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The Quincy Wright papers consist of reports, news releases, notes, and printed materials on Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Indo-China, Philippines, dating from 1926 to 1952 during his tenure at the University of Chicago. The bulk of the materials provide a wealth of information on the 1931 Mukden incident (mostly reported by Henry W. Kinney, who was the advisor of the Japanese South Manchurian Railway Company, and later an assistant to Yosuke Matsuoka), the Sino-Japanese War in Manchuria, Chinese Communist and Kuomintang, and Christian missionaries. There are also some documents and notes on the International Missionary Council, the League of Nations, and the Institute of Pacific Relations when he was serving on the McCarran Committee in the 1950s.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Quincy Wright papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Quincy Wright Papers, 1943-65, Accession #6112-e, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Wright, Quincy. Papers, 1907-1972. Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library. Finding Aid
Quincy Wright Collection, 1920-1965. Georgetown Law Library. Special Collections.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--China Documentation Center. Method of acquisition--Transfer, 1984; Date of acquisition--1984. Accession number--M-84.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed in December 1985. Reprocess and finding aid updated by Yingwen Huang in June 2018.
2009-06-26 File created.
2018-08-10 EAD finding aid updated.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Quincy Wright (1890-1970) was born in Medford, Massachusetts. He obtained his B.A. from Lombard College in 1912 and completed his Ph.D at the University of Illinois in 1915. He was a political scientist, a professor of international law and relations at the University of Chicago (1923-1956) and University of Virginia (1956-1961).