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Preliminary Inventory to the Frank E. (Earl) Mason Papers, 1915-1975
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank E. (Earl) Mason Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1975
    Collection number: XX007
    Creator: Mason, Frank E., 1893-1979
    Collection Size: 4 manuscript boxes, 7 envelopes (2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, journalistic dispatches, and other material, relating to German and Soviet politics and diplomacy in the interwar period, and to Allied military administration of Germany at the end of World War II. Includes a copy of the logbook of the submarine that sank the Lusitania, 1915, and correspondence with Georgii Chicherin and Karl von Wiegand.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English and German.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frank Earl Mason Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941.
    Lusitania (Steamship)
    Prisoners of war.
    World politics.
    World War, 1914-1918.
    World War, 1914-1918--Peace.
    World War, 1914-1918--Prisoners and prisons.
    Germany--Politics and government--20th century.
    Soviet Union.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations.
    Bryant, Louise.
    Chicherin, Georgii Vasil'evich, 1872-1936.
    Dryander, Ernst H., 1843-1922.
    Eisenhower, Milton Stover, 1899-
    Strong, Anna Louise.
    Von Wiegand, Karl H.
    Wilhelm, Crown Prince of the German Empire and of Prussia, 1882-1951.
    Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955) Control Council.
    Essener Nationalzeitung
    Le Petit Journal

    Biographical Note

    1893 Born, Milwaukee, Wis.
    1918 Intelligence officer, 9th Infantry, U.S. Army

    Instructor, Army Intelligence School, Langres, France
    1919 Chief censor advocate, G.H.Q., Gen. Staff, German occupied area
      Military observer, Berlin (March-July)
      Assistant military attaché, American Legation, The Hague; American Embassy, Berlin
    1920-1921 Berlin correspondent, International News Service
    1921 London manager
    1922-1926 Paris manager
    1927 New York, business manager
    1928ff. General manager and president
    1931-1945 Vice-president of NBC
    1941-1944 Special assistant to secretary of the Navy
    1946 Member of the Food Emergency Mission