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  • Title: Victor Hoo Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1931-1972
    Collection Number: 77046
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In English and French.
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 1 envelope, 1 phonotape reel (3.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, clippings, reports, memoranda, and photographs, relating to Chinese political events and foreign relations, international diplomatic conferences, Sino-Soviet relations, and the United Nations.
    Creator: Hoo, Victor, 1894-1972


    Collection is open for research.
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    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Victor Chi-tsai Hoo Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.


    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 online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1894 November 16 Born, Washington, D.C.
    1905 Graduated from Kaiser Primary School, St. Petersburg, Russia
    1912 Graduated from Annen Schule, St. Petersburg
    1916 Licencie en Droit, University of Paris Law School
    1918 Docteur en Droit, University of Paris Law School
    1919 Assistant Secretary, Chinese Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference
    1920 Member, Chinese Delegation to the Conference of Associations for the League of Nations, Brussels, Belgium
      Technical Member, Chinese Delegation to the International Finance Conference, Brussels
    1921 Technical Delegate, Chinese Delegation to the Conference for the Suppression of Traffic in Women and Children, Geneva, Switzerland
    1921-1924 Second Secretary, First Secretary, and Charge d'Affaires, Chinese Legation, Berlin, Germany
    1925-1927 Returned to China
      Served in the Tariff Conference in Peking as assistant director of the Treaty Department
      Technical Expert to the Sino-Soviet Conference and Assistant Counsellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1926 Sectional Chief, Treaty Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
      Secretary of Cabinet
    1927 Assistant Director of the Treaty Department
    1928 Counsellor, Shanghai City Government
      Secretary, Reorganization Commission
      Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the National Government
    1930-1931 Director, Department of Asiatic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1931 Technical Advisor, Chinese Delegation to the Sino-Soviet negotiations on the Chinese Eastern Railway
      Secretary General, Chinese Delegation to the Assembly of the League of Nations
    1932 Director, Permanent Office of the Chinese Delegation to the League of Nations
      Charge d'Affaires in Switzerland
      Representative, League of Nations Advisory Committee on Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs
    1933-1942 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Bern, Switzerland
    1937-1942 Representative, League of Nations Advisory Committee on Social Questions
    1942-1945 Returned to China and served as vice-minister of foreign affairs
    1944 Delegate, Bretton Woods and Dumbarton Oaks Conferences
    1945 Secretary-General, Chinese Delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco
      Technical Expert, Sino-Soviet Conference for the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Alliance
    1945-1946 Substitute Delegate, Executive Committee, Preparatory Commission and General Assembly, United Nations, London
    1946 Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations, in charge of Trusteeship and Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories
    1947 Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations, Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP)
    1948 Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations, Temporary Commission on Korea (UNTCOK)
    1955-1962 Under-Secretary for Conference Services, United Nations
    1962-1972 Commissioner for Technical Co-Operation, United Nations
    1972 Died

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United Nations.
    China--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
    China--Foreign relations--Switzerland.
    China--Foreign relations.
    China--Politics and government--1912-1949.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--China.
    Soviet Union.
    Switzerland--Foreign relations--China.
    World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
    World War, 1939-1945.