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Francis E. Stafford Photographs

Scenes of China, 1909–33

John K. Caldwell Papers

Film footage of 1930s China and San Francisco

William P. Miller Papers

World War II film footage of the North African and European theaters

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.

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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.

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Hitler’s burned and bombed mountain-side home in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof,

Amateur Color Films from World War II Now Available

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thanks to a 2013 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation, five unique amateur films from the William P. Miller papers have been preserved. Those films, made from approximately 1943 to 1945, feature footage of the North African and European theaters during World War II.

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