Robert Wear Papers, 1955-2000

Collection number: MC 177
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About Robert Wear (1916-2015)

Robert Wear was born in Yunnan-fu, China on September 6, 1916, the son of missionaries who met while in China. His mother, Alice, née von Niederhauser, worked for the German Evangelical Church while his father, Robert Benjamin, worked for the YMCA.

About the Robert Wear Papers

The collection contains manuscript material for Wear’s autobiography Barbed Wire Recollections, an essay about his father, Dad Was A Dandy Dude, and drafts of accounts of his time as a member of the CIA.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Wear Papers, 1906-2000, MC 177, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA

Acquisitions Information

Donated: Douglas Wheeler, April 2001 (Accession number: 2001.13)

Collection Contents

Series 1: Manuscripts

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Barbed Wire Recollections: Part 1: An Introduction to Images and Memoirs
Box 1, Folder 2Barbed Wire Recollections: Part 2: My Immediate Ancestry. Memoirs
Box 1, Folder 3Barbed Wire Recollections: Part 3: My Childhood in China
Box 1, Folder 4Barbed Wire Recollections: Part 4: Boyhood Days in America
Box 1, Folder 5Barbed Wire Recollections: Part 5: Growing Up in Aberdeen, South Dakota
Box 1, Folder 6Barbed Wire Recollections: Part 6: Undergraduate Years at Oberlin College
Box 1, Folder 7Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan (draft 1)
Box 1, Folder 8Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan (draft 2)
Box 1, Folder 9Snooping and Scooping with the C.I.A (draft 1)
Box 1, Folder 10An Amazing Two Years with the C.I.A. (draft 2)
Box 1, Folder 11Dad Was A Dandy Dude: Recollections of WW#2 Stateside Experiences

Series 2: Miscellaneous

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 12 G.I. View of Natives in North Africa
Box 1, Folder 13Orlando E. Merrill, Perilous Interlude, pp. 1-10
Box 1, Folder 14Orlando E. Merrill, Perilous Interlude, pp. 12-50
Box 1, Folder 15"Combat Missions 1944"
Box 1, Folder 16 Correspondence: Wear to Douglas Wheeler, January 9, 2000; Wear to Orlando E. Merrill, July 1, 2000; Orlando E. Merrill to Robert Wear, August 21, 2000, includes “A Brief Sketch of Orlando’s Boyhood Years”
Box 1, Folder 17Facsimile copy of dissertation from microfilm: Physical Fitness and Performance of a Medically Healthy Group of Adult Males of Mongoloid and Melanesian Racial Ancestry by Robert Edward Wear. UMI Dissertation Services, 1955
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Robert E. Wear


Manuscripts & Typescripts