Register of the John Kenneth Caldwell Papers

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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

Access

Collection open for research.
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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.
Africa.
Australia.
China.
Diplomats--United States.
Ethiopia.
Japan.
Moving-pictures.
Narcotics, Control of.
Russia.
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

 

MOTION PICTURE FILM

Scope and Contents note

The shotlists for the motion picture film reels are all taken from the intertitle cards that exist in each film and indicate the content that is contained in the motion picture film.
Motion picture film Reel

Reel 1: Peking - 16mm silent film 1935-1942

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

The Gleaming Roofs of the Forbidden City Defy the Ravages of Time

 

The Tombs of the King Emperors Lie Neglected in the Foothills

 

The Summer Palace Remains Unspoiled Since the Days of the Empress Dowager

 

Reflections: The Empress' Fish Pond

 

A Splendid Panorama Rewards the Climber of Coal Hill

 

The Camels are Coming!

 

To this Alter the Son of Heaven Went Yearly to Intercede for his People

 

The Dragon Kings were Wont to Enjoy their Sports at the Winter Palace

 

Like a Jewel Mirrored in the Ohunghai Lake

 

The Sheltered Quiet of Chinese Houses near Peking Still Provides Relief from the Strain of Diplomatic Life

 

The Proud Disdain the Camels Carry on Regardless of Incidents and "New Orders"

 

Persimmons are on Sale Everywhere, Beside the Old Fortune Teller and at the Temple of Confucius

 

The Feet of the Multitude and the North Wind Stir Up the Dust Outside the Hatamen Gate

 

From the Tai Miao Stretches a Vista of Yellow Roofs to the Forbidden City

Motion picture film Reel

Reel 2: Conte Verde-Gripsholm; Shanghai-New York - 16mm silent film 1942

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

On the Conte Verde and Gripsholm evacuees from China reach N.Y. August 1942

 

The long way home Shanghai to New York via Laurenco Marques on the Conte Verde and Gripsholm June 29 - August 25, 1942

Motion picture film Reel

Reel 3: Columbia Country Club, August 1930 etc. - 16mm silent film

General Physical Description note: 16mm reversal original, silent, edited, color

Access

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

General Note

This film was preserved through a 2012 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

Columbia Country Club / Washington Cherries, Spring 1931

 

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

Motion picture film Reel

Reel 4: British Consulate in Washington, D.C.; skating in China - 16mm silent film 1937

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

Coronation Illumination, Gordon Hall and Our Contribution [nighttime shots of buildings with lights]

 

The Hollyhocks Bloom Despite Poor Soil at 71 Meadows Road

 

The Soft Gray of Spanish Moss at Cypress Gardens

 

Washington in Autumn

 

Tientsin - Peking Hunt at Tientsin, February 1938

 

Tientsin Winter Sports, Curling, SKating "P'ai Tsu"

 

Madame Fuyet Demonstrates the Waltz

Motion picture film Reel

Reel 5: Life in Tientsin and Paitaiho - 16mm silent film 1938

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

The Guillaumes at the Country Club

 

Departure of the 15th US Infantry from Tientsin

 

Presentation by American Community at American Barracks

 

International Guard of Honor at French Square

 

En Route to the Station, March 2, 1938, Led by the British Band, Salute at American Consulate General

 

Smoke of Farewell Fireworks at Victoria Park

 

Arriving at East Station Led by the Italian Band

 

The Marines have Landed! Admiral Yarnell and Lt. Col. James, Inspection May 1938

 

July 4, 1938, Review on "Can Do Field"

 

At the Haesart's Tennis Court

 

Summer Solace at the Solivas'

 

The James and Orr Families After Ham and Eggs at the Grandstand

 

Peitaiho 1938, "Pine Cliff"

 

Dangerous Curves Ahead! On the Beach

Motion picture film Reel

Reel 6: Racing; flowers; peach blossoms in Tientsin - 16mm silent film 1937-1938

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

A Day at the Races in Tientsin [features horse races, rickshaw stand]

 

Tientsin Hunt Club, Autumn Gymkhana, 27th November 1938

 

War Fund Grand Football Match, Min Yuan Field, Sunday April 14th

 

Peaches and Other Blossoms

Motion picture film Reel

Reel 7: Flood in China, Chinese funeral; farewell review Tientsin, China - 16mm silent film 1939

General Physical Description 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.

Access

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

Reel 8: Regatta, soccer, field days, fusiliers in Tientsin - 16mm silent film 1937-1938

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

Lancashire Fusiliers in Tientsin

 

Navy Ship Departing

 

French Field Day at East Arsenal

 

Rowing Regatta on the Odoriferous Haiho, Soccer Game, April 1938

Motion picture film Reel

Reel 9: Polo; dogs; badminton in China - 16mm silent film 1938-1938

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

The Country Club, Winter Badmington [sic.]

 

I Can't Remember a Worse December, Just Watch these Icicles form! Susan and Micky [dogs playing in snow]

 

Spring, Building the Tennis Courts [Chinese laborers]

 

Summer, Peking - Tientsin Polo Game, June 1938, The Club Gardens

 

A Tientsin Summer, 1939, From Polo to Boating

 

Place Your Bets! Your Money Will Move as Fast as the Hai Lai Players!

Motion picture film Reel

Reel 10: Boat picnic; scenery; war damage in Tientsin - 16mm silent film

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

A Boat Picnic in Tientsin, June 1937

 

Sea Lyons [sic] at Chinwangta, July 4, 1937

 

The Old Swimming Hole at the Club

 

The July 29th Incident at Tientsin, Shell Hole in Country Club Wall

 

Morning's Corner, Barricade at British Concession Boundary, Refugee Boat Dwellers

 

Yamen River, French Tank adn Guard at International Bridge

 

Haiho River from Ex-Russian Concession, Refugees and Corpses, August 1, 1937

 

Tennis at the Recreation Ground, September 1937

 

Tennis at Bruce's, 1937

 

David and Lizette at the Club, October 5, 1937

Motion picture film Reel

Reel 11: Country Club Ball, departure of British, farewell ceremonies in Tientsin - 16mm silent film 1939-1940

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

The 1939 Tientsin Summer Sizzled Behind Barricades and Liv Wire Fences as We Went Bowling Over Bumps and Humps

 

Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New! Ready for the Country Club Fancy Dress Ball, New Year's Eve 1938

 

In Preparation for the Tientsin Summer, the House is Given its Sheltering Straw Mat "P'eng" [Chinese laborers applying straw roof to house]

 

The Consular Residence Serves as a Chapel for the Wedding of Lt. Schartzel of the US Marine Corps, Tientsin, March 1939

 

The Interior of the Consular Residence Radiates Hospitality for Visiting Admirals and High Commissioners, May-June 1939

 

The Last of the British Brigadiers, Sir John and Lady Laurie Depart, January 1940

 

For Remembrance! Armistice Day 1938

Motion picture film Reel

Reel 12: San Francisco passage to Japan adn China from Seattle; David in Japan; life in China, 1937 - 16mm silent film 1937

General note

This film was digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).

Scope and Contents

Intertitles
 

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

Envelope A

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