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  • Title: Robert Allen Griffin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1971
    Collection Number: 75027
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 13 manuscript boxes, 3 envelopes (5.7 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, speeches and writings, photographs, and printed matter, relating to American technical and economic assistance missions to China and Southeast Asia.
    Creator: Griffin, R. Allen (Robert Allen), 1893-1981


    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Allen Griffin papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.


    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 http://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 List

    1893, September 27 Born, Kansas City, Missouri
    1917 B. A., Stanford University
    1917-1919 Military service
    1919 Reporter, Portland Oregonian and Portland Journal, Portland, Oregon
    1919-1920 Secretary to First Polish Minister to U.S., Prince Lubormirski
    1920-1921 Director, Polish Bureau of Information
    1921 Manager, American Polish Chamber of Commerce
    1922 Founder and publisher, Monterey Peninsula Herald, Monterey, California
    1935 Founder of radio station, KDON, Del Monte, California
    1941-1945 Military service
    1942 Co-author, The School of the Citizen Soldier
    1948-1949 Deputy Chief, U.S. Economic Cooperation Administration, China
    1950 Chief, U.S. Department of State Economic Mission to Southeast Asia
    1950-1951 Director, U.S. Economic Cooperation Admnistration, Far East Program Division
    1951-1952 Special Representative of the Far East, U.S. Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Lapham, Roger Dearborn, 1883-1966.
    United States. Dept. of State.
    United States. Economic Cooperation Administration.
    Asia, Southeastern.
    China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
    Economic assistance, American--Asia, Southeastern.
    Economic assistance, American--China.
    Reconstruction (1939-1951)--China.
    Technical assistance, American--Asia, Southeastern.
    Technical assistance, American--China.
    United States--Foreign relations.