Archives and Special Collections

Blakeslee Content List

Subseries 1: University and Personal Affairs

C BLAK 1-1

  • Finding Aid
  • Photograph of Blakeslee (3 copies) n.d.
  • Address at Clark College, 1910-1911
  • "Clark University Banquet," 1912
  • Founder's Day Address, "The War Problem and the Obligations of the College,"
  • 1916 Introduction to Dr. Clara Schieber's The Transformation of American Sentiment Towards
  •     Germany: 1870-1914, June 16, 1922
  • Convocation Address, Institute of Politics, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1930
  • Summary of Blakeslee's remarks at Awarding of the FIDAC medal, November 30, 1931
  • Address at Brown University Commencement, June 15, 1936 (2 copies)
  • Address at Clark Alumni Dinner, June 2, 1945 (notes)
  • Address at Presentation of Spruille Braden for Honorary Degree, May 26 1946 (2 copies)
  • Address at Testimonial Dinner, May 27, 1949
  • Clark Alumni Luncheon, June 7, 1952 (2 copies)
  • Founder's Day Address, "The Obligations of an Educated Man," February 3, 1953 (2 drafts,
  •    2 copies, 1 reprint)
  • Programs and Miscellaneous Lectures by Blakeslee, 1897-1930
  • Wesleyan University Yearbook 1893
  • Alumni Magazines, Announcements of Commencements, 1918-1933

Subseries 2: General Correspondence

C BLAK 2-1

  • A - A1, 1940-1941
  • American A - American Ch, 1940 - 1941
  • Correspondence Concerning Conferences 1907-1912
  • Correspondence Concerning Conferences 1913
  • Correspondence Concerning Conferences 1914-1916
  • Correspondence Concerning Conferences 1920-1922
  • Correspondence Concerning Addresses, Books and Teaching 1910-1919
  • Correspondence Concerning Addresses, Books and Teaching 1920-1925
  • Correspondence Concerning Addresses, Books and Teaching 1926-1929
  • Correspondence Concerning Addresses, Books and Teaching 1930-1932
  • Correspondence Concerning Addresses, Books and Teaching 1952-1954
  • Correspondence Concerning Honorary Degree 1941
  • Correspondence Concerning World Peace Foundation 1944-1953
  • *Correspondence Concerning Testimonial Dinner 1949
  • Letters from George Hubbard Blakeslee, re: testimonial commencement, May 1949
  • General Correspondence 1910-1954
  • Miscellaneous, 1928-1953
  • Blakeslee Biography, Vita

Subseries 3: International Relations Activities

C BLAK 3-1   China and other Far Eastern, pre-WW II

  • "China" lecture, March 17, 1908
  • Fragment of paper on reform in China, no date
  • "The Problems of the Pacific," lecture delivered December 11, 1925
  • "Problems of the Pacific," lectures delivered January 27-28, 1927
  • "China in Revolution and in Renaissance," Introduction and Notes, 1928
  • "What the Kyoto Conference Means in the Far East," October-November, 1929
  • "American Influence in the Chinese Government," 1930
  • "Present Situation and the Way Out," c.1930
  • "Recent Developments in China: the Situation in Manchuria," outline, 1930
  • "Use of Force," (fragment) 1930
  • "The Far Eastern Situation," (syllabus) 1931
  • "The Background of the Manchurian Issue," (notes and bibliography) 1931
  • "The Lytton Report," (2 copies) November 5, 1932
  • Newspaper Clippings on the Sino-Japanese Dispute, February 18, 1933
  • "The Remaining Problem and the Future," (bibliography) 1933
  • "International Relations and the Far East," (outline of lecture) November 3, 1933
  • "Great Britain in the Far East," (outline of lecture) March 29, 1937
  • Pamphlets concerning the Chinese crisis (from China) September-October, 1937
  • "American Policies and Interests in the Far East," (outline of lecture) November 2, 1937
  • "The Background of the Present Far Eastern Crisis," (lecture) December 10, 1937
  • Senate Report, "China: Treaty and Exchange of Notes Relinquishing Extraterritorial
  •    Rights in China," February 1, 1943
  • Correspondence, 1912 - 1919

C BLAK 3-2   China

  • Aide Memoir to Foreign Ministers, May 10-11, 1949.
  • State Department Meeting, "Conferences on Problems of United States Policy in China,"
  •    October 6, 1949 (2 parts)
  •    October 7, 1949(2 parts)
  •    October 8, 1949 (1 part)
  • Magazine Articles concerning the United States and China, January, 1950
  • Article in the Far Eastern Economic Review, "The Sino-Soviet Agreements of 1950,"
  •    July 12, 1950
  • Statement by Dean Acheson on United States policy in China, June 4, 1951
  • Department of State press release concerning the loyalty of John Stewart Service,
  •    December 13, 1951
  • "Which Chinese?" by Stanley K. Hornbeck, October, 1955
  • Correspondence, 1947-1954

C BLAK 3-3    China, especially Manchuria (Oversize)

  • "League of Nations: Appeal by the Chinese Government: Report of the Commission of
  •    Inquiry," [Geneva] October 1, 1932
  • "League of Nations: Appeal by the Chinese Government," (supplementary documents to
  •    the report of the Commission of Inquiry [Geneva]) November 15, 1932
  • "League of Nations: Appeal by the Chinese Government," Observations of the Japanese
  •    Government concerning the report of the Commission of Inquiry [Geneva]
  •    November 19, 1932
  • "League of Nations: Appeal of the Chinese Government," (extract from the minutes)
  •    November 21, 1932
  • "Verbatim Record of the Special Session of the Assembly of the League of Nations,"
  •    December 6, 1932
  • "League of Nations: Appeal of the Chinese Government," (draft of the Geneva Report)
  •    February 16, 1933
  • "League of Nations Official Journal: Sino-Japanese Conflict: Appeal by the Chinese
  •    government," Geneva, 1937

C BLAK 3-4     Far Eastern Commission (post-WW II)

  • "Report on the Far Eastern Commission Trip to Japan," December 26, 1945-
  •    February 13, 1946
  • "United States Policy in regard to the authority of the Far Eastern Commission to Approve
  •    a new Japanese Constitution," 1946
  • "Activities of the Far Eastern Commission: Report by the Secretary General," February 26,
  •    1946-July 10, 1947 (2 copies)
  • "The Far Eastern Commission: Second Report by the Secretary General," July 10, 1947-
  •    December 23, 1948 (2 copies)
  • "The Far Eastern Commission: Third Report by the Secretary General," December 24, 1948 -
  •    June 30, 1950 (2 copies)
  • "The Policy of International Cooperation by the United States," Blakeslee, April 5, 1948
  • "The Far Eastern Commission: Accomplishments and Problems," November, 1948
  • "The Far Eastern Commission: Economic Stabilization in Japan," December 15, 1948
  • "The Interim Directive; A Provision in the Terms of Reference of the Far Eastern
  •    Commission," Blakeslee, April 25, 1949
  • Department of State press release concerning reparations, June 10, 1949
  • "United States Policy in Regards to Japan," Blakeslee, September 12, 1949
  • Correspondence, 1945-1949 "The United States and the Far Eastern Commission," 1949
  • "A Survey of the Attitudes of the States Composing the Far Eastern Commission," 1949
  • Correspondence concerning A History of the Far Eastern Commission, 1951-1952
  • The Far Eastern Commission: A Study in International Cooperation, 1945-1952,
  • Blakeslee (draft) preface, chapters 1-6
  • The Far Eastern Commission: A Study in International Cooperation, 1945-1952, Blakeslee
  •    (draft) chapters 7-11
  • Blakeslee statement concerning charges against John K. Emerson, January 31, 1952
  • Far Eastern Commission communications, April 1952
  • Newspaper Clippings concerning Blakeslee and the History of the Far Eastern Commission,
  •    April 16, 1954 (4 copies)

C BLAK 3-5   Japan

  • "Regulations Relating to Customs Duty in the South Sea Islands," May 29, 1922
  • "The Question of Yap," 1922
  • "The Washington Conference: Round Table Number 8," August 18, 1922
  • "Comments on the Washington Conference"
  • "The Versailles and Washington Conferences," August 21, 1924
  • Report to the members of the Institute of Pacific Relations, January 1, 1925
  • Tanaka Memorial, July 25, 1927
  • Report by Blakeslee on Trip to Japan, February 21, 1928
  • "Oriental Affairs in Light of the Kyoto Conference," (pamphlet of panel discussions)
  •    December 7, 1929
  • Miscellaneous Notes, 1929
  • "Observations of the Japanese Government on the Report of the Commission of Inquiry,"
  •    November 20, 1932
  • "Japanese Monroe Doctrine," 1933
  • "Why Japan Banned Blakeslee's Book on Asiatic Conflicts," in The China Weekly Review,
  •    February 9, 1935
  • "America and Japan in the Pacific," (lecture) June 26, 1935
  • Pamphlet on Japanese Aggression (published in China), August 18, 1937
  • Report by Richard Pyke on Japan, November, 1937
  • Excerpts from correspondence describing happenings in Nanking, 1937-1938
  • Summary of address at the World Peace Foundation, 1938
  • Statements of James Grafton Rogers concerning Japan, 1939-1940
  • Some proposals of action by the United States, November 16, 1940
  • "Is There a Peaceful Solution of American - Japanese Issues?", Blakeslee (article)
  •    November 11, 1941
  • Message from the President concerning past policy and immediate events in the Pacific,
  •    December 15, 1941
  • "Do Bases for a Real Peace Exist Between the United States and Japan?" March-April, 1942
  • Memoirs of Prince Fumimaro Konoye, December 20-31, 1945
  • "The Axis in Defeat: A Collection of documents on American Policy Toward Germany and
  •    Japan," (a pamphlet published by the Department of State) 1945 (2 copies)
  • "Disposition of the Outlying and Minor Japanese Islands," March 6, 1946
  • "Report of the United States Education Mission to Japan," (pamphlet) 1946
  • "Occupation of Japan: Policy and Progress," (pamphlet) 1946? (2 copies)
  • "Trial of Japanese War Criminals," (pamphlet) 1946
  • "A United States Policy for the Pacific and the Far East," Blakeslee, 1946?
  • Correspondence, 1923-1937

C BLAK 3-6    Japan

  • "The Constitution of Japan: Effective May 3, 1947," (pamphlet)
  • "The Allied Occupation of Japan," by Edwin M. Martin (pamphlet) 1948
  • Magazine articles concerning the occupation of Japan, 1949
  • "The Policy of the United States in the Far East," Blakeslee, February 1, 1950
  • "United States Policy in the Korean Crisis," [published by the Department of State] 1950
  • "United States and Japan Sign Security Treaty," in Department of State Bulletin,
  •    September 17, 1951
  • "Japanese Policy Toward the Shantung Question: the Paris Peace Conference," by
  •    Russell Fifield (reprint) September, 1951
  • Department of State press release concerning fisheries, December 17, 1951 (2 copies)
  • Message from the President concerning the Japanese Peace Treaty and other Treaties,
  •    January 10, 1952
  • Department of State Press release concerning letter from the Prime Minister of Japan to
  •    Dulles, January 16, 1952
  • Statements by Dulles and Acheson concerning the Peace Treaties, January 21, 1952
  • "Economic Problems Facing Post-Treaty Japan," (reprint) January, 1952
  • Address by General Matthew Ridgway, (in Tokyo) February 12, 1952
  • "Korea and the Evolution of American Foreign Policy," (lecture delivered by Professor
  •    Anthony Bouscaren) February 14, 1952
  • Department of State press release concerning administrative agreement between the
  •    United States and Japan, February 28, 1952
  • "Text of Administrative Agreement with Japan," in the Department of State Bulletin,
  •    March 10, 1952
  • Statement concerning speech by William Castle, April 1952
  • Korean Pacific press releases, "Periscope on Asia," (numbers 161-163) June 2-30, 1952
  • "Portrait of Dr. Rhee," by Ansel E. Talbert (reprint) June 13, 1952
  • Circular concerning trip of John K. Fairbank to Japan, August 20, 1952
  • "Economic Problems of Free Japan," by Jerome B. Cohen, September 22, 1952
  • "Japan: An Unsettled Problem," Blakeslee (speech) October 23, 1952
  • "Japan Faces the Future," in Far Eastern Survey, November 19, 1952
  • "Some Issues in Japanese-American Relations," (pamphlet) 1952
  • "Learning the Hard Way in the Far East," address by Stanley K. Hornbeck,
  •    December 13, 1955
  • Correspondence, 1952

C BLAK 3-7   Japan (Oversize)

  • Interrogation of Prince Konoye, November 9, 1945 (4 copies)
  • Statement by Cordell Hull on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack
  • "Judgement of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East," (7 paperbound volumes)
  • Selected data on the occupation of Japan, (prepared by General Headquarters) 1950

C BLAK 3-8   Pacific Territories

  • Annual Reports by the Governor of Guam, 1921-1923
  • "A Brief Survey of the Japanese Administration in Her Mandated Islands in the Pacific," 1922
  • Correspondence 1922 - 1926
  • League of Nations Communications, February-May, 1923
  • Paper read at Second War College, (fragment) 1927
  • Unidentified Paper (fragment)
  • Report of Blakeslee on Trip to Australia and New Zealand, February 1928
  • House of Representatives Report, "Study of Pacific Bases," 1945
  • Department of State Report, "The United States and Non-Self-Governing Territories,"
  •    April 5, 1947
  • Department of State Report, "Two Aspects of Trusteeship," May 4, 1947
  • Summary of the Department State Memorandum, "Neutralization of the Islands of the
  •    Pacific: Pros and Cons," June 5, 1950

C BLAK 3-9   Philippines

  • "The First Philippine Assembly," Blakeslee in Outlook, January 25, 1908
  • "The Philippines [Moros]," Blakeslee (lectures) April 7, 14, 21, 28, 1908 (4 parts)
  • "America's Philippine Policy in Light of Recent Developments in the Far East," Blakeslee
  • "Banquet," Blakeslee Remarks by Blakeslee at panel discussion on United Policy
  •    toward the Philippines
  • Report to the President by the Economic Survey Mission to the Philippines,
  •    October 9, 1950

         Russia

  • Programs of Russian Lectures by Blakeslee
  • "Soviet Russia," (draft with notes) 1931
  • Report of the Secretary of State, "Moscow Meeting with Foreign Ministers," 1945 (2 copies)
  • "The Berlin Crises," Department of State Report on Moscow Discussions, 1948
  • "Rebuilding Our Policy in Asia," by Owen Lattimore in Atlantic Monthly, 1949
  • "Center of Soviet Aspirations," in Fortune Magazine, August 1951
  • Department of State press release concerning Senator McCarthy, February 11, 1952
  • "The Russian People," by Leslie C. Stevens in Atlantic, May, 1952

 

Subseries 4: Blakeslee Reprints

C BLAK 4-1

  • "The Government of Korea," 1909 (2 copies)
  • * "The Journal of Race Development," articles by Hall, Blakeslee and Frederick W.
  •    Williams, July, 1910
  • "The Necessity of International Legislative Agencies for the Settlement of Non-Justiciable
  •    Issues," 1913 (4 copies)
  • "Our Relations with South America and How to Improve Them," March, 1914
  • "Should the Monroe Doctrine Continue to be a Policy of the United States?"
  •    April 24, 1914 (2 copies)
  • "A Selected List of Books on the Present War," July, 1917 (3 copies)
  • "Will Democracy Alone Make the World Safe?" April 1918 (3 copies)
  • "The Monroe Doctrine and the Proposed Constitution to the League of Nations,"
  •    April, 1919 (2 copies)
  • "Japan's New Island Possessions in the Pacific: History and Present Status," October, 1921
  • "Conflicts of Policy in the Far East," 1934-1935 (2 printings)

Subseries 5: Pamphlets and Books

C BLAK 5-1

  • "Rules of Land Welfare," War Department, 1914
  • "The Foundations of a League of Peace," by G. Lowes Dickinson, April, 1915
  • "The War Conference at Clark University," in The Outlook, December 29, 1915
  • "The Attitude of the United States Toward Preparedness," by H.A. Garfield,
  •    March, 1916
  • "The Peace Movement and Some Misconceptions," by Mrs. J. Malcolm Forbes,
  •    May 4, 1916 (2 copies)
  • "Our Present Outlook," by Mrs., J. Malcolm Forbes, May 23, 1917
  • "American Foreign Policy," (Publication # 17)
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1920
  • * Census of the Commonwealth of Australia, Territory of New Guinea [Mandated Area]
  •    April 4, 1921
  • Papers relating to oil in Papua (London) May, 1921
  • Report on the Military Occupation of the German New Guinea Possessions
  •    (Melbourne) 1921
  • "Nauru and Ocean Island," by Harold B. Pope, 1922
  • "The Territories of the Commonwealth," (Melbourne) 1922
  • "Protocol for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes," the Foreign Policy
  •    Association, October, 1924
  • "The Pacific Area in International Relations," by J.B. Condliffe, 1931
  • "Dependent Areas in the Post-War World," by Arthur N. Holcombe, 1941
  • "The United States in a New World II: Pacific Relations," Fortune Magazine, August, 1942
  • "Rules of Land Warfare," War Department, September 11, 1942
  • "United States Army and Naval Manual of Military Government and Civil Affairs,"
  •    December 22, 1943
  • "Civil Affairs Study I: Illustrative Cases From Military Occupations," Navy Department,
  •    June 10, 1944
  • "Civil Affairs Manual: Procedure for Military Government Courts," Navy Department,
  •    Nov. 15, 1944
  • "War Documents," Department of State, 1944
  • "Our Worst Blunders in the War," by Hanson W. Baldwin in Atlantic Monthly, (2 parts)
  •    "Making the Peace Treaties: 1941-1947,"
  • Department of State, February, 1947

C BLAK 5-2

  • "Major Problems of United States Foreign Policy: 1948-1949," (Brookings Institution) 1948
  • "The Memoirs of Cordell Hull," by Samuel Flagg Bemis, December, 1949
  • "I was There," by Admiral William D. Leahy in The Saturday Evening Post, February 25, 1950
  • "Recognition of Governments," by Stanley K. Hornbeck, 1950
  • "Standard of Living in Asia," by Gerald Swope in Atlantic Monthly
  • "Military Situation in the Far East," hearings before Senate Committees, May, 1951
  • "In Quest of Peace and Security: Selected Documents on American Foreign Policy
  •    1941 - 1951," Department of State, October, 1951
  • "Politics and Religion in the Italian Labor Movement," by John Norman, October, 1951
  • "The Story of United States Foreign policy," by Dexter Perkins and James B. Constant,
  •    Foreign Policy Association, November-December, 1951
  • "High Command in War: Two Problems From the Second World War," by
  •    Forrest C. Pogue, December, 1951
  • "Britain and America in the Era of Total Diplomacy," by William T.R. Fox and
  •    Annette Baker Fox, March 25, 1952
  • "Danger Spots in the Pattern of American Security," by Raymond Dennett, July, 1952
  • "Reflections on American Relations with Japan," by Robert A. Scalapino, January, 1952
  • "United States Relations with Japan," Department of State, January, 1953
  • "How Strong is the New Germany?" by Percy W. Bidwell, June 1953
  • "Munich", by Bernadotte Schmitt, June, 1953
  • "The British Commonwealth of Nations," by H. Duncan Hall, December 1953
  • "Modern World Politics," by Thorsten V. Kalijarvi et al., 1953
  • "Toward International Understanding," by Yasaka Takagi, 1954
  • "American Foreign Policy and the Blessings of Liberty," by Samuel Flagg Bemis, January, 1962

Subseries 6: Clippings, Scrapbooks and Albums

C BLAK 6-1

  • Clippings: 1904 - 1914
  • Clippings: 1915 - 1916
  • Clippings: 1917 - 1920
  • Clippings: 1921 - 1924
  • Clippings: 1925
  • Clippings: 1926 - 1929
  • Clippings: 1930 - 1931
  • Clippings: 1932 -1933
  • Undated Clippings

C BLAK 6-2

  • "The Anti-Masons in the Presidential Elections of 1832," (Harvard Dissertation) 1903
  •    (2 copies) (17 folders)

C BLAK 6-3

  • Scrapbook of Clippings and Reprints (mostly concerning Russia) 1888 - 1908
  • Scrapbook of Articles and Reprints, 1908 - 1950, and Commencements, 1936 - 1942
  • Folder of Additional Information Concerning the Blakeslee Scrapbook (His Trip to Russia)

C BLAK 6-4

  • Scrapbook of Lecture Programs and Clippings (mostly concerning the Far East Lectures)
  •    1908 - 1910
  • One of the Two Albums of Photographs from the Trip to Central and South America, 1912
  • Scrapbook of Japan, 1929

C BLAK 6-5

  • Second of Two Albums of Photographs from to the Trip to Central and South America, 1912
  • Album of Photographs concerning the League of Nations Commission of Inquiry in
  •    Manchuria, 1932

C BLAK 6-6

  • Scrapbook of Clippings of Trip to Australia and New Zealand, 1927

C BLAK 6-7

  • Report of the Conferences, Institute of Politics, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1930
  • Copy #3 of the General Conference on "The Part of Paris," Institute of Politics, 1931
  • Photograph of the Institute of Politics, Williamstown, n.d.

C BLAK 6-8

  • Scrapbook (loose) of Clippings and Correspondence on Manchuria, 1931 - 1932

C BLAK 6-9

  • Scrapbook of Clippings, Correspondence and Speech concerning the Testimonial Dinner,
  •    May 27, 1949

C BLAK 6-10

  • Washington Conference (1921): Roads to Peace (A Handbook to the Washington
  •    Conference); "Review of the Conference of Limitation of Armament," published by the Boston
  •    Evening Transcript (5 paper-bound parts, 1 copy each)
  • Scrapbook of Photographs of the Institute of Pacific Relations, June 30 to July 14, 1925,
  •    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • **Scrapbook of Photographs from trip through pre-revolutionary and revolutionary
  •    Russia and Poland, circa 1905
  • Japanese Invasion of Shanghai- A Record of Facts (January 28-March 7, 1932)
  • Booklet Relative to US Position on "A" Mandates during the American-British Convention
  •    of Dec. 3, 1924. (Understanding of rights of the two governments and their respective
  •    nationals in Palestine)
  • Photocopies of contemporary clippings describing Prof. G.H. Blakeslee's 1905 Russian trip.
  •    (Copies of the original clippings are in the Blakeslee Papers)
  • Blakeslee Negatives (February 26, 1988 Clark Archives Blakeslee Book)

* MISSING

** ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE BLAKESLEE SCRAPBOOK (HIS TRIP TO RUSSIA)

The piece by Thomas Riha, "Constitutional Developments in Russia" in Russia Under the Last Czar, provides an excellent overview of historical developments in Russia between 1895 and 1920. The main focus was on the development of, and subsequent attempts to dissolve and reform the Duma, which was Russia's equivalent to Parliment during that time period. Dr. Blakeslee's visit to Russia occurred soon after the Czar had dissolved the first Duma, due to a "radicalization" which had taken place within it, which threatened the land-holding classes. The "radical" elements of the first Duma had fled to Viborg, Finland, and issued the "Viborg Manifesto" which blasted the Czar for his action and declared itself the rightful governing body. Dr. Blakeslee was arrested in Russia on the suspicion that he was a spy. Blakeslee was found with the "Viborg Manifesto" in his possession. Some of the articles concerning his visit outline his discussions with officials representing the government paper, which show official opinion of the so-called 'revolutionists.'