Partial Inventory of the Wilbur J. Peterkin Papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff.
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Title: Wilbur J. Peterkin papers
Collection Number: 76018
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 9 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes, 1 album box, 3 motion picture film reels, 1 microfilm reel, 2 videotape cassettes, memorabilia (4.5 linear feet)
Date (inclusive): 1943-1994
Abstract: Diary transcripts, letters, reports, maps, photographs, motion picture film, and memorabilia, relating to Chinese communist forces and the Japanese occupation of China during World War II. Includes weapons, clothing and equipment used by Chinese communists during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Peterkin, Wilbur J., 1904-

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wilbur J. Peterkin papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Colonel, United States Army; executive officer and commanding officer, Observer Mission with Chinese communist forces, Yenan, China, 1944-1945.

Scope and Content of Collection

Diary transcripts, letters, reports, maps, photographs, motion picture film, and memorabilia, relating to Chinese communist forces and the Japanese occupation of China during World War II. Includes weapons, clothing and equipment used by Chinese communists during World War II.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army.
United States. Observer Mission to Yenan, 1944-1945.
Communism--China.
Guerrillas--China.
Motion pictures.
Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945.
Video tapes.
World War, 1939-1945--China.

Motion picture film Film shelf

Motion picture film 1944

 

China U.S.A.O.S. 1944

Scope and Contents note

Film shot by Wilbur J. Peterkin while stationed in China during World War II. 16mm, color and black and white, silent. Roll 2. Use copy reference number: 76018_f_0008113
 

Mission to Yenan, Roll 5 circa 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Film shot by Wilbur J. Peterkin while stationed in China during World War II. 16 mm, black and white, silent. Roll 5. Use copy reference number: 76018_f_0008114
Motion picture film Film shelf

Dixie Compound, Roll 4

Scope and Contents note

Film shot by Wilbur J. Peterkin while stationed in China during World War II. 16mm, color, silent. Roll 4. Use copy reference number: 76018_f_0008799.
Box 5

Photographs 1943-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 1

September 1943 - December 1943

Box/Folder 5 : 2

January 1944 - February 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 3

March 1944 - May 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 4

June 1944 - July 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 5

August 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 6

September 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 7

October 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 8

November 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 9

December 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 10

January 1945 - February 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 11

March 1945 - June 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 12

July 1945 - September 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 13

Post-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 14-15

Undated, likely 1943-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 16

Maps and Outline of Voyage, circa 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 17

Small photo album, 1943-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 18

Time"Specially printed for members of the U.S. armed forces overseas" December 10, 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 19

Larger photographs, July 1944 - December 1944; pictures of maps, circa 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 20

Peterkin: "Inside China: An Eyewitness Account of America's Mission in Yenan," preliminary draft, 1992

Box/Folder 5 : 21

Photo negatives, circa 1944, 1978

Box/Folder 5 : 22

Color photo slides, 1943 - 1945

Box 6

Correspondence, 1943-1945

Box/Folder 6 : 1

July 1943-August 1943

Box/Folder 6 : 2

September 1943

Box/Folder 6 : 3

October 1943-December 1943

Box/Folder 6 : 4

January 1944-February 1944

Box/Folder 6 : 5

March 1944

Box/Folder 6 : 6

April 1944

Box/Folder 6 : 7

May 1944

Box 9

Correspondence, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 9 : 1

June 1944

Box/Folder 9 : 2

July 1944

Box/Folder 9 : 3

August 1944-September 1944

Box/Folder 9 : 4

January 1945-February 1945, April 1945

Box/Folder 9 : 5

May 1945-July 1945

 

Rest of collection not yet described