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Inventory of the William Martin notes
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Description
Summaries of interviews of European diplomats and statesmen, relating to European and world military, political, and diplomatic events during and after World War I. In part, photocopy.
Background
WIlliam Louis Martin was born in Geneva, in 1888, of Swiss parents. He was educated at Geneva and Berlin and, in 1908, earned a degree in law, the following year in political science, and, in 1910, his doctorate in law. From 1907 to 1914 he was in Berlin as a correspondent for the Journal de Genève and for the Journal des Débats (Paris). During the first year of World War I he was attached to the General Staff of the Swiss army. He was the Paris correspondent for the Journal de Genève in 1915 and 1916 and political lead writer from 1917 to 1919. In 1918, as a member of a Swiss press mission, he traveled widely through the United States. In 1919 he was in the Section of Information of the Secretaries of the League of Nations and for the next four years he was technical adviser for the International Labor Office. In 1924 he became the Foreign Editor of the Journal de Genève.
Extent
5 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
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For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.