Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Register of the Inez Richardson papers
No online items No online items
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (116.87 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Related Collection(s)

  • Title: Inez Richardson papers, 1905-1963
    Collection Number: XX001
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 25 manuscript boxes (10.4 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1963
    Date (bulk): 1933-1958
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, speeches and writings, photographs, and printed matter, relating to international relations, education, the role of radio and television in education, the 1930 White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, American Higher Education conferences, Herbert Hoover, the administration of Stanford University and the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, the Revolution and the Development of International Relations Project at the Hoover Institution, and the Stanford Listening Post and the Civil Affairs Training School at Stanford University during World War II.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Richardson, Inez, d. 1965.


    Collection is open for research.
    Access to sound recordings, video recordings, or motion picture material requires at least two weeks advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives for further information.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Inez Richardson papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives


    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 Socrates at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    From the 1930s to early 1960s, Inez Richardson worked for the Hoover Institution in myriad of roles, from executive assistant, coordinator and liasion for Foreign visitors to Stanford, faculty member of Radio-Television Institute, to Director of the Stanford Listening Post. In addition, Richardson was an assistant to Stanford University president Ray Lyman Wilbur and curator of the Ray Lyman Wilbur collection on Social Problems at Hoover Institution.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Inez Richardson papers document her career with the Hoover Institution and Stanford University. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches and writings, conference proceedings, photographs, notes, and printed matter. While the bulk of collection details the administrative aspects of Stanford University and the Hoover Institution, many of the files reflect Richardson's participation and administration in many of the Hoover Institute's and Ray Lyman Wilbur's interests in education, housing, healthcare, radio, and foreign relations. Also included are many files regarding Stanford University's participation in World War II with the Stanford Listening Post, CATS (Civil Affairs Training School), and relationship with the Office of War Information.
    The arrangement of the collection maintains the original order of the creator and is organized by Career Subject Files, American Higher Education Conference, Hoover Institute and Library, and Stanford Listening Post and Office of War Information. Furthermore, original file names are retained as the creator throughout the collection had made cross reference annotations and descriptions of organizational activities of related materials.

    Related Collection(s)

    Tower of Peace Radio Broadcasts, Hoover Institution Archives
    White House Conference on Child Health and Protection records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford Listening Post Records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Ray Lyman Wilbur Papers, 1906-1964, Hoover Institution Archives

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
    Stanford Listening Post.
    Stanford University.
    United States. Civil Affairs Training School, Stanford University.
    Child health services--United States.
    Child welfare--United States.
    Elite (Social sciences)
    International education.
    International relations.
    Military government.
    Radio broadcasting--East Asia.
    Radio in education.
    Television in education.
    World War, 1939-1945--Occupied territories.
    World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.