A. T. Steele Papers 1931-1982, 1995-1999

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A. T. Steele Papers 1931-1982, 1995-1999

MSS-349


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Steele, A. T. (Archibald Trojan), 1903-
Title: A. T. Steele Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1931-1982, 1995-1999
Quantity: 29 Boxes (24.54 Linear Feet)
Abstract:This collection houses original dispatches, newspaper clippings, interviews, printed matter, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials documenting A. T. Steele's work as a journalist in China, India, Southeast Asia, Africa, Central America, and South America between 1932 and 1960. It has been divided into eight series.
Identification: MSS-349
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Rare Books and Manuscripts
Arizona State University Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Archibald "Arch" Trojan Steele was born to James Arthur and Clara (Trojan) Steele in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 25, 1903. He was one of seven children, including Gretchen Clara Harriet (1897-1904), Johannes (February 16, 1900-August 26, 1900), Martin Grieg (1904-1961), Clara Louise (Steele) Hallett (1904-1979), Arthur Alexander (1907-2003), Isobel Lillian (1910-1998), and Marian Dorothey (Steele) Benson Sykes (1918-1966). The family moved to the United States in 1915. They originally settled in Salt Lake City, Utah and lived briefly in Twin Falls, Idaho before establishing permanent residence in Boise, Idaho.

Arch Steele earned his B.A. at Stanford University in 1924. After graduation, he returned to Boise, where he worked as a cub reporter for the Capital News. He later moved to California, where he edited and wrote for the Willows Journal and The Downey Champion. Steele bought an interest in the Champion, but sold it in 1931 after losing most of his wealth in the Great Depression. He used the money to travel to China, where he began working as a foreign correspondent. He married Esther Frances Johnson (1910-1980), who he had courted during his time in California, at the Kojimachi Ward Office in Tokyo, Japan on January 16, 1933.

During his career, Steele wrote for the Associated Press (1932-1934), the New York Times (1935-1937), the Chicago Daily News (1937-1945), and finally for the New York Herald Tribune (1945-1960). During the 1930s he reported on the expanding Sino-Japanese War, including the Rape of Nanking. When the United States entered World War II in 1941, he expanded his reporting to include a wide variety of events in the CBI (China-Burma-India) Theater. After the war ended, he covered the War Crimes Trials and USSR's influence in the Far East. He also traveled to Tibet, where he met the Dalai Lama. Steele left the Far East in 1949 and made extended trips through Africa and the Middle East in 1947-1948, 1950, 1952-1953, and 1959-1960. He covered Central and South America from August of 1953 to May of 1954 and undertook a jeep trip from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego with his wife from August of 1954 to August of 1955. By the end of his career, Steele was a well-respected journalist and had been honored with Long Island University's George Polk Memorial Award (1950) and Columbia University's Maria Moors Cabot Prize (1955).

Steele retired in 1960 and settled in Sedona, Arizona. He wrote two books, The American People and China (McGraw-Hill, 1966) and Shanghai and Manchuria, 1932: Recollections of a War Correspondent (Occasional Paper No. 10, Center for Asian Studies, Arizona State University, 1977). Archibald T. Steele died at his home in Sedona of cancer on February 26, 1992.

1932 June-OctoberChina (especially Manchuria)
1937 August-1939 DecemberChina
1940 January-FebruaryJapan
1940 May-JuneU.S.A.
1940 AugustJapan
1940 September-DecemberChina and Southeast Asia
1941 JanuaryJapan
1941 January-AprilSoutheast Asia
1941 May-JulyChina
1941 August-1942 MayU.S.S.R.
1942 June-NovemberMiddle East and India
1942 December-1944 DecemberPakistan, India, Burma, and China
1943 MarchBrazil (single item)
1944 SeptemberTibet (side trip)
1945 January-FebruaryChina and Southeast Asia
1945 March-MayU.S.A.
1945 June-JulyMiddle East (especially Egypt)
1945 July-AugustIndia and China
1945 August-SeptemberPhilippines and Japan
1945 SeptemberChina
1945 October-NovemberSoutheast Asia
1945 DecemberIndia
1945 December-1946 AprilChina
1946 April-JuneIndia and Nepal
1946 July-1947 JanuaryChina
1947 FebruaryJapan
1947 March-MayKorea
1947 JuneJapan
1947 October-1948 JulyAfrica (especially South Africa)
1948 JanuaryChina (single item)
1948 AugustIndia and Southeast Asia
1948 August-1949 DecemberChina
1948 DecemberAfrica (single item)
1949 AprilKorea (side trip)
1950 April-JuneSoutheast Asia and Philippines
1950 October-NovemberMiddle East and Africa
1950 November-DecemberPakistan and India
1951 January-DecemberSoutheast Asia and Hong Kong
1952 January-JulySudan, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Middle East
1952 July-1953 JuneAfrica (especially South Africa)
1953 JulyU.S.A.
1953 August-1954 MayCentral and South America
1954 June-AugustU.S.A.
1954 August-1955 AugustAlaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip
1956 April-JunePakistan, India, and Nepal
1956 June-SeptemberSoutheast Asia and Hong Kong
1956 October-NovemberTaiwan and Japan
1957 JanuaryU.S.A.
1957 OctoberIndia
1959 March-JulyAfrica (especially South Africa)
1959 August-1960 JunePakistan, India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Japan)

Scope and Content Note

This collection houses original dispatches, newspaper clippings, interviews, printed matter, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials documenting A. T. Steele's work as a journalist in China, India, Southeast Asia, Africa, Central America, and South America between 1932 and 1960. It has been divided into eight series.

Series I: Newspaper Articles and Research has been divided into three sub-series. Sub-Series A: Original Dispatches and Mailers houses Steele's original articles. Published versions of these documents are housed in Sub-Series B. While Steele's originals are very similar to their published counterparts, the originals frequently contain details omitted in the final copy. Among the regions documented are the Far East (including China, Japan, Formosa, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Tibet), Africa (including South Africa, Egypt, and Kenya), and South America (including Arch and Esther Steele's trip from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego on the Pan American Highway). Of particular interest are the materials documenting the Sino-Japanese War (including the Rape of Nanking) and Steele's visit to Tibet.

Sub-Series C: Research Materials houses notes, pamphlets, maps, articles, interviews, and other documents that Steele used to write the dispatches housed in Sub-Series A and B. These materials have been organized alphabetically by topic, although it is unclear whether this organization reflects Steele's original filing system. Of particular interest are photographs, legal documents, and newspaper clippings documenting riots in Cairo and the destruction of the Steeles' possessions in the Shepheard Hotel fire; photographs and letters showing Steele's role in acquiring pandas for a zoo in Chicago during the 1930s; and Steele's interviews with such prominent persons as Mahatma Ghandi, Mao Tse-Tung, and Chiang Kai-Shek.

Series II: Other Written Materials houses monographs, book reviews, and articles by Steele. Among the book manuscripts are Shanghai and Manchuria, 1932: Recollections of a War Correspondent and the unpublished From Alaska to Tierra del Fuego by Jeep. The majority of the books Steele reviewed discuss China from 1930 to 1960, political relations between the United States and the Far East, and contemporary African events. Steele's articles cover a number of topics, including his trip to Tibet and his meeting with Lillian (Erickson) Riggs, the "Lady Boss of Faraway Ranch."

Series III: Correspondence and Personal Papers houses a variety of correspondence and memorabilia documenting Steele's career. Among these materials are letters that Steele wrote to his wife; an array of identification papers including entrance and exit permits, guarantees of safe passage, passports, and press cards; and such memorabilia as press collect cards allowing Steele to send collect telegrams to his employers in the United States.

Series IV: Photographs consists primarily of silver gelatin images ranging in size from 1¼" x 1¾" to 8" x 11" and has been divided into three sub-series. Sub-Series A: China, Manchuria, Mongolia, Tibet, and Malaya houses 714 images dating from 1932 to 1945. Among the subjects depicted are Japanese aggression in Manchuria and the establishment of Manchukuo (a Japanese puppet state); the falls of Shanghai, Hankow, Peking, and Nanking; the Sino-Japanese War; the China-Burma-India theater; General Joseph W. Stilwell and the Burma Road; and side trips to Tibet, Kashmir, Inner Mongolia, and Malaya during the Communist insurgency of 1949. Of particular interest are the images of journalists "on site" in the far east, scenes depicting China during wartime (including dramatic evidence of war damage), and pictures of Chinese Communists, military leaders, and political leaders in Yenan after the "Long March" (1938). The 200 photographs in Sub-Series B: Africa were supplied by government sources and depict the Belgian Congo, the Gold Coast, British West Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. Subjects include customs, people, agriculture, buildings, and wildlife. The slides in Sub-Series C show Steele's four week trip to China in November and December of 1978 (just before President Carter announced his intent to accord full diplomatic recognition to the People's Republic of China. Although Steele had assignments in Russia, South America, and Central America, no photographs showing these locations are included.

Series V: Writings by Others houses a wide variety of pamphlets, newspapers, articles, and other published materials by authors other than Steele. It appears that Steele used some of these materials while researching his dispatches and collected others as souvenirs during his international travels. It is, however, impossible to determine what precise purpose Steele put these materials to. This series is organized alphabetically by title.

Series VI: Chinese Communist Party Documents houses propaganda materials, wall posters, reprinted telegrams, and other materials produced by the Party. These items were numbered and described individually during the collection's original processing and these descriptions have been integrated into the container list. This series is organized by the document number assigned during processing.

Series VII: Microfilm and Indexes houses two indexes and ten rolls of microfilm showing documents from the collection. Researchers should note that the box numbers given in the index are no longer accurate and that the microfilm shows only a selection of documents regarding China, not the entire collection.


Arrangement

This collection consists of twenty-nine boxes divided into eight series:

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments are available from Monday through Friday from 9-5, on a first come, first served basis, on the ASU Tempe or West campuses.

Copyright

Requests for permission reproduce images in this collection should be submitted to the Head of Distinctive Collections.

Arizona State University does not own copyright to this collection. Distinctive Collections recognizes that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-.
Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975.
Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976.
Steele, A. T. (Archibald Trojan), 1903-.
Zhou, Enlai, 1898-1976.
Zhu, De, 1886-1976.

Subject(s)
China -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
China -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Sources.
Kenya -- History -- Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960.
Pan American Highway System.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Atrocities -- China.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Journalists.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1948-1961 -- Sources.
South America -- Description and travel -- Sources.
Southeast Asia -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
World War, 1939-1945 -- China.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Southeast Asia.
Zhongguo gong chan dang -- History -- 20th century.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

A. T. Steele donated the bulk of these papers to Arizona State University's Center for Asian Studies in 1976.

Alternative Form Available

The digital images on the compact disk titled "A. T. Steele in Tibet, 1939-1944" (Box 19, Folder 29) are available in Arizona State University's Digital Repository at http://hdl.handle.net/2286/R.C.207.

The Center for Asian Studies arranged to have portions of this collection microfilmed. Two sets of microfilm are available: one in Series VII of this collection and one in Hayden microforms (FILM 7849).

Credit Line

A. T. Steele Papers, MSS-349. Arizona State University Library: Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Provenance

The A. T. Steele Papers were transferred from the Center for Asian Studies to Special Collections in 1981. Steele's niece, Carolyn Cozzetto, donated additional materials in 2003 and 2004 (Accession #2003-02763, #2003-02795, and 2004-03774).

Processing Note

After these materials were transferred to Special Collections, the Center for Asian Studies assisted in processing the collection and preparing an index. This work was completed in September of 1982. Ross S. Pearl and Douglas J. Easton combined the index with a table of contents and an addendum to form the collection's original finding aid. In 1990, the photographs in Series IV were arranged and described in greater detail.

When the collection was fully reprocessed in 2013, its previous arrangement was largely abandoned and the materials were re-arranged into their current configuration. Due to this reorganization, the order of the document images as they are presented on the microfilm no longer matches the order of the documents in the boxes. All newspaper clippings and other poor-quality papers were photocopied for preservation reasons. The item-level finding aids created for the photographs in Series IV and the original documents of the Chinese Communist Party in Series VI have been integrated into this finding aid.


Other Finding Aids

A partial subject index to Steele's dispatches dating from approximately 1940 to 1945 is available upon request in the Luhrs Reading Room.


Container List

Series I: Dispatches, Mailers, and Research
Sub-Series A: Original Dispatches and Mailers
BoxFolder
11 Dispatches, 1940 February 20-December 18
12 Dispatches, 1940 February 20-December 18 (Photocopies)
13 Dispatches and Mailers, 1940 October 20-December 18 (Duplicates)
14 Dispatches, 1941 January 10-26
15 Dispatches and Mailers, 1941 January 10-26 (Duplicates)
16 Dispatches, 1942
17 Dispatches and Mailers, 1942 August 24 (Duplicate)
18 Dispatches, 1943 February 14-December 28
19 Dispatches and Mailers, 1943 August 19-December 11 (Duplicates)
110 Dispatches, 1944 January-May
111 Mailers, 1944 June-July
112 China Series Mailers, 1944 August 1
113 Dispatches, 1944 September-November
114 Tibet Series Mailers, circa 1944
115 Other Mailers and Articles, circa 1944
116 Dispatches and Mailers, 1944 (Duplicates)
117 Dispatches, 1945 January-August
118 Dispatches, 1945 September-October
BoxFolder
21 Dispatches, 1945 November-December
22 Dispatches and Mailers, 1945 (Duplicates)
23 Dispatches, 1946 January-May
24 Dispatches, 1946 June 6-August 15
25 Dispatches, 1946 August 17-December 31
26 Dispatches and Mailers, 1946 (Duplicates)
27 Dispatches, 1947 January 1-December 30
28 Dispatches, 1947 (Photocopies)
29 Mailers Regarding Korea, 1947 March 8-17
210 Mailers Regarding Africa, 1947 October 22-November 5
211 Mailers Regarding Japan, circa 1947
212 Dispatches and Mailers, 1947 January (Duplicates)
213 Dispatches and Mailers, 1947 October-1948 May (Duplicates)
214 Dispatches, 1948 January-February
BoxFolder
31 Dispatches, 1948 March-April
32 Dispatches, 1948 May-July
33 Dispatches, 1948 August
34 Dispatches, 1948 September-October
35 Dispatches, 1948 November-December
36 Dispatches, circa 1948
37 Mailers Regarding Africa, circa 1948
38 Dispatches and Mailers, 1948 October-November (Duplicates)
39 Dispatches, 1949 January 9-April 30
310 Dispatches, 1949 May 1-December 26
311 Dispatches and Mailers, 1949 (Duplicates)
312 Dispatches, 1950 October-December
313 Mailers, 1950
314 Dispatches and Mailers, 1950 (Duplicates)
315 Dispatches, 1951 January 1-February 27
316 Dispatches, 1951 March 1-25
317 Article Regarding Czechoslovakia, circa 1951
318 Articles Regarding Egypt and Iran, circa 1951
319 Articles Regarding the Far East, circa 1951
BoxFolder
41 Dispatches, 1952 January-May
42 Dispatches, 1952 June-September
43 Dispatches, 1952 October
44 Dispatches, 1952 November-December
45 Dispatches, Articles, and Mailers Regarding South Africa, 1952 May-November
46 Mailers Regarding Africa, circa 1952
47 Mailers Regarding Bahrein, circa 1952
48 Mailers Regarding the Far East, circa 1952
49 Mailers Regarding Iran, circa 1952
410 Notes Regarding Iran, circa 1952
411 Mailers Regarding Iraq, circa 1952
412 Mailers Regarding Saudi Arabia, circa 1952
413 Dispatches and Mailers, 1952 February-October (Duplicates)
414 Dispatches, 1953 January-April, September-December
415 Mailers Regarding South America, 1953 September-December
416 Mailers Regarding Africa, circa 1953
417 South Africa Roundup Mailers, 1953
418 Sudan Series Mailers, 1953
419 Dispatches and Mailers, 1953 (Duplicates)
BoxFolder
51 Dispatches and Mailers, 1954 January 2-February
52 Dispatches and Mailers, 1954 February 28-May 5
53 Mailers Regarding Alaska and British Columbia, 1954 August-September
54 Mailers Regarding the Western U.S. and Central America, 1954 October-December
55 Dispatches and Mailers, 1954 (Duplicates)
56 Dispatches and Mailers, 1955 January 1-April 8
57 Dispatches and Mailers, 1955 April 9-August 16
58 Dispatches and Mailers, 1955 (Duplicates)
59 Dispatches, 1956 April 16-May 30
BoxFolder
61 Dispatches, 1965 June 3-July 30
62 Dispatches, 1956 August 2-October 16
63 Articles Regarding Burma, circa 1956
64 India Series Mailers, circa 1956
65 Laos Series Mailers, circa 1956
66 Mailers Regarding China and Japan, circa 1956
67 Mailers Regarding the Philippines, circa 1956
68 Mailers Regarding Thailand and Vietnam, 1956 August-September
69 Dispatches and Mailers, 1956-1957 (Duplicates)
610 Dispatches, 1957 August 29-November 2
611 Mailer Regarding India, circa 1957
612 Dispatches, 1959 March 29-May 15
613 Dispatches, 1959 June 6-July 30
614 Dispatches, 1959 August 3-October 29
615 Dispatches, 1959 November 6-December 31
616 Mailers, 1959 March-July
617 India Mailers, 1959 September 20-October 59
618 Mailers Regarding Nepal, 1959 November 9-11
619 West Africa Series Mailers, 1959 March-July
620 Dispatches and Mailers, 1959 (Duplicates)
BoxFolder
71 Dispatches, 1960 January 1-February 29
72 Dispatches, 1960 March 2-April 30
73 Dispatches, 1960 May 3-September 26
74 Mailers Regarding Burma, Cambodia, Japan, Pakistan, and Thailand, circa 1960
75 Mailers Regarding India, circa 1960
76 Dispatches and Mailers, 1960 (Duplicates)
Sub-Series B: Published Dispatches and Mailers
BoxFolder
77 Published Dispatches, 1932 June-October
78 Published Dispatches, 1937 August 9-1939 September (Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folders 1-5)
79 Fragments of Published Dispatches, circa 1937-1939
710 Published Dispatches, 1939 October-December
711 Published Dispatches, 1940 January-February, May-June
712 Published Dispatches, 1940 August-1941 January (Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folder 6)
713 Published Dispatches, 1941 February-June
714 Published Dispatches, 1941 July-December
715 Published Dispatches, 1942 January-June
716 Published Dispatches, 1942 July-December
717 Published Dispatches, 1943 January 4-March
718 Published Dispatches, 1943 April-May
719 Published Dispatches, 1943 August 7-October 29
720 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1943 November 1-December 31
721 Published Dispatches, 1944 January 3-March 30
BoxFolder
81 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1944 April 4-June 30
82 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1944 July 3-November
83 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1944 December 1-1945 January, May 1-August 31
84 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1945 September 1-November 28
85 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1945 December 3-1946 February 26
86 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1946 March 5-May 25
87 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1946 June 1-September 20
88 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1946 October 3-1947 March 27
89 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1947 April-August 31
810 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1947 November 2-1948 February 26
811 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1948 March 3-June 22
812 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1948 July 10-December 30
813 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1949 January 3-April 30
814 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1949 May 2-July 11, October-December 30
815 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1950 January 1-March
816 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1950 March-June, October-December
817 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1951 April, May, August, December
818 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1952 January 2-April 30
819 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1952 May 2-August 31
BoxFolder
91 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1952 September 2-December 28
92 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1953 January 3-June 18
93 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1953 July 31-December 24
94 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1954 January-April 25
95 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1954 May 1-1955 January 27
96 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1955 February 5-August 29
97 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1956 April 17-September 30
98 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1956 October 2-November, 1957 January 16, October 15-29
99 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1959 March 19-June 30
910 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1959 July 4-December 3
911 Published Dispatches and Mailers, 1960 January 10-March 10, June 26
912 Fragment of Published Piece, Undated
Sub-Series C: Research Materials
BoxFolder
913 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip: Identification and Permits, 1954-1955
914 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip: Maps, circa 1954-1955 (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 1 and Map Case)
915 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip: Alaska, circa 1954 (Notebook)
916 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip: "Chile ->Patagonia Tierra del Fuego", circa 1954-1955 (Notebook)
917 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip: Colombia, circa 1954-1955 (Notebook)
918 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip: "Costa Rica - Panama and Venez[uela] (Caracas)", circa 1954-1955 (Notebook)
919 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip: "Ecuador-Peru-to Antofagasta, Chile", 1955 March 17-April 24 (Notebook)
920 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip: "Vivamonte-Tierra del Fuego", 1955 June 16-30 (Notebook)
BoxFolder
101 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip: Notes and Information, circa 1954-1955
102 American Policy in China, 1946-1960, Undated (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 2)
103 Aramco, 1950 January
104 "Ari", 1945 January 12
105 A. T. Steele in China, 1931, 1944-1959
106 A. T. Steele in India, 1942-1943, Undated
107 Biographies of Government and Army Leaders at Kalgan, 1945
108 Cambodia, Undated
109 Chasing the Giant Panda in Deepest China, 1939-1967
1010 Dai, H. M. Bao, 1949
1011 Dalai Lama, 1944-1959
1012 Diem, 1956 August 4
1013 East Asian Art, Undated
1014 En-Lai, Chou, 1946
1015 Famine and UNRRA/CNRRA Scandals, Undated
1016 Foreign Correspondents Club of China Meeting Minutes and Constitution, 1946
1017 Formosa, Undated
1018 French Indochina, 1943 April, December
1019 Ghandi, Mahatma, 1942 (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 3)
1020 Ghandi, Mahatma, 1942 July 15 (Interview)
1021 Guinea, 1959 March 26
1022 Hodge, 1947
1023 Hong Kong, Undated
1024 Indian Festivals, 1958-1959, Undated
1025 Indian Independence Movement, 1942-1943, 1948
1026 Indonesia, 1945-1949
1027 Iraq, 1952
1028 Japanese Surrender, 1945 August
1029 Kai-Shek, Generalissimo and Madame Chiang, 1944, Undated
1030 Kai-Shek, Generalissimo Chiang [?], 1941 April
1031 Kenya, Undated
1032 Kurdish People, Undated
1033 Leonard, Charles A. Sr. (North Manchuria Mission of the Southern Baptist Convention), 1939-1940
1034 Letter, Betty Graham to Family Regarding Peiping, 1949 March 27
1035 Maps of Africa (Oversized Materials Removed to Map Case)
1036 Maps of China, Manchuria, and Mongolia (Oversized Materials Removed to Map Case)
1037 Map of Japan (Oversized Materials Removed to Map Case)
1038 Map of Salween and the Burma Road, circa 1940s (Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folder 7)
1039 Maps of Southeast Asia (Oversized Materials Removed to Map Case)
1040 Mau Mau, 1953
BoxFolder
111 Minh, Ho Chi, 1949
112 Mongolia, Undated
113 Nehru, Jawaharial, 1950 December 10
114 Nepal, 1948-1955
115 Nigeria, Northern Rhodesia, Lebanon, and Ethiopia, 1942, 1948
116 Nile River, 1948-1951
117 Okinawa, 1955-1956
118 Other Documents Regarding the Communist Revolution in China, Undated
119 Other Newspaper Clippings, 1942, Undated
1110 Pakistan, Undated
1111 Peiping and Tientsin, 1949
1112 Philippines, 1945 July
1113 Riots in Cairo and Burning of Shepheard's Hotel, 1952 January-February
1114 Russia, 1941-1942
1115 Shanghai, circa 1932
1116 Shiao-Chi, Liu, 1946
1117 Shinto, 1940
1118 Souphanouvong (Prince), 1957 October 1
1119 South Africa, Undated
1120 Student Movements: Kunming Student Association and National Southwest Associated University, 1945
1121 Sudan, Undated
1122 Sukarno, 1951 February 26
1123 Teh, Chu, 1946 September 25
1124 Tibet: Clipping, Undated
1125 Tibet: Correspondence, 1944 May 23-October 7 (Oversized Material Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folder 8)
1126 Tibet: Receipts, 1944
1127 Tibet: Travel Plans and Credentials, 1944
1128 Tse-Tung, Mao, 1946
1129 Vietnam, 1945-1960
1130 War Correspondents in China and Southeast Asia, 1942-1956
1131 World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater, 1944-1945
1132 Yoshida, Shigeru, 1947 February 26
1133 Zimbabwe, Undated
Series II: Book Manuscripts, Reviews, and Other Writings
BoxFolder
121 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Undated (Draft of Proposed Book; p. 1-157)
122 Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Undated (Draft of Proposed Book; p. 158-299)
123 "Shanghai and Manchuria, 1932: Recollections of a War Correspondent", 1977 August (Unpublished Manuscript)
124 "Shanghai and Manchuria, 1932: Recollections of a War Correspondent", 1977 September (Manuscript)
125 "Shanghai and Manchuria, 1932: Recollections of a War Correspondent", 1977 (3.5" Floppy Disk)
126 "Shanghai and Manchuria, 1932: Recollections of a War Correspondent", 1977 September (ASU Center for Asian Studies Occasional Paper No. 10; 2 Copies)
127 Approaching the Great Wall, 1967 April 30 (Book Review)
128 Beyond the High Himalayas, Undated (Book Review)
129 Blood, Oil, and Sand, Undated (Book Review)
1210 Borneo People, Undated (Book Review)
1211 Brief Authority, Undated (Book Review)
1212 China Empire of the 700 Million, Red China Today, and Love and Hate in China, Undated (Book Reviews)
1213 China on the Eve of the Communist Takeover, Undated (Book Review)
1214 The Color Curtain, Undated (Book Review)
1215 Dateline: China, Undated (Book Review)
1216 Drum, Undated (Book Review)
1217 Failure in Japan, Undated (Book Review)
1218 The Far East, Undated (Book Review)
1219 The Heart of India, Undated (Book Review)
1220 Ideas, People, and Power, 1958 March 23 (Book Review)
1221 India and the Awakening East, Undated (Book Review)
1222 India Changes, Undated (Book Review)
1223 Journey to the Beginning, Undated (Book Review)
1224 Journey to the Far Pacific, Undated (Book Review)
1225 Last Chance in Africa, Undated (Book Review)
1226 Lords of Life, Undated (Book Review)
1227 Mau Mau and the Kikuyun, Undated (Incomplete Book Review)
1228 No Dogs in China, Undated (Book Review)
1229 Outer Mongolia and Chinese Agent in Mongolia, Undated (Book Reviews)
1230 Personal and Oriental, Undated (Book Review)
1231 The Pitiful and the Proud, Undated (Book Review)
1232 The Revolt of Asia, 1947 September 28 (Book Review)
1233 The Riddle of MacArthur, 1951 (Book Review)
1234 Scratches on Our Mind, Undated (Book Review)
1235 The Serpent and the Tortoise, Undated (Book Review)
1236 Shaka Zulu, Undated (Book Review)
1237 Solution in Asia, 1945 February 25 (Book Review)
1238 South African Winter, Undated (Book Review)
1239 South Asia in the World Today, 1950 July 9 (Book Review)
1240 The Struggle for Indo-China, 1954 August 1 (Book Review)
1241 Through Malan's Africa, Undated (Book Review)
BoxFolder
131 Truth will Out, Undated (Book Review)
132 Unknown Book by H. J. Van Mook, Undated (Book Review)
133 Unknown Book by [?] King, Undated (Book Review)
134 Visit to America, Undated (Book Review)
135 Wedemeyer Reports!, 1958 November 16 (Book Review)
136 West of the Indus, 1958 November 9 (Book Review)
137 Yonder One World, Undated (Book Review)
138 Loyola University Speech Outline, Undated
139 "Our Dilemma in China", Undated (Speech)
1310 Overseas Press Club Program on "Significance of Present Situation in China", 1949 September-October
1311 "21 Years in a Suitcase" (Blank Compact Disk)
1312 "Alaska to Tierra del Fuego by Jeep, 1954-1966", Undated (Manuscript; 38 Pages)
1313 "The Boy Ruler of Shangri-La" in The Saturday Evening Post, 1946 April 13
1314 "Communism in Latin America", 1954 (New York Herald Tribune Series)
1315 "In the Kingdom of the Dalai Lama", 1944 November 18-December 30 (7-Part Series)
1316 "The Lady Boss of Faraway Ranch" in The Saturday Evening Post, 1958 March 15
1317 "On the Mongol Border" in Asia Magazine, 1936 August
1318 "Summing-Up After My Return Trip to China in November, 1978", 1979 (Rough Draft)
1319 "Tibet: Land of Mystery and Monks Feels War Least" in the Sunday Oregonian, 1945 February 4 (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 4)
1320 Article Regarding the Far East, Undated
1321 Situation Reports on China, 1943 May-1949 June
1322 Situation Report on Japan, 1940 December 14
1323 Suggestion for Article on Alaska to Tierra del Fuego Trip, Undated
1324 Announcement of Steele's "Our Job with Japan", Undated (Removed to Map Case)
Series III: Correspondence and Personal Papers
BoxFolder
1325 Admission Pass for the Kanto Army Headquarters, 1933 March 23
1326 Affidavit by an Alien Non-Immigrant Would-Be Traveller to French Indo-China by Esther Steele, 1940 April 1 (Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folder 9)
1327 Alien Exit Permits, 1949 April 8
1328 Automobile Impoundment in Costa Rica, 1954 December
1329 Biographical Information, 1947-1995
1330 Chinese Currency: Manzhou Central Bank, circa 1939-1945
1331 Chinese Currency, Undated
1332 Cloth Depiction of U.S. Flag with Chinese Sayings Written Below (Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folder 10)
1333 Collect Press Authorizations: Africa, 1948, 1952
1334 Collect Press Authorizations: Far East, 1946-1960
1335 Collect Press Authorizations: South America, 1953, 1955
1336 Correspondence: [?], Helen, 1953 December
1337 Correspondence: Baxter, R. W., 1959 April 30
1338 Correspondence: Caroe, Olaf, 1944 June 9
1339 Correspondence: Carroll, Luke, 1954 October 24-November 2, 1959 May 29, 31
1340 Correspondence: Ch'iang, Huang to "Sir" Regarding Steele's Visit to Kunming and Chungking, Undated
1341 Correspondence: Clubb, Oliver Edmund, 1951 July 28
1342 Correspondence: Cook, Francis J., 1963 August 28
1343 Correspondence: Dalai Lama, 1959 September 21
1344 Correspondence: Dimitman, E. Z. to J. Edward Angly, 1944 November 16
1345 Correspondence: Frissell, E. R., 1955 September 2
1346 Correspondence: Hsianghsi, Kung to Chihchou Lung Regarding Steele's Visit to Yunnan Province, 1938 March 8
1347 Correspondence: Hsianghsi, Kung to Hsu Cho Huang Regarding Steele's Visit to Kwanghsi Province, 1939 March 8
1348 Correspondence: Letter of Introduction Issued by the Northeast Security Headquarters, 1946 March 1 (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 5)
1349 Correspondence: Letter Regarding Reissuing Steele's Press Collect Pass, 1949 April 24
1350 Correspondence: Kornfeld, Kurt to Carroll Binder, 1938 July 6
1351 Correspondence: May, Dean L., 1965 December 28
1352 Correspondence: New York City Police Department, 1953, 1959
1353 Correspondence: Sao Fong, 1949
1354 Correspondence: Scott, Charles Ernest and Clara, 1942-1950
1355 Correspondence: Steele, Esther, 1942 July 30-November 12, 1957 August 28
1356 Correspondence: Swan Oliver, 1956 April 10
1357 Correspondence: Thant, U., 1956 June 23
1358 Correspondence: Unidentified Individuals, 1939-1959, Undated
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141 Daily Log, 1954
142 Daily Log, 1955
143 Documents Written in Arabic
144 Hurricane Encountered by S. S. African Glade, 1947 October 20-22
145 Indian Currency, Undated
146 International Driving Permits, 1952, 1954
147 Japanese Postcards: Military, circa 1939-1945
148 Japanese Postcards: Cartoons, circa 1939-1945
149 License for War Correspondent Accredited to the South-East Asia Command, 1944 March 26
1410 Notebook, circa 1944
1411 Notes for Speech
1412 Notice Prohibiting Foreign Correspondents to Publish in Beijing City, 1949 February 27 (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 6)
1413 Passport Photographs, Undated
1414 People's Republic of China Propaganda Poster Promoting the Family Planning Program, 1978 (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 7)
1415 Permits, 1943, 1956
1416 Polk Memorial Award, 1949-1950
1417 Ration Books, circa 1941-1945
1418 Red "Buddha" Etched Cloth Vest (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 8)
1419 Russian Currency, Undated
1420 Selective Service Board Classifications, Registration Card, and Correspondence, 1943-1944
1421 Silk Impression of Flags of England, U.S.A., China, and Russia (Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folder 11)
1422 Southeast Asian Currency and Stamps, Undated
1423 Speech at "History in the Making" Sponsored by the Brooklyn Teachers Association and the New York Herald Tribune, 1949
1424 Transient Ration Cards, 1944-1945
1425 Travel Authorizations and Certificates, 1943-1956
1426 Travel Certificates, 1939 March-April (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 9)
1427 Unidentified Notes, Undated
1428 Unidentified Passes and Permits, 1941, 1960
1429 Vaccination Records and Medical Certificates, 1940-1949
1430 War Correspondent Certificate, 1938 June 20
1431 War Correspondent Certificate, 1939 March 10
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151 Air Travel Card (International), Undated
152 American Club Membership Card, 1948
153 Certificates of Registration Issued in China, 1949 May
154 Certification of Steele's Presence at the Japanese Surrender, 1945 September 2
155 Collect Press Card Issued by the American Cable & Radio Corporation, 1959
156 Collect Press Cards Issued by Cable and Wireless Ltd., 1957, 1961
157 Collect Press Cards Issued in China, 1932-1940s
158 Collect Press Cards Issued in India, 1943-1960
159 Collect Press Cards Issued in Japan, 1940, 1956-1961
1510 Collect Press Card Issued in Laos, 1957
1511 Collect Press Card Issued in Pakistan, 1959
1512 Collect Press Cards Issued by Press Wireless, Inc., 1953-1959
1513 Collect Press Cards Issued by RCA Communications, Inc., 1952-1955
1514 Collect Press Card Issued in South Africa, Undated
1515 Collect Press Cards Issued by Unidentified Entities, 1959
1516 Foreign Correspondents Club of China Membership Card, circa 1940s
1517 Identification Cards Issued in China, 1943, 1946
1518 Identification Card Issued in Egypt, 1945
1519 Identification Card Issued by the War Department, 1942
1520 Identification Cards Issued by the War Department, 1945
1521 International Press Club of Japan Membership Card, 1947
1522 Overseas Press Club of America Membership Cards, 1943-1949
1523 Passport: A. T. Steele, 1936
1524 Passports: A. T. Steele, 1940-1942
1525 Passport: A. T. Steele, 1944
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161 Passport: A. T. Steele, 1948
162 Passport: A. T. Steele, 1952
163 Passport: Esther Johnson Steele, 1936
164 Passport: Esther Johnson Steele, 1940-1942
165 Passport: Esther Johnson Steele, 1945
166 Press Cards Issued in India, 1942-1960
167 Press Card Issued in Pakistan, 1956
168 Press Pass for the Visit of Chou En-Lai to India, 1960 April 19-26
169 Press Pass for N. S. Khrushchev's Visit to West Bengal, 1960 February 15-16
1610 Russian Documents, circa 1940s
1611 War Correspondent Special Pass for the China-Burma-India Theater, 1945 July 12
1612 Western Union Cablegram Account Card, 1959
Series IV: Photographs
Sub-Series A: China, Manchuria, Mongolia, Tibet, and Malaya
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171-5ST 1-71 Journalist at Work: India-China
Photo prints and contact prints of correspondents, including Steele, in various locations in China. ST 36-ST 71 were originally entitled "portraits of arch and other notorious characters". Notable figures include Jim Mills of the Associated Press (ST 36, ST 55), Anna Louise Strong (ST 59), Freda Utley (ST 68), and the Chungking Press Hostel (ST 71).
Translation:
ST 67: Longevity. In celebration of General Chu's (Chu Te) birthday. People's Army, Beijing Military (or Army) Transfer (or Adjustment) Division, Chinese Communist Delegate. General Chu, 8th Army, New 4th Army and Democratic Allied Army. Soldiers for Democracy. Hwang Hwa, December, 1946.
176ST 72-77 China Personalities (ST 77a Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folder 12)
Key figures include Chiang Kai-Shek (ST 72), Chou En-Lai (ST 73), Chang Tao-Fan, Chief of Information in China, 1943, (ST 74) and Mao Tse-Tung. ST 77B appeared in Time Magazine in 1944.
177-11ST 78-129 Shanghai and Vicinity, 1932-1937
These photographs show evidence of war damage to buildings and other structures as well as human victims (including beheadings). Many of these photographs were taken by the Domei news (the official Japanese news agency) and document alleged acts of anti-Japanese violence during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai, especially during 1936. ST 98 through ST 129 are accompanied by mimeographed captions.
Translations:
ST 89-94: Stamp on verso reads "The copyright of this photograph belongs to this publisher. This photograph can not be copied and/or resold. Legal actions will be taken for the infringement. Without permission this picture cannot be transferred and published. Chinese Photography Supply Service, Nanking Road."
ST 98: Nan Young (means Southeast Asia) Vocational (Commercial) Senior High School.
ST 106: The name of the store in this image is "Country Prosperous."
ST 115: According to some reason, this property (house) should be managed by the Japanese Army. Showa 11th year, October 27, 1936.
1712-14ST 130-155 Peking
These photographs show landmarks in Peking, a clash of Japanese and Chinese troops (ST 155), and the infamous Lu-k'ou-ch'iao or Marco Polo Bridge incident (1937), which marked the opening of the Japanese military campaign in China.
Translations:
ST 130: Minister Ishijima (Stone Island) dead body (in Tong Chu, the suburb of Beijing.) (Peking)
ST 140: Fu Shuen Store
1715-21ST 156-227 Manchuria and Manchukuo
The Japanese completed their military occupation of Manchuria by February of 1932 and established a puppet state of Manchukuo incorporating Manchuria and the Chinese province of Jehol. Pu Yi was proclaimed "Emperor". These photographs show war scenes, correspondents (Steele included), and such government officials as Pu Yi, Emperor (ST 157); Wang Ching-wei, an early Chinese Nationalist who became head of a Japanese puppet government in Nanking in 1940 (ST 160); and General Pai Chung-Hsi (ST 162).
The Bureau of Information and Publicity in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Hsinking, issued publicity photographs showing government buildings, reservoir and road construction, agriculture, and visiting dignitaries in Manchukuo (circa 1934). ST 165 through ST 184 are accompanied by mimeographed captions on the reverse.
Translations:
ST 194-95: Stamp on verso reads "Manchurian Communication Service, Photography Department."
ST 216: Sailing Club by the Son Hua River (Pine Flower River) in Harbin.
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181ST 228-238 Manchuria
Steele took many of the contact prints in this group, particularly around the city of Harbin (1932). The subjects depicted include street views, floods, Manchukuo soldiers, and Japanese tanks near the Chinese Eastern Railway (ST 228 to ST 238).
Translation:
ST 229: Flood scene in Harbin (Northeastern China) in July, Showa 7th year (the Japanese Emperor), 1932.
182ST 239-245 Hankow
These photographs document the Japanese takeover of Hankow in 1937 and the evacuation of foreign correspondents.
183ST 246-247, ST 246N Nanking
184ST 248-255 Mao, 1938
185-9ST 256-315 Yenan, 1938, Undated
These images show the routines of Communist soldiers and students in Yenan in 1938. This set of photographs includes 1¼" x 1¾" and 3¾" x 4¾" contact prints most likely taken by Steele. ST 276 through 290 show Pu Yi, the "Emperor" of Manchukuo.
Translations:
ST 296: Banners read "Your victory is the honorable victory of the Chinese people. March bravely under Mao Tse-Tung's banner." The name of the store is "Virtue, Righteousness Whole Store."
ST 305: Banner reads "Your victory is the honorable victory of the Chinese people."
ST 315: Ribbon on soldier reads "Hero."
1810ST 316-325 China Scenery
Translations:
ST 324: Spring water in Gee Nan City, capital of Shantung Province.
ST 325: Interface of Japanese and French Leaseland, Tin Gin City (Tienjin City?).
1811ST 326-332 China Scenery
Translations:
ST 326: Nan Tien Gate (South Sky Gate) of Tai Shan (Shan means mountain).
ST 327: Acme of Tai Shan (highest point).
ST 328: Nan Tien Gate (South Sky Gate).
ST 332: Iron bridge west of Gin Temple (Golden Temple).
1812-17ST 333-414 China Miscellaneous
These photographs show scenery, people, bridges, children, war damage, victims, and life in wartime China in a wide variety of locations. Most of these images are undated. Of particular interest is a view titled "'Warphans' under the care of Women's Advisory Committee of the New Life Movement"(ST 339).
Translations:
ST 341: Comforting Group/Healing.
ST 342b: Sining, capital of Tsinghai Province, northwest China. In support of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek to the end against the attack of Japanese. We support fully.
ST 353: World Illustrated, 1931 October 18, 308th issue.
Top right: Japanese soldiers buried alive Chinese who stood reading the bulleting "Hanging Around Prohibited."
Top left: In Shan Young Province, Japanese soldiers ordered Chinese citizens to face the wall and kneel down and killed them with bayonets.
Mid right: Japanese soldiers stopped the Chinese on the road and killed them. On the left is the scene of killed passenger and coolier (pettycab driver).
Mid left: Japanese soldiers killed the youngsters.
Bottom right: Japanese soldiers patrolled the street and killed Chinese.
Bottom left: Japanese soldiers killed Chinese by the car.
ST 389: On March 4 1933 Japanese soldiers entered Lin Yuen City.
ST 390: General Fong set a feast to entertain foreigners and took this picture, Chang Yuan City.
ST 399: Grocery store name: Chou Ho Chen.
ST 400: Muddy (or dirty) River town. Back: Postcard. Tien Jin Army, Publicizing Division (near Peking).
ST 401: Chi means banner. Shi Wu Chu Mu Chin, name of banner.
ST 409: Gas
1818-24ST 415-484 People's Republic of China, 1978
These 6" x 8" photographs were most likely provided by the government photo agency during Steele's visit to China in November and December of 1978. Subjects include agriculture, sports activities, cultural developments, geothermal resources, rural China, farm machinery, commodity sales scenes, canal systems, tree planting, and water conservation work. Images are identified in English and Chinese.
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191ST 485-493 People's Republic of China, 1978
192-4ST 494-514 With Stilwell During Campaign on Burma Road
Steele took some of the snapshots of General Joseph W. Stilwell and the campaign on the Burma Road (circa 1942-1944); the larger photographs were supplied by Stilwell's headquarters for press use. Several photographs depict the war correspondent's typical life while covering the campaign's progress. Jim Brown (ST 512) and Steele (ST 514) are shown.
195ST 515-518; ST 518N-526N Tibet
196ST 527N-554N Tibet: "Negatives of trip to Northwest China and Eastern Tibet Showing Tibetan Types"
197ST 555N-571N Tibet: Trip to Kokonor, Eastern Tibet
198ST 572N-576N Tibet: Miscellaneous
199-11ST 577-607 Inner Mongolia, 1930s
These photographs include Prince Wang (Teh Wang), the puppet leader of Inner Mongolia during the Japanese occupation (ST 577); the Mongolian prince Pailingmiao; and the Lama temple and Lama troops serving China (ST 592).
1912ST 608-612 Southeast Asia
1913ST 613-618 India
"Propaganda posters issued by followers of Subhas Chandra Bhose (Bose), militant political opponent of Mahatma Gandhi. Bhose attained great popularity before his untimely death" (ST 616-618). Bhose was an Indian nationalist who formed an Axis-sponsored Indian army during World War II. Imprisoned by the British, he escaped (1941) to Germany and later to Japanese-held Singapore. In 1944, the army he organized advanced across Burma to India, where it was defeated.
1914ST 619-630 Annual Festival, Mysore, India
1915-16ST 631-668 Kashmir
Photographs include scenes of mountains, rivers, and the Kashmiri people engaged in everyday activities. Esther Steele is shown in ST 652, ST 653, ST 655, and ST 659. Stamped on back: "Copyright of Mahatta and Co., Kashmir."
1917ST 669-673 Kazak's Trek to Kashmir
On reverse: "Photos taken of the large caravan of Kazaks who recently reached Kashmir after a long trek from Northern Sinkiang. With compliments of the principal information officer, Government of India." These images are identified and date from circa 1942 January 26.
1918-20ST 674-704 The Emergency in Malaya, 1949
These photographs show operations undertaken in 1949 to combat the Communist insurgency in Malaya, including the use of jungle squads, anti-bandit measures, and evacuation of squatters suspected of aiding the Chinese bandits. The Department of Public Relations of the Federation of Malaya sent the images to Steele, who was working as a correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune out of Bangkok. Identification appears on the backs of the photographs.
1921ST 705-710 Kuala Lumpur Jungle Squad, 1949
1922ST 711-714 Miscellaneous
1923ST 715-726 Mongolian Regions of Eastern Manchuria, 1930s (Includes Photocopies)
1924ST 727-729 Tibet, 1944
1925 China: Communist Relocation (Photocopies)
1926 Tibet, 1944 (25 Photocopies)
1927 Dalai Lama (12 Photocopies)
1928 War Reporters at the Chungking Press Hostel, circa 1930s, 1975 (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 10)
1929 "A. T. Steele in Tibet, 1939-1944" (Compact Disk)
Digital versions of these images are available at http://hdl.handle.net/2286/R.C.207.
Sub-Series B: Africa
BoxFolder
201 A. T. Steele in Egypt, circa 1939-1945 (Photocopy)
202 Africa (11 Postcards)
203 Africa Miscellaneous (16 Photographs)
204 Belgian Congo, 1943-1945 (10 Photographs)
205 Belgian Congo, 1945-1947 (11 Photographs)
206 Belgian Congo, 1946-1947 (5 Photographs)
207 Belgian Congo, 1940-1947 (10 Photographs)
208 Belgian Congo, 1945-1947 (12 Photographs)
209 Belgian Congo, 1945-1947 (14 Photographs)
2010 Belgian Congo, 1945-1946 (8 Photographs)
2011 Belgian Congo, 1946 (9 Photographs)
2012 Belgian Congo, 1946-1948 (10 Photographs)
2013 Belgian Congo, 1945-1947 (10 Photographs)
2014 Belgian Congo, 1946 (4 Photographs)
2015 Belgian Congo, 1947 (8 Photographs)
2016 Belgian Congo (12 Postcards)
2017 Belgian Congo, 1946-1947 (3 Photographs)
2018 "A Few Pictures from Africa [Kenya]" (6 Photographs)
Provided by Department of Information, Nairobi Ind. Among the subjects depicted are the Tree Top Hotel, Nairobi, Ancient Baobab tree dwarfs, and Steele.
2019 "A Few Pictures from Africa - Nigerian Types" (6 Photographs)
2020 "A Few Pictures from Africa [Nigeria and Rhodesia]" (6 Photographs)
Among the subjects depicted are Victoria Falls and Nigerian leaders.
2021 Gold Coast, British West Africa, circa 1947 (8 Photographs)
"Forestry in high and low places." These photos were issued by the West Africa Photograph Service, regional information office, Accra, Gold Coast, British West Africa. The images are identified.
2022 Parc National Albert, Belgian Congo (10 Postcards)
2023 Ruwenzori (12 Postcards)
The Ruwenzori mountain range lies north of the equator in East Africa along the border between Uganda and Zaire (formerly the Belgian Congo).
2024 Silverbeck Hotel (4 Photographs)
Sub-Series C: Slides
BoxFolder
2025 "Mostly Indochina", 1978 December (83 35mm Slides)
2026 Slide Box A, 1978 (31 35mm Slides)
2027 Slide Box B, 1978 (17 35mm Slides)
2028 Slides, 1978 (58 35mm Slides)
Series V: Writings by Others
BoxFolder
211 Abundant Clothing, Sufficient Food, 1944 May
212 "The Action Programme of the Communist Party of Japan", 1945 December (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 11)
213 "The Agrarian Movement in Guatemala, Its Causes and Effects", 1953 May 12
214 Annual Report of the Shensi-Kansu-Ninghsia Border Region by Lin Tsu-Han, 1944 August (2 Copies)
215 The Aristocracy of Central Tibet by H.R.H. Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark, 1954
216 "Asbestos and Jade Occurrences in the Kobuk River Region, Alaska" by Eskil Anderson, 1945 May
217 "Biography of President Ho-Chi-Minh", 1949 (Part I)
218 Black Shadow: The Book for Men Only by "Dream Lover", 1949
219 "The Bulletin", 1945 August 7-9
2110 Burma Handbook, 1943
2111 Caminos de la Patagonia, 1943
2112 China Digest, 1948 January 27-June 15 (Vol. III, No. 5-Vol. IV, No. 3; Incomplete)
2113 China Digest, 1948 June 28-1949 April 5 (Vol. IV, No. 4-Vol. V, No. 12; Incomplete)
2114 China Digest, 1949 April 19-September 7 (Vol. VI, No. 1-11; Incomplete)
2115 China Digest, 1949 September 21-November 2 (Vol. VI, No. 7-Vol. VII, No. 3; Incomplete)
2116 China Information Committee Daily Bulletins, 1945 July 31-August 11
2117 China Weekly Review, 1948 August 14-December 4 (Vol. 110, No. 11-Vol. 112, No. 1; Incomplete)
2118 The Chinese-English Intelligence, 1949 April 12 (Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folder 13)
2119 Chinese News Service Bulletin, 1945 January 29
2120 "Chinese Press Review", 1945 July 27
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221 On Coalition Government by Mao Tze-Tung, 1945 August-September (2 Copies)
222 Democrat (Bangkok, Siam), 1945 November 15 (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 12)
223 Economic Reconstruction in North China Border Regions, 1943 August
224 Economic Reconstruction in North China Border Regions II, 1944 March
225 English Supplementary News Service of Hsin Hwa Jih Pao Bulletins, 1946 February 1-March 11
226 Formosan Herald, 1948 February 28 (No. 1)
227 "The Future of French Indo-China" by Gaston Rueff, 1944 October
228 The Game Animals of East Africa, 1944
229 "The Great Hemispheric Road", 1952
2210 Handbook on China by the United States Army Forces in China Burma India, 1942
2211 Hsin Hua Broadcast, 1949 January 5 (Translation)
2212 "Hsin Hua Correspondent Comments on Five Military Weaknesses of Chiang's Army", Undated
2213 "India-China Relations" by Jawaharlal Nehru, 1959 November 27
2214 Laws and Regulations of the Shensi-Kansu-Ninghsia Border Region, 1945 May (2 Copies)
2215 The Liberated Regions of China Behind the Enemy Lines, 1945 March (Vol. 1)
2216 The Manchuria Daily News Monthly Supplement, 1932 July 1, September 1 (Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folder 14)
2217 A Marine's Guide to North China by the 1st Marine Division Intelligence Section, 1945 September
2218 "Mexico's Fabulous Fishing!", Undated
2219 Motoring in Central and South America by the American Automobile Association, 1953
2220 My People of Kikuyu by Jomo Kenyatta, Undated
2221 "Natural Resources Board" (Printed by the Bantu Mirror, 1947 December (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 13)
2222 "Negro Art in the Belgian Congo", Undated
2223 New China, 1946 May 31 (Vol. 1, No. 3)
2224 "New China News Agency Comments on the P.P.C. Resolution and the Current Situation", Undated
2225 New Chinese Family, 1955 (China Viewpoints No. 5)
2226 News from Liberated China, 1944 November (2 Copies)
2227 News: United China Relief, 1943 July 3 (Vol. 2, No. 7)
2228 "News and Views from USSR", 1945 August 9
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231 Night Life in Bangkok by Din B. Sakorndha, Undated (2 Copies)
232 A Note on Sino-Tibetan Relations, 1960 April 8-11
233 Orders Issued by General Headquarters in Yenan, 1945 August 10-11
234 Our Task in 1945 by Mao Tze-Tung, 1945 February-March (2 Copies)
235 The Pan American Highway System, 1955
236 "The Pan American Highway", 1942
237 The Peiping Chronicle, 1948 December 20-30 (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 14)
238 "Remembrance in July" by John Goette, 1947 July
239 Report on the General Military Situation of the Chinese Communist Party in the War of Resistance, 1944 September
2310 Republic of Vietnam Founding Documents, 1945
2311 "Sanskrit and Tibetan", 1959 April 5
2312 The Seoul Times, 1949 April 20 (Removed to Box 27/OV1, Folder 15)
2313 Settlers of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley, 1948
2314 The Shanghai Evening Post, 1940 November 8 (Removed to Box 28/OV3, Folder 15)
2315 "The Shanghai Newsletter", 1946 June 19-27
2316 Shanghai Scenes, Undated
2317 Sixth Pan American Highway Congress: Final Act, 1954 July 11-23
2318 "Statement Issued by the Chinese Government Spokesman Upon the Soviet Declaration of War Against Japan", 1945 August 9
2319 "Stepping Stones", 1950 August (Vol. 1, No. 2)
2320 "Strength of the International Communist Movement", 1953 October 15
2321 "A Study of the Chaco Tribes" by General J. Belaieff, Undated
2322 "A Study of Receptivity to Communism in Rural Guatemala" by Stokes Newbold, 1954 August
2323 "Summary of Communist July 7 Manifesto", 1946 July 7
2324 Textbook Material on Current Affairs for Fighting Soldiers, 1946 May 3 (Translation of a Communist Textbook)
2325 Thus Spake Buddha and Thus Spake Mahatma, 1950, 1956
2326 "Tibetology in Sikkim" by Dawa-Sengei-Duangma, 1959 May
2327 "Toward a Federal Union: The French Solution of the Colonial Problem", Undated
2328 Town Meeting: "What Should be our Policy in China", 1945 December 27
2329 Trout Fishing in Kenya, 1950
2330 Truth About Tibet, 1960 April 8-11
2331 "Vietnam: A New Stage in her History", 1947
2332 "Wayfoong: The Story of the Hong Kong Bank", 1936 August
2333 "Wedemeyer Outlines Policy for U.S. Troops in China", 1945 December 21
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241 "Western Travelers in Tibet" by Henry Wessells, 1999 May 31
242 Who's Who: Overseas Press Club of America, 1962-1963
243 "Yanks in CBI" in The Saturday Evening Post by Ernest O. Hauser, 1944 February 12
244 "Your Missionary's Witness in Manchoukuo [sic. Manchukuo], 1939-1940" by Roy M. Byram, Undated
245 Publications in Chinese
246 Articles Regarding Quentin Roosevelt and World War II in China, 1943
247 Articles Regarding World War II in China by Tillman Durdin, 1945 December 11-30
248 Articles Regarding World War II in China by Tillman Durdin, 1946 January 1-March 19
249 Articles Regarding South Africa and Egypt, 1948 April 2-8, June 4-10
2410 Articles Regarding Civil War in China, 1948 July 11, September 24-December 31
2411 Articles Regarding Civil War in China, 1948 December 17-January 27
2412 Articles Regarding Civil War in China, 1949 February 4-June 26
2413 Articles Regarding the Far East, 1951 August
2414 Articles Regarding the Far East, 1956 May 5-June 21
2415 Articles Regarding the Far East, 1959 April-1960
Series VI: Chinese Communist Party Documents
BoxFolder
2416 Chiu Kuo Bao (National Salvation News), 1945 June 30 (No. 1; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 1)
Consists primarily of a call for the convention of a congress in the liberated areas.
2417 Ganbing Bao (Pioneer News), 1945 July 12 (No. 2; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 2)
States that the political offensive's influence is widespread and that the blitz propaganda warfare in Hung-Chiao has made great gains.
2418 Instruction of General Headquarters in Yenan, 1945 August 10 (No. 3)
Issued by Chu Teh, the Commander in Chief. Instructs the Korean Volunteer Army to move together with the 8th Route Army in Manchuria to liberate Korea.
2419 Instruction of General Headquarters in Yenan, 1945 August 10 (No. 4; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 3)
Issued by Chu Teh, the Commander in Chief. Instructs all anti-Japanese forces of the CCP to inform the enemy troops that they shall surrender to the CCP's combat troops according to the Potsdam Declaration.
2420 Instruction of General Headquarters in Yenan, 1945 October 20 (No. 5; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 4)
Issued by the Commander in Chief. Instructs all subordinate units to immediately accept the surrender of the Japanese troops and the puppet Chinese troops.
2421 Instruction of General Headquarters in Yenan, 1945 August 11 (No. 6; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 5)
Issued by the Commander in Chief. Instructs units concerned to be prepared to cooperate with the Soviet armed forces and Mongolian troops entering Chinese territory to fight the Japanese and to be prepared to accept the surrender of enemy troops.
2422 Announcement Issued by the Chin-Cahar-Chi Military Region, 1945 August 11 (No. 7; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 6)
Announces the instruction of the GHO in Yenan (see Document 4).
2423 "The New 4th Route Army, and the 8th Route Army During Eighteen Years of Growing Strong", 1945 August 30 (No. 8; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 7)
Propaganda leaflet composed in the style of a Taku folk song (to sing or tell stories with occasional musical accompaniment). Briefly narrates how the Communist troops fought both KMT and Japanese troops.
2424 Open Letter to the Puppet Officers and Soldiers Issued by the Central Chi Military Region, 1945 August 12 (No. 9)
Issued by the Central Chi Military Region. Demands puppet troops surrender to the Communist troops.
2425 Urgent News Issued by the Political Department of the Chi-Jehol-Liao Military Region, 1945 August 13 (No. 10)
Issued by the Political Department of the Chi-Jehol-Liao Military Region. Announces the appointment of mayors of various cities under the Chin-Chahar-Chi Border Area government and that the commander of the Chin-Chahar-Chi Military Region has ordered that Japanese troops be instructed to surrender to Communist troops within 48 hours.
2426 Telegram, Chu Teh to Chiang Kai-Shek, 1945 August 17 (No. 11; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 8)
Chu Teh demands that Chiang Kai-Shek withdraw his order of August 11 and states a six-point demand.
2427 Open Letter to the People of Tientsin, 1945 August 18 (No. 12; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 9)
Published by the Tientsin Liberation Committee. Demands that the people of Tientsin cooperate with the troops of the 8th Route Army scattered around Tientsin and overthrow the Tientsin Municipal Government.
2428 Wall Poster Issued by the Political Department, 1945 August 20 (No. 13; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 10)
Issued by the Military Region Political Department. Reports that Soviet armed forces have advanced to Shenyang (Mukden) and Jehol and that many Japanese troops have surrendered in Manchuria and the Pacific basin.
2429 Declaration on the Current Situation Issued by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, 1945 August 25 (No. 14; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 11)
Issued by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. Announces that the war against Japan has been won and that the Party's new missions will be to consolidate all people, to guarantee peace, to realize democracy, to unify the country, and to construct a new and strong China. Six demands to the KMT are also included.
2430 "To Celebrate the Final Victory Over the Japanese", 1945 September 9 (No. 15.1; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 12)
Editorial in Liberation Daily (Yenan) reprinted by the Political Department of the 11th Sub-Military Region, Chin-Chahar-Chi Military Region. Provides a brief history of Japanese aggression against China and declares the Chinese Communist Party's anti-Japanese stand and nationalism. Announces that the Party's new slogans will be "peace", "democracy", and "consolidation".
2431 "The Whole World Must Keep Alert on the Seeds of Trouble Sowed by Chiang Kai-Shek", 1945 August 25 (No. 15.2; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 13)
Editorial in Liberation Daily (Yenan) reprinted by the Political Department of the 11th Sub-Military Region, Chin-Chahar-Chi Military Region. Argues that Chiang Kai-Shek's expectation of ending the war against the Japanese is only an opportunity to pave the way for a new war that will throw the Chinese people into a bloody sea and threaten peace in the Far East.
2432 Open Letter to the People of Tientsin, 1945 August 31 (No. 16; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 14)
Published by the Political Department of the Chi-Jehol-Liao Military Region and the Tientsin National Revolutionary Alliance. Calls on the people of Tientsin to cooperate with Communist troops, disarm enemy troops, and arm themselves as soon as possible. Severely criticizes Chiang Kai-Shek's orders regarding the procedures of accepting the surrender of Japanese troops.
2433 "Express News", 1945 September 12 (No. 17)
Issued by Important News Press. Reports that Communist troops have seized a coal mine region in Northern Honan. The Commander in Chief of the puppet army of Northern China, Lee Hsien-Chou, was captured.
2434 Announcement of Appointment of Mayors and Demand that General Simomura Surrender, Undated (Nos. 18.1 and 18.2; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 15)
18.1: Announces the appointment of mayors of Peking, Tientsin, and other cities.
18.2: Informs the commander of Japanese troops in Northern Japan that he and the soldiers under his command should surrender to Communist troops within 48 hours.
2435 Announcement Demanding Surrender of Japanese Army Issued by the Chin-Cahar-Chi Military District, 1945 (No. 19; Removed to Map Case)
Demands that the officers and commanders of the puppet army surrender to the Communist Army along with their troops, guaranteeing their lives and the maintenance of their positions.
2436 Wall Poster Regarding Japanese Soldiers and the Japanese People, Undated (No. 20; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 16)
Contains:
1: Leaflet of the Anti-Japanese Alliance, 9th Special District, Central Chi Area stating that the KMT wants to make trouble and that therefore the people should fight against it.
2: Letter of the Liberation Alliance of the Japanese People (in Japanese) calling on Japanese soldiers to surrender to the 8th Route Army to save their lives.
3: Letter of Chu Teh to the Officers and Soldiers of the Japanese Army calling on them to surrender to the 8th Route Army immediately.
4: Letter of the liberation Alliance of the Japanese People (in Japanese) calling on Japanese people to stay in China to organize around the leader of the Japanese Communist Party.
5: Letter of the Anti-Japanese Alliance, 9th Special District, Central Cahi Area warning people of the KMT's reactionary sabotage.
6: Leaflet of the Anti-Japanese Alliance, 9th Special District, Central Chi Area demanding people to go along with the 8th Route Army forever.
2437 Peking Committee Document Exposing the Intrigue of Japanese Militarists, Undated (No. 21; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 17)
Written by a representative of the Central of the Japanese Communist Party. Reprinted by the Peking Committee, Central Chi Region, 8th Route Army. The author argues that the Japanese government announced surrender so soon because moderate militarists are trying to preserve their economic, political, and military strength so that they can exact revenge in the future.
2438 Political Department Flyer Regarding Achievements of the Youth Soldiers of the Hopeh District in the Anti-Japanese War, Undated (No. 22)
Issued by the 9th Sub-Military Region, Central Chi Military Region. Publishes statistics on the achievement of the young people of the Central Chi area on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the Anti-Japanese War.
2439 Announcement of the Political Department, Chi-Jehol-Liao Military Region, Undated (No. 23)
Demands that servicemen and policemen of the puppet government ignore Chiang Kai-Shek's orders.
2440 Wall Posters Issued by the Anti-Japanese Alliance and the Political Department of the Central Chi Area, Undated (No. 24.1 and 24.2; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 18)
24.1: Wall Poster issued by the Anti-Japanese Alliance, 9th Special District, Central Chi Area stating several economic principles for developing the economy.
24.2: Wall Poster issued by the Political Department, 9th Sub-Military Region, Central Chi Military Region. Provides statistics on the achievements of the 8th Route Army, the New 4th Route Army, and the Southern China column on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the Anti-Japanese War.
2441 Wall Posters Created by the Political Department of the Central Chi Military Region and the Anti-Japanese Alliance of the Central Chi Area, Undated (No. 25.1 and 25.2; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 19)
25.1: Issued by the Political Department, 9th Sub-Military District, Central Chi Area. Announces the military achievements in the Chin-Chahar-Chi Border Area on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the Anti-Japanese War.
25.2: Issued by the Anti-Japanese Alliance, 9th Special District, Central Chi Area. Demands that the KMT abolish one-party dictatorship, organize a coalition government, and give full freedom to the people.
2442 Leaflet of the Anti-Japanese Alliance, 9th Special District, Central Chi Area, Undated (No. 26)
Warns people of the KMT's reactionary sabotage.
2443 Leaflet of the Anti-Japanese Alliance, 9th Special District, Central Chi Area, Undated (No. 27)
Demands that the people go along with the 8th Route Army forever.
2444 News Release: Commander Zhu De Warns Chiang Kai-Shek not to Continue Civil War, 1945 August 17 (No. 28)
Issued by the Political Department, Chi-Jehol-Liao Military Region. Reports that Chu Teh has telegrammed Chiang Kai-Shek demanding that Chiang end the civil war.
2445 Letter of the Liberated Central Chi Area to All Japanese Officers and Soldiers, Undated (No. 29; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 20)
Declares three favorable conditions for Japanese military personnel surrendering to Communist troops in the area.
2446 "Important News", 1945 September 19 (No. 30; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 21)
Contains:
1: Editorial in the Liberation Daily regarding immediate disarmament of the Japanese armed forces in China.
2: Announces that Japanese troops are destroying and burying armament and military materials.
2447 Situation Map Regarding the Deployment and Engagements of the 4th and 8th Route Armies During the Anti-Japanese War, Undated (No. 31; Removed to Map Case)
2448 Propaganda Poster: "Repair Locomotives, Support the War!", Undated (No. 32; Removed to Map Case)
Posted in Manchuria.
2449 Propaganda Poster: "Welcome the People's Liberation Army Entering the City", Undated (No. 33; Removed to Map Case)
Includes eight regulations for entering cities.
2450 Measures Taken by the Chinese Communist Party on the Occasion of Japan's Unconditional Surrender, 1945 June-September (Unnumbered; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 22)
2451 Proclamation on the Current Situation Issued by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, 1945 August 25 (Unnumbered; Removed to Box 29/OV3, Folder 23)
Series VII: Microfilm and Indexes
BoxFolder
2452 Index and List of Chinese Communist Party Documents, circa 1982 (2 Copies)
2453 Index, 1982 September 1 (Original; Beginning-p. 35)
BoxFolder
251 Index, 1982 September 1 (Original; p. 36-120)
252 Index, 1982 September 1 (Original; p. 121-205)
253 Index, 1982 September 1 (Original; p. 206-249)
BoxRoll
261 Dispatches, 1940-1946 (Microfilm)
262 Dispatches, 1947-1952 (Microfilm)
263 Dispatches, 1956-1960 (Microfilm)
264 Clippings, 1942-1946 (Microfilm)
265 Clippings, 1947-1960 (Microfilm)
266 Miscellaneous Documents, 1933-1951 (Microfilm)
267 Books (Microfilm)
268 Books (Microfilm)
269 Dispatches Regarding Latin America, South America, and Africa, 1947-1959 (Microfilm)
2610 Clippings Regarding Latin America, South America, and Africa, 1943-1959 (Microfilm)
Series VIII: Oversize
Box
27/OV1 Oversized Materials Removed from Series I-Series VI
Box
28/OV3 Oversized Materials Removed from Series I-Series VI
Box
29/OV3 Oversized Materials Removed from Series I-Series VI