Inventory of the Chinese pictorial collection

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Staff and Justyna Szulc
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Chinese pictorial collection
Date (inclusive): 1868-1991
Collection Number: XX770
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 2 oversize boxes, 1 card file box, 1 oversize folder, 1 scroll (1.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Photographs and other audiovisual material depicting Chinese cities, scenes of daily life, various prominent personalities, and miscellaneous scenes of political activities.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

Access

Boxes 1 and 2 are closed; access images are available in Box 4. The remainder of the collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Chinese pictorial collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

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

Photographs and other audiovisual material depicting Chinese cities, scenes of daily life, various prominent personalities, and miscellaneous scenes of political activities.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

China--Pictorial works.

Box 1

2 prints depicting Amoy, China, 1926

Access

Closed. Access image available in Box 4, folder 12.
Box 2

Chinese scroll painting of the birth of Jesus, undated

Access

Closed. Access image available in Box 4, folder 13.
Box 3

U.S. Marines in China album, 1927

Scope and Contents

Oblong photo album assembled by an anonymous Marine stationed in Shanghai, China, in 1927 to 1928. Consists of 108 photographs with neatly penned, concise captions below (on black album page) plus 132 uncaptioned photos. Captures street scenes around Shanghai (and perhaps also Tientsin) and the harbor; USMC headquarters and camp; leathernecks on duty manning machine-gun batteries, on parade, during rest periods, out on the town; many street scenes, including photos of locals (e.g., beggar, barber, shoemaker, merchant).
Box 3

Unidentified photograph, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 1

13 prints depicting Chinese views, including the Great Wall and Inner Mongolia

Scope and Contents note

Previously Envelope A in photo file.
Box/Folder 4 : 2

33 prints of Peking (Peiping), China, 1936-1938

Scope and Contents note

Previously Envelope H in photo file.
Box/Folder 4 : 3

9 prints of the 1937 bombing of Shanghai, China, by the Japanese, 1937

Scope and Contents note

Previously Envelope I in photo file.
Box/Folder 4 : 4

1 print depicting the staff of the Chinese Embassy in Paris, 1909; and 7 photocopies of prints depicting Chinese students in France and Belgium, 1909-1930

Scope and Contents note

Previously Envelope K in photo file.
Box/Folder 4 : 5

1 stereoptic slide depicting buildings in the French Concession in Tientsin destroyed by bombing, and one depicting the East Asiatic German Infantry sent to China to suppress the Boxer Rebellion, 1901

Scope and Contents note

Previously Envelope M in photo file.
Box/Folder 4 : 6

7 prints depicting rooms in Hotel Astor, Tianjin, China, where Herbert Hoover is said to have worked and lived, circa 1980

Scope and Contents note

Previously Envelope O in photo file.
Box/Folder 4 : 7

Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and last emperor Puyi, 1956

Scope and Contents

Includes 9 prints depicting the last emperor of China, Puyi, in a Communist political prison in Fushun, China, in 1956; 7 prints depicting Mao and former Chinese PM Zhou Enlai in Beijing airport in 1956. Photos by David Lancashire, the first North American correspondent to report from mainland China in the 1950s.
Box/Folder 4 : 8

Photographs of Shanghai, 1941

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Postcards of Northern Chinese City, Harbin, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Photographs and negatives, Shanghai, 1986

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Photographs of Shanghai, 1991

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Access image of prints depicting Amoy, China, 1926

Box/Folder 4 : 13

Access image of Chinese scroll painting of the birth of Jesus, undated

Envelope mB

3 prints of a house with beautiful artwork, given to the missionaries for kindergarten work

Envelope mC

1 print depicting the Republican Conference held at Nanking, China, where delegates from 17 provinces elected Dr. Sun Yat-sen president of a provisional government, 1991 December 29

Scope and Contents note

1 print is of the article in the Chinese newspaper Min-li pao, which reported the results of the election.
Envelope G

1 autographed print of Dr. H. H. Kung

Envelope mJ

2 prints taken by Tony Wills depicting scenes of the Cultural Revolution, entitled "A Meeting Hall for Workers at a Nitrogenous Fertilizer Factory in Canton," and "Red Guard Posters in the City of Canoton Near the 'Friendship Store'," 1966 August

Envelope m*L

1 painting by Ching-chuk Yu, 1969 October 10

Envelope m*L

1 print depicting the Diplomatic Corps in Beijing with President Yuan Shih-kai, circa 1913-1914

Envelope mN

1 print depicting the staff of the Chinese Embassy in the United States, 1868; and 1 print depicting the Methodist Episcopal Church in Shanghai, undated

Memorabilia cabinet

Decorative Chinese scroll, undated