Stockwell, Foster (Paul) 1929-

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STOCKWELL, Foster (Paul) 1929-

PERSONAL:

Male. Born February 17, 1929, in Bartlesville, OK; son of F. Olin (a missionary) and Esther (a missionary; maiden name, Beck) Stockwell; married December 16, 1955; wife's name Rhoda; children: Norman. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended several universities. Politics: Independent. Religion: United Methodist.

ADDRESSES:

Home—816 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Berrien County Record, Buchanan, MI, editor, 1960-61; World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago, IL, senior editor, 1961-79; Early Man, Evanston, IL, editor, 1978-79; China Books, San Francisco, CA, publishing director, 1979-88; writer.

WRITINGS:

Religion in China Today, Foreign Languages Press (Beijing, China), 1993.

Encyclopedia of American Communes, 1663-1963, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1998.

A History of Information Storage and Retrieval, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2001.

Westerners in China, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2002.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Encyclopedia of Genealogy.

SIDELIGHTS:

Foster Stockwell told CA: "My interest in China comes from the fact that I spent much of my childhood there as the son of Methodist missionaries. My subject areas are varied, perhaps, because of my years of writing for the encyclopedia market."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, January 1, 1999, review of Encyclopedia of American Communes, 1663-1963, p. 922.

Library Journal, October 1, 2001, Tim Daniels, review of A History of Information Storage and Retrieval, p. 150.

Utopian Studies, winter, 2000, Timothy Miller, review of Encyclopedia of American Communes, 1663-1963, p. 218.