Register of the Victor Hoo papers, 1931-1972

Finding aid prepared by Linda Bernard
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Victor Hoo papers
Date (inclusive): 1931-1972
Collection Number: 77046
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English and French
Physical Description: 9 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 1 envelope, 1 sound tape reel (3.7 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.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Hoo, Victor, 1894-1972

Access

Collection is open for research.
Use copies of all sound recordings in this collection are available.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Victor Hoo papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.

Accruals

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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 Beijing 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

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Victor Chi-tsai Hoo consist of 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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1947-1972

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, photographs, and tribute, arranged alphabetically by physical form.
 

Scrapbook

Scope and Contents note

Loose scrapbook sheets, mainly of clippings and photographs.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

1947-1949

Box/Folder 1 : 2

1963-1971

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Tribute, 1972

Boxes 1-2

CORRESPONDENCE, 1931-1971

Scope and Contents note

Mainly letters and telegrams, arranged chronologically. Includes correspondence with Ralph Bunche, C. L. Hsia, V. K. Wellington Koo, Trygve Lie, T. Y. Lo, William E. Rappard, Syngman Rhee, David Rockefeller, Nelson A. Rockefeller, T. V. Soong, Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Adlai E. Stevenson, Sao-Ke Alfred Sze, U. Thant, and Tsune-chi Yu. Also includes some documents, particularly on the League of Nations.
Box/Folder 1 : 4

1931

Box/Folder 1 : 5

1932

Box/Folder 1 : 6

1933

Box/Folder 1 : 7

1934

Box/Folder 1 : 8

1935

Box/Folder 1 : 9

1936

Box/Folder 1 : 10

1937

Box/Folder 1 : 11

1938

Box/Folder 2 : 1

1939

Box/Folder 2 : 2

1940

Box/Folder 2 : 3-4

1941

Box/Folder 2 : 5-6

1942-1945

Box/Folder 2 : 7-11

1946

Box/Folder 2 : 12

1947

Box/Folder 2 : 13

1949-1952

Box/Folder 2 : 14

1962-1965

Box/Folder 2 : 15

1971

Boxes 3-4

DIARIES, 1937-1971

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 3 : 1

1937 July 20 - 1945 September 21

Box/Folder 3 : 2

1946 April 24 - 1949 December 30

Box/Folder 3 : 3

1950 January 12 - 1951 July 12

Box/Folder 3 : 4

1951 July 18 - 1953 March 22

Box/Folder 3 : 5

1953 March 29 - 1954 March 3

Box/Folder 3 : 6

1954 April 9 - 1958 May 24

Box/Folder 4 : 1

1958 July 11 - 1962 December 16

Box/Folder 4 : 2

1966 October 22 - 1972 March 1

Box/Folder 4 : 3

1967 February 23 - 1971 March

Boxes 4-6

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1932-1972

Scope and Contents note

Broadcast transcripts, interviews, notes, speeches, and writings, arranged chronologically.
 

General

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Undated

Box/Folder 4 : 5

1932

Box/Folder 4 : 6

1933

Box/Folder 4 : 7

1934

Box/Folder 4 : 8

1935

Box/Folder 4 : 9

1937

Box/Folder 4 : 10

1938

Box/Folder 4 : 11

1939

Box/Folder 4 : 12

1940

Box/Folder 4 : 13

1943

Box/Folder 4 : 14

1944

Box/Folder 4 : 15-16

1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes Chunking lectures.
Box/Folder 5 : 1

1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes Chunking lectures.
Box/Folder 5 : 2

1946

Box/Folder 5 : 3

1947

Box/Folder 5 : 4

1948

Box/Folder 5 : 5

1949

Box/Folder 5 : 6

1950

Box/Folder 5 : 7

1951

Box/Folder 5 : 8

1952

Box/Folder 5 : 9

1953-1955

Box/Folder 5 : 10

1957-1959

Box/Folder 5 : 11

1960-1969

Box/Folder 5 : 12

1970-1972

 

Official

Box/Folder 6 : 1

1963-1964

Box/Folder 6 : 2

1965-1967

Box/Folder 6 : 3

1968-1971

Boxes 6-8

SUBJECT FILE, 1931-1960

Scope and Contents note

Mainly correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, and speeches, including by Victor Hoo, arranged alphabetically by subject.
 

China

Box/Folder 6 : 4-6

General, 1941-1945

 

Foreign relations

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Argentina, 1945

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Dominican Republic, 1945

Box/Folder 6 : 9

Soviet Union, 1945-1946

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Confucianism

Box/Folder 7 : 2

Narcotics, 1931-1952

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Trusteeships and non-self-governing territories, 1942-1960

Box/Folder 7 : 4-8

United Nations, 1944-1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes documents relating to the Bretton Woods and Dumbarton Oaks conferences, as well as to the United Nations Conference on International Organization. See also: DECLASSIFIED U.S. GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
Box/Folder 8 : 1-4

United Nations

Box/Folder 8 : 5

Miscellany

Box 8

TRIP REPORTS, 1963-1971

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 8 : 6

1963-1964

Box/Folder 8 : 7

1968-1971

Box 9

CARD FILE, 1954-1972

Scope and Contents note

Mainly speeches, arranged chronologically.
Tape cabinet

SOUND RECORDING, 1963

 

"People at the United Nations," interview of Victor Hoo, 1963 September 14

Access

Use copy reference number: 77046_a_0012380
Photo file

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1940s-1960s

 

36 prints depicting Victor Hoo, alone and with others, especially at United Nations functions and meetings, 1940s-1960s

General note

See also: BIOGRAPHICAL FILE.
Box 10

DECLASSIFIED U.S. GOVERNMENT RECORDS, 1933-1946

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Includes some interfiled, unclassified government records. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder chronologically by date of creation.
Box/Folder 10 : 1-4

2016 February release of records, 1933-1946

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, proposals, summaries, and meeting minutes largely relating to the United Nations, especially the Dumbarton Oaks Conference.