Register of the Richard C. Wilson Papers, 1941-1972

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Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Richard C. Wilson Papers, 1941-1972

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard C. Wilson Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1972
Collection number: 72057
Creator: Wilson, Richard C., 1902-1972.
Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes, 6 card file boxes, 4 envelopes 2.9 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, American Red Cross reports, card files on individuals, club membership lists, and printed matter, relating to the personal experiences of former residents of the Far East, as reported in the monthly newsletter, The Far Easterner; and to Japanese internment camps, 1941-1942
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard C. Wilson Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972.


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Access Points

World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--East Asia.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.
East Asia.
East Asia--Foreign population.

Biographical Note

1902, September 25 Born, Waverly, Kansas
1922-1924 Reporter, Kansas City Star
1924-1929 United Press Bureau Chief, Oklahoma City, Lincoln, and Dallas
1929-1932 United Press Bureau Chief, Mexico City
1932-1934 United Press Hollywood feature writer and subsequently assigned to San Francisco as cable editor to handle news of Japanese invasion of Manchuria
1934-1936 United Press Bureau Chief, Honolulu
1936-1941 United Press Manager for Southeast Asia, Manila
1941-1942 Interned in Japanese internment camp
1942 Coordinator of U.S. propaganda program in Mexico, U.S. State Department
1944-1948 Public Relations Adviser, C.V. Starr and Co.
1948-1953 Advertising Director, Manila Chronicle
1953-1972 Editor, Far Easterner
1972 Died

Container List



Box 1.

Far Easterner


Publication and subscriptions




Fan mail


Mills, Hal P.



Box 1.



Ideas for articles



Box 1.


Box 2.

Diary of Syd Skelton during travels in China and the Far East, 1941 October-December


Far East Association, Salisbury, Rhodesia


Far Eastern clubs in the Philippines, membership lists


Far Eastern clubs in the United States, membership lists


China Society of America


China Tiffin Clubs


Far East Society


General Ward and General Chennault American Legion Post No. 1 (China), operating in exile


Old China Hands


Philippine clubs




Far Easterner, clippings


Far Easterners, obituaries and clippings about important persons who have had significant experience in the Far East

Box 3.

Japanese internment camps, American Red Cross reports on repatriation of internees, medical conditions and food rations at camps, and relief of internees, 1942


Philippines, historical notes


War Years at Shanghai, by Arch Carey. Correspondence about sale of book



Box 3.

Biographical material


Miscellaneous issues of Chit Chat, an English language periodical published in Seattle, Washington, for Americans with Far East experience


Maskee: A Shanghai Sketchbook, a hand painted edition, copy no. 113


Miscellaneous clippings





Box 4.

Card index of over 4,000 people who have had experiences in Far East (gives names, addresses, and biographical notes)



Box 5.


Box 6.


Box 7.


Box 8.


Box 9.

Card index of subscribers to the Far Easterner