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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Index of Major Groups

  • Collection Summary

    Title: James Robert Huntley papers
    Date (inclusive): 1938-2010
    Creator: Huntley, James Robert.
    Collection Number: 81071
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Language of Material: English
    Collection Size: 365 manuscript boxes, 5 card file boxes (148.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Diaries, writings, correspondence, reports, notes, meeting materials, resolutions, statements, and printed matter, relating to political, economic and cultural relations among Atlantic community countries and Japan, and private promotion of international cooperation, international education, and international environmental protection.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Robert Huntley papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives between 1981 and 2010.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Collections

    Atlantic Council of the United States records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Committee for a Community of Democracies--USA records, Hoover Institution Archives
    W. Randolph Burgess papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    1923 Born, Tacoma, Washington
    1948 B.A., University of Washington
    1949-1951 Consultant, Washington Parks Recreation Commission, Olympia, Washington
    1952-1954 Exchange of persons officer, United States Foreign Service, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Germany
    1954-1955 Director of cultural center, United States Information Agency, Hof an der Saale, Germany
    1956 M.A., international relations, Harvard University
    1956-1958 European regional affairs officer, United States Information Agency, Washington, D.C.
    1958-1960 Deputy public affairs officer, United States Mission to European Communities, Brussels, Belgium
    1959 Member to the United States delegation to the Atlantic Congress, London, England
    1960-1964 Secretary, Education Committee, NATO Parliamentarians Conference, Brussels, Belgium
    1960-1965 Executive secretary and director, Atlantic Institute
    1965 Author, The NATO Story
    1965-1967 Program associate, International Affairs Division, Ford Foundation, New York City, New York
    1967-1968 Secretary general, Atlantic College
    1968-1974 Writer, consultant, and lecturer on international affairs, Guildford, England
    1969-1974 Board of directors, International Standing Conference on Philanthropy
    1970 Author, with Warren Randolph Burgess, Europe and America: The Next Ten Years
    1970s Consultant, Wells Management Consultants Ltd.
    1971 Author, Man's Environment and the Atlantic Alliance
    1974-1983 Research fellow and senior advisor to president on international affairs, Battelle Memorial Institute, Seattle, Washington
    1976-1994 Member, Association to Unite Democracies (formerly Federal Union, Inc.)
    1979-1992 Founding chairman, Committees for a Community of Democracies
    1980 Author, Uniting the Democracies: Institutions of the Emerging Atlantic-Pacific System
    Circa 1980 Author, World Politics in the 1980s
    1983-1985 President, Atlantic Council of the United States
    1985-1989 Consultant, University of South Carolina
    1987-1991 Co-founder, 21st Century Foundation
    1998 Author, Pax Democratica: A Strategy for the 21st Century
    1999-2007 Vice president, Council for a Community of Democracies
    2006 Author, An Architect of Democracy: Building a Mosaic of Peace

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection includes diaries, writings, correspondence, reports, notes, meeting materials, resolutions, statements, and printed matter related to political, economic and cultural relations among Atlantic community countries and Japan, and private promotion of international cooperation, international education, and international environmental protection.
    During his youth, Huntley was concerned with a shift in world politics towards dictatorships and war. After studying international relations at the University of Washington, he accepted an appointment with the United States Foreign Service in 1952. He was stationed in Germany, involved in democratic education and the solidification of German and United States relations. In 1960, Huntley left the United States Foreign Service to found the Atlantic Institute in Paris, a think tank created to study the problems of Allied cooperation and conflict.
    In 1974, Huntley accepted a research fellowship at the Battelle Memorial Institute, traveling to Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand to study the Atlantic-Pacific system. While in this role, he authored World Politics in the 1980s, which was printed privately for Battelle's corporate clients. Correspondence, project proposals, and other materials related to the Battelle Memorial Institute can be found through the collection.
    Throughout his career, Huntley founded organizations for furthering democracy and the Atlantic community, including the Mid-Atlantic Clubs, the Standing Conference of Atlantic Organizations, the Consortium for Atlantic-Pacific Affairs (CAPA), and the International Standing Conference on Philanthropy (INTERPHIL). He also served in leadership roles for many such organizations, including as president of the Atlantic Council of the United States. In 1979, Huntley co-founded the Committees for a Community of Democracies (CCD), a group committed to strengthening relationships among democracies. In 1992, the Association to Unite the Democracies embarked on the Next Century Initiative (NCI), which was based on the ideas of the Committees for a Community of Democracies and involved many of its early members. The NCI became incorporated as a separate group, eventually becoming the Council for a Community of Democracies. The collection documents Huntley's involvement in these organizations through correspondence, meeting minutes, and extensive notes Huntley wrote about his career.
    Huntley kept a diary spanning over 50 years of his life. His diary entries begin in 1952, the year he was hired by the United States Foreign Service. These diaries, along with a draft of his memoirs, can be found in box 24.
    The collection includes Huntley's speeches and writings concerning democracy, the Atlantic community, international education, and Japan. In 1998, Huntley authored Pax Democratica, in which he argued that democratic countries should work together to create a more peaceful world. Drafts of this book and of other influential works, such as Uniting the Democracies, can be found throughout the collection.
    Huntley was interested in international education, writing many articles on the subject. Materials on international education include networking dossiers, documenting Huntley's interaction with various education organizations. The collection also includes files containing materials related to non governmental organizations, which contain questionnaires recording basic information about the organizations, descriptions of their activities, and use of budgets.
    Source: Council for a Community of Democracies. "A Community of Democracies: The Evolution of A Movement." Accessed 19 August 2013. http://www.ccd21.org/team/

    Index of Major Groups

    The collection has not been physically arranged. Most materials fall into the following groups.
    Box Nos. Groups
    71-73, 212 21st Century Foundation
    73-77, 139, 209 Association to Unite the Democracies (formerly Federal Union)
    228-231, 251-253 Atlantic Community
    123-125 Atlantic Council of the United States (ACUS)
    2-7, 13, 20-23, 86-87 Battelle Memorial Institute. Includes materials on the Battelle Seminar and Study Program and Advanced International Systems
    287, 316, 341, 366 Biographical file
    24, 32, 69, 81-86, 100-102, 322 Committees for a Community of Democracies
    66-68, 96-99, 288-289, 310-311 Consortium for Atlantic-Pacific Affairs (CAPA)
    15, 29, 46-48, 91-93, 199-201, 261-263, 344 Correspondence
    24 Diaries
    4, 225-228 Environment and ecology file
    269-272 Foundations and philanthropy file
    62-65 INTERPHIL
    31-32, 39 Japan
    118-122, 220, 317-321 Next Century Initiative (NCI) and Council for a Community of Democracies
    50-58, 108-116, 180-184, 214-215, 304-305 Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
    33, 335-339 Note cards
    27, 31, 35-37, 43-45, 48, 147-153, 176, 232, 237-244 Printed matter
    1, 6-14, 16-17, 127, 130-132, 211-213, 277-278, 291, 341, 348-355, 370 Speeches and writings
    79 United States Information Agency (USIA)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Atlantic Council of the United States.
    Atlantic Institute for International Affairs.
    Council for a Community of Democracies.
    Associations, institutions, etc.
    Environmental protection.
    Europe--Foreign relations--United States.
    Intellectual cooperation.
    International economic relations.
    International education.
    International relations.
    Japan--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations--Europe.
    United States--Foreign relations--Japan.