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Chinese oral history project collection, 1914-1989, bulk 1958-1980

Summary Information

Abstract

The Chinese oral history project collection (中國口述歷史項目檔案) provides a wealth of information on the development of the project and its interviews with eminent Chinese political figures abroad in the United States and Hong Kong from 1958 to 1980s. The highlights of the collection consist of the administrative subject files, correspondence, interview photographs and reports, transcript drafts, collected autobiographies and manuscripts, audio recordings, and card files of names mentioned in the transcripts.

At a Glance

Call No.: Chinese Oral History
Bib ID 4078603 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Chinese Oral History Project
Title Chinese oral history project collection, 1914-1989, bulk 1958-1980
Physical Description 38 Linear Feet (86 manuscript boxes, 1 record carton, 7 card catalog drawers, and 4 index card boxes)
Language(s) English , Chinese .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The digitized Memoirs accessible via the Digital Library Collections are: Franklin Lien Ho; Hu Shih; Wellington Koo; Li Hanhun; Li Huang; Li Shuhua; Tingfu Fuller Tsiang; Zuo Shunsheng.

The following boxes are located off-site: 37-70. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Audio recordings in box 85-86. 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 rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in five series.

Description

Summary

The Chinese oral history project (COHP) collection (中國口述歷史項目檔案) documents the internal and external communication between the COHP staff and its participants as well as other affiliated institutions dating from 1958 to 1980. The collection contains administrative subject files, interviewee files which include correspondence, interview photographs and portraits, transcripts versions, reports, as well as autobiographies and manuscripts related to modern Chinese history collected during the course of the project. The collection also contains audio recordings of interviews and microfilm materials.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The digitized Memoirs accessible via the Digital Library Collections are: Franklin Lien Ho; Hu Shih; Wellington Koo; Li Hanhun; Li Huang; Li Shuhua; Tingfu Fuller Tsiang; Zuo Shunsheng.

The following boxes are located off-site: 37-70. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Audio recordings in box 85-86. 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 rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Unpublished memoirs produced by the Academia Sinica and the China Missionaries Project may not be photocopied. For permission to photocopy from these memoirs, write directly to the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, NanKang, Taipei, Taiwan; or China Missionaries Project, Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program, 901 North College, Claremont, CA 91711.

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML 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); Chinese oral history project collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Related oral history projects 相關口述史料:

Academia Sinica oral history project 中央研究院近代史研究所口述史料, 1950-1965

China missionaries project 中国传教士口述史料, 1969-1972

The following is a list of oral history interviews in the Chinese oral history project: 以下列表含所收集的個人回憶錄:

Reminiscences of Choy Jun-ke, 蔡增基口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Kuang-fu Ch'en, 陳光甫口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Li-fu Ch'en, 陳立夫口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Ho Lien (Franklin L. Ho), 何廉口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Shih Hu, 胡適口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo, 顧維鈞口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of H. H. Kung, 孔祥熙口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Han-hun Li, 李漢魂口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Huang Li: manuscript, 李璜口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Shu-Hua Li, 李書華口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Tsung-jen Li, 李宗仁口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Huang Shen I-yun, 黃沈亦云口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Ting-fu Fuller Tsiang, 蔣廷黻口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Wu KuoCheng, 吳國楨口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Fa-k'uei Chang, 張發奎口述回憶錄

Reminiscences of Shun-sheng Tso, 左舜生口述回憶錄

The following are personal paper collections of the interviewees 以下列表含所收集的個人歷史檔案:

Kwang Pu Chen papers, 陳光甫檔案

Chen, Lifu papers, 陳立夫檔案

Hu, Shih diaries, 胡適日記

Huang, Fu papers, 黃郛檔案

Wellington Koo papers, 顧維鈞檔案

H.H. Kung papers, 孔祥熙檔案

Hanhun Li and Chu Fang Wu papers, 李漢魂與李吳菊芳檔案

Li, Huang papers, 李璜檔案

Li, Shuhua Papers, 李書華檔案

Li, Zongren papers, 李宗仁檔案

Collection on J. Heng Liu, 劉瑞恆彙集

Tingfu Tsiang papers, 蔣廷黻檔案

Zhang, Fakui papers, 張發奎檔案

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Alternate Form Available

Microforms available.

Transcripts available.

Acquisition

Transferred from the East Asian Institute, 1958-1989

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 05/02/1989.

Processed in August 2018 by Yingwen Huang. Title changed from "Autobiographies and related papers" to "Chinese oral history project collection" to reflect the contents of the collection according to DACS standard. Materials were rehoused in appropriate sized and buffered folders and boxes. All photographs were rehoused in mylars. All audio records were rehoused in record carton and planned for Time Based Media digitization project as of 2018; 14 reels of audio recordings with vinegar odors remain housed in a separated box.

Interviewees' personal papers were separated and described as their own collection during processing due to the collection's provenance and also for better access and discovery. Interviewees with personal paper collections: Chen Guangfu, Chen Lifu, Wellington Koo, Kung H.H., Li Hanhun and Mme. Wu Chufang, Li Huang, Li Shuhua, Li Zongren, Liu J. Heng, Huang Fu, Hu Shih, Tsiang Tingfu Fuller, and Zhang Fakui. Researchers may find the personal papers in CLIO or in the related materials of this finding aid.

受訪者個人歷史檔案在整理過程中被分為各自的個人歷史檔案以便偏目, 搜索, 和利用。有個人檔案的受訪者為:陳光甫, 陳立夫, 顧維鈞, 孔祥熙, 李漢魂與李吳菊芳, 李璜, 李書華, 李宗仁, 劉瑞恆, 黃郛, 胡適, 蔣廷黻, 張發奎。學者可利用CLIO搜索以上個人檔案。

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2018-09-13 EAD finding aid was updated.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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"
Annual reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audiotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Documents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Inventories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ledgers (account books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts for publication Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Microfilms Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oral histories (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sound recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transcripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
negatives (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Bolocan, Alice Kwong Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cai, Zengji Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chang, Kia-ngau, 1889-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chen, Guangfu, 1881-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chen, Lifu, 1900-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chen, Qitian, 1893-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chin, Lillian Chu Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chinese Missionaries Project Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Claremont Graduate School Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. East Asian Institute Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Durham, Donald Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fritz, Chester Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ho, Franklin Lien, 1897-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
How, Julie Lien-ying, -1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hu, Shi, 1891-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huang, Renlin, 1901-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koo, V. K. Wellington, 1888-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kung, H. H. (Hsiang-hsi), 1880-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Li, Hanhun, 1895-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Li, Huang, 1895-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Li, Shuhua, 1890-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Li, Zongren, 1891-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Liu, Ruiheng, 1890-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meng, Chih, 1900- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missionaries -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seidman, Crystal Lorch Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seymour, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shen, Yiyun, 1894-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tong, Te-kong, 1920-2009 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tsao, Kai-fu, 1921- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tsiang, Tingfu F. (Tingfu Fuller), 1895-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wang, Minta Chou Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wang, Zhengting, 1882-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilbur, C. Martin (Clarence Martin), 1908-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wu, Kuo-Cheng, 1903-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Xu, Enzeng, 1898- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhang, Fakui, 1896-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhong yang yan jiu yuan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhong yang yan jiu yuan. Jin dai shi yan jiu suo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhongguo guo min dang Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zuo, Shunsheng, 1893-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Prof. C. Martin Wilbur 韋慕廷 (1907-1997) of the East Asian Institute, Columbia University, and Prof. Franklin L. Ho 何廉 (1905-1975) officially started the Chinese oral history project in 1958 to interview and document the life of prominent Chinese political leaders of Republican China (1911-1949) living abroad. The project was financed by Columbia University, the Ford Foundation, and later by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In designing the project, Professor Wilbur and Professor Ho decided to use an intensive approach instead of the extensive approach as in the American oral history project. They envisioned the project to concentrate on a few outstanding interviewees and to produce more accurate and detailed autobiographies. A total of nineteen prominent Chinese political figures residing in the U.S. and Hong Kong were interviewed. The Chines oral history project staff consisted of a team of scholarly interviewers with outstanding knowledge of modern Chinese history: Julie Lien-ying How (pinyin: Xia, Lianying; simplified Chinese: 夏连荫; traditional Chinese: 夏連蔭), Te-kong Tong (pinyin: Tang, Degang; simplified Chinese: 唐德刚; traditional Chinese: 唐德剛), Minta Chou Wang (王明德), Alice Kwong Bolocan, Kai-fu Tsao, Lillian Chu Chin, James Seymour, and Crystal Lorch Seidman. The scholar interviewers worked as collaborators, translators, and co-authors with the interviewees closely in the process of drafting, editing (and/or translating) the interview transcription, which later becomes their memoir. The project produced a total of sixteen finalized oral history interviews that were deposited at RBML for future scholarly research, many of which were later published. The project officially ended in the 1980s.

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Series 1: Project Files, 項目文件, 1949-1988

Series 1 consists of administrative subject files which includes annual reports, correspondence, budgets, NEH grant files, information about publications in microform, publication issues as well as other subject matters. Materials also include correspondence and index to the affiliated projects such as the Academia Sinica oral history project and the China Missionaries oral history project.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.



Box 4 Folder 4 Academia Sinica oral history project, 中央研究院近代史研究所口述歷史項目, 1960-1979


Annual Reports, 年度報告, 1960-1971



Box 1 Folder 1 1960-1961


Box 1 Folder 2 1961-1966


Box 1 Folder 3 1963-1970


Box 1 Folder 4 1971


Budget, 預算



Box 5 Folder 1 Budget and finance, 預算和財務, 1960-1973


Box 5 Folder 2 Expenditures, 支出, 1959-1970


Box 5 Account book, 記賬本, 1960-1961


Box 5 Account book, 記賬本, 1963-1967


China Missionaries oral history project, 中國傳教士口述歷史項目



Box 4 Folder 5 Correspondence, 1970-1974


Box 4 Folder 6-7 Deed of Gifts and Abstracts, 1971, 1983


Box 4 Folder 8 Chinese oral history project catalog, 中國口述歷史項目目錄, 1972


Correspondence, 信函, 1949-1988


General, 一般



Box 1 Folder 5 1957-1959


Box 1 Folder 6 1960


Box 1 Folder 7 1961-1962


Box 1 Folder 8 1963-1966



Box 2 Folder 1 1966-1968


Box 2 Folder 2 Starr, Louis M., 1970-1980



Box 36 Folder 1 Chen, Gongbo papers, 陳公博檔案有關信函, 1974-1980


Box 36 Folder 2 Xiong, Shihui papers, with photos (5) taken during donation, 熊式輝檔案有關信函和照片, 1974


C. Martin Wilbur, 韋慕廷



Box 2 Folder 3 1956-1960


Box 2 Folder 4 1960


Box 2 Folder 5 1961-1962


Box 2 Folder 6 1961-1973


Staff, 工作人員信函


Box 2 Folder 7 General, 一般, 1961-1976



Box 3 How, Julie, 夏蓮蔭, 1949-1982



Box 2 Folder 8 Chin, Lillian, 1971


Box 2 Folder 9 Seideman, Crystal, 1962-1975


Box 2 Folder 10 Tong, Te Kong, 唐德剛, 1960-1975


Special Collections, 珍本手稿圖書館信函



Box 4 Folder 1 Manuscripts deposited, 有關手稿存放信函, 1961-1987


Box 4 Folder 2 Deposit letters and permission statements, 手稿存放和許可聲明, 1964-1982


Box 4 Folder 3 Researchers, 學者信函, 1967-1988


Box 4 Folder 9 Inventory and summary of memoirs and papers, 回憶錄和檔案清單摘要, 1967-1970


Box 4 Folder 10 Manuscript policy statements, 手稿利用聲明, undated


Microfilm, 縮微物品文件



Box 5 Folder 7 Correspondence, 信函, 1973-1974


Box 5 Folder 8 Correspondence, 信函, 1975-1983



Box 6 Folder 1 Correspondence, 信函, 1984-1988


Box 6 Folder 2 Publication permissions, 出版許可, 1974-1976


Box 6 Folder 3 Catalogs, 目錄, 1969-1983


National Endowment for the Humanities Grant correspondence and documents, 國家人文基金會津貼信函和文件



Box 5 Folder 3 1972


Box 5 Folder 4 1973-1974


Box 5 Folder 5 1974-1975


Box 5 Folder 6 1976


Newspaper Clipping about interviewees, 有關受訪者的新聞剪報



Box 6 Folder 4 In Chinese, collected in Hong Kong by Julie How, 由夏蓮蔭在香港收集的中文剪報, 1962-1966


Box 6 Folder 5 In Chinese, photocopies of some articles, 中文剪報複印, 1962-1966


Box 6 Folder 6 In English, 英文剪報, 1962-1962


Box 6 Folder 7 Publication issues, 出版問題, 1966-1967


Box 6 Folder 8 Record sheets of interview transcripts, 訪問記錄表, circa 1960s

Series 2: Interviewee Files, 受訪人文件, 1914-1989

Series 2 consists of correspondence, interview photographs and/or portraits of interviewees, interview records, and transcript draft versions and copies.

Arranged alphabetically by interviewees' last name.

Oral history transcripts in this series are drafts and editing copies. Finalized memoirs are cataloged individually and requestable through CLIO (please see related materials section to find the complete list of finalized transcripts). Researchers are highly recommended to see the finalized memoirs.

Some interviewees' personal papers were separated and described as their own collection during processing due to their collection's provenance and also for better access and discovery. Interviewees with personal paper collections: Chen Guangfu, Chen Lifu, Wellington Koo, Kung H.H., Li Hanhun and Mme. Wu Chufang, Li Huang, Li Shuhua, Li Zongren, Liu Ruiheng, Huang Fu, Tsiang Tingfu Fuller, and Zhang Fakui. Researchers may find the personal papers in CLIO.

The personal papers and finalized individual memoirs are cataloged in CLIO; see the related materials section for a complete list.

受訪者個人檔案在整理過程中已被分開以便偏目, 搜索, 和利用。有個人檔案的受訪者為:陳光甫, 陳立夫, 顧維鈞, 孔祥熙, 李漢魂與李吳菊芳, 李璜, 李書華, 李宗仁, 劉瑞恆, 黃郛, 蔣廷黻, 張發奎。學者可利用CLIO搜索以上個人檔案。


Cai, Zengji (Choy, Jun-ke), 蔡增基, 1969-1974

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Choy Jun-ke, 蔡增基口述回憶錄.



Box 9 Folder 1-2 Correspondence, 1969-1970



Box 7 Folder 1 Interview transcripts in question and answer format from audio recordings, 1970


Box 7 Folder 2-3 My China Years, typescript before publication, 1969


Box 7 Folder 4-5 My China Years, second final copy (first copy with interview transcript serve in Reading Room), 1971


Chen, Guangfu (Chen, Kwang Pu; Chen, K.P.), 陳光甫, 1955-1976

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Kuang-fu Ch'en, 陳光甫口述回憶錄. Personal papers are available here:Kwang Pu Chen papers, 陳光甫檔案



Box 8 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1956-1976


Box 8 Folder 2 Correspondence about his personal papers, 1955-1976


Box 8 Folder 3 List of names in interview record, 1960-1961


Interview transcripts, 1960-1963


Box 8 Folder 4 Interview 1-15, 1960-1961


Box 8 Folder 5 Interview 16-30, 1961


Box 8 Folder 6 Interview 1-15, 2nd copy, 1960-1961


Box 8 Folder 7 Interview 16-30, 2nd copy, 1961


Box 8 Folder 8-9 Final draft, carbon copy, 1963


Chen, Lifu, 陳立夫, 1958-1989

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Li-fu Ch'en, 陳立夫口述回憶錄. Personal papers are available here:Chen Lifu papers, 陳立夫檔案.



Box 9 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1958-1962


Box 9 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1968-1977, 1987-1989


Box 9 Folder 5 Inventory of papers and interview documents, 1989


Interview documents


Box 9 Folder 6 Topics, interview 6-42, 44, 46, 56, 1959-1968


Box 9 Folder 7 Names mentioned during interviews, 1958-1959


Box 9 Folder 8 Interview reports, 1-6, 49, 1958-1959


Editor transcripts


Box 9 Folder 9 1-7, 1958-February 3, 1959


Box 9 Folder 10 8-15, February 3, 1959- May 1959



Box 10 Folder 1 16-23, May 7, 1959- July 1959


Box 10 Folder 2 24-31, July 2, 1959- December 1959


Box 10 Folder 3 32-39, December 17, 1959- March 1960


Box 10 Folder 4 40-45, March 24, 1960-May 1960


Box 10 Folder 5 46-48, 52, 54-56, May 12, 1960-July 2, 1968


Box 10 Folder 6 Editor's transcripts and notes, part II, circa 1958-1968



Box 11 Editor's transcripts and notes, part II, circa 1958-1968



Box 12 Editor's transcripts and notes, part II, circa 1958-1968


Chiang, Yee, 蒋彝 (Restricted), 1961-1972



Box 36 Folder 6 Correspondence and interview transcript, 1961-1972

Restricted by interviewee.


Ho, Franklin L. (He, Lian), 何廉, 1945-1975

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Ho Lien (Franklin L. Ho), 何廉口述回憶錄.



Box 13 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1960-1975


Box 13 Folder 2 Interview photos, circa 1966


First Five-Year Program for China's Postwar Economic Development, compiled by the Central Planning Board,物質建設五年計畫草案提要, 中央設計局編


Box 13 Folder 3 In Chinese, 1945 December


Box 13 Folder 4 In English, 1946 January


Box 13 Folder 5 In English, preservation copy, 1946 January


Hu, Shih (Hu, Shi), 胡適, 1914, 1957-1982

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Shih Hu, 胡適口述回憶錄. Personal papers are avilable here:Hu Shih diaries, 胡適日記.


Box 13 Folder 6 Correspondence, with inventory of papers, 1957-1982



Box 6 Folder 9 Correspondence, researchers, 1969-1970


Box 6 Folder 10 Interview photos and portrait of Hu Shih, 1914, 1958


Box 6 Folder 11 Interview reports, table of contents, chapter 1, notes, 1958



Box 14 Autobiography at Forty, translated from Chinese to English by T.K. Tong, circa 1958


Box 14 Reminiscence of Hu Shih, 1st draft, 1st copy, transcribed from audiotapes, 1958



Box 92 Reminiscence of Hu Shih, microfilm


Huang-Shen, Yiyun (Mme. Huang, Fu; Huang-Shen, I-yun), 黃沈亦云, 1961-1980

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Huang Shen I-yun, 黃沈亦云口述回憶錄. Related papers of Huang Fu are available here:Huang Fu papers, 黃郛檔案.



Box 24 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1961-1980


Box 24 Folder 2 Table of contents and index, circa 1961-1962


Box 24 Folder 3 Selected pages from Huanng-Shen Yiyun's autobiography, in Chinese (Full manuscript in Chinese cataloged and available under individual oral history record)


Box 24 Folder 4-5 Inventory of Huang Fu papers, 1961



Box 92 Huang-Shen Yiyun memoir, in Chinese, microfilm reel 1-3


Koo, V. K. Wellington, 顧維鈞, 1958-1984

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo, 顧維鈞口述回憶錄. Personal papers are available here:Wellington Koo papers, 顧維鈞檔案


Correspondence



Box 14 Folder 1 1958-1962


Box 14 Folder 2 1963-1964


Box 14 Folder 3 1965-1970


Box 14 Folder 4 1971-1984


Box 14 Folder 5 Julie How, and interview reports, 1961-1962


Box 14 Folder 6 Portrait and photos, 1963-1976


Reminiscences of Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo, Transcript and Related Audios, 1975



Box 15 Folder 1 Inventory of interview transcripts and papers, 1963-1975


Box 15 Folder 2 Interview and meeting reports, March 1958-August 1958


Box 15 Folder 3 Interview transcripts in question and answer format in Chinese from audio recording, interview 1-4, November 9, 1966-February 6, 1971


Box 15 Folder 4 Interview transcripts, interview 1-8, carbon copy, circa 1958


Box 15 Folder 5 Interview transcripts, interview 1-8, carbon copy with edits, circa 1958


Interviewer/editor materials



Box 71 Folder 1 Table of contents of original transcript and notes of explanation


Box 71 Folder 2 original transcript, Early Childhood, vol. I (pp.1-29), 1958


Box 71 Folder 3-4 Vol II, original transcript, carbon copy, page 1-203 (2 copies), 1961


Box 71 Folder 5 Bibliography re: Koo's career, other notes and questions


Interviewer notes and transcripts from audio tape (mostly in question and answer format)


Box 71 Folder 6 Typing instructions


Box 71 Folder 7 Table of contents (pre-1966)


Box 71 Folder 8 1961-1962


Box 71 Folder 9 1963-1965



Box 72 Folder 1 1971-1972


Box 72 Folder 2 1973-1974


Box 72 Interviews and correspondences with Koo concerning the first decades of his diplomattic career (1912-1932, vol. II and III), 1968-1975


Box 72 Folder 4 Chronologies list prepared by various interviewers (pre-1966)


Box 72 Folder 5 Reference materials on Dr. Koo's entire career, 1959-1971


Box 72 Folder 6 Off the record remarks to James Seymour, 1964-1966


Box 72 Folder 3 Introductory, vol. I-III



Box 87 Vol. III-VII



Box 73 Folder 1 Vol. IV


Box 73 Folder 2 Vol. V


Box 73 Folder 3 Vol. VI


Box 73 Folder 4 Vol. VI-VIII


Editor's transcript draft



Box 74 Vol. VI, Part A-F



Box 75 Vol. VI, Part G-I



Box 76 Vol. VI, Part I-J



Box 77 Vol. VI, Part J-Vol. VII, Part A



Box 78 Vol. VII, Part A-C



Box 79 Vol. VII, Part C-D



Box 80 Vol. VII, Part D-E



Box 81 Vol. VII, Part E-F



Box 82 Vol. VII, Part F-G



Box 83 Vol. VII, Part G-H



Box 84 Vol. VII, Part H-I


Bound original transcripts



Box 37 Vol. II-III



Box 38 Vol. IV, Part A, pp.1-1478



Box 39 Vol. IV: pp.1479-2956



Box 40 Vol. IV: pp.2957-4040



Box 41 Vol. IV: pp.4041-5766



Box 42 Vol. IV: pp.5767-7319



Box 43 Vol. IV: pp.7320-8698



Box 44 Vol. IV: pp.8699-10034



Box 45 Vol. VII: pp.10035-11588


Bound transcripts, first edited version



Box 37 Vol. I



Box 46 Vol. IV, Vol. I, part A to J, 1st carbon copy



Box 47 Vol. V: A-E, carbon copy



Box 48 Vol. VI: part A-E



Box 50 Vol. VI: part A-J, carbon copy #1



Box 51 Vol. VI: part A-J, carbon copy #2



Box 52 Vol. VI: part F-H



Box 54 Vol. VI: part I



Box 55 Vol. VI: part J



Box 56 Vol. VII: duplicate, part A-B



Box 57 Vol. VII: duplicate, part C-D



Box 58 Vol. VII: duplicate, part E



Box 59 Vol. VII: duplicate, part F-G



Box 60 Vol. VII: duplicate, part H-I



Box 61 Vol. VII: duplicate, part J-K



Box 62 Vol. VII: part A-D



Box 63 Vol. VII: part E-I



Box 64 Vol. VII: part J-L


Bound transcripts, final edited version



Box 49 Vol. VI: part A-G



Box 53 Vol. VI: part H-J



Box 65 Vol. VII: part C-F



Box 66 Vol. VII: part G-J



Box 67 Vol. VII: part K-L



Box 68 Vol. VII: duplicate, part A-D



Box 69 Vol. VII: duplicate, part E-H



Box 70 Vol. VII: duplicate, part I-L



Box 92 Final Edited Version, microfilm


Kung, H. H. (Kung, Hsiang-hsi; Kong, Xiangxi), 孔祥熙, 1958-1974

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of H. H. Kung, 孔祥熙口述回憶錄. Personal papers are available here:H.H. Kung papers, 孔祥熙檔案.



Box 15 Folder 6 Correspondence, 1958-1974


Box 15 Folder 7-8 Interview reports, with notes, 1-22, February 10, 1958- June 10, 1958


Interview transcript


Box 15 Folder 9 Second final copy, 1961


in question and answer format, 1958


Box 15 Folder 10 Interview 1-2



Box 16 Folder 1 Interview 3-6


Box 16 Folder 2 Interview 7-11


Box 16 Folder 3 Interview 12-17


Box 16 Folder 4 Interview 18-19


Box 16 Folder 5 Interview 20-22


Box 16 Folder 6 with edits, carbon copy, 1st interview


Box 16 Folder 7 with edits, carbon copy, 1-9



Box 17 Folder 1 with edits, carbon copy, 10-15


Box 17 Folder 2 with edits, carbon copy, 16-19


Box 17 Folder 3 with edits, carbon copy, 20-22


Li, Hanhun, 李漢魂, 1961-1974

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Han-hun Li, 李漢魂口述回憶錄. Personal papers are available here:Hanhun Li and Chu Fang Wu papers, 李漢魂與李吳菊芳檔案.


Box 17 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1961-1974


Box 17 Folder 5 Correspondence regarding the donation of his library to Columbia, 1967-1969


Box 17 Folder 6 Portrait, 1961


Box 17 Folder 7 Interview transcript, final carbon copy, 1962


Li, Huang, 李璜, 1968-1975

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Huang Li: manuscript, 李璜口述回憶錄. Personal papers are available here:Li Huang papers, 李璜檔案.


Box 17 Folder 8 Correspondence and notes, 1968-1975



Box 92 Li Huang memoir, in Chinese, circa 1972


Li Huang memoir, in English, 1972


Li, Shuhua, 李書華, 1961-1979

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Shu-Hua Li, 李書華口述回憶錄. Personal papers are available here:Li Shuhua Papers, 李書華檔案.



Box 17 Folder 9 Correspondence and index to appendix in microfilm, 1961-1979

Additional correspondence about papers are in the accession filing cabinet; appendix in microfilm shelved with the Li Shuhua papers


Li, Zongren (Li, Tsung-jen), 李宗仁, 1958-1980

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Tsung-jen Li, 李宗仁口述回憶錄. Personal papers are available here:Li Zongren papers, 李宗仁檔案.


Correspondence



Box 18 Folder 1 With preface to memoir, 1958-1964


Box 18 Folder 2 1967-1980


Box 18 Folder 3 Publication, 1965-1977


Box 18 Folder 4 Publication, copies of correspondence to lawyer, February 24, 1966


Box 18 Folder 5 Publication, re: University of California Press and editors, 1969-1975


Transcript, 1st draft, in Chinese with edits, 1958-1961


Box 18 Folder 6 Table of contents


Box 18 Folder 7 Chapter 1-8


Box 18 Folder 8 Chapter 9-16



Box 19 Folder 1 Chapter 17-23


Box 19 Folder 2 Chapter 24-32


Box 19 Folder 3 Chapter 33-41


Box 19 Folder 4 Chapter 42-49


Box 19 Folder 5 Chapter 50-56


Box 19 Folder 6 Chapter 57-64



Box 20 Folder 1 Chapter 65-72 (missing chapter 66)


Final transcript in Chinese, carbon copy, 1958-1961


Box 20 Folder 2 Table of Contents, Chapter 1-9


Box 20 Folder 3 Chapter 10-17


Box 20 Folder 4 Chapter 18-23


Box 20 Folder 5 Chapter 24-34


Box 20 Folder 6 Chapter 35-43



Box 21 Folder 1 Chapter 44-52


Box 21 Folder 2 Chapter 53-62


Box 21 Folder 3 Chapter 63-71, Conclusion


Transcripts, selected translation from Chinese, in English with edits, circa 1960s


Box 21 Folder 4 1st draft, names mentioned, chapter 1-5


Box 21 Folder 5-6 Part 1-2 of 12



Box 22 Part 3-7 of 12



Box 23 Folder 1-5 Part 8-12 of 12


Box 23 Folder 6 Deleted selections from top copy drafts, circa 1960s


Liu, J. Heng, (Liu, Jui-heng; Liu, Ruiheng), 劉瑞恆, 1960-1961

Collection on the interviewee was compiled by the Chinese oral history project staff, available here:Collection on Liu J. Heng, 劉瑞恆彙集.


Box 23 Folder 7 Correspondence, 1960-1961


Box 23 Folder 8 Transcripts, interview 1-2, 1960


Tsiang, Tingfu Fuller (Jiang, Tingfu), 蔣廷黻, 1963-1974

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Ting-fu Fuller Tsiang, 蔣廷黻口述回憶錄. Personal papers are available here:Tingfu Tsiang papers, 蔣廷黻檔案.



Box 24 Folder 6 Correspondence, 1963-1974


Box 24 Folder 7 Interview photos (6), 1965


Carbon copy transcripts, 1963-1966


Box 24 Folder 8 Completed before COHP, chapter 1-8


Box 24 Folder 9 Original transcripts, chapter 9-17


Box 24 Folder 10 Duplicates of redone chapter, chapter 9, February 22, 1966



Box 25 Folder 1 Original transcripts, chapter 9-13


Box 25 Folder 2 Original transcripts, chapter 14-17


Top copy transcripts with edits, circa 1965


Box 25 Folder 3 Transcript based on dictation to Crystal Lorch Seidman, chapter 11-17


Box 25 Folder 4 Redone top copy, chapter 9-11


Box 25 Folder 5 Additions, chapter 15, August 25, 1965


Box 25 Folder 6 Chapter 13, pp.177-222, questions and answers, notes


Box 25 Folder 7 Chapter 14, pp.223-274, notes


Box 25 Folder 8 Chapter 15, pp.275-335, questions and answers, notes


Box 25 Folder 9 Chapter 16, pp.336-380, questions and answers, notes


Box 25 Folder 10 Chapter 17, pp.381-435, questions and answers, notes


Editor's transcript, 1974


Box 25 Folder 11 Chapter 1-5



Box 26 Folder 1 Chapter 6-11


Box 26 Folder 2 Chapter 12-14


Box 26 Folder 3 Chapter 15-17


Bound transcripts, copy of original transcript, 1965



Box 27 Black cover, volume 1, pp.1-107, volume 2, pp.108-409



Box 28 Yellow binder, volume 1, pp.1-139, volume 2, pp.140-409


Box 28 Final edited version, flower binder, 1974


Wang, C. T. (Wang, Chengting Thomas; Wang, Zhengting), 王正廷, 1960-1961



Box 29 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1960-1961


Box 29 Folder 4 Interview reports by Julie How, 1960


Box 29 Folder 5 C.T. Wang's memoir, Looking Back and Looking Forward, typescript, 1956



Box 92 C.T. Wang's memoir, Looking Back and Looking Forward, microfilm


Wu, K. C. (Wu, Kuo-Cheng), 吳國楨, 1960-1982

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Wu KuoCheng, 吳國楨口述回憶錄.



Box 26 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1960-1982


Box 26 Folder 5 Interview photos (3), November 1960


Transcripts, in question and answer format, final draft with edits


Box 26 Folder 6 Page 1-219, 1960


Box 26 Folder 7 Page 220-379, 1960



Box 29 Folder 1 Revised, 321 pages, 1963


Box 29 Folder 2 Wu Kuo-Chen: The Night Cometh: A Personal Study of Communist Techniques in China, unpublished manuscript in English, 夜來臨—我對共產主義在華鬥爭策略的研究, 英文未刊稿, 1982



Box 92 Wu Kuo-Chen: The Night Cometh: A Personal Study of Communist Techniques in China, unpublished manuscript in English, in microfilm format



Books 92 Wu Kuo-Chen: Reminiscences, in English, on microfilm, 1946-1953


Zhang, Fakui (Chang, Fa-k'uei), 張發奎, 1946-1984

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Fa-k'uei Chang, 張發奎口述回憶錄. Personal papers are available here:Zhang Fakui papers, 張發奎檔案.



Box 30 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1962-1984


Box 30 Folder 2 Correspondence, publication and edited transcript by Dale Finlayson, 1968-1973


Box 30 Folder 3 Interview photos and negatives, circa 1962-1967


Box 30 Folder 4 Inventory of personal papers, 1967-1968


Box 30 Folder 5 Julie How's working notes, 1961-1967


Box 30 Folder 6 Zhang Fakui autobiography written in Canton, in Chinese, and Julie's notes in English, 張發奎自傳和夏蓮蔭的筆記, November 31, 1946


Interview topics and initial transcripts


Box 30 Folder 7 Interview topics, 1-42


Box 30 Folder 8 Carbon copy, interview 1-20


Box 30 Folder 9 Carbon copy, interview 21-42



Box 31 Folder 1 Interview 1-10


Box 31 Folder 2 Interview 11-20


Box 31 Folder 3 Interview 21-30


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 31


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 32


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 33


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 34


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 35


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 36


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 37


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 38


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 39


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 40


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 41


Box 31 Folder 4 Interview 42


Transcript drafts


Box 31 Folder 5 First draft, chapter 1-10, 1964


Box 31 Folder 6 Second draft with edits, chapter 1-5, 1965



Box 32 Folder 1 Second draft with edits, chapter 6-9, 1965


Box 32 Folder 2 Partially edited version, chapter 1-9, pp.1-199


Box 32 Folder 3 Partially edited version, chapter 1-9, pp.200-451


Box 32 Folder 4 Final edited version


vol. 1, with photos


Box 32 Folder 5 vol. 2



Box 33 Folder 1 vol. 3, with photos


Box 33 Folder 2 vol. 4, with photos


Box 33 Folder 3 vol. 5, with photos


Box 33 Folder 4 vol. 6, with photos


Zuo, Shunsheng (Tso, Shun-sheng), 左舜生, 1919-1968

Oral history transcripts in the files are drafts and editing copies. Researchers are highly recommended to request the finalized memoirs available here:Reminiscences of Shun-sheng Tso, 左舜生口述回憶錄.


Box 33 Folder 5 Correspondence, 1961-1966


Box 33 Folder 6 Interview photos (7) and negatives, April 16, 1968


Box 33 Folder 5 Group photos and negatives of Young China Association members, 少年中國學會合照和負片(2), 1919, circa 1921


Box 33 Folder 7 Names mentioned during interviews, 1961



Box 34 Folder 1-2 Interview topics and initial transcripts with edits, interview 1-29, 1961


Box 34 Folder 3 Final transcript, black bound volume, 1965

Series 3: Autobiographies and manuscripts, 自傳和手稿, circa 1960s-1984, undated

Series 3 consists of autobiographies and manuscripts collected by the COHP.

Arranged alphabetically by the last name of the authors.


Box 34 Folder 4 Chang, Kia-ngau (張嘉璈), autobiography, original handwritten manuscript, in Chinese, possibly acquired from interview with Wang C.T. (王正廷) by Julie How in 1960-1961, undated



Box 92 Chang, Kia-ngau (張嘉璈), autobiography in Chinese, microfilm



Box 34 Folder 5 Chang, Kia-ngau (張嘉璈), autobiography, English translation by Albert Lu from original Chinese manuscript , circa 1960-1961



Box 36 Folder 5 Chen, Qitian (陳啓天), autobiography, original handwritten manuscript in Chinese, possibly acquired from interview with Zuo Shunsheng (左舜生) in 1965, circa 1958



Box 35 Folder 1 Meng, Chih (孟治), manuscript of China Institute: A Chinese-American Partnership, gift of Meng, Chih, 1982


Box 35 Folder 2 Durham, Donald, The Influence of American Education in South China, typescript copy, gift of James Hayes, 1981



Box 36 Fritz, Chester, Chester Fritz's Six Month Diary through Inland China, Album Four, 1917 with original photographs of Chester on a carriage en route to the Tibetan Frontier, gift of Harold K. Hochschild, a friend of Chester Fritz, 1979


Huang, Renlin (黃仁霖), Memoirs of J. L. Huang



Box 35 Folder 3 Typescript in English, 1984


Box 35 Folder 4 Publication in English, and biographical sketch, news clipping, 1981, 1984



Box 36 Folder 4 Portraits and negatives of Sun Ju-ju, Li Yuanliang (李元良), Mo Dehui (莫德惠), gift of Michael Lee (Li Huamin, 李化民), 1930-1940s


Box 36 Folder 3 Xu, Enzeng (徐恩曾), The Invisible Conflict, autobiography in English, gift of Chen Lifu, undated

Series 4: Digitized Audio Recordings and Transcripts, 口述錄音以及回憶錄, 1958-1980

Series consists of digitized interview audio recordings and transcripts. Audio recordings do not include the full content of the interviews. Most of the interview audio recordings were only retained as samples of the interviews. Collection materials available in the Digital Library Collection.


Cai, Zengji (Choy, Jun-ke), 蔡增基

Include digitized audio recordings


Chen, Guangfu (Chen, Kwang Pu; Chen, K.P.), 陳光甫

Include digitized audio recordings


Chen, Lifu, 陳立夫

Include digitized audio recordings.


Ho, Franklin L. (He, Lian), 何廉

Include digitized audio recordings and transcript


Hu, Shih, 胡適


Oral history, 回憶錄

Include digitized audio recording and transcript


Hu Shih Lecture: Thought Currents in China from 1917 to 1937, 胡適講座: 中國思潮 (1917-1937), circa 1955-1956

Lecture at Harvard University/哈佛大學講座


Koo, V. K. Wellington, 顧維鈞

Include digitized audio recordings and transcript


Kung, H. H. (Kung, Hsiang-hsi; Kong, Xiangxi), 孔祥熙

Include digitized audio recordings


Li, Hanhun, 李漢魂

Include digitized transcript


Li, Huang, 李璜

Include digitized transcript


Li, Shuhua, 李書華

Include digitized audio recordings and transcript


Tsiang, Tingfu Fuller (Jiang, Tingfu), 蔣廷黻

Include digitized audio recordings and transcript


Wang, C. T. (Wang, Chengting Thomas; Wang, Zhengting), 王正廷

Include digitized audio recordings


Wu, K. C. (Wu, Kuo-Cheng), 吳國楨

Include digitized audio recordings and transcript.


Zhang, Fakui (Chang, Fa-k'uei), 張發奎

Include digitized audio recording and transcript.


Zuo, Shunsheng (Tso, Shun-sheng), 左舜生

Include digitized audio recordings and transcript

Series 5: Card files of Names mentioned, 人名索引卡片

Series 5 consists of 7 name card file drawers (in the RBML reference area) and 4 index boxes of names mentioned in the interview transcripts.

Mostly arranged alphabetically by the last name of the person mentioned in oral history transcripts. Some are not interfiled. Duplicate of names mentioned in the transcript of Shen, Yiyun (Mme. Huang Fu), another set of duplicates in the interfiled drawers. Three boxes of names mentioned in Koo transcripts, two drawers of handwritten cards (A-O), and one drawer of typed cards (A-Z).



Box 88 Names mentioned in the Koo transcripts (1 of 2)



Box 89 Names mentioned in the Koo transcripts (2 of 2)



Box 90 Names mentioned in the Chinese oral history interviews (1 of 2), Mostly Chinese names



Box 91 Names mentioned in the Chinese oral history interviews (2 of 2), Mostly Chinese names