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  • Title: Charles Easton Rothwell Papers,
    Collection Number: 90005
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Collection Size: 75 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 album box, 10 envelopes, 5 maps, 9 phonotape cassettes (37.7 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1924-1995
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings, relating to the United Nations, American foreign policy (especially in Asia), promotion of the study of international relations, and administration and activities of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Mills College, the Asia Foundation, and the National War College.
    Creator: Rothwell, Charles Easton, 1902-1987.


    Collection is stored off site; a minimum of two days notice is required for use. Collection may be requested through Stanford's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu 

    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Easton Rothwell Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.


    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

    1902 October 9 Born, Denver, Colorado
    1924 A.B., Reed College, Portland, Oregon
    1927-1932 Director, Teacher Training in Social Sciences, University of Oregon
    1929 A.M., University of Oregon
    1930 Author (with Alfred N. Lomax), An Economic Geography of the Oregon Region
    1932 Married Virginia Sterling, Santa Monica, California
    1932-1939 Instructor, Citizenship and History, Stanford University
    1938 Ph.D., Stanford University
    1939-1941 Assistant Professor, History, and Advisor, Reed College
    1941-1946 Worked with the Department of State, United States Government
    1941 Contributor, "War and Economic Institutions", War as a Social Institution, American Historical Association
    1945 Executive Secretary, United Nations Conference International Organization, San Francisco, California
    1946 Secretary General, U.S. delegation to United Nations
    1946-1947 Senior staff member, Brookings Institution
    1947-1952 Vice Chairman and Research Professor, Hoover Institution and Library
    1949 Contributor, "International Organization and World Politics", International Organization, Vol. III
      Contributor, "International Relations in a World of Change", World Politics
    1951 Staff member, National War College
      Contributor, The Policy Sciences, edited by Daniel Lerner and Harold Lasswell
    1952 Author (with H. D. Laswell and D. Lerner), A Comparative Study of Elites
    1952-1959 Director, Hoover Institution
    1954 Contributor, "Europe in the Post War Period", Introduction to International Relations
    1959-1967 President, Mills College, Oakland, California
    1987 May 1 Died, Marin County, California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.
    Mills College.
    National War College (U.S.)
    Stanford University.
    United Nations Conference on International Organization (1945 : San Francisco, Calif.)
    United Nations.
    United States. Dept. of State
    Asia--Foreign relations--United States.
    International education.
    United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989.
    United States--Foreign relations--Asia.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    Universities and colleges--United States.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.
    World War, 1939-1945.