C. Tyler Wood Papers
Clinton Tyler Wood (1900-1983) was a State Department official for three decades and a key figure in the Marshall Plan. Wood joined the State Department in 1945, working as senior aide to the Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs. During the 1950s he served as economic coordinator for the United Nations in South Korea. Wood then spent eight years in India as Minister of Economic Affairs for the U.S. Embassy and Director of the U.S. Technology Mission. From 1964-1970 he was associated with AID as a special assistant. His retirement in that year did not keep him from continuing his connection with AID; he remained a consultant until his death in 1983.
Wood’s papers document his activities in India, Korea, and Vietnam. The collection consists of correspondence, both business and personal; reports on various Third World nations and their problems; speeches by Wood on development in Korea and India; clippings on foreign aid, Korea, India, and Vietnam; and photographs of Wood and his associates, as well as the various place he traveled. Some material from Wood’s earlier career is also available.