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Dewey, Dr. John

 File — Box: 21, Folder: 9
Identifier: Folder 9

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This series, a very large collection, is arranged in eight parts. They are contained in 84 boxes and are arranged according to the general, straightforward order in which Colegrove himself had organized them. Only minor changes were required where alphabetical or chronological order had been interrupted.

Colegrove kept his records organized very carefully in alphabetical, chronological and topical order. He separated his research notes according to his major studies.

Colegrove's correspondence generally falls between the years 1917 to 1954.

Part I, Boxes 1-2: Biographical and personal records include a biographical file, limited family and personal correspondence, including that from relatives: Kenneth's father, and Kenneth's brother Paul; J.E. Light and J.L. Mack, whose relationship to Colegrove is not clear. This part also contains his correspondence from a mysterious German woman, Friedel Geibel. There are also family diaries, scrapbooks and miscellaneous personal items.

Part II, Boxes 3-4: General correspondence files are organized alphabetically, by letter only, not by name of individual correspondents contained within each folder. The letters are loosely chronological within the folders.

Part III, Boxes 5-65: This contains Colegrove's professional correspondence and administrative records. The folders are arranged alphabetically according to specific name (of individual person) or title (of organization) and chronologically wherever more than one folder appears for a given heading. This part also includes administrative records for various institutions and organizations, public addresses, articles, book reviews, public discussions, lectures, and published and unpublished manuscripts, arranged much as Colegrove left them.

Part IV, Boxes 64-65: Although Colegrove referred to these materials as “declassified files,” he gave no explanation for the designation and an examination of the correspondence yielded no insight. This correspondence is straightforward and general in nature.

Part V, Boxes 65-80: Colegrove's research files include manuscripts, their rough drafts, revisions, notes, and position papers. There are translations of Japanese manuscripts, and transliterations of articles from.

Japanese newspapers and journals. The folders in these boxes contain research notes on Japan and the Far East, on the Constitution of Japan including the Minobe and Oyama drafts and transliterations, and all of Colegrove's Nippon research. The files on Nippon research cover such topics as militarism in Japan, political parties, the Imperial Diet and its documents, the economic and political situation in Japan and the Far East, and labor relations.

Part V also includes Colegrove's research in geopolitics. The Marburg Papers, in connection with the League to Enforce Peace, contributed to Colegrove's research on world peace, international treaties, diplomacy, and the League of Nations. These research notes, which resulted in his book, The American Senate and World Peace, also include rough drafts and revisions.

Part VI, Box 81: This contains Colegrove's shorter published works, pamphlets, booklets, articles, and reprints not listed among his major publications (see Separation Sheet for this collection). Because Colegrove published widely and kept no list of all his publications, it is impossible to be certain that everything he published, aside from his books, is contained in this part. Colegrove's pamphlets and reprints included here are the following:

Pamphlets and Reprints

Senator McCarthy, ca. 1950

Teacher's Guide to Democracy versus Communism, 1958.

“The International Aviation Policy of the United States” from The Journal of Air Law 1931 (reprint).

“The War Lords of Japan” in the North American Review, May 1932.

“Diplomatic Procedure Preliminary to the Congress of Westphalia” from American Journal of International Law 1919 (reprint).

“Democracy, Communism, Fascism”: from the New World Book Encyclopedia 1949 (reprint).

“Expansion of the Publications of the Department of State” from The American Political Science Review 1929 (reprint).

“The German-Polish Rye Agreement” from The Journal of Political Economy 1931 (reprint).

“The Japanese Cabinet” from The American Political Science Review 1936 (reprint).

“The Japanese Constitution” from The American Political Science Review 1937 (reprint).

“The Japanese Foreign Office” from The American Journal of International Law 1936 (reprint).

“The Japanese General Election of 1928” from The American Political Science Review 1928 (reprint).

“The Japanese Privy Council” from The American Political Science Review 1931 (reprint).

“Labor Parties in Japan” from The American Political Science Review 1929 (reprint).

“The New Order in East Asia” from The Far Eastern Quarterly 1941 (reprint).

“The Role of Congress and Public Opinion in Formulating Foreign Policy” from The American Political Science Review 1944 (reprint).

“The Treaty Making Power in Japan” from The American Journal of International Law 1931 (reprint).

Articles in Amerasia, 4 volumes, 1937-1942.

“Democracy: The One Sure Basis” in The World's Work 1919.

“A New Era in World Morality” in The World's Work 1919.

“Professors and Propaganda” in School and Society 1940.

“Basic Issues in American Politics” with Earl DeLong from American Government 1938.

“Another Critic” in The Saturday Review, April 1952.

“Professor Ikuo Oyama: Japanese Scholar and Statesman in Northwestern University Alumni News 1933.

Part VII, Boxes, 92-83: This contains records of law suits and Congressional Committee proceedings before which Colegrove appeared, gave testimony or was mentioned in testimony given by others. References to Colegrove appear in the following cases and hearings for which the University Archives has documentation:

Court Cases

No. 46 C1926 in the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (1946).

No. 30373 in the Supreme Court of Illinois (1947).

No. 804 in the Supreme Court of the United States (1945).

No. 1031 in the Supreme Court of the United States (1946).

Congressional Hearings

a. Institute of Pacific Relations: Hearings (1951-1952) before the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary: parts 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. b. S. RES. 366 (1952).

H. RES. 217 (1954).

St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project S.J. RES. 27, S.J. RES. ill.

Part VIII, Boxes 83-84: This contains business of the American Political Science Association for the period, 1937 to 1946, during which Colegrove was secretary-treasurer. This part includes audit reports and two volumes of bound minutes of the Association.


  • Other: Majority of material found within 1917 - 1954


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


From the Collection: 90.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US