Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.
Helen Praeger Young papers, 1978–2001
These interviews of women veterans of the Chinese Long March of 1934–35 were used as research material for the book by Helen Praeger Young, Choosing Revolution: Chinese Women Soldiers on the Long March (Urbana, 2001). The interviews are available as digitized sound recordings and translations of transcripts; other research materials are also included.
Jack Chen papers, 1913–95
This collection of drawings, cartoons, correspondence, and writings relates to political conditions in China, foreign relations of China, and world politics. A Chinese artist and author residing in the West, Chen’s political cartoons were published in the international communist press.
Claire Sterling papers, 1936–94
This collection relates to the Mafia, organized crime in Italy and the United States, international organized crime, and international terrorism. Assembled by Sterling, a US journalist, it includes writings, correspondence, reports, sound recordings, and photographs.
Joel Martin Halpern papers, 1896–2007
The papers of this US anthropologist relate to economic and social development of the Southeast Asian region; social and economic conditions in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe (especially Yugoslavia), and developing countries elsewhere; and the Yugoslav civil war. The collection contains minutes, reports, studies, correspondence, and printed matter.
Leszek Gawlikowski interviews, 2001–3
These digitized sound recordings of interviews of former Radio Free Europe (RFE) Polish Service employees, collected by one of their own, concern RFE broadcasts to Poland.
Paul Hollander papers, 1961–2008
Hollander, a Hungarian American sociologist, studied the political commitment of intellectuals. His writings, correspondence, interview transcripts, and questionnaires relate to attitudes of both US intellectuals toward communist countries and US visitors to communist countries.