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Christopher Henze Peace Corps letters, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents of the Collection

From the Collection:

The Christopher Henze Collection compiles personal letters, memoirs, and documents related to Christopher Henze and his uncle Carlo Henze. Included in the collection are transcribed excerpts of Christopher Henze’s letters home to his parents documenting his time working in Danané, Côte d'Ivoire as a member of the Peace Corps, as well as his personal memoir tracing his life and career as an officer in the United States Foreign Service.

Also included in the collection are transcribed letters written by Carlo Henze to his wife Harriet during World War II. Carlo Henze served as a captain in the Medical Intelligence Division of the Office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and was a member of the top-secret Alsos Mission during the war. His letters provide an eyewitness account of the frontline as Allied forces moved towards Berlin and document his personal war experience. An article for the Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine sharing his war recollections and a declassified report for Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee co-authored by Carlo during the Alsos Mission are also included.

Christopher Henze's personal memoirs and letters and Carlo Henze's letters are available in both print and digital formats.


  • Creation: undated

Language of Material

From the Collection:

Languages represented in the collection: English.


Collection open for research.


From the Collection: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 slim document box)


Transcribed excerpts of letters home from Christopher Henze while serving in the Peace Corps. Orignal letters are housed at the J. F. Kennedy Library in Boston.

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

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