Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Jack Belden Papers
Collection Number: 90020
Belden, Jack, 1910-
4 boxes, 1 oversize box
(3 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, news dispatches, and other writings, relating primarily to the Sino-Japanese War, American military operations
in North Africa, France, Belgium and Germany, the occupation of Germany, and the publication of China Shakes the World. Includes
correspondence with Agnes Smedley.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Collection is open for research. Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials
include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the
materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the
Hoover Institution Archives Audiovisual Specialist for further information.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Jack Belden Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
The collection was acquired by the Hoover Instituion Archives in 1990.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at
. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes
listed in this finding aid.
|1910, February 3
||Born, Brooklyn, New York
||Graduated, Summit High School, New Jersey
||Graduated, Colgate University, New York
||Seaman - Java, Phillippines, Germany, and South America
||Teacher, Peking University, China
||Reported on the Second Sino-Japanese War for the United Press International
||Covered Italy, North Africa, and Burma for Time and Life magazines
||Returned to the United States
Retreat with Stilwell
Still Time to Die
||Returned to China
China Shakes the World
|1989 June 3
||Died, Paris, France
Scope and Content of Collection
The papers of Jack Belden cover his career as an American journalist. He was a foreign correspondent in China during the Second
Sino-Japanese War; in China, Burma, North Africa, and Europe during World War II; and in China during the Civil War.
The materials, consisting of correspondence, news dispatches, writings, diary, and notes, relate primarily to the Second Sino-Japanese
War, American military operations in North Africa, France, Belgium, and Germany, the occupation of Germany, the publication
of China Shakes the World, and reviews of his writings. An insight into United States Army operations in Europe and the Far
East during World War II is also provided.
The Jack Belden papers were acquired originally in 1990. Incremental materials, received in 2008, have been added alphabetically
at the end of the register by the original series.
Arranged into seven series: Biographical File, Correspondence, Office File, Writings, United States Army File, Incremental
Material, and Oversize Material.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Western Front.
China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
Smedley, Agnes, 1892-1950.