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Anna Louise Strong papers, 1885-1971

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Strong, Anna Louise, 1885-1970
Title
Anna Louise Strong papers
Dates
1885-1971 (inclusive)
1969-1970 (bulk)
Quantity
approximately 24 cubic feet (45 boxes, 2 packages, 2 tubes, 3 vertical files)
14 microfilm reels
Collection Number
1309, 1444
Summary
Papers of a female political activist, journalist, and author who observed the Communist revolution in China
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

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

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

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 Wheatpublished
1932
Meets Stalin
1934
I Change Worldspublished
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 Armspublished
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 Landpublished
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 Itpublished, 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 Polandpublished
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 Chinapublished
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 Chinapublished
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 Erapublished
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 Interviewspublished, 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 Vietnampublished
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

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, writings, diaries, biography, pamphlets, photographs, clippings, memorabilia, and scrapbooks. 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.

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Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1309-001: Anna Louise Strong papers, 1885-1957Return to Top

approximately 17.5 cubic feet (32 boxes, 1 oversize package, and 1 tube)
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, photographs, memorabilia.

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.

Pamphlets received with this accession were removed and cataloged separately. All pamphlets were previously housed in box 22.

Container(s)DescriptionDates
Box/Folder
1/11309-001
Series 1: Biographical information
6 items
undated
Series 2: Correspondence
Digital Content/Other Formats: Available on microfilm. See Accession No. 1309-002.
General correspondence
Box/Folder
1/2a1309-001
Barton, William E.
8 items
1909-1910
1/2b1309-001
Harpers Bazaar
2 items
1942
1/31309-001
Regarding "Know Your City" campaign
4 items
1910
1/4-71309-001
With and regarding Joel Shubin
39 items
1938-1944
1/81309-001
Miscellany
6 items
1916, 1940-1941
Incoming letters
Box/Folder
1/91309-001
Aberdeen, Tolbert & Countess
2 items
1914
1/101309-001
AFG Literary Agency
1 item
1943
1/111309-001
Alleen, Lem (greeting card)
1 item
1957
1/121309-001
American Russian Institute
1 item
1941
1/131309-001
American Union against Militarism
1 item
1917
1/141309-001
Asia
2 items
1939, 1941
1/151309-001
Ayer, Leonard, and unidentified "A"
2 items
1908, 1914
1/161309-001
Bernays, Hella Freud (greeting card)
1 item
1957
1/171309-001
Boettiger, Anna Roosevelt
2 items
1939
1/181309-001
Bogart, Misha
1 item
1952
1/191309-001
Bosworth, E.T.
1 item
1908
1/19b1309-001
Brandt, E.C.
1 item
1923?
1/201309-001
Broaddus, (Mrs.) C.A.
1 item
1925
1/211309-001
By Archer Road (magazine)
1 item
1907
1/221309-001
Carlson, Evans
2 items
1943, 1946
1/231309-001
The Chicago Sun
2 items
1941
1/241309-001
The Civic Club, New York
1 item
1929
1/251309-001
Congreso, Continental American Por La Pax
1 item
1949
1/261309-001
Daily News, Los Angeles
1 item
1941
1/271309-001
Dennett, Mary Ware
1 item
1917
1/281309-001
The Detroit Free Press
1 item
1941
1/291309-001
The Detroit News
1 item
1941
1/301309-001
Duvaulle, Pierre
2 items
1957
1/311309-001
The Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia
1 item
1941
1/321309-001
The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
1 item
1941
1/331309-001
The Evening Sun, Baltimore
1 item
1941
1/34a1309-001
Gale, Zona
1 item
1916
1/34b1309-001
Gillett-Gatty, Katherine
1 item
1944
1/351309-001
Gos Ludowy, Detroit (newspaper)
1 item
1942
1/361309-001
Goldman, Emma
1 item
1922?
1/371309-001
Hicks, Granville
1 item
1939
1/381309-001
Hoidalo, J.
1 item and 1 enclosure
1925
1/391309-001
Hoover Institute and Library
1 item and 1 enclosure
1953
1/401309-001
Howe, Bertha W.
1 item
1941
1/411309-001
Hume, Hugh
1 item
1909
1/421309-001
Huniz, Par S.
1 item
1956
1/431309-001
International Workers' Defense League
1 item
1919
1/441309-001
Jackson, Frank
1 item
1909
1/451309-001
Jenson, (?) C.
1 item
undated
1/461309-001
The Journal, Portland
1 item
1942
1/471309-001
Libraria Victor, Rio de Janeiro
2 items
1942, 1943
1/48a1309-001
McFeely, Otto
1 item
1918
1/48b1309-001
MacGilvray, Daniel greeting card
1 item
undated
1/491309-001
Mahoney, Elmer M.
1 item
1952
1/501309-001
The Masses
1 item and 1 enclosure
Scope and Content: Includes typescript, "The Case for a Feminist"
1917
1/511309-001
Merz, Amy
1 item
undated
1/521309-001
Minneapolis Star Journal and Tribune
1 item
1941
1/531309-001
Minor, Lydia Gibson
1 item
undated
1/541309-001
Merson, Frank G.
3 items
1957
1/551309-001
Nasmyth, George
1 item
1919
1/561309-001
Nearing, Scott
2 items
1919, 1956
1/571309-001
New York Evening Post
2 items
1917
1/581309-001
Newell, Ritter T. greeting card
1 item
1/591309-001
Niederhauser, Ruth
2 items
1939
1/601309-001
Northwestern University
1 item
1942
1/611309-001
Oberlin College
1 item
1925
1/621309-001
The Open Door, Seattle
1 item
1909
1/631309-001
P.M (newspaper)
1 item
1941
1/641309-001
Parkhurst, Minnie
1 item
1919
1/651309-001
Pass, Sylvia
1 item
1936
1/661309-001
Pierson, Emily M.
2 items
1941, 1942
1/671309-001
The Pilgrim Press, Boston
1 item
1908
1/681309-001
Powell, William
1 item
undated
1/691309-001
Rauschenbusch, Walter
1 item
1916
1/701309-001
Reuters, Limited
3 plus ms.
1951
1/711309-001
Robins, Margaret Driver
1 item
1928
1/721309-001
Robins, Raymond
2 items
1939, 1949
1/731309-001
Rogge, O. John
1 item
1949
1/74-771309-001
Roosevelt, Eleanor
32 items
1937, 1941
1/781309-001
Rumely, Edward A.
1 item
1926
1/791309-001
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
2 items
1941, 1942
1/801309-001
Schindler, Pauline
1 item
undated
1/811309-001
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1 item
1942
1/821309-001
Shallenberger, G.G.
1 item
1941
1/831309-001
Simon, Ruth B.
1 item
1956
1/841309-001
Sinclair, Upton (Mr. and Mrs.)
2 items
1937, 1943
1/85a1309-001
Smith, Norman
1 item
1957
1/85b1309-001
Snyder, Hattie B.
1 item
1906
1/861309-001
Snow (Mrs.) Edgar
1 item
undated
1/871309-001
Spitzer, Adelbert L.
1 item
1898
1/881309-001
Steele, Frederick M.
1 item
1908
1/891309-001
Steffens, Lincoln
5 items
1934-1936
1/901309-001
Stone, Melvin O.
1 item
1919
1/911309-001
Story, Harold Hadley
1 item
1919
1/921309-001
Strong, Robbins
1 item
1937
1/931309-001
Strong, Sydney Dix
9 items
1904, 1916-1935
1/941309-001
Strong, Tracy (brother)
1 item
1930
1/951309-001
The Sun-Times, Chicago
1 item and 2 manuscripts
1950
1/961309-001
The Survey, New York
2 items
1917
1/971309-001
Tompkins, Warwick M.
2 items
1949
1/981309-001
Tracy, F.E. (grandfather)
1 item
1885
1/991309-001
United Committee of South Slavic Americans
1 item
1946
1/100a1309-001
United States Children's Bureau
2 items
1914
1/100b1309-001
United States Council of National Defense
1 item
1917
1/1011309-001
United States Department of Labor
1 item
1918
1/1021309-001
United States Treasury Department
2 items
1942
1/1031309-001
Washington, Governor (Lister)
1 item
1917
1/1041309-001
Watertown Daily Times
1 item
1942
1/1051309-001
Whitaker, Robert
1 item
1920
1/1061309-001
Zachert, Adeline
1 item
1949
1/1071309-001
Zavitski, Peter
1 item
Scope and Content: From China
1922
1/1081309-001
Unidentified
6 items and 1 enclosure
Scope and Content: "Milly" (Bennett ?), "Constancia"
1913-1957
Outgoing Letters
Box/Folder
1/1091309-001
1897 January
1 item
1897 January
1/1101309-001
1901 July, August
9 items
1901 July, August
1/1111309-001
1901 September
4 items
1901 September
1/1121309-001
1901 October
3 items
1901 October
1/1131309-001
1901 November-December
11 items
1901 November-December
2/11309-001
1902 January
10 items
1902 January
2/21309-001
1902 February
8 items
1902 February
2/31309-001
1902 March
8 items
1902 March
2/41309-001
1902 April
8 items
1902 April
2/51309-001
1902 May
2 items
1902 May
2/61309-001
1903 January
11 items
1903 January
2/71309-001
1903 February
14 items
1903 February
2/81309-001
1903 March
8 items
1903 March
2/91309-001
1903 June
3 items
1903 June
2/101309-001
1903 September
4 items
1903 September
2/111309-001
1903 October
2 items
1903 October
2/12-131309-001
1903 November
21 items
1903 November
2/141309-001
1903 December
8 items
1903 December
2/151309-001
1903 miscellaneous
14 items
1903
2/161309-001
1904 January-February
15 items
1904 January-February
2/171309-001
1904 March
16 items
1904 March
2/181309-001
1904 April
14 items
1904 April
2/191309-001
1904 May
13 items
1904 May
2/201309-001
1904 June
3 items
1904 June
2/211309-001
1904 October
17 items
1904 October
2/221309-001
1904 November
11 items
1904 November
2/231309-001
1904 December
6 items
1904 December
2/241309-001
1905 January
5 items
1905 January
2/251309-001
1905 February
7 items
1905 February
2/261309-001
1905 March
4 items
1905 March
2/271309-001
1905 April
6 items
1905 April
2/281309-001
1905 May
8 items
1905 May
2/291309-001
1905 June-July
3 items
1905 June-July
2/301309-001
1905 October
6 items
1905 October
2/311309-001
To Tracy Strong
6 items
circa 1905-1908
2/321309-001
1906
12 items
1906
2/331309-001
To "Miss Fitch"
37 pages
1906-1908
2/341309-001
1907
2 items
1907
2/351309-001
1908
3 items
1908
2/361309-001
1910 January-June
20 items
1910 January-June
2/371309-001
1910 September-December
15 items
1910 September-December
2/381309-001
1911 miscellaneous
7 items
1911
2/391309-001
1911 February-July
13 items
1911 February-July
2/401309-001
1911 September-December
14 items
1911 September-December
2/411309-001
1912 miscellaneous
8 items
1912
2/421309-001
1912 February-April
15 items
1912 February-April
2/431309-001
1912 May-September
12 items
1912 May-September
2/441309-001
1912 November-December
8 items
1912 November-December
3/11309-001
1913 January-April
14 items
1913 January-April
3/21309-001
1913 May-December
17 items
1913 May-December
3/31309-001
1914 January-May
14 items
1914 January-May
3/41309-001
1914 June
10 items
1914 June
3/51309-001
1914 July
7 items and 3 enclosures
1914 July
3/61309-001
1914 August-December
22 items
1914 August-December
3/71309-001
1915 February-April
16 items
1915 February-April
3/81309-001
1915 June-December
16 items
1915 June-December
3/9a1309-001
1916
9 items
1916
3/9b1309-001
1917
1 item
1917
3/101309-001
1918-1920
4 items
1918-1920
3/111309-001
1921 January-July
9 items
1921 January-July
3/121309-001
1921 August-December
5 items and 1 enclosure
1921 August-December
3/131309-001
1922 January-March
10 items
1922 January-March
3/141309-001
1922 April-May
10 items
1922 April-May
3/151309-001
1922 June-July
9 items
1922 June-July
3/161309-001
1922 August-December
10 items
1922 August-December
3/171309-001
1923 January-February
14 items
1923 January-February
3/181309-001
1923 March-April
10 items
1923 March-April
3/191309-001
1923 May-June
14 items
1923 May-June
3/201309-001
1923 July-December
7 items and 2 enclosures
1923 July-December
3/211309-001
"Letters from Russia"
29 items
Scope and Content: A typescript compilation by Sydney Strong of letters from December 1922 - May 1923
August 1923
3/221309-001
Typescripts of letters, compiled by Sydney Strong
1 volume
December 1922-June 1923
3/231309-001
1924 January-April
10 items
1924 January-April
3/241309-001
1924 May-June
8 items
1924 May-June
3/251309-001
1924 July-September
12 items
1924 July-September
3/261309-001
1924 October-December
8 items
1924 October-December
3/271309-001
1925 January-April
12 items and 2 enclosures
1925 January-April
3/281309-001
1925 May-September
11 items
1925 May-September
3/291309-001
1925 September-December
6 items and 1 enclosure
1925 September-December
3/301309-001
1926 January-February
12 items and 3 enclosures
1926 January-February
3/311309-001
1926 March-April
12 items
1926 March-April
4/11309-001
1926 May-December
16 items and 1 enclosure
1926 May-December
4/21309-001
1927
14 items
1927
4/31309-001
1928 September-December
5 items
1928 September-December
4/41309-001
1929 January-June
12 items
1929 January-June
4/51309-001
1929 August-December
14 items
1929 August-December
4/61309-001
1930 January-February
7 items
1930 January-February
4/71309-001
1930 March
9 items
1930 March
4/81309-001
1930 April-June
8 items
1930 April-June
4/91309-001
1930 July-September
5 items
1930 July-September
4/101309-001
1930 November-December
4 items
1930 November-December
4/111309-001
1931
3 items
1931
4/121309-001
1932
4 items
1932
4/131309-001
1934
4 items
1934
4/141309-001
1935
3 items
1935
4/15a1309-001
1936
7 items
1936
4/15b1309-001
1937
5 items
1937
4/161309-001
1938
3 items
1938
4/171309-001
1939 January-August
11 items
1939 January-August
4/181309-001
1939 September-December
12 items
1939 September-December
4/191309-001
1940
1 item
1940
4/201309-001
1941
6 items
1941
4/211309-001
1942, 1944
2 items
1942, 1944
4/221309-001
1949 September
10 items and fragment
1949 September
4/231309-001
1949 October-November
13 items
1949 October-November
4/241309-001
1950
1 item
1950
4/251309-001
1953
2 items
1953
4/261309-001
1954
1 item
1954
4/271309-001
1957
1 item
1957
4/281309-001
undated
5 items
undated
Series 3: Legal documents
17 items
Scope and Content: Agreements with publishers and Open Forum Speakers Bureau
Series 4: Subject files
Child Welfare Exhibits
1911-1915
Box/Folder
5a/11309-001
Writings
3 items
circa 1911-1915
5a/2-41309-001
Clippings
circa 1911-1915
5a/5-111309-001
Ephemera
45 items
circa 1911-1915
Box
5b1309-001
Photo album of exhibits
circa 1911-1915
"Know Your City"
1910
Box/Folder
5a/121309-001
Ephemera
1910
5a/13-151309-001
Clippings
1910
"Exiles from Baltic States and U.S.S. Manhattan"
1940 May-June
Box/Folder
6/11309-001
Article - "Last Lifeline to Europe"
1 item
1940
6/21309-001
Article - "Exiles"by Madame Perkines
1 item
1940
6/3-41309-001
Outgoing letters and dispatches
34 items
1940
6/51309-001
Diary
1 item
1940
6/61309-001
Photographs - U.S.S. Manhattan
6 items
1940
"I.W.W. [Industrial Workers of the World] Trial & Everett Massacre"
1916-1917
Box/Folder
6/7-81309-001
Trial reports
9 items
1916-1917
6/91309-001
Newsletters
14 items
1916-1917
6/101309-001
Ephemera
6 items
1916-1917
John Reed Colony
Box/Folder
6/11-131309-001
Outgoing letters
13 items
1925, 1926
6/141309-001
Photographs
3 items
undated
6/151309-001
Clippings
undated
6/161309-001
Financial records
1 item
1926
6/171309-001
Ephemera
12 items
undated
Moscow News
Box/Folder
6/181309-001
News release, article
circa 1930
Moscow Spy Charges
Biographical/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
1949-1950
General correspondence
Scope and Content: Mostly incoming
Box/Folder
7a/11309-001
Chicago Sun Times
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/21309-001
China Digest
3 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/31309-001
Civil Rights Congress
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/41309-001
Community Church of New York (Reverend John Haynes Holmes)
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/51309-001
Daener, Geraldine ("Jerry")
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/61309-001
Fairchild, Henry Pratt
2 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/71309-001
Fritchman, Stephen H.
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/81309-001
Han, Chen Sen
4 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/91309-001
Hardyman, Hugh
4 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/101309-001
Harris, Lem
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/111309-001
Hilsum, M. (Hier et Aujourd'hui)
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/121309-001
Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace
1 item
7a/131309-001
Hunt, Louise
3 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/141309-001
International News Service
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/151309-001
Johnson, Hewlitt (Dean of Canterbury)
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/161309-001
Kennedy, Nancy
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/171309-001
Li, George
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/181309-001
Maurette, F., Director École Internationale de Genève
4 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/191309-001
Pickens, William
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/201309-001
Pierson, Emily M.
1 item and 1 enclosure
circa 1949-1950
7a/211309-001
Rapp, Samuel J.
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/22a1309-001
Rautenstrauch, Minerva
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/22b1309-001
Robins, Raymond
7 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/231309-001
Rogge, O. John
5 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/241309-001
Roth, Andrew (excerpt)
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/251309-001
Russell, Maud
2 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/261309-001
Schindler, Pauline G.
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/271309-001
Seltage, Cedric
2 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/281309-001
Shen, Chung-Chao
2 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/291309-001
Shorter, Fred W.
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/301309-001
Tompkins, Helen
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/311309-001
Tompkins, Warwick
3 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/321309-001
Wendt, Erich
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/331309-001
Williams, Albert Rhys
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/341309-001
Zimmerman, Paul
1 item
circa 1949-1950
Unidentified:
Box/Folder
7a/351309-001
Rose
1 item
circa 1949-1950
7a/351309-001
Sophie and Misha
2 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/351309-001
K.C.G.
1 item
circa 1949-1950
Box/Folder
7a/36-501309-001
Outgoing letters
1949-1950
7a/511309-001
Statements for O. John Rogge
2 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/521309-001
Notes
2 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/53-601309-001
Speeches and writings
33 items
circa 1949-1950
7a/61-641309-001
Clippings
circa 1949-1950
box:oversize
261309-001
Scrapbook
Recall from Seattle School Board
Box/Folder
7b/65-681309-001
General correspondence
49 items
1917-1918, undated
7b/691309-001
Financial records
1 item
undated
7b/701309-001
Legal documents
2 items
undated
7b/711309-001
Ephemera and photograph
5 items
undated
Box/Folder
7b/721309-001
Russian Famine Relief
6 items (1 letter, article draft, 4 leaflet articles)
1940
Seattle School Board Election
1916
Box/Folder
7b/73-971309-001
Incoming letters of congratulation
24 items
1916
7b/981309-001
Petitions
5 items
1916
7b/991309-001
Clippings
4 items
1916
7b/1001309-001
Ephemera
1 item
1916
7b/1011309-001
Miscellany
2 items
1916
Series 5: Speeches and writings
Scope and Content: Mostly typescripts. One item per folder unless otherwise noted.
Box/Folder
8/11309-001
Air Battles of Soviet Fliers -- Where?
undated
8/21309-001
Airplane from the US.S.R.
undated
8/31309-001
American Friends of the American Revolution
undated
8/41309-001
American Workers -- Visitors Pleased with Soviets
1937
8/51309-001
America's Golden Chance
1941
8/61309-001
Arctic Flight to Moscow
undated
8/71309-001
Armenia in War
1943
8/81309-001
The Army of Construction
undated
8/91309-001
Back of Beyond Moscow
undated
8/101309-001
Baltic Germans
undated
8/111309-001
Baruch's Atom Bomb Proposal Worries Russians
1946
8/121309-001
California Doctors Speed New Plan to Head Off State Health Law
1939
8/131309-001
California Physicians' Service
undated
8/141309-001
California Progressives Fight On
undated
8/151309-001
California -- Where Now?
undated
8/161309-001
The Chaos of Europe
undated
8/171309-001
Carey Raises Farmhand Wages
2 versions
undated
8/181309-001
Carrasco Checks on Shirley Temple
undated
8/191309-001
Chamberlain's Real Policy Seen As Helping Hitler
1939
8/201309-001
China's Millions
1929
8/211309-001
China's Way to Socialism
undated
8/221309-001
The Commissar's Theory
undated
8/231309-001
Cutting Down on Liquor in Russia
undated
8/241309-001
Dasha and the War
undated
8/251309-001
Defense of Stalingrad
undated
8/261309-001
Democracy Seen Gaining Despite Fascist Victories
1939
8/271309-001
Dovzhenko
undated
8/281309-001
Ducia Bore Her Baby in Moscow
undated
8/291309-001
Edward Osobka Morawski
undated
8/301309-001
Eighty-nine Men from Leningrad
1934?
8/311309-001
Embargo Decision of World Importance
1935
8/321309-001
The Embattled Farmers of Russia
undated
8/331309-001
Empire Building on a Shoe-String
undated
8/341309-001
Farm Revolution in Russia
1930
8/351309-001
Farms in Kern County
undated
8/361309-001
Fascism Not "Bound to Win"
undated
8/371309-001
Four Twigs of Green
undated
8/381309-001
Free-lancing Doesn't Work Any More
1950
8/391309-001
Free Speech by Airplane
undated
8/401309-001
French Invitation for Labor Conference Seen as Step Toward World Peace
1938
8/411309-001
Guatemalan View
undated
8/421309-001
Guatemalans New Deal
undated
8/43-451309-001
Notes and Reports on Guatemala
13 items
1954
8/461309-001
His Ration of Laughter
2 items
undated
8/471309-001
How I Saw Minsk
undated
8/481309-001
How Moscow Cracked the Foe
1942
8/491309-001
Inside Moscow
undated
8/501309-001
The Interview Nobody Got
1943
8/511309-001
Interview with Anna Louise Strong
1943
8/521309-001
Is Love Greater Than Justice?
undated
8/531309-001
Is Moscow Out of the World?
undated
8/541309-001
Jews, the World's Step-Children
undated
8/551309-001
Kim K. Sung, Northern President, Expects United Korea
1947
8/561309-001
Kolo
2 items
undated
8/571309-001
The Last Free-Lancer
undated
8/581309-001
Let Them Eat Cake
1934
8/591309-001
Lines Not Yet Drawn In European War
1939
8/601309-001
"Look" Visits Modern Farming Family in Russia
undated
8/611309-001
A Man of Sorrows
undated
8/621309-001
Meeting Russian Scientists in the Roof of the World
undated
8/631309-001
Modern Farming -- Soviet Style
undated
8/641309-001
Moscow Air Defense
undated
8/651309-001
Moscow -- Baltic -- Balkins
1939
8/661309-001
Moscow Is A Fortress
undated
8/671309-001
Moscow is the World's Strongest Fortress-City
undated
8/681309-001
Moscow Marches
undated
8/691309-001
Moscow Mother
undated
8/701309-001
Moscow's Defense
undated
8/711309-001
Moscow's Inventions
1939
8/721309-001
"Moving Out" From the Ranks in Russia
undated
8/731309-001
North Korea Kim Experienced in War
1950
8/741309-001
Northern Searoute During War
2 items
1945
9/11309-001
Olson's Appointees Make History
undated
9/21309-001
Olson's Program Scores Some Gains Despite Legislature
1939
9/31309-001
One of Two Hundred Million
1942
9/41309-001
One Year of Russo-German War
1942
9/51309-001
On Road to Oren Berg Alma Ata
undated
9/61309-001
A Personal Impression of Stalin
1934
9/71309-001
Pictures of Some Women in the Roof of the World
undated
9/81309-001
Pierre Cot
undated
9/91309-001
Plan for 5,000,000 in Moscow
1934
9/101309-001
Plans made by Camp Seattle for Camps on Rainier
1917
9/111309-001
Possible Great Religious Revival in Russia
1941
9/121309-001
The Princess "Columbia"
undated
9/131309-001
Prisoners of War
undated
9/141309-001
Reactionaries Crack Down on Olson
undated
9/151309-001
Reactionary Legislation Kills All Olson Program
undated
9/161309-001
The Red Army and the Soviet People
1943
9/171309-001
Retreat From Moscow
undated
9/181309-001
Russia Afraid That America Will Get Chinese Railroad
undated
9/191309-001
Russia to Cut Down on Alcohol and Babies
undated
9/201309-001
Russian Boat in American Port
undated
9/211309-001
Russian Farmers in Peace and in War
undated
9/221309-001
Russian - Man - In - The - Street
undated
9/231309-001
Russian People In War Time
undated
9/241309-001
A Russian Textile Town
undated
9/251309-001
Russian Women in the War
4 items
undated
9/261309-001
Russia's "Free" and "Equal" Women
undated
9/271309-001
Russia's Share in Our War
1942
9/281309-001
Salaries for Mothers
undated
9/291309-001
Shall Chamberlain Fool Us Again?
undated
9/301309-001
The Significance of John Davidson Rockefeller
undated
9/311309-001
Sixteen Soviet Nations
undated
9/321309-001
Social Work Under the Soviets
undated
9/331309-001
Some Memories of These Forty Years
2 items
undated
9/341309-001
Soviet Constitution
undated
9/351309-001
Soviet "Dictatorship"
undated
9/361309-001
Soviet Far East Prepared for "Peoples War"
undated
9/371309-001
Soviet Far Eastern General Describes War Situation in East
1934
9/381309-001
Soviet-German Relations
undated
9/391309-001
Soviet-Nazi Pact Threatens London City With Peace
1939
9/401309-001
Soviet People in War
2 items
1942
9/411309-001
The Soviet Peoples' "Total Defense"
undated
9/421309-001
Soviet Rulers on Vacation
2 items
undated
9/431309-001
Soviet Russia Celebrates "The 20th Anniversary"
1 item
undated
9/441309-001
Soviet Troops Bring New Regime to East Poland
2 items
1939
9/451309-001
Soviet Break Records in Spring Sowing
undated
9/461309-001
Soviets Expected It
undated
9/471309-001
The Soviets Have a Million Lives
undated
9/481309-001
Soviets Win Against Drouth; Record Crop Loans
undated
9/491309-001
Soviet Women in Peace and War
undated
9/501309-001
The Spirit of Yamato
undated
9/511309-001
Stalin Analyses World Situation for Party Congress
undated
9/521309-001
Stalin's Recipe for Leadership
1934
9/531309-001
Strange Visitors
undated
9/541309-001
Strategy of "People's War" Winning in Russia
3 items
undated
9/551309-001
Those Kalmchuk -- A Story of What Men Die For
undated
9/561309-001
The Thought of Mao Tze-Tung
3 items
undated
9/571309-001
Three Months Impression of Moscow
1940
9/581309-001
Tolstoy's Message
undated
9/591309-001
Tower of Strength
undated
9/601309-001
Training a Million Boys A Year
undated
9/61-621309-001
Trial of the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World)
1 item
undated
10/1-41309-001
(On The) Trial of The I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World)
undated
10/51309-001
Twelve Years of Life In Moscow (title page only)
undated
10/61309-001
The Two Red War Chiefs
undated
10/71309-001
Ukraine In War
undated
10/81309-001
U.S.S.R. in Battle for the Pacific
2 items
undated
10/91309-001
From U.S.S.R. in Construction
1937
10/101309-001
Uzbekistan
5 items
undated
10/111309-001
Vranich Peasants Survive Double Barreled Oppression
undated
10/121309-001
War In The Far East Would Mean World War
2 items
1934?
10/131309-001
Were You Ever A Dictator?
2 items
undated
10/141309-001
We Soviet Wives
undated
10/151309-001
Western Farms
undated
10/161309-001
What Does Moscow Want?
undated
10/171309-001
What Moscow Wants
undated
10/181309-001
What Slovenes Think of Trieste
1946
10/191309-001
When Will Soviets Join Far Eastern War?
undated
10/201309-001
Why Finland is the Eastern Front
1939
10/211309-001
Why Germany is Strong
undated
10/221309-001
Why Hull Backs Chamberlain
1938
10/231309-001
Why Russia Will Keep the Baltic States
undated
10/241309-001
Wild River
2 items
undated
10/251309-001
Will Japan Attack Siberia in Spring
undated
10/261309-001
The Winter War
1942
10/271309-001
Women Run Farms in Region South of Moscow
2 items
1934
10/281309-001
The Workers Festival
undated
10/291309-001
The World Lines Up
undated
10/301309-001
The World's New West
undated
10/311309-001
Worlds - Crazy and Sane (Alma Ata)
undated
10/321309-001
The Year of The Great "Break-Over" In Russia
2 items
undated
10/331309-001
Yugoslavia article (incomplete)
1945
10/341309-001
Zawadzki - Coal Miner Becomes Governor
undated
10/351309-001
Fragment
undated
10/36-391309-001
Compilation
3 volumes
Scope and Content: Includes essays, poetry, plays, story and one letter.
1905-1911
10/401309-001
Shall the Rich Be Disfranchised?
1 volume
Scope and Content: Includes essays, poetry, collected articles, compiled letters.
1922-1923
10/411309-001
Play: An Elopement
11/1-171309-001
Untitled articles
71 items
circa 1935-1945
11/18-311309-001
Untitled manuscripts of book
29 items
undated
Books and manuscripts
Box/Folder
12/11309-001
The First Time in History (manuscript)
undated
12/21309-001
Journey in Postwar Yugoslavia (manuscript)
undated
12/3-131309-001
Road to the Grey Pamir (manuscript)
undated
12a/11309-001
Scorched Earth (manuscript)
1 volume
undated
12a/21309-001
The Second Coming (manuscript)
1 volume
undated
13/1-21309-001
School Work
undated
13/3-51309-001
English Class Work
circa 1893-1998
14/1-21309-001
English Class Work
undated
Poetry
Box/Folder
14/3-71309-001
Poems
5 volumes
1895-1908
Poems (unbound)
Box
141309-001
"The Storm"
undated
141309-001
Miscellany
undated
Box/Folder
15/1-1a1309-001
Early Poetry
undated
15/2-31309-001
"Ragged Verse"
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.
1918-1921
15/4-51309-001
Scrapbooks 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.
Box/Folder
15/61309-001
Poland
5 items
1939-1941
15/7-91309-001
Russia during World War II
21 items
undated
Series 6: Notebooks
Box
161309-001
California Migrant Workers and Unionization
7 volumes
circa 1938-1939
161309-001
Minnesota Farm Workers
1 volume
circa 1938
161309-001
General Motors strike
3 volumes
1937
161309-001
Harlan County, Kentucky (also Minnesota)
1 volume
circa 1937
161309-001
North Carolina
1 volume
circa 1934
161309-001
Japan
1 volume
circa 1938
161309-001
China
10 volumes
circa 1938-1939
161309-001
Spanish Civil War
7 volumes
circa 1936
161309-001
Soviet Union
1 volume
circa 1936
161309-001
Coops and Washington State Relief Agency
1 volume
circa 1934
161309-001
Account Book
1 volume
undated
161309-001
Miscellaneous notes
1 volume
undated
Series 7: Diaries
Digital Content/Other Formats: Available on microfilm. See Accession No. 1309-002.
Box/Folder
17/11309-001
1896 July-September and 1899 June-September (typed)
3 volumes
1896 July-September;1899 June-September
17/21309-001
1896 July-September (original)
1 item
1896 July-September
17/31309-001
1896 July-September (original)
1 item
1896 July-September
17/41309-001
1899
1 item
Scope and Content: Partly clippings of her "American Girl Abroad."
1899
17/51309-001
Loose clippings and memorabilia from 1899 diary
1899
17/61309-001
1902-1905
1 item
1902-1905
17/71309-001
1906-1907
1 item
1906-1907
17/81309-001
1907-1908
1 item
1907-1908
Box
18a-b1309-001
Series 8: Photographs
Scope and Content: Personal, family, mountaineering, Russia, China. Russian photos are mainly regarding "Road to Grey Pamir."
undated
Series 9: Clippings
Box/Folder
19/1-31309-001
Book reviews and lectures by Anna Louise Strong
undated
19/41309-001
Scrapbook of "Anise" (pseudonym) writings
undated
19/51309-001
From "The Advance"
undated
19/61309-001
The Daily Compass (newspaper)
1950 August 6-10
Box
201309-001
Famine
1921
201309-001
I Saw the New Poland
undated
201309-001
Clippings from Moscow News regarding labor movement, etc.
undated
211309-001
Clippings regarding Russia and Seattle War Cases
undated
211309-001
Miscellaneous clippings
undated
281309-001
Seattle General Strike
undated
Series 10: Printed Materials
Ephemera
Box/Folder
23/11309-001
Leaflets, broadsides, etc. about or by Anna Louise Strong
undated
23/21309-001
Miscellaneous periodicals and reprints
undated
23/31309-001
Haldeman-Julius Monthly
1 volume
July 1925
Box
261309-001
Books (Annotated)
30 items
Series 11: Other Materials
box:oversize
261309-001
Diplomas and certificate
4 items
undated
Box
24a1309-001
Miscellany and memorabilia
7 items
undated
24b1309-001
Woodcuts
1 volume
undated
271309-001
Duplicates
undated
item
Series 12
Sydney Dix Strong Papers
Box/Folder
25/1-151309-001
General correspondence
147 items
1885-1938
Speeches and writings
Box/Folder
25/161309-001
Trip through Germany
21 items
1923
25/171309-001
Trip through Russia
16 items
1923
25/181309-001
Miscellaneous
8 items
undated
25/191309-001
Miscellaneous
10 items
undated
25/201309-001
"Writings at Geneva"
2 volumes
1932 September 15-1931 November
25/211309-001
"Writings at Geneva"
2 volumes
1932 September 23-1933 July 3
Ephemera
Box/Folder
25/221309-001
Pamphlets, leaflets, reprints, lists
18 items
undated
25/231309-001
Addresses
undated

Accession No. 1309-002: Anna Louise Strong microfilm, 1896-1957Return to Top

1.68 cubic feet (7 positive microfilm reels (35mm) and 7 negative microfilm reels (35mm) )

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, 1960Return to Top

1 vertical file (21 pages)

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, undatedReturn to Top

1 vertical file containing 36 b/w prints, 7 negative strips, copy negatives, and textual material

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)Return to Top

.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.

Container(s)DescriptionDates
Box
11309-018
General Correspondence
4 folders
1960-1970
11309-018
Christmas cards from China
1965-1966, undated
11309-018
Obituaries and articles on Strong
1970
11309-018
Household inventories
1961, undated
11309-018
Photographs
1963, 1970
11309-018
Lists of books by Strong and others
undated
11309-018
Clippings about Strong
1966-1970
11309-018
"Letter from China"
1962-1968
11309-018
Publications
1904-1950
11309-018
Poems
undated

Accession No. 1309-019: Anna Louise Strong letters, 1968-1969Return to Top

1 vertical file
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, 1918Return to Top

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)Return to Top

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.

Container(s)DescriptionDates
Correspondence
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
1/11444-001
Allied Labor News
undated
1/11444-001
Christian Center
1953
1/11444-001
Fritchman, Frances P.
1969
1/11444-001
Gudbrandson, Nels
1958
1/11444-001
Herrick, Robert
2 items
1929
1/11444-001
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
1946
1/11444-001
Koshink, Ruth
1956
1/11444-001
Phillips, Andrew P.
1952
1/11444-001
Robins, Raymond
1938
1/11444-001
Sherry, F. A.
1956
1/11444-001
Vickland, Clarence M.
Includes 1 enclosure
1956
1/11444-001
Williams, Evan Robert
1952
1/11444-001
Woldwas, Marian Warner
1907
1/11444-001
"Bill"
1941
1/11444-001
Unidentified
1952?
Incoming letters concerning:
Box/Folder
1/21444-001
Passport Controversy
8 items
1958
1/31444-001
Stalin Era
104 items
1958
Box/Folder
1/41444-001
Incoming letters - mass mailings
1958
1/51444-001
Outgoing letters
8 items
1946, 1955, undated
General correspondence
Box/Folder
1/61444-001
Hille, Waldemar
2 items
1961
1/7-81444-001
Tanner, Anne R.
83 pages
1960-1961
Writings and publications
Articles by Anna Louise Strong
Box/Folder
1/91444-001
List of China Articles (partial)
1946
1/101444-001
"Letters from China"
2 copies
1927 May 18
1/111444-001
"Letters from China"
2 copies
1927 May 25
1/121444-001
"Letters from China"
1927 May 26
1/131444-001
"Letters from China"
1927 May 29
1/141444-001
"Letters from China"
1927 May 26
1/151444-001
"Letters from China"
1927 June 5
1/161444-001
"Letters from China"
1927 June 14
1/171444-001
"Letters from China"
1927 June 17
1/181444-001
"Five Churches in Shanghai"
2 copies
1927 May 22
1/191444-001
"Miss Soumay Tcheng, Rebel Girl Becomes President of Judges or Chinese Woman Rules Shanghai District Court"
1927 May 29
1/201444-001
"Die Maechte in Hankau"
1927 May
1/211444-001
"American Woman Tours Native City of Hankow; Visits Mrs. Sun Yat Sen and Nationalist Arsenal"
1927 June 5
1/221444-001
"'Not Afraid of Communists' says Sun Fo-Son or Dr. Sun Yat Sen Explains Nationalist Organization and Policies"
1927 June 6
1/231444-001
"Our Life On the Military Train - Going North with the Nationalists"
1927 June 6
1/241444-001
"Military Zone, Swarms of Soldiers, Salutes and Broken Bridges"
1927 June 7
1/251444-001
"Generals of All Kinds Meet and Confer in Chengchow"
1927 June 9
1/261444-001
"Feng Arrives in Central China After 3000 Mile Trek"
1927 June 10
1/271444-001
"A Chinese City at the Junction of War"
1927 June 10
1/281444-001
"Teaching Politics to the Chinese Army"
1927 June 11
1/291444-001
"Speediest Chinese Conference Ends in Complete Agreement"
1927 June 13
1/301444-001
"Where Yale-In-China Is, Letter I and II"
1927 July 14
1/311444-001
"End of Chinese Revolution"
2 copies
1927 July 19
1/32-331444-001
"Through the Heart of Hunan"
2 copies of 5 articles
Scope and Content: Drafts of articles included in "Through the Heart of Hunan"
1927 July 19-21
1/341444-001
"Social Revolution Collapses in Hunan"
1927 July 19
1/351444-001
"Chinese Riots Show Odd Aspects of Politeness"
1927 July 20
1/361444-001
"Wild Tales Stir Chinese Country-side"
1927 July 20
1/371444-001
"Bobbed Hair leads to Liberty or Death"
1927 July 21
1/381444-001
"Red Peasants of Hunan Cornered Rice, Started School, Killed Landlords"
1927 July 21
1/391444-001
"With Borodin to Chengchow"
4 articles
1927 July 31
1/401444-001
"China's Militarists Bore from Within"
1927 July
1/411444-001
"Chinese Mission Girls Leave School Rooms for Revolution"
1927 July
1/421444-001
"Martyrs for Women's Rights in China"
1927 July
1/431444-001
"Through the Heart of Hunan, Changsha"
1927 July
1/441444-001
"In the Train of Borodin, High Advisor, Going Out the Back-Door of China to Russia"
5 articles
1927 August 1
1/451444-001
"Across the Gobi with Borodin" with rejection letter
1927 Summer
1/461444-001
"Chinese Revolutionary Women"
1927 Summer
1/471444-001
"Men of Unrest in China (some Chinese Revolutionary Worker) "
1927 Summer
1/481444-001
"The Militarists 'Restore Order' in Hunan"
1927 Summer
1/491444-001
"The Peasants Awaken in China"
1927 Summer
1/501444-001
"Pastor Wulf Survives where the Chinese Revolution was Reddest"
Draft and final copy
1927 Summer
1/511444-001
"The Polite Revolution of Siangsiang"
2 copies
1927 Summer
2/11444-001
"The Red Peasants of Hunan"
draft and final copy
1927 Summer
2/21444-001
"The Revolutionary Peasants of China"
1927 Summer
2/31444-001
"Revolutionary Workers of China"
1927 Summer
2/41444-001
"Three Revolutionary Workers of China"
1927 Summer
2/51444-001
"Through Northwest China with Borodin"
1927 Summer
2/61444-001
"What They Say in China About America," and "Will America pull Japan's Chestnuts Out?"
1927?
2/71444-001
Three articles about Tsintsaichin
1946 June, August
2/81444-001
"Will China Civil War Release Japan?"
1941 December 20
2/91444-001
"Battle of Hundred Regiments"
1941 December 20
2/101444-001
"Battle of Hundred Regiments" (Different version from preceding)
1941 December 25
2/111444-001
"Danger Signs in Chinas War"
1941
2/121444-001
"Russians Don't Help Chinese Communists - Blockade Them"
1946 July 5
2/131444-001
"Chiang Loses Manchuria to Manchurian Farmers"
1946 July 5
2/141444-001
"'America' Becomes a Name to Frighten Children"
1946 July 5
2/151444-001
"China's Workers Fight Hydra Headed Enemy"
1946 July 21
2/161444-001
"Shanghai Strikes Outlawed but Still Go On"
1946 July 21
2/171444-001
"Shanghai Workers Demand Peace: 'US Army Go Home'"
1946 July 21
2/181444-001
"China Set-up"
1946 July 25
2/171444-001
"China Set-up" (Different Version of preceding article)
1946 July 25
2/201444-001
"Orgy of Speculation"
draft & final copy
1946 July 25
2/211444-001
"United States Armed Forces in China"
2 copies
1946 July 30
2/221444-001
"Chiang's Maneuvers Make Marshall Lose Face"
draft & final copy
1946 August 6
2/231444-001
"Civil War Spreads in China"
1946 August 10
2/241444-001
"American Marines Involved in Incidents in China"
1946 August 10
2/251444-001
"Chinese Communist Capital Rural and Primitive"
1946 August 11
2/261444-001
"Chu Teh says Chiang Cannot Win Chinese War"
draft and final copy
1946 August 11
2/271444-001
"Chinese Workers Cable Murray, Beg Stop Civil War in China"
1946 August 11
2/281444-001
"Death is Mao's Reward for Improving a Province"
1946 August 21
2/291444-001
"Communists Prepare for Extended Civil War"
1946 August 21
2/301444-001
"Russ-American War Talk Only Smokescreen... Says Mao Tse-tung"
1946 August 21
2/311444-001
"Catholic Church Used as Torture Place in Chinese Turkestan"
1946 August 21
2/321444-001
"Chung King Labor Unions Suppressed by Police"
1946 August 22
2/331444-001
"Chinese Students Barred from World Congress"
1946 August 26
2/341444-001
"War Notes"
1946 September 1
2/351444-001
"Battles in Eight Provinces"
1946 September 1
2/361444-001
"Floods are Weapons in China's Civil War"
draft and final copy
1946 September 7
2/371444-001
"China Battles Bigger Uncle 'Peace Agreements'"
1946 September 12
2/381444-001
"Soap Factory Shows Amazing Gains by Labor in North China"
1946 September 18
2/391444-001
"North China Trade Unions Appeal to CIO to Visit Them"
1946 September 18
2/401444-001
"Organized Workers of Chinchachi"
1946 September 20
2/411444-001
"Kalgan Strips For Battle"
1946 September 18
2/421444-001
"Chinese Peasants 'Settle Old Accounts' with Landlords"
draft and final copy
1946 September 18
2/431444-001
"Truce Center and Changchun War Frontier"
draft & final copy
1946 October 4
2/441444-001
"Japanese Are Cleaned Out of Manchuria"
draft and final copy
1946 October 4
2/451444-001
"Railway Workers Operate Three Thousand Miles of Line in Liberated Area of Manchuria"
1946 October 10
2/461444-001
"'Communist' Harbin Goes in For Old-Fashioned Profit Sharing in Department Store"
1946 October 10
2/471444-001
"Communists Run 3000 Miles of Railway in Manchuria"
draft and final copy
1946 October 10
2/481444-001
"Russians Blockade Chinese Communists More Stubbornly Than Chiang Does"
2 copies
1946 October 11
2/491444-001
"'Red Beard' Bandits and 'Living Buddha' Add Picturesqueness to Manchurian War"
draft and final copy
1946 October 11
2/501444-001
"Manchuria Choked With Food But Freezes Naked"
draft and. final copy
1946 October 12
2/511444-001
"Manchuria Big Market For American Goods if American Navy Permits"
1946 October 14
2/521444-001
"Slum Clearance Proceeds in Harbin"
1946 October 19
2/531444-001
"United States Navy Casually Acquires Finest Naval Base on China Sea"
1946 October 25
2/541444-001
"Cross Country Through Communist China" as told to A.L.S. by Sidney Rittenberg
1946 October
2/551444-001
"Central China 'Labor Heroes' Appeal to CIO"
1946 November 3
2/561444-001
"Chinese Communists Rule Big Area from Rural Hide-out"
1946 November 4
2/571444-001
"Captured Chinese Now Fight on Communist Side"
2 copies
1946 November 4
2/581444-001
"Yenan Moves Deeper into the Hills"
1946 November 12
2/591444-001
"Evacuation"
1946 November 18
2/601444-001
"General Fan Interview"
1946 November 20
2/611444-001
"Chou En-lai"
1946 November 21
2/621444-001
"Broken Cliffs"
1946 November 25
2/631444-001
"Labor Heroes"
undated
2/641444-001
"Invasion of Yenan Will Open New Stage of China's Civil War"
1946 November 27
2/651444-001
"Chu Teh"
1946 December 3
2/661444-001
"Yenan Land Reform"
1946 December 5
2/671444-001
Regarding United Nations Assembly and Foreign Ministers' Conference
1946 December 23
2/681444-001
"Chinese Communists Attack 'China's Four Great Families'"
2 copies
1946 December 23
2/691444-001
"Chinese Farmhands Get 'Honor of Marriage'"
1947 January 7
2/701444-001
"Chiang Meets Spectacular Defeat in Shantung"
1947 January 14
2/711444-001
"Land Reform Strengthens China's Democratic Areas"
1947 January 14
2/721444-001
"Chinese Dispersal Tactics Might Beat Atom Bomb"
1947 January 15
2/731444-001
"Chiang Takes Communist Cities While Communists Take Chiang's Troops"
1947 January 15
2/741444-001
"Chinese Communists Captured 100 of Chiang's Generals"
1947 January 21
2/751444-001
"'Peace Offensive' Really Aimed at America" and "Many Chinese Communist Areas Flourish Despite War"
1947 January 25
2/761444-001
"Chiang Turns Yellow River Against Shantung Farmers"
1947 January 25
2/771444-001
"Sixty Million People Get Land in Communist Areas in China"
1947 January 28
2/781444-001
"Chiang Wrecks Chinese Industry For American War Supplies"
1947 January 28
2/791444-001
"Chinese Communists Repudiate Chiang's Treaties"
1947 February 5
2/801444-001
Interview with Mao Tse-tung
1947 February 12
2/811444-001
"China's Civil War - Its Strategies and Victories"
2 copies
1947 February
2/821444-001
"Chiang Turns Yellow River Against Shantung Farmers" (Different version from previously listed article)
1947
2/831444-001
"The Fall of Yenan"
1947
2/841444-001
"Six Months Civil War in Shansi"
1947
2/851444-001
"Five Churches in Shanghai"
undated
2/861444-001
"With Borodin to Chengchow On the Trip Through The Backyard of China to Russia"
undated
2/871444-001
"Yellow River as Weapon"
undated
2/881444-001
"Yen 'Model Governor, ' Thanks Japanese for Unifying China"
undated
2/891444-001
Fragment
undated
Other writings by Anna Louis Strong
Box/Folder
3/1-31444-001
"The Judgement Seat" - Scenario by A. L. Strong and Edgar Snow
Scope and Content: Various versions and drafts.
circa 1941
3/41444-001
Speech: "I Saw the North Koreans"
2 copies
1950 July
Songs
Box/Folder
3/51444-001
Lyrics
14 items
undated
3/61444-001
Words and music
2 items
undated
3/71444-001
Published
3 items
undated
Writings of others
Box/Folder
3/81444-001
"Communists of the Central Plains" (Rittenberg?)
1946 July-November
3/91444-001
Unidentified regarding Shansi
undated
Notes
Box/Folder
3/101444-001
Regarding Study Program (unidentified author)
51 pages
circa 1951-1953
3/111444-001
Unidentified
9 pages
undated
Author's proofs
Box/Folder
3/121444-001
Unity
circa 1927
3/131444-001
"Letters from China"
1927
Publications
Box/Folder
3/141444-001
Unity
1927 October-November
3/151444-001
Asia
1929
3/161444-001
Moscow News
1931
3/17-181444-001
Today : a personal news-letter / Anna Louise Strong
1950 October-1956 August
3/191444-001
Today : a personal news-letter / Anna Louise Strong - xerox copies
1952 January - 1953 December
box-folder-box-folder
3/20/4/11444-001
Today : a personal news-letter / Anna Louise Strong - bound volumes (vols. II, III)
2 items
1952 January - 1956 August
Box/Folder
4/21444-001
Vie Nuove
1957
4/31444-001
Miscellaneous
1954, 1957
Other materials
Legal documents
Box/Folder
4/41444-001
Identification documents for Anna Louise Strong
6 items
1926, 1940-1947
4/51444-001
Copyright registration - The Stalin Era
1956
4/61444-001
Court decision
1958
4/71444-001
Personal documents of Marta Hedin Miller (Allen)
4 items
1934, 1956, undated
Ephemera
Box/Folder
4/81444-001
Announcements for A. L. Strong Speeches
4 items
4/91444-001
Memorial Service for A. L. Strong
2 items
19 July 1970
4/101444-001
Newsletters
2 items
1927, 1971
4/111444-001
Miscellaneous
10 items
1945, 1955-1958
Clippings
By Anna Louise Strong
Box/Folder
4/121444-001
"Letters from China" in Friends' Intelligencer
1927 July-November
4/131444-001
"Letters from China" in Unity
1927 June- 1928 January
4/141444-001
"Letters from China" in various newspapers
1927 July-November
4/151444-001
"Letters from China" condensed in Chicago Weekly Letter
1927 June-September
4/16-171444-001
"Letters to the Folks"
1927 August-November, undated
4/18-191444-001
Miscellaneous articles
1927-1928, 1938, 1946, undated
Box/Folder
4/201444-001
About Anna LouiseStrong
1927-1929, 1937-1938, undated
4/211444-001
Other
1927, 1946-1953, undated
Subject files
1929
Box/Folder
5/1-31444-001
China's Millions
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence and clippings of reviews
1929
70th Birthday Celebration
Box/Folder
5/4-71444-001
Incoming letters - congratulatory
1955
5/81444-001
Tape recording (open reel)
1955
Box/Folder
5/91444-001
Orchard Indian Chapel. Oneida, New York
1950
Property and Finances of Anna Louise Strong
General correspondence
Box/Folder
5/101444-001
Kahan, Robert, Certified Public Accountant
1960-1964
5/111444-001
Manhattan Escrow Company
1962-1963
5/111444-001
Security First National Bank
1961-1962
5/121444-001
Nelson, Grace
1958-1963
5/131444-001
Boldsen, Thyra
1963
Box/Folder
5/14-151444-001
Miscellany
1956-1964
Box/Folder
5/16-211444-001
Financial records
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, various title insurance and real estate papers, and bank statements
1948-1965
6/1-71444-001
Account Books
13 items
1938-1957, undated
6/8-101444-001
Scrapbooks
3 items
undated
6/111444-001
Address book
undated
Posters
tube
121444-001
Chinese, hand lettered
undated
box:oversize
101444-001
Guatemala - Black and White lino-prints
8 items
undated
box:oversize
101444-001
Mock-up of Inside North Korea by Anna Louise Strong
Box
111444-001
Woodcut Prints - Looseleaf volume presented to A. L. Strong by Mao Tze-tung in 1947
undated
71444-001
Memorabilia - medals and buttons
undated
China Files
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
8/11444-001
Chou En-lai
Include 4 page enclosure
1947
8/11444-001
Feng Wen-pin
1947
8/11444-001
Hwang Hwa
1947
8/11444-001
Lu Ting-yi
1947
8/11444-001
Ma Hai-teh
1947
8/11444-001
Tan-Tien and Su Fan
1947
8/11444-001
Liao Chen-chih
1941
8/21444-001
Lee, Clark (with enclosure)
1940
8/31444-001
Miscellaneous
13 pages
1941
Outgoing Letters
Box/Folder
8/41444-001
Miscellaneous
9 pages
1941
8/51444-001
From Hantan
1946
8/61444-001
From Yenan
4 pages
1946
8/71444-001
To: Congress of Industrail Organizations (CIO) regarding Trade Unions
3 pages
1946
Writings
Box/Folder
8/81444-001
"Barnett Report"
7 pages
1940 July
8/91444-001
"Battle of Hundred Regiments"
4 pages
1940
8/101444-001
"Belden Interview (on arrival in Chungking) "
11 pages
1939-1940
8/111444-001
"The Danger of Civil War is Impending...," (first line) by Chou En-lai (?)
2 copies
1940 December 24
8/121444-001
"Dynamic Democracy in China"
13 pages
1939-1940
8/131444-001
"Eighth Route Regions in North China"
17 pages
1940
8/141444-001
"Jap Occupation No Bar to China Communications - But the Enemy Uses the Communications Too"
5 pages
1940
8/151444-001
"Internal Friction in China"
5 pages
1940
8/161444-001
"Chinese Communists Refuse Disband Armies: Announce Own Military Committee and Fight Back"
4 pages
1940
8/171444-001
"Our Chinese Battlefront"
5 pages
1940
8/181444-001
"Report on Conditions in the North Shansi-Chahar Border"
12 pages
1940
8/191444-001
"Which Way for China?"
8 pages
1940
8/201444-001
"Will China be Betrayed?"
17 pages
1940
8/211444-001
Regarding air raid in Chunking and Professor Li
2 copies
1940
8/221444-001
Untitled fragment regarding Professor Li
12 pages
1941
8/231444-001
"Behind the Civil Strife in China"
2 copies
1940
8/241444-001
"Chinese Communists Charge Chungking Plot to Join Axis"
4 pages
1941?
8/251444-001
Radio Interview
9 pages
8/261444-001
"Will Civil War Immobilize China"
4 pages
1941
8/271444-001
Untitled - Harbin
3 pages
1946
8/281444-001
Interview with Mao Tze-tung - Yenan
15 pages (2 versions)
1946
8/291444-001
"Chinese Communists and Catholic Missions"
11 pages
1947
8/301444-001
Cables to Friday Magazine
5 items
undated
Writings - author unidentified
Box/Folder
8/311444-001
"The Ballads of Gifted Li"
7 pages
undated
Writings by others
Box/Folder
8/321444-001
"Little Second Blackie Gets Married" by Chao Shu-li
32 pages
undated
8/331444-001
"The Post-War International Situation" and untitled by Lu Ting-yi
10 pages
1947, undated
8/341444-001
"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 Party
3 pages
1940
Box/Folder
8/351444-001
Telegram 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-hsi
11 pages
1940 November 9
8/361444-001
Lists of documents
9 items
Scope and Content: Regarding Kuomintang - Chinese Communists Crisis and North Kiangsu Incidents.
1940-1941
Notes
Box/Folder
8/371444-001
Miscellaneous
24 pages
1939-1940
8/38-391444-001
North China
36 pages
Scope and Content: Including interviews with Chou and Peng
1940
8/401444-001
North China - 100 Regiments War
11 pages
1940
8/411444-001
Stages of Relations between Kuo and CP - Statement by L.[sic]
4 copies (34 pages)
1940
8/421444-001
Notebook - Shanghai
1940-1941
8/431444-001
Notebook - Sinkiang
1940-1941
8/44-451444-001
Miscellaneous
12 pages
1941
8/461444-001
Hantan
42 pages
1946?
8/47-481444-001
Harbin
63 pages
1946?
8/491444-001
Notebook - Harbin
1 item
1946
9/11444-001
Kalgan
84 pages
1946
9/21444-001
Yenan
14 pages
1946
9/31444-001
Notebooks - Yenan
3 items
1946
9/41444-001
Talk with Liu Shao-chi regarding Mao Tze-tung's work - Yenan
16 pages
1946
Box/Folder
9/5-61444-001
Photographs
61 negatives, 19 prints
undated
9/71444-001
Statistical tables - Transportation and Communication before and during the war
undated
9/8-91444-001
Ephemera
4 items
1941, undated