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Scope and Content

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Bibliography

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Guide to the Anna Louise Strong Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 1309, 1444
Creator: Strong, Anna Louise, 1885-1970 , creator
Title: Anna Louise Strong papers
Date Span: 1885-1971
Quantity: 24.11 cubic feet (43 boxes, 3 packages, 3 folders)
14 microfilm reels
Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities



Biographical Note

Anna Louise Strong was a journalist, world traveler, observer of revolutions and author of over 30 books and countless articles. She was the daughter of a Congregationalist minister, Sydney Strong, who was a pacifist and practitioner of the social gospel. She was educated at Oberlin College, Bryn Mawr and University of Chicago, where she earned a Ph.D. After finishing her education, Strong joined the National Child Labor Committee and organized child welfare exhibits throughout the country from 1910-1912.

Sydney Strong moved to Seattle in 1906 where he lived until his death in 1938. Anna Louise Strong, who seldom lived anywhere for long, joined him there from 1916 to 1921, which was for her a time of radicalizing events, including the Everett massacre and trial, and the Seattle General Strike. In Seattle, she began her journalism career and wrote for the Seattle Union Record. During this time, she was elected to the Seattle School Board and subsequently recalled because of association with the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.). In the wake of these events, Strong went elsewhere in search of socialism in practice. Her quest took her first to the Soviet Union, where she was based from 1921 until 1940. During this period she spent part of the year in the Soviet Union, but would return to the United States for a lecture tour, usually between January and April.

Strong also became one of the earliest journalists to cover the Communist revolution in China. She visited China first in 1925 and returned frequently until 1947. During the course of her visits to China, she met and interviewed the Chinese Communist leaders, including Chou En-lai and Mao Tse-tung, gaining their respect and trust. In his 1946 interview with her, Mao first used the expression "paper tiger" to describe the United States.

Strong's enthusiasm for the Chinese revolution may have led to her arrest, imprisonment and expulsion from the Soviet Union in 1949. After these events, she was cut off from the Soviet Union, shunned by American Communists and denied a passport by the United States government. She settled for a time in California, where she wrote, lectured and invested in real estate. She was cleared finally of the Soviets' charges against her in 1955. When her passport was restored in 1958, she immediately made her way back to China, where she remained until her death in 1970. During the latter part of her life Anna Louise was honored and revered by the Chinese, one of the few Westerners with entree to China after the revolution and one of the last "Old China Hands" to remain in the good graces of the Chinese through the cultural revolution. The Chinese leaders considered her their unofficial spokesperson to the English speaking world.

Chronology of Strong's Life

November 24, 1885
Born in Friend, Nebraska
1887
Family moves to Mount Vernon, Ohio
1896
Family moves to Oak Park, Illinois; she enters high school
1901
Strong in Hamelin, Germany for a year
1902
Enters Oberlin
1903
Enters Bryn Mawr; Ruth Marie Strong (mother) dies
1904
Returns to Oberlin
1905-1906
Works for the Advance in Chicago, enters University of Chicago; Sydney Strong moves to Seattle
1907
Finishes her graduate degree (M.A.), spends summer in Seattle, works for Sprague-Warner's (cannery) in Chicago, begins going to Hull House
1908
Receives Ph.D., moves to Seattle, organizes "Know Your City" campaigns in Seattle and elsewhere
1909
Visits Japan with Sydney, moves to New York, works for Russell Sage Foundation
1910-1911
Joins National Child Labor Committee, organizes Child Welfare exhibits
1911
Discovers socialism in Kansas City, meets Roger Baldwin, becomes engaged (1912)
1912
Joins United States Children's Bureau
1913
Breaks with Roger Baldwin
1914
Visits Ireland
1916
Resigns National Child Labor Committee, moves to Seattle
1917
Elected to Seattle School Board, covers Everett Massacre trial of Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) for New York Evening Post, writes for Seattle Daily Call
1918
Recalled from School Board, joins I.W.W., writes for Seattle Union Record
1921
Goes to Poland and the Soviet Union (for American Friends Service Committee)
1922
Returns to Moscow, reports for Hearst's International Magazine, meets Trotsky, attends Comintern
1923
Meets Mikhail and Fanya Borodin
1924
Works for John Reed Colony, Children of Revolution published
1925
Visits China, meets Soong Ch'ing-ling (widow of Sun Yat sen)
1927
Visits Mexico, returns to Shanghai, Hankow, Hunan, leaves China via Gobi desert with Borodin and the last of the Russians
1928
Spends 2 months in Soviet Central Asia, Uzbekistan, China's Millions published
1929
Visits Tashkent, Pamirs
1929-1930
Visits collective farms, Siberia, starts Moscow Daily News
1931
Marries Joel Shubin, The Soviets Conquer Wheat published
1932
Meets Stalin
1934
I Change Worlds published
1935
Meets Eleanor Roosevelt, tries to join American Communist Party, starts sending yearly contribution
1936
Resigns Moscow News
1937
Visits Spain twice, meets Malraux, Carlos Contreras, Spain In Arms published
1937-1938
To China, to 8th Route Army headquarters, meets generals of the 8th Route Army, Chou En-lai, meets Soong Mei-ling, wife of Chiang Kai-shek, to United States, lunches with Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to Soviet Union, Sydney Strong dies December 30
1939
To United States, drives cross country, Joel in New York, spends weekend at Hyde Park, My Native Land published
1940
To Moscow, to Chung King, meets Rewi Alley, interviews Chou En-lai about conflicts with Kuomintang (KMT), interviews Chiang Kai-shek
1941-1942
The Soviets Expected It published, empties Seattle house, sells it, letters from Joel stop
1942
Begins to suffer from Paget's disease, works in Hollywood for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for 11 weeks, buys house in California, learns in August that Joel died in March
1943
Lectures at Stanford, meets Sidney Rittenberg, Wild River (novel) published
1944
Flies to Soviet Union via Fairbanks, Peoples of the USSR (textbook) published
1944-1945
Visits Polish front, visits Yugoslavia, meets Tito
1945
Leaves USSR with Jessica Smith by Soviet freighter, I Saw the New Poland published
1946
To Shanghai, Peking, and communist headquarters in Yenan, interviews Mao ("paper tiger" interview), to Kalgan
1947
Long interview with Mao, evacuated from Yenan, to Shanghai, to Russia via North Korea, to Paris to meet representatives of the Chinese, Dawn Over China published
1948
Involved with Wallace campaign, sister, Ruth, will no longer receive her, back to Russia
1949
February 13 arrested and jailed for 6 days in Lubyanka, expelled to Poland, called before a grand jury in United States , publishes account of spy charges in New York Herald Tribune, is shunned by American communist party, settles in Los Angeles and joins the First Unitarian Church, The Chinese Conquer China published
1951
Begins monthly newsletter, Today : a personal news-letter / Anna Louise Strong.
1953-1954
Visits Mexico, Guatemala
1955
Cleared of Russian spy charges
1956
Today ceases, The Stalin Era published
1958
Supreme court decision in Rockwell Kent versus John F. Dulles enables her to get passport again, attends peace conference in Stockholm, 2 months in Soviet Union, to Peking with Emily Pierson, appears on high dais with Mao and Chinese leaders on National Day, meets Frank and Ruth Coe, writes for National Guardian
1959
New secretary, Chao Feng-feng, meets with W.E.B. Dubois and Mao, moves to Peace Compound, visits Tibet, Tibetan Interviews published, meets Che Guevara, has trouble placing articles, Chou attends her 74th birthday party
1960
Emily Pierson visits
1961
Visits Laos and Vietnam, meets Ho Chi-Minh, Cash and Violence In Laos and Vietnam published
1962
Begins Letter From China at Chou's suggestion
1964
Meets with Mao, Frank Coe, Sol Adler, Israel Epstein and Sid Rittenberg, attends International Conference of Solidarity Against United States Imperialist Aggression and in Defense of Peace in Hanoi, Ho Chi-Minh attends her birthday party
1965
Mao and Chou give her 80th birthday parties
1966
Mao purges party, Strong is first foreigner admitted to the Red Guard
1968
Tracy (brother) dies, begins autobiography
1969
Attends October Day premier's banquet, fails to get permission for John Strong, Robbins' son, to visit her
March 29, 1970
Dies, large public funeral

Arrangement

Arranged in 8 accessions:

  • Accession No. 1309-001, Anna Louise Strong papers, 1885-1957
  • Accession No. 1309-002, Anna Louise Strong microfilm, 1896-1957
  • Accession No. 1309-016, Anna Louise Strong letters, 1955, 1960
  • Accession No. 1309-017, Anna Louise Strong papers, 1961, undated
  • Accession No. 1309-018, Anna Louise Strong papers, 1904-1970
  • Accession No. 1309-019, Anna Louise Strong papers, 1968-1969
  • Accession No. 1309-020, Anna Louise Strong papers, 1906, 1918
  • Accession No. 1444-001, Anna Louise Strong papers, 1907-1971

Scope and Content

Correspondence, writings, diaries, biography, pamphlets, photographs, clippings, memorabilia, and scrapbooks, 1885-1971 (bulk 1969-1970). Consists of material relating to Strong's personal life as well as to her political and professional interests. Includes notebooks on China, the Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and labor organizing in the Midwest and California in the late 1930s. Also includes a sound recording taped at Strong's seventieth birthday celebration in 1955. Major correspondents include Eleanor Roosevelt, Joel Shubin (Strong's Russian husband), as well as Strong's father, Sydney Dix Strong, and brother, Tracy Strong. Chinese correspondents include, Chiang Kai-shek, Chou En-Lai, Liu Shaoqi, and Mao Tse-tung

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Bibliography

Strong, Tracy B. and Helene Keyssar, Right in Her Soul the Life of Anna Louise Strong, 1983. Ogle, Stephanie Francine, Anna Louise Strong, Progressive and Propogandist, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Washington, Seattle, 1981.

Related Material

Anna Louise Strong's papers from her last years in China, 1958-1970, including an autobiography, are in the National Library of China in Beijing.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 1309-001
Anna Louise Strong papers, 1885-1957
17.5 cubic feet (31 boxes, 2 oversize packages)
Arrangement
Arranged in 12 series:
  • Biographical information
  • Correspondence
  • Legal documents
  • Subject files
  • Speeches and writings
  • Notebooks
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Clippings
  • Printed materials
  • Other materials
  • Sydney Dix Strong Papers
Scope and Content
Correspondence, writings, diaries, pamphlets, photographs, memorabilia.
Digital Content/Other Formats
View selections from this collection in digital format.
Digital Content/Other Formats
Correspondence, diaries, and notes available on microfilm. See Accession No. 1309-002.
Acquisition Info
Gift of Anna Louise Strong, via Tracy Strong, on November 14, 1969.
Anna Louise Strong left papers and books in the care of Stephen Fritchman, minister of First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, when she returned to China in 1958. These papers were sent to the University of Washington Libraries in installments by Tracy Strong Jr., her nephew, in September 1969 and by Dr. Fritchman in November 1969. This was done with her approval. Subsequent additions to the papers were consolidated into another accession.
Processing Info
All of the members of the Strong family, especially Anna Louise, her brother Tracy, and father Sydney, corresponded extensively with each other and often circulated their letters. The researcher is advised to review the inventories to other Strong family papers as well. There are Anna Louise Strong letters in Tracy's papers, and with the Sydney Strong papers are a few Anna Louise Strong letters and several scrapbooks which document her activities. During her father's lifetime, Anna Louise Strong wrote "letters to father" which were intended to serve as a journal of her activities. (Unfortunately, after 1927 there were few such letters written or preserved). Although these letters were originally sent to Sydney and should have been considered "his" papers, they came into Anna Louise's possession again and, therefore, it was decided to treat them as her outgoing letters in order to retain their received arrangement. Many of these letters were bound by Sydney Strong by nailing them together. There was no adherence to a chronological sequence, although he tended to group those of a particular period together. Undated or partially dated items have been assigned a date on the basis of where they were grouped. If this seemed unreasonable, then internal evidence was used.
In 1985, additional preservation measures, item counts, dating and property stamping were done as well as minor revisions to the original inventory. Letters and other items which were clearly out of place were moved. Therefore, the current arrangement of the papers may differ slightly from the contents of the microfilm which was made in 1971. This microfilm does not include the entire contents of this accession. All of the correspondence, notebooks, diaries and several subject series were filmed.
Box/FolderDate
1/1Biographical informationundated
6 items
Correspondence
Digital Content/Other Formats: Available on microfilm. See Accession No. 1309-002.
General correspondence
1/2aBarton, William E.1909-1910
8 items
1/2b Harpers Bazaar 1942
2 items
1/3Regarding "Know Your City" campaign1910
4 items
1/4-7With and regarding Joel Shubin 1938-1944
39 items
1/8Miscellany1916, 1940-1941
6 items
Incoming letters
1/9Aberdeen, Tolbert & Countess1914
2 items
1/10AFG Literary Agency1943
1 item
1/11Alleen, Lem (greeting card)1957
1 item
1/12American Russian Institute1941
1 item
1/13American Union against Militarism1917
1 item
1/14 Asia 1939, 1941
2 items
1/15Ayer, Leonard, and unidentified "A"1908, 1914
2 items
1/16Bernays, Hella Freud (greeting card)1957
1 item
1/17Boettiger, Anna Roosevelt1939
2 items
1/18Bogart, Misha1952
1 item
1/19Bosworth, E.T.1908
1 item
1/19bBrandt, E.C.1923?
1 item
1/20Broaddus, (Mrs.) C.A.1925
1 item
1/21 By Archer Road (magazine)1907
1 item
1/22Carlson, Evans1943, 1946
2 items
1/23 The Chicago Sun 1941
2 items
1/24The Civic Club, New York1929
1 item
1/25Congreso, Continental American Por La Pax1949
1 item
1/26 Daily News, Los Angeles1941
1 item
1/27Dennett, Mary Ware1917
1 item
1/28 The Detroit Free Press 1941
1 item
1/29 The Detroit News 1941
1 item
1/30Duvaulle, Pierre1957
2 items
1/31 The Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia1941
1 item
1/32 The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.1941
1 item
1/33 The Evening Sun, Baltimore1941
1 item
1/34aGale, Zona1916
1 item
1/34bGillett-Gatty, Katherine1944
1 item
1/35 Gos Ludowy, Detroit (newspaper)1942
1 item
1/36Goldman, Emma1922?
1 item
1/37Hicks, Granville1939
1 item
1/38Hoidalo, J.1925
1 item and 1 enclosure
1/39Hoover Institute and Library1953
1 item and 1 enclosure
1/40Howe, Bertha W.1941
1 item
1/41Hume, Hugh1909
1 item
1/42Huniz, Par S.1956
1 item
1/43International Workers' Defense League1919
1 item
1/44Jackson, Frank1909
1 item
1/45Jenson, (?) C.undated
1 item
1/46 The Journal, Portland1942
1 item
1/47Libraria Victor, Rio de Janeiro1942, 1943
2 items
1/48aMcFeely, Otto1918
1 item
1/48bMacGilvray, Daniel greeting cardundated
1 item
1/49Mahoney, Elmer M.1952
1 item
1/50 The Masses 1917
1 item and 1 enclosure
Scope and Content: Includes typescript, "The Case for a Feminist"
1/51Merz, Amyundated
1 item
1/52 Minneapolis Star Journal and Tribune 1941
1 item
1/53Minor, Lydia Gibsonundated
1 item
1/54Merson, Frank G.1957
3 items
1/55Nasmyth, George1919
1 item
1/56Nearing, Scott1919, 1956
2 items
1/57 New York Evening Post 1917
2 items
1/58Newell, Ritter T. greeting card
1 item
1/59Niederhauser, Ruth1939
2 items
1/60Northwestern University1942
1 item
1/61Oberlin College1925
1 item
1/62The Open Door, Seattle1909
1 item
1/63 P.M. (newspaper)1941
1 item
1/64Parkhurst, Minnie1919
1 item
1/65Pass, Sylvia1936
1 item
1/66Pierson, Emily M.1941, 1942
2 items
1/67 The Pilgrim Press, Boston1908
1 item
1/68Powell, Williamundated
1 item
1/69Rauschenbusch, Walter1916
1 item
1/70Reuters, Limited1951
3 plus ms.
1/71Robins, Margaret Driver1928
1 item
1/72Robins, Raymond1939, 1949
2 items
1/73Rogge, O. John1949
1 item
1/74-77Roosevelt, Eleanor1937, 1941
32 items
1/78Rumely, Edward A.1926
1 item
1/79 St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1941, 1942
2 items
1/80Schindler, Paulineundated
1 item
1/81 Seattle Post-Intelligencer 1942
1 item
1/82Shallenberger, G.G.1941
1 item
1/83Simon, Ruth B.1956
1 item
1/84Sinclair, Upton (Mr. and Mrs.)1937, 1943
2 items
1/85aSmith, Norman1957
1 item
1/85bSnyder, Hattie B.1906
1 item
1/86Snow (Mrs.) Edgarundated
1 item
1/87Spitzer, Adelbert L.1898
1 item
1/88Steele, Frederick M.1908
1 item
1/89Steffens, Lincoln1934-1936
5 items
1/90Stone, Melvin O.1919
1 item
1/91Story, Harold Hadley1919
1 item
1/92Strong, Robbins1937
1 item
1/93Strong, Sydney Dix1904, 1916-1935
9 items
1/94Strong, Tracy (brother)1930
1 item
1/95 The Sun-Times, Chicago1950
1 item and 2 manuscripts
1/96The Survey, New York1917
2 items
1/97Tompkins, Warwick M.1949
2 items
1/98Tracy, F.E. (grandfather)1885
1 item
1/99United Committee of South Slavic Americans1946
1 item
1/100aUnited States Children's Bureau1914
2 items
1/100bUnited States Council of National Defense1917
1 item
1/101United States Department of Labor1918
1 item
1/102United States Treasury Department1942
2 items
1/103Washington, Governor (Lister)1917
1 item
1/104 Watertown Daily Times 1942
1 item
1/105Whitaker, Robert1920
1 item
1/106Zachert, Adeline1949
1 item
1/107Zavitski, Peter 1922
1 item
Scope and Content: From China
1/108Unidentified 1913-1957
6 items and 1 enclosure
Scope and Content: "Milly" (Bennett ?), "Constancia"
Outgoing Letters
1/1091897 January1897 January
1 item
1/1101901 July, August1901 July, August
9 items
1/1111901 September1901 September
4 items
1/1121901 October1901 October
3 items
1/1131901 November-December1901 November-December
11 items
2/11902 January1902 January
10 items
2/21902 February1902 February
8 items
2/31902 March1902 March
8 items
2/41902 April1902 April
8 items
2/51902 May1902 May
2 items
2/61903 January1903 January
11 items
2/71903 February1903 February
14 items
2/81903 March1903 March
8 items
2/91903 June1903 June
3 items
2/101903 September1903 September
4 items
2/111903 October1903 October
2 items
2/12-131903 November1903 November
21 items
2/141903 December1903 December
8 items
2/151903 miscellaneous1903
14 items
2/161904 January-February1904 January-February
15 items
2/171904 March1904 March
16 items
2/181904 April1904 April
14 items
2/191904 May1904 May
13 items
2/201904 June1904 June
3 items
2/211904 October1904 October
17 items
2/221904 November1904 November
11 items
2/231904 December1904 December
6 items
2/241905 January1905 January
5 items
2/251905 February1905 February
7 items
2/261905 March1905 March
4 items
2/271905 April1905 April
6 items
2/281905 May1905 May
8 items
2/291905 June-July1905 June-July
3 items
2/301905 October1905 October
6 items
2/31To Tracy Strong circa 1905-1908
6 items
2/3219061906
12 items
2/33To "Miss Fitch"1906-1908
37 pages
2/3419071907
2 items
2/3519081908
3 items
2/361910 January-June1910 January-June
20 items
2/371910 September-December1910 September-December
15 items
2/381911 miscellaneous1911
7 items
2/391911 February-July1911 February-July
13 items
2/401911 September-December1911 September-December
14 items
2/411912 miscellaneous1912
8 items
2/421912 February-April1912 February-April
15 items
2/431912 May-September1912 May-September
12 items
2/441912 November-December1912 November-December
8 items
3/11913 January-April1913 January-April
14 items
3/21913 May-December1913 May-December
17 items
3/31914 January-May1914 January-May
14 items
3/41914 June1914 June
10 items
3/51914 July1914 July
7 items and 3 enclosures
3/61914 August-December1914 August-December
22 items
3/71915 February-April1915 February-April
16 items
3/81915 June-December1915 June-December
16 items
3/9a19161916
9 items
3/9b19171917
1 item
3/101918-19201918-1920
4 items
3/111921 January-July1921 January-July
9 items
3/121921 August-December1921 August-December
5 items and 1 enclosure
3/131922 January-March1922 January-March
10 items
3/141922 April-May1922 April-May
10 items
3/151922 June-July1922 June-July
9 items
3/161922 August-December1922 August-December
10 items
3/171923 January-February1923 January-February
14 items
3/181923 March-April1923 March-April
10 items
3/191923 May-June1923 May-June
14 items
3/201923 July-December1923 July-December
7 items and 2 enclosures
3/21"Letters from Russia" August 1923
29 items
Scope and Content: A typescript compilation by Sydney Strong of letters from December 1922 - May 1923
3/22Typescripts of letters, compiled by Sydney Strong December 1922-June 1923
1 volume
3/231924 January-April1924 January-April
10 items
3/241924 May-June1924 May-June
8 items
3/251924 July-September1924 July-September
12 items
3/261924 October-December1924 October-December
8 items
3/271925 January-April1925 January-April
12 items and 2 enclosures
3/281925 May-September1925 May-September
11 items
3/291925 September-December1925 September-December
6 items and 1 enclosure
3/301926 January-February1926 January-February
12 items and 3 enclosures
3/311926 March-April1926 March-April
12 items
4/11926 May-December1926 May-December
16 items and 1 enclosure
4/219271927
14 items
4/31928 September-December1928 September-December
5 items
4/41929 January-June1929 January-June
12 items
4/51929 August-December1929 August-December
14 items
4/61930 January-February1930 January-February
7 items
4/71930 March1930 March
9 items
4/81930 April-June1930 April-June
8 items
4/91930 July-September1930 July-September
5 items
4/101930 November-December1930 November-December
4 items
4/1119311931
3 items
4/1219321932
4 items
4/1319341934
4 items
4/1419351935
3 items
4/15a19361936
7 items
4/15b19371937
5 items
4/1619381938
3 items
4/171939 January-August1939 January-August
11 items
4/181939 September-December1939 September-December
12 items
4/1919401940
1 item
4/2019411941
6 items
4/211942, 19441942, 1944
2 items
4/221949 September1949 September
10 items and fragment
4/231949 October-November1949 October-November
13 items
4/2419501950
1 item
4/2519531953
2 items
4/2619541954
1 item
4/2719571957
1 item
4/28undatedundated
5 items
Legal documents
17 items
Scope and Content: Agreements with publishers and Open Forum Speakers Bureau
Subject files
Child Welfare Exhibits1911-1915
5a/1Writingscirca 1911-1915
3 items
5a/2-4Clippingscirca 1911-1915
5a/5-11Ephemeracirca 1911-1915
45 items
Box
5bPhoto album of exhibitscirca 1911-1915
"Know Your City"1910
Box/Folder
5a/12Ephemera1910
5a/13-15Clippings1910
"Exiles from Baltic States and U.S.S. Manhattan"1940 May-June
6/1Article - "Last Lifeline to Europe" 1940
1 item
6/2Article - "Exiles" by Madame Perkines1940
1 item
6/3-4Outgoing letters and dispatches1940
34 items
6/5Diary1940
1 item
6/6Photographs - U.S.S. Manhattan 1940
6 items
"I.W.W. [Industrial Workers of the World] Trial & Everett Massacre"1916-1917
6/7-8Trial reports1916-1917
9 items
6/9Newsletters1916-1917
14 items
6/10Ephemera1916-1917
6 items
John Reed Colony
6/11-13Outgoing letters1925, 1926
13 items
6/14Photographsundated
3 items
6/15Clippingsundated
6/16Financial records1926
1 item
6/17Ephemeraundated
12 items
Moscow News
6/18News release, articlecirca 1930
Moscow Spy Charges1949-1950
Historical Note : On February 13, 1949, Anna Louise Strong was arrested, jailed and expelled from the Soviet Union for "spying." She subsequently tried to clear her name with the Soviets and American Communist Party
General correspondence
Scope and Content: Mostly incoming
7a/1 Chicago Sun Times circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/2 China Digest circa 1949-1950
3 items
7a/3Civil Rights Congresscirca 1949-1950
1 item
7a/4Community Church of New York (Reverend John Haynes Holmes)circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/5Daener, Geraldine ("Jerry")circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/6Fairchild, Henry Prattcirca 1949-1950
2 items
7a/7Fritchman, Stephen H.circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/8Han, Chen Sencirca 1949-1950
4 items
7a/9Hardyman, Hughcirca 1949-1950
4 items
7a/10Harris, Lem circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/11Hilsum, M. (Hier et Aujourd'hui)circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/12Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace
1 item
7a/13Hunt, Louisecirca 1949-1950
3 items
7a/14International News Servicecirca 1949-1950
1 item
7a/15Johnson, Hewlitt (Dean of Canterbury)circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/16Kennedy, Nancycirca 1949-1950
1 item
7a/17Li, Georgecirca 1949-1950
1 item
7a/18Maurette, F., Director École Internationale de Genèvecirca 1949-1950
4 items
7a/19Pickens, Williamcirca 1949-1950
1 item
7a/20Pierson, Emily M.circa 1949-1950
1 item and 1 enclosure
7a/21Rapp, Samuel J.circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/22aRautenstrauch, Minervacirca 1949-1950
1 item
7a/22bRobins, Raymondcirca 1949-1950
7 items
7a/23Rogge, O. Johncirca 1949-1950
5 items
7a/24Roth, Andrew (excerpt)circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/25Russell, Maudcirca 1949-1950
2 items
7a/26Schindler, Pauline G.circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/27Seltage, Cedriccirca 1949-1950
2 items
7a/28Shen, Chung-Chaocirca 1949-1950
2 items
7a/29Shorter, Fred W.circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/30Tompkins, Helencirca 1949-1950
1 item
7a/31Tompkins, Warwickcirca 1949-1950
3 items
7a/32Wendt, Erichcirca 1949-1950
1 item
7a/33Williams, Albert Rhyscirca 1949-1950
1 item
7a/34Zimmerman, Paulcirca 1949-1950
1 item
Unidentified:
7a/35Rosecirca 1949-1950
1 item
7a/35Sophie and Mishacirca 1949-1950
2 items
7a/35K.C.G.circa 1949-1950
1 item
7a/36-50Outgoing letters1949-1950
7a/51Statements for O. John Roggecirca 1949-1950
2 items
7a/52Notescirca 1949-1950
2 items
7a/53-60Speeches and writingscirca 1949-1950
33 items
7a/61-64Clippingscirca 1949-1950
Box
26Scrapbook    OVERSIZE
Recall from Seattle School Board
Box/Folder
7b/65-68General correspondence1917-1918, undated
49 items
7b/69Financial recordsundated
1 item
7b/70Legal documentsundated
2 items
7b/71Ephemera and photographundated
5 items
7b/72Russian Famine Relief1940
6 items (1 letter, article draft, 4 leaflet articles)
Seattle School Board Election1916
7b/73-97Incoming letters of congratulation1916
24 items
7b/98Petitions1916
5 items
7b/99Clippings1916
4 items
7b/100Ephemera1916
1 item
7b/101Miscellany1916
2 items
Speeches and writings
Scope and Content: Mostly typescripts. One item per folder unless otherwise noted.
8/1Air Battles of Soviet Fliers -- Where?undated
8/2Airplane from the US.S.R.undated
8/3American Friends of the American Revolutionundated
8/4American Workers -- Visitors Pleased with Soviets1937
8/5America's Golden Chance1941
8/6Arctic Flight to Moscowundated
8/7Armenia in War1943
8/8The Army of Constructionundated
8/9Back of Beyond Moscowundated
8/10Baltic Germansundated
8/11Baruch's Atom Bomb Proposal Worries Russians1946
8/12California Doctors Speed New Plan to Head Off State Health Law1939
8/13California Physicians' Serviceundated
8/14California Progressives Fight Onundated
8/15California -- Where Now?undated
8/16The Chaos of Europeundated
8/17Carey Raises Farmhand Wagesundated
2 versions
8/18Carrasco Checks on Shirley Templeundated
8/19Chamberlain's Real Policy Seen As Helping Hitler1939
8/20China's Millions1929
8/21China's Way to Socialismundated
8/22The Commissar's Theoryundated
8/23Cutting Down on Liquor in Russiaundated
8/24Dasha and the Warundated
8/25Defense of Stalingradundated
8/26Democracy Seen Gaining Despite Fascist Victories1939
8/27Dovzhenkoundated
8/28Ducia Bore Her Baby in Moscowundated
8/29Edward Osobka Morawskiundated
8/30Eighty-nine Men from Leningrad1934?
8/31Embargo Decision of World Importance1935
8/32The Embattled Farmers of Russiaundated
8/33Empire Building on a Shoe-Stringundated
8/34Farm Revolution in Russia1930
8/35Farms in Kern Countyundated
8/36Fascism Not "Bound to Win"undated
8/37Four Twigs of Greenundated
8/38Free-lancing Doesn't Work Any More1950
8/39Free Speech by Airplaneundated
8/40French Invitation for Labor Conference Seen as Step Toward World Peace1938
8/41Guatemalan Viewundated
8/42Guatemalans New Dealundated
8/43-45Notes and Reports on Guatemala1954
13 items
8/46His Ration of Laughterundated
2 items
8/47How I Saw Minskundated
8/48How Moscow Cracked the Foe1942
8/49Inside Moscowundated
8/50The Interview Nobody Got1943
8/51Interview with Anna Louise Strong1943
8/52Is Love Greater Than Justice?undated
8/53Is Moscow Out of the World?undated
8/54Jews, the World's Step-Childrenundated
8/55Kim K. Sung, Northern President, Expects United Korea1947
8/56Koloundated
2 items
8/57The Last Free-Lancerundated
8/58Let Them Eat Cake1934
8/59Lines Not Yet Drawn In European War1939
8/60"Look" Visits Modern Farming Family in Russiaundated
8/61A Man of Sorrowsundated
8/62Meeting Russian Scientists in the Roof of the Worldundated
8/63Modern Farming -- Soviet Styleundated
8/64Moscow Air Defenseundated
8/65Moscow -- Baltic -- Balkins1939
8/66Moscow Is A Fortressundated
8/67Moscow is the World's Strongest Fortress-Cityundated
8/68Moscow Marchesundated
8/69Moscow Motherundated
8/70Moscow's Defenseundated
8/71Moscow's Inventions1939
8/72"Moving Out" From the Ranks in Russiaundated
8/73North Korea Kim Experienced in War1950
8/74Northern Searoute During War1945
2 items
9/1Olson's Appointees Make Historyundated
9/2Olson's Program Scores Some Gains Despite Legislature1939
9/3One of Two Hundred Million1942
9/4One Year of Russo-German War1942
9/5On Road to Oren Berg Alma Ataundated
9/6A Personal Impression of Stalin1934
9/7Pictures of Some Women in the Roof of the Worldundated
9/8Pierre Cotundated
9/9Plan for 5,000,000 in Moscow1934
9/10Plans made by Camp Seattle for Camps on Rainier1917
9/11Possible Great Religious Revival in Russia1941
9/12The Princess "Columbia"undated
9/13Prisoners of Warundated
9/14Reactionaries Crack Down on Olsonundated
9/15Reactionary Legislation Kills All Olson Programundated
9/16The Red Army and the Soviet People1943
9/17Retreat From Moscowundated
9/18Russia Afraid That America Will Get Chinese Railroadundated
9/19Russia to Cut Down on Alcohol and Babiesundated
9/20Russian Boat in American Portundated
9/21Russian Farmers in Peace and in Warundated
9/22Russian - Man - In - The - Streetundated
9/23Russian People In War Timeundated
9/24A Russian Textile Townundated
9/25Russian Women in the Warundated
4 items
9/26Russia's "Free" and "Equal" Womenundated
9/27Russia's Share in Our War1942
9/28Salaries for Mothersundated
9/29Shall Chamberlain Fool Us Again?undated
9/30The Significance of John Davidson Rockefellerundated
9/31Sixteen Soviet Nationsundated
9/32Social Work Under the Sovietsundated
9/33Some Memories of These Forty Yearsundated
2 items
9/34Soviet Constitutionundated
9/35Soviet "Dictatorship"undated
9/36Soviet Far East Prepared for "Peoples War"undated
9/37Soviet Far Eastern General Describes War Situation in East1934
9/38Soviet-German Relationsundated
9/39Soviet-Nazi Pact Threatens London City With Peace1939
9/40Soviet People in War1942
2 items
9/41The Soviet Peoples' "Total Defense"undated
9/42Soviet Rulers on Vacationundated
2 items
9/43Soviet Russia Celebrates "The 20th Anniversary"undated
1 item
9/44Soviet Troops Bring New Regime to East Poland1939
2 items
9/45Soviet Break Records in Spring Sowingundated
9/46Soviets Expected Itundated
9/47The Soviets Have a Million Livesundated
9/48Soviets Win Against Drouth; Record Crop Loansundated
9/49Soviet Women in Peace and Warundated
9/50The Spirit of Yamatoundated
9/51Stalin Analyses World Situation for Party Congressundated
9/52Stalin's Recipe for Leadership1934
9/53Strange Visitorsundated
9/54Strategy of "People's War" Winning in Russiaundated
3 items
9/55Those Kalmchuk -- A Story of What Men Die Forundated
9/56The Thought of Mao Tze-Tungundated
3 items
9/57Three Months Impression of Moscow1940
9/58Tolstoy's Messageundated
9/59Tower of Strengthundated
9/60Training a Million Boys A Yearundated
9/61-62Trial of the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World)undated
1 item
10/1-4(On The) Trial of The I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World)undated
10/5Twelve Years of Life In Moscow (title page only)undated
10/6The Two Red War Chiefsundated
10/7Ukraine In Warundated
10/8U.S.S.R. in Battle for the Pacificundated
2 items
10/9From U.S.S.R. in Construction1937
10/10Uzbekistanundated
5 items
10/11Vranich Peasants Survive Double Barreled Oppressionundated
10/12War In The Far East Would Mean World War1934?
2 items
10/13Were You Ever A Dictator?undated
2 items
10/14We Soviet Wivesundated
10/15Western Farmsundated
10/16What Does Moscow Want?undated
10/17What Moscow Wantsundated
10/18What Slovenes Think of Trieste1946
10/19When Will Soviets Join Far Eastern War?undated
10/20Why Finland is the Eastern Front1939
10/21Why Germany is Strongundated
10/22Why Hull Backs Chamberlain1938
10/23Why Russia Will Keep the Baltic Statesundated
10/24Wild Riverundated
2 items
10/25Will Japan Attack Siberia in Springundated
10/26The Winter War1942
10/27Women Run Farms in Region South of Moscow1934
2 items
10/28The Workers Festivalundated
10/29The World Lines Upundated
10/30The World's New Westundated
10/31Worlds - Crazy and Sane (Alma Ata)undated
10/32The Year of The Great "Break-Over" In Russiaundated
2 items
10/33Yugoslavia article (incomplete)1945
10/34Zawadzki - Coal Miner Becomes Governorundated
10/35Fragmentundated
10/36-39Compilation1905-1911
3 volumes
Scope and Content: Includes essays, poetry, plays, story and one letter.
10/40Shall the Rich Be Disfranchised?1922-1923
1 volume
Scope and Content: Includes essays, poetry, collected articles, compiled letters.
10/41Play: An Elopement
11/1-17Untitled articlescirca 1935-1945
71 items
11/18-31Untitled manuscripts of bookundated
29 items
Books and manuscripts
12/1The First Time in History (manuscript)undated
12/2Journey in Postwar Yugoslavia (manuscript)undated
12/3-13Road to the Grey Pamir (manuscript)undated
12a/1Scorched Earth (manuscript)undated
1 volume
12a/2The Second Coming (manuscript)undated
1 volume
13/1-2School Workundated
13/3-5English Class Workcirca 1893-1998
14/1-2English Class Workundated
Poetry
14/3-7Poems1895-1908
5 volumes
Poems (unbound)
Box
14"The Storm"undated
14Miscellanyundated
Box/Folder
15/1-1aEarly Poetryundated
15/2-3"Ragged Verse"1918-1921
Scope and Content: Carbon copy of a typed copy, 1935, sent by her father to Reverend Fred Shorter for publication by his Church of the People.
15/4-5Scrapbooks of clippings of the verses that appeared in Seattle Union Record 1918-1921
Notes
Digital Content/Other Formats: Available on microfilm. See Accession No. 1309-002.
15/6Poland1939-1941
5 items
15/7-9Russia during World War IIundated
21 items
Notebooks
Box
16California Migrant Workers and Unionizationcirca 1938-1939
7 volumes
16Minnesota Farm Workerscirca 1938
1 volume
16General Motors strike1937
3 volumes
16Harlan County, Kentucky (also Minnesota)circa 1937
1 volume
16North Carolinacirca 1934
1 volume
16Japancirca 1938
1 volume
16Chinacirca 1938-1939
10 volumes
16Spanish Civil Warcirca 1936
7 volumes
16Soviet Unioncirca 1936
1 volume
16Coops and Washington State Relief Agencycirca 1934
1 volume
16Account Bookundated
1 volume
16Miscellaneous notesundated
1 volume
Diaries
Digital Content/Other Formats: Available on microfilm. See Accession No. 1309-002.
Box/Folder
17/11896 July-September and 1899 June-September (typed)1896 July-September;1899 June-September
3 volumes
17/21896 July-September (original)1896 July-September
1 item
17/31896 July-September (original)1896 July-September
1 item
17/41899 1899
1 item
Scope and Content: Partly clippings of her "American Girl Abroad."
17/5Loose clippings and memorabilia from 1899 diary1899
17/61902-19051902-1905
1 item
17/71906-19071906-1907
1 item
17/81907-19081907-1908
1 item
Box
18a-bPhotographsundated
Scope and Content: Personal, family, mountaineering, Russia, China. Russian photos are mainly regarding "Road to Grey Pamir."
Clippings
Box/Folder
19/1-3Book reviews and lectures by Anna Louise Strongundated
19/4Scrapbook of "Anise" (pseudonym) writingsundated
19/5From "The Advance"undated
19/6 The Daily Compass (newspaper)1950 August 6-10
Box
20Famine1921
20I Saw the New Polandundated
20Clippings from Moscow News regarding labor movement, etc.undated
21Clippings regarding Russia and Seattle War Casesundated
21Miscellaneous clippingsundated
28Seattle General Strikeundated
Printed Materials
Pamphlets by Anna Louise Strong
22The Soviets at Work (By Nicolai Lenin; forward by Anna Louise Strong)undated
22The Soviet Union and World Peaceundated
2 volumes
22In North Koreaundated
22I Saw the North Koreansundated
2 volumes
22Is the Soviet Union Turning From World Brotherhood to Imperialismundated
3 volumes
22Russia in Transitionundated
22The Kuomintang -- Communist Crisis in Chinaundated
3 volumes
22New Lives for Old in Today's Russiaundated
2 volumes
Pamphlets - Miscellaneous
22Chief Seattle's Unanswered Challengesundated
22History of Activities of Seattle Labor Movement and Conspiracy of Employers to Destroy It and Attempted Suppression of Labor's Daily Newspaper, The Seattle Union Record undated
22The Louise Olivereau Caseundated
22The Seattle General Strikeundated
22Recessionalundated
22The Meaning of the Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pactundated
22The Truth About the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World)undated
22Labors Charter of Freedomundated
22Unidentified (in Russian)undated
2 volumes
22Pamphlet Library of the Soviet Union undated
Scope and Content: Contains 34 pamphlets on varied subjects
Ephemera
Box/Folder
23/1Leaflets, broadsides, etc. about or by Anna Louise Strongundated
23/2Miscellaneous periodicals and reprintsundated
23/3 Haldeman-Julius Monthly July 1925
1 volume
Box
26Books (Annotated)
30 items
Other Materials
26Diplomas and certificate    OVERSIZEundated
4 items
24aMiscellany and memorabiliaundated
7 items
24bWoodcutsundated
1 volume
27Duplicatesundated
Sydney Dix Strong Papers
Box/Folder
25/1-15General correspondence1885-1938
147 items
Speeches and writings
25/16Trip through Germany1923
21 items
25/17Trip through Russia1923
16 items
25/18Miscellaneousundated
8 items
25/19Miscellaneousundated
10 items
25/20"Writings at Geneva"1932 September 15-1931 November
2 volumes
25/21"Writings at Geneva" 1932 September 23-1933 July 3
2 volumes
Ephemera
25/22Pamphlets, leaflets, reprints, listsundated
18 items
25/23Addressesundated

  
Accession No. 1309-002
Anna Louise Strong microfilm, 1896-1957
1.68 cubic feet (7 positive microfilm reels (35mm) and 7 negative microfilm reels (35mm) )
Other Finding Aids
A detailed inventory of the microfilms is available in the repository.
Scope and Content
Microfilm of selected documents from Accession No. 3509-001. Includes: correspondence (1897-1957); notes and diaries (1896-1908).
Also included are subject series regarding: Exiles from Baltic States and U.S.S. Manhattan; Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) Trial and Everett Massacre; John Reed Colony; Moscow Spy Charges; Recall from Seattle School Board; Russian Famine Relief and the Seattle School Board Election (1916).
Acquisition Info
Filmed from originals in UW Libraries, November 29, 1971.

  
Accession No. 1309-016
Anna Louise Strong letters, 1955, 1960
.03 cubic feet (1 folder)
Scope and Content
Nine letters written by Strong and one letter from Lement Harris to Strong concerning her attempts to publish China's Communes and her observations of China. Includes 10 items (21 pages).
Acquisition Info
Gift of Lement Harris on April 1, 1983

  
Accession No. 1309-017
Anna Louise Strong papers, 1961, undated
.03 cubic feet (1 folder)
Scope and Content
Reminiscence (7 pages), 1961; 36 black and white photographic prints and identifying list, 7 photographic negative strips, 6 black and white negatives of newspaper headlines. These are copies of items in the Beijing Library.
Restrictions on Use
Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Special Collections for details.
Acquisition Info
Gift of Lucy Ostrander, April 18, 1984.

  
Accession No. 1309-018
Anna Louise Strong papers, 1904-1970 (Bulk: 1960-1970)
.42 cubic feet (1 box)
Arrangement
Arranged by type of record.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, writings, photographs, publications, clippings; 1904-1970 (bulk 1960-1970)
Correspondence is between Anna Louise and family members while she lived in China. Much of it concerns her property in the United States.
Custodial History
Files were accumulated by the Strong family.
Acquisition Info
Gift of Tracy Strong, Jr., November 14, 1985.
BoxDate
1General Correspondence1960-1970
4 folders
1Christmas cards from China1965-1966, undated
1Obituaries and articles on Strong1970
1Household inventories1961, undated
1Photographs1963, 1970
1Lists of books by Strong and othersundated
1Clippings about Strong1966-1970
1"Letter from China"1962-1968
1Publications1904-1950
1Poemsundated

  
Accession No. 1309-019
Anna Louise Strong letters, 1968-1969
.03 cubic feet (1 folder)
4 pages
Scope and Content
Letters to Students for a Democratic Society, 1968-1969, concerning current student movements and her donations to SDS. The SDS official who responded to Strong is Michael Klonsky, then national secretary of SDS; 1968-1969.
Acquisition Info
Gift of Michael Klonsky, November 18, 2003.

  
Accession No. 1309-020
Anna Louise Strong papers, 1906, 1918
0.42 cubic feet (1 box)
Scope and Content
Book ( Thought and Things: A Study of the Development and Meaning of things; or Genetic Logic Vol. I, Functional Logic, by James Mark Baldwin (MacMillan Co.; 1906), with notes and items belonging to Anna Louise Strong, and a scrapbook primarily relating to Strong's recall from the Seattle School Board, presumably created by her.
Acquisition Info
Donor: Eric Shutt, January 25, 2010.

  
Accession No. 1444-001
Anna Louise Strong papers, 1907-1971 (Bulk: 1927-1964)
ca. 4 cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize package, 1 tube)
Arrangement
Arranged in 4 series:
  • Correspondence
  • Writings and publications
  • Other materials
  • China files
Scope and Content
Correspondence, writings, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, financial records, notes, tape recording. Accession includes many articles about China.
Acquisition Info
Merger of eight accessions, nos. 1288, 1295, 1336, 1444, 1490, 1657, 1309-014 and 1309-015, received between 1969 and 1977. All were donated by the Strong family, represented by Tracy Strong, Jr., nephew of Anna Louise Strong.
Custodial History
Most of this material had been stored with Stephen H. Fritchman at the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles. Among these papers are correspondence and writings which Anna Louise produced and accumulated in China in the 1940s and which are referred to as the "China File." The "China File" (the donors' designation) was first opened for research in August 1985. Other writings about China may be found in the main body of this accession.
Box/FolderDate
Correspondence
Incoming Letters
1/1Allied Labor Newsundated
1/1Christian Center1953
1/1Fritchman, Frances P.1969
1/1Gudbrandson, Nels1958
1/1Herrick, Robert1929
2 items
1/1 Honolulu Star-Bulletin 1946
1/1Koshink, Ruth1956
1/1Phillips, Andrew P.1952
1/1Robins, Raymond1938
1/1Sherry, F. A.1956
1/1Vickland, Clarence M.1956
Includes 1 enclosure
1/1Williams, Evan Robert1952
1/1Woldwas, Marian Warner1907
1/1"Bill"1941
1/1Unidentified1952?
Incoming letters concerning:
1/2Passport Controversy1958
8 items
1/3 Stalin Era 1958
104 items
1/4Incoming letters - mass mailings1958
1/5Outgoing letters1946, 1955, undated
8 items
General correspondence
1/6Hille, Waldemar1961
2 items
1/7-8Tanner, Anne R.1960-1961
83 pages
Writings and publications
Articles by Anna Louise Strong
1/9List of China Articles (partial)1946
1/10"Letters from China"1927 May 18
2 copies
1/11"Letters from China" 1927 May 25
2 copies
1/12"Letters from China"1927 May 26
1/13"Letters from China"1927 May 29
1/14"Letters from China"1927 May 26
1/15"Letters from China"1927 June 5
1/16"Letters from China"1927 June 14
1/17"Letters from China"1927 June 17
1/18"Five Churches in Shanghai"1927 May 22
2 copies
1/19"Miss Soumay Tcheng, Rebel Girl Becomes President of Judges or Chinese Woman Rules Shanghai District Court"1927 May 29
1/20"Die Maechte in Hankau"1927 May
1/21"American Woman Tours Native City of Hankow; Visits Mrs. Sun Yat Sen and Nationalist Arsenal"1927 June 5
1/22"'Not Afraid of Communists' says Sun Fo-Son or Dr. Sun Yat Sen Explains Nationalist Organization and Policies"1927 June 6
1/23"Our Life On the Military Train - Going North with the Nationalists"1927 June 6
1/24"Military Zone, Swarms of Soldiers, Salutes and Broken Bridges"1927 June 7
1/25"Generals of All Kinds Meet and Confer in Chengchow"1927 June 9
1/26"Feng Arrives in Central China After 3000 Mile Trek"1927 June 10
1/27"A Chinese City at the Junction of War"1927 June 10
1/28"Teaching Politics to the Chinese Army"1927 June 11
1/29"Speediest Chinese Conference Ends in Complete Agreement"1927 June 13
1/30"Where Yale-In-China Is, Letter I and II"1927 July 14
1/31"End of Chinese Revolution"1927 July 19
2 copies
1/32-33"Through the Heart of Hunan"1927 July 19-21
2 copies of 5 articles
Scope and Content: Drafts of articles included in "Through the Heart of Hunan"
1/34"Social Revolution Collapses in Hunan"1927 July 19
1/35"Chinese Riots Show Odd Aspects of Politeness"1927 July 20
1/36"Wild Tales Stir Chinese Country-side"1927 July 20
1/37"Bobbed Hair leads to Liberty or Death"1927 July 21
1/38"Red Peasants of Hunan Cornered Rice, Started School, Killed Landlords"1927 July 21
1/39"With Borodin to Chengchow"1927 July 31
4 articles
1/40"China's Militarists Bore from Within"1927 July
1/41"Chinese Mission Girls Leave School Rooms for Revolution"1927 July
1/42"Martyrs for Women's Rights in China"1927 July
1/43"Through the Heart of Hunan, Changsha"1927 July
1/44"In the Train of Borodin, High Advisor, Going Out the Back-Door of China to Russia"1927 August 1
5 articles
1/45"Across the Gobi with Borodin" with rejection letter1927 Summer
1/46"Chinese Revolutionary Women"1927 Summer
1/47"Men of Unrest in China (some Chinese Revolutionary Worker) "1927 Summer
1/48"The Militarists 'Restore Order' in Hunan"1927 Summer
1/49"The Peasants Awaken in China"1927 Summer
1/50"Pastor Wulf Survives where the Chinese Revolution was Reddest"1927 Summer
Draft and final copy
1/51"The Polite Revolution of Siangsiang"1927 Summer
2 copies
2/1"The Red Peasants of Hunan"1927 Summer
draft and final copy
2/2"The Revolutionary Peasants of China"1927 Summer
2/3"Revolutionary Workers of China"1927 Summer
2/4"Three Revolutionary Workers of China"1927 Summer
2/5"Through Northwest China with Borodin"1927 Summer
2/6"What They Say in China About America," and "Will America pull Japan's Chestnuts Out?"1927?
2/7Three articles about Tsintsaichin 1946 June, August
2/8"Will China Civil War Release Japan?"1941 December 20
2/9"Battle of Hundred Regiments"1941 December 20
2/10"Battle of Hundred Regiments" (Different version from preceding)1941 December 25
2/11"Danger Signs in Chinas War"1941
2/12"Russians Don't Help Chinese Communists - Blockade Them"1946 July 5
2/13"Chiang Loses Manchuria to Manchurian Farmers"1946 July 5
2/14"'America' Becomes a Name to Frighten Children"1946 July 5
2/15"China's Workers Fight Hydra Headed Enemy"1946 July 21
2/16"Shanghai Strikes Outlawed but Still Go On"1946 July 21
2/17"Shanghai Workers Demand Peace: 'US Army Go Home'"1946 July 21
2/18"China Set-up"1946 July 25
2/17"China Set-up" (Different Version of preceding article)1946 July 25
2/20"Orgy of Speculation"1946 July 25
draft & final copy
2/21"United States Armed Forces in China"1946 July 30
2 copies
2/22"Chiang's Maneuvers Make Marshall Lose Face"1946 August 6
draft & final copy
2/23"Civil War Spreads in China"1946 August 10
2/24"American Marines Involved in Incidents in China"1946 August 10
2/25"Chinese Communist Capital Rural and Primitive"1946 August 11
2/26"Chu Teh says Chiang Cannot Win Chinese War"1946 August 11
draft and final copy
2/27"Chinese Workers Cable Murray, Beg Stop Civil War in China"1946 August 11
2/28"Death is Mao's Reward for Improving a Province"1946 August 21
2/29"Communists Prepare for Extended Civil War"1946 August 21
2/30"Russ-American War Talk Only Smokescreen... Says Mao Tse-tung"1946 August 21
2/31"Catholic Church Used as Torture Place in Chinese Turkestan"1946 August 21
2/32"Chung King Labor Unions Suppressed by Police"1946 August 22
2/33"Chinese Students Barred from World Congress"1946 August 26
2/34"War Notes"1946 September 1
2/35"Battles in Eight Provinces"1946 September 1
2/36"Floods are Weapons in China's Civil War"1946 September 7
draft and final copy
2/37"China Battles Bigger Uncle 'Peace Agreements'"1946 September 12
2/38"Soap Factory Shows Amazing Gains by Labor in North China"1946 September 18
2/39"North China Trade Unions Appeal to CIO to Visit Them"1946 September 18
2/40"Organized Workers of Chinchachi"1946 September 20
2/41"Kalgan Strips For Battle"1946 September 18
2/42"Chinese Peasants 'Settle Old Accounts' with Landlords"1946 September 18
draft and final copy
2/43"Truce Center and Changchun War Frontier"1946 October 4
draft & final copy
2/44"Japanese Are Cleaned Out of Manchuria"1946 October 4
draft and final copy
2/45"Railway Workers Operate Three Thousand Miles of Line in Liberated Area of Manchuria"1946 October 10
2/46"'Communist' Harbin Goes in For Old-Fashioned Profit Sharing in Department Store"1946 October 10
2/47"Communists Run 3000 Miles of Railway in Manchuria"1946 October 10
draft and final copy
2/48"Russians Blockade Chinese Communists More Stubbornly Than Chiang Does"1946 October 11
2 copies
2/49"'Red Beard' Bandits and 'Living Buddha' Add Picturesqueness to Manchurian War"1946 October 11
draft and final copy
2/50"Manchuria Choked With Food But Freezes Naked"1946 October 12
draft and. final copy
2/51"Manchuria Big Market For American Goods if American Navy Permits"1946 October 14
2/52"Slum Clearance Proceeds in Harbin"1946 October 19
2/53"United States Navy Casually Acquires Finest Naval Base on China Sea"1946 October 25
2/54"Cross Country Through Communist China" as told to A.L.S. by Sidney Rittenberg1946 October
2/55"Central China 'Labor Heroes' Appeal to CIO"1946 November 3
2/56"Chinese Communists Rule Big Area from Rural Hide-out"1946 November 4
2/57"Captured Chinese Now Fight on Communist Side"1946 November 4
2 copies
2/58"Yenan Moves Deeper into the Hills"1946 November 12
2/59"Evacuation"1946 November 18
2/60"General Fan Interview"1946 November 20
2/61"Chou En-lai"1946 November 21
2/62"Broken Cliffs"1946 November 25
2/63"Labor Heroes"undated
2/64"Invasion of Yenan Will Open New Stage of China's Civil War"1946 November 27
2/65"Chu Teh"1946 December 3
2/66"Yenan Land Reform"1946 December 5
2/67Regarding United Nations Assembly and Foreign Ministers' Conference1946 December 23
2/68"Chinese Communists Attack 'China's Four Great Families'"1946 December 23
2 copies
2/69"Chinese Farmhands Get 'Honor of Marriage'"1947 January 7
2/70"Chiang Meets Spectacular Defeat in Shantung"1947 January 14
2/71"Land Reform Strengthens China's Democratic Areas"1947 January 14
2/72"Chinese Dispersal Tactics Might Beat Atom Bomb"1947 January 15
2/73"Chiang Takes Communist Cities While Communists Take Chiang's Troops"1947 January 15
2/74"Chinese Communists Captured 100 of Chiang's Generals"1947 January 21
2/75"'Peace Offensive' Really Aimed at America" and "Many Chinese Communist Areas Flourish Despite War"1947 January 25
2/76"Chiang Turns Yellow River Against Shantung Farmers"1947 January 25
2/77"Sixty Million People Get Land in Communist Areas in China"1947 January 28
2/78"Chiang Wrecks Chinese Industry For American War Supplies"1947 January 28
2/79"Chinese Communists Repudiate Chiang's Treaties" 1947 February 5
2/80Interview with Mao Tse-tung 1947 February 12
2/81"China's Civil War - Its Strategies and Victories" 1947 February
2 copies
2/82"Chiang Turns Yellow River Against Shantung Farmers" (Different version from previously listed article)1947
2/83"The Fall of Yenan"1947
2/84"Six Months Civil War in Shansi"1947
2/85"Five Churches in Shanghai"undated
2/86"With Borodin to Chengchow On the Trip Through The Backyard of China to Russia"undated
2/87"Yellow River as Weapon"undated
2/88"Yen 'Model Governor, ' Thanks Japanese for Unifying China"undated
2/89Fragmentundated
Other writings by Anna Louis Strong
3/1-3"The Judgement Seat" - Scenario by A. L. Strong and Edgar Snow circa 1941
Scope and Content: Various versions and drafts.
3/4Speech: "I Saw the North Koreans"1950 July
2 copies
Songs
3/5Lyricsundated
14 items
3/6Words and musicundated
2 items
3/7Publishedundated
3 items
Writings of others
3/8"Communists of the Central Plains" (Rittenberg?) 1946 July-November
3/9Unidentified regarding Shansiundated
Notes
3/10Regarding Study Program (unidentified author)circa 1951-1953
51 pages
3/11Unidentifiedundated
9 pages
Author's proofs
3/12 Unity circa 1927
3/13"Letters from China"1927
Publications
3/14 Unity 1927 October-November
3/15 Asia 1929
3/16 Moscow News 1931
3/17-18 Today : a personal news-letter / Anna Louise Strong. 1950 October-1956 August
3/19 Today : a personal news-letter / Anna Louise Strong. - xerox copies1952 January - 1953 December
3/204/1 Today : a personal news-letter / Anna Louise Strong. - bound volumes (vols. II, III) 1952 January - 1956 August
2 items
4/2 Vie Nuove 1957
4/3Miscellaneous1954, 1957
Other materials
Legal documents
4/4Identification documents for Anna Louise Strong1926, 1940-1947
6 items
4/5Copyright registration - The Stalin Era 1956
4/6Court decision1958
4/7Personal documents of Marta Hedin Miller (Allen)1934, 1956, undated
4 items
Ephemera
4/8Announcements for A. L. Strong Speeches
4 items
4/9Memorial Service for A. L. Strong19 July 1970
2 items
4/10Newsletters1927, 1971
2 items
4/11Miscellaneous1945, 1955-1958
10 items
Clippings
By Anna Louise Strong
4/12"Letters from China" in Friends' Intelligencer 1927 July-November
4/13"Letters from China" in Unity 1927 June- 1928 January
4/14"Letters from China" in various newspapers1927 July-November
4/15"Letters from China" condensed in Chicago Weekly Letter 1927 June-September
4/16-17"Letters to the Folks" 1927 August-November, undated
4/18-19Miscellaneous articles1927-1928, 1938, 1946, undated
4/20About Anna LouiseStrong1927-1929, 1937-1938, undated
4/21Other1927, 1946-1953, undated
Subject files1929
5/1-3 China's Millions 1929
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and clippings of reviews
70th Birthday Celebration
5/4-7Incoming letters - congratulatory1955
5/8Tape recording (open reel)1955
5/9Orchard Indian Chapel. Oneida, New York1950
Property and Finances of Anna Louise Strong
General correspondence
5/10Kahan, Robert, Certified Public Accountant1960-1964
5/11Manhattan Escrow Company1962-1963
5/11Security First National Bank1961-1962
5/12Nelson, Grace1958-1963
5/13Boldsen, Thyra1963
5/14-15Miscellany1956-1964
5/16-21Financial records1948-1965
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, various title insurance and real estate papers, and bank statements
6/1-7Account Books1938-1957, undated
13 items
6/8-10Scrapbooksundated
3 items
6/11Address bookundated
Posters
Tube
12Chinese, hand letteredundated
Box
10Guatemala - Black and White lino-prints    OVERSIZEundated
8 items
10Mock-up of Inside North Korea by Anna Louise Strong    OVERSIZE
11Woodcut Prints - Looseleaf volume presented to A. L. Strong by Mao Tze-tung in 1947undated
7Memorabilia - medals and buttonsundated
China Files
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
8/1Chou En-lai1947
Include 4 page enclosure
8/1Feng Wen-pin1947
8/1Hwang Hwa1947
8/1Lu Ting-yi1947
8/1Ma Hai-teh1947
8/1Tan-Tien and Su Fan1947
8/1Liao Chen-chih1941
8/2Lee, Clark (with enclosure)1940
8/3Miscellaneous1941
13 pages
Outgoing Letters
8/4Miscellaneous1941
9 pages
8/5From Hantan1946
8/6From Yenan1946
4 pages
8/7To: Congress of Industrail Organizations (CIO) regarding Trade Unions1946
3 pages
Writings
8/8"Barnett Report" 1940 July
7 pages
8/9"Battle of Hundred Regiments"1940
4 pages
8/10"Belden Interview (on arrival in Chungking) "1939-1940
11 pages
8/11"The Danger of Civil War is Impending...," (first line) by Chou En-lai (?)1940 December 24
2 copies
8/12"Dynamic Democracy in China"1939-1940
13 pages
8/13"Eighth Route Regions in North China"1940
17 pages
8/14"Jap Occupation No Bar to China Communications - But the Enemy Uses the Communications Too"1940
5 pages
8/15"Internal Friction in China"1940
5 pages
8/16"Chinese Communists Refuse Disband Armies: Announce Own Military Committee and Fight Back"1940
4 pages
8/17"Our Chinese Battlefront"1940
5 pages
8/18"Report on Conditions in the North Shansi-Chahar Border"1940
12 pages
8/19"Which Way for China?"1940
8 pages
8/20"Will China be Betrayed?"1940
17 pages
8/21Regarding air raid in Chunking and Professor Li1940
2 copies
8/22Untitled fragment regarding Professor Li1941
12 pages
8/23"Behind the Civil Strife in China"1940
2 copies
8/24"Chinese Communists Charge Chungking Plot to Join Axis"1941?
4 pages
8/25Radio Interview
9 pages
8/26"Will Civil War Immobilize China"1941
4 pages
8/27Untitled - Harbin1946
3 pages
8/28Interview with Mao Tze-tung - Yenan 1946
15 pages (2 versions)
8/29"Chinese Communists and Catholic Missions"1947
11 pages
8/30Cables to Friday Magazineundated
5 items
Writings - author unidentified
8/31"The Ballads of Gifted Li"undated
7 pages
Writings by others
8/32"Little Second Blackie Gets Married" by Chao Shu-liundated
32 pages
8/33"The Post-War International Situation" and untitled by Lu Ting-yi1947, undated
10 pages
8/34"Present Political Policies to be Applied to the Border Government of Shansi, Chahar, and Hopei Province," North China Branch - Central Executive Committee of Chinese Communist Party1940
3 pages
8/35Telegram from the Commanders and Vice Commanders of the 8th Route and new 4th Armies to Chief of Staff Ho Ying-chin and Vice Chief of Staff Pai Chung-hsi1940 November 9
11 pages
8/36Lists of documents1940-1941
9 items
Scope and Content: Regarding Kuomintang - Chinese Communists Crisis and North Kiangsu Incidents.
Notes
8/37Miscellaneous1939-1940
24 pages
8/38-39North China1940
36 pages
Scope and Content: Including interviews with Chou and Peng
8/40North China - 100 Regiments War1940
11 pages
8/41Stages of Relations between Kuo and CP - Statement by L.[sic]1940
4 copies (34 pages)
8/42Notebook - Shanghai1940-1941
8/43Notebook - Sinkiang1940-1941
8/44-45Miscellaneous1941
12 pages
8/46Hantan1946?
42 pages
8/47-48Harbin1946?
63 pages
8/49Notebook - Harbin1946
1 item
9/1Kalgan1946
84 pages
9/2Yenan1946
14 pages
9/3Notebooks - Yenan1946
3 items
9/4Talk with Liu Shao-chi regarding Mao Tze-tung's work - Yenan1946
16 pages
9/5-6Photographsundated
61 negatives, 19 prints
9/7Statistical tables - Transportation and Communication before and during the warundated
9/8-9Ephemera1941, undated
4 items

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975--Correspondence.
Liu, Shaoqi, 1898-1969--Correspondence.
Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976--Correspondence.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962--Correspondence, creator.
Shubin, Joel--Correspondence.
Strong, Anna Louise, 1885-1970--Archives.
Strong, Sydney, 1860-1938--Correspondence.
Strong, Tracy, 1887-1968--Correspondence.
Zhou, Enlai, 1898-1976--Correspondence.
Organizations:
Industrial Workers of the World.
Seattle Public Schools. Board of Directors.
Geographic Names:
China-- Politics and government--1912-1949.
China--History--Republic, 1912-1949.
Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government.
Soviet Union--Politics and government--1917-1936.
Spain--History--Civil War, 1936-1939.
Subjects:
Communism--China--History.
Communism--Russia--History.
Everett Massacre, Everett, Wash., 1916.
General Strike, Seattle, Wash., 1919.
Labor journalism--United States.
Labor unions--Organizing--Middle West.
Labor unions--Organizing--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Women journalists--United States--Archives.
Women social reformers--United States--Archives.
Genre Headings:
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Diaries.
Newsletters.
Notebooks.
Pamphlets.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Occupations:
Journalists.
Political activists.
Titles:
Seattle union record.
Today : a personal news-letter / Anna Louise Strong.
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