C.V. Starr East Asian Library
 

China Democracy Movement Collection, 1988-1997, bulk 1989-1990

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3872639 View CLIO record
Creator(s)
Title China Democracy Movement Collection, 1988-1997, bulk 1989-1990
Physical Description 6 Linear Feet
Language(s) English , Chinese , Chinese .
Access

This collection is located on site.

Collection is in processing and is closed until completion.

Some unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are (available online / available onsite) via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized. Email starr@library.columbia.edu for more information.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

Description

Scope and Contents

The China Democracy Movement Collection (六四前后中国民主运动资料汇集) documents the legacy of the democracy movement in China during 1989 as well as events leading up to the Tiananmen Square Incident and its aftermath, dating from 1988 to 1997, and with the bulk of the materials dating from 1989 to 1990. The collection holds the originals and the photocopies of over 300 ephemeral posters, leaflet/handbills, newsletters, open letters, and petitions created and distributed in 1989, including those issued by the Peking Workers Autonomous Association (北京工人自治联合会), student groups from various universities, the "Hunger Strike Newsletter" and other unofficial news bulletins, intellectuals' petitions to the government, cartoons, and poetry. The collection also comprises over 200 photographs depicting demonstration banners, big character posters, petitions and letters to the leaders. The collection also contains 15 eye-witness reports by Asians and Westerners, reports of human rights organizations, as well as books, miscellaneous news magazine articles and newspaper clippings. Related materials in the collection also include Spring 1989 issues of the banned intellectuals' journal "Eastern Record"; 147 slides of work shown at the Peking National Gallery's avant-garde exhibition; and a video tape of interviews with artists and performance art at the February 5, 1989 opening of that exhibition. Other items are several VHS, audiocassettes, fragments of wall posters, a T-shirt, and commemorative envelopes. A large fabric banner prepared by Chinese students at the University of Michigan which was sent to Peking where it was displayed at Tiananmen Square in May 1989 and later returned to the U.S., is also include the collection.

Using the Collection

C. V. Starr East Asian Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located on site.

Collection is in processing and is closed until completion.

Some unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are (available online / available onsite) via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized. Email starr@library.columbia.edu for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The C.V. Starr East Asian Library maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); China Democracy Movement Collection; Box and Folder; C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

China Democracy Movement and Tiananmen Incident Archives (Collection 1821). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

Tiananmen Square Incident 天安门资料集, Harvard-Yenching Library.

Chinese People's Movement Collection, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

Processing Information

Item level inventory list created for Series I-III by a student worker, 2013. Finding aid created based on cataloging index cards and inventory list, 2020.

Former title: Collection of China's spring 1989 democracy movement.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Color photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fliers (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leaflets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Magazines (periodicals) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspapers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printed Ephemera Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slides (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
color slides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Art, Chinese Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beijing da xue Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China -- History -- Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China -- Photographs -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Democracy -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deng, Xiaoping, 1904-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dissenters -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Heinrich, Amy Vladeck Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
LaFleur, Fran Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Li, Peng, 1928-2019 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political posters, Chinese Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Posters, Chinese Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Protest movements -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Qing hua da xue (Beijing, China) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tian'an Men (Beijing, China) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wagner, Marsha L. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wei, Jingsheng Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhongguo zheng fa da xue Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID