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January 24, 2013

Finding Aids Posted Online

New Finding Aids Posted Online

Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

James Daniel Theberge papers, 1964–87
The papers of this American diplomat who served as ambassador to Chile in the 1980s contain correspondence, dispatches, memoranda, and photographs. They concern diplomatic relations between the United States and Chile, conditions in Chile, US policy toward Latin America, and communist movements in Latin America.

James Benjamin Webster papers, 1903–2007
Webster, an American missionary in China from 1908 to 1926, was affiliated with Shanghai College and the Shanghai Baptist College and Seminary. His diaries, correspondence, writings, and photographs relate to theology, missionary activities, and Christian education in China.

John Elbert Elliott papers, 1902–80
These personal and professional scrapbooks of John E. "Brick" Elliott, a petroleum industry businessman and geologist, contain letters, photographs, clippings, and ephemera. They provide a snapshot of the United States in the twentieth century, with a focus on the oil industry, the Republican Party, and political and civil rights issues in the 1960s and 1970s. Photographs and memorabilia from Elliott’s years at Stanford (1907–12) are also included.

Polish Arts and Culture Foundation records, 1933–98
This private American organization for the promotion of Polish culture was established in 1966. Its records include correspondence, printed matter, photographs, sound recordings, and moving images relating to Polish culture and history and to the Polish community in the United States.

Nasser Sharify papers, 1950–89
Sharify was an Iranian American educator. His reports, correspondence, printed matter, and sound recordings relate to plans for a national library in Iran, development of library and information science schools, especially in Iran and Morocco, and creation of international library programs in the United States.

Theodore Fred Abel papers, 1930–86
Abel, an American sociologist, studied the Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei in the 1930s. The core of his collection, which has been available for some time, consists of sketches written by national socialists that explain their reasons for joining the Nazi Party. Newly described material includes Abel's diaries, writings, and printed matter concerning sociological theory and world politics.