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Register of the China Defense Supplies Records
2008C96  
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Description
The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, and financial and personnel records relating to procurement and shipment of war materiel from the United States to China during World War II, military operations in the China-Burma-India Theater, and wartime diplomatic relations between China and the United States. The office files of William S. Youngman, Jr., President of China Defense Supplies, can be found throughout the collection.
Background
China Defense Supplies, Inc. was the main agency for coordinating Lend-Lease aid to China from the United States. Incorporated in the United States in 1941, China Defense Supplies was an organization of the Chinese government chaired by T. V. Soong, but staffed by Americans and based in Washington, D.C.
Extent
50 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (23.1 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.