A Register of the Alexander Liosnoff Papers

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A Register of the Alexander Liosnoff Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Elizabeth Konzak
Date Completed:
2007, revised 2009
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications and Elizabeth Konzak
© 2009 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alexander Liosnoff Papers
Dates: 1935-2005
Collection number: 2005C19
Creator: Liosnoff, Alexander, 1920-
Collection Size: 40 manuscript boxes, 1 carton, and 1 oversize box (17.4 linear feet)
Repository: 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: Languages represented in the collection: English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Chinese

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alexander Liosnoff papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005.

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.

Biography Note

1920, May 7 Born, Harbin, Manchuria
1938 Graduated, Shanghai American School
1941 Graduated, University of Missouri School of Journalism
1941-1943 Radio news reporter and editor, KMOX-CBS St. Louis, Missouri
1943-1946 Drafted; Served in the U.S. Army in World War II
1946-1950 Radio news reporter and editor, KLX-Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California, and KGO-ABC, San Francisco, California
1950-1951 Recalled to serve in the Korean War, GHQ Far East Command, duty with Psychological Warfare Branch G2 and Radio Pusan
1951-1957 United States Army Seventh Psychological Operations Group and First Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group
1957-1971 Chief, Information Division, Public Affairs Department, U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa
1971-1972 Director, Public Affairs Department, U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa
1972-1985 Consultant in public affairs, Bank of America Communications Department, San Francisco
1985 Retired
1989-1991 First president, Shanghai American School Association
1989-1998 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 creator.
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.
The 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.
The 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.

Arrangement

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.

Subjects

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.
Education--China.
Americans--China.
Shanghai (China)
Ryukyu Islands--History--1945-1972.
Okinawa-ken (Japan)
Ryukyu Islands (United States Civil Administration, 1945-1972)


Container List

Box/Folder: 1

Oral History Materials, 2005.

Scope and Content Note

Includes audio recording and transcript of a 2005 oral history interview with Alexander Liosnoff conducted by Brad Bauer, the Hoover Institution Archives Associate Archivist for Collection Development.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Compact sound cassettes 2005 October 3

Access Information

Use copy reference number: 2005C119_a_0000077_a
Box/Folder: 1 : 2-3

Transcripts, 2005

Box: 1-14, 40-41

Shanghai American School Association (SASA) Records, 1935-2004.

Note

See also Oversize Materials for a Photograph Album.

Scope and Content Note

Contains documentation on the school as well as records, correspondence, and newsletters of the association. Documents include materials of the executive board, officers, and information about annual reunions. Arranged into groups by function.
Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Historical, 1935-2000

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

New School, 1980-1995

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Administrative correspondence, American Consulate General, Shanghai, 1997

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Plans and goals, 1991

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Songs, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Formation, 1989

 

Executive committee

Box/Folder: 2 : 5-6

Meetings, 1989-1994

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Activities, 1990.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Chinese mayor's visit to U.S.
 

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 2 : 8-11

Liosnoff, Alexander, 1979-2001

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

General, 1991-2003

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Armstrong, Oscar, 1989-2002.

Scope and Content Note

Executive committee
Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Arnold, Jack, 1989-2004.

Scope and Content Note

Executive committee
Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Barr, Betty, 1989-2003.

Scope and Content Note

Shanghai news correspondent
Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Belknap, Ted, officer, 1990-1992.

Scope and Content Note

Class of 1940 aide
Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Campbell, Ruth Creighton, 1992-2003.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletter artist
Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Cavanaugh, Jim, 1989-1995. 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

Class representative, 1948-1951
Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Gallimore, Bob, 1989-1991.

Scope and Content Note

Officer
Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Harnsberger, Jim, 1991-1995.

Scope and Content Note

President, officer
Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Hazzard, Mike, 1986-1995.

Scope and Content Note

Officer
Box/Folder: 3 : 10

Heinrichsohn, Theodor (Teddy), 1992-2004.

Scope and Content Note

President
Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Hoffman, Jim, 1989-1997.

Scope and Content Note

Officer
Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Jordan, Faison (Bill), 1989-1990.

Scope and Content Note

Officer
Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Jorgensen, Lorents (Larry), 1988-1998.

Scope and Content Note

Class representative, 1940
Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Karegeannes, Carrie, 1992-2002.

Scope and Content Note

Officer
Box/Folder: 4 : 3-4

Krisel, Lionel, 1977-1999.

Scope and Content Note

President, treasurer
Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Locke, Harriet, 1995-1997.

Scope and Content Note

Class representative, 1950 and later, Peace Corps
Box/Folder: 4 : 6

McAllister, Mary Frances Espey, 1990-1995.

Scope and Content Note

Class representative, 1927 and earlier
Box/Folder: 4 : 7

McClure, George, 1987-1997.

Scope and Content Note

Officer
Box/Folder: 4 : 8

McKeever, Susan L., 1986-1991.

Scope and Content Note

Executive committee
Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Mills, Angie, 1989-2003.

Scope and Content Note

News editor, class representative, 1942
Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Namey, Mary W., 1986-1999.

Scope and Content Note

Class representative, 1938
Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Pryor, Lois, 1991-2002.

Scope and Content Note

Officer
Box/Folder: 4 : 12

Romasco, Anne, 2003

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Stannard, Jean, 1990-1998.

Scope and Content Note

Class representative, 1941
Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Stannard, Ted, 1993-2003

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Walker, Millidge, 1991-1998

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Wentworth, Phoebe, 1988-2001

Box/Folder: 5 : 3-4

Wiant, Al, 1994-2003.

Scope and Content Note

President
Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Witts, Pauline, 2003-2004

Box/Folder: 5 : 6-8

Biographies, 1986-2001, undated

 

SASA Correspondence

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Barnett, A. Doak, 1950-1996

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

Crum, Guy and Bill, 1966, 1991 1994

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Espey, John, 1991-2000

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Fox, Don, 1990, 1998

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Freeman Foundation, Houghton (Buck) Freeman, 1987-2003

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

Furnas, Wendell, 2002-2003

Box/Folder: 6 : 7

Greenhut, Barry, 1993-1996

Box/Folder: 6 : 8

Hanson, William L., 1990, 1996

Box/Folder: 6 : 9

Herman, Ted, 1994-1998

Box/Folder: 6 : 10

Horton, Dr. Tony, 1990-2000

Box/Folder: 6 : 11

Hsu, Ming Chen, 1990-2000

Box/Folder: 6 : 12

Isham, Molly, 1992-2002

Box/Folder: 6 : 13

Lilley, James R., 1989-2004.

Scope and Content Note

Former Ambassador to China, includes micro cassette
Box/Folder: 6 : 14

Montgomery, Ronald, 1990-1999.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs
Box/Folder: 7 : 1

Noyes, Dorothy Stannard, 1995-1998

Box/Folder: 7 : 2

Overholt, Martin, 1999

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

Peretz, Dwight I., 1994-1995

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

Rohe, Terry, 1985-1993

Box/Folder: 7 : 5

Root, Kapsy Russel and Charles, 1992-1999

Box/Folder: 7 : 6

Roy, Ambassador J. Stapleton, 1991-2003

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

Schmid, Beth Louis, 1988-1998

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

Schmidt, Eric, 1991-1997

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

Service, Jack, 1973

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

Silver, Pat Dunn, 1996-1997

Box/Folder: 7 : 11

Smith, Huston, 1982-1997.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a photograph
Box/Folder: 7 : 12

Smith, Walt, 1988-1992

Box/Folder: 7 : 13

Stamps, George and Helen, 1991

Box/Folder: 7 : 14

Stimpson, Mary Bills, 1994

Box/Folder: 7 : 15

Stocker, Hugh Marion, 1989-1990 1996

Box/Folder: 7 : 16

Tappan, David S. 1989-1991 2002

Box/Folder: 7 : 17

Wallace, Barbara Brooks, 1994

Box/Folder: 7 : 18

Wampler, Joe, 1990-1996

Box/Folder: 7 : 19

Williams, Dan, 1988-2001

Box/Folder: 7 : 20

Wilson, Pete, 1991.

Scope and Content Note

Former Governor of California
 

Reunions

Box/Folder: 7 : 21

Class of 1938, 1986-1999.

Scope and Content Note

Includes yearbook copies and California license plate, SASA 38
Box/Folder: 7 : 22

1986, Asilomar, California, 1986

Box/Folder: 7 : 23

1987, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 1987

Box/Folder: 8 : 1-6

1988, Santa Rosa, California 1987-1988

Box/Folder: 9 : 1

1988, Santa Rosa, California 1988

Box/Folder: 9 : 2

1989, 1994, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1989, 1993-1994.

Scope and Content Note

Includes micro cassette of Ambassador Lilley's speech in 1994
Box/Folder: 9 : 3

1989 for post-war classes, Culver City, California, 1989

Box/Folder: 9 : 4

1990, Class of 1940, Washington, D.C., 1990

Box/Folder: 9 : 5

1990, China Camp State Park, San Francisco, California, 1990

Box/Folder: 9 : 6-10

1991, San Diego, California, 1991

Box/Folder: 9 : 11

1992, Kansas City, Missouri, 1992

 

1994, Williamsburg, Virginia

Note

(see 1989 file)
Box/Folder: 9 : 12

1997, Sarasota, Florida, 1997

Box/Folder: 9 : 13

2000, Roslyn, Virginia, 2000

Box/Folder: 10 : 1

2002, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2001-2002

Box/Folder: 10 : 2-4

2003, Orlando, Florida, 2002-2003.

Scope and Content Note

Includes panel preparations
Box/Folder: 10 : 5

Old China Hands Reunions, 1990-1996, undated

 

Chronological Correspondence

Box/Folder: 10 : 6-7

1990

Box/Folder: 11 : 1-6

1991-1993

Box/Folder: 12 : 1

1994

Box/Folder: 12 : 2

1992-1994

Box/Folder: 12 : 3

Notes, 1992-1999

 

Newsletter

Box/Folder: 12 : 4-5

SASA News, 1989-Fall 2004

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 12 : 6

1990

Box/Folder: 12 : 7

1992

Box/Folder: 13 : 1-5

1993

Box/Folder: 13 : 6-7

1994

Box/Folder: 13 : 8-11

1997

Box/Folder: 14 : 1-3

1997-1998

Box/Folder: 14 : 4

Mockups, 1992-1996

Box/Folder: 14 : 5

Miscellany, 1937-2005

 

SASA Additional Materials, 1938-2009

Box/Folder: 40 : 1

Shanghai American School (SAS) diploma, 1938

Box/Folder: 40 : 2

SAS felt letters, circa 1938

Box/Folder: 40 : 3

Appointment calendars, 1995-1996, 1998-2000

Box/Folder: 40 : 4

Biographies, 1994

Box/Folder: 40 : 5

Photographs, 1991-1994

Box/Folder: 40 : 6

SASA publications correspondence, 1997-1998

Box/Folder: 40 : 7

Directory, 1997

Box/Folder: 40 : 8

Newsletter, 1989-1998

Box/Folder: 40 : 9

Reunion videos, 1994, 1998

Box/Folder: 40 : 10

SAS Audio tape, G.H. Stocker, undated

Box/Folder: 40 : 11

"China Memoirs," prepared for the SAS reunion, Oct-02

Box/Folder: 40 : 12

Dripping with Nostalgia: China, 1900-1937, typescript by Hugh Stocker, 1998

Box/Folder: 40 : 13

Shanghai, by Harriet Sergeant, 1991

Box/Folder: 40 : 14

Supplementary materials to the Shanghai book by Lynn Pan

Box/Folder: 40 : 15

Shanghai: A century of change in photographs 1843-1949 by Lynn Pan, reviews, 2009

Box: 41

Shanghai: A century of change in photographs 1843-1949 by Lynn Pan, 1995

Box/Folder: 15, 41

Korea Files, 1951-1962.

Note

See also Oversize Materials for photograph album of Pusan, South Korea, and Japan, 1951-1957.

Scope and Content Note

consists of radio program scripts, interviews, reports, press releases, leaflets, flyers, and clippings about radio broadcasting, prisoners of war, psychological warfare, and propaganda during the Korean War. Arranged by physical form.
Box/Folder: 15 : 1

Psywar operations, programs, 1951-1967

Box/Folder: 15 : 2

Radio station HLKA, Pusan, 1951-1952

Box/Folder: 15 : 3

News commentaries scripts, 1951-1956

Box/Folder: 15 : 4

Prisoner of war taped interview transcripts, 1952

Box/Folder: 15 : 5

Major Joo Yong Bok, 1952-1993

Box/Folder: 15 : 6

Prisoner of war camps, 1951-1956

Box/Folder: 15 : 7

Official reports on prisoners of war, 1953, 1956

Box/Folder: 15 : 8

Press releases, and wire services teletypes, 1952-1953

Box/Folder: 15 : 9

Propaganda analyses, 1954-1955

Box/Folder: 15 : 10

Leaflets, 1953-1954.

Scope and Content Note

In Korean, Russian, and Japanese
Box/Folder: 15 : 11-12

Leaflets, posters, and news sheets, circa 1951-1954.

Scope and Content Note

In Korean and Russian
Box/Folder: 15 : 13

Korean War armistice, 1951-1954

Box/Folder: 15 : 14

Survey of China mainland press source material, 1953

Box/Folder: 15 : 15

Korea, general publications, 1951-1962

 

Korea Files Additional Materials, 1937-2005

Box/Folder: 41 : 1

Psywar Korea leaflets, 1952-1953

Box/Folder: 41 : 2-3

Psywar Korea press and analysis, 1952-1955

Box/Folder: 41 : 4

Korean War Speech materials, 1952-2007

Box/Folder: 41 : 5

John William (Bill) Powell, 1952-1982

Box/Folder: 41 : 6-7

Kenneth Wu (military interpreter) correspondence, 1951-2005

Box/Folder: 41 : 8

Japan collected materials, 1945-1987

Box/Folder: 41 : 9

China and Chinese language collected materials, 1937-1953

Box/Folder: 41 : 10

Military Intelligence Service Association of Northern California, 1998-2006

Box/Folder: 41 : 11

Freeman Foundation and Military Intelligence Association documentary, 1965-2009

Box: 16-31, 42-44

Okinawa Files (U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands) 1950-2001.

Note

See also Oversize Materials for photographs and photo albums, and Printed Matter for secondary sources.

Scope and Content Note

includes briefings, treaties, agreements, reports, news releases, articles, speeches, surveys, correspondence, photographs, and printed materials on the military, reversion process, politics, economics, history, social conventions, cultural arts, and news media of Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands. Photographs may be found throughout the series where noted. Arranged into groups by subject.
 

Overview Materials

Box/Folder: 16 : 1

Briefings, treaties, and executive orders, 1951, 1957-1971

Box/Folder: 16 : 2

Briefings, U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, 1960-1972, 1992, 1999.

Scope and Content Note

Briefings and mission organization
Box/Folder: 16 : 3

GRI (Government of the Ryukyu Islands), 1957-1972, 2000

Box/Folder: 16 : 4

Legal documentation, 1957-1973

Box/Folder: 16 : 5

Fact sheets and fact books, 1962-1963, 1972

Box/Folder: 17 : 1

Okinawa Briefings, 1962-1971

Box/Folder: 17 : 2

U.S. - Japan mutual security policy, 1955-1972, 1992, 1996-2000

Box/Folder: 17 : 3

Geopolitical information, published Japanese opinions, 1962-1973, 1996

Box/Folder: 17 : 4

News conferences, interviews, 1960-1970

Box/Folder: 17 : 5

Special Action Committee on Okinawa (SACO) report, 1996

Box/Folder: 17 : 6

Organizational chart, 1971

 

Military

Box/Folder: 17 : 7

Bases, 1964-1972, 1990-2000

Box/Folder: 17 : 8

Futenma base, 1996-2001

Box/Folder: 18 : 1

Land acquisition, 1955-1970

Box/Folder: 18 : 2

Image incidents, 1959-1971, 1991-2000

Box/Folder: 18 : 3

Gas and nuclear weapons, 1965-1972, 1999

 

1945 Battle of Okinawa, 1945-1967, 1987-2000.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs
 

Reversion

Box/Folder: 18 : 4

Committees and commissions, 1965-1971

Box/Folder: 18 : 5

Agreements, 1965-1974, 2000

Box/Folder: 19 : 1

Cultural centers, 1970-1972

Box/Folder: 19 : 2

Bank of the Ryukyus, 1960 1971-1972

Box/Folder: 19 : 3

Articles on Reversion Actions, 1961-1973

Box/Folder: 19 : 4

Historical, 1964-1974

 

Political

Box/Folder: 19 : 5

G-8 Summit 2000, 1999-2000

Box/Folder: 19 : 6

General, 1964-1974

Box/Folder: 19 : 7

Prime Minister Sato, 1965-1973

Box/Folder: 19 : 8

Masahide Ota writings and clippings, 1965-1968, 1984, 1990-2001

Box/Folder: 19 : 9

Masahide Ota visit to U.S. documentation, 1998

Box/Folder: 20 : 1-2

Masahide Ota correspondence, 1967-2000

Box/Folder: 20 : 3-4

Dr. Mikio Higa articles and correspondence, 1962-2005

Box/Folder: 20 : 5

President Eisenhower visit to Okinawa, 19 June 1960.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs
Box/Folder: 20 : 6

Elections, 1952-1970, 2000

Box/Folder: 20 : 7

Messages from the U.S. High Commissioner to the Government of the Ryukyu Islands, 1959-1968

Box/Folder: 20 : 8

Senkaku Retto (in Japanese) or Diao-Yu Tai (in Chinese) Islands, 1972-1974, 1982, 1990-2000

Box/Folder: 21

Political opinion publications

Box/Folder: 21 : 1

Ryukyuan, 1957-1972, 1989-1997

Box/Folder: 21 : 2

Japanese, 1968-1972

Box/Folder: 21 : 3

American, 1957-1972

 

Economic

Box/Folder: 21 : 4

General, 1957-1972, 2000

Box/Folder: 21 : 5

Reports, 1959-1970

Box/Folder: 21 : 6

U.S. financial contributions, 1959-1971

Box/Folder: 22 : 1

Bank of America, 1972-1975

Box/Folder: 22 : 2

Expo '75, 1973-1976

Box/Folder: 22 : 3

Tourism, 1960-2000, undated

Box/Folder: 22 : 4

Busena Resort Corporation, Site of G-8 Summit circa 2000.

Box/Folder: 22 : 5

Labor, 1969-1972

Box/Folder: 22 : 6

Petroleum, 1968-1972

Box/Folder: 22 : 7

N.S. Savannah, 1956-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Atomic powered merchant ship visit
Box/Folder: 22 : 8

Junior Chamber International conference, 1963

Box/Folder: 22 : 9

Pacific Festival, Kyuyo Maru, 1959-1960

Box/Folder: 23 : 1

Hawaii immigration, 1963-1965, 1982-2000

 

Social

Box/Folder: 23 : 2

Public health, 1961 1971-1972

Box/Folder: 23 : 3

Education and welfare, 1962-1972, 1992, 2000

Box/Folder: 23 : 4

University of the Ryukyus, 1961-1962, 1972, 1992

Box/Folder: 23 : 5

Golden Gate Club, 1952-1969

Box/Folder: 23 : 6

Culture, 1960-1973, 1987-1995, 2000

Box/Folder: 23 : 7

Cultural arts and dance, 1958-1960, 1974-2000

Box/Folder: 24 : 1

Crafts, 1965-1971, 1997-2000

Box/Folder: 24 : 2

Rites and festivals, 1962-1971, 2000

 

U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands (USCAR) Public Affairs

Box/Folder: 24 : 3

Policies and operations, 1958-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs
Box/Folder: 24 : 4

Projects, 1951-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs
Box/Folder: 24 : 5

News media correspondence, 1958-1972

Box/Folder: 24 : 6

General correspondence, 1967-1996

Box/Folder: 25 : 1-2

News media file, 1953-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs
Box/Folder: 25 : 3

Konnichi No Ryukyu (Ryukus Today) magazine, 1957-1970.

Note

See also Printed Matter.
 

Historical

Box/Folder: 25 : 4

Bibliography, gazetteer, 1923-2001, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes maps
Box/Folder: 25 : 5

Commodore Perry, Dr. Bettelheim, 1882-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Photographic copies of historical correspondence
Box/Folder: 25 : 6

Commodore Matthew C. Perry, U.S. Navy, 1945-1971, 1987-1989

Box/Folder: 25 : 7

General Historical, 1945-2000

Box/Folder: 26 : 1

General Historical, 1945-2000

Box/Folder: 26 : 2

Political surveys and polls, 1958-1971

Box/Folder: 26 : 3

Surveys, 1958-1971

 

News Releases

Box/Folder: 26 : 4-8

April-October 1960

Box/Folder: 27 : 1

November-December 1960

Box/Folder: 27 : 2-5

January-May 1971

Box/Folder: 27 : 6-7

November 1971 - May 1972

 

Press Office

Box/Folder: 27 : 8

Public Affairs Department, U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyus, 1960-1972, 1999.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs, reports, and clippings
Box/Folder: 28: 1

Ryukyu Press Group visits the government information office of China, 1969.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs
Box/Folder: 28 : 2

High Commissioner and Civil Administrator speech texts, 1960-1972

Box/Folder: 28 : 3

Japanese views: Okinawa press translations, 1961-1967.

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 28 : 4-5

News media, 1950-1973, 1987-2000

Box/Folder: 28 : 6-7

General, 1957-1973, 1990-2004

Box/Folder: 29 : 1-2

Invitations, letters, cards and notes, 1969-1972

Box/Folder: 29 : 3

Freimuth, Edward, 1957-2001

Box/Folder: 29 : 4

Kabira, Kiyoshi, 1967-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings
Box/Folder: 29 : 5

Martin, James V., 1973-2004.

Scope and Content Note

Political advisor to the U.S. high commissioner of the Ryukyu Islands
Box/Folder: 29 : 6

Miyagi, Etsujiro, 1973-1978, 1966

Box/Folder: 29 : 7

Najkachi, Masao, 1997-2003.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photograph. See also Ota, Masahide
Box/Folder: 29 : 8

Okinawan prefecture government scholars visit, 1997

Box/Folder: 29 : 9

Ota, Masahide, 1967-2001

Box/Folder: 29 : 10

Sutu, T. T., K. S. Hsia, W. Kuai, 1973-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence
 

Photographs

Box/Folder: 29 : 11

Government, 1952-2000

Box/Folder: 29 : 12

USCAR prints of economic situations, 1950-1971

Box/Folder: 29 : 13

Cultural, Educational, Social, 1958-1965

Box/Folder: 29 : 14

Visit by Chief Executive Jugo Thoma to the Department of the Army, Washington, D.C., 1958 June-July

 

Clippings

Box/Folder: 30 : 1-2

Okinawan Reversion clippings, 1971-1972.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese and English
Box/Folder: 30 : 3

Clippings, circa 1960-1999

Box/Folder: 30 : 4

Japanese newspapers, 1969-1973, 1993-1995

Box/Folder: 30 : 5

Newspapers: Japanese Declare War, Japanese Surrender, 1941-1945

 

Printed Materials

 

Directory of Key Ryukyuan Personnel, Research and Evaluation Division, Public Affairs Department, U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, 1969 1969

 

Government of the Ryukyu Islands: Biographical Information, U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands, Liaison Department, 1969

 

Okinawa, Keystone of the Pacific, circa 1960s

 

Home Safety Manual, Ryukyus command headquarters, circa 1960s.

Scope and Content Note

In English and Japanese
 

U.S. Forces Okinawa telephone directory, 1972

Box/Folder: 31

Business card files

 

News media: Foreign correspondents and Japanese editors and reporters, Okinawan editors, reporters, circa 1960-1970

 

Miscellaneous: government, economic, academic, social, circa 1960-1970

 

Memorabilia: Stone in memory of the dedication of the Samuel C. Oglesby Monument, Okinawa, November 26, 1968

 

Okinawa Files Additional Materials, 1950-2008

Box/Folder: 42 : 1

USCAR notebooks, 1968-1971

Box/Folder: 42 : 2

Small notebooks, circa 1969

Box/Folder: 42 : 3

President Eisenhower visit to Okinawa photographs, 19 June 1960

Box/Folder: 42 : 4-5

Photographs, 1950-2003

Box/Folder: 42 : 6

U.S. and Japan Okinawa Reversion Agreement, 1971

Box/Folder: 42 : 7

USCAR in Okinawa collected materials, 1972-2008

Box/Folder: 43 : 1

Speeches and reference materials, 1972-1992

Box/Folder: 43 : 2

Correspondence and organizational documents, 1972

Box/Folder: 43 : 3-4

Okinawa culture articles and clippings, 1959-2005

Box/Folder: 43 : 5

Okinawa history and geography collected materials, 1964-2004

Box/Folder: 43 : 6-7

Battle of Okinawa collected materials, 1945, 1948-2007

Box/Folder: 43 : 8

Commodore Perry and the Gokoku Temple Bell collected materials, 1953-2004

Box/Folder: 43 : 9

Senkaku Islands collected materials, 2005

Box/Folder: 44 : 1

Okinawa collected articles, reports, and writings, 2005-2008

Box/Folder: 44 : 2

The Ryukyuanist newsletter, 2005

Box/Folder: 44 : 3

News clippings, magazines, and printed materials on Okinawa, 1960-2006

Box/Folder: 44 : 4

U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands Book, Dai Nippon Printing Co, Ltd. Tokyo, in Japanese, 1955

Box/Folder: 44 : 5

"Okinawa: Why are we there?" Conference, Liosnoff's Speech for Informational Conference on Okinawa, circa 2000

Box: 44

"Okinawa: Why are we there?" digital image slideshow, 6 CD-Roms, 2005

Box: 44

Okinawa: 50 years of History after World War II video tape, circa 1995

Box: 31-32, 46

Oversize Materials, 1935-2004.

Note

See also Shanghai American School Association Records, Korea Files, and Okinawa Files for additional information

Scope and Content Note

Contains photograph albums of the Shanghai American School Association, Korea, and Okinawa. Also contains photographs, awards, certificates, maps, and printed matter. Arranged by physical form.
 

Photograph albums

 

Shanghai American School, 1935-1988

 

South Korea, Pusan, and Tokyo, Japan, 1951-1957

 

End of World War II, 1945 to Visit of President Eisenhower to Okinawa, 1960

 

Okinawa, 1953-2004.

Scope and Content Note

Includes groups and individual portraits of visitors and staff as well as recent photographs
Box/Folder: 32

Oversize photographs

 

U.S. Civil Administrator Robert A. Fearey and U.S. High Commissioner General James B. Lampert, 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Signed portrait photographs
 

Commendation certificates, 1970-1972

 

Printed Matter

 

Daily Pacifican, 1945

 

Maps, Philippines and Tokyo, circa 1944

 

MapTalk, 1944

 

NewsMap, 1943-1945

 

"China's Reconstruction," North China Daily News, 10 October 1936

 

Yank, 1945

Box: 46

A New Atlas of China: Land, Air, and Sea Routes, by Marthe Rajchman, John Day Company, New York, 1941

Box: 46

Okinawa Files Additional Materials

Box: 46

Certificates of Appreciation from Okinawa, 1962-1963

Box: 46

Okinawan License Plate, 1965

Box: 46

Chieko Liosnoff certificate of appreciation, Okinawa, 1972

Box: 46

Family Identification Documents, 1918-1948

Box: 46

Abram Liosnoff, Chinese Pharmacy certifications in Russian and Chinese, 1934

Box: 46

Abram Liosnoff, American Pharmacy certifications, 1948

Box: 46

Olga Beilin, Jersey City evening school certificate, 1917

Box: 46

Plain English Will transparencies, circa 1980

Box: 33-39

Printed Matter, 1945-1996.

Note

See also Shanghai American School Association Records, Korea Files, and Okinawa files for additional information

Scope and Content Note

Consists of collected secondary sources mirroring the topics of original documentation in the collection. Of particular note are published works inscribed by authors and Okinawan political figures Masahide Ota and Mikio Higa, personal friends of Liosnoff. Some materials are in Japanese or Chinese. Arranged by subject, and then sorted alphabetically by title.
Box/Folder: 33

Shanghai American School Association, 1945-1996

 

110 Shanghai Road, Monica Highland, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1986.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the authors: Carolyn See, Lisa See, and John Espey
 

Barney: Journals of Harry Virden Bernard, Barbara Bernard McGee and Ruth Dorval Jones, self published, 1982.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

Bridges to Beginnings, A collection of poems, Agnes Nasmith Johnson, ROAD Publishers, Painter, Virginia, 1996.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

Minor Heresies, John J. Espey, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1945.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

Minor Heresies, Major Departures: A China Mission Boyhood, John Espey, University of California Press, 1994.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

Strong Drink, Strong Language, John Espey, John Daniel and Company, Santa Barbara, California, 1990.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

Korea, 1950-1955

 

Four Working Papers on Propaganda Theory, U.S. Information Agency and Institute of Communication Research, University of Illinois, 1955

 

Psychological Warfare, by Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, Infantry Journal Press, 1950. Inscribed by the author

 

Psychological Warfare, Theories and Application, by Huang Chi-hsing and Chen Ying-leu, translated by Lee Wah-chung, Chi Hsing Press Branch, Hong Kong, 1955, inscribed by the author

 

Okinawa and the Ryukyus, 1955-1996

 

Periodicals and Magazines

 

American Food Fair, 1971

 

Life on Okinawa magazine, 1965

 

Loo-Choo Independent Magazine, 1993

Box/Folder: 34

Konnichi no Ryukyu (Today's Ryukyus), 1962-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete serial, some in Japanese
 

Okinawa International: A monthly publication, August 1958, February 1959, June 1959

 

Okinawa Graph, 1959-1992,

Scope and Content Note

selected issues
 

Operation Goodwill, circa 1971

 

Quarterly Report of the Okinawan Problems, no.2, 1967, no.4, 1969.

 

A Request, Ginowan City Hall, May 1998

 

Ryukyu, Executive Government of the Ryukyus, 1955, 1958-1964

 

Shurei No Hikari, (Light of the land of courtesy), 1970-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete run of periodical includes special reversion issue
Box/Folder: 35

Shurei No Hikari, (Light of the land of courtesy), 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete run of periodical includes special reversion issue
 

This week on Okinawa, 1959-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete serial set
 

Welcome Okusan, Officers' Wives Club, 1971

 

Monographs

 

America We Have Seen, the Midori Kai, Okinawa Times, 1955

 

A Brief Glimpse into Okinawa's Past, Shiko Sakumoto, circa 1960s

 

Economic Development Study: Ryukyu Islands, Daniel, Mann Johnson and Medenhall and Japan Economic and Engineering Consultants, Ltd., 1968

 

Expo '75, 1972-1975

Box/Folder: 36

Expo '75 Bulletin, 1972-1975

 

Okinawa, Okinawa Prefectural Industries, Promotion Corporation, 1991

 

Okinawa Enno Hokoku (Okinawa Report), Kenjiro Hamanishi, 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

Okinawa History, Bijutsu Shukan design center, 1972.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese
 

Okinawa Hokoku (Okinawa Report), Asahi Shimbun, 2000

 

Okinawa Information Guide and Telephone Directory, 1964-1971, undated

 

Okinawa Ken 37 years of history: Tenth Anniversary of Reversion, Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo, George H. Kerr, et al., 1982.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese
 

On the Threshold of the Closed Empire, Edward C. Bollinger, William Carey Library, Pasadena, California, 1991.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

"Political Process of Okinawa Reversion," International Relations, No. 2, 1974

Box/Folder: 37

Ten Year History of the Ryukyu Development Loan Corporation, 1972

 

Tours of Okinawa: A Souvenir Guide to Places of Interest, U.S. Army Service Clubs Okinawa, Bridgway Press, 1959

 

Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, v. IV, December 1927

 

True Okinawan Spirit: the Life of Kotaro Kokuba, Kyoh Katoh, undated.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese, signed by Kotaro Kokuba
 

Researches in Ryukyuan Ancient History, Liang Chia-pin, 1960.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

Reflections on the Okinawan Experience, ed. Ronald Y. Nakasone, Dharma Cloud Publishers, Fremont, California, 1996

 

Ryukyu Development Loan Corporation Annual Report, 1972

 

Sightseeing Okinawa, 1971

 

We Loved Every Minute: Or Life in "Western" Japan, Sanae Yamazaki, Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1958

 

Masahide Ota

 

The Battle of Okinawa, Masahide Ota, 1984

 

A Comparative Study of American and Japanese Cartoons: In relation to the humor involved, Masahide Ota, 1965.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

The Heart of Okinawa, Masahide Ota, 1974.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese, inscribed by the author
 

Korenga Okinawa Senda (Okinawa War), Masahide Ota, 1977.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese
 

Okinawa Kiyozetsu Suru (Okinawan People's Opinions), Masahide Ota, 1965.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese, inscribed by the author
Box/Folder: 38

Okinawa-no Minshu Ishiki (Okinawans' Thinking), Masahide Ota, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese, inscribed by the author
 

Minikui Nihonjin (Ugly Japanese), Masahide Ota, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese, inscribed by the author
 

Sensoto Kodomo (War and Children), Masahide Ota, 1980.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese
 

Mikio Higa

 

"The Reversion Theme in Current Okinawan Politics," Mikio Higa, Asian Survey, Institute of International Studies, University of California, v. VII number 3, March 1967.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese, inscribed by the author
 

Higa Mikio Seishun Den (Mikio Higa's younger days), 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Story with cartoons in Japanese
 

Political and Parties in Postwar Okinawa, Mikio Higa, University of British Columbia, 1963.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

Politics and Parties in Postwar Okinawa, Mikio Higa, published in Japan by Choo-Koron Sha Inc. 1965.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese, inscribed by the author
 

Japan, 1941, undated

 

Jitsugyo-No-Hawaii, 30th anniversary addition: Featuring timely messages to Japanese people in Hawaii from Army, Navy and civilian leaders , ed. Tetsuo Toyama, 1941

 

Prince Matsuyama Sho Jun's Memorial Works, undated.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese
 

China, 1948-1996

Box/Folder: 39

China and the World Press, Hollington K. Tong, 1948.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

China Anthology: Seventy Years of Shanghai Tiffin Perspectives, ed. Victor T.H. Tsuan and Charles C. M. Chung, Compass Books, 1996

 

Chiang Kai-shek, Hollington K. Tong, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Tokyo, 1953.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

Communist China in World Politics, Harold C. Hinton, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1966

 

Dateline: China, the Beginnings of China's Press Relations with the World, Hollington K. Tong, Rockport Press, New York, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by the author
 

The Rise of Communism in China, 1920-1950, Wang Yah-kang, Chung Shu Publishing Co., Hong Kong, 1951

 

Soviet Russia in China, Chiang Kai-shek, Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy Inc. New York, 1957.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by Major General Hsiao Cheng-chih
 

Tentative list of the 1400 most frequently used Chinese characters, undated

Box: 40-44

Additional materials

Box/Folder: 40-44

Additional materials listed under the corresponding series: SASA files, Korea Files, and Okinawa Files

Box/Folder: 45

Family Identification Documents, 1915-1946

Box/Folder: 45 : 1

Russian and Chinese passport, 1915, 1916, 1946

Box/Folder: 45 : 2

Identification documents, Russian, Chinese, and U.S., 1915-1946

Box/Folder: 45 : 3

Russian portraits, circa 1915-1930

Box/Folder: 45

Plain Language Materials, 1980-2008

Box/Folder: 45 : 4

Plain English for lawyers, 1981-1985

Box/Folder: 45 : 5

Language (Plain) forms, 1974-1980

Box/Folder: 45 : 6-7

Bank of America Plain Language, 1978-2008

Box/Folder: 45 : 8

Guide to Plain Language, circa 1985

Box/Folder: 46

See Oversize Materials series