C.V. Starr East Asian Library
 

Ta-Chun Hsu papers, circa 1904-2016, bulk 1938-2008

Series II: T.C. Hsu Files, 徐大春文件, circa 1904-2012

Series comprises primarily correspondence, photographs, immigration and visa documents, diaries, articles, writings, bonds, caricatures, and so on related to T.C. Hsu and his family, dating from circa 1904 to 2012. The correspondence include family letters, photographs and documents related to his siblings, business letters, and letters between T.C. Hsu and his colleagues and friends. The immigration and visas files document his migration from Hong Kong to the United States during the 1950s, his passports, his visas applications to travel to China in the 1970s, and the permanent residence applications for his siblings. The two volumes of Singloh Hsu (徐新六) diaries document his career as a banker between 1936 and 1938. The five volumes of T.C. Hsu diaries dated between 1943 and 1964. The photographs are primarily portraits of T.C. Hsu and his family, dating from 1930s to 1940s; the photographs also depict T.C. Hsu's activities and travels, dating from circa 1960s to 2006. Other documents in the series include address book, bookmark, articles, calligraphy writing, caricature, fortune telling, financial bonds, etc. collected by T.C. Hsu. The materials document T.C. Hsu's life and his experience as an employee working for an international company and his migration experience from China to the United States during the 1950s.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only Columbia affiliates may view materials on-site. After clicking 'Submit Request', affiliates will login with their UNI and password. Appointments are required and will be arranged according to each individual repository's policy make a request.




Box 2 Folder 8 Biographical article, Hsu Ke (徐珂), 1989

Grandfather of T.C. Hsu.


Box 2 Folder 9-10 Biographical, Hsu Singloh (徐新六), 1938-circa 1992, undated

Father of T.C. Hsu. Include writing by T.C. Hsu on his father and his attempt to collect archival materials related to his father; chronology of Hsu Singloh; tributes and articles written by others about the death of Hsu Singloh.


Correspondence, 信札, 1937-2012


Family, 家書, 1951-2008

Mostly with Irene Hsu (徐大慶) and Vivian Hsu (徐嘉汝) on family matters.

Arranged chronologically.



Box 3 Folder 1 1951


Box 3 Folder 2 1952


Box 3 Folder 3 1953


Box 3 Folder 4 1954


Box 3 Folder 5 1955


Box 3 Folder 6 1956


Box 3 Folder 7 1957


Box 3 Folder 8 1958


Box 3 Folder 9 1959


Box 3 Folder 10 1961


Box 3 Folder 11 1962


Box 3 Folder 12 1963


Box 3 Folder 13 1964


Box 3 Folder 14 1965-1971


Box 3 Folder 15 1972


Box 3 Folder 16 1973


Box 3 Folder 17 1974


Box 3 Folder 18 1975


Box 3 Folder 19 1976


Box 3 Folder 20 1977


Box 3 Folder 21 1977 April, 4 photographs

Photographs, 照片: Memorial Service of T.C. Hsu's Mother, Yang Yu-Hsuen (楊毓璇)


Box 3 Folder 22 circa 2003-2008, 3 photographs

Photographs, 照片: Memorial tablets


Box 3 Folder 23 1976-1978, 2008

On family cemetery


Box 3 Folder 24 1981


Box 3 Folder 25 1982


Box 3 Folder 26 1982


Irene Hsu, 徐大慶, 1937-2003


Box 3 Folder 27 College Diploma and Report Cards, 1937-1940


Box 3 Folder 28 University of Shanghai Alumni Directory and Newsletter, 1987

Alma mater of Irene Hsu


Box 3 Folder 29 Incoming, to Irene Hsu, 1982-1983


Box 3 Folder 30 Outgoing, from Irene Hsu, to T.C. Hsu, 1983-1985


Box 3 Folder 31 Outgoing, from Irene Hsu, to T.C. Hsu, 1991


Box 3 Folder 32 Estate of Irene Hsu, 2003


Family Friends and Colleagues, 親戚朋友, 1951-1989

Arranged alphabetically by last name and date.



Box 4 Folder 1 1952-1956


Box 4 Folder 2 1962-1981


Box 4 Folder 3 1977, 1981-1982


Box 4 Folder 4 1993-2014


Box 4 Folder 5 undated

with notes


Box 4 Folder 6 Bu, Lisheng (步禮生), 1981-1983


Box 4 Folder 7 Chang, Kia-Ngau (張嘉璈), 1955, 1966


Box 4 Folder 8 Chen, Kwang Pu (陳光甫), 1951


Box 4 Folder 9 Chen, Kwang Pu (陳光甫), 1952


Box 4 Folder 10 Chen, Kwang Pu (陳光甫), 1953


Box 4 Folder 11 Chen, Kwang Pu (陳光甫), 1954


Box 4 Folder 12 Chen, Kwang Pu (陳光甫), 1955, 1957


Box 4 Folder 13 Chuang, Linda (永楚), 1965-1966

Include 3 photographs


Box 4 Folder 14 Li, Ming (李銘) and Tse, K.K. (謝家駒), 1957


Box 4 Folder 15 Li, Ming (李銘) and Tse, K.K. (謝家駒), 1958


Box 4 Folder 16 Li, Ming (李銘) and Tse, K.K. (謝家駒), 1964


Box 4 Folder 17 Tribute to Li Ming, 1966


Box 4 Folder 18 Shih, P.C. (寶楚), 1952, 1958


Box 4 Folder 19 Shih, P.C. (寶楚), 1962-1963, undated


Box 4 Folder 20 Shih, P.C. (寶楚), 1976-1977, 1982


Box 4 Folder 21 Starr, C.V., 1949-1965

with notes


Box 4 Folder 22 Photocopy of Birthday Gift to C.V. Starr, 1968


Box 4 Folder 23 Xu, Zhenhua (J.H. Hsu, 徐振華), 1982, 1989


Box 4 Folder 24 Yu, C.Y., 1997


Box 4 Folder 25 Zhang, Zequn (張澤群), 1982-1983


Organizations, 有關機構, 1969-2012



Box 5 Folder 1 AIG (American International Group), 2000

T.C. Hsu's 50th Anniversary with AIG


Box 5 Folder 2 C.V. Starr Foundation, 1969

T.C. Hsu elected as Vice President


Box 5 Folder 3 Dongshan Shiyan Elementary School (东山实验小学), 1998


Box 5 Folder 4 Elizabeth Wang Gallery, 2002


Box 5 Folder 5 Harvard's Archive of World Music, 1982


Box 5 Folder 6 Hin Lung Yung Memorial Scholarship, Yale University, 2001-2006


Box 5 Folder 7 Lin Yutang Memorial Stamp, 1994


Box 5 Folder 8 Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MOCA), 1996


Box 5 Folder 9 Metropolitan Museum, Art of Eastern Europe Program, 1991


Box 5 Folder 10 Suzhou Museum shop project, 2006


Box 5 Folder 11 Business, 1999-2005, 2012


Box 5 Folder 12 Medical, 1982, 2001, 2005


Immigration and Visas, 移民簽證, 1939-1981


Box 5 Folder 13 Passport renewal, Visa and immigration application, 1950-1952


Box 5 Folder 14 Passport renewal, Visa and immigration application, 1953-1955


Box 5 Folder 15 Correspondence and Applications, Visa to People's Republic of China, 1973-1980


Box 5 Folder 16 Application for Permanent Residence Visa, Irene and Vivian Hsu, 1979, 1981


Passports


Box 5 Folder 17 1939


Box 5 Folder 18 1945


Box 5 Folder 19 1950-1961


Box 5 Folder 20 Passport photos, 1949, 1962


Box 5 Folder 21 Certificates of Inoculation and Vaccination, 1949


Box 5 Folder 22 Hong Kong identification card, 1950


Box 5 Folder 23 Certificate of Naturalization, 1962


Diaries, 日記, 1936-1964


Hsu, Singloh, 徐新六



Box 6 Folder 1 Freedom Diary, 自由日記, 1936


Box 6 Folder 1 Silk Diary, 絲綢日記, 1937 January 1-1938 August 1


Hsu, Ta-Chun, 徐大春


Box 6 Folder 2 1943


Box 6 Folder 2 1946


Box 6 Folder 3 1947

Handy Diary


Box 6 Folder 3 1962

Handy Diary


Box 6 Folder 3 1964

Handy Diary


Photographs, 照片, circa 1950-2006


Box 6 Folder 4 T.C. Hsu standing with siblings, Irene Hsu (Hsu Ta-Ching, 徐大慶) and Vivian Hsu Jee (徐嘉汝), circa 1930s


Box 6 Folder 4 T.C. Hsu on Ellis Island next to the Statue of Liberty, circa 1940s

Photographic postcard


Box 6 Folder 4 Family photograph, undated


Box 6 Folder 4 T.C. Hsu portrait, circa 1940s


Box 6 Folder 4 Hsu Singloh portrait, circa 1930s


Box 6 Folder 4 Irene Hsu (Hsu Ta-Ching, 徐大慶), 1975 June

Taken during T.C. Hsu's visit to Shanghai


Box 6 Folder 4 Vivian Hsu Jee (徐嘉汝), 1975 June

Taken during T.C. Hsu's visit to Shanghai


Box 6 Folder 5 T.C. Hsu in Europe, circa 1960 August, 4 items

photographic slides


Box 6 Folder 6 Events, 2006

With Sir Edwin and Kitty Oceten


Box 6 Folder 7 Natalie and Walker Calhows, 2000s


Box 6 Folder 8 Photo album, 2000s

Including travel photos in Switzerland, China, and photos with colleagues, family and friends.



Box 9 Folder 2 Panoramic Group photo, [Shanghai, China?], circa 1930s-1940s

with Wellington Koo and Mme. Koo in the center


Other, 其它文件, circa 1904-2003



Box 7 Folder 1 Address book, undated


Box 7 Folder 2 Articles and excerpts, 1950-1988


Box 7 Folder 3 Article and notes on Liang Qichao (梁啟超), undated



Box 9 Folder 4 Articles, oversized newspaper, 1982, 1985, 2000, 2003



Box 7 Folder 4 Bookmark, undated

With poem titled 不老歌, by Zhang Qun 張群



Box 9 Folder 3 Calligraphy, circa 1981-1983, 4 items

Oversize; dedicated to T.C. Hsu by Bu Lisheng (步禮生, 字鐵生)



Box 2 Folder 19 Caricature, 1989 June 19


Box 2 Folder 19 Caricature, 1989 July 25



Box 7 Folder 5 Fortune telling, T.C. Hsu's Bazi (八字), 1965


Box 7 Folder 6 Financial: Dividend notice, 1951-1955



Box 10 Financial: Shanghai Nanking Railway Net Profit Sub-Certificates, circa 1904, 14 folders; 282 sheets

Issued by the British and Chinese Corporation Limited. Include a letter from [S.Sudka], 1960 November 22.



Box 11A Financial: French Bonds, Republique de Chine Emprunt Industriel du Gouvernement de La Republique Chinoise, 1 of 2, April 1914, 7 folders; 108 sheets

Also known as Pukow Bonds.



Box 11B Financial: French Bonds, Republique de Chine Emprunt Industriel du Gouvernement de La Republique Chinoise, 2 of 2, April 1914, 8 folders; 128 sheets

Also known as Pukow Bonds.



Box 2 Folder 20 F.F. Fraternity profile on Jack Chun (陳正), 1952



Box 7 Folder 7 Miscellaneous, 1993, undated

Include photograph of roses and vase, a 10 Thai Baht banknote, English translation of poem "On a Quiet Night" (靜夜思)


Box 7 Folder 8 Writing on Communist China, Edited Draft, undated


Box 7 Folder 9 Writing on Communist China, Final Draft, undated