Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989

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Orientalist, author, educator, and historian; died 1989.

From the description of Owen Lattimore papers, 1907-1997 (bulk 1950-1989). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983405

Biographical Note

  • 1900, July 29: Born, Washington, D.C.
  • 1913 - 1914 : Attended College Classique Cantonal, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1915 - 1919 : Attended St. Bees School, Cumberland, England
  • 1920: Engaged in export-import business in Shanghai, China
  • 1921: Assistant editor of newspaper in Tientsin, China
  • 1922 - 1926 : Employed by Arnold & Co., Tientsin and Peking, China
  • 1926: Married Eleanor Holgate of Evanston, Ill.
  • 1926 - 1927 : Traveled with his wife by rail and camel from Peking, China, through Inner Mongolia, the Etsin Gol, the Black Gobi, and Kashmir, Pakistan, to Bombay, India, then by ship to Italy
  • 1928 - 1929 : Attended Harvard Graduate School, Cambridge, Mass., and Harvard-Yenching Institute, Yenching, China
  • 1929 - 1930 : Researched in Manchuria under Social Sciences Research Council
  • 1930 - 1931 : Researched in Peiping, China, under Harvard-Yenching Institute, Yenching, China
  • 1931 - 1933 : Researched under J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, N.Y.
  • 1934 - 1937 : Field work in Mongolia and research in Peiping, China, under Institute of Pacific Relations
  • 1934 - 1941 : Editor, Pacific Affairs
  • 1938 - 1963 : Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1939 - 1953 : Director, Walter Hines Page School of International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1941 - 1942 : Political advisor to Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1942 - 1944 : Director, Pacific Operations, United States Office of War Information
  • 1945 - 1946 : Member, United States Reparations Mission to Japan
  • 1950: Chief, United Nations Technical Aid Exploratory Mission to Afghanistan
  • 1951: Investigated by Senate Foreign Relations Committee as a communist sympathizer and Soviet spy; indicted on seven counts of perjury
  • 1955: Perjury indictments dismissed by United States District Court
  • 1958 - 1959 : Visiting lectureships, Vlieme Section, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France
  • 1963 - 1970 : Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, England
  • 1965: Chichele Lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • 1982: Visiting Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • 1989, May 31: Died, Providence, R.I.

From the guide to the Owen Lattimore Papers, 1907-1997, (bulk 1950-1989), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Homer D. Crotty papers and addenda, 1859-2011 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
referencedIn Nelson T. Johnson Papers, 1916-1955, (bulk 1922-1954) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Luther W Youngdahl papers., 1923-1968. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916. Norman Wait Harris Memorial Foundation lectures records, 1906-1972. Northwestern University
referencedIn General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. John Carter Vincent's Security Case Files
referencedIn Francis Bowes Sayre Papers, 1861-1967, (bulk 1915-1961) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bishko, Charles Julian. Papers of Julian Bishko, 1930-1989. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Boas, George, 1891-1980. George Boas papers, 1920-1980. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943. Charles Caldwell Dobie papers, circa 1905-1943. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Lockwood, William W. (William Wirt), 1906-1978. William W. Lockwood papers, 1919-1977 (bulk 1938-1961) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. Joseph Barnes papers, 1907-1970, 1923-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Schoerner, Otto Frederick. Papers of Otto Frederick Schoerner, 1949-2006. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Celler, Emanuel, 1888-1981. Papers of Emanuel Celler, 1924-1973 (bulk 1945-1973). Library of Congress
referencedIn Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950. Isaiah Bowman papers, 1904-1951. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Institute of Pacific Relations. Institute of Pacific Relations records, 1927-1962. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Owen Lattimore Papers, 1907-1997, (bulk 1950-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Charles Caldwell Dobie Papers, [circa 1905-1943] Bancroft Library
referencedIn Arnoni, M. S. (Menachem S.), 1922-1985. Menachem Arnoni collection, 1961-1968. Boston University, School of Medical
referencedIn Ehrmann, Henry Walter, 1908-. Henry W. Ehrmann papers, 1932-1998. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Institute of Pacific Relations Records, 1927-1962. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Papers, c.1850s-1992 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Schiller, A. Arthur, 1902-1977. Papers, 1897-1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [APR. 22]
referencedIn Andrews, Robert Armstrong, 1905-. Correspondence, 1949-1961. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Sayre, Francis Bowes, 1885-1972. Papers of Francis Bowes Sayre, 1861-1961. Library of Congress
referencedIn Luther Carrington Goodrich Papers, 1890-1991. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960. Papers, 1912-1944 (bulk 1919-1940). American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Schumpeter, Elizabeth Boody. Papers, 1938-1953 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Norman Wait Harris Lecture Series, 1906-2007 Northwestern University Archives
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lamb, Helen Boyden. Papers, 1937-1975 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. collection on Muslims in China, 1858-1984. Harvard Yenching Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955. Joseph Henry Jackson papers, circa 1931-1955. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Boris Souvarine papers, 1915-1984 (inclusive), 1940-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Johnson, Nelson T. (Nelson Trusler), 1887-1954. Papers of Nelson T. Johnson, 1916-1950. Library of Congress
referencedIn Pease, Marion O. Marion O. Pease papers, 1946-1963. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [DEC. 22]
referencedIn Judd, Walter Henry, 1898-. Walter H. Judd papers, 1921-1993 (bulk 1940-1980). Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Arthur Frederick and Mary Clabaugh Wright papers, 1928-1982, 1951-1977 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Ruth Fischer papers, 1925-1961 (inclusive) 1940-1961 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Institute of Pacific Relations. Institute of Pacific Relations records, 1922-1959. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library
referencedIn Youngdahl, Luther W., 1896-1978. Luther W. Youngdahl papers, 1923-1968. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. Records Relating to Owen Lattimore
referencedIn Pruitt, Ida. Papers, 1850s-1992 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1925-1997 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn A. Arthur Schiller Papers, 1897-1977. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1937-1975 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, 1918-1955 (inclusive), 1944-1951 (bulk) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn American Civil Liberties Union. American Civil Liberties Union Washington, D.C., office records, 1948-1970. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Ballantine, Joseph, b. 1888. Joseph Ballantine papers, 1909-1970. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Papers of John K. Fairbank, 1933-1991 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-1984. Papers, 1918-1984. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Jaffe, Philip J. (Philip Jacob), 1895-1980. Philip J. Jaffe papers, 1920-1980. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Emanuel Celler Papers, 1924-1973, (bulk 1945-1973) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989. Owen Lattimore papers, 1907-1997 (bulk 1950-1989). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Merry-Go-Round Farm
referencedIn Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962. Arthur O. Lovejoy papers, 1872-1963. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Papers, 1938-1953 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS {APR. 26]
referencedIn Jaffe, Philip J. (Philip Jacob), 1895-1980. Papers, 1920-1980. Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989. Papers. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Georgetown Office and Residence
referencedIn Brown, W. Norman (William Norman), 1892-1975. Papers, 1912-1975. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
referencedIn Guérard, Albert Léon, 1880-1959. Albert Léon Guérard papers, 1909-1959. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Ballantine, Joseph, b. 1888. The reminiscences of Joseph Ballantine, 1961, [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Walter H. Judd papers., 1921-1993 (bulk 1940-1980). Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Colegrove, Kenneth Wallace, 1886-1975. Kenneth W. Colegrove Papers, 1912-1954. Northwestern University
referencedIn Emma (Moffat) McLaughlin Papers, 1927- 1967 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Fred C. Kelly Papers, 1867-1966 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Joseph William Ballantine Papers, 1909-1970 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Goodrich, L. Carrington (Luther Carrington), 1894-. L. Carrington Goodrich papers, 1890-1991. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wright, Arthur Frederick, 1913-. Arthur Frederick and Mary Clabaugh Wright papers, 1932-1977 (inclusive), 1951-1977 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Kim, Yong-jeung, 1898-1975. Yong-jeung Kim papers, 1906-1994. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn George Gaylord Simpson Papers, 1918-1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Hugh Hawkins Papers, 1914-2012, 1950-1990 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MAY 10]
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associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Andrews, Robert Armstrong, 1905- person
associatedWith Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960. person
correspondedWith Arnoni, M. S. (Menachem S.), 1922-1985. person
associatedWith Ballantine, Joseph, b. 1888 person
associatedWith Ballantine, Joseph William, 1888- person
associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. person
correspondedWith Barrett, Robert LeMoyne, b. 1871 person
correspondedWith Bernhard, Arnold, 1901- person
associatedWith Bishko, Charles Julian. person
associatedWith Boas, George, 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950. person
associatedWith Brown, W. Norman (William Norman), 1892-1975. person
correspondedWith Buchanan, Scott Millross, 1895-1968 person
correspondedWith Burton, Stanley H. person
correspondedWith Carruthers, Rosemary person
correspondedWith Carruthers, Rosemary person
correspondedWith Casseres, Isabel person
associatedWith Celler, Emanuel, 1888-1981. person
correspondedWith Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975 person
correspondedWith Childs, G. Herbert (George Herbert) person
associatedWith Colegrove, Kenneth Wallace, 1886-1975. person
associatedWith Collier, John, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Crotty, Homer D. person
correspondedWith Currie, Lauchlin Bernard person
correspondedWith Currie, Lauchlin Bernard person
associatedWith De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. person
correspondedWith Diluv Khutagt, 1884-1964 person
associatedWith Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943. person
correspondedWith Ecsedy, Ildikó person
correspondedWith Ecsedy, Ildikó person
correspondedWith Eddy, George A. person
associatedWith Ehrmann, Henry Walter, 1908- person
correspondedWith Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991 person
correspondedWith Fischer, Ruth, 1895- person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
correspondedWith Glahn, Else person
correspondedWith Glahn, Else person
associatedWith Goodrich, L. Carrington (Luther Carrington), 1894- person
correspondedWith Grebenik, Elvebeuck person
associatedWith Guérard, Albert Léon, 1880-1959. person
associatedWith Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916. person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Hawkins, Hugh person
correspondedWith Heissig, Walther person
correspondedWith Humphrey, Caroline person
correspondedWith Humphrey, Caroline person
associatedWith Institute of Pacific Relations. corporateBody
correspondedWith Isono, Fujiko, 1918- person
associatedWith Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955. person
associatedWith Jaffe, Philip J. (Philip Jacob), 1895-1980. person
associatedWith Johnson, Nelson T. (Nelson Trusler), 1887-1954. person
associatedWith Judd, Walter Henry, 1898- person
associatedWith Kelly, Fred C. (Fred Charters), 1882-1959 person
associatedWith Kim, Yong-jeung, 1898-1975. person
associatedWith Laing, Alexander, 1903-1976. person
associatedWith Lamb, Helen Boyden. person
associatedWith Lattimore, Eleanor Holgate, 1895-1970. person
associatedWith Lattimore Institute for Mongolian Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Lockwood, William W. (William Wirt), 1906-1978. person
associatedWith Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962. person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
correspondedWith McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957 person
correspondedWith McLaughlin, Emma Moffat, 1880-1968 person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
correspondedWith Needham, Joseph, 1900-1995 person
associatedWith Nef, Evelyn Stefansson, 1913- person
correspondedWith Nef, John Ulric, 1899- person
correspondedWith Newman, Robert P. person
correspondedWith Newman, Robert P. person
correspondedWith Onon, Urgunge person
correspondedWith Onon, Urgunge person
associatedWith Pease, Marion O. person
associatedWith Pickens, Claude L., 1900-1985 person
correspondedWith Piel, Gerard person
correspondedWith Piel, Gerard person
associatedWith Pruitt, Ida. person
correspondedWith Richards, Margaret L. person
associatedWith Romaine Elizabeth (Boody) Schumpeter, 1898-1953 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
correspondedWith Sarton, George, 1884-1956 person
associatedWith Sayre, Francis Bowes, 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Schiller, A. Arthur, 1902-1977. person
associatedWith Schoerner, Otto Frederick. person
associatedWith Schumpeter, Elizabeth Boody. person
correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-1984. person
correspondedWith Snow, Edgar, 1905-1972 person
associatedWith Souvarine, Boris. person
correspondedWith Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962 person
correspondedWith Toynbee, Arnold, 1889-1975 person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Reparations Mission to Japan. corporateBody
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
associatedWith Wright, Arthur Frederick, 1913- person
associatedWith Youngdahl, Luther W., 1896-1978. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Japan
Pacific Ocean
Mongolia
United States
China
United States
Japan
United States
Mongolia
China
Subject
Internal security--United States
Internal security
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
Subversive activities
Communism
Linguistics--China
Linguistics
Sino--Japanese War, 1937-1945
Linguistics--Mongolia
Communism--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
Occupation
Educators
Orientalists
Authors
Historians
Function

Person

Birth 1900-07-29

Death 1989-05-31

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English

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