Guide to the Payson J. Treat Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0436
Creator: Treat, Payson J. (Payson Jackson), 1879-1972
Title: Payson J. Treat papers
Dates: 1907-1945
Physical Description: 3.5 Linear feet
Summary: Papers include articles and lectures, c. 1910-1940, pertaining to the politics and history of the Far East and World War I; class lecture notes, 1907-1945, and papers by students, 1911-1943; correspondence, bibliographies, and records pertaining to book purchases for the Stanford University Libraries; and miscellaneous correspondence, bibliographies, and book reviews.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Virginia Davis, 1992 and 2004.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Payson J. Treat Papers (SC0436). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Payson Jackson Treat, a pioneer in Far Eastern studies, lived from 1879 to 1972. A native of New York City, he earned his A.B. from Wesleyan University in 1900, and began teaching at Barnard School while working on his A.M. at Columbia. In 1903, he came to Stanford to work with Professor Max Farrand in the history department, and was appointed an instructor at Stanford in 1905 . He received Stanford's first Ph.D. in history in 1910 with his dissertation, The National Land System, 1785-1820.
In 1906, Dr. Jordan, intrigued with the Far East, created a professorship in Far Eastern history and appointed Payson Treat to fill it. Dr. Jordan also planned for him a leave of absence from 1906-07 to visit the Orient and Australasia. This was to be the first of five extended trips to the Far East. On these trips, he not only took the opportunity to become one of America's leading scholars on the Orient, but he also began to gather materials from the East for the Stanford libraries.
During his career, he published numerous books and articles on the Far East. He participated in the activities of the Institute of Pacific Relations in an effort to maintain peaceful relations between East and West. For his efforts along these lines, he was decorated with the Third Class Order of the Sacred Treasure in 1935 by the Emperor of Japan. He served as department head of the Stanford history department from 1922-1929, and, even after his retirement from teaching in 1945, he remained active in the Stanford community.

Description of the Collection

This collection contains papers of Payson J. Treat from 1907 through 1945. Boxes one and two primarily contain articles and lecture notes written by Treat on issues relating to the Far East. Box one also contains correspondence, bibliographies, and other miscellaneous personal documents. Box three contains class lecture notes from the classes that Professor Treat taught at Stanford and elsewhere. Box four contains business documents relating to the books Treat collected for the Hoover Library. Boxes five through eight (an addition added to the collection in 2004) contain papers by students in Treat's classes; they are arranged first chronologically then alphabetically by author. Box eight also contains a few miscellaneous publications, not by Treat. This collection pertains largely to Payson Treat's teaching career; there is an additional collection of Treat's papers in the Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Terms

Stanford University. Dept. of History --Faculty.
Stanford University. Libraries.
Treat, Payson J. (Payson Jackson), 1879-1972
East Asia--Study and teaching
World War, 1914-1918 --Study and teaching.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Asian Immigrants and Racism. Articles and lectures, 1913-1928 1913-1928

Box 1, Folder 2

Australia and Malaysia. Articles and lectures 1920-1929

Box 1, Folder 3

China - Culture and Commerce. Articles and lectures, 1914-1930

Box 1, Folder 4

China - Foreign Relations and Manchuria. Articles and lectures, 1920-1939

Box 1, Folder 5

China - Internal Politics and Rebellions. Articles and lectures, 1912-1931

Box 1, Folder 6

Commencement speeches and Stanford talks and lectures, 1910-1919

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, bibliographies, book reviews and papers regarding sabbatical 1910-1919

Box 1, Folder 8

Far East - Miscellaneous. Articles and lectures, 1913-1940 1913-1940

Box 1, Folder 9

India. Articles and lectures, ca. 1920 1920

Box 1, Folder 10

Japan - Culture. Articles and lectures, 1920s-30s 1920-1939

Box 1, Folder 11

Japan - Foreign Relations and Government. Articles and lectures, 1910s-20s 1910-1929

Box 1, Folder 12

Japan - Rise of New Japan. Articles and lectures, ca. 1921 1921

Box 1, Folder 13

Japan - Treaties and World War 1. Articles and lectures, ca. 1918 1918

Box 2, Folder 1

Military in a democracy. Articles and lectures, ca. 1917 1917

Box 2, Folder 2

Miscellaneous and incomplete documents

Box 2, Folder 3

Newspaper clippings re Far East, 1917, 1919, 1934 1917, 1919, 1934

Box 2, Folder 4

Opium. Articles and lectures, ca. 1927 1927

Box 2, Folder 5

Philippines. Articles and lectures

Box 2, Folder 6

Trade with the Far East. Articles and lectures, ca. 1920 1920

Box 2, Folder 7

US - Japanese Relations. Articles and lectures, 1910s-20s 1910-1919

Box 2, Folder 8

US - Miscellaneous Issues. Articles and lectures, ca. 1920 1920

Box 2, Folder 9

US - Relations with the Far East. Articles and lectures, 1910s-30s 1910-1939

Box 2, Folder 10

War Talks, 1918 1918

Box 2, Folder 11

World War 1. Articles and lectures, 1916-1919 1916-1919

Box 2, Folder 12

World War I, Chronology

Box 3, Folder 1

Class lecture notes. Hist 9 and 9b, 1907-08 1907-1908

Box 3, Folder 2

Class lecture notes. Hist 21,22,23,1910-1914 1910-1914

Box 3, Folder 3

Class lecture notes. Hist 27 and 28,1917-18 1917-1918

Box 3, Folder 4

Class lecture notes. Hist 40 and 92, 1919-20 1919-1920

Box 3, Folder 5

Class lecture notes. Hist 113 and 114, 1931 , 1938-39, 1944-45 1938-1939, 1944-1945

Box 3, Folder 6

Class lecture notes. Hist 165, 1930 1930

Box 3, Folder 7

Class lecture notes. Hist 166 and 167, 1924-45 1924-1945

Box 3, Folder 8

Lecture in Geology: Movement of Peoples

Box 3, Folder 9

Miscellaneous classes. Lecture notes: Harvard: Philippine Islands, 1909, Univ. of California: Political Sc. 106,1916, Location unknown: War Issues I, n.d. 1916

Box 4, Folder 1

Bibliographies and letters re book purchases

Box 4, Folder 2

Hoover Library - letters and documents

Box 4, Folder 3

Hoover-Mitchell Fund, Book lists and financial accounts

Box 4, Folder 4

Jewel and Syllabus Funds, book lists and library orders

Box 4, Folder 5

Library orders

Box 4, Folder 6

Syllabus and Jewel Funds, library orders, etc.

Box 5, Folder 1

Kobayashi, K. "Pol. Sci. 204 Report" n .d.

Box 5, Folder 2

Lee, Beatrice, "The Manchurian Factors In the Causes of the Russo- Japanese War" n.d.

Box 5, Folder 3

Luce, Erma, "The Secret Agreements Between Japan, Her Allies, and China. 1917.1918" n.d.

Box 5, Folder 4

McLachlan, Anita Jean, "Insurrections In the Philippines Under the Spanish Rule" 1911 1911

Box 5, Folder 5

Davis, Jillian, "Chinese Grant of Extraterritoriality to Citizens of the United States in China" 1912 1912

Box 5, Folder 6

Eyer, Marjueriti, "The Missionary Problems in China" 1912 1912

Box 5, Folder 7

Holt, Suezetta, "The Diplomatic Services of Mr. Pruyn in Japan 1862-5" 1914 1914

Box 5, Folder 8

Bryant, Mrs. Albert G., "The Currency Question In Japan 1859-62" 1915 1915

Box 5, Folder 9

Bordwell, Helen, "The Japanese Tariff Revision in 1911" 1916 1916

Box 5, Folder 10

Sun, Fo, "Chinese Foreign Relations During the Revolutionary Period" 1916 1916

Box 5, Folder 11

Wilcox, Lucy, "Sino-Japanese Relations Between 1868 and 1894" 1920 1920

Box 5, Folder 12

Willis, Frances E., "Sino-Japanese Relations 1914-1915" 1920 1920

Box 5, Folder 13

Gardner, Anna M., "The German Occupation of Kiaowchow" 1921 1921

Box 5, Folder 14

Borba, Harry J ., "The Beginnings of Russian Interests In Manchuria 1895-1900" 1923 1923

Box 5, Folder 15

Cameron, Meredith E., "Early Contemporary Accounts of the Kow-Tow" 1924 (1 of 2) 1924

Box 5, Folder 16

Cameron, Meredith E. , "Relations Between Japan and Korea From 1868 Through 1876" 1924 (2 of2) 1924

Box 5, Folder 17

Clyde, Paul H., "A Physical and Political Background for the Study of International Rivalries in Manchuria, Known to the Chinese as the 'Three Eastern Provinces '" 1924 1924

Box 5, Folder 18

Osborn, Clarence G., "The Fall of Feudalism In Japan" 1924 1924

Box 5, Folder 19

Sloss, Richard L., "The Manchurian Treaty and Notes of 1915" 1924 1924

Box 6, Folder 1

Ferguson, Kenneth, "Japanese Interests In Korea From 1876-1884" 1925 1925

Box 6, Folder 2

Sheperd, Frances E. , "Russian Policy In Korea 1895 to 1903" 1925 1925

Box 6, Folder 3

Evans, Luther Harris, "The Dyarchy In the Indian Provinces 1920-1925" 1926 1926

Box 6, Folder 4

Kawai, Kazuo, "The Effect of Okubo's Mission to China in 1874 on the Status of the Liukiu Islands" 1926 1926

Box 6, Folder 5

Nauman, Patrice, "The Occupation of Kiaochow by Germany" 1926 1926

Box 6, Folder 6

Urner, Philip S., "The Annexation of Korea" 1926 1926

Box 6, Folder 7

Wright, Robert E., "The Reforms and Progress of Japan In Korea 1905- 1910" 1926 1926

Box 6, Folder 8

Arnoldson, Astrid H., "France and the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905" 1927 1927

Box 6, Folder 9

Probasco, Barbara, "American Public Opinion and the Treaty of Portsmouth" 1927 1927

Box 6, Folder 10

Rose, Alice M., "The Annexation of Korea" 1927 1927

Box 6, Folder 11

Smith, Dan T., "The Silk Industry of Japan and the Export Trade (A Critical Bibliography)" 1927 1927

Box 6, Folder 12

Sloss, Frank H., "The French Sphere of Influence in China. 1894-1902" 1929 1929

Box 6, Folder 13

Duryea, Helena, "Prince Ito's Administration and the Korean-Japanese Agreement of 1907" 1930 1930

Box 6, Folder 14

Farrier, George Franklin, "Foreign Relations of China During the Year 1914" 1930 1930

Box 6, Folder 15

McClintock, John c., "The Annexation of Korea By Japan" 1930 1930

Box 6, Folder 16

McClintock, Robert Mills, "The Russo-Japanese Struggle For Korea From The Conclusion of the Three-Power Intervention Until The Outbreak of Hostilities; 1895-1904" 1931 1931

Box 7, Folder 1

Eisner, Helen, "Korea and the Mongols" 1932 1932

Box 7, Folder 2

Hewlett, Marion, "Untitled" 1932 (1 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 3

Hewlett, Marion, "The Japanese Invasion of Korea: The First Phase" 1932 (20f2) 1932

Box 7, Folder 4

Merrill, John E., "The Three Kingdoms and Their Neighbors" 1932 1932

Box 7, Folder 5

Nichols, Clare, "China and the Japanese Invasion of Korea" 1932 1932

Box 7, Folder 6

Nugent, Dan, "The Japanese-Korean Treaties of 1904, 1905, and 1907" 1932 1932

Box 7, Folder 7

Smith, Nicol, " The Japanese Invasion of Korea; The Second Phase" 1932 1932

Box 7, Folder 8

Flor, Mary A. , "Manchurian Independence Movements to the Establishment of Manchokuo, 1932" 1934 1934

Box 7, Folder 9

Flor, Mary Aurel, "The Siberian Intervention ofthe Allied Forces in 1918- '20" 1935 1935

Box 7, Folder 10

Muni, Dorothy, "Raffles and Daendals, A Comparison" 1935 (1 of2) 1935

Box 7, Folder 11

Muni, Dorothy, "Boycotts; Latest Style" 1935 (2 of2) 1935

Box 7, Folder 12

McClintock, Betty, "The British Participation In the Siege and Relief of the Peking Legations in 1900" 1936 1936

Box 7, Folder 13

Turner, Janet, "The Tuchunate In China, 1918-1919" 1936 1936

Box 7, Folder 14

Thomas, Charles W., "The United States Army Troops In China 1912- 1937" 1937 1937

Box 7, Folder 15

Everett, Norris E., "The Establishment of the Republic of China From the Revolution of 1911 Until the Death of Yuan Shih-Kai June 6,1916" 1938 1938

Box 8, Folder 1

Mitchell, Warren Wm, "Diplomatic Negotiations Before and During the Invasion of Korea By Japan, 1592-1598" 1940 1940

Box 8, Folder 2

Smith, Kenneth, "The Motives, Purposes, and Preparations of Hideyoshi F or the Invasion of the Continent" 1940 1940

Box 8, Folder 3

Buckhout, Blanchard, "Activities of Foreign Troops in North China 1917- 1925" 1941 1941

Box 8, Folder 4

Geraldine Boys, The "The Race Equality Controversy at Versailles" 1942 1942

Box 8, Folder 5

Haylett, Clarice, "The Secret Russo-Chinese Negotiations 1900-1903" 1943 1943

Box 8, Folder 6

Clippings, some pertaining to Peter Coutts

Box 8, Folder 7

Publications (1 of 3) "The Chinese Social and Political Science Review" and supplement

Box 8, Folder 8

Publications (2 of 3) "Address of Dr. Rentaro Mizuno"

Box 8, Folder 9

Publications (3 of 3) "The New Leader: Communist China Power and Prospects"