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Register of the George Sokolsky Papers, 1916-1962
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  • Title: George Sokolsky papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1962
    Collection Number: 59004
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 390 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (164.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, radio broadcast transcripts, correspondence, printed matter, phonorecords, and photographs, relating to politics, communism, internal security and anti-communist movements in the United States, and to politics and communism in China and elsewhere.
    Creator: Sokolsky, George E. (George Ephraim), 1893-1962.


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Sokolsky papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1959.


    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 online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1893 September 5 Born, Utica, New York
    1917 B.A., School of Journalism, Columbia University, New York
    Editor, Russian Daily News, Petrograd
    1918 Assistant Editor, North China Star, Tientsin (T'ien-chin), China
    1920-1930 Political correspondent, North China Star. Shanghai correspondent for New York Evening Post, Philadelphia Public Ledger, New York World, London Daily Express, Japan Advertiser
    1922 Married Rosalind Phang
    1927-1930 Editor, Far Eastern Review
    1928 Author, Outlines of Universal History
    1932 Author, Tinder Box of Asia
    1933 Death of Rosalind Sokolsky
    1934 Author, Labor's Fight for Power
    1935 Author, We Jews. Married Dorothy Fiske
    1935-1940 Contributor, New York Herald Tribune
    1938 Author, Labor Crisis in the United States
    1939 Author, The American Way of Life
    1940-1962 Syndicated newspaper columnist
    1948-1961 Commentator, American Broadcasting Company
    1948-1962 Director, American Jewish League Against Communism
    1962 December 12 Died

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American Jewish League against Communism.
    Anti-communist movements--United States.
    China--Politics and government--20th century.
    Communism--United States.
    Internal security--United States.
    Journalism--United States.
    Subversive activities--United States.
    United States--Politics and government--20th century.
    United States--Politics and government.