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Register of the Stanford Listening Post Records, 1940-1945
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Series Description

Box Box No. 1.-2.

Card Indexes.

Scope and Content Note

Three card files consisting of a list of subscribers to the Stanford Listening Post transcripts, a reference file to general information used by Stanford Listening Post staff, and a subject index to the Stanford Listening Post transcripts (citations are to the Tokyo-to-America broadcasts unless otherwise stated). Each file is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Box No. 3.

Correspondence, 1941, 1959.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence relating to subscription of the Stanford Listening Post transcripts, arranged chronologically.
Box Box No. 3.-14.

Transcripts of Broadcasts Received, 1940-1943.

Scope and Content Note

Transcripts of foreign broadcasts received by the Stanford Listening Post, September 1940 to May 1941, and transcripts of foreign broadcasts received by Stanford on behalf of the U.S. Office of War Information (OWI) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), June 1941 to June 1943. Folders include draft translations as well as final transcripts. Arrangement is alphabetical by transmitting city and there-under chronological. The transcripts of the Tokyo broadcasts are divided into three groups--broadcasts intended for the Americas, broadcasts intended for Asia, and broadcasts received by Stanford on behalf of OWI and FCC.
Box Box No. 15.-21.

Transcrips of OWI Broadcasts Transmitted, 1942-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Transcripts of broadcasts originating with the Office of War Information (OWI) and transmitted from Stanford by short-wave radio to the Far East. Arranged alphabetically by names of the OWI news services and there-under chronologically. The OWI news services included the Chinese News (sometimes called the Chinese Dialect News or Dialect News), Japan-Formosa News, and Thai News.
Box Box No. 22.-29.

Project to Analyse Foreign Broadcasts Received by the Stanford Listening Post, 1940-1942.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, drafts of study papers, outlines and plans, notes, and broadcast transcripts of a project to study and compare the propaganda methods of China and Japan as revealed in their radio broadcasts. The final report was not completed, but the records contain drafts of some chapters, notes and copies of Stanford Listening Post broadcast transcripts arranged by subject.

Container List


Card Indexes

Box 1.

List of subscribers to transcripts


Subject index to transcripts (citations are to Tokyo-to-America broadcasts unless otherwise stated)

Box 2.

Reference file to information on important persons in the news, foreign words and idioms, and foreign newspapers


Correspondence, 1941, 1959.

Box 3.

Correspondence relating to subscriptions to Stanford Listening Post transcripts


Transcripts of Broadcasts Received, 1940-1943

Box 3.

Chungking, September 15, 1940-February 28, 1941

Box 4.

Chungking, March 1, 1941-May 15, 1941

Box 5.

Chungking, May 16, 1941-May 31, 1941


Chungking, March 1941-April 1941 (second copy)


Chungking, July 1941-August 1941 (OWI-FCC)


Hsinking (Manchukuo), August 1941 (OWI-FCC)


Saigon, September 15, 1940-October 15, 1940

Box 6.

Saigon, October 16, 1940-February 28, 1941

Box 7.

Saigon, March 1, 1941-May 15, 1941

Box 8.

Saigon, May 16, 1941-May 30, 1941


Saigon, August 1941 (OWI-FCC)


Sydney, February 1, 1941-May 31, 1941


Tokyo-America, September 15, 1940-September 30, 1940

Box 9.

Tokyo-America, October 1, 1940-December 31, 1940

Box 10.

Tokyo-America, January 1, 1941-March 31, 1941

Box 11.

Tokyo-America, April 1, 1941-May 30, 1941


Tokyo-Asia, September 15, 1940-November 30, 1940

Box 12.

Tokyo-Asia, December 1, 1940-May 31, 1941


Tokyo, June 1941-September 1941 (OWI-FCC)

Box 13.

Tokyo, August 1941-September 1941 (OWI-FCC)


Thailand, September 1942-February 1943 (OWI-FCC)

Box 14.

Thailand, March 1943-June 1943 (OWI-FCC)


Miscellaneous transcripts (Stanford Listening Post)


Transcripts of OWI Broadcasts Transmitted, 1942-1945

Box 15.

Chinese News, August 1942-March 1943

Box 16.

Chinese News, April 1943-September 1943

Box 17.

Chinese News, October 1943-March 1944

Box 18.

Chinese News, April 1944-September 1944

Box 19.

Chinese News, October 1944-November 1944 and January 1945-April 1945

Box 20.

Chinese News,May 1945-August 1945 and miscellaneous broadcasts


Japan-Formosa News, May 1945-August 1945

Box 21.

Thai News, May 1942-June 1943


Project to Analyse Foreign Broadcasts Received by Stanford Listening Post, 1940-1942

Box 22.

Project correspondence, 1942


Outlines and plans


Chapter outlines


Project report--outlines, introduction to Chungking chapter, resume of propaganda content


Project report, drafts


Comparison of Chungking and Tokyo broadcasts


Comparisons of press


Chungking broadcasts


Quantitative tables comparing broadcast references to subjects


Tabulated analysis of references to leaders


Subject arrangement of transcripts, 1940-1942


Burma Road










French Indo-China relations




Government control of economics


Government development of economics

Box 23.



Industrial cooperatives


Military failures


Monetary policy




Occupation of


Overseas Chinese


Pleas for American aid


Political developments


Radio communications


Relief program


Shanghai, international settlement


Transportation and communications


War (Chungking broadcasts only)

Box 24.

European War

Box 25.



Collaboration with Axis


International policy


Marshal Petain


French Indo-China and Thailand


Radio Saigon





Box 26.

Great Britain


Pro-British broadcasts


Anti-British broadcasts


Anglo-Soviet relations




Balkan relations


Chungking bombings


Culture, education, and research


Dutch East India relations




Economic expansion




Foreign travellers


German relations


Imperial way

Box 27.

Indo-China penetration


Italian relations




Occupation of China


Peace offensive


Political reorganization


South American relations


Special references


Triparte Pact


U.S. relations


War (Tokyo broadcasts only)




Chinese relations


Japanese relations

Box 28.

United States


American evacuation


Anti-American propaganda


Pro-American propaganda


Placating American public opinion


War stories


Unindexed transcripts

Box 29.

Unindexed transcripts


Miscellaneous project notes

Box 30-32.