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Wellington Koo papers, 1906-1992, bulk 1931-1966

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Series II: Pre-1931

Series contains reference materials, manuscripts, telegrams, and notes of conversation related to topics and events prior to 1931, dating between 1906 and 1931. The reference materials include Wellington Koo's oral history transcripts on his family and education background as well as documents written by others relating to the history of the Paris Peace Conference (1919) and the Washington Conference (1921-1922). The highlights of the series consist of telegrams in Chinese exchanged between the Chinese Delegation, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other organizations in China during the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. The notes of conversation document the meetings from between Wellington Koo and other Foreign Ministers to China from November to December of 1931 during the time when Koo was the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Additional papers prior to the Mukden Incident of 1931, as noted by Wellington Koo, were left in Tianjin, China. Papers were later housed in the Second Historical Archive of China in Nanjing (中國南京第二歷史檔案館). Materials related to his personal life prior to 1931 may also be found in Series X: Personal.

Arranged semi-chronologically.



Box 1 Folder 1 Sino-British Convention on Tibet, memoranda on the Question of Kiaochow-Shandong (胶州), 1906

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Box 1 Folder 2 Meeting record with British Ambassador on Tibet / 顾维钧先生经办藏案档案, 1913-1924

Handwritten copy by the Academia Sinica Institute of Modern History.

Former Box 1 Folder 2


Box 1 Folder 3 Paris Peace Conference, on Kiaochow-Shandong Question, 1919-1920

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Box 1 Folder 4 Committee on Pacific and Far Eastern Questions, 1921-1922

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Box 1 Folder 4 Oral history Interview #7-13, original draft, volume 4-6, 1962

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Box 1 Folder 5 Oral history transcript, on education background, 1959

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Box 1 Folder 6 Oral history transcript, on early Republican period, 1960s

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Box 1 Folder 7 Oral history reference materials on Koo's early Republican period, 1960-1961

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Box 1 Folder 8 Oral history transcript, on Washington Conference (1922), 1962

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Box 1a Folder 1 Premier Liang's interview with Japan during Washington Conference on railroad question, 1962

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Box 1a Folder 1 Liang Yansun's Chronology of Events (梁燕孙先生年谱), 1962

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Box 1a Folder 2 Petition to Truman for assistance, 1946

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Box 1a Folder 3 Wunz King's (金問泗, 字純儒) manuscript on Paris Peace Conference, 1959

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Box 1a Folder 4 Saar Basin question at the League, 1920-1921

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Box 1a Folder 5 Wunz King's (金問泗, 字純儒) manuscript on Washington Conference, 1960-1961

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Box 1a Folder 6 Reference materials on Koo's career (1923-1925), 1960s

Including news clippings on the Washington Conference.

Former Box 1a Folder 6


Box 1a Folder 7 Reference materials on Paris Peace Conference and foreign affairs, 1920-1924

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Box 1a Folder 8 Reference materials on the Shandong Question at the Paris Peace Conference and the Washington Conference, 1936

Also include Koo's typed notes about his relation to Wunz King (金問泗, 字純儒).

Former Box 1a Folder 8


Box 1a Folder 9 Reference materials, government Gazette, in Chinese, 1920s

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Box 289 Folder 25 Questions for Readjustment at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919



Box 256 Folder 7 Opinion on the revision of the Treaty of Tientsin; Unfair treatment of Chinese in Annam, Vietnam, 1926, 1928

In Chinese



Box 228 Folder 8 Secret memoranda on Manchuria, Mongol, China, submitted by General Tanaka, 1927


Telegrams, 1919

In Chinese



Box 2 Folder 1 January 1919

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Box 2 Folder 2 February 1919

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Box 2 Folder 3 March 1919

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Box 2 Folder 4 April 1919

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Box 2 Folder 5 May 1919

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Box 3 Folder 1 June 1919

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Box 3 Folder 2 July-August 1919

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Box 3 Folder 3 1919 September-1920 January

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Notes of Conversation, as Minister for Foreign Affairs in Nanking, November 25-December 13, 1931



Box 4 Folder 1 Mr. Wilden, French Minister to China, November 25, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Sir Miles Lampson, British Minister to China, November 25, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Sir Miles Lampson, November 26, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Mr. Johnson, American Minister to China, November 26, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Mr. Wilden, November 28, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Dr. Trautmann, German Minister to China, November 28, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Mr. Wilden, November 28, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Mr. Wilden, November 30, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Polish Charge d'Affaires, November 30, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Mamoru Shigemitsu (重光葵), Japanese Minister to China, November 30, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Mr. Johnson, December 1, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Mr. Shigemitsu, December 2, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Conversation between Uemura and Mr. Hsu Mo (徐谟), Deputy Foreign Minister, December 2, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Mr. Shigemitsu, December 3, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Mr. Tautemann, December 4, 1931

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Box 4 Folder 1 Mr. Peck, Counsellor to the American Legation in Nanjing, December 13, 1931

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