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Papers include personal and autobiographical material relating to the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve, 1945-1963 (photocopies); Yale University, 1945-1950 (photocopies); early correspondence from fellow linguists, 1948; account of a trip to Malaya,and the establishment of the Government Officers Chinese Language School there, 1951-1952; correspondence about his book Spoken Amoy Hokkien, 1954-1956; founding of the Chinese language and area training center in Taichung, Taiwan, 1955-1957; other Foreign Service Institute correspondence through 1961; correspondence about a trip to India, 1961-1962; correspondence about teaching at School Of Area Studies, 1966-1967; correspondence about trips to Nepal and Hong Kong, 1968-1969, and China 1980 and 1983; information about Sino-Tibetan conferences, 1985-1986; letters to family (photocopies); obituaries and condolence notes; student papers, 1982; photograph album; and miscellaneous writings. Also alphabetical correspondence file of letters from colleagues, students, publishers, and friends.

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