Register of the John Kenneth Caldwell Papers, 1930-1978

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Xiuzhi Zhou
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Title: John Kenneth Caldwell Papers
Date (inclusive): 1930-1978
Collection Number: 76009
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 folder, 1 envelope, 12 motion picture film reels (0.3 linear feet)
Abstract: Memoirs, printed matter, and photographs, relating to American foreign relations and commerce with Japan, Russia, Australia, China, and Ethiopia, 1906-1945, and to American participation in international narcotics control agencies; and motion picture film depicting scenes of daily life in China, 1930-1942.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Caldwell, John Kenneth, 1881-1982


Collection open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Kenneth Caldwell papers, [Reel no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
United States. Dept. of State.
Diplomats--United States.
Narcotics, Control of.
Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
Soviet Union.
United States--Foreign relations.
World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945.

Folder 1

Memoirs and printed matter

Envelope A

1 print depicting the ceremony deposing the Governor of Vladivostok, March, 1917

Reel 1

Peking, 1935-1942

Reel 2

Conte Verde-Gripsholm; Shanghai-New York, 1942

Reel 3

Columbia Country Club

Note: 16mm reversal original, silent, edited, color


Use copy available on-site for immediate use. Use copy reference number: 76009_f_0009881.

Publication Rights

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Scope and Contents note

Columbia Country Club, August 1930; Washington Cherries, Spring 1931 - Club; Potomac Park and Tidal Basin; Geneva Flower Festival, June 1931; Bangkok, Wat Phra Keo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), November 1931; Poinsettias at 'Tudor,' Sydney, June 21, 1934; House and Botanic Garden; Tientsin Army Review; Chinese Funeral in Tientsin, 1936
Reel 4

British Consulate in Washington, D.C., ; skating in China 1937

Reel 5

Life in Tientsin and Paitaiho, 1938

Reel 6

Racing; flowers; peach blossoms in Tientsin, 1937-1938

Reel 7

Flood in China, ; Chinese funeral; farewell review 1939

Note: 16mm reversal original, silent, edited, color and black & white

General note

This film was preserved through a 2012 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. An access copy is available for immediate use.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.


Use copy available on-site for immediate use. Use copy reference number: 76009_f_0009883.
Reel 8

Regatta; soccer; field days; fusiliers in Tientsin, 1937-1938

Reel 9

Polo; dogs; badminton in China, 1938-1938

Reel 10

Boat picnic; scenery; war damage in Tientsin

Reel 11

Country Club Ball; departure of British; farewell ceremonies in Tientsin, 1939-1940

Reel 12

Motion picture film of San Franciso, Pacific Ocean crossing, and China 1937

Scope and Contents note

Footage of San Francisco, passage to Japan and China from Seattle, David in Japan, and life in China. Year may actually be 1936.
Intertitles from film: From Mark Hopkins Hotel Roof, Fairmont and Mark Hopkins Hotels Down California Street -- The Bay Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge Through the Fog -- After the Crash, Oil on Life Boat, Movie Tug, Back to the Pier, All Off the Ship [SS President Coolidge and oil tanker collided] -- Golden Gate Bridge, Frank H. Buck [oil tanker] and Ohio Aground Near Seal Rocks [sinking ship] -- En Route to Seattle, President Jackson, March 13, 1937, Victoria BC -- A Stormy Passage Nearing Yokohama on Deck in Kobe, A Cotton Lighter Burns -- Whangpoo River, Shanghai, March 31, Purple Mountain, Nanking -- American Consular Residence, The English Church, British Consular Residence -- The Lancashire Fusiliers Attend Church -- The Astor House, Tientsin Club, Keilan Building -- International Track Meet at Min Yuan Field -- International Guard of Honor on Colonel Lynch's Departure.