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Wellington Koo papers, 1906-1992, bulk 1931-1966

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Series X: Personal

Series contains personal materials such as correspondence on personal or family matters, diaries, writings, and speeches, dating from 1904 to 2002. Some personal materials may also be found in other series as they were filed with the embassies files.

Arranged by subject.


Subseries X.1: Compiled Files, 1904-2000

Subseries consists of personal materials compiled by Patricia Koo and K.C. Tsien. Materials also include Koo's early correspondence, family correspondence, financial, investments, and property records. The files also include a copy of documents related to Koo and his family dating from 1918 to 1931, housed in the Second Historical Archive of China in Nanjing (中國南京第二歷史檔案館). The document copies were reproduced in 1980s by the Chinese Academy of Social Science.

No particular arrangement.



Box 273 Folder 1 Copy of the epitaph and obituary of Gu Rong (顧溶, father of Koo), 1918


Personal items from album compiled by Patricia Koo and K.C. Tsien (錢家騏)


Box 273 Folder 2 Passenger list on board SS Mongolia, 1904


Box 273 Folder 3 Letter from C.K. Yen (嚴家淦), 1977


Box 273 Folder 4 Letter from K.C. Tsien (錢家騏), 1948


Box 273 Folder 4 Letter to Patricia Koo, 1979, 1981, 1984, undated


Box 273 Folder 5 Correspondence, 1944-1948, 1951


Box 273 Folder 6 Incoming, from Jiangsu Refugee Association and on United Nations voting, 1946


Box 273 Folder 7 Letter from Gong Guobin (龔國斌); copy of rubbing of Prime Minister Qian Nengxun (錢能訓), circa 1970s


Box 273 Folder 8 Signed holiday card from Theodore Roosevelt, circa 1910s


Box 273 Folder 9 Business cards and event cards, 1942, undated


Box 273 Folder 10 London event invitations, 1944-1946


Box 273 Folder 11 French lottery tickets, 1937


Box 273 Folder 12 Koo publicity, 1946, 1979


Box 273 Folder 14 Notes on international matters, 1954-1955, 1966


Box 273 Folder 15 Roy Anderson, 1979


Box 273 Folder 16 List of personnel in the United Nations recommended by Koo, 1944


Box 273 Folder 17 Dinner guest list, 1962


Box 273 Folder 18 Letter and report from Norman Kendall's visit to China, 1979


Box 273 Folder 19 News clippings about the future of China, 1943-1945


Box 273 Folder 20 Gift of Koo's memoir to the Bibliotheque de L'institute de France, 1991-1992


Box 273 Folder 21 Incoming, from Fanny E. Holtzmann, 1946-1971


Box 273 Folder 22 Copy of documents related to Koo in the Second Historical Archive of China in Nanjing (中國南京第二歷史檔案館), 1918-1931

Photocopies of documents sent by the Chinese Academy of Social Science in 1985. Memorial Tribute to Tang Baoyue (May Tang; 唐寶玥); notes of conversation; appointment certificate; incoming family letters; Chinese reports cards of Patricia Koo and Techang Koo; speeches; news clippings; reports; etc.



Box 276 Folder 21 Writing: Social life in Washington, undated


Personal items from album compiled by Patricia Koo and K.C. Tsien (錢家騏)



Box 289 Folder 1 Letter from Tang Shaoyi (唐紹儀) to May Tang (唐寶玥), July 11, 1913


Box 289 Folder 1 Letter from May Tang (唐寶玥) to Wellington Koo, July 23, 1913


Box 289 Folder 2 Letter from Wellington Koo to Tang Shaoyi (唐紹儀), June 27, 1917


Box 289 Folder 2 Letter from Wellington Koo to Tang Shaoyi (唐紹儀), November 14, 1917


Box 289 Folder 3 Outgoing telegrams from May Tang (唐寶玥), 1918


Box 289 Folder 4 Reference materials on Tang Shaoyi (唐紹儀), 1989


Box 289 Folder 5 Book excerpt about Yuan Shikai's regime from 83天皇帝梦 / 83 tian huang di meng by Changyi Wu (吴长翼), 1985


Box 289 Folder 6 Correspondence concerning memoir and other matters at Columbia, 1982, 1986


Box 289 Folder 7 Biography of Zhang Wenying (張文穎) and speech on Koo, 1988


Box 289 Folder 8 Koo's memorial service, November 18, 1985

Include Koo's post-mortem photographs.


Box 289 Folder 9 Portrait postcard of Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang, 1939

Gift of Loh Tseng-tsiang (陸徵祥)


Box 289 Folder 10 Madame Wellington Koo correspondence, 1944-1946


Box 289 Folder 11 Letter from Shen to Koo, in China, March 11, 1946


Box 289 Folder 12 Photograph of Koo with family in Honolulu, Hawaii, circa 1956


Box 289 Folder 13 Letter from Henry Chang (張謙) on the passing of Isabel Tang (唐寶璋), April 22, undated


Box 289 Folder 14 Recipe by Madam Koo Hui-lan, undated


Box 289 Folder 15 Articles on Wellington Koo and Madame Koo, 1983, 1987, 2000


Box 289 Folder 16 Exhibitions on Koo, 1989-2018


Box 289 Folder 17 Dinner menu (invitation by Japanese diplomats), 1932


Chinese Personalities


Box 289 Folder 19 Speech at the memorial service of: T.V. Soong (宋子文), Victor Hoo (胡世澤), Tsuyee Pei (貝祖詒), Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), 1971-1972, 1975, 1982


Box 289 Folder 20 News clippings about Koo and other Chinese figures, 1934-1992


Box 289 Folder 21 News clippings about Koo and other Chinese figures, 1968-1989


Box 289 Folder 22 Photographs of Chinese personalities, 1908-1950s

Wei Tao-ming (魏道明); Victor Hoo (胡世澤); Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) with T.V. Soong (宋子文), Mrs. Mountbatten, Louis Mountbatten; K. C. Wu (吳國楨) and Mrs.Wu (吳黃卓群)


Box 289 Folder 23 Koo's preface to the autobiography of W.W. Yen (顏惠慶), circa 1974


Box 289 Folder 24 Distinguished service citation to Koo, from the Pageant of Peace, Inc., February 24, 1956


News clippings, 1912-1990



Box 286 Folder 31 About Koo, 1912-1953


Box 286 Folder 32 About Koo and family, 1958-1990


Box 286 Folder 33 Taiwan and international affairs, 1960, 1962-1963


Box 286 Folder 34 Koo and other Chinese personalities, 1969-1971

In Chinese


Box 286 Folder 35 China and Taiwan, 1974-1976


Box 286 Folder 36 Chinese article on Chinese philosophy, copy, 1971


Family Correspondence and Financial Investment Records



Box 229 Folder 11 Incoming family letters, 1932-1938


Box 229 Folder 12 Personal account and investments, 1932-1938


Box 229 Folder 13 Incoming, from Koo's nephew in Shanghai on investments, stocks, real estate, personal accounts, property damage from war, 1934-1937


Box 229 Folder 14 Maillot-Immobiliere, 1933-1934



Box 289 Folder 28 Hua Nung Company (華農股份公司), China Investment Corporation, 1932-1933



Box 262 Folder 1 Hua Nung Company (華農股份公司), China Investment Corporation, 1930-1931


Box 262 Folder 2 Deposit in National City Bank of New York and related investments, 1931


Box 262 Folder 3 About Hua Nung Company (華農股份公司), China Investment Corporation, in Chinese, 1930-1932

Also see photos in Box 266 Folder 7


Box 262 Folder 5 Koo's Purchase of real estate property in Shanghai, 1927-1931



Box Flat 293 Folder 5 Koo's Purchase of real estate property in Shanghai: oversize maps and blueprints, 1927-1931



Box 285 Folder 8 Incoming, from family, 1956-1957, 1964-1965


Box 285 Folder 9 Personal expenses, accounts, and stock investments, 1949-1951, 1959-1960, 1963


Box 285 Folder 10 Franklin Thomas Chace, tax and personal finance, 1959-1962


Box 285 Folder 11 Koo's earning as Advisor to ROC, 1968, 1974-1975


Subseries X.2: Diaries, 1932-1956

Subseries consists of Wellington Koo's handwritten personal diaries in English, dating from 1932 to 1956, during the time when he was the Ambassador to France, the UK, and the US. The diaries include official agenda of the day and events which he attended during his career, news clippings and loose notes, as well as details of informal conversations not included in the notes of conversation. They also contain records of entries on his personal life, judgments and theoretical remarks on various issues. The diaries are also available in microfilms.

Arranged chronologically.

Diaries No. 00-35 (from Boxes 215-220) are also available on microfilm.



Box 215 Memoir on early childhood, 1958

Former Box 215 Folder 2


Box 215 May 19, 1932-June 6, 1932

Former Box 215 Folder 1


Box 215 March 26, 1936-January 3, 1937

Former Box 215 Folder 4


Box 215 January 4-December 31, 1937

Former Box 215 Folder 5


Box 215 January 1-December 31, 1938

Former Box 215 Folder 6


Box 215 January 1-December 28, 1939

Former Box 215 Folder 7


December 29, 1939-April 14, 1941

No record (Note from previous inventory.)


Box 215 April 15-July 13, 1941

Former Box 215 Folder 8


Box 215 July 12, 1941-January 16, 1942

Former Box 215 Folder 9


Box 215 January 16-September 20, 1942

Former Box 215 Folder 10


Box 215 September 21-December 6, 1942

Former Box 215 Folder 11


Box 215 (attached small book), December 6-December 9, 1942

Former Box 215 Folder 3


Box 215 December 9, 1942-March 6, 1943

Former Box 215 Folder 12


Box 215 March 6-May 14, 1943

Former Box 215 Folder 13


Box 215 Loose notes and news clippings from diaries, 1932-1943

Former Box 215 Folder 14-21



Box 216 May 15-June 6, 1943

Former Box 216 Folder 1


Box 216 June 7-October 9, 1943

Former Box 216 Folder 2


Box 216 October 10, 1943-January 17, 1944

Former Box 216 Folder 3


Box 216 January 18-May 31, 1944

Former Box 216 Folder 4


Box 216 June 1-August 25, 1944

Former Box 216 Folder 5


Box 216 August 24-November 28, 1944

Former Box 216 Folder 6


Box 216 November 29, 1944-April 4, 1945

Former Box 216 Folder 7


Box 216 April 5-June 27, 1945

Former Box 216 Folder 8


Box 216 June 27, 1945-January 31, 1946

Former Box 216 Folder 9


Box 216 Loose notes and news clippings from diaries, 1943-1946

Former Box 216 Folder 12-18



Box 216a February 1-June 13, 1946

Former Box 216 Folder 10


Box 216a June 13-July 1, 1946

Former Box 216 Folder 11


Box 216a Loose notes and news clippings from diaries, 1946

Former Box 216 Folder 19-21



Box 217 July 3, 1946-January 13, 1948

Former Box 217 Folder 1


Box 217 January 15-December 23, 1948

Former Box 217 Folder 2


Box 217 December 25, 1948-September 7, 1949

Former Box 217 Folder 3


Box 217 September 9, 1949-June 25, 1950

Former Box 217 Folder 4


Box 217 Loose notes and news clippings from diaries, 1946-1950

Former Box 217 Folder 5-8



Box 218 June 26, 1950-May 8, 1951

Former Box 218 Folder 1


Box 218 May 9-September 20, 1951

Former Box 218 Folder 2


Box 218 September 21, 1951-January 13, 1952

Former Box 218 Folder 3


Box 218 January 14-July 7, 1952

Former Box 218 Folder 4


Box 218 July 8, 1952-January 16, 1953

Former Box 218 Folder 5


Box 218 Loose notes and news clippings from diaries, 1950-1953

Former Box 218 Folder 6-9



Box 219 January 19-June 24, 1953

Former Box 219 Folder 1


Box 219 June 25-December 3, 1953

Former Box 219 Folder 2


Box 219 December 7, 1953-July 6, 1954

Former Box 219 Folder 3


Box 219 Loose notes and news clippings from diaries, 1953-1954

Former Box 219 Folder 4-6



Box 220 July 7-December 31, 1954

Former Box 220 Folder 1


Box 220 January 1-August 31, 1955

Former Box 220 Folder 2


Box 220 September 1, 1955-May 5, 1956

Former Box 220 Folder 3


Box 220 Loose notes and news clippings from diaries, 1954-1956

Former Box 220 Folder 4-6


Box 221 Li Zongren paper

Materials were moved to the Li Zongren papers. Please see the Li Zongren papers finding aid to request the materials.


Subseries X.3: Correspondence, 1958-1984

Subseries comprise incoming and outgoing correspondence between Wellington Koo and his former colleague, friends, researchers, and academic scholars primarily regarding their research, writings, and publications, dating from 1958 to 1984. Additional personal correspondence may be found in other the correspondence files in other series.

Arranged alphabetically by last name of the correspondents and also chronologically.



Box 281 Folder 7 Correspondence with researchers and others on their writings, 1958-1977

Include Y.L. Chang's (章亞良) articles on some occurrences during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai while he was with the Central Bank of China.


Alphabetical


Box 281 Folder 8 King, Wunz (金問泗), 1938, 1958-1969

Mostly about Wunz King's research, writings, and publications



Box 282 Folder 1 Chang, Y.L. (章亞良), 1961


Box 282 Folder 2 Chen, Chih-ping (陳質平), 1966, 1968

About The Arabs Yesterday and Today


Box 282 Folder 3 Chu, Ju-tang (朱如堂), 1961-1962, 1969-1970


Box 282 Folder 4 Chu, Paochin (朱葆瑨), 1966-1970


Box 282 Folder 5 Darlington, Gilbert, 1966-1972

American Bible Society


Box 282 Folder 6 Huang, Wuzhi (黃武智), 1970-1975

Including water color painting postcards


Box 282 Folder 7 Kuo, P.W. (郭秉文), 1960, 1970

Include memorial tribute to P.W. Kuo by Koo


Box 282 Folder 8 Li, Sumin (李叔明), 1965, 1973

Include memorial tribute to Li Sumin by Koo


Box 282 Folder 9 Lieu, T.Y. (劉宗瑤), and Chiang-Koo Teh Lien (蔣顧德蓮), 1960-1965

Koo's family relative in Hong Kong (with photographs)


Box 282 Folder 10 Liang, Yuen Li (梁鋆立), 1970-1972

Koo's legal advisor


Box 282 Folder 11 Melville, Ward, 1964, 1968-1973


Box 282 Folder 12 Neut, Edward, 1960

In French


Box 282 Folder 13 Pei, Tsuyee (貝祖詒), 1962-1964


Box 282 Folder 14 Pell, Herbert and Mrs. Olive Bigelow Pell, 1959-1960, 1964-1965


Box 282 Folder 15 Pugach, Noel, 1965


Box 282 Folder 16 Shen, C.T. (沈家楨), 1972


Box 282 Folder 17 Tang, P.Y. (唐炳源), 1961-1962, 1965, 1970


Box 282 Folder 17 Tung, C.Y. (董浩雲), 1961-1962, 1964


Box 282 Folder 18 Wou, Kiuan (吳權), 1958-1960, 1966, 1970-1982


Box 282 Folder 19 Wou, Paul Penchong (吳本中), 1957, 1961-1964


Box 282 Folder 20 Former staff and colleagues, 1960-1966


Box 282 Folder 21 Charles S. Rhyne, World Peace through Law Center, 1961, 1964-1965


Box 282 Folder 22 C.K. Sze's (施肇夔) account in the First National Bank, 1964, 1968-1969



Box 261 Folder 13 Incoming, from Joseph McCarthy, John Foster Dulles, 1957-1958


Chronological



Box 283 Folder 1-2 1960-1962

Include: correspondence on the Koo's visit to Taiwan, the Taiwan Technical Mission, condolences; Fanny Holtzmann, Joseph Ku (顧毓瑞), ICJ, Tsiang Tingfu (蔣廷黻), Ho Shih-li (何世禮), Hu Shih (胡適) on receiving Koo and Juliana Koo in Taiwan, Choung Chan (陳創), F. T. Cheng (鄭天錫, 字茀庭), Chang Chun (張羣), Y.L. Chang (章亞良), S.H. Tan (譚紹華), Kotaro Tanaka, Norman M. Littell, H.T. Liu, Lucy Loeff, etc.


Box 283 Folder 3 1960-1963

Include: T.L. Yuan, Richard C. Patterson, Jr., Lt. General J. M. Swing, Kotaro Tanaka, John J. Bergen, Sompong Suchari tkul, Foundation Netherlands-Free China, Wei Jimin (魏濟民), James Yu, etc.


Box 283 Folder 4 1963-1964

Researchers and friends.


Box 283 Folder 5 A-Z, 1964-1965


Box 283 Folder 6 1965-1967

Include: Y.L. Chang (章亞良), T.L. Soong (宋子良), Henry Hussey, condolences, etc.; Chinese report on Li Zongren (李宗仁) and Madame Li's return to China



Box 284 Folder 1 1968


Box 284 Folder 2 1968-1974

Include: Dr. Tao Shing Chang (張道行), T.Y. Chao, China Conference (1971), Grover Leoning


Box 284 Folder 3 1970-1974


Box 284 Folder 4 1969-1974

Include: C.Y. Tung (董浩雲), Posheng Yen (顏樸生), C.K. Yen (嚴家淦), Gerald Fitzmaurice, etc.


Box 284 Folder 5 1970-1973


Box 284 Folder 6 1974-1976


Box 284 Folder 7 Memorial service for Harry S. Truman, 1973


Box 284 Folder 8 Reminiscence about Thomas F. Millard, 1974


Box 284 Folder 9 Congratulatory letter to C.K. Yen (嚴家淦) on re-election, 1984


Subseries X.4: Columbia University, 1949-1992

Subseries consists of primarily correspondence regarding Wellington Koo's participation in class reunions, donations and contributions to the Columbia University Alumni Association, Law School, Medical School, and so on. Also include are correspondence with the Columbia University Library, the East Asian Institute, and the Chinese oral history project regarding his oral history interview, the donation of his papers to the library, and researchers' request for permission to consult the papers, dating from 1949 to 1976.

Arranged semi-chronologically.



Box 171 Folder 1 Columbia University Chinese Alumni Club fundraising campaign: correspondence, 1949-1955

Former Box 171 Folder 1


Box 171 Folder 2 Columbia University Chinese Alumni Club fundraising campaign: accounts, 1950-1954

Former Box 171 Folder 2


Box 171 Folder 3 Columbia University alumni events and correspondence, 1949, 1954

Former Box 171 Folder 3



Box 286 Folder 1 1952-1956


Box 286 Folder 2 1957-1959


Box 286 Folder 3 1960-1964


Box 286 Folder 4 1965-1969


Box 286 Folder 5 1970-1976


Box 286 Folder 6 Friends of Columbia University Libraries, 1963-1964


Chinese oral history project


Box 286 Folder 7 1957-1958


Box 286 Folder 8 1960-1968


Box 286 Folder 9 1974-1975


Box 286 Folder 10 Consent to use archive, correspondence with C. Martin Wilbur, 1966-1976


Box 286 Folder 11 C. Martin Wilbur, article on Sun Yat-sen and Koo's comments, 1973


Box 286 Folder 12 Correspondence between Patricia Koo and Columbia, 1989


Box 286 Folder 13 Deposit of Koo's Chinese memoir at the Ohio State University, 1992



Box 214 Folder 5-10 Correspondence and notes about the Koo papers, 1960s

Former Box 214 Folder 5-10


Box 214 Folder 11 Speech on the presentation of the Koo oral history to Columbia University, May 28, 1976

Former Box 214 Folder 11


Subseries X.5: Affiliated Organizations, 1939-1976

Subseries consists of correspondence between Koo and the organizations that he was affiliated with, dating from 1939 to 1976. Some of the organizations Koo was highly active in were the China Foundation, China Institute (華美協進社), China Society, Flip Flap Fraternity (集蘭), Shanghai Tiffin Club, St. John's University, and his contribution to the Hu Shih Memorial Scholarship Fund and the K.P. Chen Scholarship at the National Taiwan University, etc.

Arranged alphabetically by organization name.



Box 286 Folder 14 Various affiliated organizations, 1939, 1958-1962, 1971-1974


Box 286 Folder 15 American Society of International Law, 1957-1958, 1966, 1970-1974



Box 171 Folder 4-6 China Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Culture, 1952-1956

Former Box 171 Folder 4



Box 214 Folder 3 China Foundation - 31st Meeting Reports, 1960-1961

Former Box 214 Folder 3



Box 286 Folder 16 China Foundation, China Institute (華美協進社), 1960-1976


Box 286 Folder 17 China Society of America, 1957-1970


Box 286 Folder 18 Cook Academy, 1946, 1957



Box 121 Folder 2 F.F. Fraternity (Flip Flap / 集蘭), 1948-1952

Correspondence and bulletins

Former Box 121 Folder 2



Box 286 Folder 19 F.F. Fraternity ((Flip Flap / 集蘭), 1955-1976


Box 286 Folder 20 Hu Shih Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1962-1966


Box 286 Folder 21 K.P. Chen Scholarship at the National Taiwan University, 1969


Box 286 Folder 22 Radio for Free Asia (RFA), 1970-1971

with Certificate of Appreciation.


Box 286 Folder 23 Rollin College, 1956, 1960


Box 286 Folder 24 Shanghai Tiffin Club, 1956-1976


Box 286 Folder 25 St. John's University: Alumni Association members directory, 1953


Box 286 Folder 26 St. John's University: correspondence with Paul K.T. Sih (薛光前), 1969-1973


Box 286 Folder 27 St. John's University: American Association for Chinese Studies; Exhibition invitation, 1976


Box 286 Folder 28 Tsinghua Alumni's fund contribution, 1962, 1969-1970


Box 286 Folder 29 Winston Churchill Memorial Library, 1969-1972


Box 286 Folder 30 Yen-Chiang Association (燕江公會); Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuing Services (中國大陸災胞救濟總會), 1951


Subseries X.6: Speeches, 1958-1972

Subseries consists of speeches given by Koo at social and public events dating from 1958 to 1972.

Arranged chronologically.



Box 261 Folder 14 Salute to Holland, May 14, 1958


Box 261 Folder 15 Columbia University Seminar on Modern East Asia: China, January 29, 1964


Box 261 Folder 16 Banquet of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, 1967


Box 261 Folder 17 Speeches, 1968-1972


Box 261 Folder 18 Colonial Dames of America, 1968


Box 261 Folder 19 Dean Rose Pound Memorial Library, 1972