Henry Misselwitz (1900 - ?) was born in Leavenworth, Kansas and educated at the University of Missouri Journalism School. His career in journalism began with the Kansas City Star in 1917. Next, he was a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and then taught for one year at the University of Missouri.
In 1924 he went to Japan as a reporter for the Japan Advertiser. In 1927 he began a two-year assignment as foreign correspondent in China for the New York Times. After returning to the United States in 1929, he covered the Hoover Administration in Washington, D.C. for the United Press. After 1938 he worked for MGM as a scenario writer and as a free-lance writer.
Misselwitz published three books on his experiences in the Far East: The Dragon Stirs: An Intimate Sketch-Book of China's Kuomintang Revolution, 1927-29 (1942), Japan Commits Hari-kari (1945), and The Melting Pot Boils Over (1946).
Collection contains book manuscripts, radio scripts, newspaper columns and articles, and also two journals Misselwitz kept while travelling in China. Also contains a general merchandise account book of Mrs. Carolyn Converse Misselwitz.
Series I: Manuscripts contains manuscript material for Misselwitz's three published books based on his experiences in the Far East: The Dragon Stirs: An Intimate Sketch-Book of China's Kuomintang Revolution, 1927-29 (1942), Japan Commits Hari-kari (1945), and The Melting Pot Boils Over (1946). Other manuscript material includes radio scripts for a political commentary program (1941) and articles for a newspaper column, "From Where I Sit," (1942)
Series II: Journals contain two journals Misselwitz kept while in China as a correspondent for the New York Times (1927).
Series III: Correspondence deals primarily with Misselwitz's attempt to influence Congress to establish a national training center for U.S. diplomats, called the Academy of Foreign Service. The letters are separated into outgoing and incoming sections. The incoming letters are organized alphabetically by senders last name.
Series IV: Miscellaneous contains clippings about the Academy of Foreign Service, stories from the NY Times, and published copies of Misselwitz's books.
Also included in the collection is a general merchandise account book (1765-1829) belonging to a Mrs. Carolyn Converse Misselwitz showing sales of rum, flour, salt, etc.
[Identification of item], Henry Misselwitz papers, Ax 357, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.