Frank Williston papers, 1827-1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Williston, Frank Goodman, b. 1899
Title
Frank Williston papers
Dates
1827-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.8 cubic feet, (7 boxes)
Collection Number
Mss.020
Summary
Frank Williston was a specialist in Far Eastern affairs, particularly Japan and China, who taught at the College of Puget Sound (now University of Puget Sound) before World War II. This collection contains materials on the political, historical and economic conditions in China, Japan, Manchuria, Malaya, Burma, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Southeast Asia. It also contains correspondence pertaining to the Nanking Theological Seminary during the Nanjing Massacre in December 1937. The collection contains publications, reprints, pamphlets, reports, correspondence, maps, a transcript and a manuscript.
Repository
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections
University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections
Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
CMB1021
Tacoma, WA
98416-1021
Telephone: 253-879-2669
archives@pugetsound.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frank Goodman Williston was born 1899. He was a specialist in Far Eastern affairs, particularly Japan and China, who taught at the College of Puget Sound (now University of Puget Sound) before World War II. He earned his masters degree (1926) and PhD (1935) from the University of Chicago. Most of his academic career was at the University of Washington. In the 1950s and 1960s he broadcast a weekly radio program for KUOW (Seattle) dealing with events in the Far East.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Frank Williston papers contain single issues of magazines, guide books, booklets, and pamphlets on China, Japan, Manchuria, Malaya, Burma, Korea, and the Southeast Asia region. The materials are mainly on the political, historical and economic conditions. In addition, the collection contains maps.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Puget Sound.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document, date.] Frank Williston papers Mss.020. University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections. Tacoma, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  Pamphlets, 1909-1972Return to Top

The Pamphlets series contains printed material, including tourist information and political pamphlets.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
General
1942-1961
1 2
Asian Language Pamphlets
Undated
1 3
American Navy in the Pacific
1909-1935
1 4
Burma
1948-1954
1 5
Burma
1943-1962
1 6
Burma
1949-1959
1 7
China
1916-1961
2 1
China
1932-1966
2 2
China
1926-1972
2 3
Indonesia/Malaya
1955-1957
2 4
Indonesia/Malaya
1954-1961
2 5
Japan
1924-1957
3 1
Japan (Guidebook)
1929
3 2
Japan
1925-1939
3 3
Japan
1932-1946
3 4
Sino-Japenese War
1926-1953
4 1
Sino-Japenese War
1927-1947
4 2
Thailand/Siam
1951-1958
4 3
Vietnam
1956-1965

II:  Papers, 1827-1966Return to Top

The Papers series contains both written and printed material, including maps of Asia, as well as reports and correspondence.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
"Appeal by the Chinese Govt"
1932
4 4
"Asian Journey"
Undated
4 5
"Bibliography of Material About Thailand in Western Languages"
1960
4 6
"Crisis in China"
1962
7 2
Frank Williston United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administrative (UNRRA)
Materials related to Williston's time working for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administrative (UNRRA) in Asia after the end of WWII.
1945-1946
4 8
Frank Williston United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administrative (UNRRA) Reports & Correspondence
1946
7 3
Frank Williston United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administrative (UNRRA) Reports
1946
5 1
"Interviews Concerning the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam"
1966
5 2-3
"The Korean's and Their Culture"
1950
7 4
"Korea's Pop. and Labor Force"
1925-1946
5 4-5
Maps: Asia (General)
Undated
5 6
Maps: Asian Language
Undated
5 7
Maps: China
Undated
5 8
Maps: India
Undated
6 1
Maps: Indonesia
Undated
6 2
Maps: Japan
Undated
Oversize
1
Maps: Large
A series of oversized, rolled maps of various Asian countries.
Undated
Box Folder
6 3
Maps: Malaya/Singapore
Undated
6 4
Maps: Philippines
Undated
6 5
Thailand/Siam/Vietnam
Undated
6 6
Nanking Letters
The Nanking letters are a series of circular letters written by Christian missionaries teaching in seminaries during the Japanese Invasion of Nanking during December 1937-January 1938.
1937-1938
Oversize
2
"New York Christian Advocate"
This item is a large bound volume of the weekly newspaper.
1827-1830
Box Folder
7 5
Notes and Reports, Japan & China
1880-1956
6 7
Petition in Favor of War in Vietnam
Undated
6 8
Photographs/Post Cards
Undated
6 9
US Army News Bulletin: Nanking, China
1948
6 10
Vietnamese Safe Conduct Passes
Undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Nanking Massacre, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937
  • Personal Names :
  • Bates, M. Searle, (Miner Searle), 1897-1978
  • McCallum, J. H., Reverend, (James H.)
  • Osgood, Cornelius, 1905-1985
  • Price, Frank W, (Frank Wilson), 1895-1974
  • Sone, Hubert L.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Jinling da xue.
  • Jinling shen xue yuan.
  • Shufeldt Mission to Korea (1880-1882).
  • United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Beijing (China)
  • East Asia--History
  • Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China)
  • Southeast Asia--History
  • Thailand