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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: George Fox Mott papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1985
    Collection Number: 77103
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English and Korean
    Physical Description: 26 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes (14.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, reports, studies, press releases, legal documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to post-World War II Allied military government in Korea and Japan; political, social and economic conditions in Korea; Korean-American relations; education in East Asia, especially South Korea and Taiwan; the Panama Canal and the Panamanian-American treaty of 1978; and the divestment of land from the Isthmian Timber Company by the Panamian government.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Mott, George Fox, 1907-1987.

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Fox Mott papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.

    Accruals

    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 https://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

    George Fox Mott was an American management and international affairs consultant. He held a number of positions as a writer and lecturer, and worked in the fields of socio-political history, mass media communications, and technological management science.
    Mott was born in 1907 in Riverside, California to George Fox and Alice Mott. His family is considered a "first family" of California. He graduated with a master's degree in political science from Stanford in 1931 and began working as a teacher at a new junior college where he eventually was named Dean. In 1938 he received a PhD from University of Minnesota with a double major in political science and higher education. He relocated to Washington in 1940.
    During World War II, Mott served in the Army. He worked in the inspector general's office in Washington and in Korea and eventually rose to the rank of colonel. After the war, Mott was the chief economist at the old War Assets Administration before founding Mott of Washington and Associates, a municipal and transportation consulting firm, in 1950.
    Mott was a founding member of the American-Korean Foundation and acted as the director from 1952-1962. He was also a member of the United Board for Christian Education in Asia, acting as the chairman for their Greater Washington Council from 1967-1981. Additionally, Mott was a member of the Sino-American Cultural Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the Reserve Officers Association. He passed away on September 26, 1987 due to congestive heart failure.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The George Fox Mott papers consists of writings, correspondence, reports, studies, press releases, legal documents, printed matter, sound recordings, and photographs, relating to post-World War II Allied military government in Korea and Japan; political, social and economic conditions in Korea; Korean-American relations; education in East Asia, especially South Korea and Taiwan; the Panama Canal and the Panamanian-American treaty of 1978; and the divestment of land from the Isthmian Timber Company by the Panamanian government.
    The Correspondence series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence related to Mott’s role as editor of a book on Korea entitled Korea – Today and Tomorrow, his work on the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, and his advocacy for United States interests in Panama. The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
    The Writings series includes drafts, outlines, notes and background material supporting Mott’s writings. The bulk of the series relates to two books: The Panama Canal: Today’s Decision – Tomorrow’s Security and Korea – Today and Tomorrow. The series also contains newspaper articles written by Mott, a social studies curriculum on Asia, and an Army report. The series is grouped relating to each composition.
    The Writings by Others series is composed of articles, press releases, and reports written by others, primarily relating to Asia. The series is arranged in chronological order.
    The Career File is comprised of correspondence, notes, clippings, photographs, reports, press releases, brochures, and meeting minutes relating to Mott’s career. Mott worked for a wide variety of organizations; the series is arranged in rough chronological order by organization.
    The Reference Material series incorporates notes, bibliographies, clippings, brochures, and press releases. The bulk of the series deals with Korea, though it also includes material on China. The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
    The Printed matter series incorporates maps, clippings, pamphlets, travel brochures, magazines, reports, government publications, and books. Arranged by type of material, then topic.
    The Photographs series includes photographs used in press releases and several albums. The oversize material series includes large format magazines, sound recordings, postage stamps, and memorabilia.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American-Korean Foundation.
    Isthmian Timber Company.
    United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.
    Corporations, American--Panama.
    Education--East Asia.
    Education--Korea (South)
    Education--Taiwan.
    Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
    Korea (South)--Foreign relations--United States.
    Korea--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1948.
    Military government.
    Panama Canal.
    Panama--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations--Korea (South)
    United States--Foreign relations--Panama.
    United States--Foreign relations.