The Inquiry Papers 1915-1921

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The Inquiry Papers, 1915-1921

The Inquiry Papers 1915-1921

Correspondence, organizational records, reports containing historical and statistical material, maps, and other papers of The Inquiry, a group of experts assembled at the request of President Wilson to collect and collate data in preparation for a peace conference following World War I. Members of The Inquiry included Edward House, Sidney Mezes, Isaiah Bowman, Charles Seymour, David H. Miller, Walter Lippmann, James T. Shotwell, and Clive Day.

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Clive Day was born in Hartford, Connecticut on February 11, 1871. He received degrees from Yale University (B.A., 1892; Ph.D., 1899). Day served as an advisor to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace and taught economics, sociology, and political economy at Yale (1899-1936). He wrote several books, served on many university committees, and was a member of the Connecticut Unemployment Commission, 1932-1933. He died in 1951. From the description of Clive Day papers, 1892-1943 (inc...

Lewis, Charlton Miner, 1866-1923

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

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Woodrow Wilson (b. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia-d.February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.), was the twenty-eight President of the United States, 1913-1921; Governor of New Jersey, 1911-1913; and president of Princeton University, 1902-1910. Author, educator, and statesman. He served as the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921). Lawyer, author, educator, president of Princeton University, governor of New Jersey, and president of t...

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Polk, Frank L. (Frank Lyon), 1871-1943

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Epithet: Under-Sec of State in USA British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000976.0x000035 Frank Lyon Polk was born in New York City on September 13, 1871. He graduated from Yale College (B.A., 1894) and Columbia University Law School (LL.D., 1897). Polk served on a variety of New York City boards and commissions (1906-1913) and as Corporation Counsel (1914-1915). He also served in the Department of State as Counselor ...

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James Henry Breasted was a scholar, author, and explorer; as America's first Egyptologist, he pioneered the Oriental Instiutute at the University of Chicago. After graduating from Yale, he studied Egyptology in Berlin before teaching at the University of Chicago. During a long sabbatical from teaching he undertook the field work that formed the foundation of his reputation and scholarship, leading to a groundbreaking series of widely-read books and articles. His pioneering efforts, personal ener...

Jones, Frederick Scheetz, 1862-1944.

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Ferguson, William Scott, 1875-1954

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Ferguson taught history at Harvard and served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. From the description of Papers of William Scott Ferguson, 1934-1942 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973028 ...

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Thorstein Veblen was born in 1857 in Cato, Wisconsin. He received an A.B. from Carleton College (1880), and a Ph.D. from Yale University (1884). Veblen was a fellow at Cornell University (1891-1892), and at the University of Chicago (1892-1893). Veblen remained at the University of Chicago as a reader in political economy (1893-1894). He became associate professor at the University (1894-1896), instructor (1896-1900), and assistant professor (1900-1906). From 1906 to 190...

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Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974

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American journalist and author. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Washington, D.C., 23 September 1960, to Joan Peyser, 1960 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992594 Lippmann was an American journalist and author. From the description of Walter Lippmann letters to Hazel Albertson, 1910-1982. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612206746 From the guide to the Walter Lipmann letters to Hazel Albertson, 1910-1982., (H...

Haskins, Charles Homer, 1870-1937

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Professor of history at Harvard and University of Wisconsin; summer resident of Hancock Point, Me. From the description of Genealogical papers, ca. 1900-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70940266 An American historian, Haskins taught at Johns Hopkins (1889-1892), Wisconsin (1892-1902), and Harvard (1902-1931). He was a leading medievalist of his generation and a prominent member of the group of presidential advisers known as "The Inquiry," 1917. As delegate to the Paris P...

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Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

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Coolidge, Archibald Cary, 1866-1928

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Kerner, Robert Joseph, 1887-1956

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Slosson, Preston W. (Preston William), 1892-1984

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Professor of history at University of Michigan. From the description of Preston W. Slosson papers, 1918-1952. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422128 Preston Slosson was born in Laramie, Wyoming on September 2, 1892. He received his Ph.D in history from Columbia University in 1916. He was Literary Editor of the New York Independent in 1917, then went to work in the US State Department as an assistant librarian with the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, 1...

Lybyer, Albert Howe, 1876-1949

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Campbell, Oscar James, 1879-1970

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Professor Campbell taught English literature at Columbia University, 1936-1950, and was administrator of the Columbia Arts Center Program. He is the author of THE COMEDIES OF HOLBERG, SHAKESPEARE'S SATIRE, THE LIVING SHAKESPEARE, and TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. From the description of Oscar James Campbel papers, [ca. 1914]-1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 472459428 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Professor Campbell taught English literature at Columbia Un...

Duggan, Stephen, 1870-1950

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Professor of Philosophy. Duggan was an alumnus of City College, Class of 1890. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1890-1950] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155502544 ...

Simkhovitch, Vladimir G. (Vladimir Gregorievitch), 1874-1959

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Simkhovitch was professor of economic history at Columbia from 1904-1942. From the description of Vladimir Grigor'evich Simkhovitch Papers, ca. 1885-1899. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 320410544 ...

Domeratzky, Louis

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Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949

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Mormon missionary. From the description of Diary, 1900-1902. [photocopy]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122604696 James Truslow Adams was successful businessman who became a celebrated historian, writing chiefly about the history of early New England. In 1912, having worked for twelve years as a businessman in a New York brokerage house, Adams moved to Bridgehampton, L.I., and began writing. His first books--"Memorials of Old Bridgehampton" (1916) a...

Miller, David Hunter, 1875-1961

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Lawyer and diplomat. From the description of Papers of David Hunter Miller, 1917-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449447 Epithet: US lawyer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000750.0x00020d David Hunter Miller (1875-1954): lawyer; admitted to New York Bar, 1911; special assistant in the State Department, 1917; served on the Inquiry under Col. House, 1917-1918, and at the Peace Conferenc...

Paris Peace Conference, 1919-1920. United States Territorial Section.

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Biographical/Historical Note Organization created to prepare background information for the United States delegation to the Paris Peace Conference; known as the Inquiry. From the guide to the Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) United States Territorial Section miscellaneous records, 1917-1918, (Hoover Institution Archives) ...

Thorpe, Merle Harrold, 1879-1955.

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Fay, Sidney Bradshaw, 1876-1967

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Fay graduated from Harvard in 1896 and taught history at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Sidney B. Fay, 1885-1957 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973027 ...

Mezes, Sidney Edward, 1863-1931

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Sidney E. Mezes: professor of philosophy at University of Texas and Dean of Faculty (1902-1908) and University President (1908-1914); in 1914 elected president of College of the City of N.Y., retiring in 1927; in 1917 appointed director of "The Inquiry" to prepare data for the Paris Peace Conference, and accompanied Wilson to Paris in 1919. From the description of Sidney Edward Mezes papers, 1918-1931 (inclusive), 1918-1919 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702167245 ...

Hrdlička, Alěs 1869-1943

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Ales Hrdlicka was born in Bohemia and came to America in 1882. He received an M.D. degree from the New York Eclectic College (1892) and graduated from the New York Homeopathic College (1894). He also studied medicine and anthropology at the Sorbonne. Dr. Hrdlicka was assistant curator (1903-1910) and curator (1910-1943) of the Division of Physical Anthropology at the National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. He led numerous anthropological expeditions and did extensive research on prehisto...

Notestein, Wallace, 1878-1969

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Taussig, F. W. (Frank William), 1859-1940

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Taussig graduated from Harvard in 1879, and taught economics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Frank William Taussig, 1890-1946 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973196 ...

Furniss, Edgar S. (Edgar Stevenson), 1890-1972

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Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950

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Bowman became President of the Johns Hopkins University in 1935 and retired in 1948. During World War II Bowman served on the Policy Committee of the State Department and as Special Advisor to the Secretary of State. After retirement from JHU, he served as Chairman of the Economic Cooperation Administration's Committee on Overseas Territories. Isaiah Bowman (1878-1950) was a political geographer, advisor to the U.S. State Dept. and president of the Johns Hopkins Universi...

Beer, George Louis, 1872-1920

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Dominian, Leon, 1880-....

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Brailsford, Henry Noel, 1873-1958

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Cross, Wilbur L. (Wilbur Lucius), 1862-1948

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Epithet: of the `Yale Review' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x000284 Cross was Governor of Connecticut. From the description of Proclamation of Thanksgiving day for the state of Connecticut : DS, 1936. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26525875 Wilbur Lucius Cross was born in Gurleyville, Connecticut, on April 10, 1862. He received his B.A. from Yale in 1885...

Shotwell, James T., 1874-1965

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Historian. From the description of Reminiscences of James Thompson Shotwell : oral history, 1952. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309734188 From the description of Reminiscences of James Thompson Shotwell : oral history, 1949. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608356 American historian. From the description of A visit to the Canadian battle fields : typescript, 1919. (Unknown). WorldC...

Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940

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William Edward Dodd (1869-1940) was a historian and United States ambassador to Germany. From the guide to the William Edward Dodd Letters, ., 1911-1923, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Historian, diplomat, college professor. From the description of William Edward Dodd letter to Alfred Jackson Hanna [manuscript], 1895 December 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 502141954 Historian and ...

Hornbeck, Stanley Kuhl, 1883-1966

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American diplomat; chief, Division of Far Eastern Affairs, United States Department of State, 1928-1937; adviser on political relations, United States Department of State, 1937-1944; ambassador to the Netherlands, 1944-1947. From the description of Stanley Kuhl Hornbeck papers, 1900-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754869191 Biographical Note 1883, May 4 Born, Frank...

Monroe, W. S. (Will Seymour), 1863-1939

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Monroe received his a.b. (education) from Stanford University, May 1894. From the description of History of education in California : themes presented by the class in American education at Stanford University: holograph and typescript, 1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553627 Will S. Monroe, born in Hunlock, Pennsylvania 22 March 1863, received his A.B. from Stanford in 1894. He was a teacher and principal in public schools in Pennsylvania and California and a professo...

House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938

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Edward Mandell House was born July 26, 1858, in Houston, Texas. He became active in Texas politics and served as an advisor to President Woodrow Wilson, particularly in the area of foreign affairs. House functioned as Wilson's chief negotiator in Europe during the negotiations for peace (1917-1919), and as chief deputy for Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference. He died on March 28, 1938, in New York City. From the description of Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007 (inclusive), 1885...

Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963

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Epithet: of Yale University British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000834.0x00011e A full biographical statement is provided in the register for the Chauncey Brewster Tinker Papers (GEN MSS 354) . From the guide to the Chauncey Brewster Tinker letters and manuscripts, 1900-1963, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) Chauncey Brewster Tinker, teacher, scholar and collector. Tinker was a membe...

Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930

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President of Yale University. From the description of Letter to William C. Welling, 1917 September 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50997891 James Hadley: philologist; B.A., Yale, 1842; spent two years at the Yale Divinity School, 1844-1845; appointed tutor in Yale College in 1845, promoted to asst. prof. of Greek in 1848, in 1851 succeeded Theodore Dwight Woolsey, holding the chair of Greek until retirement. Arthur Twining Hadley wa...

Farnam, Henry W. (Henry Walcott), 1853-1933

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