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  • Title: William Martin notes
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1933
    Collection Number: XX420
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: French
    Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Martin, William, 1888-1934.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Martin notes, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical Note

    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.
    Martin was a professor ad interim of the diplomatic history of Switzerland and International Law at the University of Geneva. He wrote the La Crise Politique de l'Allemagne Contemporaine (1913) ; Sur les routes de la Victoire (1916) ; and Histoire de la Suisse (1926). He contributed to many English and American newspapers and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, The Forum, the New York World, The Christian Science Monitor, The Spectator, The Contemporary Review, and The Quarterly Review.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Europe--Politics and government--1918-1945.
    Journalists.
    World politics--1919-1932.
    World War, 1914-1918--Diplomatic history.