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Preliminary Inventory to the Joseph Earle Jacobs Papers 1925-1951
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note by Country
  • WHO'S WHO 1958-59

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph Earle Jacobs papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1951
    Collection number: 69071
    Creator: Jacobs, Joseph E., 1893-1971
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, reports, and printed matter, relating to reconstruction in Korea after World War II, the Italian communist movement, the Philippine independence movement, and the Shanghai riot of May 30, 1925.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph Earle Jacobs papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Korea (South)
    Shanghai (China)--Riot, May 30, 1925.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    Diplomats--United States.

    Biographical Note by Country


    Joseph Earle Jacobs was United States Political Adviser in Korea, 1947-1948.
    All of the Korea material in one manuscript box is marked secret, confidential, or restricted.

    The papers contain

    • Copy of memoranda to the State Department from the Joint Chiefs of Staff - July 1948
    • Telegrams to the State Department - 1947
    • Joint U.S. - Soviet Commission reports
    • Correspondence concerning dealing with Soviet officials
    • Report on Syngman Rhee
    • Visit of Lt. General A. C. Wedemeyer to Korea August - September 1947
    • Thoughts on Korea by Joseph Earle Jacobs - July 1947
    • Interim Committee Proceedings on Korea - February 1948
    • Position of the Soviet Delegation in 50th and subsequent meetings - 1 August 1947
    • Soviet list of Parties in South Korea - 1947
    • Printed booklets


    Mr. Jacobs was/Minister to American, Embassy, Rome - 1949-55.
    • Report on the Communist Party in Italy
    • Articles on Italy
    • Dispatches


    • One report

    Java - Indonesia

    • Printed booklets


    • Report from Mixed Court register for June 9, 1925
    • Summary of Labour, Student and Bolshevik Activities and Diary of events leading to the shooting incident on the Nanking Road near Louza Police Station on May 30, 1925.
    • 1 large folio of maps, China Postal Stations 1926


    • 30 volumes

    WHO'S WHO 1958-59

    JACOBS, JOSEPH EARLE - diplomatic service; b. Johnston, S.C., Oct. 31, 1893; s. Joseph and Nettie (Austin) J.; A.B., Coll. Charleston 1913, LL.D., 1953; m. Elizabeth McNutt, Aug 23, 1930, - Student interpreter in China and detailed to Peking, Nov. 5, 1915 - vice consul, at Foochow, 1917-18 - vice consul and interpreter, Shanghai, 1918 - American Assessor International Mixed Court, Shanghai, 1918-25 - judge Consular Court, Dist. of Shanghai, 1919-20; appointed consul, 1921 - reclassified as foreign service officer, 1924 - administrative consul at Shanghai, May-Dec 1925 - tech. adviser to American Commissioner on Extra-territorial Jurisdiction in China, 1926 - consul at Yumanfu, China, 1926-28, Shanghai, 1928-30 - rep. of American minister to China in negotiations with regard to Provisional Court, Shanghai, Dec. 1929-Feb 1930- duty Far Eastern Div., Dept. of State, 1930-34 - foreign service inspector 1935-36 - chief Office of Philippine Affairs, Dept. of State, 1936-40 - counselor of Legation, Cairo, 1940-45 - attached to polit. sect., Allied Hdqrs., Mediterranean Command, Caserta, Italy, Jan 1945 - American representative to Albania, May 1945-Nov 1946; - polit. adviser to comdg. gen. Korea, 1947-48; - career minister, U.S. foreign service, Nov. 1947 - U. S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1948-49 - minister to American Embassy, Rome - spl assistant for Mutual Defense Assistant Program, 1949-55; - United States ambassador to Poland 1955-57; - Member Joint Com. of Experts on Philippine Affairs, 1937; - adviser Far Eastern affairs, 3d session Gen. Assembly UN., Paris, 1948; - Awarded Patriotic Civilian Service Medal by Dept. of Army, 1949. Address: care Department of State, Washington, D.C.