Franz H. Michael papers, 1948-1984  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Michael, Franz H
Title
Franz H. Michael papers
Dates
1948-1984 (inclusive)
1948-1964 (bulk)
Quantity
2.29 cubic feet, including 7 sound cassettes (6 boxes)
Collection Number
2940
Summary
Papers of a professor of Far Eastern studies at the University of Washington.
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

The papers are open to all users.

Some 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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Franz H. Michael was a professor of Far Eastern political science and Chinese history, and assistant director of the Far Eastern and Russian Institute at the University of Washington.

Michael was born and educated in Germany and attended the Universities of Hamburg, Berlin, and Freiburg. At Berlin he received his Sinological degree, and at Freiburg his doctor's degree in political science and law. In 1933, he became an attaché in the German foreign service but left Germany in the same year after Hitler's seizure of power. From 1934 to 1938, Michael taught at the National Chekiang University in Hangchow, China, and went on the inland march with this university after the start of the Japanese attack in 1937. In 1939, he came to the United States and became a research associate at the Johns Hopkins University. In 1942, Michael joined the staff of the University of Washington, where he was, during the war, in charge of an army specialized training program. In 1947, he undertook a journey to China for the university with the object of visiting Chinese universities, buying books for the Far Eastern Library at the university, and exploring the Chinese Mongol and Tibetan frontier areas.

Michael is the author of several books and numerous professional articles.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, curriculum materials, reports, speeches, and writings relating to Michael's teaching and research in the Far Eastern and Russian Institute, University of Washington, and his activities with the Far Eastern Association (later Association for Asian Studies) and the Pacific Northwest Division, American Institute of Pacific Relations. The collection also includes an oral history interview with Michael relating to the development of Chinese studies in the United States and to various aspects of modern Chinese history.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on the reproduction of sound cassettes in Accession No. 2940-002.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2940-001: Franz H. Michael papers, 1948-1964Return to Top

2.08 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged in 10 series:
  • Biographical information
  • General correspondence
  • Reports
  • Speeches and writings by Michael
  • Student papers
  • Course materials
  • Subject series
  • Far Eastern Association, Nominating Committee correspondence
  • Far Eastern Association, Program Committee records
  • American Institute of Pacific Relations, Pacific Northwest Division, Trustees Board records

Scope and Content: Correspondence, curriculum materials, reports, and speeches and writings, 1948-1964.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users. Records are stored offsite; advance notice is required for use.

Restrictions on Use: The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Gift of University of Washington, International Studies, 9/17/1979; and Franz H. Michael, 1/1/1980, 9/17/1979.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 2940-001
Biographical Information
undated
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/2 2940-001
American Oriental Society
1951-1952
1/3 2940-001
Association for Asian Studies
Biographical/Historical Note: Formerly the Far Eastern Association.
Scope and Content: Includes conference ephemera.
1957-1963
1/4 2940-001
Burton, Robert A.
1956
1/5 2940-001
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, California)
1962
1/6 2940-001
China Quarterly
1960-1964
1/7 2940-001
Collier Books
1961-1963
1/8 2940-001
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.
1963
1/9 2940-001
Encyclopedia Britannica
1958-1960
1/10 2940-001
Eto, Shinkichi
1962-1963
1/11 2940-001
Fairbank, John King
1950-1963
1/12 2940-001
Fernald, Helen E.
1951-1952
1/13 2940-001
Gasster, Michael
1958-1963
1/14 2940-001
General Electric
1958-1963
1/15 2940-001
George Washington University
1963-1964
1/16 2940-001
Grewe, Wilhelm
1958-1962
1/17 2940-001
Harvard University Press
1958-1962
1/18 2940-001
Journal of Asian Studies
1962-1963
1/19 2940-001
Li, Choh-ming
1959-1963
1/20 2940-001
London, Kurt L.
1962-1963
1/21 2940-001
Ma, Smarlo
1958-1959
1/21 2940-001
MacFarghar, Roderick
General Notes: See China Quarterly
1/22 2940-001
Michael, Walter P.
1958-1962
1/23 2940-001
Miller, Robert
1956-1961
1/24 2940-001
Myers, Ramon H.
1959-1963
2/1 2940-001
The New Leader
1958-1962
2/2 2940-001
Pacific Historical Review
1948-1952
2/3 2940-001
Princeton University Press
1955-1956
2/4 2940-001
Raeff, Marc
1956
2/5 2940-001
Rock, Joseph F.
1953-1957
2/6 2940-001
Rupen, Robert A.
1956
2/7 2940-001
St. Anthony's College (Oxford, England)
1958
2/8 2940-001
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
1948-1952
2/9 2940-001
U.S. National Archives
1947-1948
2/10 2940-001
Vira, Raghu
1959-1964
2/11 2940-001
University of Washington President
1948
2/12 2940-001
Wilhelm, Helmut and Maria
1954-1955
2/13 2940-001
World Politics
1954-1955
Miscellaneous
Box/Folder Accession
2/15 2940-001
A
Scope and Content: Correspondence with prospective students from China and their respective universities, and with various agencies for the University of Washington Libraries collection.
1948
2/16 2940-001
B
Scope and Content: Correspondence about compensation from Germany, his father's library, and departmental affairs.
1950-1958
2/17 2940-001
C
Scope and Content: Correspondence with miscellaneous persons.
1952-1965
2/18 2940-001
Congratulatory Letters
1956-1964
2/19 2940-001
Invitations to Speak or Visit
1956-1958
Reports
1957 Trip to the Far East and Europe
Box/Folder Accession
2/20 2940-001
Sabbatical Application Correspondence
1957
2/21 2940-001
Trip Information: Itinerary and Correspondence
1956-1957
2/22 2940-001
Trip Reports and Correspondence
1957
Box/Folder Accession
2/23 2940-001
Report on the Joint Meeting of the Far Eastern Association and the National Committee on Oriental Collections in the United States and Abroad on Bibliographic and Library Problems, held at Yale University, April 7, 1949
1949
Speeches and Writings by Michael
Box/Folder Accession
3/1 2940-001
I China
undated
3/2 2940-001
II Imperial China
undated
3/3 2940-001
III Modern China
undated
3/4 2940-001
China and the United States
undated
3/5 2940-001
China's Tradition and Soviet Communism
undated
3/6 2940-001
Kruschev and Mao
undated
3/7 2940-001
Kruschev's Disloyal Opposition
undated
3/8 2940-001
Recent Events in Communist China
undated
3/9 2940-001
The Role of Law in Traditional, Nationalist, and Communist China
undated
3/10 2940-001
The Sino-Soviet Alliance
undated
4/1-2 2940-001
Taiping Rebellion
undated
4/3 2940-001
19th Century China Planning Seminars - Outlines
undated
4/4 2940-001
Klanker Club Speech (untitled)
undated
4/5 2940-001
Miscellaneous Speeches
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence.
undated
4/6 2940-001
Newspaper, Daily Publicity
undated
4/7 2940-001
Book Reviews
undated
Box/Folder Accession
4/8 2940-001
Student Papers
undated
Course Materials
Box/Folder Accession
4/9 2940-001
Far East in the Modern World (F.E. 110, 310)
undated
4/10 2940-001
Seminar on Modern China (F.E. 538)
undated
5/1 2940-001
Seminar on Inner Asia
Scope and Content: Includes student papers.
undated
5/2 2940-001
Seminar on Modern Japan
Scope and Content: Includes student papers.
undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
5/3 2940-001
Cartography Project
1951
5/4 2940-001
Fulbright Grants
1950-1953
5/5 2940-001
Lattimore, Owen - Trial
1953
5/6 2940-001
Modern Chinese History Project report
1958
5/7 2940-001
Publications Exchange
1952-1956
5/8 2940-001
Soviet and Chinese Communism: Similarities and Differences
Scope and Content: Concerning planning for conference, Lake Tahoe, June, 1965.
1963-1965
Box/Folder Accession
5/9 2940-001
Far Eastern Association, Nominating Committee Correspondence
undated
Far Eastern Association, Program Committee Records
General Correspondence
1951-1954
Programs
Scope and Content: All files include correspondence.
Box/Folder Accession
5/11 2940-001
General
1952-1953
5/12 2940-001
Foundation Support
1951-1952
5/13 2940-001
Inner Asia
1951-1952
5/14 2940-001
Library
1951-1952
5/15 2940-001
Modern China
1951-1952
5/16 2940-001
Political and Social Problems in Modern China
1952-1953
5/17 2940-001
Problems of Japan's Modernization
1951-1952
5/18 2940-001
Selected Topics on the Literature of Far Eastern Countries
1952
5/19 2940-001
Southeastern Asia
1951-1952
5/20 2940-001
Village Administration
1951-1952
Box/Folder Accession
5/21 2940-001
American Institute of Pacific Relations, Pacific Northwest Division. Trustees Board
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, minutes, and annual reports.
1949-1956

Accession No. 2940-002: Oral history interview with Franz H. Michael, 1984Return to Top

.21 cubic feet (1 box)
7 sound cassettes (60 minutes each)

Scope and Content: Sound cassette recording of an interview conducted by Ramon H. Myers with Franz H. Michael, December 1984. The interview relates to the development of Chinese studies in the United States, and to various aspects of modern Chinese history. Originals are at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Also includes a subject index to the three open-reel master tapes held by the Hoover Institution.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Source: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, 6/27/1996.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • German Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • German Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • International relations--Study and teaching (Higher)--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Pan-Pacific relations--Societies, etc
  • Sinologists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Sinologists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991
  • Gasster, Michael, 1930-
  • Michael, Franz H.--Archives
  • Michael, Franz H.--Interviews
  • Rock, Joseph Francis Charles,1884-1962
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Institute of Pacific Relations. Pacific Northwest Division
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Far Eastern Association (U.S.)
  • University of Washington--Faculty--Archives
  • University of Washington--Faculty--Interviews
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia--Study and teaching--Societies, etc
  • China--Foreign relations
  • China--Politics and government
  • China--Study and teaching (Higher)--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • China--Study and teaching--United States
  • East Asia--Study and teaching--Societies, etc
  • Soviet Union--Foreign relations
  • Soviet Union--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Audiocassettes
  • correspondence
  • curricula
  • Indexes
  • minutes
  • oral histories
  • reports
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • writings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Myers, Ramon Hawley, 1929- (interviewer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)