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Series XIII, General Correspondence, 1941-1963 (mostly 1941-1950)
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of records of an umbrella organization, originally known as United China Relief (1941-1945) and later as United Service to China (1946-1966), which coordinated various agencies in their wartime and post-war civilian relief activities to aid the people of Nationalist China, first on the mainland and subsequently on Taiwan. Agencies represented include the American Bureau for Medical Advancement in China, the American Friends Service Committee, Indusco, Inc., the Institute of Pacific Relations, and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. There are general files of correspondence, articles, speeches, annual reports, budgets, financial statements, documents, agency and committee files, minutes of meetings, files of national, state, and local fund raising material; biographical files on Chinese and American people with interests in aiding China; and publicity and educational program materials. Also present is a large group of photographs of places, events, and people, including such figures as Pearl S. Buck, Walt Disney, Hu Shih, V. K. Wellington Koo, Henry R. Luce, Mary Pickford, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The materials in this series are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the agency or the last name of the person with which UCR/USC was corresponding. General files for each letter of the alphabet are integrated into the overall alphabetical order of the series.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
There is no indication that materials were separated from this collection.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- Credit this material:
Series XIII, General Correspondence; United Service to China Records, MC135, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 70-81
- American Bureau for Medical Advancement in China
American friends service committee
United China Relief (U.S.)
United Nations, Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
Institute of Pacific Relations.
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.
Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967.
Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.