Contents and Arrangement

Series XVI, Photographs/Negatives, 1916-1950 (mostly 1940-1950)

7 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series XVI, Photographs/Negatives - (1916-1950 [bulk 1940-1950]) includes five boxes containing photographs, one box of photonegatives, and one box containing 21 oversize photoprints. Most of the photographs are accompanied by captions used in UCR/USC press releases. The bulk of the photographs are of China, the most significant subjects being Chinese military operations during World War II; orphans, children and schools; refugees and war devastation; and medical work in China. There are photographs and negatives from Lennig Sweet's tour of China during the war, along with his detailed captions for each photo. There are also a few photographs taken by Sweet in Korea in 1916. The other major focus of the photographs is fundraising events conducted by UCR/USC. Many officials and supporters are represented including Clare Boothe and Henry Luce, Pearl Buck, President and Mme. Chiang Kai-shek, and a number of celebrities from Hollywood and professional athletics.


The photographs and negatives in this series are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

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 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.

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 XVI, Photographs/Negatives; United Service to China Records, MC135, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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