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Preliminary Inventory to the Alonzo Bland Calder Papers, 1911-1956.
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alonzo Bland Calder Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1956.
    Collection number: 75007
    Creator: Calder, Alonzo Bland, 1892-
    Collection Size: 45 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box. (19 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Memoranda, reports, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and pamphlets, relating to American foreign and economic relations with China in the interwar period and immediately after World War II, and to American foreign and trade relations with the Soviet Union, Egypt and Malaya.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alonzo Bland Calder Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    China--Commerce--United States.
    China--Foreign relations--United States.
    Egypt--Commerce--United States.
    Malaya--Commerce--United States.
    Soviet Union.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--Commerce--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Commerce--China.
    United States--Commerce--Egypt.
    United States--Commerce--Malaya.
    United States--Commerce--Soviet Union.
    United States--Foreign relations--China.
    United States. Dept. of State.
    Diplomats--United States.

    Biographical Note

    1892 Born, Iowa
    1915 Secretary to Jeremiah Smith, Jr. on relief mission to Turkey, Rockefeller Foundation
    1916 Clerk, American Legation, Berne, and American Embassy, Petrograd
    1917-1920 Petrograd, New York City and Shanghai in various capacities for W.R. Grace & Co.
    1920-1922 Department of Commerce clerk, Peking; later, Trade Commissioner and Assistant Commercial Attache under Julean Arnold
    1923-1926 Assistant Trade Commissioner, Tokyo
    1926-1928 Trade Commissioner, Shanghai
    1928-1930 Assistant Commercial Attache, Peking
    1930-1939 Assistant Commercial Attache, Shanghai
    1939-1941 Consul, Shanghai
    1940 (?) Held in diplomatic custody by the Japanese until June 1942
    1942 Repatriated and assigned to Moscow as First Secretary in charge of economic studies
    1942-1943 Second Secretary and Consul, American Embassy, Moscow
    1943-1945 First Secretary and Consul, Moscow
    1945 First Secretary, American Embassy, Cairo
    1945 First Secretary, American Embassy, Chungking
    1945-1949 Commercial Attache, Shanghai
    1952 Retired