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  • Title: Inez Richardson papers
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1963
    Date (bulk): 1933-1958
    Collection Number: XX001
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 25 manuscript boxes (10.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, speeches and writings, photographs, and printed matter relating to international relations; education; the role of radio and television in education; the 1930 White House Conference on Child Health and Protection; American Higher Education conferences; Herbert Hoover; the administration of Stanford University and the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace; the Revolution and the Development of International Relations Project at the Hoover Institution; and the Stanford Listening Post and the Civil Affairs Training School at Stanford University during World War II.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Richardson, Inez, d. 1965.


    Collection is 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], Inez Richardson papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    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.

    Related Collection(s)

    Tower of Peace radio broadcasts, Hoover Institution Archives
    White House Conference on Child Health and Protection records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford Listening Post records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Ray Lyman Wilbur papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    From the 1930s to the early 1960s, Inez Richardson worked for the Hoover Institution and Stanford University in a myriad of roles, from executive assistant, coordinator and liaison for foreign visitors to Stanford, and faculty member of the Radio-Television Institute, to director of the Stanford Listening Post. In addition, Richardson was an assistant to Stanford University president Ray Lyman Wilbur and curator of the Ray Lyman Wilbur collection on Social Problems at the Hoover Institution.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Inez Richardson papers document Richardson's career with the Hoover Institution and Stanford University. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches and writings, conference proceedings, photographs, notes, and printed matter. While the bulk of the collection details administrative aspects of Stanford University and the Hoover Institution, many of the files reflect Richardson's participation in and administration of many of the Hoover Institution's and Ray Lyman Wilbur's interests, including education, housing, healthcare, radio, and foreign relations. Also included are files related to Stanford University's participation in World War II with the Stanford Listening Post and CATS (Civil Affairs Training School), and the university's relationship with the Office of War Information.
    Richardson's original order, file names, and cross references have been maintained.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.
    Stanford University.
    White House Conference on Child Health and Protection (1930: Washington, D.C.)
    International education.
    United States. Civil Affairs Training School, Stanford University.
    Radio in education.
    Television in education.
    International relations.
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
    Stanford Listening Post.
    Radio broadcasting--East Asia.
    World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.
    World War, 1939-1945--Occupied territories.
    Military government.
    Child welfare--United States.
    Child health services--United States.
    Elite (Social sciences)