New and Revised Finding Aids Posted Online

Thursday, June 11, 2009

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

New finding aids

Ruan Yicheng collection, 1953–74
This collection of printed matter relates to the Zhongguo guo min dang, also known as the Kuomintang or Chinese Nationalist Party, and to the government of Taiwan. Yicheng collected it as a member of the party and the Planning Committee of the Executive Yuan from 1951 to 1956.

Robert S. Norris collection, 1898–2003
Norris, an expert on nuclear weapons programs, assembled this research material for his book Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project’s Indispensable Man (South Royalton, Vt., 2002). Included are photocopies of government documents, some of which were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, correspondence, reports, and transcripts of interviews, all relating to Groves and the development of the atomic bomb.

Keith L. Nelson papers, 1919–75
The correspondence, printed matter, and photocopies of government documents in this collection relate to the post–World War I Allied occupation of the Rhineland, especially by African colonial troops. Nelson, an American historian, assembled the material while writing his book Victors Divided: America and the Allies in Germany, 1918–1923 (Berkeley, Calif., 1975).

Revised finding aids

Gesamtverband deutscher antikommunistischer Vereinigungen records, 1933–44
The records of this anticommunist and anti-Semitic propaganda agency of the German government relate to the international communist movement and to Jews. The collection consists of clippings, reports, and writings.

Sergeĭ Nikolaevich Paleolog papers, 1920–33
Paleolog was chairman of the Board of the Government Plenipotentiary for the Settlement of Russian Refugees in Yugoslavia. His papers, which include correspondence, memoranda, and reports, relate to the board and to Russian refugees in Yugoslavia after the Russian Revolution and Civil War.