Joseph Stilwell’s Diaries, 1900–1939 and 1945–46
The diaries chronicle Stilwell's career and activities, including his travels through China, Japan, and the Philippines before World War II, as he matured from a twenty-one-year-old second lieutenant to a four-star general. They supplement Stilwell’s World War II diaries.
The World War II Diaries of Ernest F. Easterbrook (1944–45)
These diaries are significant for their detailed recording of the activity of Chinese units in northern Burma, including hand-drawn maps; as such, they are a companion to the Stilwell Diaries of the same period.
Chiang Kai-shek Diaries
The Hoover Institution has been helping preserve the handwritten diaries of Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-kuo since Chiang family members deposited them at Hoover in 2005.
Leo Eloesser: A Doctor in the World
Through a generous donation from Joyce Campbell, the Hoover Institution Archives has recently acquired a collection of materials documenting the life of Dr. Leo Eloesser, whose remarkable career took him to many countries on humanitarian missions and whose interest in the arts led to friendships with such celebrated figures as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
T. V. Soong Papers
The family of T. V. Soong, foreign minister of China during World War II, has decided to fully open, on April 26, 2004, all of the historical papers they have donated to the Hoover Institution Archives.
As the longest-enduring political party in Asia, the Kuomintang (KMT) was China's premier revolutionary party until it was defeated in 1949 by Chinese Communist Party forces and forced to relocate in Taiwan. An extensive microfilm collection of KMT records is available.
World War II Diaries of General Joseph W. Stilwell (1941–1945)
The war diaries of Joseph W. Stilwell (December 7, 1941, through October 15, 1945) deepen our understanding of his life and times.