Harold Joyce Noble papers, 1918-1948  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Noble, Harold Joyce, 1903-1953
Harold Joyce Noble papers
1918-1948 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 160
Harold Joyce Noble (1903-1953) was a history professor at the University of Oregon who specialized in Far Eastern affairs and who also worked as a foreign correspondent and served as First Secretary of the American Embassy at Seoul, South Korea. The collection (1918-1948) contains minutes, reports, correspondence, and other documents reporting conditions and events in South Korea and Japan and activities of the agencies Noble worked with.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Harold Joyce Noble (1903-1953) was born in Korea, and educated at the University of California. He became a professor of history at the University of Oregon beginning in 1931. He specialized in Far Eastern affairs.

"In 1946, he was a foreign correspondent for The Saturday Evening Post. In 1948, he was appointed a member of the United States delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, and the following year was named First Secretary of the American Embassy at Seoul, a position he held until 1951."

[Source: Finding aid for the Harold Joyce Noble collection at UC Berkely, Bancroft Library: Harold Joyce Noble papers, circa 1930-1947, BANC MSS Z-Z 147.]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (1918-1948) records regarding conditions and events in South Korea and Japan, and activities of the agencies Noble worked with.

Material within the collection includes:

minutes of the 7th, 8th, and 9th meetings of the American Red Cross, Japan Chapter, in Tokyo, on June 26, July 16, and September 6, of 1918. Also includes copies of reports by Bishop Herbert Welch to R. S. Curtice, Seoul, Korea, on conditions at Harbin, 1918;

records, including letters, documents, copies of reports, and telegrams, of H. J. Noble as chairman of the Russian Refugee Relief Committee (Foreign) in Seoul, Korea, 1922-1923;

documents relating to Korean affairs in 1946, and the American occupation of Japan in 1947. The documents originate from when Noble was foreign correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post in 1946, and chief of the Publications Branch, Civil Intelligence Section, G.H.Q., Far East Command, Tokyo, 1947-1948.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harold Joyce Noble papers, Ax 160, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Faculty
  • Personal Names :
  • Noble, Harold Joyce, 1903-1953
  • Geographical Names :
  • Korea
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Minutes
  • Reports