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Indusco Inc. records, 1938-1985

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At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0644
Bib ID 4079544 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Indusco, Inc.
Title Indusco Inc. records, 1938-1985
Physical Description 93 linear feet (180 boxes, 30 oversize folders in 14 flat boxes, 2 card file boxes, 1 glass slide box)
Language(s) English , Chinese .
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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.



This collection includes records from the Chinese Industrial Cooperatives (CIC, 工業合作社/工业合作社), China Aid Council (CAC, 美國援華會/美国援华会), and United Service to China (USC, formerly United Relief to China/URC, 美國援華聯合會/美国援华联合会/美國援華救濟聯合會/美国援华救济联合会). The records contain correspondence of individuals who participated in the cooperative and those associated with it; typewritten reports of sub-units to the parent organization; periodicals and other publications issued in Chinese by the three regional headquarters (the early ones are probably quite rare); publications in English by these headquarters and by American committees formed to aid in the movement; mounted photographs showing the work of the cooperatives and their leaders; albums of newspaper clippings on the movement, emanating from the U.S. and abroad; maps showing locations of cooperatives; pencil sketches and watercolors of cooperatives at work; and other material concerning this important organization which was largely responsible for China's ability to feed and clothe, and care for the people during the war.

1985 ADDITION: Correspondence, memos, and printed materials of Hugh Deane, including files on the revival of the CIC in the 1980s.

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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 following boxes are located off-site: 2-181. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

One box of cataloged correspondence, one wooden box of glass sides, and oversize materials (Flat boxes 539-552) are located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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); Indusco, Inc. records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

United China Relief Records, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.

United Service to China Records, MC135, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library.


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

Custodial History

Transferred from the East Asian Library, 1966, 1981 (negative files), & 1983 (slides).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Pruitt, Ida. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1952. Accession number--M-1952.

Gift of Miss Ida Pruitt, 1952-1956 & 1974.

Gift of Hugh Deane, 1985.

Elizabeth Schiffman Files: gift of Dr. Jessica Schiffman

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed BRC 02/--/1985.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Albums (books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bibliographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maps (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Posters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slides (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
indexes (reference sources) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
negatives (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
watercolors (painting) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Alley, Rewi, 1897-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China Aid Council Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chinese Industrial Cooperatives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cooperative societies -- China -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Corporations, Nonprofit -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deane, Hugh Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dong, Biwu, 1886-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industrial mobilization -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industrialization Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rural industries -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Economic aspects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Song, Qingling, 1893-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United China Relief (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United Service to China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhou, Enlai, 1898-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhu, De, 1886-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Chinese Industrial Cooperatives (also known as the CIC, Gung-Ho, Indusco, Inc.; pinyin: Gongye Hezuoshe, Gonghe; Chinese: 中國工業合作協會/工業合作社/中国工业合作协会/工业合作社/工合) was a movement established in China by a group of westerners and Chinese activists, and was supported by Chinese citizens and politicians at the time to aid in industrial production during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945). The CIC had three main headquarters (in northwest, southwest, and southeast China) to form the basis for small cooperative industries throughout the country, which in 1946 numbered 1,700 but which in 1948 had decreased to fewer than 500.

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Cataloged Correspondence

These files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent. To request cataloged correspondence, request the files by name of the correspondent.

Box 1 Chou, En-lai (Zhou Enlai, 周恩來)

Box 1 Chu, Teh (Zhu De, 朱德)

Box 1 Li, Fu-chfin (see Mao Tse-tung)

Box 1 Mao, Tse-tung (Mao Zedong, 毛澤東)

Box 1 Sun-Soong, Ching Ling (Mme. Sun Yat-sen, Sun-Song Qingling, 孫宋慶齡)

Box 1 Tung, Pi-wu (Dong Biwu, 董必武)

Series I: Chinese Industrial Cooperatives (CIC), 1938-1947

Subseries I.A: CIC Correspondence, Manuscripts, and Photographs

Sub-subseries I.A.1: CIC Correspondence

Box 1 Lists of letters from China, by date of receipt at Indusco, N.Y., November 1946-December 1948, (8 folders)

Box 2 Lists of letters from China, by date of receipt at Indusco, N.Y., January 1949-April 1950, (2 folders)

Box 2 Extracts of mail from China, mostly taken from correspondence of Rewi Alley (some indexes), 1938-1944, (6 folders)

Box 3 Alexander, John, 1941-1943

Alley, Rewi

(See also I.A.3, I.A.4, I.B.I Bailie Schools--Shantan)

Box 3 1938-1942 June , (21 folders)

Box 4 1942 July -1943, (20 folders)

Box 5 1944, (12 folders)

Box 6 1945, (13 folders)

Box 7 1946, (12 folders)

Box 8 1947, (12 folders)

Box 9 1948, (12 folders)

Box 10 1949-1954, (13 folders)

Box 11 An Fan-chih 1949-Birdsley, Joan, 1946-1947

Box 12 Braid, Andrew 1943-1947-Carlson, Evans F., 1939-1947

Box 13 Carpenter, J. Henry 1942-1943-Chao Shu-I, 1940-1947

Box 14 Chen, Byron 1939-1946-Curwen, Anthony, 1948-1949

Box 15 Dean, Sam 1945-Fisher, Weithy Honsinger, 1947

Box 16 Fitch, George 1941-1946-Goullart, Peter, 1941-1951

Box 17 Haas, Lily 1942-Herman, Theodore, 1938-1941

Box 18 Herman 1942-1951-Hicks, Victor, 1944-1946

Box 19 Higgins, Judson 1946-Huang, W. W. (Wen-wei)

Box 20 Illsley, Walter 1946-1952-Liang Yu-chao, 1948

Box 21 Lin, Dr. Robert 1939-1940-Meng Yiing-chfien, 1940-1949

Box 22 Ming, Mavis 1942-1947-Pruitt, Ida, 1938

(See also: I.A.3, I.A.3, II.A.1)

Box 23 Pruitt, Ida

Box 23 1939

Box 24 1940-1942

Box 25 1942-1944

Box 26 1945-1947

Box 27 1947-1955-Smith, Walter, 1946-1950

Box 28 Smythe, Lewis S. C.

(See also I.A.3)

Box 28 1939-1943

Box 29 1944-1945

Box 30 1946-1952

Box 30 Snow, Edgar, 1938-1945

Box 31 Snow, Helen Foster (Nym Wales) 1938-1947-Sweet, Lenning, 1944-1945

Box 32 Tan, J. M. 1942-1950-Townsend, Peter, 1942-1945

Box 33 Townsend 1946-1949-Turner, Margaret, 1948

Box 34 Wang, Anna 1938-Yip, Kenneth, 1939

Sub-subseries I.A.2: Cablegrams and Telegrams, 1941-1948

Box 35 Cablegrams and Telegrams, 1941-1948

Sub-subseries I.A.3: CIC Manuscripts, Printed Articles, and Pamphlets

(pamphlets arranges alphabetically by author. See also V no 1)

Box 36 Alley, Rewi

Box 36 Articles and notes on CIC and cooperation, 1939-1950

Box 37 Articles, notes, and reports on CIC and Shantan Bailie School; poems by rewi Alley, typescript, 1938-1953

Box 38 Published Reports and Books

Box 39 Armstrong, John Paul, 1948-Hogg, George

(for George Hogg, see also I.A.1)

Box 39 George Hogg--Articles on CIC and Cooperation, 1940-1944

Box 40 George Hogg--Articles and notes on Bailie Schools; printed articles; resume of work, 1940-1945

Box 40 Lyman John R., 1943

(see alsoI.A.1)

Box 41 Mei, Y.P., 1941-Pruitt, Ida, 1939-1948

Box 42 Reisner, John H. 1939-Snow, Helen Foster, 1939-1943

Box 43 Stevens, W. Mackenzie 1936-1943-Wells, Henry. W., 1950

Sub-subseries I.A.4: CIC Biographical Materials, with Photographs

Box 44 Alley, Michael (Rewi's adopted son)-Alley, Rewi

Box 45 An Fan-chih-Lyman, John R.

Box 46 Mao Tse-tung 1948-Yung, K. S.

Subseries I.B: Subject Files, Printed Matters, and Photographs of Activities

Sub-subseries I.B.1: Subject and Organization Files

Box 47 Indexes to materials, ca. 1942

Box 47 AACIC (Association for the Advancement of CIC) 1943-1945-Army Goods, 1940-1944

Bailie Schools

Box 48 Appeals, 1944-Lanchow (Kansu) Bailie School, 1942-1947

Box 49 Shantan ([Sandan], Kansu) Bailie School

Box 49 1949 study by Yang Hsin-pao for FAO-Geological Drawings, 1945-1949, 1949, 1945-1949

Box 50 Indusco mimeographed materials on Shantan and Lanchow Bailie Schools, 1944-1949

Box 50 Serials, 1946-1950, (2 folders)

Box 51 Yunnan: Kunming Proposal, 1945

Box 52 Bibliographies of materials on CIC and on cooperation in China, 1940-1947 -- Exchange rate, 1944-1948, 1940-1947, 1944-1948

Box 53 Farmers Bank of China 1941 Human interest stories, 1939-1945, 1941, 1939-1945

Box 54 Indusco Office for Supplies of Allied Military Services, 1943-1944-International Committee (IC)

International Committee

Box 54 "Announcement" 1939-Finances, 1942-1949

Box 55 Financial Statements, 1938-1947

Box 56 Financial Statements, 1948-1949

Meeting Minutes

Box 56 General Meetings, 1939-1951

Box 57 Annual Meeting 1945-1948-Executive Committee Meetings, 1943-1949

Box 58 Minutes of Joint Executive Committee Meetings 1946-1948-Minutes of JEC Projects Sub-committee, 1947

Box 58 Needs and Requests from China, 1941-1942

Box 59 Overseas promotion (notably Britain, Canada, postwar Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines), 1939-1951

Box 60 Peking Peace Conference, with photographs and news clippings, 1952-Refugees, 1943-1943

Box 61 Regions of GIG work

Box 61 Regional analyses, 1941-1944

Box 61 General Data, 1941-1948

Regional Areas of Work

Box 61 Border Regions, 1939-1949

Box 62 Northwest Headquarters area (NWHQ)

Box 62 Geographical file--sites of work activity, 1939-1952

Box 63 Subject File

Box 63 Conferences and Discussions, 1945-1946

Box 63 Reports, 1939-1946

Box 64 Serials, 1939-1945

Box 64 Women's Work, 1939-1945

Box 65 Southeast Headquarters area (SEHQ)

Box 65 Geographical File, 1939-1949

Subject File

Box 65 Articles on SEHQ, 1939-1949

Box 65 Reports--General, 1938-1939

Box 66 Reports--General, 1940-1947

Box 66 Technical Data, 1939-1947

Box 67 Southwest Headquarters area (SWHQ), 1939-1949

Box 67 Others (Hopei), 1947-1948

Box 68 Relief, Politics and problems of, 1938-1939 -- Rural Industry in China, 1942-1945, 1938-1939, 1942-1945

Box 69 Serials, National (CIC): Published in Chungking, Hongkong, and Shanghai, 1939-1950

(for non-CIC serials see I.B.3 Serials)

Box 70 Shanghai Promotion Committee, 1939-YMCA, 1942

Sub-subseries I.B.2: CIC Newspaper Clippings

(See also V, no. 2)

Box 71 Folders of clippings from Hongkong, Shanghai, the Philippines, and the United States, 1939-1941 1945-1948, 1939-1941, 1945-1948

Box 72 Binder of clippings from Hongkong, Shanghai, the Philippines and Hawaii, 1939-1941

Sub-subseries I.B.3: CIC Printed Material and Serials

Box 74 China Defense League, 1941-1943

Hongkong Promotion Committee

Box 74 Announcements, leaflets, pamphlets (many loose items)

Box 75 Serials, duplicate copies of Indusco News and News Release

(for publication details see I.B.1 Serials--Hongkong Promotion Committee)

Box 76 Indusco, Inc. announcements, leaflets, pamphlets-Pamphlets, miscellaneous

Box 77 Serials (Non-CIC) -- Unclassified Material

Sub-subseries I.B.4: CIC Photographs of Activities

(see also V nos 4.b and 4.c)

Box 78 Index of photographs-Bailie Schools:

Box 78 Chengtu Bailie School-Shantan Bailie School

Shantan Bailie School

Box 78 Arts and Drama-Electrical Division

Box 79 Farm Division-Recreation and Hiking

Box 80 Staff (Foreign and Chinese) -- Transport Division

Box 81 Shuangshihpu, Shensi (雙石鋪, 陕西) Bailie School-Southeast Headquarters Bailie School

Box 82 Unclassified Photographs and Negatives

(largely of Shantan Bailie School)

Box 83 Blanket-making-Exhibits (Chungking and U.S.)

Box 84 Food-making-Machinery and machine shops

Box 85 Matches-Regions of CIC

Box 85 Border Regions

Box 86 Northwest Headquarters area-Southeast Headquarters area

Box 87 Southwest Headquarters area


Box 87 Ancient methods -- Reeling

Box 88 Silk-Yarn preparation

Box 88 Women

Series II: INDUSCO, Inc.: U.S. Materials, 1939-1952

Subseries II.A: Correspondence and Photographs of Persons

Subseries II.A.1 Important Correspondence

Box 89 Addis, Dr. Thomas (Stanford Univ. School of Medicine), 1946-1947 -- Crow, Carl (New York author and businessman), 1942, 1946-1947

Box 90 Currie, Lauchlin (Wash., D.C., White House Adviser, Foreign economic Administration), 1942-1945 -- Freyn, Hubert (New York, China News Service), 1942, 1942-1945

Box 91 Gamble, Sidney B. (N.Y., China Famine Relief, U.S.A.), 1940-1941-Hooker, Mrs. Edward (L.A., LOS Angeles-Hollywood Indusco Committee), 1941

Box 92 Hsia, C.L. 夏晋麟 (N.Y., Chinese News Service), 1940-1945-Kohlberg, Alfred (N.Y., Textile importer, later initiator of charges of communist leanings against I.P.R. and Owen Lattimore), 1943

Box 93 Lang, Olga (Boston and N.Y.), 1939-1942-Liu Liang-mo (N.Y., Chinese People's Chorus, speaker) 1942-1945, 1939-1945

Box 94 Lobenstein, Edwin C. (N.Y., China Medical Board) 1940-1941-Orcahrd, John, 1939

Box 95 Peffer, Nathaniel (N.Y., Columbia University) 1940-1942-Pruitt, Ida (N.Y., Indusco, Inc.), 1941-1942

Box 96 Rauschenbush, Carl (N.Y., NYU, Indusco Executive Board), 1941-1943-Swisher, Earl (Boulder, Univ, of Colorado), 1940-1942

Box 97 Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. George and Roberta Stevens White (Seattle, Univ. of Wash.), 1940-1942-Warbasse, James P. (N.Y., President, The Cooperative League of the United States of America), 1940

Box 98 Welles, Sunner (Wash., D.C., Acting Secretary of State), 1942-Yu Tsime-chi (N.Y., Chinese Consul-General), 1940-1941

Sub-subseries II.A.2: INDUSCO Routine and Fund-Raising Correspondence

1940-1942 September

Box 99 A-E

(missing, withdrawn by Indusco Office to make room for later materials)

Box 99 F-G

Box 100 H-J

Box 101 K-L

Box 102 M

Box 103 N-P

Box 104 Q-Se

Box 105 Sh-T

Box 106 U-Y

1942 October-1944

(section b. is less extensive than section a. due to a reduction in the number of private appeals for contributions made by Indusco following its 1942 contract with United China Relief.)

Box 107 A-Ch

Box 108 Ci-G

Box 109 H-Z


Box 110 A-C

Box 111 D-J

Box 112 K-Q

Box 113 R-Z

Box 114 1946

Box 114 (missing from files, discarded by Indusco), 1947-1949


Box 114 A-L

(missing except for miscellaneous files)

Box 114 N-Z

Sub-subseries II.A.3: Photographs of Persons

Box 114 Fenn, Charles -- Yarnell, Admiral Harry E.

Box 114 Others

Subseries II.B: Indusco Subject and Organizations File

Box 115 Americans, former residents of China, including missionaries, 1939-1949 -- Boards of Indusco, 1939-1949

Boards of Indusco

Box 115 Advisory Board, 1940-1951 -- Executive Board (later Board of Directors): lists of members, resolutions, and correspondence, 1940-1941, 1940-1951, 1940-1941

Box 116 Advisory Board, 1941-1950

Box 117 Branch Committees of Indusco, Inc.

Box 117 Baltimore, MD -- Washington D.C.

Box 118 China Aid Convention (November 1940), program and "Who's Who" of Participants -- Chinese Student Contracts, 1939-1945

Box 119 Church-related Groups

Box 119 American Friends Service Committee 1939-1945 1950-1952 -- World Council of Churches, 1945, 1939-1945, 1950-1952, 1945

Box 120 Committees of Indusco, Inc.-Cooperatives, U.S. 1940-1945 1949, 1940-1945, 1949

Box 121 Equipment sent to China (See II.C.2.b) -- Finances


(See also the President's War relief Control Board, IV.B Finances--Indusco and V. no. 7)

Box 122 1939-1940

Box 123 1941-1944

Box 124 1945-1947

Box 125 1948-1952

Box 121 Gripsholm (ship), repatriation of Americans 1943 -- Indusco -- IC-UCR relationship, 1942, 1943, 1942

Box 126 Indusco-UCR/USC relationship, including contracts, 1940-1949

Box 127 Labor U.S. 1940-1948-Library of Congress 1941-1946, 1941-1946

Box 128 Mailings: letters sent out, mailing statistics, name lists, 1940-1943, 1947-1950

(see also Publicity--form letters)

Box 129 Maps of U.S. and Canada-Mimeographed materials: correspondence, reports, projects, articles, 1944-1945

Box 130 Mimeographed Materials, 1946-1948

Box 131 Mimeographed Materials, 1949-1950

Minutes of Meetings

Box 131 Corporation of Indusco, Inc. 1942-1947, 1951-1952 -- Executive Board, 1940-1941, 1942-1947, 1951-1952, 1940-1941

Box 132 Executive Board, 1942-1942

Box 133 Executive Board, 1946-1947

Box 134 Executive Board, 1947-1952

Box 135 Field Work Committee Minutes, 1942

Box 135 Policy, 1941, 1947

Box 136 The President's War Relief Control Board (formerly the President's Committee on War relief Agencies) re: correspondence with Indusco, Indusco Monthly and Quarterly Reports, Monthly Press Releases, 1942-1945

Box 137 Printing and stationery rates and samples-Publicity and Promotion Materials

Publicity and Promotion Materials

Box 137 Anniversary of CIC congratulatory messages -- Films, including "A Nation Rebuilds", 1940-1946

Box 138 Form letters 1940-1952-News/press releases, 1940-1946

Box 139 News/press releases (cont.)-Radio broadcasts, 1940-1946

Box 140 Reports on publicity work, 1941-1949

Box 140 Reports on U.S. promotion work, 1940-1952

Box 141 Serials (Indusco, Inc.)

Box 141 "Aims in Industries" 1942-Indusco Bulletin, 1940-1952

Box 142 "Northwest Indusco News", 1942-1955

Box 142 Staff, Indusco Office: duties, resumes, salaries, insurance, union memberships, 1940-1944

Box 143 Staff, 1945-1950

Box 143 U.S. Government agencies

Box 144 U.S. Government loans, Indusco proposals for 1940-1941-U.S. organizations concerned with China

Box 144 China aid and study groups (local and special; national), 1939-1950

Box 145 Organizations to affect U.S. Government policies toward China -- Research and Discussion Groups

U.S. organizations for relief and reconstruction (not concerned primarily with China)

Box 145 American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service, Inc. New York, 1944-1946

Box 146 American Red Cross, Washington, D.C.


Subseries II.C: Technical Materials

Sub-subseries II.C.1: Technical Materials-Correspondence

Box 147 Correspondence of David J. Leacock (Chairman, Technical Department, 1941-1944), 1941-Correspondence, Equipment Services Division (David King Rothstein, Director)A-F, 1946 August -1947 January, 1946

Box 148 Equipment Services Division, G-Z

Sub-subseries II.C.2: Indusco Technical Materials--Subject Files

Box 149 General

Box 149 Equipment Corporation/Trust, 1944-1945-Mimeographed materials: correspondence, reports, China requests, minutes of meetings, 1943-1945

Box 150 Mimeographed Material, 1945-1946

Box 150 Technical data from China

Box 151 Equipment and supplies for China, 1940-1952

Box 151 Bills of lading 1946-1948-Esser project, 1946

Box 152 Export license applications 1943-1945-Okinawa purchases (U.S. surplus property), 1946

Box 153 Purchases for China 1944-1948-Reports on materials sent to China: books, equipment, microfilm, 1940-1945

Box 154 Reports on Materials sent to China, 1946-1948

Box 154 Shipments to China, 1945-1949

(Premier Shipping Co.)

Box 155 Shipments to China, 1946-1947

Box 155 Suppliers, including invoices, 1945-1949


Box 156 Suppliers, including invoices, 1945-1949


Technical Data, 1941-1944

Box 156 Agriculture-Food products and processing

Box 157 Fuels-Industrial equipment and processes

Box 158 Industrial equipment and processes-Medical supplies

Box 159 Metal -- Printing

Box 160 Textiles

Subseries II.D: Miscellaneous

Box 160 Description and critique of filing system at Indusco, by Gunther Stein, 1946 June, 1946

Box 160 File cards to Indusco collection, loose, prepared by Howard Linton, East Asian Library, Columbia University; unfinished, 1966

Box 160 Filing Instructions, 1945

Series III: China Aid Council (CAC): China Materials, 1938-1947

Subseries III.A: Correspondence and Reports of Individuals

Subseries III.A.1: Correspondence

Box 161 Bertram, James 1940-1941-Bethune, Norman, 1938-1939

Box 161 Chen Han-seng (陈翰笙) 1941-Ma Hai-teh, 1941-1945

Box 161 Mme Sun Yat-sen 1938-1944-Tung Pi-wu, 1944

Subseries III.A.2: CAC Mimeographed Letters and Reports from China

Box 162 Nora Hsiung Chu/熊芷, National Association for Refugee Children, 1943-1945

Box 162 T'ao Hsing-chih (Tao Xingzhi)'s Yu Ts'ai School, Chungking/陶行知, 育才学校, 重庆, 1943-1945?

Box 162 Dr. and Mrs. Ernest and Mary Rideout Osborne, 1946-1947

Box 162 Mildred Price, 1946

Box 162 Dr. W. Carson Ryan, 1945-1946

Subseries III.B: CAC Subject File

Box 163 China Aid Council 1938-1949-International Peace Hospitals, Reports and data, 1941-1944

Box 163 Subseries III.C : CAC Photographs of Persons and Activities

Canton Children's Center, one album

Box 163 Yu Ts'ai School for Gifted Children of T'ao Hsing-chih (陶行知,育才学校, 重庆)

Series IV: United China Relief (UCR)/ United Service to China (USC): U.S. Materials, 1940-1950

Subseries IV.A: Correspondence

Box 164 Earnett, Eugene E. Chairman, Committee on Nominations 1942-1944-Garside, B.A. UCR/USC Vice Pres. and Secretary, 1940-1944

Box 165 1945-1946 1950-Rhodes, Peter Publicity 1941, 1945-1946

Box 166 Sweet, Lenning Director, Program Committee 1942-1946-Mrs. Lennig Sweet, 1941

Subseries IV.B: Subject Files

Box 167 Appeals, 1942-Program Committee, 1942-1946

Box 168 Finances

Box 168 Allocations, 1941

Box 168 Indusco Budget, 1941-1948

Box 169 Indusco contributors list, monthly, 1941-1942, 1945

Box 169 Medicine and Public Health in China, conference

Box 170 Minutes of Meetings

Box 170 Agency Representatives meetings, 1945


Box 170 American Activities Committee, 1945

Box 170 Joint Committee of the Coordinating Committee, 1941

Box 171 Executive Staff Meeting, 1941

Box 171 Program Committee, 1942-1944

Box 172 Program Committee, 1945-1946

Box 173 Program Committee, 1947-1949

Box 173 Executive Committee (Executive Board), 1942-1945

Box 174 Executive Committee, 1946-1949

Box 174 Publicity, 1940-1945

Box 175 Reorganisation plan 1945-"Why every American should help China--Generously and Now", 1941

Series V: Oversized Items

Oversize materials are found in flat boxes 539-552.

Ephemera and news clippings

Box Flat 539 Folder 5 Publicity posters: "Gung Ho", circa 1940-1945

4 Sets of 4 posters with 12 printed pictures of copperative activities. (See Series I.B.4)

Box Flat 545 Scrapbook: CIC product labels, announcements, insignia, sample invoices, display and promotional materials, in Chinese and English, 1939-1950

(See Series I.B.3)

Box Flat 545 Scrapbook: Reprints, magazine articles, and unpublished articles, circa 1939-1949

Arranged and listed alphabetically by author. One loose-leaf scrapbook. Include description cards. (See Series I.A.3 and Series I.B.3)

Box Flat 550 Folder 1 Northern China Daily News, 1939 May 7, 3 copies

(See Series I.B.2)

Box Flat 550 Folder 1 China Today, supplement issued by the China Press, 1939 October 10

(See Series I.B.2)

Box Flat 550 Folder 2 Scrapbook: Newspaper clippings, 1944-1947

Mostly from China and Canada (See Series I.B.2)

Box Flat 550 Folder 3 Scrapbook: Newspaper and magazine clippings (vol.1), 1939-1948

Newspaper and magazine clippings on CIC, 1939-1948 chiefly from the Unites States, also from China, Hongkong, the Philippines, Canada, and Mexico. (See Series I.B.2)

Box Flat 551 Scrapbook: Newspaper and magazine clippings (vol.2), 1939-1948

Newspaper and magazine clippings on CIC, 1939-1948 chiefly from the Unites States, also from China, Hongkong, the Philippines, Canada, and Mexico. (See Series I.B.2)

Box Flat 548 Folder 1 CIC Product labels, 1939-1950

Product labels for for bandage, knitting needles, batteries, socks, cigarettes, cottons, soaps, candles. (See Series I.B.3)

Printed materials

(See Series I.A.3 and Series I.B.3)

Box Flat 548 Folder 2 Indusco Bulletin, vol.111:no.10-12, 1943 October-December

Box Flat 548 Folder 2 Indusco Bulletin, vol.IV:no.2, 4-5, 1944 February, April-May

Box Flat 548 Folder 2 Training Cooperative Leaders for China, by George A. Hogg, 1943 June

Box Flat 548 Folder 2 Information Service, 1943 September 25, 2 copies

Box Flat 548 Folder 2 Pamphlets and brochures, "Gung Ho!", circa 1944

(See Series I.A.3 and Series I.B.3)

Box Flat 548 Folder 7 Travel magazine: Asia's craftsmen go to war, 1944 March

(See Series I.B.2)


Box Flat 548 Folder 3 Photographs arranged by subject: CIC people, activities, buildings, scenery, circa 1940-1945

Rehoused from oversize scrapbook (See Series I.B.4)

Box Flat 548 Folder 4 CIC activities and workers in the northwest, Lanzhou, circa 1940-1945

(See Series I.B.4) with exhibition caption cards, removed from mounted backing.

Box Flat 548 Folder 5 CIC production and activities, circa 1940-1945

(See Series I.B.4)

Box Flat 548 Folder 6 Bailie Schools of the CIC, circa 1940-1945

(See Series I.B.4) Also include 1 note written by a Bailie School student; 1 mounted description: Teen-age and peasant boys learn to rebuild China's smashed industries through schools run by the CIC. After two years' schooling boys who were almost illiterate can make blueprints, set up and repair machines, organize a cooperative and conduct all the necessary business details. The schools, run on completely cooperative-democratic system, are named after Joseph Bailie, an American missionary who worked for the industrialization of China.

Box Flat 539 Folder 3 Wounded soldiers' product labels for cigarette and printing industry 傷兵牌香煙, 印刷工業, circa 1940-1945

(See Series I.B.3)

Box Flat 539 Folder 4 Jiangxi Province Xijin Road CIC Product price list for fabrics and leather, 贛縣西津路印花染布合作社價目表, circa 1940-1945

(See Series I.B.3)

Box Flat 539 Folder 6 Workers and Children, bulk circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 552 Photograph scrapbook arranged by subject, circa 1940-1945

(See Series I.B.3) Photographs include people and activities of the CIC in various regions such as Lanzhou, Yen'an, Sichuan, etc. Some of photos were removed from their original scrapbook pages and rehoused in folders for better preservation purpose.

Box Flat 552 Bailie School, circa 1940-1945

(See Series I.B.3) Some of the photos were removed from their original scrapbook pages and rehoused in folders for better preservation purpose.

Mounted Photographs for Exhibitions

(See Series I.B.4)

Box Flat 546 CIC people and activities, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 547 CIC people and activities, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 543 Folder 1 Map: Distribution of Border Region Co-ops, 合作社分佈圖, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 543 Folder 1 Report from Industrial Cooperatives in Likiang [Lijiang], Yunnan, 1946 February 15

Box Flat 543 Folder 1 Sewing thread sample, circa 1940-1945

Printing Press, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 543 Folder 2 Printing shop, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 543 Folder 2 Commercial Press, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 543 Folder 2 How to Make a Chinese book, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 543 Folder 3 Mills and Walls in China, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 543 Folder 3 Railway in Manchuria, China, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 543 Folder 4-5 Photographs of Dwelling in China, taken by Florence Ayscough, 1935 November 3

with duplicate captions cards; pictures of Chinese households, furnishing, customs, temple architecture, construction, Chinese building interior and exterior of the Gust Hall (#4-40)

Box Flat 542 Folder 1 Indusco Photograph Exhibition: CIC activities, circa 1940-1945

Printed by Truman Co. at 33 East 29th Street. 1. Charles Fenn, report for Scoop magazine brought the medical supplies from Hong Kong. She checks the papers with Dr. Tong, CIC medical worker. 2. This old Ahung (Mohammedan priest) does the skilled piecing together of furs. 3. Water power at Shuangshihpu for CIC electric light and power plant. 4. Kweilin is the southern headquarters for the CIC. It is an important center for front-line work. 5. Sheep in Gansu. 6. After being cleaned and carded, the wool is stored here until ready for use. 7. Army men have called for woolen army blankets made by the CIC in the Northwest. 8. These villagers use the ancient hand-twist method of spinning. A weight pulls the wool through the fingers. You can sometimes see a man walking and spinning at the same time. 9. Raw wool is cleaned for carded in this wool storage depot run by a CIC experimental bureau. 10. Local spinners and weavers of the CIC keep the front-line fighter warm. National defense posters like this are posted along the streets. 11. All members of the family wear wool yarn, says this CIC poster. 12. Kweilin has been bombed mercilessly by the Japanese, but the CIC workshops keep producing. 13. A women's cooperative at Lanchow. 14. YWCA sponsored this umbrella making cooperative in Kweiyang. 15. This Scihlipu women's cooperative makes towels and cloth from the dyed yarns drying. Textiles are one of China's most urgent needs. 16. A truck bearing desperately needed medical supplies pulls up in front of the Paochi industrial cooperative transport headquarters. 17. Cave entrances to typical loess homes and workshops of refugees. Many cooperatives are housed in caves like these. 18. A camouflaged water-power carding machine invented by engineers of the CIC. 19. Young women are taught the techniques of weaving in training schools run by the CIC. 20. The older women in front sort raw wool for the spinners. In the background women knit the spun wool into sweaters and scarves for the army. 21. Young women practice weaving on these looms before joining the CIC. 22. A deserted temple is used by the CIC as a center for the manufacture of soldier' padded uniforms.

Box Flat 542 Folder 3 Warmth for China's Fighting Men, circa 1940-1945

Set of thirteen original display posters, each bearing a textile sample, photographs, and captions, representing the different stages of blanket production from wool selection and processing through the collection of the finished product by the army (See Series I.B.4).

Box Flat 540 Folder 1 Lao Wang, Chairman of the cooperative, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 540 Folder 1 Chinese saw-mill, circa 1940-1945

Caption: Illustrating how hand labor resists the introduction of modern machinery. In China the saw cuts on the up stroke and not on the down stroke as with other saws. Photo lent by Mr. W.B. Parsons.

Box Flat 540 Folder 1 Open mill, circa 1940-1945

Caption: The blindfolded donkey grinding a meal for the family in a stome mill. Note the "Peking Carts" in the background, and the walls of the enclosure to protect from thieves and otherwise give security. Photograph by the courtesy of Dr. John Reisner of the Nanking University, College of Agriculture and Forestry.

Box Flat 540 Folder 1 Coal mining, circa 1940-1945

Caption: The Chinese people have come to realize that it is to their great advantage and profit to develop their wealth of mineral resources. China's coal deposits are dufficient to supply the world's needs at the present rate of consumption of 1,000,000,000 tons a year.

Box Flat 540 Folder 2 H.H. Kung, China's Minister of Finance and President of the CIC, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 540 Folder 3 Textile unit, circa 1940-1945, 10 items

Captions: 1. A whole village street joins the CIC and sew uniforms for the Chinese army, 萬縣工業合作承製軍棉大衣聯合工廠車工部; 2. Winter uniforms for the northern armies are padded with cotton by these members of the CIC; 3. The CIC produce textiles to cloth our men at the front is the theme of this wall drawing on a village wall; 4. A graduate of a Bailie School points out the fine texture of the cotton cloth made by his cooperative. Bailie Schools are set up by the CIC to train young men to become skilled workers; 5. Two members of the CIC reel wool yarn for army blankets; 6. Umbrella-making cooperative in southeast China, sponsored by the YWCA and the CIC; 7. Young men training to become organizers of the CIC relax in their cooperatively-run dormitory; 8. Hundreds of refugees form bombed areas are given emergency employment by the CIC, 萬縣工業合作承製軍棉大衣聯合工廠彈花部. These refugees are carding cotton. 9. Only the most essential parts of this textile machine are made of scarce metal. The man on the left is the Chairman of the textile machine cooperative; 10. Two members of the CIC sort raw wool while the women in the background knit the spun yarn into army clothing. The mats in the rear are made from waste wool.

Box Flat 540 Folder 4 Circulating library (巡迴文庫, no.1), 1924 March 5

The circulating library delivers by hand-cart. Notice the bell below the cart. Yunnan.

Financial: Daily Record of Cash Received

(See Series II.B Finances)

Arranged in original order: sorted in descending order by date

Box Flat 540 1943 April-December

Box Flat 540 1942 September-1943 March

Box Flat 541 1942 April-August

Box Flat 541 1941 September-1942 March

Box Flat 541 1941 May-August

Box Flat 541 1941 January-April

Box Flat 541 1941 November 28-December 31


Also includes Shantan Bailie School student art work

Box Flat 544 Folder 1 Pencil drawings of mechanics and people of the CIC, by Millet, circa 1940-1945, 15 items

Box Flat 544 Folder 1 Drawing of a soldier and a rickshaw man, by Becker, circa 1940-1945

Box Flat 544 Folder 2 Color brush paintings of CIC workers at the textile and the printing cooperative, circa 1940-1945, 5 items

Box Flat 544 Folder 3 Painting of woman with boy in winter, by Han Leran, 韓樂然, circa 1944

Box Flat 544 Folder 3 Mounted watercolor paintings, depicting CIC workers, by Han Leran, 韓樂然, circa 1944, 12 items

Box Flat 549 Folder 1 Mounted drawing: Autumn Harvest / 秋收 by Li Hua, 李樺, circa 1942

Box Flat 549 Folder 1 Mounted drawing: Journey to the West, by Dai Chengyi, 戴成義, 1942 February 14, 2 items

Painted in the Huangfeng Cave of Shuangshipu, Shaanxi (繪於陝西雙石舖黃風洞)

Box Flat 549 Folder 2-3 Progress of China's Industrial Cooperative, 中國工業合作運動寫真, circa 1940-1945, 3 printed booklets; 19 drawings

Original brush-and-ink drawings by Jack Chen, son of one of China's former Foreign Ministers, produced to resist Japanese aggression, support CIC. These drawings were first reproduced in The China Weekly Review and later appeared in two booklet editions published in Hong Kong and New York.

Box Flat 539 Folder 1 Carpet motif sample, 地毯樣本, circa 1944, 2 copies

工合研究出版; Fu Shuda 傅叔達著; 本書編華西大學博物館; Oversized design books for textiles, produced and published by the CIG Institute, Ghengtu, 1944. See Series I.B.I Institute for GIG, Textiles.

Box Flat 539 Folder 2 Embroidery motif sample, 繡花樣本, 1944 January, 2 copies

工合研究出版; Fu Shuda 傅叔達著; 本書編華西大學博物館; Oversized design books for textiles, produced and published by the CIG Institute, Ghengtu, 1944. See Series I.B.I Institute for GIG, Textiles.

Box Flat 542 Folder 2 Mounted etching drawing, making wine, 包榖酒, 1941 February 11

By Tai Cheng Yih, at Wenjiagou, 闻家溝. Making Baohejiu, 一個做明流子酒者(即包榖酒)

Box Flat 542 Folder 2 Mounted etching drawing, weaving, 織布, 1941 February 9

By Tai Cheng Yih (戴成義). More men than women weaving in the two counties; painted at Feng's house in the village under a tight cliff. 在兩當縣織布的男子多於女子; 繪於緊崖低下村馮姓屋內.

Box Flat 542 Folder 2 Mounted color painting, Story of Making Wool in Tianshui, Gansu (天水, 甘肅), 1939 December, 10 items

Drawn by [?庸] 1. 西北為產羊之區; 2. 毛剪; 3. 毛運; 4. 毛彈; 5. 紡線; 7. 導緯; 8. 導經; 9. 織製軍毯; 10. 染色; 11. 整理.

Series VI: Miscellaneous Correspondence and Other Files

Box 176 Rewi Alley

Box 177 Hugh Deane: Correspondence, memos, minutes, printed materials, 1939-1943, 1980-1985

(includes files on revival of CIC in 1980s)

Series VII: Photographs and Slides

Box 178 Negative Files, 2 card file boxes and Slide Show with commentary

(commentary for the slide show available in the repository)

Box 179 Negative Files, 2 card file boxes and Slide Show with commentary

(commentary for the slide show available in the repository)

Series VIII: Elizabeth Schiffman Files


Box 180 General Publications

Box 180 Indusco Publications

Box 180 Indusco Bulletin, 1942-1950, (2 folders)

Box 181 Publications and Articles, (3 folders)

(Articles written by or about Indusco in magazines and journals)

Box 181 Newsletters

Box 181 Elizabeth Schiffman Files, 1942-1946

(Primarily material related to the Publicity Committee, including reports, memos, and correspondence)

Box 181 Photographs