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  • Title: Howard Palfrey Jones papers
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1978
    Collection Number: 74019
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 128 manuscript boxes, 3 card file boxes, 3 cubic foot boxes, 5 envelopes, 2 oversize boxes, 8 slide boxes, 2 motion picture film reels, 12 phonotape reels (63.0 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, reports, research files, studies, and printed matter relating to public finance and post-war reconstruction in Germany, 1945-1951, and to American relations with Indonesia and other areas of East Asia.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Jones, Howard Palfrey, 1899-1973


    Collection open for research.
    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], Howard Palfrey Jones papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974, with an increment received in 1982.


    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

    1899 January Born, Chicago, Illinois
    1921 B.Litt., Columbia University, New York
    1923-1925 Manager and Editor, Evansville, Indiana Press
    1925-1927 Instructor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    1927-1929 Editor-in-Chief, Nellis Newspaper Chain, Mt. Clemens, Michigan
    1931-1939 Editor, National Municipal Review, New York
    1931-1938 Executive Director, National Municipal League, New York
    1934-1938 Director of Research, New York State Commission on Revision of Tax Laws, New York
    1933-1939 Lecturer, Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, New York
    1934-1935 Lecturer, Graduate School, New York University, New York
      Lecturer, New York Institute of Banking, New York
    1938-1942 Civil Service Commissioner, New York State
    1943 Deputy Comptroller, New York State
    1943-1947 Major to Colonel, General Staff Corps, U.S. Army
    1950-1951 Director, Berlin Element, U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, Berlin
    1951-1954 Counsellor of Embassy and Chargé d'Affaires of American Embassy, Taipeh, Taiwan
    1954-1955 Chief of Mission, U.S. Economic Aid Mission to Indonesia
    1955-1958 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Far East
    1958-1965 United States Ambassador to Indonesia
    1965-1968 Chancellor, East-West Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
    1968-1973 Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford, California
    1969-1972 Trustee, Christian Science Publishing Society, Boston, Massachusetts
    1971 Author, Indonesia: The Possible Dream
    1973 September Died, Atherton, California

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Writings, correspondence, reports, research files, studies, and printed matter relating to public finance and post-war reconstruction in Germany, 1945-1951, and to American relations with Indonesia and other areas of East Asia.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Soekarno, 1901-1970.
    United States. Dept. of State.
    Asia, Southeastern.
    Diplomats--United States.
    East Asia--Foreign relations--United States.
    East Asia.
    Economic assistance, American--Asia, Southeastern.
    Indonesia--Foreign relations--United States.
    Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany.
    United States--Foreign relations--East Asia.
    United States--Foreign relations--Indonesia.
    United States--Foreign relations.