Earle, Edward Mead, 1894-1954

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Quaker Edward Earle served as an Indian agent for the U. S. Government in the early 1870s.

From the description of Earle, Edward, Papers, 1870-1871. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 751984045

Earle was a professor (1934-1954) at the School of Economics and Politics at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.), a special consultant to the Commander of the Army Air Forces (1942-1945), to the National War College (1946-1949), and to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Europe (1951). He lectured at various colleges at home and in England, and served as chairman of the American Committee for International Studies. At the Institute, he established a seminar designed to explore various issues in American security during World War II.

From the description of Edward Mead Earle papers, 1922-1954 (bulk 1934-1954) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 82595379

Dr. Edward Mead Earle was born in New York City on May 20, 1894, son of Stephen King and Helen (Hart) Earle. A graduate of Columbia University from which he received a B.A., M.A. and later a Ph.D, Earle served as lieutenant in both the Field Artillery and the Air Service during World War I before beginning his career as an educator in 1920. In February of 1919, he married Beatrice Lowndes. Following World War I, Earle traveled extensively in the Near East and by 1927, had won recognition as a military affairs expert, particularly in the area of the history of American diplomacy. Later, he expanded such knowledge through travels to the Caribbean and various parts of Western Europe. In 1920, Earle became a lecturer in history at Columbia and by 1926, had become a full professor. Due to a serious bout with tuberculosis, Earle was forced to retire from teaching for several years until 1934 when he was appointed professor at the School of Economics and Politics, a newly created unit at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

At the Institute, Earle established a seminar designed to explore various issues in American security. In addition to this work, Earle served as a member of the Board of Analysts at the Office of Strategic Services (1941-42) and later became a Special Consultant to the Commanding General of the American Air Forces (1942-1945). Throughout much of his life as an educator, Earle lectured at various War Colleges including the Army War College, Army Industrial College, Army and Navy Staff College, and the National War College, as well as several British universities. Earle was also involved in a number of professional associations and committees, including the Foundation for the Advancement of the Social Sciences (University of Denver) as a trustee, the Council on Foreign Relations, the National War College as a member of the Board of Consultants, and the American Committee for International Studies [ACIS] as chair. As chair of ACIS, he played an important planning role in its North Atlantic Relations Conference on current and post-war cooperation (1941). Earle authored and/or edited a number of books and articles including Makers of Modern Strategy, Nationalism and Internationalism, and a new edition of The Federalist . Earle and his wife had one daughter, Rosamond. Earle died in New York City in June 1954.

From the guide to the Edward Mead Earle Papers, 1894-1954, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

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creatorOf Earle, Edward Mead, 1894-1954. The Bagdad railway; a study in capitalistic imperialism. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-1983. Thomas Andrew Bailey papers, 1927-1981. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Earle, Edward Mead, 1894-1954. Edward Mead Earle papers, 1922-1954 (bulk 1934-1954) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Earle, Edward. Earle, Edward, Papers, 1870-1871. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Edward Mead Earle Papers, 1894-1954 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.
referencedIn T.K. Earle & Co. [Invoice]. American Textile History Museum Library
referencedIn Thomas Andrew Bailey papers, 1927-1981 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Earle, Edward. Papers, 1840. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Conference on North Atlantic Relations (1941 : Prout's Neck, Me.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith National War College (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
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Kansas
Lawrence (Kan.)
New Jersey--Princeton
Humboldt, (Kan.)
United States
Indian Territory
Subject
Air power
International relations--20th century
Military art and science--20th century
Indians of North America--Government relations
American history/20th century
World War II
International organization
Friends, Society of--History--19th century
United States--History, Military--20th century
Cold War
Diplomacy
Military art and science--United States--20th century
Occupation
International relations specialists--New Jersey--Princeton
Government consultants--New Jersey--Princeton
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Death 1954

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