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Inventory of the Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) United States Territorial Section miscellaneous records
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  • Accruals
  • Historical Note
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  • Title: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) United States Territorial Section miscellaneous records
    Date (inclusive): 1898-1919
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1917-1919)
    Collection Number: XX303
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes (3.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Memoranda, notes, and reports, relating to political and economic conditions in the Ottoman Empire and Latin America, proposals for new boundaries in Asia Minor, creation of an independent Armenia, and boundary disputes in South America.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) United States Territorial Section.

    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], Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) United States Territorial Section miscellaneous records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives

    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 library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Historical Note

    This collection contains records from an organization known as the Inquiry, brought together by Colonel Edward M. House in 1917 at the request of President Woodrow Wilson. The goal of the Inquiry was to anticipate and gather information on various issues that may come up at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. They conducted voyages to and studies of various countries and regions throughout the world, then compiled information about the current state of those countries into reports for the United States delegation to the Paris Peace Conference.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains handwritten and typewritten memoranda, notes, and reports related to political and economic conditions in the Ottoman Empire and Latin America, proposals for new boundaries in Asia Minor, creation of an independent Armenia, and boundary disputes in South America. The collection's largest focus by far is on the country of Turkey, specifically its politics, culture, and geography.
    The high majority of the material in this collection was written by the Inquiry during 1918 and 1919, but there are a handful of documents from between 1914 and 1917, and a few scattered as far back as 1898.
    Each cardfile appears to be a citation for a document related to this collection, though there are many more cards than documents in this collection. Many cards have dates, and every card has either an author name or a topic in the upper left hand corner, by which it is alphabetized.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Armenia (Republic)--History.
    Latin America--Economic conditions.
    Latin America--Politics and government.
    Tacna-Arica question.
    Turkey--Economic conditions.
    Turkey--Politics and government--1909-1918.
    World War, 1914-1918--Peace.
    World War, 1914-1918--Territorial questions.