New Finding Aids to Asia Collections Available Online

Monday, December 15, 2014
The Red Army in north China launched its “spiritual mobilization movement” at the early stage of the Sino-Japanese War, ca. 1938 (Sha Fei Papers, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

Finding aids to the following collections on Asia are now available through the Online Archive of California

As part of a pilot project to increase access to our collections, many of the Chinese–language collections listed below now have finding aids in both Latin and Chinese scripts. If you have questions or comments about these multilingual finding aids, please contact hooverarchivesinfo [at]

BBC World Service Vietnamese Service Collection

This collection consists of sound recordings of radio broadcasts to Vietnam from the BBC, as well as some radio scripts and background newspaper clippings. Titles of sound recordings are taken directly from tape labels.

Chi Pham Phuoc Letters

These letters from a South Vietnamese soldier to Mr. and Mrs. Ward Grisham describe the Vietnamese War. The collection also includes newspaper issues, dress designs, and photographs.

Chinese Cultural Revolution Collection

Relating to the Chinese Cultural Revolution, this collection contains materials by the Red Guards, including pamphlets, broadsides, and flyers. 

Communist Chinese Political Movement Collection

This collection contains memoirs, investigation records, and judicial testimony and decrees, relating to political dissidence and to prosecutions for political offenses in China. 

Huang Fu Papers

This Chinese government official's papers include correspondence, reports, writings, and printed matter, relating to Chinese foreign relations, the 1927 incident at Nanjing, the Tanggu Truce settlement with Japan in 1933, domestic politics in China, and Chiang Kai-shek. 

Robert John Myers Miscellany

These papers from the deputy chief of the Asia-Pacific Division of the US Central Intelligence Agency include photographs of Korean troops during World War II.  Sound recordings of interviews conducted by Ramon H. Myers, relating to the role of the Central Intelligence Agency in American foreign policy, are also included.

J. Franklin Ray Papers

J. Franklin Ray was an American diplomat who served as director of the Far East Office of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) after World War II. His papers are comprised of meeting minutes and reports relating to UNRRA activities in China.

Lydia Bubeshko Schmüser Papers

This collection documents the life of life of Lydia Bubeshko Schmüser, an American of Russian descent, who lived in China with her husband, Carl Otto Hans Schmüser, and their daughter before and during World War II. A diary and family correspondence depict social conditions in China during and after World War II.

Xie Chi Papers

These papers are comprised of diaries, correspondence, telegrams, and photographs relating to political leaders of China in the early part of the twentieth century.