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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement Statement

  • Title: Joshua B. Powers collection
    Date (inclusive): 1876-1969
    Collection Number: 68026
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 7 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (4.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, telegrams, biographies, articles, pamphlets, clippings, writings, photographs, maps, scrapbooks, and memorabilia relating to Homer Lea, military adviser to Sun Yat-sen and author of The Valor of Ignorance, and to the revolutionary movement in China, circa 1900-1920. Includes writings and correspondence of Homer Lea, Ethel Lea, and Joshua B. Powers.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Powers, Joshua B.
    Creator: Lea, Ethel

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joshua B. Powers collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1968.

    Accruals

    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 at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Joshua B. Powers

    1892 August 25 Born, Owensboro, Kentucky
    1911-1913 Student, University of Texas
    1926-1972 Representative, <title render="italic">La Prensa</title>, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and other publications, New York City
      Manager, United Press Association, Buenos Aires; chairman of Joshua B. Powers, Inc.; representative of newspapers in foreign countries
      Recipient, U.S. Cabot award, Columbia University; Commendator Order of Bernardo O'Higgins (Chile); Official Ordem Cruzeiro Do Sul (Brazil); gold medal, Pan American Society
      Author, <emph render="italic">Argentina's New Freedom</emph>

    Biographical Note

    Homer Lea

    1876 November 17 Born, Denver, Colorado
    1894-1896 Student, Occidental College, Los Angeles
    1897-1900 Student, Stanford University
    1900-1901 Lieutenant-General, Imperial Reform Army, China, under Kang Yu Wei, Grand President, Chinese Empire Reform Association
    1900 Undertook relief of Kwang Hsu, Emperor of China
    1902-1904 Organized Chinese military schools in U.S. and Chinese Imperial Army (C.I.A.)
    1908 Author, The Vermillion Pencil
    1909 Author, The Valor of Ignorance
    1910-1912 Military adviser to Sun Yat-Sen
    1912 Author, The Day of the Saxon
    1912 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, telegrams, biographies, articles, pamphlets, clippings, writings, photographs, maps, scrapbooks, and memorabilia relating to Homer Lea, military adviser to Sun Yat-sen and author of The Valor of Ignorance, and to the revolutionary movement in China, circa 1900-1920. Includes writings and correspondence of Homer Lea, Ethel Lea, and Joshua B. Powers.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is organized into six series: Correspondence of Homer Lea and Ethel Lea (Mrs. Homer Lea), Correspondence of Joshua B. Powers and Albert H. Powers, Collected Writings of Homer Lea, Collected Writings of Joshua B. Powers, Subject File, Miscellany, and Photographs.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Lea, Homer, 1876-1912.
    Sun, Yat-sen, 1866-1925.
    Americans--China.
    China--History--20th century.
    China--History--Revolution, 1911-1912.
    Great Britain--Defenses.
    United States--Defenses.