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Ravi D. Goel collection on Philip Dodson Sprouse

Call Number: MS 2114

Content Description

The collection consists of correspondence related to United States Ambassador Philip Dodson Sprouse, including letters from former Secretary of State Dean Acheson and General George C. Marshall. Also includes letters from diplomatic colleagues and family, reactions to Sprouse's death, photographs of Sprouse, and research and biographical material relating to Sprouse compiled by Ravi D. Goel.


  • 1939 - 2019

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Ravi D. Goel was transferred to Yale University in 2019. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ravi D. Goel (Yale College, 1993), 2019.


The materials are arranged in five groupings: Incoming correspondence; Outgoing correspondence; Third party correspondence; Photographs; and Research material. Materials within these groups are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor by Manuscripts and Archives.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection consists of correspondence related to United States Ambassador to Cambodia Philip Dodson Sprouse, including letters from former secretary of state Dean Acheson and general George C. Marshall.

Biographical / Historical

Philip Dodson Sprouse was born in 1906 in Tennessee. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1928. Sprouse became a Foreign Service officer in 1938 and served in China. In the 1940s he served as an advisor on China to the Harry Truman presidential administration, traveling to China on diplomatic missions with General George C. Marshall and General Albert C. Wedemeyer. In 1959 he was appointed a Foreign Service Inspector and later served as the United States Ambassador to Cambodia from 1962 to 1964. Sprouse retired in 1964 and died in San Francisco, California in 1977.

Guide to the Ravi D. Goel Collection on Philip Dodson Sprouse
compiled by Robert Bartels
February 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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