Collection consists of two items: a copy of his report, RESIDENT ORIENTALS ON THE AMERICAN PACIFIC COAST, published by the
Institute of Pacific Relations in 1927; and his typescript report to Stanford president Ray Lyman Wilbur on the fifth annual
session of the Institute of Politics, Williams College, held during July and August, 1925. The 1925 report includes his personal
observations (11 pages); sample programs, schedules, and publicity; report by Mears (as the Round Table Secretary) on Arnold
J. Toynbee's presentation on the Mediterranean area, with special reference to the Arab countries; diary of significant topics
discussed; a photograph of the participants; and printed proceedings of earlier sessions of the Institute (1921-23).
Mears (1889-1946) was on the Stanford faculty from 1921 until his death in 1946, teaching in the Department of Economics and
the Graduate School of Business, and serving as a director of the Hoover Library. He earned his A.B. (1910) and M.B.A. (1912)
at Harvard and was U.S. trade commissioner in Turkey, 1919-1920.
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