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Grew, Joseph C. (Joseph Clark), 1880-1965. Joseph Clark Grew personal archive, 1899-1902, 1944 : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUM 197
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Grew, Joseph C. (Joseph Clark), 1880-1965.
Title: Joseph Clark Grew personal archive, 1899-1902, 1944
Date(s): 1899-1902, 1944
Quantity: .49 cubic feet (2 flat boxes)
Quantity: 1 photograph album, 1 published book
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Joseph Clark Grew (1880-1965) graduated from Harvard in 1902, then worked as an officer with the United States Foreign Service from 1904 to 1945; he held multiple positions within the United States federal government, including acting Secretary of State for five months in 1945. Collection consists of a photograph album (1899-1902) assembled by Joseph Clark Grew, member of the Harvard College Class of 1902, and an autographed copy of Grew's 1944 book, Ten Years in Japan: A Contemporary Record Drawn from the Diaries and Private and Official Papers of Joseph C. Grew.

Acquisition information:

The collection was donated to the Harvard University Archives in 2014 by Judith Lantz.

Processing Note:

The collection was processed in 2015 by Olivia Mandica-Hart. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid.
Titles were created by the colletion's creator, unless enclosed in brackets; bracketed titles were devised by the archivist.
This finding aid was created by Olivia Mandica-Hart in May 2015.

Researcher Access:

Open for research with the following exception: item is fragile and requires special handling; consult with reference staff for details.

Preferred Citation:

Grew, Joseph C. (Joseph Clark), 1880-1965. Joseph Clark Grew personal archive, 1899-1902, 1944. HUM 197, Harvard University Archives.

Related Materials

Harvard University's Houghton Library holds the Joseph Clark Grew papers, 1904-1948, (MS Am 1687-1687.9): http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou00366

Biographical Note

Joseph Clark Grew (1880-1965), diplomat and Foreign Service officer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 27, 1880, to Edward Sturgis Grew and Annie Crawford Clark Grew. He earned his Harvard AB in 1902, and married Alice de Vermandais Perry in 1905; the couple had four children. Wilson worked as an officer with the United States Foreign Service from 1904 to 1945, serving as president of the United States Foreign Service Association from 1944 to 1945. Grew held multiple positions within the United States federal government, serving as minister and ambassador to various foreign nations (including Japan, from 1932 to 1942), Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, Under Secretary of State, and acting Secretary of State for five months in 1945. He served as president of the Harvard Alumni Association from 1942 to 1943 and on the Board of Overseers of Harvard, beginning in 1943. Grew died in 1965.

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This collection is arranged into two series:

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a photograph album (1899-1902) assembled by Joseph Clark Grew, member of the Harvard College Class of 1902, and an autographed copy of Grew's 1944 book, Ten Years in Japan: A Contemporary Record Drawn from the Diaries and Private and Official Papers of Joseph C. Grew.

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