
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Correspondence Sent Out. Thank You Letters
1998-2000
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Access Cards

Scope and Contents Note

Includes passes to the Louvre, L'Association des Amis du Musee Gustave Moreau, Musee d'Orsay, Centre Pompidou, and ICOM membership card.

1998-2001
Box: 9 Folder : 27 Biographical Introductions
1997-1998
Box: 9 Folder : 28 Resignation Letters

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a letter from President Bill Clinton acknowledging Rohatyn's letter of resignation and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's letter at the conclusion of Rohatyn's tenure as Ambassador.

2000
Box: 9 Folder : 29-31 Farewell Reception (3 folders)
2000
Box: 9 Folder : 32-33 Goodbye Letters (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letters from Consul General Samuel V. Brock, President Jacques Chirac and the ambassadors to France from various other countries.

2000
Box: 9 Folder : 34 Goodbye Letters. Marc Riboud

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a letter and inscribed photograph to the Rohatyns from Riboud.

2001

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