Contents and Arrangement

Series XIV, Biographical Files, 1936-1947 (mostly 1940s)

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series XIV, Biographical Files - (1936-1947 [Bulk 1940s]) contains brief biographical sketches of individuals who either were prominent leaders in China, or were connected to UCR/USC in some capacity, either as directors, speakers, or executives. The files contain several different types of material, ranging from small slips of paper, with just a few lines describing the person to magazine articles and booklets written about the person. Much of the material in this series bears no date and does not contain enough clues to determine when during the lifespan of UCR/USC it was written, so it is merely marked 1940s as that is the only decade during which UCR/USC was likely to have been publishing biographical sketches for media consumption.


The materials in this series are arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the individual or the name of the institution with which he or she was connected.

Collection History


There is no indication that materials were separated from this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Douglas Ray in August 1992. The December 2007 Accession was processed by Mike Mellor in December 2007. Finding aid written by Douglas Ray in August 1992 and updated by Mike Mellor in December 2007.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series XIV, Biographical Files; United Service to China Records, MC135, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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