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International Institute of Rural Reconstruction records, 1914-2018

Series XII Y.C. James Yen, Personal and Career

Note: Y. C. James Yen's awards, biographical notes, medical, citizenship, birthday events, memorial services, Y. C. James Yen's will, fellowships Yen established in honor of his teacher Rev. Aldis, and his friend James Stewart, his replies to criticisms, and institutional problems

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Subseries XII.1 Personal



Box 120 Yen, Y. C. James, Personal file: e.g., passports


Box 120 Yen, Y. C. James, Handwritten Oath by Yen Yanchu, Liang Chunghua Sun-Lienchuan, Chu Chunung leaders of the China Mass Education Movement, China, March20, 1947


Box 120 Yen, Y. C. James, Miscellaneous, Life Insurance in China Medical compensation Contributions etc.


Box 120 Yen, Y. C. and Mrs. Alice Huie Yen, Immigration


Box 120 Yen, Y. C. James, Letters from his children and others


Box 120 Yen, Y. C. James, Letters from staff and friends



Box 121 Poem in Honor of Dr. Yen written by a colleague Ding Xian, Hebei, China, 1957 (Note: In Chinese), 1957


Subseries XII.2 Awards & Biography



Box Scroll Box 14 Proclamation making Dr. James Yen an Honorary Citizen of San Francisco, November 19, 1945


Box Scroll Box 14 The East and West Foundation award to James Yen, May 24, 1948


Box Scroll Box 14 Republic of the Philippines. Order of the Golden Heart to James Yen, May 2, 1967


Box Scroll Box 14 Republic of the Guatemala. Award to James Yen, 1976



Box 121 Yen, Y. C. James-Biographies and Honors


Box 121 Yen, Y. C. James-Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, September 1960-1962


Box 121 Statements from President, Vice President and Secretary of Commerce & Industry, the Philippines re IIRR, December 26, 1963


Box 121 Presidential Awards of Merit to PRRM, July 3, 1960



Box 122 Nobel Peace Prize/Correspondence, 1967-1968


Box 122 Order of the Quetzal from Guatemala


Box 122 Beta Theta Pi


Subseries XII.3 Criticism


Box 122 Far Eastern Survey Article-MEM & JCRR


Box 122 Lapham, Roger, 1949-1954


Box 122 Booz, Allen & Hamilton, 1960


Box 122 Yen-Re: IIRR Criticisms and Replies, 1961


Box 122 Criticisms raised by Mr. John Leslie, 1960-61


Box 122 Problem with staff, 1963


Box 122 Feliciano, Gregorio, Confidential, 1969


Box 122 IIRR Strike, 1971-72


Subseries XII.4 Yen's Birthdays



Box 123 Dr. Yen's 75th Birthday-Congratulatory cables and letters


Box 123 Dr. Yen's Birthday Celebration, 1983


Box 123 Dr. Yen's Birthday Celebration, 1983 (Clippings & articles), 1983


Box 123 Dr. Yen's 90th Birthday-cards


Box 123 Dr. Yen's 96th Birthday-Letter from U.S. President George Bush, October 25, 1989


Subseries XII.5 Death



Box 124 Memorial Service for Dr. Yen, February21, 1990


Box 124 Press Release-Dr. Yen's Memorial Service


Box 124 Letters/Messages of Condolences, 1990


Box 124 Message from U. S. President George Bush, February14, 1990


Box 124 Mrs. Yen's Death (August 22, 1980 Letters of Condolences, 1980


Subseries XII.6 Museums



Box 125 Dr. Yen's Museums in China-Photos


Box 125 Dr. Yen's Sanctum House in the Philippines


Subseries XII.7 Yen's 100th Birthday


Box 125 Major Events of the Life & Work of Dr. Yen (1893-1990)


Box 125 News clipping, (Note: In Chinese)


Box 125 The Y. C. James Yen Centennial Commemorative Collection


Subseries XII.8 Fellowships



Box 126 James Stewart Fellowship set up by Dr. Yen


Box 126 W. H. Aldis Fellowship set up by Dr. Yen


Personal Papers (Y.C. James Yen)


Awards



Add Box 58 Folder 1688 Copernican Citation, 24 May 1943, 1 item

1 photocopied award

Conferred on Y.C. James Yen for "One Thousand Chinese Characters"



Box 58 Folder 1689 design for the IIRR "GO to the People" award, 1989, 8 items

1 example certificate



Flatbox 685 Diploma of Gratefulness, October 1984, 1 item

1 certificate

Conferred on IIRR by GRRM



Tube Box 14 East West Association Award, 24 May 1948, 1 item

1 certificate

Conferred on Dr. Y.C. James Yen by the East West Association; signed by Pearl S. Buck

Offprints of the certificate moved to manuscript box



Flatbox 685 East West Association Award (Copy), 24 May 1948, 2 items

2 copies of certificate

Conferred on Dr. Y.C. James Yen by the East West Association; signed by Pearl S. Buck

Original placed in Tube Box



Tube Box 14 Honorary Citizen of San Francisco, 19 November 1945, 1 item

1 certificate

Conferred on Dr. Y.C. James Yen by the Mayor of San Francisco, California



Add Box 58 Folder 1690 Honorary Doctorate from the Philippine Women's University, 22 March 1960, 1 item

1 diploma

Conferred on Dr. Y.C.James Yen



Tube Box 14 Orden del Quetzal Certificate, 9 August 1976, 1 item

1 certificate

Conferred on Dr. Y.C. James Yen by the President of Guatemala


Tube Box 14 Order of the Golden Heart Certificate, 2 May 1967, 1 item

1 certificate

Conferred on Dr. Y.C. James Yen by the President of the Philippines; signed by Ferdinand Marcos



Add Box 58 Folder 1691 photostat of Ramon Magsaysay Award, 31 August 1986, 1 item

1 photostat

Conferred on IIRR


Add Box 58 Folder 1692 Presidential Award of Merit, 3 July 1960, 2 items

2 copies of award

Conferred on PRRM by the President of the Philippines



Flatbox 685 Senate Tribute to Dr. Y.C. James Yen, 4 April 1990, 2 items

1 Congressional Record



Add Box 58 Folder 1693 Service Above Self Award, 4 June 1973, 1 item

1 certificate

Conferred on Dr. Y.C. James Yen by the Ghana Rotary Club


Add Box 58 Folder 1694 Shanghai Tiffin Club of New York Service Award, 1 May 1964, 1 item

1 certificate

Conferred on Dr. Y.C. James Yen


Add Box 58 Special Resolution of the National Land Reform Council, 24 May 1967, 1 item

1 plaque

Conferred on Dr. Y.C. James Yen by the Philippines in congratulation for winning the Order of the Golden Heart


Add Box 58 Special Award of Merit, 17 July 1962, 1 item

1 plaque

Conferred on the International Mass Education Movement by the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement


Add Box 58 Ramon Magsaysay Award, 31 August 1960, 1 item

1 certificate

Conferred on Dr. Y.C. James Yen


Press Kit



Add Box 59 Folder 1695 Internment of the Cremains of Dr. Y.C. James Yen and Inauguration of the Y.C. James Yen Museum clippings and offprints, 18 August 1990, 5 items

4 offprints


Add Box 59 Folder 1696 Internment of the Cremains of Dr. Y.C. James Yen and Inauguration of the Y.C. James Yen Museum event information, 18 August 1990, 7 items

2 booklets


Add Box 59 Folder 1697 Internment of the Cremains of Dr. Y.C. James Yen and Inauguration of the Y.C. James Yen Museum pamphlets, 18 August 1990, 6 items

4 pamphlets


Public Appearances


Add Box 59 Folder 1698 China Seminar Lectures, April 1988, 3 items

3 handwritten lectures

Lectures given Dr. Y.C. James Yen


Add Box 59 Folder 1699 interviews with Dr. Y.C. James Yen, 1968, 3 items

3 interviews


Add Box 59 Folder 1700 Speech at the Government House, 1 November 1968, 1 item

1 speech

Speech given by Dr. Y.C. James Yen


Add Box 59 Folder 1701 talks given by Dr. Y.C. James Yen, 23 September 1973, 2 items

2 talks


Writings About Dr. Yen


Add Box 59 Folder 1702 book excerpts, August 1974, 4 items

1 book preface

Includes preface and Table of Contents to Dr. John C. K. Kiang's book on Dr. Yen


Add Box 59 Folder 1703 obituaries, 17 to 26 January 1990, 5 items

5 photocopied obituaries

Dr. Yen died on January 17, 1990


Add Box 59 Folder 1704 poetry, n.d., 4 items

4 poems

Written in tribute to Dr. Y.C. James Yen


Add Box 59 Folder 1705 testimonial, 18 August 1990, 1 item

1 testimonial

Given by Georgia Tercero during the ceremony for the internment of Dr. Yen's cremains


Miscellaneous


Add Box 59 Folder 1706 biographical pamphlet on Y.C. James Yen, [1968], 1 item

1 pamphlet


Add Box 59 Folder 1707 handwritten notes, n.d., 4 items

4 sets of handwritten notes

Notes written by Dr. Y.C. James Yen



Flatbox 685 "The Key to Development in Emerging Nations" lecture announcement, 6 November [n.y.], 1 item

1 announcement poster

Lecture given by Dr. Y.C. James Yen



Add Box 59 Folder 1708 One Thousand Chinese Characters, 1944, 1 item

1 set of photocopies


Add Box 59 Folder 1709 Y.C. James Yen birthday card, 26 October 1975, 1 item

1 birthday card

signed by multiple individuals