Register of the Stephen Miles Bouton Papers, 1918-1962

Finding aid prepared by Linda Bernard
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Stephen Miles Bouton Papers
Date (inclusive): 1918-1962
Collection Number: 83014
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In English and German.
Physical Description: 6 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (2.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Memoirs, dispatches, newspaper columns, other writings, speeches, and correspondence, relating to the German revolution of 1918, German politics and society from World War I to World War II, interwar European politics, and social conditions and civil liberties in the U.S.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Bouton, Stephen Miles, 1876-

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stephen Miles Bouton Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Biographical Note

1876, September 24 Born, Blockville, N.Y.
1899 LL.B., Albany Law School Admitted to N.Y. bar; practiced at Jamestown, N.Y.
1903, November 11 Married Frieda Dorothea Kleinsang
1903-1904 On staff, Meadville (Pa.) Star
1904-1905 On staff, Oil City Times
1905-1909 On staff, Buffalo Express
1909-1919 With Associated Press
1911 Transferred to Berlin, Germany
1911-1912, 1925-1927 Studied, University of Berlin
1914-1916 With the German army on various fronts as war correspondent
1916-1919 In charge of Associated Press bureau in Stockholm, Sweden
1917, Summer In Petrograd
1918, November First enemy correspondent to enter Berlin after the armistice
1920 Author, And the Kaiser Abdicates
1920-1934 Berlin correspondent, N.Y. World, N.Y. Times, Baltimore Sun
1922 Author, Das Ende der Grossmacht Deutschland
1934, June Ordered by the Hitler government to leave Germany
1935-1939 Lecturer
1940's-1950's Chief editorial writer, The Post-Journal, Jamestown, N.Y.

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Scope and Contents note

Memoirs, dispatches, newspaper columns, other writings, speeches, and correspondence, relating to the German revolution of 1918, German politics and society from World War I to World War II, interwar European politics, and social conditions and civil liberties in the U.S.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1983.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Civil rights--United States.
Europe--Politics and government--1918-1945.
Europe.
Germany--History--Revolution, 1918.
Germany--Politics and government--20th century.
Germany--Social conditions.
Germany.
Journalists.
United States--Social conditions.
United States.

Box 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1918-1962.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box 1, Folder 1

Unidentified, 1919

Folder 2

Alexander-Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, 1929

Folder 3

Bernstorff, 1923-1925

Folder 4

Bouton, Johnny, 1955

Folder 5

Burlingame, Roger, 1938

Folder 6

Eckener, Hugo, 1934

Folder 7

Goodell, Charles E., 1942

Folder 8

Haeckel, Ernst, 1919

Folder 9

Keating, Kenneth B., 1962

Folder 10

Lamont, Corliss, 1960

Folder 11

Lewis, Sinclair, 1926-1934

Folder 12

Lowell, Stanley, 1962

Folder 13

Ludendorff, General Erich, n.d.

Folder 14

Mahoney, Joseph C., 1957

Folder 15

Mencken, H. L., 1936-1946

Folder 16

Rieckent(?), J., 1955

Folder 17

Seymour, H. T., 1960

Folder 18

Stresemann, Gustav, 1925-1928

Folder 19

Sudermann, Hermann, 1923

Folder 20

U.S. Department of State, 1918-1920

Folder 21

Wagner, Winifred, 1923

Folder 22

Wilhelm, Prince, 1927-1939

Box 1-4

JOURNALISM CAREER FILE, 1918-1959.

Scope and Contents note

Articles, dispatches, newspaper columns, and notes by S. M. Bouton, arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 23

Notes on Berlin, Typescript, holograph, and mimeographed copies November 1918-March 1919.

Folder 24

Articles and dispatches, mostly for the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post, on Germany. Typescript, printed, and carbon copies

 

1920-1933

Folder 25

1933-1939

Folder 26

Dispatches from Danzig, Prague, Warsaw, Vienna, and Paris, Typescript and carbon copies 1920's-1930's.

Folder 27

Articles, essays, interviews, as well as newspaper columns for the Post-Journal entitled Of Many Things, on the United States

 

Typescript, printed, and carbon copies 1925-1935.

Box 2-3

Printed copies (pasted on loose cardboard sheets) 1941-1945.

Box 3

Typescript and carbon copies 1949-1957.

Box 4, Folder 1

Printed copies 1950-1951.

Folder 2

Printed copies 1958-1959.

Box 4-6

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1931-1962.

Scope and Contents note

Articles, conference papers, essays, lectures, letters to the editor, manuscripts of books, memoirs, and notes by S. M. Bouton, arranged chronologically.
Box 4, Folder 3

The Double Patriot, Carbon copy short story n.d.

Folder 4

Fake Relics and Miracles, Printed article n.d.

Folder 5

Interview of General Erich Ludendorff, Typescript copy, with holograph annotations by General Ludendorff n.d.

Folder 6

An Irregular Adoption, Typescript short story n.d.

Folder 7

And the Kaiser Abdicates, Printed review, New York Times Book Review and Magazine, 1920. January 2, 1921

Folder 8

Chiefly Concerning Garet Garret, June 1923.

Note: Pamphlet
Folder 9

Lectures, American Women's Club of Berlin, Typescript notes April 1931-January 1932.

Folder 10

Speeches, Svenska Föreningen, Berlin (Swedish Club). Typescript transcripts

 

In Swedish 1933, November 11.

Folder 11

In German 1934, April 14.

Folder 12

Memoir re Sinclair Lewis, Typescript account of an incident that took place in 1928, which throws a special light on the man's kindness of heart... c. 1934.

Folder 13

Article re Adolf Hitler, Printed copy. June 18, 1934.

Scope and Contents note

Includes material related to the controversy between Archbishop Michael J. Curley and the Baltimore Sun surrounding the article, in which S. M. Bouton compares Hitler to Ignatius Loyola
Folder 14

Yugoslavia and the Present Balance of Power in the Balkans, Typescript essay c. 1935.

Folder 15

My Years in Germany. Reprint from the Proceedings of the Institute of Public Affairs, Ninth Annual Session, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, January 23-30, 1935

Folder 16

The Totalitarian State. Reprint from the Proceedings of the Institute of Public Affairs, Ninth Annual Session, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, January 23-30, 1935

Folder 17

Hitlerism Menaces European Peace. Printed account of a speech delivered before the Rockford Woman's Club, Rockford, Ill., March 27, 1935

Folder 18

Lectures, Columbia University, Typescript notes 1937.

Folder 19

Germany Goes German, Manuscript of a book never published 1937.

 

Carbon copy

Box 5, Folder 1

Typescript copy

Folder 2

Article re European federation, Mimeographed copy 1940.

Folder 3

Fritz Reuter, Typescript and printed copies 1947.

Folder 4

Autobiographical notes, Holograph 1955.

Folder 5

Letters to the editor, relating to the fall of the Weimar Republic and to separation of church and state in the United States 1957-1962,

Folder 6

America's Place among the Nations. Carbon copy of a paper delivered before the University Club (of Jamestown, N.Y.?), October 2, 1958

Folder 7

Religion in American Politics. Mimeographed copy of a paper delivered before the University Club of Jamestown, N.Y., December 1, 1960

Box 6, Folder 1

A Veteran Journalist Reports, Manuscript of memoirs never published c. 1962.

 

Carbon copy

Folder 2

Typescript copy

Box 6

SUBJECT FILE, 1932-1956.

Scope and Contents note

Articles by others and related correspondence by S. M. Bouton, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 6, Folder 3

Academics in the United States

Folder 4

Censorship in the arts

Folder 5

Separation of church and state

Folder 6

Völkischer Beobachter. Includes correspondence of S. M. Bouton and Louis Lochner - both misrepresented in a photograph caption - with the editor, 1932

Box 6

MISCELLANY FILE, n.d. n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Poem and invitation card.
Box 6, Folder 7

Invitation to a beer evening sent out by S. M. Bouton while in Germany. Printed card, in English and German

Folder 8

Poem by Noel L. Bouton, brother of S. M. Bouton. Carbon copy, in a German dialect

Box 10. A-V

PHOTOGRAPHS AND POSTCARDS, c. 1910's-1950's.

Scope and Contents note

2 prints and 1 postcard depicting S.M. Bouton, circa 1910s-1950s; and 1 postcard, autographed, depicting Count Luckner, German U-boat captain and explorer, 1926.