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  • Title: Inez Richardson papers
    Date (bulk): 1933-1958
    Collection Number: XX001
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and 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.
    Creator: Richardson, Inez, -1965
    Creator: White House Conference on Child Health and Protection (Location of meeting: Washington, D.C. Date of meeting or treaty signing: 1930.)
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Inez Richardson papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & 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.

    Related Collection(s)

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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