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Institute of Pacific Relations records, 1927-1962

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0645
Bib ID 4079192 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Institute of Pacific Relations
Title Institute of Pacific Relations records, 1927-1962
Physical Description 232 linear feet (232 linear feet 476 boxes 59 volumes 2 oversize folders)
Language(s) English .

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-474. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected materials cataloged. The collection is arranged in nine parts, with oversized materials following at the end of the collection. Part I, Cataloged Materials & the Pacific Council of the Institute of Pacific Relations Cataloged correspondence & manuscripts (Boxes A-B); Pacific Council of the Institute of Pacific Relations (Boxes 1-100); Part II, American Institute of Pacific Relations,1926-1959, & misc. committee files (Boxes 101-295); Part III, Files of individuals (Boxes 296-340); Part IV, McCarran Committee files (Boxes 341-381); Part V, Financial records (Boxes 382-439); Part VI, Publications (Boxes 440-446); Part VII, Miscellaneous Files (Boxes 447-456); Part VIII, Conference documents and papers (Boxes 457-472); Part IX, McCarthy Committee files (Boxes 473-474); Oversized materials



The office files of the American Institute of Pacific Relations and the international Institute of Pacific Relations, containing correspondence and reports concerned with international conferences, research programs, and publications programs of both Institutes, and relating to the political, economic, and social problems in eastern and southern Asia and the South Pacific, as well as with problems of American foreign policy. There are many travel letters and on-the-spot reports relating to conditions in China, Japan, Russia, Australia, the Philippines, India, and Pakistan during the period 1933 to 1954.

1990 Addition: I.P.R. materials found in the Papers of Sen. Joseph McCarthy at Marquette University have been added.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-474. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Institute of Pacific Relations records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material

J.B.(John Bell) Condliffe. Reminiscences of the Institute of Pacific Relations. Vancouver, B.C.: Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, 1981

Edward C. Carter Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Edward C. Carter Papers, University of Vermont.

William W. Lockwood Papers, Princeton University. The files of William W. Lockwood concerning the Institute for the years 1946-1962, are in the Archives, Firestone Library, Princeton University. His files for 1935-1940 and 1941-1943 are in the Columbia collection.

Brooks Emeny Papers, Princeton University. Emeny was a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Council, IPR.

Institute of Pacific Relations fonds, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Institute of Pacfic Relations Records, University of Hawaii.

Institute of Pacific Relations. San Francisco Bay Region Division Records, Hoover Institution.

Alternate Form Available

Pearl S. Buck letters are on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Papers from Joseph McCarthy Collection Processed HR 06/24/92.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-07-09 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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History / Biographical Note


The Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR) was an international NGO established in 1925 to provide a forum for discussion of problems and relations between nations of the Pacific Rim. The Institute dissolved in 1960.