Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Alexander Liosnoff Papers
Collection number: 2005C19
Liosnoff, Alexander, 1920-
40 manuscript boxes, 1 carton, and 1 oversize box
(17.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The Papers contain information on the Shanghai American School Association, American psychological warfare activities during
the Korean War, and the post-World War II American civil administration of the Ryukyu Islands, based in Okinawa, including
reversion to Japan in 1972. The materials were generally kept in the original order and arrangement of the creator.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages represented in the collection:
The collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Alexander Liosnoff papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
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of boxes listed in this finding aid.
|1920, May 7
||Born, Harbin, Manchuria
||Graduated, Shanghai American School
||Graduated, University of Missouri School of Journalism
||Radio news reporter and editor, KMOX-CBS St. Louis, Missouri
||Drafted; Served in the U.S. Army in World War II
||Radio news reporter and editor, KLX-Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California, and KGO-ABC, San Francisco, California
||Recalled to serve in the Korean War, GHQ Far East Command, duty with Psychological Warfare Branch G2 and Radio Pusan
||United States Army Seventh Psychological Operations Group and First Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group
||Chief, Information Division, Public Affairs Department, U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa
||Director, Public Affairs Department, U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa
||Consultant in public affairs, Bank of America Communications Department, San Francisco
||First president, Shanghai American School Association
||Newsletter editor, Shanghai American School Association
Scope and Content of Collection
Acquired in 2005, the Alexander Liosnoff Papers contain information about the Shanghai American School Association, American
psychological warfare activities during the Korean War, and the post-World War II American civil administration of Okinawa
and the Ryukyu Islands, including reversion to Japan in 1972. Materials were kept in the original order and arrangement of
The Korea Files document the Army's Psychological Operations, focusing on radio broadcasting to South and North Korea via Radio Pusan. Documents
collected include information gathered in both Korea and Tokyo on psychological warfare, the management of prisoners of war,
and propaganda leaflets.
Oversize Materials contains a photograph album about Korea.
Okinawa Files (U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands) include correspondence, reports, memoranda, press releases, press summaries, radio broadcast scripts, studies, reports, newsletters,
clippings, printed materials, and photographs, documenting the administration and local relationships of the public affairs
staff of the U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyus from 1957 to the reversion of the territory to Japan in 1972.
Oversize Materials include photographs and photograph albums documenting Okinawa.
Printed Matter contains numerous secondary sources on Okinawa.
Shanghai American School Association (SASA) Records are comprised of materials documenting the activities of Shanghai American School (SAS) alumni. Liosnoff served
as the founding president and newsletter editor from 1989-1998. Documents include information about the executive board, correspondence,
newsletters, and annual reunions.
Oversize Material includes a photograph album of SASA activities, while
Printed Matter contains published works of former SAS students.
Oral History Materials series includes an audio tape and transcript of an oral history interview with Alexander Liosnoff. Conducted by Brad Bauer,
Associate Archivist for Collection Development at the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005, the interview connects the materials
in the collections with the events in Liosnoff's life.
Organized into six series: Oral History Materials, Shanghai American School Association Records, Korea Files, Okinawa Files
(U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands), Oversize Materials, and Printed Matter.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.
United States. Army.
Shanghai American School.
Shanghai American School Association.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Psychological aspects.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Prisoners and prisons.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Propaganda.
Radio broadcasting--Korea (North)
Propaganda, American--Korea (North)
Prisoners of war.
Ryukyu Islands (United States Civil Administration, 1945-1972)