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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eric Cyril Bellquist papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1979
    Collection number: 81092
    Creator: Bellquist, Eric Cyril, 1904-1979
    Extent: 66 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 card file boxes, 9 envelopes, 2 phonotape reels, 3 phonorecords, 1 motion picture film reel. (30 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, writings, press releases, printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to American propaganda activities during and after World War II; postwar American foreign policy, especially in Scandinavia; political conditions in the United States, Sweden, and elsewhere in Europe; and public opinion formation.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is 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], Eric Cyril Bellquist papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981.


    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 http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . 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.

    Access Points

    United States. Dept. of State.
    United States. Office of War Information.
    International cooperation.
    Propaganda, American.
    Propaganda, Anti-communist.
    Public opinion.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.
    Scandinavia--Politics and government.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Foreign relations--20th century.
    United States--Politics and government--20th century.
    United States--Politics and government.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.
    Sweden--Politics and government--1905-
    Europe--Politics and government--20th century.

    Biographical Note

    1904, Sept. 22 Born, Jersey City, New Jersey
    1928 M.A., University of California at Berkeley
    1932 PhD., University of California at Berkeley
    1936-1972 Professor, University of California at Berkeley
    1943-1945 Aug. Principal Regional Specialist and Area Chief for Sweden in the Overseas Branch of the Office of War Information
    1945 Sept.-Dec. Regional Director for Western Europe, Overseas Branch, Office of War Information and for Interim International Information Division, Department of State
    1946 Jan.-Aug. Acting Chief, Area Division I (Europe and the British Commonwealth), Office of International Information and Cutural Affairs
    1946 Sept.-Dec. Acting Chairman, Department of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley
    1947 Feb.-Aug. Chief, Area Division I (Europe and the British Commonwealth), Office of International Information and Cultural Affairs
    1949-1951 Aug. Public Affairs Officer at the American Embassy in Stockholm and Director of the United States Information Service in Sweden
    1979 Died