Charles P. Rockwood papers of the Institute of Pacific Relations, Pacific Northwest Division, 1945-1951  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rockwood, Charles P., 1917-1970
Title
Charles P. Rockwood papers of the Institute of Pacific Relations, Pacific Northwest Division
Dates
1945-1951 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.52 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection Number
3078 (Accession No. 3078-001)
Summary
Papers of the Executive Director of Pacific Northwest Division of American Institute of Pacific Relations
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR) was an international, private, nonpartisan organization, founded in Honolulu in 1925 for the stated purpose of sponsoring research and publication on the problems of the Pacific Area, in the fields of economic, social, political, diplomatic, and cultural issues. The IPR described itself as standing for freedom of "scientific inquiry" and "broad hospitality to conflicting points of view." The American Institute of Pacific Relations was one of eleven autonomous national institutes which comprised the IPR. Other national IPR institutes were located in Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

Located in New York, the American Institute of the IPR was financed in large part by contributions from the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations as well as from business and private contributions. The Institute exerted a powerful influence on informed thinking dealing with the Pacific area through its international conferences and its publications, Far Eastern Survey, Pacific Affairs, and Far East Digest. Under attack throughout the 1940's and 50's for alleged Communist sympathies, the American Institute was twice investigated by Congressional committees. The Institute tried to maintain a political middle ground and repeatedly emphasized the objective nature of its research.

Headquartered in Seattle, The Pacific Northwest Division of the IPR, of which Charles Rockwood was Executive Director from 1947-1950, was a select group of prominent leaders from the business, professional and academic communities. An autonomous division, its conservative Board of Trustees was sometimes critical of the Institute's national leadership, while supportive of the Institute's principles. The papers reveal a close association between the research program of the IPR and the University of Washington, especially the Far East Institute. The Institute's research was particularly directed at the problems affecting trade with the Far East and the Pacific fisheries industry. In addition to research the Institute sponsored regional conferences and brought speakers before its membership.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This accession contains files of Charles Rockwood, executive director of the Pacific Northwest Division of the Institute of Pacific Relations from 1947-1950. The papers document the years 1945-1951. The correspondence is grouped by officer and further arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Charles Rockwood's correspondence comprises the largest group. Other primary groups include Minutes, Conferences and Conventions, subject files and the papers of several IPR committees. The World Affairs Council of Seattle files are composed of representatives of five member organizations: the IPR, the United Nations Association, the China Club, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Commission to Study the Organization of Peace.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Charles P. Rockwood papers of the Institute of Pacific Relations, Pacific Northwest Division. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Administration, 1946-1951Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Organization
Box/Folder
1/1
Members
undated
1/2
Miscellaneous
undated
General correspondence
Box/Folder
1/3
Allen, Edward W.
1946-1949
1/4-5
Allen, Raymond B.
1947-1950, undated
1/6-8
Fuller, Richard E.
1946-1951
1/9-11
Little, Herbert
1946-1948
1/12
Oliver, Robert T.
1950
Rockwood, Charles P.
Box/Folder
1/13-14
Allen, Edward Weber
1947-1950
1/15
American Friends Service Committee
1948-1950
1/16
Arizona Daily Star (William Mathews)
1949
1/17
Australian Institute of International Affairs
1947-1950
1/18
A, Miscellaneous
undated
1/19
Bayne, Bishop Stephan F.
1949-1950
1/20
Blakemore, Thomas L.
1947-1950
1/21-22
Borg, Dorothy
1947-1949
1/23
British Columbia, University, International Studies (Soward, F.H.)
1949-1950
1/24
B, Miscellaneous
undated
1/25
Canadian Institute of International Affairs (Simon, J.P.)
1947-1950
1/26
Carter, Edward C.
1947-1949
1/27
China Club, Seattle
1947
1/28
China Institute in America
1949
1/29
Clise, J.W. and Company
1949-1950
1/30
Corbett, Elliot R.
1949
1/31
Crown Zellerbach Corporation
1947-1949
1/32
C, Miscellaneous
undated
1/33
East and West Association
1948-1950
1/34
D-E, Miscellaneous
undated
1/35
Far East-America Council of Commerce and Industry
1948-1949
1/36
Far East Trader
1947-1948
1/37
Far Eastern Survey
1947-1950
1/38
Fuller, Richard E.
1949-1950
1/39
F, Miscellaneous
undated
1/40
Green, Joshua
1950
1/41
G, Miscellaneous
undated
1/42
Herber, John P.
1947-1949
1/43-49
Holland, William L.
1947-1950
2/1
Holman, Frank E.
1948-1949
2/2
Huff, Raymond J.
1947-1950
2/3
H, Miscellaneous
undated
2/4
India, Government Information Services
1949
2/5
Institute of International Education
1947-1950
2/6-7
Institute of Pacific Relations, Inland Empire Branch
1947-1950
2/8-21
Institute of Pacific Relations, New York office
1947-1950
2/22
I, Miscellaneous
undated
2/23
Jacobs, Mary Jane
1948-1950
2/24
Jessup, Philip C.
1947-1950
2/25
Jones, Nad
1949
2/26-27
J-K, Miscellaneous
undated
2/28-45
Lane, Clayton
1948-1950
2/46
Lett, Sherwood
1947-1948
2/47
Lilenthal, Phillip
1947-1949
3/1-3
Little, Herbert S.
1947-1948
3/4-6
Loomis, Charles
1947-1950
3/7
L, Miscellaneous
undated
3/8-22
Martin, Charles E.
1947-1950
3/23
M, Miscellaneous
undated
3/24
Netherlands, Consulate
1949-1950
3/25
Newsweek (Edward Barrett, Editor)
1947
3/26
N, Miscellaneous
undated
3/27
Odegard, Peter
1947-1950
3/28
Oregon Higher Education System
1949
3/29
Pakistan Embassy, Ahmad Ansari
1949-1950
3/30
Portland Committee on Foreign Relations
1950
3/31
Preston, Howard H.
1947-1950
3/32-33
P-R, Miscellaneous
undated
3/34
Schoenfeld, L. Kenneth
1948-1949
3/35
Seattle, Miscellaneous
undated
3/36
Shoemaker, Henry F.
1949-1950
3/37
Street, William S.
1949
3/38-39
S, Miscellaneous
undated
3/40
Taylor, George
1947-1949
3/41
T, Miscellaneous
undated
3/42
United States Army
1947-1950
3/43-44
United States, State Department, Public Liaison Division
1947-1950
3/45
United States, Miscellaneous
undated
3/46
U, Miscellaneous
undated
World Affairs Council, Northern California
Box/Folder
3/47
Cook, Howard
1948-1950
3/48-49
Rauch, Laura
1947-1949
3/50-54
Staley, Eugene
1947-1949
3/55
Miscellaneous
1947-1949
Box/Folder
3/56
Vancouver News Herald
1948-1949
3/57
Van Mook, H.J.
1949
3/58
Washington State
1949
3/59
Williston, Frank
1947
3/60
Yale-In-China Association
See also: Clise, J.W.
1947-1949
3/61-62
V-Z, Miscellaneous
undated
Minutes
Box/Folder
4/1
Board of Directors
1947
4/2-4
Board of Trustees
1947-1950
4/5
General Membership Meetings
1947-1948
Box/Folder
4/6
Legal documents - lease
1947 September 9
4/7
Reports
1947
Speeches and writings
Box/Folder
4/8
Fields, John, "Political Factors in Far Eastern Trade"
1947 November 15
4/9
Hancher, Virgil, "A Journey to India"
1950 January 22
4/10-11
Miscellaneous
undated
News releases
Box/Folder
4/12-13
New York office
1949-1950, undated
4/14-16
Pacific Northwest Division
1947-1950
4/17
Rockwood, Charles P. to Daily Journal of Commerce
1948
Conferences and conventions
Canadian Institute of International Affairs 15th Annual Study Conference, Vancouver
1948 June 18-20
Box/Folder
4/18-19
General correspondence
1948
4/20
Miscellaneous
1948
Institute of Pacific Relations India-America Conference, New Delhi
1949 December 12-22
Box/Folder
4/21-22
General correspondence
1949
4/23
Miscellaneous
1949
Institute of Pacific Relations Northwest 12th Annual Regional Conference, Seattle
1949 November
Box/Folder
4/24
Historical features
1949-1950
4/25-31
General correspondence
1949-1950
4/32
Agendas
1949-1950
4/33
Reports
1949-1950
4/34
News releases
1949-1950
4/35
List of participants
1949-1950
4/36
Miscellaneous
1949-1950
Box/Folder
4/37
Institute of Pacific 13th Annual Regional Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
1950 November 18-19
4/38
Institute of Pacific Relations 11th Annual Conference, Lucknow, India
1950 October 13-15
4/39
Pacific Northwest Trade Association 19th General Conference, Victoria, B.C.
1948 April 26-27
4/40
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Conference, Seattle
1949 April 10-12
4/41
World Affairs Council of Northern California, San Francisco
1947 March 6
Box/Folder
4/42
Clippings
undated
Ephemera
Box/Folder
4/43
World Affairs Council. Northern California
1947-1950
4/44
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder
4/45-47
Invitations
1947-1949, undated
Lists
Box/Folder
4/48
Books
undated
Names
Box/Folder
4/49
Chamber of Commerce, Seattle
undated
4/50
Seattle Committee on Foreign Relations
1948
4/51-52
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder
4/53
Periodicals and newsletters
1949
Box/Folder
5/1
Business cards
undated
5/2
Miscellaneous
undated
Subject series
Business Executive Seminars
Box/Folder
5/3-4
General correspondence
1947-1948
5/5-6
Invitations
1947-1950
5/7
Lists - Attendance
undated
5/8
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder
5/9
Carter, Edward C. Honorary Dinner, New York
1949 March 15
Institute of Pacific Relations, Annual Dinner
1950 March 6
Box/Folder
5/10
Biographical or historical features - Speakers
undated
5/11-12
General correspondence
1950
5/13
Speeches and writings
undated
5/14
Miscellaneous
undated
Institute of Pacific Relations, Hawaii Group
1948-1949
Box/Folder
5/16
Japan Institute of Pacific Studies
1949-1950
5/17
Research funding
1949
"Soviet Union in the World Today," Lecture Series, Seattle
1949 March-April
Box/Folder
5/18-20
General correspondence
1948-1949
5/21
Ephemera
1948-1949
5/22
Miscellaneous
1948-1949
Speakers
Box/Folder
5/24
Stenhouse, John
1949
United States House Committee on Un-American Activities
Box/Folder
5/25
General correspondence
1947-1950
5/26
Speeches and writings
undated
5/27
News releases
1950, undated
5/28
Radio releases
undated
5/29
Clippings
undated
University of Washington Adult Education Division
Box/Folder
5/30
General correspondence
1947-1949
5/31
Reports
1948-1949
5/32
Miscellaneous
undated

Budget and Finance Committee, 1947-1950Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General correspondence
Box/Folder
5/33
Allen, Raymond B.
1948-1949
5/34
Fuller, Richard E.
1947-1949
5/35
Knox, Jean
1947
5/36-40
Little, Herbert S.
1947-1949
Rockwood, Charles P.
Box/Folder
5/41
Griffin, Eldon
1947-1948
5/42-44
Little, Herbert S.
1947-1950
5/45-46
Seattle Trust and Savings Bank
1947-1950
5/47
University of Washington Accounting Department
1948-1949
5/48
University of Washington Adult Education Division
1949-1950
5/49
Miscellaneous
undated
Financial records
Box/Folder
5/50
Budget
1947-1950
5/51
Membership contributions
1944-1949
5/52-53
Statements
1945-1950

Executive Committee, 1947-1950Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General correspondence
Box/Folder
6/1
Allen, Raymond B.
1948-1950
6/2
Fuller, Richard E.
1950
6/3
Little, Herbert S.
1947
6/4
Rockwood, Charles P.
1947-1950
Box/Folder
6/5-6
Minutes
1947-1950

Function Committee, 1948Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/7
General correspondence
1948
6/8
Minutes
1948
6/9
Reports
undated

Membership Committee, 1947-1950Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General correspondence
Box/Folder
6/10
Allen, Raymond B.
1948-1949
6/11
Dederer, Michael
1947-1949
Rockwood, Charles P.
Box/Folder
6/12
Allen, Edward W.
1947-1949
6/13
A-B, Miscellaneous
1949-1950
6/14
Clise, Charles F.
1949-1950
6/15
C, Miscellaneous
undated
6/16
Dederer, Michael
1947-1948
6/17
D-F, Miscellaneous
undated
6/18
Fuller, Richard E.
1947-1949
6/19
Green, Joshua
1949-1950
6/20
G, Miscellaneous
undated
6/21
Herber, John P.
1949-1950
6/22
H-I, Miscellaneous
undated
6/23
Libby, Mcneil and Libby
1949-1950
6/24-25
J-M, Miscellaneous
undated
6/26
New England Fish Company
1949-1950
6/27
Parsons, Reginald
1947-1949
6/28
P-R, Miscellaneous
1949-1950
6/29
Schoenfeld, Kenneth
1948-1949
6/30
Stimson, Mrs. Thomas
1948-1949
6/31-33
S-Y, Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder
6/34
Miscellaneous
undated
Lists
Box/Folder
6/35
Members
1950
6/36
Prospective members
undated
6/37
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder
6/38
Miscellaneous
undated

Nominating Committee, 1948-1950Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General correspondence
Box/Folder
6/39
Allen, Raymond B.
1948
6/40
Little, Herbert S.
1947
Rockwood, Charles P.
Box/Folder
6/41
Campbell, Roy E.
1948-1950
6/42-43
B-P, Miscellaneous
undated
6/44
Street, William
1948-1949
6/45
S-W, Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder
6/46
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder
6/47
Reports
1948-1949
6/48
News releases
undated
6/49
Miscellaneous
undated

Program Committee, 1948-1950Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General correspondence
Box/Folder
6/50
Allen, Edward W.
1950
6/51
Allen, Raymond, B.
1948-1949
6/52
Bayne, Stephan
1949-1950
6/53
Rockwood, Charles P.
1948-1950
6/54
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder
6/55
Miscellaneous
undated

Research Committee, 1948-1950Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General correspondence
Box/Folder
6/56
Allen, Raymond, B.
1948-1949
Rockwood, Charles P.
Box/Folder
6/57-58
Swygard, Kline R.
1948-1950
6/59-62
A-S, Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder
6/63
Taylor, George
1948-1950
6/64
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder
6/65
Minutes
1948-1949
6/66
Speeches and writings
1950, undated
6/67
Lists - Projects
undated

World Affairs Council, Seattle, 1948-1950Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/68
General correspondence
1950
6/69
Minutes
1948-1950
6/70
Ephemera
1948-1950
6/71
Miscellaneous
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Eastern question (Far East)-- Societies, etc
  • Pan-Pacific relations--Societies, etc
  • Personal Names :
  • Rockwood, Charles P., 1917-1970--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Institute of Pacific Relations. American Council. Pacific Northwest Division
  • World Affairs Council of Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • East Asia--Commerce--United States
  • Northwest, Pacific--Societies, etc
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Societies, etc
  • United States--Commerce--East Asia
  • Washington (State)--Societies, etc
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Press releases
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • Writings
  • Occupations :
  • Executives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Allen, Edward Weber, 1885-1976--Correspondence
    • Allen, Raymond B. (Raymond Bernard), 1902-1986--Correspondence
    • Carter, Edward C. (Edward Clark), 1878-1954--Correspondence
    • Fuller, Richard E. (Richard Eugene), 1897-1976--Correspondence
    • Herber, John Phillip--Correspondence
    • Holland, W. L. (William Lancelot), 1907- --Correspondence
    • Lane, Clayton, 1895- --Correspondence
    • Little, Herbert S. (Herbert Satterthwaite), 1902-1972--Correspondence
    • Martin, Charles E. (Charles Emanuel), 1891-1977--Correspondence
    • Taylor, George Edward, 1905-2000--Correspondence
    • Corporate Names :
    • Institute of Pacific Relations. American Council. Pacific Northwest Division (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)