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Guide to the Franz H. Michael Papers
1948-1964, 1984



Record Group No.: 19.11.2940
Creator: Michael, Franz H. , creator
Title: Franz H. Michael papers
Date Span: 1948-1984
Bulk: 1948-1964
Quantity: 2.29 cubic feet, including 7 sound cassettes (6 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Biographical Note

Franz H. Michael was a professor of Far Eastern political science and Chinese history, and assistant director of the Far Eastern and Russian Institute at the University of Washington.

Michael was born and educated in Germany and attended the Universities of Hamburg, Berlin, and Freiburg. At Berlin he received his Sinological degree, and at Freiburg his doctor's degree in political science and law. In 1933, he became an attaché in the German foreign service but left Germany in the same year after Hitler's seizure of power. From 1934 to 1938, Michael taught at the National Chekiang University in Hangchow, China, and went on the inland march with this university after the start of the Japanese attack in 1937. In 1939, he came to the United States and became a research associate at the Johns Hopkins University. In 1942, Michael joined the staff of the University of Washington, where he was, during the war, in charge of an army specialized training program. In 1947, he undertook a journey to China for the university with the object of visiting Chinese universities, buying books for the Far Eastern Library at the university, and exploring the Chinese Mongol and Tibetan frontier areas.

Michael is the author of several books and numerous professional articles.

Arrangement

Arranged in two accessions:

  • Franz H. Michael papers, 1948-1964
  • Oral history interview with Franz H. Michael, 1984

Scope and Content

Correspondence, minutes, curriculum materials, reports, speeches, and writings relating to Michael's teaching and research in the Far Eastern and Russian Institute, University of Washington, and his activities with the Far Eastern Association (later Association for Asian Studies) and the Pacific Northwest Division, American Institute of Pacific Relations. The collection also includes an oral history interview with Michael relating to the development of Chinese studies in the United States and to various aspects of modern Chinese history.

Physical/Technical Access

An audiocassette player is required to listen to the sound cassettes.

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on the reproduction of sound cassettes in Accession No. 2940-002.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 2940-001
Franz H. Michael papers, 1948-1964
2.08 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Arrangement
Arranged in 10 series:
  • Biographical information
  • General correspondence
  • Reports
  • Speeches and writings by Michael
  • Student papers
  • Course materials
  • Subject series
  • Far Eastern Association, Nominating Committee correspondence
  • Far Eastern Association, Program Committee records
  • American Institute of Pacific Relations, Pacific Northwest Division, Trustees Board records
Scope and Content
Correspondence, curriculum materials, reports, and speeches and writings, 1948-1964.
Restrictions on Access
Records are stored offsite; advance notice is required for use.
Restrictions on Use
The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Gift of University of Washington, International Studies, 9/17/1979; and Franz H. Michael, 1/1/1980, 9/17/1979.
Box/FolderDate
1/1Biographical Information undated
General Correspondence
1/2American Oriental Society1951-1952
1/3Association for Asian Studies1957-1963
Historical Note : Formerly the Far Eastern Association.
Scope and Content: Includes conference ephemera.
1/4Burton, Robert A.1956
1/5Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, California)1962
1/6 China Quarterly 1960-1964
1/7Collier Books1961-1963
1/8Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.1963
1/9 Encyclopedia Britannica 1958-1960
1/10Eto, Shinkichi1962-1963
1/11Fairbank, John King1950-1963
1/12Fernald, Helen E.1951-1952
1/13Gasster, Michael1958-1963
1/14General Electric1958-1963
1/15George Washington University1963-1964
1/16Grewe, Wilhelm1958-1962
1/17Harvard University Press1958-1962
1/18 Journal of Asian Studies 1962-1963
1/19Li, Choh-ming1959-1963
1/20London, Kurt L.1962-1963
1/21Ma, Smarlo1958-1959
1/21MacFarghar, Roderick
General Notes: See China Quarterly
1/22Michael, Walter P.1958-1962
1/23Miller, Robert1956-1961
1/24Myers, Ramon H.1959-1963
2/1 The New Leader 1958-1962
2/2 Pacific Historical Review 1948-1952
2/3Princeton University Press1955-1956
2/4Raeff, Marc1956
2/5Rock, Joseph F.1953-1957
2/6Rupen, Robert A.1956
2/7St. Anthony's College (Oxford, England)1958
2/8U.S. Central Intelligence Agency1948-1952
2/9U.S. National Archives1947-1948
2/10Vira, Raghu1959-1964
2/11University of Washington President1948
2/12Wilhelm, Helmut and Maria1954-1955
2/13 World Politics 1954-1955
Miscellaneous
2/15A1948
Scope and Content: Correspondence with prospective students from China and their respective universities, and with various agencies for the University of Washington Libraries collection.
2/16B1950-1958
Scope and Content: Correspondence about compensation from Germany, his father's library, and departmental affairs.
2/17C 1952-1965
Scope and Content: Correspondence with miscellaneous persons.
2/18Congratulatory Letters1956-1964
2/19Invitations to Speak or Visit1956-1958
Reports
1957 Trip to the Far East and Europe
2/20Sabbatical Application Correspondence1957
2/21Trip Information: Itinerary and Correspondence1956-1957
2/22Trip Reports and Correspondence1957
2/23Report on the Joint Meeting of the Far Eastern Association and the National Committee on Oriental Collections in the United States and Abroad on Bibliographic and Library Problems, held at Yale University, April 7, 19491949
Speeches and Writings by Michael
3/1I Chinaundated
3/2II Imperial Chinaundated
3/3III Modern Chinaundated
3/4China and the United Statesundated
3/5China's Tradition and Soviet Communismundated
3/6Kruschev and Maoundated
3/7Kruschev's Disloyal Oppositionundated
3/8Recent Events in Communist Chinaundated
3/9The Role of Law in Traditional, Nationalist, and Communist Chinaundated
3/10The Sino-Soviet Allianceundated
4/1-2Taiping Rebellionundated
4/319th Century China Planning Seminars - Outlinesundated
4/4Klanker Club Speech (untitled)undated
4/5Miscellaneous Speechesundated
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence.
4/6Newspaper, Daily Publicityundated
4/7Book Reviewsundated
4/8Student Papersundated
Course Materials
4/9Far East in the Modern World (F.E. 110, 310)undated
4/10Seminar on Modern China (F.E. 538)undated
5/1Seminar on Inner Asiaundated
Scope and Content: Includes student papers.
5/2Seminar on Modern Japanundated
Scope and Content: Includes student papers.
Subject Series
5/3Cartography Project1951
5/4Fulbright Grants1950-1953
5/5Lattimore, Owen - Trial1953
5/6Modern Chinese History Project report1958
5/7Publications Exchange1952-1956
5/8Soviet and Chinese Communism: Similarities and Differences 1963-1965
Scope and Content: Concerning planning for conference, Lake Tahoe, June, 1965.
5/9Far Eastern Association, Nominating Committee Correspondenceundated
Far Eastern Association, Program Committee Records
General Correspondence1951-1954
Programs
Scope and Content: All files include correspondence.
5/11General1952-1953
5/12Foundation Support1951-1952
5/13Inner Asia1951-1952
5/14Library1951-1952
5/15Modern China1951-1952
5/16Political and Social Problems in Modern China1952-1953
5/17Problems of Japan's Modernization1951-1952
5/18Selected Topics on the Literature of Far Eastern Countries1952
5/19Southeastern Asia1951-1952
5/20Village Administration1951-1952
5/21American Institute of Pacific Relations, Pacific Northwest Division. Trustees Board1949-1956
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, minutes, and annual reports.

  
Accession No. 2940-002
Oral history interview with Franz H. Michael, 1984
.21 cubic feet (1 box)
7 sound cassettes (60 minutes each)
Scope and Content
Sound cassette recording of an interview conducted by Ramon H. Myers with Franz H. Michael, December 1984. The interview relates to the development of Chinese studies in the United States, and to various aspects of modern Chinese history. Originals are at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Also includes a subject index to the three open-reel master tapes held by the Hoover Institution.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Source: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, 6/27/1996.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991.
Gasster, Michael, 1930-
Michael, Franz H.--Archives.
Michael, Franz H.--Interviews.
Myers, Ramon Hawley, 1929-, interviewer.
Rock, Joseph Francis Charles,1884-1962.
Organizations:
American Institute of Pacific Relations. Pacific Northwest Division.
Association for Asian Studies.
Far Eastern Association (U.S.)
University of Washington--Faculty--Archives.
University of Washington--Faculty--Interviews.
University of Washington. University Archives.
Geographic Names:
Asia--Study and teaching--Societies, etc.
China--Foreign relations.
China--Politics and government.
China--Study and teaching (Higher)--Washington (State)--Seattle.
China--Study and teaching--United States.
East Asia--Study and teaching--Societies, etc.
Soviet Union--Foreign relations.
Soviet Union--Politics and government.
Subjects:
College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews.
German Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
German Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews.
International relations--Study and teaching (Higher)--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Pan-Pacific relations--Societies, etc.
Sinologists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Sinologists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews.
Genre Headings:
Audiocassettes.
Indexes.
Speeches, addresses, etc.
correspondence.
curricula.
minutes.
oral histories.
reports.
writings.
Last modified: February 10, 2007
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