Guide to the Stanford University, Asian Survey Committee, Asian Survey Project Records

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0045
Creator: Stanford University. Asian Survey Committee.
Title: Stanford University, Asian Survey Committee, Asian survey project records
Dates: 1951 1951
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence and minutes of meetings, progress reports, and recordings of meetings and conversations of a group of Stanford University faculty members led by Carl Spaeth and funded by the Ford Foundation. This group, the Asian Survey Committee, was organized to initiate, direct, and coordinate a nation-wide survey on the status of Asian studies in the United States, measure this work against the scope of current national needs, and record problems, requirements, and possible solutions. Correspondents and members of the Committee include Harold Henry Fisher, Arthur Wright, and Mary Wright.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Transferred by the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford, California.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
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Cite As

Stanford University, Asian Survey Committee, Asian Survey Project Records (SC0045). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence and minutes of meetings, progress reports, and recordings of meetings and conversations of a group of Stanford University faculty members led by Carl Spaeth and funded by the Ford Foundation. This group, the Asian Survey Committee, was organized to initiate, direct, and coordinate a nation-wide survey on the status of Asian studies in the United States, measure this work against the scope of current national needs, and record problems, requirements, and possible solutions. Correspondents and members of the Committee include Harold Henry Fisher, Arthur Wright, and Mary Wright.

Access Terms

Fisher, Harold Henry.
Ford Foundation.
Gardner, John.
Harris, C. P.
Ike, Nakamura.
North, Robert.
Spaeth, Carl B.
Stanford University. Asian Survey Committee.
Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-1993
Toynbee, Arnold Joseph, 1889-1975.
Wright, Arthur.
Wright, Mary.
Asia --Study and teaching.
Memoranda.
Minutes.
Notes.
Reports.


Collection Contents

 

Records

Box 1, Folder 1

Survey papers 1, 2, 9

Box 1, Folder 1

Fisher, H.H. "Notes on Project Kosmos"

Box 1, Folder 1

Rothwell, C. Easton. "Some tentative Ideas on the Far Eastern Project," 1950

Box 1, Folder 1

"Possibilities of American Aid to Educational Institutions of South Asia and Middle East"

Box 1, Folder 1

Letter: Mary Wright to Carl Spaeth, Feb. 5, 1951

Box 1, Folder 1

Notes on Ford Report

Box 1, Folder 1

Letter: Sterling to Mr. Hoffman

Box 1, Folder 1

President's Far Eastern Project – assignments

Box 1, Folder 1

Interdepartmental letters to Robert North

Box 1, Folder 2

Survey paper 3: Prospectus by Nakamura Ike, Feb. 15, 1951

Box 1, Folder 3

Survey paper 5: Prospectus by Arthur Wright, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Survey Paper 6b: Prospectus by Mary Wright, Feb. 19, 1951

Box 1, Folder 5

Survey paper 7: Draft of a Substantive Investigation re Ideologies and Political Movements in the Modern Far East; with comments by Carl Spaeth

Box 1, Folder 6

Survey paper 7: Radicalism and Conservatism – revision

Box 1, Folder 7

Survey paper 8: Strategy and Tactics in Soviet Political Policies Toward Asia (second draft)

Box 1, Folder 8

Survey paper 10: A Survey of Publication Media for Writings on the Far East

Box 1, Folder 9

Survey Paper 11: Current Research on the Far East

Box 1, Folder 10

Survey Paper 12: Library Resources for the Study of the Modern Far East

Box 1, Folder 11

Survey paper 13: Observations on an Approach to the Far Eastern Project by C. Easton Rothwell, Feb. 27, 1951

Box 1, Folder 12

Survey paper 14: List of projects for consideration

Box 1, Folder 13

Survey paper 15: The Use of Personnel and Resources, Mar. 5, 1951 – first draft by Arthur Wright and second draft by Tom Smith

Box 1, Folder 14

Survey paper 15a: Training Programs, Mar. 12, 1951

Box 1, Folder 15

Survey paper 16: Patterns of Thought in Eastern Asia – first draft by Arthur Wright

Box 1, Folder 16

Survey paper 17: The Japanese Elite, Theoretical Considerations

Box 1, Folder 17

Survey paper 18: A Project on the Development of Chinese Historical Thinking; includes letter from Arnold J. Toynbee to Prof. Wright, Dec. 6, 1950

Box 1, Folder 18

Survey paper 19: Japanese Foreign Office Documents, by Tom Smith, Mar. 12, 1951

Box 1, Folder 19

Survey paper 20: Introduction to Series of Additional Research Projects by Mary Wright

Box 1, Folder 20

Survey paper 21: Project Introduction, Geographical Scope by H. H. Fisher, Mar. 15, 1951

Box 1, Folder 21

Survey paper 22: Publication Media – revision

Box 1, Folder 22

Survey paper 23: Robert North's sub-introduction re Need to Understand Far Eastern Problems

Box 1, Folder 23

Survey paper 24: Lack of Knowledge about Asia, part one first draft by Nivison, Mar. 22, 1951

Box 1, Folder 24

Survey paper 24: Lack of Knowledge about Asia, part one second draft

Box 1, Folder 25

Survey paper 24: Lack of Knowledge about Asia, part one third draft with notes on an advisory board

Box 1, Folder 26

Survey paper 25: Intellectual Co-operation with Asia, Mar. 16, 1951

Box 1, Folder 27

Survey paper 26: The Middle East: Problems for Research by C. P. Harris, Mar. 22, 1951

Box 1, Folder 28

Survey paper 27: An Advisory Board of Consultants, by C. Easton Rothwell, Mar. 23, 1951

Box 1, Folder 29

Survey paper 28: Strategy and Tactics of Communism in Iran, by C. P. Harris, Mar. 23, 1951

Box 1, Folder 30

Survey paper 29: proposal to establish Central Editorial Office

Box 1, Folder 31

Survey paper 30: Nationalism and reform in the Arab world, by C. P. Harris, Mar. 24, 1951

Box 1, Folder 32

Survey paper 31: Asian Background Material for Teaching and Textbooks and Editorial Use, by H. H. Fisher, Mar. 24, 1951

Box 1, Folder 33

Phase I Minutes of meetings, Feb.-Mar, 1951, with some memoranda and correspondence by Arthur Wright, H. H Fisher, Wallace Stegner, Mary Wright

Box 1, Folder 34

Phase Two Minutes of meetings, April 1951

Box 1, Folder 35

Phase Two Finances (requisitions), May 1951

Box 1, Folder 36

Phase Two Agenda, Eastern meetings

Box 1, Folder 37

Phase Two Miscellaneous reports and conversations

Box 1, Folder 38

Foundation Appropriations for the Far East and Pacific Area, 1945-49

Box 1, Folder 39

Research on Economic Development, 1951

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports, notes, correspondence, and memoranda of Eugene Staley, Arthur Wright, Knight Biggerstaff, Woodbridge Bingham, H. H. Fisher and others.
Box 1, Folder 40

Correspondence, proposals, and memoranda, 1951

Scope and Content Note

Includes Proposal for Far Eastern Training Program at Stanford; proposal for opening American Section of Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi; and Ethel M. Ewing's memorandum concerning effective education in the far east.
Box 1, Folder 41

China Journey, Jan. 24 to July 27, 1945, Franz Michael, Seattle, Sept. 1947

Box 1, Folder 42

Correspondence, notes, reports, and memoranda of conversations, 1951

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include Derk Bodde, Charles Gardner, Owen Lattimore, and H. Arthur Steiner. Conversations are with Francis Russell, Rothwell, Howard, George Ball, Herbert Elliston, Ed Murrow, Graves, Fairbank, Richard Frye, Philip K. Hitti, and Douglas Oliver.
Box 1, Folder 43

Correspondence, memoranda, proposals, and other documents, 1951

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include H. R. Isaacs, George E. Taylor, C. Wilbur Martin, W. L. Holland, Carl Spaeth, Garnet R. Garrison, and Rayford W. Logan.
Box 1, Folder 44

Workbook 8, 1951

Scope and Content Note

Includes memos of committee members, progress reports, and Survey of College Courses Dealing with U.S. Policy Toward the Far and Middle East; volume has an index.
Box 1, Folder 45

Workbook 8, Par II, 1951

Scope and Content Note

Includes progress reports and accounts of meetings and conversations
Box 1, Folder 46

Assorted documents including index, progress reports, and summary of interviews, 1951

Box 1, Folder 47

Progress Reports and accounts of meetings and conversations, 1951