Inventory of the Helen Praeger Young Interviews

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Title: Helen Praeger Young interviews
Date (inclusive): 1985-2002
Date (bulk): 1985-1997
Collection Number: 2008C52
Creator: Young, Helen Praeger, 1932- , interviewer.
Collection Size: 10 manuscript boxes, 4 cassette boxes (5.5 linear feet)
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In English and Chinese.
Abstract: Sound recordings and translations of transcripts of interviews of women veterans of the Chinese Long March of 1934-1935. Used as research material for the book by Helen Praeger Young, Choosing Revolution: Chinese Women Soldiers on the Long March (Urbana, 2001).
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Helen Praeger Young interviews, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2008.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection mainly contains sound recordings and translations of transcripts of interviews of women veterans of the Chinese Long March of 1934-1935 used as research material for the book by Helen Praeger Young, Choosing Revolution: Chinese Women Soldiers on the Long March (Urbana, 2001). Additionally, the collection contains research material in both English and Chinese, such as biographical material about the women interviewed, the Long March, maps of China, caligraphy samples, and other printed material and drafts of various editions of the book with comments from editors and peers at the "Stanford Biographers Seminar."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

China--History--Long March, 1934-1935.
Communism--China.
Phonotapes.
Women--China.

 

Sound recordings of interviews, 1986-1988

Scope and Contents note

On compact sound cassettes. Titles taken directly from label.
Box 11

Chen Zongying sound recordings from Jun 1987, 20-27 June 1987

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 4 compact sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008574

Scope and Contents note

Parts 1-4: 20 June 1987 Parts 4-8: 27 June 1987
Box 11

Deng Liujin, 1st Interview,

Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008434

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1
Box 11

Deng Liujin, 2nd Interview, 1 July 1986

Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes. The third cassette also contains part of the 3rd interview with Deng Liujin

Access

The third cassette contains part of the third interview. Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008439

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1
Box 11

Deng Liujin, 3rd interview,

Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes. Part of the third interview is contained on the last cassette of the 2nd interview

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008438

Scope and Contents note

Part of the third interview is contained on the last cassette of the 2nd interview

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1
Box 11

12-11-86 interview, 11 Dec 1986

Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008422
Box 11

Guo Chen interview, 10 July 1986

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008573
Box 11

He Mangiu interview, 15 March 1987

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview. The first is two cassettes long. The second is three cassettes long.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008572
Box 11

Jian Xian Jo interview, 3 September 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview, both 3 cassettes long each.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008456
Box 11

Jian Xianren interview, 5 December 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview, 3 cassettes each.

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008578
 

Jian Xianren interview, 10-17 December 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview, two cassettes each.

Scope and Contents note

Parts 1-3: 10 December 1988 Part 4: 17 December 1988

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008579

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1.
Box 11, Box 12

Jian Xianren interview, 14 December 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview, two cassettes each.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008582

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1.
Box 12

Interviews with old soldiers and others, 15 and 17 June 1997

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008586
Box 12

Kang Keqing interview, 14 January 1987

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008441
Box 12

Li Gui Ying and Wei Xiu Ying interviews, 9-11 February 1989

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview, one 3 cassettes long and the other 1 cassette long.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008587

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1.
Box 12

Li Jianzhen and Xie Xiaomei interviews, 2 February 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview, two cassettes each.

Access

Use copy reference numbers: 2008c52_a_0008428
Box 12

Li Kaifen interview, part 1, 28/10, Beijing, undated

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008461
Box 12

Li Kaifen interview, part 2, 28/10, Beijing, undated

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008462
Box 12

Li Yun Ja interview, 14 June 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview. One is one cassette long and the other is two cassettes long.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008696
Box 12

Lin Yueqin interview, 26 Jan 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008698
Box 12

Liu Jian interview, 29 January 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 1 audio cassette. There are two copies of this interview, each one cassette long.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008715

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1.
Box 12

Liu Jian interview, 30 January 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 4 compact sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference numbers: 2008c52_a_0008440, 2008c52_a_0008723, and 2008c52_a_0008724

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1.
Box 12

Liu Jian interview, 29-30 January 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008728

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1.
Box 12

Liu Ying interview, 27 January 1988

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette. There are two copies of this interview, each one cassette long.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008432

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 1.
Box 12

Music recordings and Liu Ying sound recording, 27 January 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008727

Scope and Contents note

Part 1 is two music pieces.
1. A Taste of Honey 2. Le Petite Melodie
Part 2 is a woman speaking in Chinese.
Box 13, Box 12

Ma Yixiang interview, 1 February 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 5 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of the interview, one five cassettes long and the other four cassettes long.

Access

Use copy reference numbers: 2008c52_a_0008397 and 2008c52_a_0008452

Scope and Contents note

The copy 2008c52_a_0008397 copy includes an interview with Li Jianzhen from 2 February 1988

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.
Box 13

Ma Yi Xiang 2 Chao Youp Hua sound recording, undated

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008455. Transcript in English available in Box 2.

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.
Box 13

Quan Wei Hua interview, 10 July 1987

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008791

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.
Box 13

Qian Xijun interview, 23 August 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview, each three cassettes long.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008801

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.
Box 13

Qian Xijun interview, 27 August 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes

Access

Use copy number: 2008c52_a_0008816

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.
Box 13

Wang Ding Guo interview, 6-7 June 1986

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008830
Box 13

Wang Quanyuan and Wei Xiu Ying interviews, 12-13 Feb 1989

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 7 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of these interviews, each seven cassettes long.

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008840

Scope and Contents note

Wang Quanyuan, Tai Hu; Wei Xiu Ying interviews, Nanchang
The interview changes from Wang Quanyuan to Wei Xiu ying at the beginning of part 11 in the Panasonic version and in part 11 in the Sony version.
The first tape of both copies is missing, although this beginning of the interviews might be at the end of item 2008c52_a_0008955.
Box 13

Wei Xiu Ying interview, 11 February 1989

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview, each two cassettes long.

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008955

Scope and Contents note

This recording series may also include the first parts of the Wang Quanyan interview from 12 Feb 1989.
Box 13

Xiao Ku, Lin Yue Qin, etc, interview, undated

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008956
Box 14

Xie Fei interview, 22 Oct 1988

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 6 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview, each six cassettes long.

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.

Access

Use copy number: 2008c52_a_0008957
Box 14

Xie Xiao Mei interview, 2 Feb 1988

Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview, each three cassettes long.

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.

Scope and Contents note

It appears that the beginning of this interview is on the cassettes with an interview with Li Jianzhen (use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008428).

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008959
Box 14

Yan Jing Tang interview, undated

Physical Description: 2 compact sound cassettes

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008967
Box 14

Zhang Gue Lin interview, 16 Feb 1989

Physical Description: 3 compact sound cassettes. There are two copies of this interview. The first copy is two cassettes long. The second and third copies are three cassettes each and the third appears to be a direct copy of the second.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008972
Box 14

Xiao Lin's father-in-law interview, 8 Jun 1997

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008982
Box 14

Zhang Wen interview, 17 Jul 1987

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008983
Box 14

Zhang Wen interview, undated

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Note

Transcript in English available in Box 2.

Access

Use copy number: 2008c52_a_0008985
Box 14

Hunan sound recordings, 14-15 Jun 1997

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Scope and Contents note

Label reads: [illegible], Lu Jiaping 6/14/1997, 97 year old, side A, interview with 97 year old woman who cared for He Jie Chang after LM; Tao Wo 6/14/1997, 74 year old, side B; 6/15, Jiang Jia Jie - 2, Red Army Vets, hu and gang,

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008989
Box 14

Sound recordings from 23-25 June 1997,

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Scope and Contents note

Label reads: 6.23.97/Keen [ming?], 4th Front Army 1/4, Wang Chao 6.25.97/Li Jiang, Li Jian Bowoguan, director - Li Xi

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008992
Box 14

Unidentified sound recording from 15 June 1997,

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0008996
Box 14

Educational sound recordings read by Helen Praeger Young, undated

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Scope and Contents note

Part 1 is "Shrewd Todie and Lyzer the Miser" by Isaac Singer
Part 2 is "The Kingdom of Kochen"

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0009000
Box 14

Unidentified interview sound recording, undated

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy number: 2008c52_a_0009003
Box 14

Unidentified sound recording, undated

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0009007
Box 14

Unidentified sound recording, undated

Language of Material: Chinese
Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Scope and Contents note

The sound quality is terrible on the accessioned cassette.

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0009006
Box 14

Unidentified sound recording, undated

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2008c52_a_0009010
 

Interview files and transcripts, 1985-1995

Language of Material: Chinese

Scope and Contents note

Contains transcripts of interviews, biographical notes on subjects, and drafts of chapters incorporating interviews with maps and scanned photos included.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Chen Zongying, 1986-1995

Biographical/Historical note

Chen Zongying joins the Long March in August 1934 in the Sixth Army Group.
Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Deng Liujin, 1986

Biographical/Historical note

Deng Liujin was a First Front Army veteran.
Box/Folder: 1 : 3

He Manqiu, 1987

Biographical/Historical note

He Manqiu was a Fourth Front Army veteran.
Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Jian Xianfo (Mei Mei), 1988-1995

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Jian Xianren (Jui Jui), 1989-1995

Biographical/Historical note

Jian Xianren was a Second Front Army veteran.
Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Kang Keqing, 1987

Biographical/Historical note

Kang Keqing was the wife of the commander-in-chief of the army, Marshal Zhu De. Keqing was transferred from the First Front Army to the Fourth Front Army in June 1935.
Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Li Guiying, 1989

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Li Jianzhen, 1988-1989

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Li Yanfa, 1988-1989

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Liao Siguang, 1988

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Lin Yueqin, 1985-1988

Biographical/Historical note

Lin Yueqin was a Fourth Front Army veteran, joined the Long March in 1932.
Box/Folder: 1 : 12-13

Liu Jian, 1988-1994

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Liu Ying, 1988

Box/Folder: 2 : 2-4

Ma Yixiang, 1994

Biographical/Historical note

Ma Yixiang was a Second Front Army veteran; she joined the army at age 11.
Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Qian Xijun, 1989

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Quan Weihua, 1987-1989

Biographical/Historical note

Quan Weihua was a Fourth Front Army veteran.
Box/Folder: 2 : 7-8

Wang Ding Guo, 1986-1987

Biographical/Historical note

Wang Dingguo was a Fourth Front Army veteran.
Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Wang Quanyuan, 1989

Biographical/Historical note

Wang Quanyuan was transferred from the First Front Army to the Fourth Front Army in June 1935. In 1936, Quanyuan commanded a regiment of women.
Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Wei Xiuying, 1989

Box/Folder: 2 : 11-12

Xie Fei, 1988-1989

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Xie Xiaomei, 1988

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

Zhang Wen, 1986-1987

Biographical/Historical note

Zhang Wen was a Fourth Front Army veteran.
Box/Folder: 2 : 15

Zhang Yuan Yuan, 1985

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

Yan Jingtang, 1985

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

Men's Interviews and Mixed Materials regarding Chinese Communist Forces, 1944-1985

 

Research material and drafts

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Maps and printed material on China and the Long March, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Notes and drafts, "He Manqiu's Story," 1993-1994

Box/Folder: 3 : 3-5

Drafts, "Jian Xianren," 1994

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Drafts, "Women's Voices on the Long March" and "Women Soldiers of the Long March," 1992-1994

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Drafts, notes, and printed material, 1995

Box/Folder: 3 : 8-10

Drafts with notes from "Biographers Seminar," 1994-1995

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Research material, and drafts with notes from "Biographers Seminar," 1994

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Drafts with notes, 1996-1997

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Drafts and working outlines, 1992-1998

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

"The Feminist Press" drafts and materials, 1996

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Drafts, correspondence, and printed material, 1985-1993

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

United Nations Association research materials, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Maps of China, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Preliminary list of maps by chapter, 2000

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Wang Yougin's calligraphy for book, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Maps of China, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Book photographs by chapter, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Printed material, eye witness accounts, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Maps of China, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Articles on women and oral history, 1995-1997

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Biographical sketches, lists, 1986-2002

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Huaxia Funu Mingren Cidian, 1988

Box/Folder: 5 : 7-8

Long March Images, scanned pictures and photographs, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 9-10

Chinese source material on the Long March, Chinese women, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Various interview notes, circa 1986-1989

Box/Folder: 5 : 12-13

Drafts with Susan Rigdon/Cropp's comments, undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Drafts with notes, 1992-1994

Box/Folder: 6 : 2-3

Stanford "Biographers Seminar" presentation and comments, 1994

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Introduction draft before revisions, 1999

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Thesis: "Women and the Chinese Communist Party," 1978

Box/Folder: 6 : 6-8

"The Private Life of Chairman Mao," undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 8-9

Articles and publications, 1992-1997

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

Articles, 1990s

Box/Folder: 7 : 2-3

"Wang Yizhi: A Woman in Revolution," Gilmartin and Stranahan, 1990

Box/Folder: 7 : 4-7

Papers and articles on women's issues, women in politics, 1986-1997

Box/Folder: 7 : 8-9

Research trip photographs, itinerary, maps, 1997

Box/Folder: 7 : 10-12

"Choosing Revolution," proof and notes, 2001

Box/Folder: 8 : 1

Manuscript preparation guidelines, 1999

Box/Folder: 8 : 2-3

Drafts with Susan Rigdon comments, 1999

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

Architectural sketches and articles, 1967

Box/Folder: 8 : 5-6

Drafts, notes, research materials, 1995-1997

Box/Folder: 8 : 7

Early correspondence and proposal, 1985-1986

Box/Folder: 8 : 8

Copies of face sketches, undated

Box/Folder: 8 : 9

Chinese Map, undated

Box/Folder: 8 : 10

University of Illinois Urbana Press "Choosing Revolution" proposal and draft, 1997

Box/Folder: 8 : 11

Biographical notes, chapter notes, 1997

Box/Folder: 8 : 12

Articles on Chinese communist politics, 1994

Box/Folder: 9 : 1-2

Publications and drafts, on women and war, 1995

Box/Folder: 9 : 3-5

"Women's Voices on the Long March" notes and chapter drafts, 1994

Box/Folder: 9 : 6

"Will to Survive," "Choosing Revolution" drafts and proposals, 1995-1996

Box/Folder: 9 : 7

"Women on the Long March," "Women's Voices" chapter drafts, 1993

Box/Folder: 9 : 8-9

"Women on the Long March" chapters, 1993

Box/Folder: 10 : 1-2

"Long March" drafts for writing workshop, 1993

Box/Folder: 10 : 3

Printed material on Chinese communist party, politics,

Box/Folder: 10 : 4

Zheng Peijun's research, undated

Box/Folder: 10 : 5

Long March, first front notes,

Box/Folder: 10 : 6

Writings, drafts regarding the organization of the Long March, 1990-1992

Box/Folder: 10 : 7

Dijkstra/Dykstra Literary Agency material and correspondence, 1991

Box/Folder: 10 : 8

"The Rise of the Chinese Communist Party," 1972