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Institute of Pacific Relations records, 1927-1962 

Institute of Pacific Relations
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232 linear feet (232 linear feet 476 boxes 59 volumes 2 oversize folders)
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Biographical Note

The Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR) was an international NGO established in 1925 to provide a forum for discussion of problems and relations between nations of the Pacific Rim. The Institute dissolved in 1960.

Scope and Contents

The office files of the American Institute of Pacific Relations and the international Institute of Pacific Relations, containing correspondence and reports concerned with international conferences, research programs, and publications programs of both Institutes, and relating to the political, economic, and social problems in eastern and southern Asia and the South Pacific, as well as with problems of American foreign policy. There are many travel letters and on-the-spot reports relating to conditions in China, Japan, Russia, Australia, the Philippines, India, and Pakistan during the period 1933 to 1954. 1990 Addition: I.P.R. materials found in the Papers of Sen. Joseph McCarthy at Marquette University have been added.