Register of the Robert Allen Griffin Papers, 1942-1971

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Register of the Robert Allen Griffin Papers, 1942-1971

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Grace M. Hawes
Date Completed:
1976
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Allen Griffin Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1942-1971
Collection number: 75027
Creator: Griffin, R. Allen (Robert Allen), 1893-1981
Collection Size: 13 manuscript boxes, 3 envelopes(5.7 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, speeches and writings, photographs, and printed matter, relating to American technical and economic assistance missions to China and Southeast Asia.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Allen Griffin papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.

Accruals

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Access Points

United States. Dept. of State.
United States. Economic Cooperation Administration.
Economic assistance, American--Asia, Southeastern.
Economic assistance, American--China.
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--China.
Technical assistance, American--Asia, Southeastern.
Technical assistance, American--China.
Asia, Southeastern.
China.
China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
Indochina.
Indochina--History.
Vietnam.
Vietnam--History.
United States--Foreign relations.
Lapham, Roger Dearborn, 1883-1966.

Biographical List

1893, September 27 Born, Kansas City, Missouri
1917 B. A., Stanford University
1917-1919 Military service
1919 Reporter, Portland Oregonian and Portland Journal, Portland, Oregon
1919-1920 Secretary to First Polish Minister to U.S., Prince Lubormirski
1920-1921 Director, Polish Bureau of Information
1921 Manager, American Polish Chamber of Commerce
1922 Founder and publisher, Monterey Peninsula Herald, Monterey, California
1935 Founder of radio station, KDON, Del Monte, California
1941-1945 Military service
1942 Co-author, The School of the Citizen Soldier
1948-1949 Deputy Chief, U.S. Economic Cooperation Administration, China
1950 Chief, U.S. Department of State Economic Mission to Southeast Asia
1950-1951 Director, U.S. Economic Cooperation Admnistration, Far East Program Division
1951-1952 Special Representative of the Far East, U.S. Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency

Series Description

Box 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1942-1971

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Boxes 2-11

SUBJECT FILE, 1945-1970

Additional Note

Memoranda, reports, printed material, correspondence, etc., arranged alphabetically by title or subject
Box 12

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1948-1960

Additional Note

Articles and speeches by R. Allen Griffin, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
Box 13

PHOTOCOPIES OF DE-CLASSIFIED MATERIAL

 

AUDIO-VISUAL

Additional Note

See photo card catalog.

Container List

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1942-1971

Box 1

Unidentified, 1949-1951

 

Badger, Vice Admiral Oscar, 1949

 

Baker, John Earl, 1949

 

Bissell, Richard M., Jr., 1951

 

Bolling, Major General A. R., 1948

 

Bramblett, Ernest K., 1951

 

Butterworth, W. Walton, 1950

 

Caldwell, J. Alexander, 1971

 

Chang, C. C., 1949

 

Chennault, Major General Claire E., 1948

 

Chiang Mon-lin, 1949

 

Clay, Eugene H., 1952

 

Cleveland, Harlan, 1948-1949

 

Cline, Howard M., 1952

 

Cochran, Ambassador H. Merle, 1950

 

Coombe, Reginald G., 1949

 

Cooney, P. S., n.d.

 

Davis, Ritchie G., 1948

 

Eldridge, Fred L., 1948-1949

 

Fishel, Wesley R., 1966

 

Flegel, Austin, 1952

 

Foster, William C., n.d.

 

Gould, Dorothy, 1948 (Mrs. Randall)

 

Gould, Randall, 1948

 

Hayes, Samuel P., 1968

 

Hoffman, Paul G., 1949

 

Hopkins, Paul S., 1949

 

Hopkins, Peter S., 1949

 

Jessup, Ambassador at Large, Philip C., 1949

 

Josselyn, Windsor, 1948

 

Keswick, John, 1949

 

Knowland, Senator William F., 1948-1949

 

Lapham, Roger D., 1948-1950

 

Lear, Lieutenant General Ben, 1942-1945

 

Li Ming, 1949-1956

 

Little, L. K., 1948-1950

 

McAfee, William, n.d.

 

McCune, Shannon, 1952-1955

 

Mack, Harold L., 1948

 

Meiklejohn, Norman, 1949

 

Merchant, Livingston T., 1949-1961

 

Morin, Relman, 1948

 

Morris, Frances, 1952

 

Moyer, Raymond T., 1953-1960

 

O'Donnell, William, 1948-1949

 

Price, Harry B., 1954-1955

 

Rusk, Dean, 1961

 

Sae Woon Chang, 1952

 

St. Louis, George, 1950

 

Samson, Henry T., 1948-1949

 

Savoy, Willard W., 1952

 

Shen, H. J., 1949

 

Simpson, Roy, 1952

 

Spruance, Admiral Raymond A., 1952

 

Stuart, Ambassador J. Leighton, 1949

 

Sumner, John D., 1949

 

Symington, Charles J., 1951

 

Throp, Colonel Elliot W., 1949-1952

Box 2

Topping, Seymour, 1952

 

Watkins, Frank T., 1948

 

Webb, James E., 1950-1951

 

Wedemeyer, Lieutenant General Albert C., 1949-1950

 

Wood, C. Tyler, 1952

 

Wu, K. C., 1949-1952

 

Yen Hsi-shan, 1948

 

Miscellaneous, 1948-1952

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1945-1970

Box 2

Ambasade de France

 

American Firms in Shanghai

 

Asia

 

China

 

China Relief Mission

 

China Weekly Review

 

Collected memoranda and letters, 1945-1951

 

Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA)

 

China, 1948-1949

 

Aid Program

 

Background material

 

Chiang Kai-shek

 

Cleveland, Harlan

 

Committee meeting notes

Box 3

Correspondence

 

Doughty, C. J., Jr., Briefs and analyses of newspapers, 1948-1949

 

Financial documents

 

Greene, George M.

 

Griffin, R. Allen - Trip to Washington, D.C., January, 1949

 

Hoffman, Paul G.

 

Japan - Exports and imports

 

Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction

 

Lapham, Roger D.

 

Correspondence, press conference, speech

 

Daily schedule, 1948-1949 (incomplete)

 

Li Tsung-jen

Box 4

Office memoranda, 1948-1949

 

Office reports, 1948-1949

 

China Textile Review

 

Chronological Highlights of the ECA Supply Situation During the North China Crisis

 

Final Report - Cotton Program - Tientsin

 

First Report for the Public Advisory Committee

 

Future China Aid

 

General Situation Report - Tientsin

 

Miscellaneous

 

Monthly Report, Number 1, September, 1948

 

Monthly Report, Number 2, October, 1948

Box 5

Monthly Report, Number 3, November, 1948

 

Monthly Report, Number 5, January, 1949

 

Monthly Report, Number 6, February, 1949

 

Monthly Report, Number 7, March, 1949

 

Monthly Graphic Report, December, 1948

 

Monthly Personnel Report, December, 1948

 

Monthly Status Report, February, 1949

Box 6

Northwest China

 

Port Operations in China

 

December, 1948

 

February, 1949

 

March, 1949

 

Provincial governments

 

Report from the Northwest, March, 1949

 

Status of ECA Operations in Shanghai

 

Suggested Major Points for Aid-To-China Legislation

 

Summary of ECA China Aid Program, January 1949

 

Summary Statement - Extension of China Aid Program, April -December, 1949

 

Supplemental Estimate, April, 1948 -April, 1949

 

Telephone Directory, December, 1948

 

Travel orders, itineraries, etc.

 

Trip report, Nanking, December 14, 15, 1948

 

Trip report, Taiwan, May, 1949

 

West China and the ECA Program

 

Personnel

 

Price, Harry B.

 

Printed Material

 

Chinese News Service, 1948-1949 (incomplete)

Box 7

Chinese Press Review, 1948-1949 (incomplete)

 

Daily Translation Service, April -May, 1949 (incomplete)

 

United States Information Service (USIS) - Daily News Bulletin, 1948-1949 (incomplete)

 

United States Information Service (USIS) - Foreign Service News Digest, 1948-1949 (incomplete)

Box 8

Maps of China and Japan

 

Newspaper clippings

 

Newspaper supplements, October 10, 1948

Box 9

Shanghai Evening Post & Mercury, February -March, 1949 (incomplete)

 

Miscellaneous

Box 10

Public Advisory Committee

 

Reconstruction and Replacement Program

 

St. Louis, George, "Observations on Communist China," June, 1950

 

Telephone conversation notes

 

Far East Program Division, 1950-1951

 

Committee directory

 

Correspondence

 

Office memoranda, 1950-1951

 

Office reports, 1950-1951

 

Cottage Industries, Philippines

 

Fiscal status report

 

Program operation report

 

Taiwan report

 

The Technical Assistance Program

 

Philippines

 

Eller, E. M., "United States Disaster in China," July, 1949

Box 11

Great Britain

 

Griffin, R. Allen - Biographical materials

 

Hanna, Willard A., "Bung Karno's Indonesia," September -December, 1959

 

India

 

Indochina

 

Indonesia

 

International Conference on Agriculture and Cooperative Credit, Berkeley, California, 1952

 

Japan

 

Lear, Lieutenant General Ben

 

McCarran, Pat

 

Meng, C. Y. W., "A Chinese View of American Aid," and Moy, E. K., "A Chinese-American View of American Aid," March, 1949

 

Miscellaneous

 

Mission to Southeast Asia, 1950

 

Mok, Poon-Kan, "Asia Today and the Western World," 1959

 

Moyer, Raymond T., "The Economic Cooperation Administration Program in Taiwan," Address before the Chinese Association for the United Nations at Taipeh, Taiwan, March 17, 1951

Box 12

Mutual Security Agency, 1951-1952

 

South Asia professional roster, 1955

 

Southeast Asia

 

Stillman, Charles L., "Fertilizer Recommendations," July, 1948

 

Stuart, J. Leighton

 

Taiwan

 

United States

 

Department of State

 

Technical and Economic Assistance Programs

 

Vietnam

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1948-1960

Box 12

"Challenge of Southeast Asia," 1950

 

"China Changes Dynasties," 1949

 

"The History of the 13th Infanty Regiment," 1945 (possibly written by R. Allen Griffin)

 

Memorandum on the Far East prepared for Ambassador at Large, Philip C. Jessup, 1949 (with Roger D. Lapham)

 

"Must Indo-China Be Lost?" 1952

 

Notes on daily activities, July -August, 1948

 

"On the Occasion of the Arrival of the 300th Shipload of Commodities for the China Aid Program," 1949

 

Speech for Mr. Richard Bissell on Asian problems, 1951 (outline)

 

Statement on departure from China, 1949

 

"United States Policy Problems in Southeast Asia," Claremont, California, 1952

 

Miscellaneous parts of speeches, notes, etc.

 

PHOTOCOPIES OF DE-CLASSIFIED MATERIAL

Box 13

General

 

AUDIO-VISUAL

Additional Note

See photo card catalog.