Online Collections: Asia

Francis E. Stafford perches on a rooftop

Photo Album A


Ernest Fred Easterbrook Papers

Transcribed World War II diaries from the China-Burma-India theater

Joseph Warren Stilwell Papers

Transcribed diaries, 1900–46, of this US Army general

Francis E. Stafford Photographs

Scenes of China, 1909–33

John K. Caldwell Papers

Film footage of 1930s China and San Francisco

Francis E. Stafford

Francis Eugene Stafford Photograph Collection

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Hoover Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Francis Eugene Stafford photograph collection. The albums are a generous gift from Ronald E. Anderson (PhD, Stanford University, 1970) and family.

Francis E. Stafford (1884­–1938), a US lithographer and photographer, arrived in Shanghai, China, in 1909. He was hired by the Commercial Press­—then Asia’s largest publishing company—to manage its printing division from 1909 to 1915. During the onset of the Wuchang Uprising in October 1911, Stafford was on hand to capture remarkable photos of the Qing Dynasty’s collapse. The collection, which consists of nearly 1,100 images, also includes the largest number of surviving original photographic prints of the Chinese Revolution of 1911.

Composite image from John K. Caldwell videos.

Unique amateur films from the John K. Caldwell papers have been preserved

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Unique amateur films from the John K. Caldwell papers have been preserved thanks to a 2012 National Film Preservation Foundation grant.

Major General Ernest F. Easterbrook. Ernest Fred Easterbrook papers, Box 4, Fold

Ernest Easterbrook's World War II China-Burma-India Theater Diaries Available Online

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ernest Easterbrook began this account of his experiences in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater in 1944, when he became General Joseph W. Stilwell's executive assistant in Burma. Later, as commander of the 475th Infantry Regiment, he led it behind enemy lines to clear northern Burma and reopen the Burma Road.

Joseph W. Stilwell, circa 1917. Photo courtesy of John Easterbrook.

Joseph Stilwell’s Diaries, 1900–1939 and 1945–46, Available Online

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Joseph Stilwell began his diary in the early 1900s and kept it up, to a greater or lesser extent, until his death in 1946. Now those decades of diaries, including observations on his travels through China, Japan, and the Philippines before World War II, are available on the Hoover Archives website. They supplement Stilwell’s World War II diaries, transcriptions of which Hoover has offered online since 2005. All are part of the Joseph W. Stilwell papers at Hoover.



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Hoover Poster Collection

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, CC 179