Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Robert A. Fearey Papers
Collection number: 2005C5
Fearey, Robert A.
7 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box
(3.2 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, interviews, reports, memoranda, press releases, printed matter, and photographs, relating
to American-Japanese relations before and after World War II, American occupation policy in postwar Japan, the treaty of peace
between Japan and the United States in 1951, and the American administration of the Ryukyu Islands.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages represented in the collection:
The collection is open for research
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[Identification of item], Robert A. Fearey Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2004
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 Socrates at
. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes
listed in this finding aid.
Alternative Forms of Material Available
|1918 July 4
||Born, New York City
||Attended Harvard University
||Private secretary to Ambassador Joseph C. Grew in Tokyo and after repatriation, in Washington D.C.
||Japanese and Far East post-war planning in the Department of State, Washington D.C.
||Special assistant to Ambassador George Atcheson, U.S. political adviser to General MacArthur, in Tokyo
||Japanese desk officer in the Department of State
||Special assistant to the director of the Office of Northeast Asian Affairs, detailed to Japanese peace treaty planning
||Assistant to Ambassador John Foster Dulles in negotiation of Japanese peace treaty in Washington, Tokyo, London; technical
adviser at the Japanese Peace Conference in San Francisco
||Staff of U.S. representative on NATO Council of Deputies, London
||Member of U.S. delegation to NATO, Paris
||Officer in charge of North Atlantic Treaty Economic and Military Assistance Affairs, Department of State
||NATO adviser, Department of State
||Student, National War College
||Chief, Political-Military Affairs Branch, American Embassy, Tokyo, concerned with negotiation of U.S.-Japan security treaty
||Officer in charge of Japanese affairs, Department of State
||Deputy director, and then director, for East Asian affairs, responsible for Japan, Republic of Korea, Republic of China, Department
||Political adviser, Department of State Commander in Chief Pacific (CINCPAC)
||U.S. Civil Administrator of the Ryukyu Islands (USCAR)in Okinawa, the last U.S. civil administrator before reversion to Japan
||Chairman, Department of International Relations and Area Studies, National War College
||Special assistant to the secretary of state and coordinator for combating terrorism
||Consultant to Agency for International Development
||Special assistant to coordinator of population affairs, Department of State
||Special assistant to the president of Population Action International, Washington, D.C.
|2004 February 28
Scope and Content of Collection
The Robert A. Fearey papers document Fearey's role as an American statesman and diplomatic official in Japan and the Far East.
A majority of the documentation relates to American-Japanese relations before and after World War II, American occupation
policy in postwar Japan, the treaty of peace between Japan and the United States in 1951, and American administration of the
The bulk of the collection documents the positions held by Fearey in the U.S. Department of State and Foreign Service. Of
particular note is information in the Biographical File about the United States Embassy in Tokyo in 1940-1942, when Fearey
worked as the personal secretary to Ambassador Joseph C. Grew. Documents include speech texts, memos, social programs, photographs,
and a log book that documents the internment of the Embassy's staff from December 16, 1941, to June 17, 1942. This period
is also discussed in Fearey's
My Year with Ambassador Joseph C. Grew, found in the Writings and Speeches series.
Additional information in the Biographical File documents Fearey's role from 1969-1970 as the last U.S. Civil Administrator
of the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) before reversion of the area to Japan. Files, news releases, photographs, and photograph albums
describe the time.
Correspondence includes letters of both a business and personal nature, arranged by name of correspondent. Additional correspondence
may be found in the Writings and Speeches series.
Documentation in the Writings and Speeches includes drafts, versions, and final published articles as well as correspondence
and other materials relating to these articles. Some articles were published in multiple periodicals. The series also contains
notes, drafts and correspondence regarding speeches and interviews.
Collected Research consists of documents that are of similar subject content to the materials in the Writings and Speeches
series, collected by Fearey as background research or collected due to use of Fearey's own interviews in others' writings.
The collection is organized into four series: Biographical File, Correspondence, Writings and Speeches, and Collected Research.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.
United States. Dept. of State.
World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
United States--Foreign relations--Japan.
Japan--Foreign relations--United States.
Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.