Inventory of the John Richard Shaffer papers
Finding aid prepared by Tess McCarthy, MLIS
Hoover Institution Archives© 2009; 2014; 2015
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Title: John Richard Shaffer papers
Date (inclusive): 1942-1999
Date (bulk): (Bulk, 1942-1944)
Collection Number: 2000C5
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 oversize box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Photographs and writings relating to military activities in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Includes photographs of Chiang Kai-shek and of General Joseph W. Stilwell.
Creator: Shaffer, John Richard
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], John Richard Shaffer papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.
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John Richard Shaffer served as a technical sergeant in the United States Army on assignment as both war correspondent and photographer during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theatre from 1942-1944. Shaffer’s career after World War II involved writing on the topics of the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, and contributing to publications such as: “The Nation,” “Common Sense” and “Social Education.” Shaffer, who earned a doctorate degree in Education, was on faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi and State University of New York (SUNY), Cortland.
Joseph Warren Stillwell papers, Hoover Institution Archives.
William Rudolph Gruber papers, Hoover Institution Archives.
Inventory of the Chiang Kai-shek Diaries, Hoover Institution Archives.
Photographs, printed materials such as veteran's magazine "Ex CBI Roundup" and writings relating to American and Chinese military activities in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Includes photographs of Chiang Kai-shek and of General Joseph W. Stilwell.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975--Pictorial works.
Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946--Pictorial works.
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Asia.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Burma.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--China-Burma-India Theater
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--China.
World War, 1939-1945--Pictorial works.
Box 1 : 1
Photographs, 1941 - 1944
As war photographer, John Richard Shaffer’s work depicts landscapes of China and Burma, portraits of General Joseph W. Stilwell and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and, every day people such as soldiers and civilians. The collection also includes five mounted photographs with annotations on the back.
Box 1 : 2