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Register of the Norwood F. Allman Papers, 1929-1987
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Norwood F. Allman papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1987
    Collection number: 87042
    Creator: Allman, Norwood F. (Norwood Francis), 1893-1987
    Collection Size: 26 manuscript boxes, 4 envelopes (11.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, radio broadcast transcripts, memoranda, reports, notes, biographical card files, and clippings, relating to conditions in China (especially in Shanghai) before and after 1949, American-Chinese relations, and American intelligence activities in China during World War II.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is 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], Norwood F. Allman papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1987.


    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.

    Access Points

    China--History--Republic, 1912-1949
    United States--Foreign relations--China
    China--Foreign relations--United States
    World War, 1939-1945--China
    World War, 1939-1945--Secret service
    United States. Office of Strategic Services
    Secret service--United States
    Shanghai (China)
    United States--Foreign relations
    United States--Armed Forces
    World War, 1939-1945

    Biographical Note

    1893, July 24 Born, Union Hall, Virginia
    1916 Law degree, University of Virginia
    1916 Student interpreter at U.S. Legation, Peking, China
    1916-1923 Served in Consulates in Antung, Tientsin, Tsinan, Tsingtao, Chungking, and Shanghai
    1923-1941 Member, Shanghai Volunteer Corps
    1924 Resigned from consular service
    1924-1933 Honorary Consul for Mexico in Shanghai, China
    1924-1950 Practiced law in Shanghai, China
    1927-1935 Instructor at Comparative Law School of China, Soochow University, Shanghai, China
    1937-1941 Editor and publisher, Shen Pao, Shanghai, China
    1940-41 Member, Shanghai Municipal Council
    1941-42 Interned at Stanley (Japanese) Prison Camp, Hongkong
    1942-45 Chief, Far East Section, Secret Intelligence Branch, U.S. Office of Strategic Services
    1943 Author, Shanghai Lawyer
    1948-49 Editor and publisher, The China Press, Shanghai, China
    1950, October Left Shanghai for the United States
    1954-56 Associate Editor, Business International, New York City
    1961-64 Far East Editor, Broadcast Editorial Reports, New York City
    1987, April 30 Died, Carlisle, Pennsylvania