Register of the Inez Richardson papers

Finding aid prepared by Beaudry Allen
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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Stanford University
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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

Access

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Use

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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

 

Career Subject File 1933-1963

Scope and Contents note

Consists of reports, correspondence, programs, notes, drafts, photographs, and printed matter. Maintains the original alphabetical order designated by the creator.
box 1, folder 1

A 1946-1963

box 1, folder 2

AAUN (American Association for the United Nations), 1949-1952

box 1, folder 3

AFME (American Friends of the Middle East) 1952-1961

box 1, folder 4

American Child Health Association 1933-1937

box 1, folder 5

American Social Hygiene Association 1948-1949

box 1, folder 6-8

American Universities Field Staff 1952-1954

Scope and Contents note

Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, summaries and reports by Edward Bayne, Boyd Compton, Edwin Munger, and Albert Ravenholt.
box 1, folder 9

Asia Foundation, newsletters 1954-1960

General

See also: Committee for a Free Asia.
box 2, folder 1

B 1934-1957

box 2, folder 2

Barnard, Harry E. 1934-1946

General

See also: White House Conference on Child Health and Protection.
box 2, folder 3

Bay Area TV Association 1950s

box 2, folder 4

Better Homes in America, 1933-1936

Scope and Contents

Also contains reports for the Wilbur collection.
box 2, folder 5

Bittner, Mark 1950-1952

box 2, folder 6

C, 1933-1957

box 2, folder 7

California Conservation Council, 1933-1951

box 3, folder 1

Carnegie Corporation, 1951-1952

Scope and Contents note

See also: RADIR project.
 

CATS (Civil Affairs Training School), 1943-1955

box 3, folder 2-3

Correspondence and notes 1944-1955

box 3, folder 4

Europe, 1944-1949

box 3, folder 5

Japan undated

box 3, folder 6

Reports 1943-1945

box 3, folder 7

Budgets

box 3, folder 8

CBS (Columbia Broadcast System) 1939-1959

box 3, folder 9

CCIS (Civil Communications Intelligence School) budget, 1945

box 3, folder 10

CCIS, Japan, 1945-1946

box 4, folder 1

Contract forms undated

box 4, folder 2

Committee for a Free Asia 1951-1953

General

See also: Asia Foundation.
box 4, folder 3

D 1936-1961

box 4, folder 4

E 1949-1959

box 4, folder 5

F 1941-1957

box 4, folder 6

Faculty reports 1952-1953

box 4, folder 7

Fisher, Harold 1936-1957

box 4, folder 8

Ford Foundation 1954-1957

box 4, folder 9

Ford survey correspondence 1951

 

Foreign visitors 1950-1961

box 4, folder 10

American Council on Education 1957

box 4, folder 11

Eisenhower exchange 1956-1957

box 4, folder 12

Annual reports 1956-1960

box 5, folder 1

Foreign visitors 1951-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes news clippings, biographies, schedules, announcements, and correspondence regarding education exchange.
box 5, folder 2

Photographs, visits by Russian editors and Prince Albert of Belgium undated

box 5, folder 3

Foreign student adviser and student program 1947, 1957, 1961

box 5, folder 4

ASSU (Associated Students of Stanford University) 1951

box 5, folder 5-7

Foreign visitors, countries A through Z, at Hoover Institution and Library 1950-1957

box 6, folder 1

Charles B. Roberts, Liberia, Eisenhower exchange fellow 1956

box 6, folder 2

Celal Bayer, President of Turkey 1954

box 6, folder 3

University Committee 1957-1960

box 6, folder 4

Foreign Visitors Committee, correspondence 1956-1957

box 6, folder 5

Iranian visitor, photographs undated

box 6, folder 6

Foreign scholars and other visitors 1956

box 6, folder 7

Abdul Rahman Al-Bazzaz, Dean of University of Baghdad Law School, Iraq 1956

box 7, folder 1

G 1938-1955

box 7, folder 2

Glover, Katherine 1934-1952

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence. See also: White House Conference on Child Health and Protection.
box 7, folder 3

Governor's conference on educational television 1952

box 7, folder 4

H 1939, 1950-1957

box 7, folder 5

Hoover Institution and Library - History and Ray Lyman Wilbur collection on social problems 1934-1963

box 7, folder 6

I 1934-1937, 1956-1961

box 7, folder 7

Institute of International Education 1951-1953

box 7, folder 8

Institute of International Relations 1950-1953

box 7, folder 9

J 1938

box 8, folder 1

K 1937-1955

box 8, folder 2

KPIX 1952

box 8, folder 3

KQED 1952-1956

box 8, folder 4

KZSU 1948-1951

box 8, folder 5

Kerr, George H., Ryukyus and other Pacific Area studies 1952-1953

box 8, folder 6

Kitagawa, Kay 1942-1963

box 8, folder 7

L 1939-1954

box 8, folder 8

M 1934-1959

box 8, folder 9-10

Motion Picture Research Council, re: closing of the San Francisco office 1941-1942

box 9, folder 1

MP (motion pictures) for Wilbur collection 1935-1945

box 9, folder 2

N 1933-1956

box 9, folder 3

NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) 1943-1953

box 9, folder 4

NAEB (National Association of Educational Broadcasters) 1951-1953

box 9, folder 5-11

NBC (National Broadcasting Company) 1939-1959

box 10, folder 1

National Council of Teachers of English 1953

box 10, folder 2

National Youth Administration 1937-1941

box 10, folder 3

O 1933-1952

box 10, folder 4

P 1944-1951

box 10, folder 5

Palo Alto Free World Forum 1942

box 10, folder 6

President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership 1931, 1940

box 10, folder 7

Q 1951

box 10, folder 8

R 1946-1951

box 10, folder 9

Radio and TV at Stanford - Hoover Institution cooperation and participation 1938-1940, 1948

box 10, folder 10

RADIR project, preliminary drafts 1959

box 10, folder 11

Richardson, Inez 1933-1962

box 11, folder 1

Richey, Lawerence 1950s

box 11, folder 2

Rosenberg Fund, grants and correspondence, re: Scott and Mysels Projects 1944-1946

box 11, folder 3

S 1936-1957

box 11, folder 4

Schenck, Hubert 1956

box 11, folder 5

School of Health Education Service Joint Committee (AMA-HEA) 1936-1937

box 11, folder 6

School of Naval Adminstration (SONA) 1946-1951

box 11, folder 7

Scott, Charles (Chas) Craven 1941-1943

box 12, folder 1

Service letters 1944-1946

box 12, folder 2

Social Trends Committee (President's Research Committee on Social Trends) 1934

box 12, folder 3

Sokol, Anthony E. 1952, 1954, 1957

 

Stanford University - ASSU (Associated Students Stanford University) 1933-1961

box 12, folder 4

Pamphlets 1950s

box 12, folder 5

Typescript undated

box 12, folder 6

Stanford Research Institute 1951, 1956

box 12, folder 7

The Stanford Survey of Behavioral Sciences 1954

box 13, folder 1

News clippings 1946-1961

box 13, folder 2

Department of Athletics 1950

box 13, folder 3

Committee for Research in the Social Sciences 1953-1954

box 13, folder 4

Survey Committee, 1953

box 13, folder 5

Director of Information, 1950-1955

box 13, folder 6

Distaff Club 1951-1955

box 13, folder 7

Fiftieth anniversary (of Stanford University), articles 1941

box 13, folder 8

General Secretary Office 1955

box 13, folder 9

Guide service 1947, 1956

box 13, folder 10

Health and services plan 1953

box 13, folder 11

Press 1953, 1955

Scope and Contents

Relates to Stanford University Press and publishing.
box 13, folder 12

Public exercises (Committee on Public Exercises) 1947-1957

box 13, folder 13

Registrar's Office 1953

box 13, folder 14

Interdepartmental memoranda and correspondence, 1933-1960

box 14, folder 1

T 1943, 1951-1952

box 14, folder 2

Toynbee, A. J., speeches 1950

box 14, folder 3

Trust Territories of the Pacific, 1950-1953

box 14, folder 4

U 1934-1957

box 14, folder 5

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), start of collection to honor Grayson N. Kefauver 1947

box 14, folder 6

United Nations conference 1945

box 14, folder 7

United States Army - miscellaneous, 1951

box 14, folder 8

United States Government Office of Education 1936-1959

box 14, folder 9

United States Navy 1942

box 14, folder 10

University Association for Professional Radio Education 1949

box 14, folder 11

University of Denver, 1951

box 14, folder 12

University President's Office, 1949-1959

box 14, folder 13

V 1941-1961

box 14, folder 14

Velliotes, George 1951-1955

box 14, folder 15

W 1939-1961

box 14, folder 16

Western Conference on Government 1934

box 15, folder 1-5

White House Conference on Child Health and Protection 1933-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes committee members and personnel records, general correspondence, reports, memoranda, and correspondence with George Hastings, Secretary to President Hoover. Richardson noted that these files are records collected after 1933, when the conference documents were transferred to the Hoover Library, and she has made annotations regarding where related documents may be found in the collection.
box 15, folder 6

Wilbur, Ray Lyman, correspondence 1933-1963

box 16, folder 1

World Affairs Council and Radio Committee 1952-1957

box 16, folder 2

Y 1953-1963

 

American Higher Education Conference Materials 1929-1958

Scope and Contents note

Consists of conference proceedings, administrative planning records, correspondence, and printed matter regarding the America Higher Education conference at Stanford in 1958.
box 16, folder 3

Plans for conference, correspondence 1957-1958

box 16, folder 4

Plans for conference, meeting minutes and notes 1957

box 16, folder 5

Conference reports, drafts, and notes 1957-1958

box 16, folder 6

Program drafts 1958

box 17, folder 1

Conference programs 1958

box 17, folder 2

Fact-finding studies, reports, 1929-1945

box 17, folder 3

Crowley-Sterling statements 1957

box 17, folder 4

Preliminary budgets 1958

box 17, folder 5

Fulbright scholars 1957-1958

box 17, folder 6-7

Invitations and replies, 1958

box 17, folder 8

List of participants 1958

box 18, folder 1

Forms file 1958

box 18, folder 2

Thank you letters 1958

box 18, folder 3

General correspondence, 1958

box 18, folder 4

Letters received for Richardson 1958

box 18, folder 5

Conference materials, programs, schedules, and ephemera 1958

box 18, folder 6

Conference speeches, 1958

box 18, folder 7

Conference photographs, 1958

box 18, folder 8

Conference tours, 1958

box 18, folder 9

Dinner arrangements 1958

 

Past American Higher Education conferences, 1953-1958

box 19, folder 1

List of delegates, 1957

box 19, folder 2

Reports and programs, 1956-1957

box 19, folder 3

Planning committee materials, 1953-1956

box 19, folder 4

Conference evaluations 1954-1958

box 19, folder 5

"Conference on Education and Student Life in the United States," University of Chicago, 1955-1957

box 19, folder 6

Miscellaneous programs and pamphlets, 1957-1958

 

Hoover Institution and Library File 1905-1959

Scope and Contents note

Consists mainly of correspondence, notes, and printed matter for interdepartmental communication and planning regarding the administration, publicity, and courses of the Institution.
box 19, folder 7

Hoover booklet drafts, 1955

box 19, folder 8

Hoover pamphlet and leaflet revisions, 1955

box 20, folder 1-2

History of the Hoover Institution, 1931-1957

Scope and Contents note

Includes drafts, pamphlets, correspondence, and news clippings.
box 20, folder 3

Tower carillon 1952-1957

box 20, folder 4

Tower building dedication 1938-1950

box 20, folder 5

"The Story of the Great Hoover War Library at Stanford University," by Neil Wilson undated

box 20, folder 6

Galleys of "Tower to Peace" publication, 1945, 1955

box 20, folder 7

Visitors within the United States, miscellcaneous items, 1950-1953

box 20, folder 8

Staff bulletin, Tower Talk 1952-1953

 

Herbert Hoover files, 1933-1958

box 21, folder 1

Hoover, Herbert 1933-1957

Scope and Contents note

Mainly consists of correspondence with Bernice Miller, Herbert Hoover's personal secretary.
box 21, folder 2-3

Conservation with Herbert Hoover, film 1956-1958

box 21, folder 4

Letter from Herbert Hoover to General Pershing, 1942 December 14

box 21, folder 5

Appreciations, 1952-1956

box 21, folder 6

Weekly planners 1946-1956

box 21, folder 7

Card files 1950s

box 22, folder 1

Correspondence, 1936-1958

box 22, folder 2

Christmas cards 1958-1959

box 22, folder 3

Publicity 1957

box 22, folder 4

News clippings 1943,1959

box 22, folder 5

Research and RADIR (Revolution and the Development of International Relations) project, 1948

box 22, folder 6

Film stored at MGM, correspondence 1955

box 22, folder 7

Conferences, 1957

 

Stanford and course offerings 1905-1958

box 22, folder 8

Course 202: World Communications 1951 Summer

box 22, folder 9

Course 226: Communication seminar 1941-1942 Winter

box 22, folder 10

Course 206, 1951 Summer

box 22, folder 11

University schedules and bulletins 1938-1959

Scope and Contents note

Includes documents on speech and drama, speech therapy, and television courses.
box 23, folder 1-2

Special discussion meetings 1952-1954

box 23, folder 3

Far Western Slavic Conference 1959 April

box 23, folder 4

Committee on Foreign Students and Visitors, 1957-1959

box 23, folder 5

Radio and television, 1956-1959

box 23, folder 6-7

Emergency Conservation School 1940-1942

box 24, folder 1

"A Decennial of Stanford Song," 1905

 

Stanford Listening Post and Office of War Information File 1940-1950

Scope and Contents note

Consists of reports, administrative and interdepartmental documents, correspondence, project transcripts and lists, and broadcast notes regarding the establishment of the Stanford Listening Post, its transition to the Federal Communications Committee's (FCC) supervision from 1941 to 1943, and transmission of American broadcasts of the United States Office of War Information (OWI) to the Far East from 1942 to 1945.
box 24, folder 2-4

Stanford Listening Post 1940-1941

Scope and Contents note

Includes memoranda, correspondence, administrative documents, broadcast notes, and lists regarding the Listening Post program. The short wave radio recordings mainly concern Chunking, Tokyo, Saigon, and other Pacific area cities.
box 25, folder 1

Stanford Listening Post 1940-1941

Scope and Contents

Includes memoranda, correspondence, administrative documents, broadcast notes, and lists regarding the Listening Post program. The short wave radio recordings mainly concern Chunking, Tokyo, Saigon, and other Pacific area cities.
box 25, folder 2

Federal Communications Committee, Wakefield, Ray 1939-1950

box 25, folder 3

Office of War Information, Coordinator of Information, re: Pacific Area work 1942-1943

box 25, folder 4

Office of War Information, Stanford contract work, 1943-1945