Victor Cutter papers, 1900-1953 Rauner Manuscript MS-63

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Title:

Victor Cutter papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-63

Collection Dates:

1900-1953

Size of Collection:

4.5 ft. linear ft., 5 boxes

Abstract:

Victor M. Cutter (1881-1952). President, United Fruit Company. Dartmouth College, Class of 1903. The collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs and articles relating to his career with United Fruit Company, New England Regional Planning Commission, and as a Dartmouth College Trustee. Biographical material is also included.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Victor M. Cutter contain correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs and articles related to his career with the United Fruit Company, New England Regional Planning Commission, and as a Dartmouth College Trustee. Biographical material is also included.

Biography

Victor Macomber Cutter was born on September 2, 1881 in Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1903. A year later he received a M.C.S. degree from the Tuck School of Administration and Finance at Dartmouth. Upon graduation Cutter went to work as a timekeeper for the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica. He succeeded to more responsible positions, supporting the effort to pioneer fruit plantations in Guatemala and Honduras. In that capacity he helped select and lay out farms and oversaw rail and communication construction. He rose to president of the company in 1924, serving until 1933. In 1934, Cutter became regional chairman of the National Resources Planning Board and chairman of the New England Regional Planning Commission. He also held the directorship or presidency of a multitude of business corporations and was a trustee of Dartmouth College, Colby Jr. College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cutter died on December 25, 1952.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series: 1, Papers, 1864-1954

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Biographical Papers, 1864-1953

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Biographical Papers

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letters, diary, notes and humor, 1864-1930
  • Folder: 2, Alumni clippings, biographical clippings, publications and identification cards, 1926-1951
  • Folder: 3, Obituary " Time Magazine," clippings, 1953
  • Folder: 4, Obituary materials (sympathy letters), 1952-1953
  • Folder: 5, Obituary materials (letters), 1952-1953
  • Folder: 6, Obituary materials (letters and telegrams), 1952-1953
  • Folder: 7, Family papers: Biography of John de Jongh; Marriage news releases; Marriage clippings, letters and telegrams; Lists of wedding gifts and family treasures; Educational certificate, 1913
  • Folder: 8, Early Life Chronology; Description of United Fruit Company Employment, 1929-1933

Box: 2, Correspondence and Clippings, 1907-1954

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Correspondence and Clippings

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, New England Regional Planning Commission: Correspondence and clippings, 1907-1942
  • Folder: 2, New England Regional Planning Commission: Clippings, 1936-1942
  • Folder: 3, New England Regional Planning Commission: Clippings, 1936-1941
  • Folder: 4, List of memberships and association, societies and clubs, 1928-1944
  • Folder: 5, Corporate correspondence, 1935-1954
  • Folder: 6, Writings: "The Banana as a Factor in Business," in "The Spur"; "Diversities," in "Illinois Law Revue"; "Indian Ruins at Quirigua," in "The Pan American Union"; "Our Greatest Economic Problem," in "Current History"; "Trade Relations with Latin America," United Fruit Company, 1926-1929
  • Folder: 7, Engineer's Survey of Lands: Farms, Rail and Communications, undated

Box: 3, Scrapbooks, 1899-1928

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Scrapbooks

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Scrapbook, 1899-1903
  • Folder: 2, Scrapbook, 1904-1924
  • Folder: 3, Scrapbook, 1924-1926
  • Folder: 4, Scrapbook, 1927
  • Folder: 5, Scrapbook, 1928

Box: 4, Scrapbooks, 1929-1934

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Scrapbooks

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Humorous Clippings, undated
  • Folder: 2, Scrapbook, 1929
  • Folder: 3, Scrapbook, 1930
  • Folder: 4, Scrapbook, 1931-1934
  • Folder: 5, Business Issues, undated

Box: 5, Photographs, undated

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Photographs

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