Register of the Jack Belden Papers

Finding aid prepared by Aparna Mukherjee
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Jack Belden Papers
Date (inclusive): 1935-1989
Collection Number: 90020
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4 boxes, 1 oversize box (3.0 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, news dispatches, and other writings, relating primarily to the Sino-Japanese War, American military operations in North Africa, France, Belgium and Germany, the occupation of Germany, and the publication of China Shakes the World. Includes correspondence with Agnes Smedley.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Belden, Jack, 1910-

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jack Belden Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

The collection was acquired by the Hoover Instituion Archives in 1990.

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.

Biographical Note

1910, February 3 Born, Brooklyn, New York
1926 Graduated, Summit High School, New Jersey
1931 Graduated, Colgate University, New York
1931-1933 Seaman - Java, Phillippines, Germany, and South America
1933 Teacher, Peking University, China
Late 1930s Reported on the Second Sino-Japanese War for the United Press International
Early 1940s Covered Italy, North Africa, and Burma for Time and Life magazines
1943 Returned to the United States
  Author, <title render="italic">Retreat with Stilwell</title>
1944 Author, Still Time to Die
1946 Returned to China
1949 Author, China Shakes the World
1989 June 3 Died, Paris, France

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Jack Belden cover his career as an American journalist. He was a foreign correspondent in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War; in China, Burma, North Africa, and Europe during World War II; and in China during the Civil War.
The materials, consisting of correspondence, news dispatches, writings, diary, and notes, relate primarily to the Second Sino-Japanese War, American military operations in North Africa, France, Belgium, and Germany, the occupation of Germany, the publication of China Shakes the World, and reviews of his writings. An insight into United States Army operations in Europe and the Far East during World War II is also provided.
The Jack Belden papers were acquired originally in 1990. Incremental materials, received in 2008, have been added alphabetically at the end of the register by the original series.

Arrangement

Arranged into seven series: Biographical File, Correspondence, Office File, Writings, United States Army File, Incremental Material, and Oversize Material.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Smedley, Agnes, 1892-1950.
China--History--1937-1945.
China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
Germany--History--1945-1955.
Journalists.
Military government.
Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Western Front.

 

Biographical File, 1943, undated

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, diary, and identification cards, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Clippings about Jack Belden's injury sustained in Oran, Western Algeria, and from Who's Who in the East, 1943, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Diary, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Identification cards issued by British forces, and United States Army Forces in the Middle East, Cairo, Egypt, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Miscellany, 1943, undated

 

Correspondence, 1940-1984, undated

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Unidentified, 1951-1984, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Ackarman, Laura V., 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Amalia, Karl F., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Australia-China Society, 1956

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Baker, Gladys, 1940

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Berry, Bertha L., 1943, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Brajbihari, Vijan, 1954

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Brents, B. P., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Campbell, Kathleen, 1950

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Canfield, Cass, 1948-1950

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Chapman, H. Owen, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Colonel Unni Nayar Commemoration Volume Committee, 1951

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Copps, Kenneth, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Daily Worker, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Downs, K. T., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 20

Dudley, Genevieve, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 21

Ediciones Ló Negri, 1954

Box/Folder 1 : 22

Finke, Mary Berkeley, 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 23

Finnell, Peggie J., 1951

Box/Folder 1 : 24

Fry, Elisabeth D., 1950

Box/Folder 1 : 25

Gadsden, Jeanne?, 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 26

Gilman, Labelle, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 27

Gloonan, Marjorie, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 28

Gordey, Michel, 1953

Box/Folder 1 : 29

Gray, Josephine, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 30

Green, Eleanor B., undated

Box/Folder 1 : 31

Groom, Bessie, 1949

Box/Folder 1 : 32

Hanneman, Erma, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 33

Harper & Brothers, 1948

Box/Folder 1 : 34

Hart, John N., 1960, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 35

Hirschtick, A. B., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 36

Howard, Ruth H., 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 37

Hughes, Carol, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 38

Kenfield, Lu, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 39

Kennedy, Kathleen, 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 40

Koo, T. T., 1980

Box/Folder 1 : 41

Leonhardy, Hans, 1959

Box/Folder 1 : 42

Lifschutz, Anne, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 43

Lumbert, Hortense, 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 44

McAllister Carver, Laura, 1950

Box/Folder 1 : 45

McDonald, Thomas H., 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 46

Manning, James Leeds, Mrs., 1950, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 47

Marshall, Ann N., 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 48

Meijer, Elizabeth T., undated

Box/Folder 1 : 49

Morehouse, Harold, Mrs., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 50

Nagler, Rudyard, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 51

Patrick, Jim, 1951

Box/Folder 1 : 52

Raburn, R. W., undated

Box/Folder 1 : 53

Rajalingam, S. Durai, 1960

Box/Folder 1 : 54

The Reporter, 1949

Box/Folder 1 : 55

Rood, Andra de, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 56

Ruth, Harry S., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 57

Sanders, Jessie, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 58

Schumacher, Joachim, 1950

Box/Folder 1 : 59

Sharper, Frida, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 60

Shepard, Chas D., 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 61

Smedley, Agnes, 1947-1950, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 62

Smith, Laura, 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 63

Snow, Ed, 1962

Box/Folder 1 : 64

Sommers, Martin, 1948

Box/Folder 1 : 65

Spradling, Ernie, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 66

Stilwell, Theodore R., 1943

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Suggett, Allen Holman, 1950

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Thatcher, Blanche M., 1943

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Time (magazine), 1943

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Tischner, Paul, 1944

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Traverse, Virginia, 1944

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Tully, Betty, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Van Winkle, Howard, 1951

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Vincent, Ruth B., 1944

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Warren, Tully E., 1943

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Washburn, Ruth E., 1943, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Wien, C. K., 1944

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Weiner, Jack, Mrs., 1944

 

Office File, 1936-1945, undated

Scope and Contents note

Clippings and printed matter, newspaper dispatches, notes, and telegrams relating to Jack Belden's work as a war correspondent, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 2 : 13-15

Clippings and printed matter, 1936-1939

Box/Folder 2 : 16-20, Box-folder 3 : 1-4

Newspaper dispatches, undated

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Notes, undated

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Telegrams, 1945

 

Writings, 1939-1949, undated

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copies of Jack Belden's writings and reviews of his books, arranged chronologically
Box/Folder 3 : 7

Fragment, undated

Box/Folder 3 : 8

"In the Air" and "Japan's Drive on Hankow," undated

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
 

Reviews

Box/Folder 3 : 9

"The New Fourth Army," circa 1939

Scope and Contents note

Includes a printed copy of the article
Box/Folder 3 : 10

Retreat with Stilwell and China Shakes the World, 1949, undated

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copy
 

United States Army File, 1944-1945, undated

Scope and Contents note

Citation, instructions, maps, memorandum, press release, report, statement, and statistical data, relating to strategic planning and operations, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 4 : 1

Citation for War Department Distinguished Unit--16th U.S. Infantry Regiment and 1st U.S. Infantry Division, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Instructions to U.S. military government officers relating to the military government in Germany, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Maps, undated

Scope and Contents note

12th Army group outline maps of France and Japan, including one reflecting the plan of Japanese operations against Hankow and action against Tienchiachen
Box/Folder 4 : 4

Memorandum and press release, 1945

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Record of plan of war, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Report on coalition government, by Mao Tze-Tung (Mao, Zedong), undated

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Statement by Colonel Myers to Jack Thompson about the organization of the army security force and the headquarters security force (Palace Guard) and the operations in which they were involved, 1944

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Statistical data on the German army, undated

 

Incremental Material, 1930s-1989, undated

Scope and Contents note

Biographical details, correspondence, reports, and writings received as increments to the collection, arranged chronologically by the original series
 

Biographical File, 1989

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Biographical sketch probably written by Beatrice Weber in 1989 and introductory comments by R.K. McCabe, circa 1989

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Obituaries, 1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes a letter to the editor from New York Times, 1989 June, and photocopies of all obituary messages
 

Correspondence, 1988-1989

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Unidentified, 1989-1990, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Belden, David, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 13

Buchman, A. H., 1989

Box/Folder 4 : 14

Christopher, Paul, 1989

Box/Folder 4 : 15

Durdin, Tillman, 1989

Box/Folder 4 : 16

McCabe, Robert, 1988-1989

Box/Folder 4 : 17

McManus, Jason, 1989

Box/Folder 4 : 18

Schaller, Michael, 1989

Box/Folder 4 : 19

Timmerman, Kenneth, 1989

Box/Folder 4 : 20

Weber, Beatrice, 1989

 

Office File, 1936-1941

Box/Folder 4 : 21-22

Reports on China relating to drug trade, criminal activities, political terrorism in Shanghai, and a recollection of pre-war Shanghai by M. C. Ford, correspondent and editor of the Shanghai Evening Post, 1936-1941, undated

 

Writings, 1939

Box/Folder 4 : 23

"The New Fourth Army," pamphlet, 1939

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
 

Oversize Material, 1935-1944, undated

Scope and Contents note

Scrapbooks and writings by Jack Belden, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 5 : 1-2

Scrapbooks, 1935-1938

Scope and Contents note

Two volumes Writings by Jack Belden
Box/Folder 5 : 3

"Sequel to Salerno," undated

Box/Folder 5 : 4

"Hey, Soldier, I'm Wounded!" Life, 1943 September 27

Scope and Contents note

Includes an account and photocopies of photographs of the "Battle of Salerno"
Box/Folder 5 : 5

Miscellany, 1944, undated

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of a photograph of Jack Belden's injured leg, undated, and cover page of Life, 1944 March 20