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CONTAINER LIST

Boxes 1-16

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1899-1973

Scope and Content Note

Family and personal correspondence, diaries, memberships, military service records, financial records and passports arranged alphabetically by physical form
 

General

Box 1, Folder 1-2

General. Includes Christmas cards sent, 1931-1969

 

Printed matter

Folder 3

Clippings of printed interviews and quotations

Folder 4

We Seven: A Family Story, by Donna Todd McBryan

Folder 5

Biographical data

 

Correspondence, 1899-1964

 

General

 

General

Folder 6

1899-1909

Folder 7

1919-1920

Folder 8

1922

Folder 9

1923

Folder 10

1924

Folder 11

1925

Folder 12

1926

Box 2, Folder 1

1927

Folder 2

1928

Folder 3

1929

Folder 4

1930-1934

Folder 5

1935

Folder 6

1936

Folder 7

1937

Folder 8

1938

Folder 9

1939

Folder 10

1940-1950

Folder 11

American Advisory Committee, The China Council, Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1936-1937

Folder 12

Barrett, David, 1934-1955

Folder 13

Buell, Emma, 1926

Folder 14

Clubb, Oliver Edmund, 1940-1952

Folder 15

Gould, Randall, 1926-1949

Folder 16

Johnson, Hewlett, 1932-1954

Folder 17

Judd, Walter H., 1939-1945

Folder 18

Lowdermilk, Walter Clay, 1924-1951

Folder 19

Snow, Edgar, 1935-1964. See also Democracy

Folder 20

Spence, Jonathan, 1967

Folder 21

Tucker, Francis F., 1920-1947

Folder 22

University of Michigan, 1921-1946

 

Family

Box 3, Folder 1

General, n.d.-1949

 

Crow, Vera (sister) and Ralph

Folder 2

1901-1937

Folder 3

1938-1955

Folder 4

Kahn, Joseph H. (brother-in-law), 1924-1929

Folder 5

Larimore, Adaline, 1929, 1944

Folder 6

Pendleton, J. L. (mother-in-law), 1927-1945

 

Pendleton, Lois (second wife)

Folder 7

1924-1932

Folder 8

1940-1951

Box 4, Folder 1

Pendleton, Morris (brother-in-law), 1927-1951

Folder 2

Pendleton, Robert (brother-in-law), 1927-1951

Folder 3

Pendleton family (general), 1928-1947

Folder 4

Price, William (uncle and cousin), 1905-1907

Folder 5

Todd, Albert (cousin), 1936-1948

 

Todd, Alfred (brother)

Folder 6

1899-1905

Folder 7

1906-1926

Folder 8

1927-1932

Folder 9

1934-1939

Folder 10

1940-1955

Box 5, Folder 1

Todd, Charles (nephew), 1928-1944

Folder 2

Todd, David (nephew), 1944-1945

Folder 3

Todd, Donna (sister), 1901-1954

Folder 4

Todd, Doris (daughter), 1943-1950

Folder 5

Todd, Dwight (cousin), 1944-1945

Folder 6

Todd, Elinor (daughter), 1940-1955

Folder 7

Todd, Hewlett (son), 1944-1951

Folder 8

Todd, James (son), 1943-1951

 

Todd, Julia (mother)

Folder 9

1900-1920

Folder 10

1921-1935

Folder 11

1936-1942

 

Todd, Laurence (brother)

Folder 12

1904-1934

Box 6, Folder 1

1935-1939

Folder 2

1940-1955

 

Todd, Lois P. See Pendleton, Lois

Folder 3

Todd, O. H. (father), 1900-1929

Folder 4

Todd, Priscilla (niece), 1925-1935

Folder 5

Todd, Robert (son), 1918-1948

Folder 6

Todd, Sally (cousin), 1926-1927

 

Todd, Victor (brother)

Folder 7

1905-1929

Box 7, Folder 1

1930-1961

Folder 2

1962-1967

Folder 3

Todd, Walter (brother), 1905-1951

Folder 4

Todd, William (cousin), 1944-1945

 

Zimmerman, Rheta (first wife)

Folder 5

1918-1922

Folder 6

1923-1925

Folder 7

1926

Folder 8

1927-1937

Box 8-10

Diaries, 1915-1951

 

Subject file

 

Early years. Correspondence

Box 11A, Folder 1

Brodhead, Daisy, 1903-1928

Folder 2

Johnson, H. E., 1904-1907

Folder 3

Strong, Elizabeth, 1904-1905

Folder 4

Ryan, Willis, 1906-1918

Folder 5

Education, 1899-1908

Box 11B, Folder 6

Essential Oil Products Company, 1920-1939

 

Finances

Folder 7

General, 1898-1927

Box 12, Folder 1

General, 1928-1940

Folder 2

Taxes, 1919-1926

 

Later years, 1938-1974

Folder 3

General. Correspondence, 1938-1971

 

China support groups, Interest in

Folder 4

General, 1939-1940

Folder 5

American Friends of the Chinese People, 1939-1940

Folder 6

Palo Alto Committee Against War Shipments to Japan

Folder 7

Palo Alto Committee for Civilian Relief in China, 1939-1940

Folder 8

Civil Service-Retirement

Folder 9

Congress, Candidate for, 1948

Folder 10

Job hunting

 

Memberships

Folder 11

General

Folder 12

American Society of Civil Engineers

Box 13A, Folder 1

American Society of Civil Engineers

Folder 2

Association of Chinese and American Engineers

Folder 3-4

Friendly societies, 1907-1974

Folder 5

Institute of Pacific Relations, 1939-1950

 

Military service, 1917-1919

Box 13B, Folder 6

General

Box 14, Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Architectural specifications for a base hospital at St. Parize-le-Chatel, France, 1918

 

Correspondence, 1917-1920

Folder 3

General

Folder 4

Brooks, Joe, 1919

Folder 5

San Francisco Engineering Association

Folder 6

Finances and invoices

Folder 7

The Martian, issues, 1918-1919

Folder 8

Memoranda

Folder 9

Officer's Reserve Corps file

Folder 10

Orders

Box 15, Folder 1-4

Travel guidebooks, maps

Box 16, Folder 1

Mirrors, Chinese bronze. Correspondence, descriptions, lists. See also MEMORABILIA

 

Travel

 

General

Folder 2

General

Folder 3

Passports and safe conduct passes

Folder 4

1935 leave (return to the United States)

Boxes 16-22

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1899-1973

Scope and Content Note

Articles, drafts and outlines of speeches and books and correspondence with editors arranged chronologically by title
Box 16, Folder 5-6

General. Outlines, notes, background material, n.d.-1972

Folder 7

"Territorial Expansion for the United States," 1899. Debate topic, High school, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Typescript

Folder 8

"Road Building in Hunan Province, China," The Overseas Highway Magazine, 1924. Printed copy

Folder 9

"American Engineers in the China Field," The Military Engineer, 1924 January-February. Correspondence, printed copy

Folder 10

"Famine Releif (sic) Work," The North China Standard, 1924 May 11. Clipping

Folder 11

"Practical Education and Famine Relief in China," The China Weekly Review, 1924 July 26

Folder 12

"The 1924-25 Engineering Program for Flood Relief," The China Weekly Review, 1924 December 6. Printed copy

Folder 13

"Shantung Floods of 1925 Due to Breaks in Yellow River Dykes," The China Weekly Review, 1925 December 5. Printed copy

Folder 14

Miscellaneous, 1926. Correspondence, book (contract) agreement

Box 17A-17B, Folder 1-5

The Open Road in China, 1926. Four typescript drafts of the manuscript and photographs to accompany the text

Box 18, Folder 1

"Modern Highways in China," 1926 August 24. Address, Chinese Engineering Society convention. Printed copy

Folder 2

"Engineers in Foreign War Zones," The Military Engineer, 1926 September-October. Notes, printed copy

Folder 3

Miscellaneous, 1927. Correspondence, outline

Folder 4

"Construction Enterprises in South-west China," Chinese Economic Journal, 1927 June. Printed copy

Folder 5

"Repairing Dikes and Revolutions on the Upper Yangtsze," The China Weekly Review1927 July 23. Printed copy

Folder 6

"Motor Roads for South China," The Far Eastern Review, 1927 November. Printed copy

Folder 7

"China International Famine Relief Commission; Report of the Engineering Department," The Far Eastern Review, 1927 December. Printed copy

Folder 8

"The Good Roads Movement in Kweichow," The China Weekly Review, 1927 December 24. Printed copy, review

Folder 9

"Road Construction Continues in China Despite the War!" The China Weekly Review, 1927 December 31. Printed copy

Folder 10

Miscellaneous, 1928. Correspondence, outline, draft

Folder 11

Drafts of five articles not published, 1928. Correspondence and typescript copies

Folder 12

"The Program of the C.I.F.R.C.: Constructive Work, With International Cooperation, Emphasized," The Peking Leader, 1928 February. Clipping

Folder 13

"Construction Enterprises in South-west China," The Far Eastern Review, 1928 September. Appeared originally in Chinese Economic Journal, 1927 June. Printed copy

Folder 14

"Assuring China's Food Supply," China, 1928 October. Printed copy

Folder 15

" A Commission That Has Succeeded in China," Pan Pacific Progress, 1928 November. Printed copy

Folder 16

"Famine Prevention in China," The Chinese Christian Student, 1928 November. Printed copy

Folder 17

Review of China's Millions by Anna Louise Strong, Survey Graphic, 1928 December. Correspondence, printed copy

Folder 18

"Highways in a Land of Barriers," Asia, 1929 January. Correspondence, printed copy

Folder 19

"A Practical Educational Movement," The China Weekly Review, 1929 January 26. Printed copy

Folder 20

"Kaifeng Now Much Improved; Educational Work Emphasized," The Peking Leader, 1929 February 22. Clipping

Folder 21

"Engineering and Altruism in China," 1929 October. Paper, World Engineering Congress, Tokyo. One clipping, 1929 November 7, two printed copies

Folder 22

Miscellaneous, 1930. Correspondence

Folder 23

"The Yellow River," The Week in China, 1930 March 8. Reprint of an address given March 6 at the North China Union Language School, Peiping

Folder 24

"Economics of Highways for China," The Chinese Social and Political Review, 1930 April. Printed copy

Folder 25

"Getting Yellow River Water on the Saratsi Plain," The Far Eastern Review, 1931 February. Printed copy

Box 19, Folder 1

"Helping to Raise Standards of Living in China," Pan Pacific Progress, 1931 March-April. Two printed copies

Folder 2

"Good Roads Exhibition; An Expert's Tribute," North-China Daily News, 1931 October 6. Clipping

Folder 3

"Famine Prevention and Relief Projects," The Far Eastern Review, 1932 August. Notes, printed copy

Folder 4

"The Wei Pei Irrigation Project in Shensi Province," by S. Eliassen and O. J. Todd. The China Journal, 1932 October. Printed copy, reprint

Folder 5

"Some Altruistic and Economic Aspects of Famine Prevention Work," The Chinese Recorder, 1932 November. Printed copy, reprint

Folder 6

"In Memoriam," a tribute to John R. Freeman. The Journal of the Association of Chinese and American Engineers, 1933 January. Printed copy

Folder 7

Speech notes, Language School, 1933 January 6, 20. Typescript

Folder 8

"The Wei Pei Irrigation Work," The Far Eastern Review, 1933 February. Printed copy

Folder 9

"Wrestling With Some of China's Rivers: Both Medieval and Modern Engineering Methods Applied to the Yangtze, the Yellow, and the Yung Ting," Civil Engineering, 1933 June. Correspondence, reprint

Folder 10

Miscellaneous, 1934. Correspondence, outline, draft of an article

Folder 11

China Travel and Other Verses, 1934?. Printed copy

Folder 12

Hua Shan and Other Verses, 1934. Printed copy

Folder 13

"Regulation of the Fen Ho for Flood Protection and Conservancy of Winter Flow as an Aid to Irrigation," Part 1, The Far Eastern Review, 1934 April. Printed copy

Folder 14

"Regulation of the Fen Ho for Flood Protection and Conservancy of Winter Flow as an Aid to Irrigation," continued from April 1934, The Far Eastern Review, 1934 May. Printed copy

Folder 15

Article on the China International Famine Relief Commission, The China Press, 1934 October 1. Clipping

Folder 16

"The Si-Lan Road," The China Critic, 1934 November 1. Printed copy

Folder 17

"The Present Condition and a Discussion of the Fundamental Conservancy Measures for the Yellow River," 1934. Typescript report

Folder 18

Miscellaneous, 1935. Notes, typescript draft, correspondence

Box 20, Folder 1

"Entrancing Kweichow and Her Neighbor Yunnan," 1935? Unpublished article. Typescript

Folder 2

"Growth of Democracy in China," 1935? Unpublished article. Typescript

Folder 3

"The Hope of China," 1935? Unpublished article. Typescript

Folder 4

Article on the Wei Pei Irrigation Project, Shanghai Evening Post, 1935 February 4. Clipping

Folder 5

"Transportation in China," China, 1935 April. Printed copy

Folder 6

"A Review of the Saratsi Irrigation Project," 1935 April 6. Paper, Association of Chinese and American Engineers, Peiping, China. Printed copy

Folder 7

"A Review of the Saratsi Irrigation Project," Journal of the Association of Chinese and American Engineers, 1935 May-June. Printed copy

Folder 8

"Flood and Famine," Asia, 1935 June. Correspondence, typescript, printed copy

Folder 9

Abstract of remarks on present engineering practice in China, American Institute of Construction Engineers, New York City, 1935 June 5. Typescript

Folder 10

"China's Floods and the Future," Survey Graphic, 1935 October. Correspondence, typescript draft, printed copy

Folder 11

Miscellaneous, 1936. Correspondence, typescript drafts

Folder 12

"Some Aspects of Famine Relief and Prevention in China," Digest of the Synodal Commission, 1936 January. Correspondence, printed copy, reprint

Folder 13

Reports about the Huang Ho floods in newspapers: Peiping Chronicle, 1936 March 22; The Shanghai Evening Post, 1936 April 1; Peking & Tientsin Times, 1936 April 14. Clippings, typescript

Folder 14

"A Runaway River Controlled," Engineering News-Record, 1936 May 21. Correspondence, typescript, printed copy

Folder 15

"Hydraulic and Road Questions in China," A Review of the Report by the Committee of Experts of the League of Nations, The Journal of the Association of Chinese and American Engineers, 1936 November-December. Reprint, correspondence, newspaper review

Folder 16

The Yellow River and Other Verses, 1936 December. Printed copy

Folder 17

Miscellaneous, 1937. Correspondence, typescript draft

Folder 18

"China's Ol' Man River," Scientific American, 1937 January. Printed copy

Folder 19

"River Problems in China," China, 1937 February 15. Correspondence, transcript, printed copy

Folder 20

"Flood Control in China," Democracy, 1937 June 8. Printed copy

Folder 21

"The Progress of Irrigation in North China," Civil Engineering, 1937 August. Correspondence, two reprints

Folder 22

"The Engineer in China. His Opportunities for the Future," The Peiping Chronicle, 1937 October 24. Clipping

Folder 23

"The Engineer in China. His Opportunities for the Future," Peking & Tientsin Times, 1937 October 28. Clipping

Folder 24

"Engineering Experiences in China During the Last Two Decades," Engineering Journal, Hong Kong University, 1937 December. Printed copy

Folder 25

Miscellaneous, 1938. Correspondence, outlines for speeches, background material

Box 21, Folder 1

Two Decades in China, 1938. Correspondence and memoranda

Folder 2

Yellow River Report, 1937, 1938 March. River Regulation Studies for China. Printed copy

Folder 3

"Engineering in War-torn China," Engineering News-Record, 1938 May 5. Correspondence, typescript, printed copy

Folder 4

"The Yellow River Is 'Japan's Sorrow' Now," New York Times, 1938 June 19. Correspondence, clipping

Folder 5

"Yellow River Dragons Stir," New York Times Magazine, 1938 June 19. Correspondence, clipping

Folder 6

"The Yellow River Flood," Engineering News-Record, 1938 June 23. Printed copy

Folder 7

"Present-Day Irrigation Methods in China," Civil Engineering, 1938 August. Correspondence, typescript draft, abstract and two printed reprints

Folder 8

"The Floods of 'China's Sorrow'," The Military Engineer, 1938 September-October. Notes, correspondence, printed copy

Folder 9

"Regulation of the Yellow River," Journal of the Association of Chinese and American Engineers, 1938 November-December. Printed copy

Folder 10

"The Yellow River Problem," 1938 December, reprint from Proceedings, American Society of Civil Engineers. Correspondence, printed copy

Folder 11

1939 speech invitations, outlines

Folder 12

Speech on China, East Bay Branch, American Association of University Women, 1939 April 21. Correspondence, program

Folder 13

"An American Engineer in China," 1939 June 3. Speech, California Council. Correspondence, outline

Folder 14

Miscellaneous, 1940. Correspondence, outlines, notes

Folder 15

Verses From East and West, 1941. Printed copy

Folder 16

Miscellaneous, 1942

Folder 17

"Taming Flood Dragons Along China's Hwang Ho," National Geographic Magazine, 1942 February. Correspondence, typescript draft, printed copy

Folder 18

Miscellaneous, 1944. Speech outline

Folder 19

Miscellaneous, 1945. Speech outlines

Folder 20

Article on UNRRA and the Chinese Communists, 1945. Typescript copy

Folder 21

Miscellaneous, 1946. Correspondence, drafts, typescripts

Folder 22

"Turning Back the Yellow River To Its Prewar Channel," Engineering News-Record, 1946 October 31. Printed copy

Folder 23

"Yellow River Project of 1946," The Far Eastern Engineer, 1947 January-February. Correspondence, two typescript drafts, printed copy

Folder 24

Remarks, Huayuankou, 1947 May 4. Typescript

Folder 25

Miscellaneous, 1948. Correspondence, outlines, typescript drafts

Box 22, Folder 1

"East Meets West in Controlling China's Yellow River," Civil Engineering, 1948 October. Transcript draft, printed copy

Folder 2

"Post-war Repair of the Yellow River Dikes," The Military Engineer, 1948 December. Typescript draft, printed copy

Folder 3

Miscellaneous, 1949

Folder 4

"The Yellow River Reharnessed," The Geographical Review, 1949. Correspondence, two printed reprints

Folder 5

Miscellaneous, 1950. Notes, background material

Folder 6

"Mei-ling Soong," 1950. Typescript article

Folder 7

Miscellaneous, 1951. Notes, outlines, correspondence

Folder 8

Miscellaneous, 1952. Notes, outlines, correspondence

Folder 9

Miscellaneous, 1953. Notes, correspondence

Folder 10

An American Engineer Looks at China, book outline, 1953. Correspondence, typescript draft

Folder 11

Miscellaneous, 1954. A speech outline

Folder 12

Miscellaneous, 1955. Notes, outlines, correspondence

Folder 13

Miscellaneous, 1956. Typescript draft of an article

Folder 14

Miscellaneous, 1957. Two typescript speech outlines

Folder 15

Miscellaneous, 1958. Correspondence, speech outline

Folder 16

"China Travel-boy," 1963? Typescript article

Folder 17

Miscellaneous, 1964. Typescript speech outlines

Folder 18

Miscellaneous, 1966. Typescript speech outline

Folder 19

Miscellaneous, 1968. Handwritten notes

 

The China That I Knew, 1973

Folder 20

Correspondence, notes, chapter outlines

Folder 21

Typescript draft

Folder 22

Printed copy (softbound)

Boxes 23-24

BUREAU OF ENGINEERING, CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, 1908-1917

Scope and Content Note

Civil service examinations, clippings, correspondence and survey maps arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 23, Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Civil service examination announcements and results

Folder 3

Clippings. Hetch Hetchy

 

Correspondence, 1909-1917

Folder 4

General, 1909-1915

Folder 5

Bartell, M. J., 1913

Folder 6

Cheminant, L. B., 1914-1915

Folder 7

Clapp, W. B., 1910-1911

Folder 8

Freeman, John, 1911-1912

Folder 9

Jones, D. A., 1909-1913

Folder 10

Jones, D. A., 1914-1915

Folder 11

Long, Percy V., 1914-1915

Folder 12

McGlashan, H. D., 1911-1915

Box 24, Folder 1

Manson, Marsden, 1909-1912

Folder 2

O'Shaughnessy, M. M., 1912-1915

Folder 3

Parker, Carleton H., 1914

Folder 4

Rankin, C. R., 1914-1915

Folder 5

Ross, Louis, 1915

Folder 6-7

Invoices, time sheets, lists of supplies, 1912-1916

Folder 8

Survey maps and charts

Boxes 25-26

GRAND CANAL IMPROVEMENT BOARD, 1918-1936

Scope and Content Note

Charts, correspondence and reports arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 25, Folder 1

General, 1918-1921

Folder 2

Appointment of Todd, 1921

Folder 3

Charts and drawings

 

Correspondence, 1919-1922

Folder 4

General, 1919-1920

Folder 5

Chiang, S. Y., 1920

Folder 6

Fong, C. Y., 1919-1920

Folder 7

Freeman, John R., 1919-1921. See also SUBJECT FILE, Yellow River bridge contract bids

Folder 8

Hsiao, C. L., 1920

Folder 9

Leitzel, Henry S., 1920-1921

Folder 10

Ling, Homer C., 1920

Folder 11

Ripley, Joseph, 1919

Folder 12

Wiggin, Thomas H., 1920-1936

Folder 13

Yang, P. M., 1920-1922

Folder 14

Young, S. S., 1920

Folder 15

Yuan, C. M., 1920-1921

 

Reports

Folder 16

Evaporation, 1920

Folder 17

Hydrographic records, 1920-1921

Folder 18

Rainfall data, 1919

Folder 19

Ssu Ho Reservoir, 1919-1920

Folder 20

Surveys (I), 1920-1921

Box 26, Folder 1

Surveys, Book II, 1919-1920

Folder 2

Tawenkou Reservoir, 1920

Folder 3

Wen Ho Reservoir, 1919-1920

Boxes 26-28

AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS and ASIA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, 1921-1937

Scope and Content Note

Todd's work in these years was under the aegis of both organizations and sometimes overlapped. Correspondence, financial records, maps, personnel lists and reports arranged alphabetically by physical form
 

General

Box 26, Folder 4

Appointment and discharge of Todd, 1921-1923

Folder 5

Contracts, 1922

 

Correspondence

Folder 6

General, 1921

Folder 7

General, 1922-1923

Folder 8

Baker, John E., 1921-1923

Folder 9

Hildabrand, Carl, 1922-1937

Folder 10

Tucker, F. F., 1921-1923

Folder 11

Whitham, Paul P., 1921-1924

Folder 12

Financial records

Folder 13

Invitations

 

Legal documents: Todd vs Asia Development Company

Folder 14

General

Folder 15

Rodger and Husar Law Office

Box 27, Folder 1

Maps

Folder 2

Memoranda

Folder 3

Newsletter, Monthly

Folder 4

Personnel lists

Folder 5

Photographs of work in progress, with dates and captions

 

Relief committee reports

Box 28, Folder 1-2

General

Folder 3

Hai Ho Conservancy Commission

Folder 4

Huai Valley Conservancy Board

Folder 5

Hunan Chinese Foreign Famine Relief Committee

Folder 6

Shantung International Relief Committee

Boxes 28-37

CHINA INTERNATIONAL FAMINE RELIEF COMMISSION, 1923-1960

Scope and Content Note

Agreements, clippings, correspondence, maps, publications and reports arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 28, Folder 7

General

Box 29, Folder 1

Agreements, contracts, proposals, 1921-1928

Folder 2-4

Clippings

 

Correspondence

 

General

Folder 5

Undated

Folder 6

1923

Folder 7

1924

Folder 8

1925

Folder 9

1926

Folder 10

1927

 

1928

Folder 11

General

Folder 12

Good Roads Movement

Folder 13

1929

Box 30, Folder 1

1930

Folder 2

1930-1932 (Todd's salary)

Folder 3

1931

Folder 4

1932

Folder 5

1933

Folder 6

1934

Folder 7

1935

 

1936

Folder 8

General

Folder 9

Yellow River dike closure

Folder 10

1937

Folder 11

1938

Box 31, Folder 1

Baker, John Earl, 1927-1949

Folder 2

Brown, David A., 1933-1937

Folder 3

Chang, C. C., 1931-1946. See also Saratsi irrigation project

Folder 4

Chuan, S. Henry, 1932-1933

Folder 5

Crane, Charles R., 1934-1939

 

Eliassen, Sigurd

Folder 6

1923-1935

Folder 7

1933, capture and release by bandits

Folder 8

1936

Folder 9

1937-1938

Folder 10

1939-1960

 

Freeman, John R.

Box 32, Folder 1

1920-1922

Folder 2

1923-1931

Folder 3

1932-1933

Folder 4

Gunn, Selskar, 1934-1937

Folder 5

Hendry, John L., Jr., 1923-1927

Folder 6

Hsu, Shu-hsi, 1936-1938

 

Kelly, William

Folder 7

1934-1935

Folder 8

1936-1937

Folder 9

1938-1956

Folder 10

Kung, H. Y., 1936-1937

Folder 11

Liang, M. T., 1926-1938

Box 33, Folder 1

Liu, John, 1936-1937

 

Lively, D. O.

Folder 2

1930-1932

Folder 3

1933

Folder 4

Mallory, Walter H., 1923-1945

Folder 5

Soong, T. V., 1927-1933

Folder 6

Tan, Chen, 1921-1946

Folder 7

Thomson, Andrew, 1937

Folder 8

Tornvall, Gustaf, Case of, 1932-1933

Folder 9

Vanderburgh, Richard M., 1925-1936

 

Waddell, J. A. L.

Folder 10

1923-1933

Folder 11

1934-1938

Folder 12

Wirt, Lincoln, 1935-1937

 

Financial records

 

Budgets, 1923-1935

Folder 13

General

Folder 14

Famine Fund Drive, 1928

Folder 15

Expense accounts (Todd's), 1922-1927

Folder 16

Maps, charts, diagrams

Box 34, Folder 1

Memoranda

Folder 2-3

Photographs of work in progress with date and captions including work at the Hopei-Shantung border, Linpuchi and Shensi, 1936

 

Printed material

Folder 4-5

Annual reports, 1924-1930

Box 35, Folder 1

Annual reports, 1931-1936

Folder 2

C.I.F.R.C. News Bulletin, 1936 April 1

Folder 3

Engineering Accomplishments, 1921-1933

 

Famine Commission Bulletin

Folder 4

1923-1931

Folder 5

1932-1936

Folder 6

The Huang Ho

Folder 7

Hydrology of the Yellow River

Folder 8

The Present Condition and a Discussion of the Fundamental Conservancy Measures for the Yellow River

Box 36, Folder 1

The Yellow River Crevasse Closure Work at Tung Chuang

 

Reports

Folder 2

Cut-off channel for Yellow River control work. Typescripts

Folder 3

Dike breaks at Li Chin and Linpuchi. Typescripts

Folder 4

Famine prevention projects. Typescripts

Folder 5

Various issues of Series A and B on aspects of famine relief

 

Special engineering problems, proposals, surveys, studies

Folder 6

Fen Ho Dam, 1932-1934

Folder 7

Hupeh dikes, 1924-1927

Box 37, Folder 1

Kweichow road work, 1927-1928

 

Saratsi irrigation project, 1928-1935

Folder 2

Correspondence, 1927-1936

Folder 3

Description of project

Folder 4

Eliassen's charts and surveys

Folder 5

League of Nations report

Folder 6

Maps and charts

Folder 7

Memoranda, notes, clippings

Folder 8

Reports (include photographs)

Folder 9

Tenghow Weir

 

Subject file

Folder 10

American Committee for the Engineering Foundation correspondence

Folder 11

Golden Rule Foundation campaign

Folder 12

Travel schedules

Box 38

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, 1940-1942

Scope and Content Note

Personnel memoranda and reports arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 38, Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Personnel memoranda regarding Todd's service rating and salary

Folder 3

Report. Aggradation and silt control of the Middle Rio Grande Valley

Box 38

UNITED STATES. ARMY ENGINEERS, 1936-1945

Scope and Content Note

Charts, correspondence, memoranda and reports arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 38, Folder 4

General

Folder 5

Charts, diagrams

 

Correspondence

Folder 6

General, 1943-1945

Folder 7

Lowdermilk, Walter C., 1945

Folder 8

Memoranda, 1936-1945

Folder 9

Office circulars, 1944-1945

Folder 10

Todd's personnel records, 1943-1945

 

Reports

Folder 11

East Twin Creek Flood Control Channel, 1943

Folder 12

Santa Inez River, 1944

Folder 13

Tucson, Arizona, Development of, 1944

Folder 14

Whitewater River Flood Control Channel, 1944

Boxes 39-44

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION, 1943-1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, charts, maps, memoranda, personnel lists, reports arranged by physical form
 

General

Box 39, Folder 1

General. Includes use photocopy of UNRRA guest book, March 17, 1946-August 1947. Original withdrawn from use

Folder 2

Equipment lists and requisitions

Folder 3

Personal papers and mementoes

Folder 4

Statement of criticism of Todd

Folder 5-6

Clippings

 

Correspondence

 

General

 

1943-1947

Folder 7

General

Folder 8

Reference letters and job offer to Todd

Folder 9

1945-1947. Personal to and from Todd

Box 40, Folder 1

1946. Includes a letter from Chou En-Lai to Todd, May 21, 1946. Original is in the safe

 

1947

Folder 2

General

Folder 3

Saratsi Irrigation Project

 

Chang, C. C., 1946-1947

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

Death of C. C. Chang, April-May 1947

Folder 6

Eliassen, Sigurd, 1945-1947

Folder 7

Powell, Helen, 1946-1947

Folder 8

Inventories of supplies

Folder 9

Maps and charts

Folder 10

Memoranda

Folder 11

Personnel lists and forms

Folder 12

Photographs of work in progress, with dates and captions

Box 41, Folder 1

Photographs of work in progress, with dates and captions

 

Reports

 

General

Folder 2

First Session of the Council of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Selected Documents, 1943. Printed copy

Folder 3

Miscellaneous weekly reports. Typescripts

Folder 4

Report of the Director General to the Council, 1947 March. Printed copy

Folder 5

China's Yellow River, monograph. Attached exhibits include reports to General S. Y. Chao, Chairman, Yellow River commission, Honan; General George C. Marshall, Cease-fire Committee, Nanking; General Chou En-lai, Communist delegation

Folder 6

History of the Yellow River Project, by O. J. Todd, March 1947

Folder 7

Rainfall data

Folder 8

UNRRA in China, 1945-1947

Folder 9

UNRRA Relief for the Chinese People, A Report by CLARA (China Liberated Areas Relief Association), 1947

Folder 10

Water and Land Problems in China, by C. P. Christopoulos, 1947

Box 42, Folder 1

Yellow River data

Folder 2

Yellow River Supply Analysis (final audit), 1947

 

Subject file, 1945-1970

Folder 3

Dike repair at Shantung. Memoranda

 

Hunger Fighters in China, 1947-1970. A newsletter written at irregular intervals by and for the members and former members of UNRRA's Agricultural Rehabilitation Division of the China Office

Folder 4

Correspondence

 

Issues

Folder 5

1947

Folder 6

1948-1951

Folder 7

1952-1953

Box 43, Folder 1

1954-1955

Folder 2

1956-1959

Folder 3

1960-1963

Folder 4

1964

Box 44, Folder 1

1964-1966

Folder 2

1967. Draft of an issue edited by Todd

Folder 3

1967-1970

Folder 4

Travel and expense accounts

Boxes 44-47

JOINT COMMISSION ON RURAL RECONSTRUCTION, 1949-1951

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, maps, memoranda, personnel records, reports arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 44, Folder 5-6

General

 

Clippings

Folder 7

General

Folder 8

Yung Ting Ho

 

Correspondence

 

General

Box 45, Folder 1

1949

Folder 2

1950

Folder 3

1951

Folder 4

Baker, John Earl, 1949-1950

Folder 5

Barrett, David D., 1950

Folder 6

Powell, Helen, 1949-1951

Folder 7

Financial records

 

Maps, charts, diagrams

Folder 8

General

Folder 9

Irrigation upkeep

 

Memoranda

Folder 10

1949

 

1950

Folder 11

General

Folder 12

Air raid shelters and drills

Folder 13

1951

Folder 14

Miscellaneous

 

Personnel records

Folder 15

General

Folder 16

Appointment and resignation of Todd

Box 46, Folder 1

Press releases

Folder 2

Printed matter

 

Reports

Folder 3

General

 

Irrigation Engineering Division

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

History of Engineering Program, JCRR

Folder 6

Investigations and analyses

Folder 7

Programs and proposals

Folder 8

Waterworks

Folder 9

Weekly Activity Reports

Folder 10

Land Division

 

Subject file

Box 47, Folder 1

Economic Cooperation Administration. Press translation summary and memoranda

Folder 2

Friends of China Club. Bulletins

Folder 3

Lapham Mission, Applications to the

 

Szechuan Project. Correspondence and memoranda

Folder 4

Undated - July 1949

Folder 5

August 1949

Folder 6

September 1949

Folder 7

October 1949

Folder 8

November 1949

Folder 9

Travel vouchers

Boxes 48-52

SUBJECT FILE, 1906-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, printed material, publications arranged alphabetically by subject
Box 48, Folder 1-2

General

 

China

Folder 3

Clippings

Folder 4-6

Description and travel pamphlets

Box 49, Folder 1-2

Description and travel pamphlets

Folder 3

China. Issues, 1929-1936

Box 50, Folder 1-2

Chinese News Service. Various issues, 1961-1962

Folder 3

Commission for the Improvement of the River System of Chihli, Public Statement, Nos. 1-5

Folder 4

Final Report and Grand Scheme, 1918-1925

Folder 5

General Report(s), 1921, 1923, 1924

Folder 6

Instructions for Staff and Employees, 1920

Folder 7

Report on the Partial Conversion of Pei Ho, 1921

Folder 8

Democracy. Various issues, 1937. Includes correspondence

Folder 9

Geneal Rpeort (sic) of the Directorate-General for the Repairing of the Yung Ting Ho Dyke Breaches of 1924

Box 51, Folder 1

Japan

Folder 2

Letter from China, by Anna Louise Strong. Four issues, 1963-1964

Folder 3

News Letter, The United Nations Association of the Republic of China. Various issues, 1961-1963

Folder 4

Notes on the Hwangho, or Yellow River; Including Extracts from a Report on the Condition of the South Bank Immediately Below Lo-K'ou, 1906

Folder 5

"The Operation of the Hai Ho Palliative Scheme in the Summer (of) 1933," by C. Y. Kao

Folder 6

Peitaiho (summer residence), 1938-1946

Folder 7

River Conservancy Commission for Kwangtung Province, National Government. Publication No. 22

Folder 8

The Week in China. Various issues, 1928-1931

Folder 9

William Winter Comments. Various issues, 1965-1967

Folder 10

World Engineering Congress, Tokyo, 1929. Includes correspondence, member lists, schedules

Box 52, Folder 1

Yellow River bridge construction proposals, 1921

Folder 2

"Yellow River Commission Proposal for an Aerial Inspection and Surveying Service with Landing Fields," September 1936

Folder 3

The Yellow River Commission Survey Department, Field Instructions for Survey Work, 1934

Boxes 53-56

OVERSIZE MATERIALS, 1918-1947

Scope and Content Note

Engineering drawings, maps, diagrams, scrapbooks of clippings about the Yellow River system and Taiwan's rivers and irrigation system
Box 53-56

Engineering drawings, maps, diagrams, scrapbooks of clippings about building a military hospital in Mars-sur-Allier, France, the Grand Canal and the Yellow River system in China, and Taiwan's irrigation plans

Boxes 57-58, Memorabilia cabinet, Lou Henry Hoover Building lobby

MEMORABILIA, 1901-1951

Scope and Content Note

School certificates, World War I souvenirs, flags with holders, scrolls, banners, chopsticks, a tintype and UNRRA insignia, twenty Chinese bronze mirrors, mounted silver plaque
Box 57-58

School certificates, World War I items including a miniature Croix de Guerre, flags, scrolls, banners, chopsticks, a mounted tintype and UNRRA shoulder patches, a mounted silver plaque from the provincial government of Shensi, June 20, 1932 (boxed)

 

Twenty Chinese bronze mirrors from various dynasties located in the Memorabilia cabinet in the Lou Henry Hoover Building lobby

Boxes 59-75

AUDIO-VISUAL FILE, 1908-1964

Scope and Content Note

Ca 7,000 photographs, slides, post cards and moving pictures relating to Todd and family members, China, China leaders, and all phases of his work on the water systems at Hetch Hetchy, China's Yellow River and in Taiwan
Box 59-60

Post cards. 48 booklets of detachable post cards; 647 individual cards and 3 packets of cards and one duplicate, depicting scenes, cities, buildings and artwork in Belgium, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States

 

Slides

Box 61

One stereoscope and 100 slides of a set titled Editions Stereoscopeques de Guerre, 1917, 1918, depicting war damage

Box 62

84 glass slides depicting Yellow River projects in China

 

Moving picture film, 1927-1932?

Access Information

For information on getting a use copy of motion picture films, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
Box 63, Reel 1

Undated, 35mm, b&w, fragment

Reel 2

Undated, 35mm, b&w. Mint farm?

Reel 3

Undated, 35mm, b&w, negative, fragment

Reel 4

Undated, 35mm, b&w. Children riding a donkey

Reel 5

Undated, 35mm, color. Todd family?

Reel 6

Undated, 16mm, color. Todd children at school party

Reel 7

1927, 16mm, b&w. Todd's Wedding Phillippines

Reel 8

1930, 16mm, b&w. Todd family

Reel 9

1931, 16mm, b&w.

Reel 10

1931, 16mm, b&w. Doris and Elinor Todd swimming and riding a donkey at Peitaiho, China

Reel 11

1932, 16mm, b&w. Todd children at Peitaiho and Peping, China

 

Photographs. See also photographs of irrigation and dike work in progress, with dates and captions, in these series: AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS and ASIA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY; CHINA INTERNATIONAL FAMINE RELIEF COMMISSION; and UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION. See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, The Open Road in China, 1926, where photographs accompany the text

 

1908-1964

Box 64, Folder 1

6 prints, 7 duplicates and 1 negative depicting Todd only

Folder 2

21 prints depicting Todd and others

Folder 3

1 print, 1 duplicate, 18 newspaper mats and 2 newspaper plates depicting Todd as congressional candidate

Folder 4

89 prints, 5 duplicates and 177 negatives depicting Robert Todd

Folder 5

48 prints and 3 duplicates depicting the Todd and Pendleton families

Folder 6

22 prints depicting friends and colleagues of Todd

Folder 7

16 prints depicting University of Michigan classmates of Todd. See also 7 oversize photos in Box 75

Folder 8

141 prints, 8 duplicates, 96 negatives and 16 post cards depicting work on the Hetch Hetchy water project, and Yosemite National Park

 

1909-1921

Box 65, Folder 1

48 prints and 93 negatives depicting Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park

Folder 2

115 prints depicting Todd in military service

Folder 3

105 prints, 6 duplicates and 37 negatives depicting general views of China

Folder 4-5

43 prints and 3 duplicates depicting work on China's Grand Canal

Folder 6-8

243 prints, 10 duplicates and 135 negatives depicting civil engineering work for the Asia Development Company and the American National Red Cross in China. See also 2 oversize photos in Box 75

 

1922-1938

 

Asia Development Company

Box 66, Folder 1

27 prints depicting views of Tsinan, China

Folder 2

12 prints and 10 duplicates depicting river work on the Yung Ting Ho

 

China International Famine Relief Commission

Folder 3

77 prints, 8 duplicates and 48 negatives depicting general views and phases of work on the Yellow River. See also 4 oversize photos in Box 75

Folder 4

3 prints depicting views of Canton, China

Folder 5-6

69 prints and 4 duplicates depicting views of the area of Honan and Yellow River flood damage

Folder 7-9

148 prints, 9 duplicates and 1 negative depicting river work in Chihli and the Tientsin region of Hopei Province

Folder 10

123 prints, 11 duplicates and 2 negatives depicting workers and equipment on the Yellow River in Hupeh Province

Folder 11

10 prints of views of Johel

Folder 12

4 prints, 2 duplicates and 1 negative depicting views of China's Great Wall at Kalgan

Folder 13

59 prints and 20 duplicates depicting the people and buildings of Kansu

Box 67, Folder 1

89 prints, 8 duplicates and 3 negatives depicting Yellow River dike work at Kiangsi

Folder 2

10 prints depicting work at Kwangsi and Nanning

Folder 3

90 prints and 53 duplicates depicting people, buildings and scenery of Kweichow, China. Includes a print of Mr. Chow, Provincial Governor

Folder 4

95 prints and 4 duplicates depicting the Summer Palace, the Great Wall, buildings and statuary in the Peking area, and that city's irrigation system

Folder 5

3 prints and 1 duplicate depicting workers on the dike in Pu Chow County

Folder 6

3 prints, 2 duplicates and 2 negatives depicting a centrifugal pump at the Satochu Works, Saratsi

Folder 7

17 prints depicting ships in Shanghai harbor

Folder 8

164 prints, 46 duplicates and 24 negatives depicting scenes throughout Shansi Province, and the dams, bridges, gorges and channels of rivers which flow into the Yellow River: Fen Ho, Chin Ho, Sha Ho and the Sang Kan Ho

Folder 9

3 prints and 7 duplicates depicting the Governor of Shansi Province, Marshal Yen Hsi-shan, at his home, with Todd and Mr. L. H. Wang

Box 68, Folder 1

166 prints and 9 duplicates depicting 1925 flood damage and subsequent dike repair work in the Shantung area

Folder 2

52 prints depicting river ice packs, the worker's camp and dike repair near Litsin, Shantung

Folder 3

48 prints and one duplicate depicting villages, and refugees in the flooded area of Li Chin, Shantung

Folder 4

88 prints, 20 duplicates and 142 negatives depicting dike closure work using kao-liang "sausages" in Shantung

Folder 5

128 prints and 20 duplicates depicting scenes throughout Shensi Province, and work on the Yellow River, the Yi Ho and the Wei Ho

Folder 6

60 prints and 30 duplicates depicting work on the Wei Pei Project, Shensi Province

Folder 7

62 prints and 8 duplicates depicting river work in Shensi Province

Box 69, Folder 1

65 prints, 1 duplicate and 36 negatives depicting roads and a Fen Ho bridge in Shansi Province

Folder 2

172 prints and 22 duplicates depicting scenes of the Suiyuan area and the Saratsi Canal

Folder 3

65 prints and 14 duplicates depicting scenery and people along the Yangtze River in Szechuan Province

Folder 4

54 prints, 9 duplicates and 16 negatives depicting shipping on the Yangtze River

Folder 5

95 prints and 34 duplicates depicting scenery in Yunnan Province

Folder 6

1941. United States. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Reclamation. 4 prints of a river in New Mexico

 

1945-1947. United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration

Box 70, Folder 1

160 prints and 14 duplicates depicting men and machinery working on Yellow River dike repair

Folder 2

115 prints and 134 duplicates depicting river dike closure work in Honan Province

Folder 3-4

133 prints, 93 duplicates and 4 negatives depicting heavy equipment and workers effecting river dike closure in Honan

 

1949-1951. Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction

Box 71

169 prints and 27 duplicates depicting scenes and the people of Taiwan

Folder 3

94 prints and 20 duplicates depicting work on Taiwan's irrigation systems

Folder 4

120 prints depicting scenes of Taiwan which show topography

Box 72, Folder 1

74 prints and 4 duplicates depicting canals and adjacent farms and villages on Taiwan

Folder 2

106 prints depicting creeks, canals, ponds, weirs and pumping projects on Taiwan

Folder 3

58 prints and two duplicates depicting workers on irrigation system projects

Folder 4-6

210 prints, 2 duplicates and 83 negatives depicting the Hsi Ho Dam Project, the Tsao-Kung Pumping Project and the work on the Chia-Nan and Tou Liu Canals

Folder 7

16 prints unidentified

 

General. Photographs on subjects of interest to Todd, and photographs presented to him

Box 73, Folder 1

Canada. 21 prints depicting scenery at Banff and Lake Louise

 

China

Folder 2

Chinese leaders. 21 prints depicting Chen-lun Chang, Hsueh-liang Chang, Tzo-lin Chang, Chiang Kai-shek, Yu-hsiang Feng, Yung-chang Hsu, Hu Hu, Yuan-hung Li, Ch'uan-fang Sun, Sun Yat Sen, Kun Tsao, Pei-Foo Wu, Hsi-shan Yen, Hueh-chung Yu, Shih-kai Yuan. See also oversize photos in Box 75: General Sheng Chen, Kuang-ti Ch'in, Hsi-cheng Chou, General Yu-hsiang Feng, Fu-ch'u Han

Folder 3

Ming Tombs, Nanking. 16 prints, 7 duplicates and 11 negatives depicting statuary along the funeral path, 1925, 1927

Folder 4

Mint farms. 48 prints and 6 duplicates depicting buildings and workers harvesting the crop in Kai Yuan and Tsing Hua, 1922-1933

Folder 5

Salt wells at Tze tintsing, Szechuan. 20 prints and 11 duplicates depicting salt junks, water sluices, boiling pans, bales of salt, 1920, 1930

Folder 6

Teng Family Cemetery. 6 prints, 13 duplicates and 6 negatives depicting ruins of the statuary, 1926

 

United States

Folder 7

Clackamas River, Oregon. 59 prints and 16 negatives depicting work on a diversion dam, 1915, 1923

Folder 8

Eugene, Oregon. 17 prints depicting construction on a water project

Folder 9

Huntington Lake, California. 16 prints, 11 duplicates and 14 post cards depicting year-round work on a water project, 1923

Folder 10

New York Aquaduct, Davis Bridge Dam, Vermont. 13 prints and 18 negatives depicting equipment at the dam, 1923

Folder 11

Oak Grove Project. 4 prints depicting erection of a steel transmission tower, 1923

Folder 12

Portland Canal. 15 prints depicting a power house, trestle and views of the canal, 1900, 1914

Folder 13

Yellowstone National Park. 93 prints and 119 negatives depicting scenery

Folder 14

Yuma, Arizona. 10 prints and 4 duplicates depicting the Colorado River at Laguna Dam, 1923

Box 74, Folder 1-4

Unidentified and/or undated. 72 prints, 11 duplicates, 100 negatives and 2 post cards

Folder 5-10

Lists of photographs of his engineering assignments, numbered, described and dated by Todd

Box 75

Oversize. 23 prints depicting University of Michigan classmates of Todd; staff members of the Asia Development Company, American National Red Cross, and the China International Famine Relief Commission; and Chinese leaders