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Frank M. Brandstetter Papers, 1941-1991 | Manuscripts

Collection Overview

Title: Frank M. Brandstetter Papers, 1941-1991Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1941-1979
ID: 01/AR034
Primary Creator: Brandstetter, Frank M. (1912-2011)
Extent: 158.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 08/19/1998. More info below under Accruals.

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Abstract

Collection of materials relating to Frank M. Brandstetter, including documents from his military career and from his time as a hotelier.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Orders, printed material, literary productions, maps, and photographic material relating to Colonel Frank M. Brandstetter's activities as an officer in the United States Army during World War II in Europe with the Field Interrogation Department (1943- 1944) and with General Matthew B. Ridgway's staff (1944-1945). Also included are Brandstetter's correspondence, financial documents, printed material, literary productions, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to his activities as President of Continental Restaurants Corporation (1951-1955) and as a hotel manager/executive at the Sans Souci Hotel in Jamaica (1955-1957), the Havana Hilton (1958-1959), the Las Brisas Hilton and the Acapulco Hilton (1959-1963), and the Las Brisas Hotel (1964-1976). Brandstetter's activities as general manager of Seagrams de Mexico (1976-1977) and director of Diplomatic and International Account Sales with Seagrams Overseas Sales Company (1978-1979) are detailed in printed material, literary productions, scrapbooks, and photographic material. Also included are scrapbooks, maps, and photographs of Brandstetter's travels in Africa, Europe, Mexico, China, and Russia (1960s-1990s).

Collection Historical Note

Colonel Frank Maryan "Brandy" Brandstetter (U.S. Army Ret.) was born into Austrian-Hungarian nobility on March 26, 1912, and immigrated to the United States as a penniless teenager. Volunteering for World War II service with the U.S. Army, his background, knowledge of customs, traditions and fluency with Hungarian, Romanian, Austrian, Czech and German languages made him a perfect choice for an intelligence career. After graduating from the U.S. Army Intelligence School, he was trained by British military intelligence before he parachuted with the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment on D-Day and led his IPW (Interrogation of Prisoners of War) team into World War II. He served as General Matthew B. Ridgway's trusted aide with the XVIII Airborne Corps until the end of the war, then, with General Ridgway in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, and finally with the original, five-nation United Nations Organization. His awards include the Silver Star and the Bronze Star.

Brandy continued for 40 years in uniform as a U.S. Army Reservist frequently providing assistance to the Office of the Army Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the FBI, and the CIA. Subsequently, Brandstetter unofficially provided reconnaissance services to the United States, primarily at his own expense, to China, Greece, Cyprus, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, Argentina, Yugoslavia, and many other hot spots at times when security threats were emerging.

As a civilian, Brandy developed real estate and excelled as a hotelier. He was the founder and operator of the Las Brisas Resort in Acapulco, a favorite destination during Acapulco's heyday. He received many awards for his active service in building community and bringing people out of poverty. This work led him to projects that educated and employed many and launched productive careers that otherwise never would have been. After learning of Brandy's influence that helped thwart a rebellion in 1981, King Juan Carlos of Spain sent a small contingent to Acapulco in 2003 to express thanks by giving Brandy an honorary membership in the Corporation Euro Americana De Securidad. His service to the world was surpassed by the quality and depth of his loyalty and his friendship.

Colonel Brandstetter resided in the United States, Jamaica, Cuba, and finally in Mexico where he made his home on the hillside above Acapulco Bay and below the tall landmark cross and Catholic Chapel of Peace, both of which he was instrumental in building.

Source: Frank M. Brandstetter Obituary, The New York Times, September 14 - September 15, 2011 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=153634344), accessed October 29, 2012.

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 98-008,1997-024, 97-009, 1997-025, 2004-002
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted. See Use/Rights restrictions stipulated by donor.
Use Restrictions: No portion of the contents of the Frank M. Brandstetter Archives, housed in the University of North Texas Archives, A.M. Willis, Jr. Library, University of North Texas, may be reproduced, distributed, adapted, performed, displayed, published, cited or otherwise used or exploited in any form, except as classroom presentations by students or professors, without the prior written permission of the donor, Resource Alternatives, Inc., a District of Columbia corporation. In accordance with the donor agreement, any user of this collection must sign a document agreeing to these stipulations.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Monetta, Dominic J.; Chuck Render
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Frank M. Brandstetter Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Processing Information: This collection is unprocessed. Please contact the UNT Archives for more information.
Finding Aid Revision History: Rachel Motes processed an accretion of one new box [Box 157] to this collection on 7/18/2017.

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Series 1: Personal FilesAdd to your cart.
 
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Barcode: 2145
Folder 1: Autograph BooksAdd to your cart.
 
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Capilla de la Paz (15 folders)
Barcode: 2159
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Barcode: 2186
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Barcode: 2179
Folder 1: Documents-Birth, PassportsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Documents-Birth, PassportsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Documents-Birth, PassportsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Documents-Birth, PassportsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Early Years and EducationAdd to your cart.
 
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Folder 17: Financial MaterialAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 18: GenealogyAdd to your cart.
 
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Box 5Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 2134
Folder 1: HonorsAdd to your cart.
 
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Barcode: 2376
Folder 1: LettersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: LettersAdd to your cart.
 
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Folder 4: LettersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Cards-HolidayAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: MarriageAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: MarriageAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: MarriageAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: MarriageAdd to your cart.
 
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Folder 11: MexicoAdd to your cart.
 
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Box 7Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 2189
Folder 1: OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
 
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Folder 3: OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
 
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Folder 7: People-Burns, BobbyAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: People-Burns, BobbyAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: People-Burns, BobbyAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: People-Burns, BobbyAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: People-Dornberger, WalterAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 12: People-Drury, AllenAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: People-Durazo, ArturoAdd to your cart.
 
Box 8Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 2190
Folder 1: People-Johnson, LyndonAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: People-Kaufman, Irving, R.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: People-Kissinger, HenryAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: People-Liechtenstein, Prince and PrincessAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: People-Murchison, BurkAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: People-Nixon, RichardAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: People-Nixon, RichardAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: People-O'More, HavenAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: People-Paolucci, DominicAdd to your cart.
 
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Barcode: 2129
Folder 1: People-Polgar, ThomasAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: People-Reagan, RonaldAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: People-Roth, Robert C.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: People-Saarinen, EsaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: People-Saarinen, EsaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: People-Spitzer, ArthurAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: People-Teller, EdwardAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: People-Trouyet, MilouAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: People-Vosjoli, PhilippeAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: People-Vosjoli, PhilippeAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: People-Vosjoli, PhilippeAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 12: People-Vosjoli, PhilippeAdd to your cart.
 
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Box 10Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94051
Folder 1: People-Kurguz, PeterAdd to your cart.
 
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Folder 4: People-Kurguz, PeterAdd to your cart.
 
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Folder 7: People-Kurguz, PeterAdd to your cart.
 
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Barcode: 94052
Folder 1: People-McLendon, GordonAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: People-McLendon, GordonAdd to your cart.
 
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Barcode: 94053
Folder 1: People-McLendon, GordonAdd to your cart.
 
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Barcode: 94054
Folder 1: People-McLendon, GordonAdd to your cart.
 
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Box 14Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94055
Folder 1: People-McLendon, Gordon and BartAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: People-McLendon, Gordon and BartAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: People-McLendon, Gordon and BartAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: People-McLendon, Gordon and BartAdd to your cart.
 
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Barcode: 94056
Folder 1: People-Stone, ClementAdd to your cart.
 
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Folder 3: People-Stone, ClementAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: People-Stone, ClementAdd to your cart.
 
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Box 16Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 2167
Folder 1: Photographs and SketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Photographs and SketchesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Social EventsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Social EventsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Social EventsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Social EventsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Social EventsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Social EventsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Publications and ScriptsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Publications and ScriptsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Publications and ScriptsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 17Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94057
Folder 1: Publications-Book DedicationAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Publications-Book DedicationAdd to your cart.
 
Box 18Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94058
Folder 1: Publications-O’Connor, Len-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Publications-O’Connor, Len-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Publications-O’Connor, Len-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Publications-O’Connor, Len-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Publications-O’Connor, Len-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Publications-O’Connor, Len-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Publications-O’Connor, Len-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Publications-O’Connor, Len-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Publications-O’Connor, Len-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 19Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94059
Folder 1: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 20Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94060
Folder 1: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 21Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94061
Folder 1: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Publications-Carlisle, Rodney and Monetta, Dominic-Notes and CopiesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 22Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94062
Folder 1: Publications-CommunismAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Publications-CommunismAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Publications-CommunismAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Publications-CommunismAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Publications-Dearing, Albin (Manuscript)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Travel-Argentina and Central AmericaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Travel-Argentina and Central AmericaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Travel-Argentina and Central AmericaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Travel-Argentina and Central AmericaAdd to your cart.
 
Box 23Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94063
Folder 1: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Box 24Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94064
Folder 1: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Box 25Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94065
Folder 1: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Travel-AfricaAdd to your cart.
 
Box 26Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94066
Folder 1: Travel-CorsicaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Travel-CorsicaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Travel-CorsicaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: GreeceAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: GreeceAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: GreeceAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: GreeceAdd to your cart.
 
Box 27Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94067
Folder 1: Travel-BelgiumAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: FinlandAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: FinlandAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: FinlandAdd to your cart.
 
Box 28Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 94068
Folder 1: Travel-Europe, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1998Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Travel-Europe, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1998Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Travel-Europe, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1998Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Travel-Europe, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1998Add to your cart.
 
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Folder 6: Travel-Europe, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1998Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Travel-RussiaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Travel-East AsiaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Travel-East AsiaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Travel-East AsiaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Travel-East AsiaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Travel-GeneralAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Travel-GeneralAdd to your cart.
 
Box 158: Brandy: A Portrait of an Intelligence Officer by Chuck Render, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 703223
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