Papers of diplomats and foreign service personnel and of eyewitness observers of political events in other countries. For information on Missouri and United States political and governmental topics, please see the Government category.
Berry-Thomson-Walker Family, Papers, 1830-1893 (C0074)
0.2 linear feet
Biography of David Thomson, founder of Georgetown and Sedalia, MO; correspondence of his son, Milton T. Thomson, in Pettis County and California gold fields; James T. Walker and Charles W.C. Walker in Boonville, KY, and North Carolina; William and Thomas Berry's California gold mining expense accounts; and miscellaneous papers.
Blake, Maxwell (1877-1959), Papers, 1910-1944 (C0075)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence, clippings, periodicals, speeches, State Department reports, and other government documents related to the career and duty stations of Maxwell Blake, a Foreign Service officer from 1906 to 1941.
Brandt, Raymond P. (1896-1974), Papers, 1917-1974, (C0850)
2 linear feet, 5 audio cassettes
The papers of Raymond Brandt contain correspondence, newspaper articles, interviews, notes, financial accounts, audio cassettes and photographs of a Sedalia, Missouri, man who was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1923 to 1967. Brandt wrote on politics, economics, and the Soviet Union, which he visited five times.
Browne, James Raymond, Papers, 1919-1966, (C3479)
0.7 linear feet
Manuscript by an American lawyer who lived in the Orient. Correspondence pertaining to Browne's estate. Articles written by Browne's brother-in-law, Henry Kinyon.
Clay, Green, Journal, 1861-1862, (C0955)
4 folders, photostats
Green Clay, a member of the U.S. foreign service, served as secretary of legations in St. Petersburg and later in London. His journal primarily contains description of various places in Russia and England. Clay also refers to "Lincoln's fratricidal war" and gives a lengthy description of Czar Alexander II.
Clay-Garibaldi Letters, 1866-1867, (C2418)
Correspondence of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Green Clay, secretary of the American legation in Florence, Italy, concerning Garibaldi's claim to protection as an American citizen following his arrest by the Italian government, his escape from Caprera, and Clay's report on a visit with him after his defeat at Mantena.
Crittenden, Thomas Theodore (1832-1909), Letter, 1897, (C1929)
To E.E. Blake, El Reno, OK T., from Mexico City, Mar.30, 1897. Asks procedure for securing rights of Americans.
Crittenden, Thomas Theodore (1832-1909), Papers, 1880-1950, (C0087)
0.4 linear feet
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and papers of Thomas T. Crittenden, governor of Missouri, 1881-1885, and U.S. consul general in Mexico City, 1893-1897. Letter book kept while he was consul general in Mexico.
Crow, Carl (1883-1945), Papers, 1913-1945, (C0041)
5 linear feet, 6 volumes
Bills, accounts, speeches, notes, correspondence and book and article manuscripts on a wide range of subjects. Crow was a resident of China for a number of years and most of his writing was about China or related subjects. The collection includes a diary of a trip over the Burma Road, the diary of a Japanese soldier, and notes and articles on the Japanese opium trade.
Crowder, Enoch H. (1859-1932), Papers, 1884-1942 (C1046)
27 linear feet
Correspondence and other papers of judge advocate general who administered Selective Service in World War I, served as ambassador to Cuba, and, after his retirement from public life, advised sugar interests.
Dearing, Fred Morris (1879-1963), Papers, 1897-1961, (C2926)
22.4 linear feet
Memoirs, editorial notes, newsclippings, personal and general correspondence, bills, and receipts, original poetry, essays, short stories, and a collection of annotated books of a career diplomat.
Fetté, Franklin Russell (1916- ), Papers, 1945-1950, (C0754)
Correspondence of managing director of the Fetté Rug Company. Information on Fetté, Communist takeover of China, and inflation in that country.
Gibson, Charles, Scrapbook, (WUNP5825)
Compilation of photographs and memorabilia related to the foreign service career of prominent St. Louis lawyer, Charles Gibson; 1899.
Ginn, Rosemary Lucas (1912-2003 ), Papers, 1950-1985, (C3964)
6.8 linear feet
The papers of Rosemary Lucas Ginn, a Republican Committeewoman, President of the United States National Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), and Ambassador to Luxembourg, include correspondence, photographs, memoranda, newspaper clippings, and publications relating to her work with the Republican National Committee, Missouri Republican Party, and UNESCO.
Kilby, Abraham Lincoln, Papers, (SUNP2773)
0.4 linear feet
Photocopies of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and report concerning the 1951 visit of Kilby of Vandalia, MO, to England to observe the effects of Socialism and to report his conclusions.
Lubensky, Earl H., Papers, (WUNP6241)
54.3 l.f., 1 c.d., oversize
Personal and professional papers of a soldier, diplomat, and archaeologist who was a native of Marshall, Missouri. Includes papers of the Biesemeyer family of Osage County, Missouri, and Missouri Archaeological Society materials.
McLorn, Olive Gilbreath, Papers, 1915-1934, (C3477)
0.8 linear feet
Letters to Olive Gilbreath from William L. Cazalet, a British businessman living in Russia. Primarily love letters but also include impressions of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and British refugees from Russia.
Parry, Duke Needham (1893-1932), Papers, 1923-1924, (C2227)
1 linear foot
Newspaper clippings, unpublished articles, and miscellaneous notes by Parry while International News Service foreign correspondent in Japan.
Powell, John Benjamin (1886-1947), Papers, 1910-1952, (C3662)
2.9 linear feet
The papers of a journalist include correspondence, literary works, printed material, pho-tographs, and a scrapbook. Drafts for My Twenty-Five Years in China and Powell's articles (1941-1947) predominate. Information on China, Japan, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Central Asia, India, Philippine Islands, World War II, and the Washington Conference.
Schaberg Family, Papers, 1894-1974, (C3665)
3 linear feet
The personal and professional papers of Benjamin F. Schaberg, Sr., who worked as an engineer on the Panama Canal, St. Louis sewer projects, World War II army post construction, and Missouri Public Service Commission studies, includes family correspondence between Schaberg and his wife, sisters, and sons. Ben Jr. and John George Schaberg were in China during and after the 1937 Japanese invasion.
Sussman, Leonard R., Papers, (CA6221)
8.3 cubic feet, 107 audio cassettes, 2 audio discs, 2 CDs, 15 video cassettes
Papers of a journalist and author who served as executive director (1967-1988) of Freedom House, an independent, nongovernmental organization devoted to strengthening free institutions worldwide. Includes articles, clippings, correspondence, diaries, publications, and recordings of interviews and radio and television appearances. See also Freedom House, Archives (CA5359, CA5392, CA5447).
Vaugh, Mason (1894-1978), Papers, 1928-1969, (C2639)
2 linear feet
Papers of the second person to receive a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Missouri, who for thirty-six years served as a Presbyterian lay missionary in India. Correspondence and reports.
Votaw, Maurice E. (1899-1981), Papers, 1909-1978, (C3672)
The papers of a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism primarily pertain to his years as professor of journalism at St. John's University, Shanghai, China, and adviser to the Nationalist Chinese Ministry of Information. Included are transcripts of oral interviews, correspondence, literary productions, minutes, printed materials, maps, lists, photographs, and books. Contained is information on Votaw's life; writers, missionaries, political and military leaders, and events in China (1922-1977); U.S. China policy; Chinese and American journalism and newspapers; Shanghai Short Story Club; and St. John's University and University of Missouri School of Journalism.