New Finding Aids Posted Online

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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

Clarence E. Ekstrom papers, 1943–62
Ekstrom retired from the U.S. Navy as a vice admiral. His papers contain photographs and printed matter relating to U.S. naval operations in the Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean Sea during and after World War II.

Poland Rada Ministrów records, 1944–88
The Rada Ministrów (Council of Ministers) governed Poland by implementing the directives of the Polish United Workers’ Party in all areas of political, economic, social, and cultural life. This vast collection of digitized reports and memoranda, in Russian and Polish, documents the administration of that government.

Michael Blinov collection, 1877–1988
This collection of papers of individual émigrés and records of émigré veterans’ organizations was assembled by Blinov over many years. The materials relate to Russian military history, especially during World War I and the Russian civil war, and to Russian émigré affairs. Included are memoirs, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs.

William Sterling Youngman papers, 1941–92
Youngman was president of China Defense Supplies for much of World War II and served as general counsel to the U.S. Natural Resources Commission of China after the war. The correspondence, memoranda, and reports in his papers relate to U.S. military assistance to China during World War II.

Sir Paul Dukes papers, 1915–90
This collection concerns British intelligence operations, especially during the Russian Revolution, the popularization of yoga in the West, and personal affairs. A British secret service agent and author, Dukes was a member of the Anglo-Russian Commission from 1915 to 1918 and chief of British intelligence in Russia from 1918 to 1919. His diaries, writings, and photographs include fictional works and musical compositions. Some material relating to Dukes collected by Robin Bruce Lockhart is also included.