Preliminary Inventory to the Jay Calvin Huston papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Title: Jay Calvin Huston papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1931
Collection Number: 47005
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English and Russian
Physical Description: 14 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes, 1 microfilm reel (5.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Writings, pamphlets, leaflets, and clippings relating to cultural, political, and economic conditions in China, and to communism and Soviet influence in China.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Huston, Jay Calvin.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jay Calvin Huston papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1947.


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Biographical Note

American consular official in China, 1917-1932.

Scope and Content of Collection

Writings, pamphlets, leaflets, and clippings relating to cultural, political, and economic conditions in China, and to communism and Soviet influence in China.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Department of State.
China--Economic conditions--1912-1949.
China--Foreign relations--United States.
China--Politics and government--1912-1949.
United States--Foreign relations--China.
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--China.
China--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
Diplomats--United States.



Box 1

I: Personal documents of M. Hassis, Soviet Vice-Consul in Canton

Boxes 1-3

II: Communism - China

Box 3

III: Civilization - China


IV: Student movement - China

Boxes 3-4

V: Religion - China

Boxes 4-5

VI: Political parties - China (Kuomintang)

Boxes 5-6

VII: Labor and laboring classes - China


1. General - History


2. Strikes and lockouts


3. Trade unions

Box 7

VIII: Economic conditions - China

Box 8

IX: Commerce - Customs - China


X: Foreign relations - China

Box 9

XI: The United States and China


XII: The United States and Russia


XIII: Japan - Korea


XIV: Great Britain

Boxes 9-10

XV: Russia

Box 11

XVI: Miscellaneous

Box 12

Voluntary report, "What Will Be the Political Outcome of the KMT-Labor Communist Movement in China--Chaos and Sovietism, or a New Political Form in International Affairs?," draft


Manuscript (typed, written), "The Rise of Modern Industrialism in China"


Report, "The Labor Situation in China," 1923 March 1


Reports (carbons) re wreck and robbery of Tientsin-Pukov Express, with newspaper clippings, 1923 May 6


Sun Yat-sen


Official proclamations (in English)


"The International Development of China," printed Program I: Part V (10 pp. plus 2 pp. diagrams)


"The International Development of China," printed Program II (pp. 11-30), diagrams inserted


Newspaper clippings from The Independent Herald, Hankow, entitled "Dr. Sun Yat Sen: The Father of Chaos" (7 pp.), 1925 February 3




Printed materials


Newspaper clippings




Correspondence (one letter)






Printed materials


Chinese Correspondence (Vol. 2, Nos. 6-7)


Pan-Pacific Trade Union Conference


Bulletin of Proceedings, Hankow, 1927 May


Vol. 1, Nos. 1-5, 11-14, 1927


Photograph (unidentified)

Box 13

"Civilization and Culture" - Newspaper clippings regarding various subjects (Tong Wars, etc.), circa 1922-1925


"Currency and Public Debts" - Copies of correspondence with Frederick Dumont, Commercial Office, State Department, 1928 December 31, 1929 January 22 and March 20


"Chinese History" - Printed materials re Canton Incident, Japan, Soviet Union, etc.


"Constitutional Government in China" - Printed materials


American policy in China


Printed materials




Memo on American Policy in China - Past, Present and Future


Rockhill's memorandum on the Open Door Policy in China


Letter (carbon) to Secretary of State (No. 2636) from Jay C. Huston (2 pp.)


Report (corrected), "Encouragement of the Importation of Specified Classes of Commodities into U.S. and Extension. . . (of U.S.) Investments. . . (in) China," 1921 October 20


Report (carbon), "The Chinese Renaissance and Its Relation to Soviet Policy in the Far East," Sec. 1., 1923 August 8; Ibid, Sec. II, 1922 September 15


Miscellaneous materials


"Political," (9 pp.) by C. P. Murray, 1929 April 1


Revised regulations of the Mutual Assistance Society (or Chinese Socialist Society of Canton) (22 pp.)


Editorials, Peking and Tientsin Times, 1922 May 6-27


"A Review of Political Conditions in the Canton Consular District," (51 pp. plus enclosures), 1927 December 31


Ibid (23 pp. plus enclosures), 1927 December


Report, "The Significance to Foreigners in China of the Anti-Christian Outburst" (37 pp. plus enclosures), 1924-1925


Report, including introduction with description of contents, pp. a-j. Subject: political situation in China, 1911-1924 (and Hankow, 1925 January-March), undated


Sun Yat-sen - Miscellaneous typed and written materials; report regarding the Foreign News Services of China by Don D. Patterson, 1922 January 15

Box 14

Printed material


American Foreign Service Journal, 1932 August


Reply Letters by S. P. Smith to R. F. Johnston's Letters to a Missionary, Commercial Press, Ltd., Shanghai, 1919


Printed address by Byron Brenan, H.B.M.'s Consul-General at Shanghai, entitled The Office of District Magistrate in China, Shanghai, 1899


American Trust publication, Review of the Pacific (various issues), 1927-1929


Miscellaneous reports, manuscripts


Prominent Men in the KMT (translation of Soviet reports), 1926 May


Spread of Labor Union Movement. . . Yangtsze Valley (4 pp.)


Sketch history of Chinese Communist Party (40 pp.)


Voluntary report, "Will Chinese Capitalism Be Willing to Save China from Chaos and Communism?" (49 pp.), 1931 November 15


"Peasant, Workers, Soldiers Revolt of at Canton" (53 pp. plus enclosures). Addressed to J. V. A. MacMurray, American Minister, Peking, 1927 December 11-13


Political conditions in Canton District (13 pp. plus enclosures). Addressed to F. L. Mayer, 1927 October


Political conditions in Canton Consular District (12 pp. plus enclosures). Addressed to F. L. Mayer, 1928 March


Comments on a book (typed)


Political report (carbon), undated


"Communism in South China: The Hai-Lu-Fend Soviet" (carbon manuscript) (15 pp.), 1928 February 7


Jay Calvin Huston, "Sun Yat-sen, the Kuomingtang and the Chinese Russian Political and Economic Alliance," typescript draft (187 p.)

Reel 1

Jay Calvin Huston, "Sun Yat-sen, the Kuomingtang and the Chinese Russian Political and Economic Alliance," typescript draft (216 p.)