Inventory of the William Martin notes

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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

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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

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Inventory

Box 1-2

Martin, William. Notes de Guerre. Hoover War Library

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

1915-1917

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Supplement to the first two volumes

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

November 1919 and December 1920

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

1918-1920

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Bound Supplements Janurary - December 1918

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Unbound Supplements January- October 1919

 

William Martin's Conversations 1924-1933

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Register of William Martin's Conversations

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

June-December, pages 1-160 1924

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

January-December, pages 161-418 1925

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

January-December, pages 419-633 1926

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

January-December, pages 634-907 1927

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

January-December, pages 908-1011 1928

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

April-December, pages 1012-1170 1929

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

January-December, pages 1171-1400 1930

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

January-December, pages 1401-1615 1931

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

January-December, pages 1616-1851 1932

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

January-December, pages 1852-1968 1933