Register of the John Richardson, Jr. papers

Finding aid prepared by Savannah Pham
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: John Richardson, Jr. papers
Date (inclusive): 1956-2005
Collection Number: 2011C15
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, reports, memoranda, financial records, meeting materials, printed matter, and photographs, relating to American foreign and cultural relations, international relief efforts, and promotion of international democratic institutions.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Richardson, John, 1921-

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Richardson, Jr. papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2011.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

1960-1961: President, International Rescue Committee
1961-1968: President, Free Europe Inc. (Radio Free Europe)
1969-1977: United States Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
1971-1973: Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
1977-1978: Director of Social Research at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Co-founder and Chair, American Committee for Aid of Poland; board member (Chairman Emeritus), National Endowment for Democracy.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, writings, reports, memoranda, financial records, meeting materials, printed matter, and photographs, relating to American foreign and cultural relations, international relief efforts, and promotion of international democratic institutions.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Free Europe Committee.
International Rescue Committee.
National Endowment for Democracy (U.S.)
United States. Dept. of State.
Democracy.
International relief.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Relations.

 

Correspondence, 1959-2003

Box/folder 1 : 1

Cooperative for American Remittances to Everywhere, 1959

Box/folder 1 : 2-8

Dacrow Charitable Trust, 1959-1972

Scope and content note

The seven files concerning the Dacrow Charitable trust contain correspondence (attached financial statements/receipts) likely linked to funding sources of Free Europe Committee along with funding of the organization for aid of Polish refugees.
Box/folder 1 : 9

Foreign Affairs, 1965-1968

Scope and content note

This file contains correspondence to and from Richardson regarding foreign affairs, though not as specified in terms of his other projects.
Box/folder 1 : 10

Free Europe Committee/RFE, 1961

Box/folder 1 : 11

Heber, Paul, 1961-1963

Scope and content note

This file marked "Paul Heber," contains correspondence concerning Paul Heber's Children's home for young Polish refugees. There is information concerning the funding of his program.
Box/folder 2 : 1

Hoover Institution, 1996. 2003

Box/folder 2 : 2

Hungary, 1956-1958

Box/folder 2 : 3-5

International Communications Project, 1965-1966

Box/folder 2 : 6

International Rescue Committee, 1960-1968

Box/folder 2 : 7

International Rescue Committee-Far East, 1961-1962

Box/folder 2 : 8

International Rescue Committee-Jaanimets, 1960

Scope and content note

This file contains correspondence about the IRC specifically in relation to an Estonian sailor called Jaanimets, and publicity surrounding IRC assistance for him.
Box/folder 2 : 9-10, 3 : 1-2

Next Century Initiative, 1994-1995

Box/folder 3 : 3

Thank You Letters to Richardson, John, 1959-1967

 

Photographs, undated

Box/folder 3 : 4

Photographs, undated

 

Printed Matter, 1976-2005

Box/folder 3 : 5

Jaanimets and International Rescue Committee, 1960

Box/folder 3 : 6

American Committee for Aid to Poland, 1990

Box/folder 3 : 7

Deudney, Daniel, "Structured Liberalism: The Nature and Sources of Western Political Order," 1995

Box/folder 3 : 8

Fisher, Glen, "U.S. International Educational and Cultural Relations Changing Factors in the Middle East and Africa," 1976

Box/folder 3 : 9

Ikenberry, G.J., "Creating Liberal Order: The Origins and Persistence of Postwar Western Settlement," 1995

Box/folder 3 : 10

Ikenberry, G.J., "The Future of International Leadership," 1995

Box/folder 3 : 11

Ikenberry, G.J., "The Myth of the Post-Cold War Order," 1995

Box/folder 4 : 1

National Endowment for Democracy Board Meeting, December, 1983

Box/folder 4 : 2

National Endowment for Democracy Board Meeting, September, 1984

Box/folder 4 : 3

National Endowment for Democracy Board Meeting, December, 1984

Box/folder 4 : 4

Odom, William, "How to Create a True World Order," 1995

Box/folder 4 : 5

Richardson, John, "Institutional Innovation: Organizing for Better International Relationships," pamphlet, 1979

Box/folder 4 : 6

Roth, R.L., "A New Spirit," 1975

Box/folder 4 : 7

State Department, 1971-1976

Scope and content note

This file contains printed matter concerning the state department, including documents such as meeting agendas and copies of reports. From period when Richardson was Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs.
Box/folder 4 : 8

Word Learning Board of Trustees Meeting San Francisco, CA, 2004

Box/folder 4 : 9

World Learning Board of Trustees Meeting Washington, DC, 2005