Register of the Flora Belle Jan letters

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Register of the Flora Belle Jan letters

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Brad Bauer, revised by Lyalya Kharitonova, 2012
Date Completed:
2011, 2012
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by Samira Bozorgi.
© 2011 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Flora Belle Jan letters
Dates: 1918-1949
Collection Number: 2011C26
Creator: Jan, Flora Belle, 1906-1950
Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Contains Flora Belle Jan's letters to her friend Ludmelia Holstein, relating to journalism in the United States and China and to personal matters. Published as Unbound Spirit: Letters of Flora Belle Jan (Urbana, 2009).
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Flora Belle Jan letters, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2011.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

Flora Belle Jan, a Chinese American journalist, was born in the United States in 1906 to immigrant parents. She studied literature at University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. Jan worked as a journalist in both the United States and China for The Fresno Herald, The San Francisco Examiner, The Chinese Students' Monthly, The Peking Chronicle, and other periodicals. Her writings reflect the encounters and reflections of a Chinese American woman in an era of race and gender limitations.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of letters by Flora Belle Jan written over a thirty-year period, recording her personal struggles in an environment of political turmoil in the 1930s and 1940s, offering unique insight into the social and political situation of an educated, middle-class, professional Chinese American woman.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Journalism--United States.
Journalism--China.
Chinese American women.
Journalists.
Holstein, Ludmelia, 1905-1976.


Collection Contents

Box: 1

United States, 1918-1932

Box/Folder: 1

California, 1918-1925

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

1918

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

1919

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

1921

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

1922

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

1923

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

1924

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

1925

Box/Folder: 1

Chicago, 1926-1932

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

1926

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

1927

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

1928

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

1929

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

1930

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

1931

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

1932

Box/Folder: 2

China, 1932-1949

Box/Folder: 2

Kaifeng, 1932-1933

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

1932

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

1933

Box/Folder: 2

Peiping (Beijing), 1934-1941

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

1934

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

1935

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

1936

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

1937

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

1938

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

1939

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

1940

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

1941

Box/Folder: 2

Chungking (Chongqing), 1944-1945

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

1945

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

1946

Box/Folder: 2

Shanghai, 1947-1949

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

1947

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

1948

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

1949