Register of the Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton Papers, 1916-1957

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Register of the Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton Papers, 1916-1957

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives staff
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton papers,
Date (inclusive): 1916-1957
Collection number: XX079
Creator: Hamilton, Maxwell McGaughey, 1896-1957
Collection Size: 4 manuscript boxes (1.7 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Reports, memoranda, correspondence, lectures, press releases, and printed matter, relating to American foreign policy toward China, Japan, and other government officials concerning economic and political conditions in Japan and Manchuria, 1933-1934.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

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Access Points

United States. Dept. of State.
China.
China--Economic conditions--1912-1949.
China--Foreign relations--United States.
China--Politics and government--1912-1949.
Finland.
Finland--Foreign relations--United States.
Japan.
Japan--Economic conditions--1918-1945.
Japan--Foreign relations--United States.
Japan--Politics and government--1912-1945.
Manchuria--Economic conditions.
Manchuria--Politics and government.
Soviet Union.
Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Foreign relations--China.
United States--Foreign relations--Finland.
United States--Foreign relations--Japan.
United States--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
Diplomats--United States.

Biographical Note

1896, December 20 Born, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
1918 Litt. B., Princeton University
1920-1924 Student interpreter in U.S. Legation in China
1924-1927 U.S. Consular Service in China
1927-1931 Assigned to Division of Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State
1931-1937 Assistant Chief, Division of Far Eastern Affairs
1937-1943 Chief, Division of Far Eastern Affairs
1943-1944 Minister Counselor in U.S. Embassy in U.S.S.R.
1944 Special Assistant to Secretary of State
1945-1947 U.S. Minister to Finland
1949 Appointed chairman, Far Eastern Commission

Series Description

Box 1

DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE, 1916-1921 (?)

Scope and Content Note

Register of correspondence between U.S. Legation in China and Chinese Foreign Ministry, 1916-1921 (?), in Chinese with English translation.
Box 1

TRIP TO FAR EAST, 1933-1934: DIARY AND REPORTS

Additional Note

Diary and reports of visit to Japan, China, Hong Kong, and the Philipines, September 1933 -February 1934, undertaken by Maxwell H. Hamilton as a U.S. State Department official, arranged as listed.
Box 1

LECTURES, 1932-1944

Additional Note

Copies of lectures delivered by Maxwell M. Hamilton, arranged chronologically.
Boxes 1-4

SUBJECT FILE, 1917-1957

Additional Note

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, press releases, clippings, newsletters, maps, and printed matter, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 4

DECLASSIFIED RECORDS, 1950

Additional Note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover.

Container List

 

DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE, 1916-1921 (?)

Box 1

Register of correspondence between U.S. Legation in China and Chinese Foreign Ministry, 1916-1921 (?) in Chinese, with English translation

 

TRIP TO FAR EAST, 1933-1934: DIARY AND REPORTS

Box 1

Diary of visit to Japan, China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, September 1933-February 1934, undertaken for U.S. State Department, with summaries of interviews with U.S. and foreign officials and other individuals. Includes indexes to interviews

 

Reports of findings on political and economic conditions in the Far East, resulting from visit to Japan, China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, September 1933-February 1934, with cover letter to Cordell Hull, March 20, 1934

 

LECTURES, 1932-1944

Box 1

"China in 1931," Army War College, April 5, 1932

 

"Recent Developments in China," Army War College, March 9, 1933

 

"The Situation in the Far East," Army War College, January 12, 1935

 

"The Far East," Army War College, Dcember 10, 1935

 

"The Far Eastern Situation," Army War College, January 7, 1937

 

"The Situation in the Far East," Army War College, January 10, 1938

 

"The Situation in the Far East," Army War College, January 6, 1939

 

"The Situation in the Far East," Army War College, January 9, 1940

 

"Coordination between the Political and Military Branches of the Government - with Special Reference to Activities in the Field," Army and Navy Staff College, December 30, 1944

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1917-1957

Box 1

Bibliographies on Far East and U.S.S.R.

 

China

 

General

 

1949-1955

 

Finance, 1941-1945

 

Relations with U.S.S.R.

 

Communism

 

Life under communism series, 1953

Box 2

Finland

 

General, 1947-1956

 

Foreign Relations, 1952-1957

 

Formosa, 1950-1955

 

Great Britain, Foreign Policy on U.S.S.R., 1946-1951

 

India, Politics and Society, 1940

 

Japan

 

General

 

1945-1955

 

1937-1940

 

Economy, 1953-1957

 

Far Eastern Commission

 

General, 1946-1952

 

Rosters, 1949-1951

Box 3

Peace Treaty and U.S. Security Treaty 1951-1952

 

Relations with U.S.S.R., 1955-1956

 

Korea and Korean War

 

Land reform

 

Miscellaneous

 

Philippines

 

Economy, 1950-1952

 

U.S. Foreign Policy

 

General, 1941-1957

 

China, to 1949

 

Far East

 

General, 1932-1957

 

Conference Proceedings, 1957

Box 4

Japan

 

1937-1941

 

General

 

Letter to Joseph C. Grew, July 28, 1939

 

1945-1955

 

U.S.S.R., 1948-1953

 

U.S.S.R., 1917-1956

Box 4

DECLASSIFIED RECORDS, 1950

Box 4

2011 September release of records 1950

Scope and Content Note

Memos and reports relating to Pacific area matters