Rare and Manuscript Collections Archival Guides
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Series I. History Department files
Series II. First three years in China (living in Peking), first year at the North China Union Language School learning Chinese, next two years at Yenching University (on a Harvard-Yenching Institute fellowship) pursuing graduate studies in Chinese history; travel in other parts of China, briefly in Korea
Series III. 1931-1934, Graduate study at Harvard, completing Ph.D.
Series IV. 1934-1936, Post-doctoral study in Peking on Social Science Research Council fellowship. Published An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Chinese Reference Works with S. Y. Teng
Series V. 1936-1938, Instructor in Chinese history and language at the University of Washington
Series VI. 1938-1940, First two years at Cornell as Assistant professor of Chinese History
Series VII. 1940-1942, At Cornell, including 1942 Summer Workshop on Far East, British Commonwealth and Latin America and 1941 American Council of Learned Societies Chinese and Japanese Language Courses.
Series VIII. 1938-1940, Records as Secretary of Committee on Chinese Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies.
Series IX. 1940-1941, Records as Secretary of Committee on Chinese Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies
Series X. 1942-1944, War years at Cornell, including material on Committee on Asiatic Studies of ACLS. All material on the Chinese Army Specialized Training Program Biggerstaff directed is filed with other ASTP records in University Archives.
Series XI. 1944-1946, Six months in Division of Territorial Studies, U.S. Dept. of State and one year as Chinese Secretary of U.S. Embassy Chungking.
Series XII. 1946-1947, From June 1946, return to Cornell. Most correspondence as Chairman of Department of Chinese (later, Far Eastern and still later, Asian) Studies is in that department's files.
Series XIII. 1947-1949, Includes material regarding an American Historical Association Program Committee, the Committee on Asiatic Studies of the American Council on Education, the San Diego American Institute of Pacific Relations Conference and a research trip to Nanking, China. Correspondence relating to ACLS Committee on Far Eastern Studies mainly in ACLS files.
Series XIV. 1949-1951, Back at Cornell, includes material on Nanking trip with unedited copy of diary letters.
Series XV. 1951-1955, Miscellaneous correspondence, including David Rowe attack.
Series XVI. 1954, Security hearing to appeal denial of security clearance by Eastern Industrial Personnel Security Board for work with Operations Research Office, a research agency for Johns Hopkins University
Series XVII. 1954, Security hearing documents
Series XVIII. 1955-1957, Cornell department of history, related material for chairmanship (1956-1964) in that department's files.
Series XIX. 1957-1960, Miscellaneous correspondence.
Series XX. 1960-1963, Miscellaneous correspondence
Series XXI. 1963-1965, Includes 1963 sabbatical trip to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Europe.
Series XXII. 1965-1968, Includes Wells College Long Range Planning Committee. Correspondence as President of the Association for Asian Studies sent to Association headquarters in Ann Arbor.
Series XXIII. 1968-1972, Miscellaneous correspondence up to time of retirement.
Series XXIV. 1972-1978, Post-retirement correspondence
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