New Finding Aids Posted Online

Thursday, January 7, 2010

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

Charles Shipman papers, 1895–1986
Shipman’s correspondence, memoirs, meeting minutes, plays, and photographs highlight his activities in antiwar, anti-imperialist, and communist groups in the United States. He was also a delegate to the Second and Sixth Communist International Congresses and a communist leader in Mexico under the name of Manuel Gomez.

Marie Adams papers, 1887–1946
Adams was a social worker for the American Red Cross who was interned at the Santo Tomás concentration camp in the Philippines from 1942 to 1945. Her papers, which include correspondence, propaganda leaflets, and other printed matter, concern the Santo Tomás concentration camp and the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II.

Lev Nikolaevich Litoshenko papers, 1925–27
The writings and photographs of this Russian economist concern agriculture in the Soviet Union and industry in the United States. Included are drafts and the final typescript of “Agrarian Policy in Soviet Russia before the Adoption of the Five Year Plan” (coauthored with Lincoln Hutchinson) and a typescript of “Metody finansirovaniia amerikanskoi promyshlennosti.” Both works were sponsored by the Hoover War Library’s Committee on Russian Research.

National Council for Prevention of War, Western Office records, 1921–43
This collection contains material on movements for peace, disarmament, preservation of U.S. neutrality during World War II, and opposition to conscription and military training in educational institutions. The San Francisco office of this pacifist organization created these leaflets, press releases, and serial issues.