Inventory of the Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) United States Territorial Section miscellaneous records

Finding aid prepared by Lucas Sanchez
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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.

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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.

 

Latin America file, circa 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1 : 1

"Argentina-Uruguay boundary," circa 1919

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Argentina, "Outline study of the existing conditions," 1918

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Bolivia, "Oriental Bolivia," 1918

Box/Folder 1 : 4

"Bolivia-Paraguay boundary," 1919

 

Brazil, 1918

Box/Folder 1 : 5

"Outline study of the existing conditions," 1918

Box/Folder 1 : 6

"Central Brazil, Intimate descriptions," 1918

Box/Folder 1 : 7

"Southern Brazil, Intimate descriptions," 1918

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Chile, "Outline study of existing conditions," 1918

Box/Folder 1 : 9-10

Chile-Peru-Bolivia, "The Tacna-Arica boundary dispute," Volume 1-2 circa 1918

 

Colombia, 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 1

"Outline study of existing conditions," 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 2

"Railways in Colombia," 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 3

"The Colombia-Panama frontier," 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 4

"The Colombia-Peru boundary," 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 5

"The Colombia-Venezuela boundary," 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Paraguay, "Outline study of existing conditions," 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 7

"Peru-Bolivia boundary," 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Peru, "Outline study of the existing conditions," 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Uruguay, "Outline study of existing conditions," 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Venezuela, "Outline study of existing conditions," 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Outline studies of existing conditions in Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 12

"Reports on Latin America,"

Scope and Content Note

Includes: 1. Chilean Finance; 2. Ecclesiastical jurisdictions in Latin America; 3. The Catholic Church in A. Argentine and B. Chile; 4. List of Documents given by Dr. Willis
 

Africa file, 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 1

"African Questions," 1918

 

Near East and Europe file, circa 1918-1919

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Adana, "Report on the Vilayet of Adana," circa 1918

 

Aidin, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 3

"Report on the Vilayet of Aidin," by Campbell, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Table of contents of the 1908 official report of Aidin; prefacing letter to Professor Munro, 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Aleppo, "Report on the Vilayet of Aleppo," by Magie, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Alsace-Lorraine, "The speech boundary between French and German in Alsace-Lorraine and its bearing on the national affinities of the territory," by Edward C. Armstrong, 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Angora, "Official Report of the Vilayet of Angora for the Year 1907" and "Outline of Contents," 1907

 

Arabia, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 8

"Estimation of Arabic papers and editors," circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 9

"Arabia," by Porter circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 10

"Arabia," by Leon Dominian, 1918

 

Armenia, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 11

"Armenia," circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 12

"Coordination of reports on Armenia," by Abbott, 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 13

"Armenia and the Armenians," circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 14

"Boundaries of a state including the Armenians," 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 15

Cartography, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 16

"A proposal to erect that portion of the Ottoman Empire known as Armenia into an autonomous province under the protectorate of some Great power," by Dutton, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 17

"Economic possibilities of Armenia," circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 18

"The Huntchak Party," circa 1898

Box/Folder 3 : 19

"The problems of coming peace," by Mlynarski, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 20

"Munro: Summary of Armenia" by Westermann, 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 21

"Summary by D. G. Munro of Armenia, her Culture and Aspirations by Arshag Mahdesian," 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 22

"Summary by D. G. Munro of The Armenian Question and the Deliverance of Armenia by Boghos Nubar Pasha," 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 23

"The Affairs of Armenia," by Pisani, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 24

"A Proposal to Erect That Portion of the Ottoman Empire Known as Armenia into an Autonomous Province Under the Protectorate of Some Great Power," circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 25

"Reports on Armenian Atrocities," c. 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 26

"The Armenian Question," by Stube, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 27

"Extracts From Turkey and its People" by Sir Edwin Pears, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 28

Asia Minor, "Northern Asia Minor" report outline, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 29

Assyria, "Report on the Assyrian Christians," by Magie 1918

 

Beirût, 1908-1912

Box/Folder 3 : 30

"Table of Contents of the Official Report of the Vilayet of Beirut for the Year 1326 (1908 A.D.)," 1908

Box/Folder 3 : 31

"Beirût Trade in 1912 (Extracts from the German Consular Report on Beirût for 1912)," 1912

Box/Folder 3 : 32

Bigha, "The independent sandjak of Bigha," by Dickerman, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 33

Caucasus, "The Caucasus," by Omelchenks, c. 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 34

Dalmatia, "Dalmatia from the Italian point of view," by Gray 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 35

Djanik, "Report on the Independent Sandjak of Djanik," circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 36

England, "Secret Telegrams of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Ambassador in London," 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 37

Erzerum, "Report on the Vilayet of Erzerum," by Beam, circa 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 38

Euphrates, "Report on the Euphrates Route," by Olmstead, 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Europe, "Map Showing the Distribution of Peoples in Europe," 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Far East, Outline for "The present status of Far Eastern Inquiries," 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 3

France, "Franco-Turk Agreement and French Interests in Palestine, Syria, Smyrna, Turkey, Anatolia, Asia-Minor, Mesopotamia, and more...," 1914

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Germany, "List of German books and periodicals," circa 1918

 

Great Britain, circa 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 5

"Reports of His Majesty's diplomatic and Consular Representatives abroad on trade and subjects of interest," circa 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Great Britain Foreign Office, "Instructions to Historical Writers," undated

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Hudavendighiar, "Report upon the vilayet of Hudavendighiar," by Dickerman, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Jerusalem, "Analytical Summary: Report of Jewish Statistics of Jerusalem," undated

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Karassi, "The independent sandjak of Karassi," by Dickerman, undated

 

Konia, circa 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 10

"Report on the vilayet of Konia," by Campbell, circa 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 11

"Report on the city and vilayet of Konia," by Post, and "Summary of Post's Report," by Cheney, 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Mesopotamia, "Summary of Reports on Mesopotamia," by Osgood, 1918

 

Near East, 1900-1918

Box/Folder 4 : 13

"German Intrigues in the Near East," circa 1917

Box/Folder 4 : 14

Lecture before the Royal Geographical Society, by Masterman, in London, January, 1918. Extract in The Near East, page 47, January 18, 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 15

"Statistics Concerning Area, Population, etc. of Adana, Aidin, Aleppo, Baghdad, Basra, Bigha, Bitlis, and many more," undated

Box/Folder 4 : 16

"Index to Geographical Articles on the Near East," undated

Box/Folder 4 : 17

"Article on specially priviliged communities" by Munro; "Summary of Munro's Article" by Magie, 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 18

Extracts from The London Times about news in the Near East, 1900-1917

 

Palestine, undated, 1913-1918

Box/Folder 4 : 19

"Lecture on Zionism and the Central Powers," by Ballod, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 20

Bibliography on Palestine, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 21

"Summary of his own article on Palestine," by Magie, 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 22

"Report on the Geography, History, Ethnology, Religions, Economics, Domestic Life, and Government of the Land of Palestine," by Paton, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 23

"Palestine," by Zaidan, 1913

Box/Folder 4 : 24

"Zionism," undated

Box/Folder 4 : 25

Sivas, "Report on the Vilayet of Sivas," by Beam, undated

 

Syria, circa 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 26

"French Financial and Mercantile Interests in Turkey" and "Syria's Affection for France" by Wertenbaker; "Summary of Wertenbaker's Reports on Syria," by Van Hook, 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 27

"Syrien Als Wirtschaftsgebiet" by Ruppin with English translation by Inquiren and condensed translation by Nellie Straus, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 28

Extracts from "Topography and Itinerary of an Expedition in 1899-1900," by Robert Garrett, 1914

Box/Folder 4 : 29

"Summaries of Reports on Syria, Specifically Cultural and Political Reports," 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Proposed boundaries, 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 2

"Syrian Railways," by Wertenbaker, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 3

"Are the Syrians Arabs?," by Zaidan, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 4

"Syria"by Hall, "Summary of Syria by Hall," by Magie, 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 5

"Tripoli (in Syria) Trade in 1912 and 1913," undated

Box/Folder 5 : 6

"Syria As a Territory for Cultivation," by Ruppin, 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 7

"Report on Syria," "Summary of Report," and "Note on Report of Southern Syria," by Magie, 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 8

"Agriculture in Syria and Palestine," undated

Box/Folder 5 : 9

Trebizond, "Report on the Vilayet of Trebizond," undated

 

Turkey, 1914-1918

Box/Folder 5 : 10

"Italian Interests in Asiatic Turkey" and "Statistics, Shipping, Imports, Exports," from British Consular reports, 1914

Box/Folder 5 : 11

"Turkey, Constitution and Government" from Statesman's Year-Book 1916 1916

Box/Folder 5 : 12

"Turkey, Bibliography" from Frankfurter Zeitung, March 3, 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 13

"Turkey in Asia," by Shotwell, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 14

"American Interests in Turkey," "Exports to the U.S., Suggestions for the Internationalization of the Historic Monuments of Nearer Asia," and other materials, circa 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 15

"Report on the Baghdad Railway," by Nathan, 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 16

"The Baghdad Railway," by Hollis, 1917

Box/Folder 5 : 17

"Details of Products, Exports, and Imports," from British Diplomatic and Consular reports, circa 1917

Box/Folder 5 : 18

"Baku, Turkey and the German-Russian Supplementary Agreements," 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 19

"Historical Sketch of the Turkish Empire," undated

Box/Folder 5 : 20

"Government of Turkey," circa 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 21

"Notes on a Train Trip from Beirut to Constantinople," 1916

Box/Folder 5 : 22

"Opening a Railway in Turkey," discussion, 1915

Box/Folder 5 : 23

"Non-Moslem populations in Turkey," by Peet, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 24

"The Christian Sects of the Turkish Empire," by Magie, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 25

"Kurds of the Ottoman Empire," by Magie, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 26

"The Domestic Reforms of Talaat Pasha," 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 27

"The Future of the Turkish National Debt," by Mehmed David Bey, 1913

Box/Folder 6 : 1

"Judicial System, from Introduction and Text of Laws" in Corps de Droit Ottoman, Vol. I, by Young, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 2

"Justice" from the Statesman's Year Book, 1916

Box/Folder 6 : 3

Summary of Harvey Porter's "Religious Conditions in the Turkish Empire," by Munro, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 4

"Internal Administration: Laws of the Vilayets," undated

Box/Folder 6 : 5

"Summary of Reports on the Turkish Government," by Fox and Munro, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 6

"Bibliography: Turkey," circa 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Asiatic Turkey, "Contents" with indication of authors of various portions, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 8

"The Constitution of the Turkish Empire, promulgated the 7th of Zilhidghe 1293" (December 23, 1876),"

Box/Folder 6 : 9

"Additions to the List of Reports and Maps of Turkey in the Archives of the Inquiry," 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 10

"Turkey" by Dominain, "Summary of Dominain's Turkey," by Westcott and Munro, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 11

"Engineering Studies in the Reconstruction Program of Asiatic Turkey" Table of Contents, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 12

"The Constitution of 1909,"

Box/Folder 6 : 13

"Daily Consular and Trade Reports," July 3, 1912 and July 29, 1912, and "Commercial Review of Turkey," by Westcott and Munro, 1912

Box/Folder 6 : 14

"Assignments for the Third Memorandum," undated

Box/Folder 6 : 15

"Turkish Survey: Recommendations for Political Reconstruction," 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 16

"Turkey in Asia: Social Science Data," by Munro, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 17

"Old and New Questions of Population in Asiatic Turkey," by Rohrbach, 1912

Box/Folder 6 : 18

"The Western Asian Route," by Jackh, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 19

"A Project for the Irrigation of the Adana Plain," 1916

Box/Folder 6 : 20

"Irrigation in Turkey" by Newell, suggested revisions, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 21

"A Report on the Railway Situation in Turkey," by Glazebrook, 1917

Box/Folder 6 : 22

"Remnants of Ancient Christian Races and Sects in Turkey and Neighboring Territory," by Putney, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 23

"Non-Christian Religions in Turkey," circa 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 24

"Religion" Statesman's Year Book, 1916

Box/Folder 6 : 25

"The Administration of the Ottoman Public Debt," by Shipman, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 26

"Reclamation of Adratic Turkey by Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Protection," undated

Box/Folder 6 : 27

"Special Report on Turkish Economics," undated

Box/Folder 6 : 28

"Outline of History and Ethnology of the Turkish Empire," by Porter, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 29

"Peoples of Turkey in Asia: Tests of Autonomy," undated

Box/Folder 6 : 30

"Future of Turkey," circa 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 31

"The Working of the Turkish Government," by Peet, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 32

"Criticism of Partition of Asiatic Turkey," by Semple, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 33

"The Problems of the Turkish Empire," circa 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 34

"Transportation in the Turkish Empire," by Campbell and Westermann, circa 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 35

"Turkey in Asia," partial outline and a letter from Shotwell to Westermann concerning a related study, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 36

"Turkey in Asia" Shotwell's outline for work to be done on Arabia, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 37

"Railroads in Turkey" contents and introduction, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 38

"The Turkish Army" from Young Corps de Droit Ottoman, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 39

"Defence" Statesman's Year Book 1916

Box/Folder 6 : 40

"Report on Taurus Section Decauville Railway Line, New Mileage of Baghdad Railway," 1917

Box/Folder 6 : 41

"German Penetration of Turkey, Especially Adriatic Turkey," by Sellery, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 42

"The Turkish Government," undated

Box/Folder 6 : 43

"Turkish Survey: The Koords," by Andrus, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 44

"Turkish Survey: Smyrna district," by Birge, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 45

"Turkish Survey: Geography and population," by Marsevan, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 46

"Turkish Survey: The Kurds," by Riggs, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 1

"Turkish Survey: The Ottoman Turks of Asia Minor-Diversity of Blood," by Birge, 1918

Box/Folder 7 : 2

"Turkish Survey: Geography of Adana," by Christie undated

Box/Folder 7 : 3

"Memorandum on the History and Nature of the Turkish Capitulations," by Putney, 1914

Box/Folder 7 : 4

"Memorandum on the Turco-Bulgarian Boundary Dispute" with prefacing letter from the Ambassador to the Secretary of State, 1918

Box/Folder 7 : 5

"Summary of 'Reports on Education in Turkey' by Paul Monroe and McKenzie," by Van Hook, 1918

Box/Folder 7 : 6

"Statistics on Shipping, Imports, Exports" by Vincent; part of the "Report on German Interests in Asiatic Turkey" from the British Consular Reports, 1914

Box/Folder 7 : 7

"Transportation in the Turkish Empire" by Westermann and Campbell, and French statistics, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 8

"Turkish Experiences: On the Turkish Soul and Outlook," by Weer, 1918

Box/Folder 7 : 9

"The Population of Asiatic Turkey," undated

Box/Folder 7 : 10

Turkey, "Population Estimates," undated

Box/Folder 7 : 11

Turkey, various statistics and correspondence, circa 1914-1918

Box/Folder 7 : 12

The West Indies, "Commercial Outline-History of Occupation," undated

 

Western Asia, circa 1918

Box/Folder 7 : 13

"The Transit Trade to Persia," 1918

Box/Folder 7 : 14

Western Asia, "Assignment of Work," circa 1918

Box/Folder 7 : 15

"Recent Political Events Among the Arabs," September 1918

Box/Folder 7 : 16

"Tasks for the Inquiry" and "Exhibits of Work of the House Inquiry," circa 1918

Box/Folder 7 : 17

Eastern Europe and Near East, "Reports on Countries in Eastern Europe and the Near East," undated

 

General Inquiry reports, circa 1918

Box/Folder 8 : 1-3

"List of Reforms and Maps" Bibliography, circa 1918

Box/Folder 8 : 4

"List of Cases of International Action for Protection of Minorities or Subject Peoples," circa 1918

Box/Folder 8 : 5

"Memorandum of the Editorial Committee on the Plan of Reports" for the Inquiry, circa 1918

Box/Folder 8 : 6

"Requirements for Reports on Different Areas: Albania, Macedonia, Thrace, The Dobrudja, Servia and Montenegro," circa 1918

Box/Folder 8 : 7

"Notes Used in the Preparation of Reports for the Inquiry" by C. D. Monroe, circa 1900-1918

Box/Folder 8 : 8

"List of Potential Territorial Questions That May Arise at the Peace Conference," and other preparatory information, 1918

Box/Folder 8 : 9

"Memorandum on Plan for Relief Models of Zones Likely to be Discussed at the Peace Conference," 1918

Box/Folder 8 : 10

"Report on The Inquiry: Its Scope and Method," 1918

 

Card files, 1914-1919

Box/Folder 9

A-Ke

Box/Folder 10

Ki-Z