Register of the Victor Hoo Papers, 1931-1972

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Title: Victor Hoo Papers
Date (inclusive): 1931-1972
Collection Number: 77046
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In English and French.
Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 1 envelope, 1 phonotape reel (3.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, clippings, reports, memoranda, and photographs, relating to Chinese political events and foreign relations, international diplomatic conferences, Sino-Soviet relations, and the United Nations.
Creator: Hoo, Victor, 1894-1972

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Victor Chi-tsai Hoo Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

1894 November 16 Born, Washington, D.C.
1905 Graduated from Kaiser Primary School, St. Petersburg, Russia
1912 Graduated from Annen Schule, St. Petersburg
1916 Licencie en Droit, University of Paris Law School
1918 Docteur en Droit, University of Paris Law School
1919 Assistant Secretary, Chinese Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference
1920 Member, Chinese Delegation to the Conference of Associations for the League of Nations, Brussels, Belgium
  Technical Member, Chinese Delegation to the International Finance Conference, Brussels
1921 Technical Delegate, Chinese Delegation to the Conference for the Suppression of Traffic in Women and Children, Geneva, Switzerland
1921-1924 Second Secretary, First Secretary, and Charge d'Affaires, Chinese Legation, Berlin, Germany
1925-1927 Returned to China
  Served in the Tariff Conference in Peking as assistant director of the Treaty Department
  Technical Expert to the Sino-Soviet Conference and Assistant Counsellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1926 Sectional Chief, Treaty Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  Secretary of Cabinet
1927 Assistant Director of the Treaty Department
1928 Counsellor, Shanghai City Government
  Secretary, Reorganization Commission
  Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the National Government
1930-1931 Director, Department of Asiatic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1931 Technical Advisor, Chinese Delegation to the Sino-Soviet negotiations on the Chinese Eastern Railway
  Secretary General, Chinese Delegation to the Assembly of the League of Nations
1932 Director, Permanent Office of the Chinese Delegation to the League of Nations
  Charge d'Affaires in Switzerland
  Representative, League of Nations Advisory Committee on Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs
1933-1942 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Bern, Switzerland
1937-1942 Representative, League of Nations Advisory Committee on Social Questions
1942-1945 Returned to China and served as vice-minister of foreign affairs
1944 Delegate, Bretton Woods and Dumbarton Oaks Conferences
1945 Secretary-General, Chinese Delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco
  Technical Expert, Sino-Soviet Conference for the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Alliance
1945-1946 Substitute Delegate, Executive Committee, Preparatory Commission and General Assembly, United Nations, London
1946 Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations, in charge of Trusteeship and Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories
1947 Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations, Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP)
1948 Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations, Temporary Commission on Korea (UNTCOK)
1955-1962 Under-Secretary for Conference Services, United Nations
1962-1972 Commissioner for Technical Co-Operation, United Nations
1972 Died

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United Nations.
China--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
China--Foreign relations--Switzerland.
China--Foreign relations.
China--Politics and government--1912-1949.
China.
Diplomats--China.
Phonotapes.
Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--China.
Soviet Union.
Switzerland--Foreign relations--China.
Switzerland.
World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945.

Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1947-1972

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, photographs, and tribute, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 1-2

CORRESPONDENCE, 1931-1971

Scope and Contents note

Mainly letters and telegrams, arranged chronologically
Box 3-4

DIARIES, 1937-1971

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically
Box 4-6

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1932-1972

Scope and Contents note

Broadcast transcripts, interviews, notes, speeches, and writings, arranged chronologically
Box 6-8

SUBJECT FILE, 1931-1960

Scope and Contents note

Mainly correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, and speeches, including by Victor Hoo, arranged alphabetically by subject
Box 8

TRIP REPORTS, 1963-1971

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically
Box 9

CARD FILE, 1954-1972

Scope and Contents note

Mainly speeches, arranged chronologically
 

PHONOTAPE, 1963

Scope and Contents note

"People at the United Nations," interview of Victor Hoo, 1963 September 14
 

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1940s-1960s

Scope and Contents note

36 prints depicting Victor Hoo, alone and with others, especially at United Nations functions and meetings, 1940s-1960s
 

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1947-1972

 

Loose scrapbook sheets of mainly clippings and photographs

Box 1, Folder 1

1947-1949

Folder 2

1963-1971

Folder 3

Tribute, 1972

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1931-1971.

General note

Includes correspondence with Ralph Bunche, C. L. Hsia, V. K. Wellington Koo, Trygve Lie, T. Y. Lo, William E. Rappard, Syngman Rhee, David Rockefeller, Nelson A. Rockefeller, T. V. Soong, Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Adlai E. Stevenson, Sao-Ke Alfred Sze, U. Thant, Tsune-chi Yu. Includes some documents, particularly on the League of Nations
Box 1, Folder 4

1931

Folder 5

1932

Folder 6

1933

Folder 7

1934

Folder 8

1935

Folder 9

1936

Folder 10

1937

Folder 11

1938

Box 2, Folder 1

1939

Folder 2

1940

Folder 3-4

1941

Folder 5-6

1942-1945

Folder 7-11

1946

Folder 12

1947

Folder 13

1949-1952

Folder 14

1962-1965

Folder 15

1971

 

DIARIES, 1937-1971

Box 3, Folder 1

1937 July 20-1945 September 21

Folder 2

1946 April 24-1949 December 30

Folder 3

1950 January 12-1951 July 12

Folder 4

1951 July 18-1953 March 22

Folder 5

1953 March 29-1954 March 3

Folder 6

1954 April 9-1958 May 24

Box 4, Folder 1

1958 July 11-1962 December 16

Folder 2

1966 October 22-1972 March 1

Folder 3

1967 February 23-1971 March

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1932-1972

 

General

Box 4, Folder 4

Undated

Folder 5

1932

Folder 6

1933

Folder 7

1934

Folder 8

1935

Folder 9

1937

Folder 10

1938

Folder 11

1939

Folder 12

1940

Folder 13

1943

Folder 14

1944

Folder 15-16

Includes Chunking lectures 1945.

Box 5, Folder 1

Includes Chunking lectures 1945.

Folder 2

1946

Folder 3

1947

Folder 4

1948

Folder 5

1949

Folder 6

1950

Folder 7

1951

Folder 8

1952

Folder 9

1953-1955

Folder 10

1957-1959

Folder 11

1960-1969

Folder 12

1970-1972

 

Official

Box 6, Folder 1

1963-1964

Folder 2

1965-1967

Folder 3

1968-1971

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1931-1960.

General note

Mainly correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, and speeches, including by Victor Hoo
 

China

Box 6, Folder 4-6

General, 1941-1945

 

Foreign relations

Folder 7

Argentina, 1945

Folder 8

Dominican Republic, 1945

Folder 9

Soviet Union, 1945-1946

Box 7, Folder 1

Confucianism

Folder 2

Narcotics, 1931-1952

Folder 3

Trusteeships and non-self-governing territories, 1942-1960

Folder 4-8

United Nations, Includes documents relating to the Bretton Woods and Dumbarton Oaks conferences, as well as to the United Nations Conference on International Organization 1944-1946.

Box 8, Folder 1-4

United Nations

Folder 5

Miscellany

 

TRIP REPORTS, 1963-1971

Box 8, Folder 6

1963-1964

Folder 7

1968-1971

 

CARD FILE, 1954-1972.

Box 9

Mainly speeches

 

PHONOTAPE, 1963.

Tape cabinet

"People at the United Nations," interview of Victor Hoo, 1963 September 14

Access

Use copy reference number: 77046_a_0012380
 

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1940s-1960s.

Photo file

36 prints depicting Victor Hoo, alone and with others, especially at United Nations functions and meetings, See also BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL 1940s-1960s.