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Henry Misselwitz papers , 1927-1946
- Misselwitz, Henry Francis, 1900-
- Henry Misselwitz papers
- 1927-1946 (inclusive)19271946
- 1.5 linear feet, (1 container) : 1 record storage box
- Collection Number
- Ax 357
- Henry Misselwitz (1900 - ?) became a reporter and foreign correspondent, was the author of three books on his experiences in the Far East, and promoted the establishment of a foreign service training center for U.S. diplomats. The collection contains correspondence regarding the proposed Academy of Foreign Service, book manuscripts, radio scripts, newspaper columns and articles, two journals Misselwitz kept while travelling in China, and a general merchandise account book belonging to a Mrs. Carolyn Converse Misselwitz.
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Historical NoteReturn to Top
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).
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
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.
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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Guide to the Henry Misselwitz Papers|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Diplomatic and consular service, American--History--20th century
- Foreign correspondents--China
- Foreign correspondents--Japan
- Foreign correspondents--United States
- Journalists--United States
- Reporters and reporting--United States--History--20th century
- World War, 1939-1945--Historiography
- Misselwitz, Henry Francis, 1900-
- United States. Congress
- East Asia--History--20th century--Sources
Form or Genre Terms
- Manuscripts for publication
- Radio scripts