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Quincy Wright papers, 1926-1952

Summary Information

Abstract

The Quincy Wright papers primarily consist of materials related to Asia collected by Quincy Wright during his tenure at the University of Chicago, dating from 1926 to 1952. The materials provide a wealth of information about China before and during the Sino-Japanese War as well as its political situation during that period. There are also other materials collected by Prof. Wright on the International Missionary Council, the League of Nations, and the Institute of Pacific Relations.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1396
Bib ID 4079540 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wright, Quincy, 1890-1970
Title Quincy Wright papers, 1926-1952
Physical Description 0.83 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged by alphabetically by subject.

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material 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); Quincy Wright papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed in December 1985. Reprocess and finding aid updated by Yingwen Huang in June 2018.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
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"ArchivedGRID"
Donald, William Henry, 1875-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Institute of Pacific Relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International Missionary Council Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Japanese -- China -- Manchuria -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kinney, Henry W. (Henry Walsworth), 1879- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
League of Nations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Minami Manshū Tetsudō Kabushiki Kaisha Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missions -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mukden Incident, China, 1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Railroads -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rogers, Walter S. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhang, Xueliang, 1901-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhongguo gong chan dang Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhongguo guo min dang Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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).