Scope and Content of Collection
Index of Major Groups
Title: James Robert Huntley papers
Date (inclusive): 1938-2010
Collection Number: 81071
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
365 manuscript boxes, 5 card file boxes
(148.2 linear feet)
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.
Hoover Institution Archives
Huntley, James Robert.
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||Born, Tacoma, Washington
||B.A., University of Washington
||Consultant, Washington Parks Recreation Commission, Olympia, Washington
||Exchange of persons officer, United States Foreign Service, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Germany
||Director of cultural center, United States Information Agency, Hof an der Saale, Germany
||M.A., international relations, Harvard University
||European regional affairs officer, United States Information Agency, Washington, D.C.
||Deputy public affairs officer, United States Mission to European Communities, Brussels, Belgium
||Member to the United States delegation to the Atlantic Congress, London, England
||Secretary, Education Committee, NATO Parliamentarians Conference, Brussels, Belgium
||Executive secretary and director, Atlantic Institute
The NATO Story
||Program associate, International Affairs Division, Ford Foundation, New York City, New York
||Secretary general, Atlantic College
||Writer, consultant, and lecturer on international affairs, Guildford, England
||Board of directors, International Standing Conference on Philanthropy
||Author, with Warren Randolph Burgess,
Europe and America: The Next Ten Years
||Consultant, Wells Management Consultants Ltd.
Man's Environment and the Atlantic Alliance
||Research fellow and senior advisor to president on international affairs, Battelle Memorial Institute, Seattle, Washington
||Member, Association to Unite Democracies (formerly Federal Union, Inc.)
||Founding chairman, Committees for a Community of Democracies
Uniting the Democracies: Institutions of the Emerging Atlantic-Pacific System
World Politics in the 1980s
||President, Atlantic Council of the United States
||Consultant, University of South Carolina
||Co-founder, 21st Century Foundation
Pax Democratica: A Strategy for the 21st Century
||Vice president, Council for a Community of Democracies
An Architect of Democracy: Building a Mosaic of Peace
Scope and Content of Collection
The papers of James Robert Huntley include 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 throughout 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 more than fifty 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 also 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.
Index of Major Groups
The collection has not been physically arranged. Most materials fall into the following groups.
||21st Century Foundation file
|73-77, 139, 209
||Association to Unite the Democracies (formerly Federal Union) file
||Atlantic Community file
||Atlantic Council of the United States (ACUS) file
|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
|24, 32, 69, 81-86, 100-102, 322
||Committees for a Community of Democracies file
|66-68, 96-99, 288-289, 310-311
||Consortium for Atlantic-Pacific Affairs (CAPA) file
|15, 29, 46-48, 91-93, 199-201, 261-263, 344
||Environment and ecology file
||Foundations and philanthropy file
|118-122, 220, 317-321
||Next Century Initiative (NCI) and Council for a Community of Democracies file
|50-58, 108-116, 180-184, 214-215, 304-305
||Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) file
|27, 31, 35-37, 43-45, 48, 147-153, 176, 232, 237-244
|1, 6-14, 16-17, 127, 130-132, 211-213, 277-278, 291, 341, 348-355, 370
||Speeches and writings
||United States Information Agency (USIA) file
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Associations, institutions, etc.
International economic relations.
United States--Foreign relations--Europe.
Europe--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Foreign relations--Japan.
Japan--Foreign relations--United States.
Atlantic Institute for International Affairs.
Atlantic Council of the United States.
Council for a Community of Democracies.