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Preliminary Inventory to the Hubert Gregory Schenck papers, 1854-1960
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Hubert Gregory Schenck papers
    Date (inclusive): 1854-1960
    Date (bulk): 1945-1960
    Collection Number: 50007
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 27 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 34 envelopes, 20 albums (22.7 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, reports, clippings, maps, and photographs relating to the Allied occupation of Japan, relations between Taiwan and the United States, and economic conditions in Japan and Taiwan.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives.
    Creator: Schenck, Hubert Gregory, 1897-1960

    Access

    Collection is 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], Hubert Gregory Schenck papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1950, with increments received in 1957, 1959, 1977 and 1996.

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

    Biographical Note

    1897 September 24 Born, Memphis, Tennessee
    1916 Enlisted in the U.S. Army
    circa 1916-1919 Served in the Coast Artillery Corps
    1920-1921 Geologic aide, Division of Mines, Philippines
    1922 A.B., geology, University of Oregon
    1923 M.A., geology, University of Oregon
    1924 Married Inga Bergstrom, Berkeley, California
    1924-1927 Instructor, field geology course, Stanford
    1926 Ph.D., geology, University of California, Berkeley
    1926 Appointed to teaching staff as instructor, Stanford University
    1927 Assistant professor, Stanford University
    1933-1934 Advanced Fellow at the Royal Museum of Natural History of Belgium, Commission for the Relief of Belgium Educational Foundation
    1935 Associate professor, Stanford University
    1937-1938 Paleontologist in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, Amiranian Oil Company
    1940 Professor of Geology, Stanford University
    circa 1943 Commissioned as a major in the U.S. Army, trained for Civil Affairs duties
    circa 1943-1945 Served in military government posts in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan
    1945-1951 Chief, Natural Resources Section, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Japan
    1951 Promoted to colonel
    1951-1954 Chief, Mutual Security Mission and Economic Cooperation Administration in Taiwan
    circa 1954-1960 Returned to Stanford University on a part-time basis
    1960 June 19 Died, Stanford, California

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, reports, clippings, maps, and photographs relating to the Allied occupation of Japan, relations between Taiwan and the United States, and economic conditions in Japan and Taiwan.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers.
    United States. Army
    United States. Foreign Operations Administration
    Asia.
    Japan--Economic conditions--1945-1989.
    Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
    Japan.
    Military government.
    Taiwan--Economic conditions.
    Taiwan--Foreign relations--United States.
    Taiwan.
    Technical assistance, American--Asia.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations--Taiwan.
    United States--Foreign relations.