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Collection Scope and Content Note


Personal correspondence, 1927-1957; documentation on agricultural work in China, 1927; athletics, 1933; Chinese women, 1935; foreign missionaries in China, 1934-1935; observations and eyewitness accounts by missionaries and teachers at Nanking ("The Nanking Incident of March 24-25, 1927"), including the murder of John E. Williams, a missionary serving in Nanking who was also vice president of the University of Nanking; China Information Service, 1932, 1937-1938; Yale in China reports, 1947-1949; Ginling College and the University of Nanking; North China and Peking, 1934-1936; suffering of the Chinese people during the civil war in China, 1927-1936; the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931; Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuo-mintang government; extracts from the diary of an American surgeon, Dr. Robert Wilson in Nanking, 1937-1938, and the atrocities he saw perpetrated by Japanese soldiers on the Chinese civilian population; the murders of the missionaries John and Elisabeth Stam.

Prominent people named in the collection include H.H. Kung, Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, Mayling Soong (Madame Chiang Kai-shek), C.T. (Cheng-ting) Wang, John Foster Dulles, Winston S. Churchill, Mao Tse-tung, John Leighton Stuart, Douglas MacArthur, Harry S. Truman, Albert Coady Wedemeyer, Joseph W. Stillwell, and Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright.

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