The James Wong Howe papers span the years 1915-1991 (bulk 1932-1975) and encompass 12.8 linear feet.
The collection consists of scripts, some correspondence, article manuscripts, an oral history, radio
broadcast transcripts, biographical and publicity material, scrapbooks, and photographs. Sixty-five of
Howe's films are represented in the photograph series. There are also biography, family, general subject,
portraits, and travel photographs. Of particular interest are pictures taken by Howe on trips to China in
1929 and 1948.
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