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Lee Ya-Ching Papers

Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Extent:
11.9 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Date:
1938-1970
Summary:
This collection consists of 11.9 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; publications; newspapers; invitation; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.
Scope and Content note:
This collection consists of 11.9 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; publications; newspapers; invitations; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.

Note: The digital images shown for this collection were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product which did not reproduce all materials found in this collection; some items have not been scanned. In addition, some materials have been excluded from display due to copyright, trademark, or patent restrictions.
Arrangement:
This collection of materials listed in the finding aid is arranged into two series, Ms Lee's personal papers and her professional papers. Within each series, items are arranged by material type then chronologically. No attempt was made to translate foreign language material in the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lee Ya-Ching was born in Canton, China in 1912. As an only child who lost her mother at a young age, Ya-Ching was raised by her father and grandmother. Under her father's guidance she learned many skills, including martial arts, some previously restricted to male children. Ya-Ching attended English schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai and at the age of 16 was sent to London to attend finishing school.

In 1929 at the age of 17, Ya-Ching went to Geneva, Switzerland. It is there that she took her first ride in an airplane and vowed to learn how to fly. She enrolled in Ecole Aero Club de Suisse and, in 1934, became the first woman to receive a pilot's license from the school. Determined to continue her education, Ya-Ching went to the United States and attended the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California in 1935. In November of that year she became the first woman licensed through the Boeing School. Upon completion of her training at the Boeing school Ya-Ching returned to China and began campaigning for a Chinese pilot's license, eventually obtaining the license in 1936. Seeing a need to train new pilots, Ya-Ching and some fellow pilots opened a civilian flying school in Shanghai in 1936.

When Japan invaded China in 1937, Ya-Ching volunteered to fly for her country, but was refused. Undeterred, she served her country by establishing hospitals. Leaving Shanghai for Hong Kong just before the city fell, she was finally given the opportunity to fly for China by piloting Red Cross planes ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton. Realizing that China needed aid and supplies, Ya-Ching embarked on a Goodwill Tour of the United States and Canada in 1938. When the war prevented her return to China, Ya-Ching continued the tour expanding her appearances into South America.

Not much is known of Ya-Ching's life after the war. She returned to Hong Kong for a number of years. In the 1960's she returned to California, where she died in 1998 at the age of 86.

Time Line of Lee Ya-Ching

xxxx -- The following timeline covers key events in Ya-Ching's life, as well world events. Events involving Ya-Ching are shown in normal type world events are shown in italics.

1909 -- M. Vallon flies first plane in China

1911 -- China ousts the 2000 year old Imperial System for a Republic

April 16, 1912 -- Lee Ya-Ching is born in Canton, China

1916 -- Ya-Ching's mother dies of tuberculosis

1917 -- China enters World War 1 on the side of the Allies

1926 -- Begins career as a movie actress

1928 -- Leaves the film industry and goes to school in England

1929 -- The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) is ousted from China Goes to Switzerland

September 1931 -- Japan seizes control of Manchuria

November 1931 -- CCP resurfaces in China and forms the Chinese Soviet Republic in Jiangxi Province

May 1932 -- Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to solo across the Atlantic

1933 -- Begins flying lessons at Geneva's Cointrin-Ecole d'Aviation

1934 -- Receives her pilot's license from Ecole Aéro Club de Suisse

1935 -- Attends and receives license from the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California

1935 -- Falls out of an aerobatic plane, earning her membership in the Caterpillar Club

1936 -- Receives her pilot's license from the Chinese Government First domestic airline established in China Opens a civilian flying school in Shanghai

1937 -- Flies for the Red Cross ferrying supplies from Hong Kong to Canton Japan invades China Earns Hong Kong commercial pilot's license Helps establish hospitals in Shanghai

1938 -- Begins goodwill tour of United States and Canada

1939 -- Appears in US film Disputed Passage with Dorothy Lamour

1940 -- Flies "Estrella China" to Caribbean, Central and South America Aids Ruth Nichols in raising money for Relief Wings

1941 -- Begins working for United China Relief

December 7, 1941 -- Bombing of Pearl Harbor forces American entry into World War II

1944 -- Begins Goodwill and Fund Raising tour of South America and Caribbean

August 1945 -- Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, followed by Japanese surrender and end of World War II

1946 -- Returns to China and retires

1946 -- Fighting between CCP and KMT (Nationalist party) resumes

October 1949 -- KMT retreats to Taiwan Mao Zedong establishes the People's Republic of China

1950 -- Receives Hong Kong private pilot's license

1963 -- Receives Hong Kong Special Purpose Pilot's license

1971 -- Permanently moves to the United States

1997 -- British rule ends in Hong Kong

January 28, 1998 -- Dies at the age of 86
Provenance:
Pax Cheng and Mary Wolfson, Gift, 2007, NASM.2008.0009.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- China  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Photographs
Maps
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, NASM.2008.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0009
See more items in:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27416a506-87bb-4344-94a5-144163ec40fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0009
Online Media:

BLOW FOR BLOW! 給打擊者以打擊 保衛中國同盟

Issuing body:
China Defense League  Search this
Creator:
Hsien, Chi (artist)  Search this
China Defense League  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (1/2 size; Multi-color, 78 x 51.5 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Image:
Main Image: Soldier with vengeful look holding dead woman
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 243
General:
Issued by: China Defence League

Artist(s): Hsien Chi
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
International relief  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b203cc8c-2ea9-413a-9ad1-0e8ae25971fc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14639

British Broadcasting Corporation No.5 on the Air to the World ...

Creator:
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (1/4 size; Multi-color, 37 x 49 cm)
Container:
Box 5, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
Great Britain
Image:
Main Image: 1 color and 3 B and W photographs: Indian soldiers in a BBC studio, Jamaican women in BBC studio, West Africans broadcasting home, two men from China and Ceylon broadcasting to the Far East

Other Image(s): British flag with the words "For Victory" under it
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 5022
General:
Issued for: British Broadcasting Corp.

Artist(s): Anon
Series:
GPD 365/13/27 No. 5
Printing Info:
Specimen of British War Literature
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / Great Britain
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82b191161-a985-42e2-9023-648dc6f455c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref11517

DO ORGAO DO PARTIDO NAZI Muhlhauser Tagblatt ... O Fuhrer ja mencianov uma data. No fim de 1941, disse, a vitoria final estara assegurado ...

Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Multi-color, 15 x 10 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 565
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1942
Image:
Main Image: A bomb labeled 1942 and with the flags of U.S., China, U.S.S.R. and Britain attached heading toward a frightened Hitler
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 10155
General:
Artist(s): Anon
Series:
J.Q.2 51-2316
Printing Info:
Specimen of British War Literature
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / Great Britain
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b2e2c1ad-0274-471f-a6bc-aff5a5f53a44
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref11856

[In Arabic or Persian]

Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (1/2 size; Multi-color, 76 x 50.5 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 249
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
Great Britain
Image:
Main Image: Flags of China, USSR, Britain, US and Egypt[?] at top of a curled scroll
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 4499
General:
Artist(s): Anon
Printing Info:
Specimen of British War Literature
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / Great Britain
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep880e79f4d-5eb3-4b06-bac8-a4b59502b118
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref12325

India springs to action, and side by side with Britain, America, Russia, and China will trample under foot the tyranny of Germany and Japan [Repeated in 4 other languages]

Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Multi-color, 6 x 9.5 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 565
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Great Britain
Image:
Wallet card?

Main Image: A tiger standing on the flags of Germany and Japan with the Flags of India, Britain, China, U.S. and U.S.S.R. above it.
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 10173
General:
Artist(s): Anon
Printing Info:
Specimen of British War Literature
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / Great Britain
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d8b50a43-6354-4399-afc4-7d41906ddc18
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref13027

RIBBENTROP EM MUNIQUE ... "Os acontecimentos passados em 1940 ja decidiram o resultado da guerra a favor da Alemanha O ANO DE 1941 prava-lo-a"

Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Multi-color, 15 x 10 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 565
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1942
Image:
Main Image: 2 images (1) Ribbentrop speaking to a group of Germans in confidence (2) A sweating Ribbentrop surrounded by the flags of the U.S., Britain, China and the Soviet Union
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 10156
General:
Artist(s): Anon
Series:
J.P. 2 51-2316
Printing Info:
Specimen of British War Literature
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / Great Britain
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep848e6e507-df19-4407-96a1-a2c264d033f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref13830

英國陸海空軍與中國,一致對公敵作戰。

Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster
Container:
Map-folder 514
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
Great Britain
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 4306
Translation:
The British Army, Navy and Air Force and China are unanimously fighting against public enemies.
Printing Info:
Specimen of British War Literature
Related Materials:
Different language version(s): 4305
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / Great Britain
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f8421bef-e6ce-4476-bbc8-80126bbfb5fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14576

英國陸海空軍與中國,一致對公敵作戰。

Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster
Container:
Map-folder 515
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
Great Britain
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 4319
Translation:
The British Army, Navy and Air Force and China are unanimously fighting against public enemies.
Printing Info:
Specimen of British War Literature
Related Materials:
Different language version(s): 4318
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / Great Britain
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b0c0f225-1f1f-4752-9af0-62639cc25d22
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14577

Aggression Made Them Homeless. China Defense League :

Issuing body:
China Defense League  Search this
Creator:
China Defense League  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (1/2 size; Multi-color, 54.5 x 67 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Image:
Main Image: Homeless Chinese family on road with belonging
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 265
General:
Issued by: China Defence League

Artist(s): 小丁
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
International relief  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep828635fc0-d2a0-4587-aca0-ddb4700eb8c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14609

China Defense League. China Defense League.

Issuing body:
China Defense League  Search this
Creator:
Ping, Hung  Search this
China Defense League  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (1/2 size; Monochrome, 78.5 x 52 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Image:
Main Image: Nationalist Chinese man with rifle looming above...

Other Image(s): Japanese soldiers
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 266
General:
Issued by: China Defence League

Artist(s): Ping Hung
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Propaganda, American -- 1940-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep889993bea-54a5-436e-b547-029041a5d1ec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14660

Central Files

Extent:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Japan
China
Iran
Date:
1919-1986
Descriptive Entry:
The Freer Gallery of Art Central Files are comprised mostly of the documentation of routine office procedures. Included in the daily routine were: filling orders for facsimiles of photographs, responding to reference requests seeking information about art and artifacts falling under the domain of the Freer's expertise, the Freer granting permission to publish to those wanting to publish images purchased from the Freer, and correspondence regarding Freer publishing.

All folders in the Central Files contain such routine documentation. When folders contain items above and beyond the general scope of the materials, a note is made. Folders often contain the work of a wide variety of Freer staff. When a director or curator is strongly represented in the folder, a note is made. Indication of a few of the directors or curators does not negate the existence of other Freer personnel.

Approximate date spans are indicated for each folder. A final note is made about folders containing preservation concerns (i.e., folded papers, photographs, telegrams, etc.). The folders are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Peacock Room  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-018, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Central Files
Identifier:
Accession 03-018
See more items in:
Central Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-018

Thomas B. Card and Paul W. Card photographs of world travels and World War II

Creator:
Card, Thomas B.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army  Search this
Card, Paul W.  Search this
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945  Search this
Extent:
104 Negatives (nitrate)
625 Color slides (circa)
1,218 Negatives (nitrate and acetate, 35 mm)
121 Copy slides (black and white)
750 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Incas  Search this
Arabs  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Color slides
Copy slides
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Saudi Arabia
Okinawa Island (Japan)
Mexico -- Antiquities
China
Peru
West Indies
Japan
Trinidad
Venezuela
Spain
France
Italy
Date:
circa 1932-1947, 1961
Scope and Contents note:
The majority of the photographs were made by Thomas B. Card during World War II and the postwar years in Japan, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East. He documented people, architecture, and scenery, as well as military bases and personnel in Okinawa, Japan. Additionally, there are images of Mexican archeological sites, Camp Claiborne in Louisiana (made in 1944), the 1932 Amur River flood, and Benito Mussolini's execution.

The collection also includes photographs taken by Paul W. Card in China before World War II, including images of the Yangtze River, historical architecture and art, people, shrines, and cities.
Biographical/Historical note:
Thomas B. Card was an engineer and Army officer during World War II. After completing his freshman year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (September 1916-October 1917), he joined the signal corps in World War I, later transferrimg to become a pilot in the air service. Returning to school, he graduated from the Masssachusetts Institute of Technology in 1921 and received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School in 1930. During World War II, he supervised the construction of bases in the Caribbean and Japan, and served as commanding officer of the 601st Engineers Base Depot on Okinawa. He was promoted to Colonel, CE, in 1945. In 1947, he led a group of engineers working on the Bechtel International Modernization Project in Saudi Arabia, as well as other post-war work in Argentina and Trinidad.

Paul W. Card, Thomas B. Card's brother, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1927 and was assigned to work in China's Yangtze River region until 1938. He spent most of his time protecting the United States Legation in Nanjing and gathered intelligence as a "Naval observer."
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2000-02, NAA Photo Lot 97-43
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs made by Thomas B. Card, previously filed in Photo Lot 97-43, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 2000-02.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2000-02, Thomas B. Card and Paul W. Card photographs of world travels and World War II, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-02
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3da8f85da-f96e-4aec-a61c-ac513df0dfa8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2000-02

China, Burma and India

Publisher:
Army Map Service  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 112 cm x 151 cm; 44 3/32 in x 59 7/16 in
Object Name:
Map
Associated place:
China
India
Burma
Subject:
World War II  Search this
Maps  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0167.03
Accession number:
1982.0167
Catalog number:
1982.0167.03
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-0565-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_411422

World War II Patriotic cover

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 907
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
8.9 x 16.5 cm (3.5 x 6.5 in.)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Destination:
New York
Place of Origin:
New York
Date:
July 10, 1943
Topic:
World War II (1939-1945)  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
2002.2035.380
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm823df9e4e-c24e-4523-b523-0f89afb5cfb4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2035.380

World War II Patriotic cover

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 928
Depicts:
Yat-sen Sun, Chinese, 1866 - 1925  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
8.9 x 16.5 cm (3.5 x 6.5 in.)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Destination:
Illinois
Place of Origin:
Wisconsin
Date:
June 13, 1945
Topic:
World War II (1939-1945)  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
2002.2035.404
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8edc10945-8c2a-4f9e-aad2-616ad72eebde
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2035.404

Historical Scene--WW II

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Winston Churchill  Search this
Chiang Kai-shek  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt  Search this
Medium:
oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
32 1/2 x 24 3/4 in. (82.7 x 62.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\airplane  Search this
History\United States\World War II  Search this
Dress\uniform\military uniform  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.659
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76017e6e2-578b-42dd-80ee-0d94638763ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.659

Three Allies in Cairo

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Winston Churchill  Search this
Chiang Kai-shek  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt  Search this
Medium:
oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
28 5/8 x 36 1/2 in. (72.7 x 92.7 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
History\United States\World War II  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Object\other\flag  Search this
Object\other\flag  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.663
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk772ff1ef7-780b-4489-a552-f13d1dd7b729
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.663

Photo Album

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 12 in x 1 in; 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
photo album
Depicted:
China
Subject:
World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
ID Number:
2015.3145.01
Nonaccession number:
2015.3145
Catalog number:
2015.3145.01
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-cfce-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1805863

Book, Escape From Hong Kong To Free China January and February, 1942.

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 28.575 cm x 22.225 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
book
Depicted:
China: Hong Kong
Subject:
World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
ID Number:
2015.3145.02
Nonaccession number:
2015.3145
Catalog number:
2015.3145.02
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-cfcf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1805868

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