Register of the Institute of Pacific Relations. San Francisco Bay Region Division Records, 1944-1947

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Register of the Institute of Pacific Relations. San Francisco Bay Region Division Records, 1944-1947

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Stanford University

Stanford, California

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Pacific Relations. San Francisco Bay Region Division Records,
Date (inclusive): 1944-1947
Collection number: 55003
Creator: Institute of Pacific Relations. San Francisco Bay Region Division
Extent: 27 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box (11.6 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, studies, and printed matter, relating to the study of political, social, and economic conditions in the Far East and of U.S. foreign policy in the Far East.
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Institute of Pacific Relations. San Francisco Bay Region Division Records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Points

Pan-Pacific relations.
East Asia.
East Asia--Economic conditions.
East Asia--Foreign relations--United States.
East Asia--Politics and government.
East Asia--Social conditions.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Foreign relations--East Asia.

Historical Notes

The San Francisco Bay Region Division was one of seven semi-autonomous regional centers of the American Institute of Pacific Relations, a privately-financed organization founded in 1925 for the purpose of promoting investigation and discussion of the problems and mutual relations of the peoples of the Pacific area. The American Institute of Pacific Relations was itself a part of a larger, international Institute of Pacific Relations that between 1925 and 1961 included groups in Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the U.S.S.R.
The San Francisco Bay Region IPR assisted the American IPR in local and national research, conducted a program of meetings and conferences, and promoted interest in and study of Pacific problems in its region. With a total of 400 members in 1946, it provided study groups, round tables, and teacher seminars. Its publications included a monthly periodical, Pacific News Letter, that reported IPR activities to members; a mimeographed bulletin, In Advance of the News, that contained information on Pacific war developments; and a third publication, New Library Materials, that listed new IPR library acquisitions.
Officers of the San Francisco Bay Region IPR during the 1944-1947 period were: Chairman, Ray Lyman Wilbur; Executive Vice Chairman, Lynn White, Jr.; Vice Chairman, Mrs. Alfred McLaughlin; Vice Chairman, Robert G. Sproul; Treasurer, Brayton Wilbur; Executive Director, Ernest B. Price (until January 1945) and Eugene Staley (after September 1945).
In June 1947, the San Francisco Bay Region IPR joined with other local organizations to form the World Affairs Council of Northern California, an independent civic enterprise for community education in world affairs. Although the San Francisco Bay Region IPR was formally dissolved at that time, many of its operations were continued by the Pacific Area Affairs Division of the World Affairs Council of Northern California.
In addition to the Records of the San Francisco Bay Region IPR, the Hoover Institution Archives maintains the Ray Lyman Wilbur Collection, which contains a large group of material relating to the IPR. Wilbur was Chairman of the American IPR during the periods 1925-1928, 1940-1941, and 1948-1949. The records of the American IPR central office and the records of the international IPR office were donated to the Columbia University Library in 1961 when the IPR disbanded.
(from Windows on the Pacific, Biennial Report, 1944 to 1946 of the Board of Trustees to the Membership of the American Council, Institute of Pacific Relations, Inc. and from the correspondence files of San Francisco Bay Region IPR Collection)

Series Description

Box: 1-5


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of the Executive Director or his secretary, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box: 6-7


Scope and Content Note

Reports, memoranda, lists, correspondence, press releases, and clippings, relating to administrative operations, arranged by subseries as listed.
Box: 7-13

SUBJECT FILE, 1944-1947

Scope and Content Note

Reports, studies, memoranda, correspondence, schedules, printed matter, and clippings, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box: 14-27


Container List



Box 1



Adloff, Virginia T.


Aglion, Raoul (United Nations)


American Association for the United Nations


American-Russian Institute


Arnold, Julean




Belshaw, Horace


Borg, Dorothy




California Labor School


Carter, Edward C., Vice Chairman, American IPR

Box 2

China-American Council of Commerce and Industry


China-American Council of the Institute of Social Research


Commission to Study the Organization of Peace


Committee on Foreign Relations, San Francisco


Conference for Democratic Community


Conference of Christians and Jews, San Francisco


Council for Civic Unity


Council of American-Soviet Friendship, San Francisco


Council on Foreign Relations, New York


Council on World Affairs, Cleveland




Dennett, Raymond




Eloesser, Herbert


English-Speaking Union




Far Eastern Democratic Society


Fisher, Galen M.


Foreign Information Groups (O.W.I.)


Freeman, Miller




Ganther, Mrs. John O., Jr.


Gerbode, Mrs. Frank

Box 3



Heller, Mrs. E. S.


Holland, William L., Secretary General, International IPR, New York


Honolulu IPR


Hopkins, L. Arundel


Hunter, James J.




Institute of International Relations, Mills College


International Center


International Institute of San Francisco




Jacoby, E. H.




Keesing, Felix M.




League of Women Voters, San Francisco


Lilienthal, Philip

Box 4

Los Angeles IPR






McLaughlin, Mrs. Alfred




Nelson, Donald


New York Office, American IPR, 1945-1947


Northwest IPR






Paige, Mrs. Harold L.


Price, Ernest B.






Rogers, Mrs. W. Lister



Box 5

San Francisco Bay Area Region Executive Committee


Sproul, Robert G., Vice Chairman, San Francisco Bay Area Region


Staley, Eugene


Stewart, Marguerite Ann, Secretary, American IPR, New York






United Service to China




Vezey, W. Curtis




Washington, D. C. IPR


White, Lynn, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, San Francisco Bay Area Region


Wickett, F. A.


Wilbur, Brayton, Treasurer, San Francisco Bay Area Region


Wilbur, Ray Lyman, Chairman, San Francisco Bay Area Region





Box 6



Organization--Officers, Committees, Relations with Other Organizations


Relations with American IPR


Reorganization of Executive Committee and Board of Directors


Board of Directors


Executive Committee Minutes


Monthly Reports to New York Office


Annual Reports




IPR Conferences


Control of Disbursements










Policy and Organization Development


Program and Publications


Pacific News Letter


Releases and Press Clippings


Publicity Information


Financial Records


Responses to Admiral Greenslade's Letter, November 20, 1944


Returns from Follow-up Letters

Box 7

Briggs Trust, 1945


Columbia Foundation, 1945


People's Fund, 1945


Rosenberg Foundation, 1945


Letters Requesting Financial Support, 1945-1946


Finance Luncheon, 1946


Finance Luncheon, Hand-out Materials


Financial Campaign, 1947


SUBJECT FILE, 1944-1947

Box 7

American Council of the IPR, New York Office


By-Laws, Incorporation, 1944-1946


Board of Trustees


Executive Committee

Box 8

1945 Conference, Hot Springs, Virginia


1947 Conference, Coronado, California

Box 9

Research Advisory Committee




International Research Committee


"American Interest in the Future of Dependent Territories in Asia and Pacific"


American-Russian Study Group, Discussion Outline No. 1


Far Eastern Survey


Indonesian Issues and American Policy


Junior Executives Seminar Papers, No. 15, Nos. 50-80 (No. 60 is missing)

Box 10

Kohlberg, Alfred E.


Kohlberg, Alfred E.--"An Analysis of Mr. Alfred E. Kohlberg's Charges Against the Institute of Pacific Relations"


Los Angeles Region of IPR


Los Angeles Visit, November 1945

Box 11

New Library Material


Organizations Similar to IPR


Pacific Center Project


Pacific House


Pacific News Letters, 1944-1945, Miscellaneous Numbers

Box 12

Pacific News Letters, 1946-1947, Miscellaneous Numbers


Pamphlet Publications, Drafts


Roundtable Conference on Future of Foreign Trade, March 9, 1946


San Francisco World Trade Center


Teachers Seminars, 1945-1946

Box 13

Travel Timetables


United Nations Conference for International Organizations, April 1945


Delegates, Press Representatives, Others


Correspondence About Special Services and and Activities


Entertainment, Invitations


Replies to Correspondence



Box 14

Aims, activities, organization, etc., 1945-46


American Association of University Women (Burlingame), roundtable conference on postwar treatment of Japan, January 8, 1945


American Council (of the I.P.R.) Conference, Princeton, May 1946


Analysis of income and expenditures, 1944-46


Atom, general information, 1945-46


Atomic Bomb Conference, December 29, 1945


Auditor's report, 1945


Bank deposit statements





Box 15







Bank statements and cancelled checks



Box 16


Box 17

Cancelled checks, 1943-44


Carson, Colonel, meeting, November 16, 1945


Cash receipts, 1943-45


Check book


Check register, 1941-47

Box 18

Check requisitions



Box 19


Box 20


Box 21



Check stub book. 1944-47


Chen, Y. G., luncheon-lecture, January 23, 1945


Chiang Mon-Lin tea, April 19, 1945

Box 22

Chronicle Forum, 1946-47


Conferences and roundtables, 1945-46




League of Nations, 1945


Student I.P.R., 1946-47


Miscellaneous, 1937-38, 1946-47, 1957


Council on Foreign Relations, May 10-11, 1946


Dependencies Conference, February 9, 1946


Dunn tea, November 5, 1946


Education project, 1944-45


Eggleston, Sir Francis, tea, March 27, 1946


"Emerging Political and Economic Issues in the Far East", teacher's seminar, Autumn 1945


Evatt luncheon, December 6, 1945

Box 23

Executive Committee


General, 1945


Minutes of meetings, 1945-47


Films and moving pictures


Financial estimate, 1945


Financial reports, 1945-47


Financial statements, 1944-45


Foster, Jane, tea, "Revolt in Indonesia," January 11, 1946


Freeman luncheon, May 10, 1946


"The Future of Foreign Trade and Investment Across the Pacific," roundtable conference, March 1946


Grant, John B., luncheon-lecture, January 29, 1946


Greenbie tea, September 13, 1945


Greenslade reception, May 13, 1946


Howe, C. H., cocktail party, February 23, 1945


Hutchinson, Dr. Paul, luncheon-lecture, March 7, 1946


Jacoby, Professor H., tea, July 6, 1945


Johnson, Eric, tea, April 12, 1946


Keesing, Professor, "I.P.R. Conference Report," luncheon-lecture, February 13, 1945


Kiskaddon tea, January 8, 1946


Kunzru, Dr. N. N., tea, March 19, 1945


Lectures, correspondence, etc.


Lectures requested, but not accepted, 1946-47


Leebrick tea, July 30, 1946


Liang, Hubert, tea, March 12, 1945


Lindsay, Michael, March 7, 1946

Box 24

Marquette, Dr. Jacques, luncheon-lecture, March 15, 1945


Membership receipt-stubs, 1947


Mikheev, Vladimir, tea, February 16, 1945


Pacific Council Atlantic City meeting, January 26 - February 1, 1946


Pacific News Letter (San Francisco), 1946


Petty cash disbursements, pledges, contributions, etc., 1938-1945


Petty cash slips



Box 25





Borton, Hugh, May 2, 1947


De Bivort, Hervey G., April 22, 1947


Dustmoor, P. E., luncheon, June 4, 1947


Eloesser, Dr. Leo, luncheon, March 4, 1947


Fairbank, Wilma, March 24, 1947


First National Conference, April 1947


Maddox, William P., May 1947


Programs and events, 1945


Qurban tea, July 16, 1946


Radio programs, August 1946


"Reconstruction in Asia," teacher's seminar, Spring 1945


Research Advisory Committee, 1937, 1939


Robinson tea, September 30, 1946


Siamese Engineers tea, May 28, 1947

Box 26

Smyth, H. D., "A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the U.S. Government, 1940-45," August 1945


Speakers, 1946-47


Staley, Eugene, "Some Problems of Economic Development in the Orient," December 1946


Staley lecture-luncheon, September 26, 1945


Stein, Gunther, luncheon, October 15, 1946


Stevens tea, September 4, 1946


Student conference on the colonial issue, January 11, 1946


Teacher's course, 1946-47


Telesco tea, March 26, 1946


Tsiang, T. F., tea, April 17, 1946


United Nations, 1946-47


Witholding tax, 1945, 1947


Yen, James, luncheon-lecture

Box 27

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