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Inventory of the Ronald Hilton papers
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Writings, correspondence, printed matter, sound recordings, video tapes, and photographs relating to international relations and their study at Stanford University; the history of, and political, social, and economic conditions in, Latin America and Spain; Soviet historiography on Herbert Hoover and American food relief to Russia; and language as a factor in politics in multilingual countries. Includes recordings of interviews of Latin American leaders, and editorial records of World Affairs Report.
Ronald Hilton was born in England on July 31, 1911 and spent much of his early 20s in Spain during the tumultuous and bloody years leading up to the Spanish Civil War. "I was evacuated [in 1936] during the early days of the civil war, in which some of my best friends were killed on the right or on the left," he once wrote. "I am one of the very few people who lived through the Republican period and who knew most of the leading intellectuals." Hilton wrote a book about his experience called Spain, 1931-36: From Monarchy to Civil War, an Eye Witness Account.
103 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (54.5 linear feet)
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