Register of the Alexander H. Buchman Papers, 1927-1989

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Title: Alexander H. Buchman Papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-2003
Collection Number: 84075
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes, 10 envelopes, 5 motion picture film reels, 2 videotape cassettes, 14 slides, 6 phonotape cassettes (2 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, police reports, printed matter, motion picture film, still photographs, and slides, relating to Leon Trotsky and Trotskyism, especially in China and the United States, to the Trotskyist C. Frank Glass, and to Rayna Prohme, revolutionary American journalist in China. Includes film and photographs of Leon Trotsky and members of his entourage in Coyoacan, Mexico, 1939-1940, Shanghai and other areas of China, ca. 1934-1939, including scenes of the bombing of Shanghai, 1937, and executions of leftists in China, ca. 1927-1932; and a sound recording of a telephone address to followers in the United States made by Trotsky from Mexico in 1938.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Buchman, Alexander H.

Access

Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alexander H. Buchman Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fourth International.
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940.
China--Views.
China.
Communism.
Mexico.
Moving-pictures.
Phonotapes.
Russia (Federation)
Shanghai (China)
Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945.
Slides (Photography).
Soviet Union.
Video tapes.

 

Film reels

Reel 1-2

Leon Trotsky and members of his entourage in Coyoacan, Mexico, ca. 1939-1940

Reel 3

Street scenes in Shanghai, China, ca. 1938-1939

Note: 16mm print, silent

Access

Use copy available on-site for immediate use. Use copy reference number: 84075_f_0010513.

Scope and Contents note

Depicts the foreign presence in Shanghai. Opening shots show U.S.S. Augusta leaving Shanghai. Other scenes show French, British, American (4th Marines), and Shanghai Municipal Police.
Reel 4

Bombing of Shanghai in during the Sino-Japanese War 1937

Note: 16mm print, black & white, silent

Access

Use copy available on-site for immediate use. Use copy reference number: 84075_f_0010530.

Scope and Contents note

Primarily scenes on or near Shanghai Bund on 'Bloody Saturday,' August 14, 1939, when Chinese aircraft tried to bomb the Japanese cruiser Idzumo but instead bombed Nanking Road and the Bund, and Nanking Road at the New World Entertainment Centre.
Reel 5

Foreign warships and troops in Shanghai, China, ca. 1937-1939

Note: 16mm print, black & white, silent

Access

Use copy available on-site for immediate use. Use copy reference number: 84075_f_0010531.

Scope and Contents note

Scenes of poverty, life on the streets, the dispossessed, refugees. Shanghai, 1938-1939.
 

Photographs

Note: circa 800 prints / 10 envelopes, 14 slides
Envelope A-C

circa 750 contact prints of Leon Trotsky and members of his entourage in Coyoacan, Mexico, circa 1939-1940

Envelope D

12 enlarged prints of Leon Trotsky in Coyoacan, Mexico circa 1939-1940

Envelope E

6 enlarged prints of Leon Trotsky with his wife and members of his entourage in Coyoacan, Mexico, circa 1939-1940

Envelope F

14 enlarged prints of members of the entourage of Leon Trotsky in Coyoacan, Mexico circa 1939-1940.

Envelope G

3 enlarged prints, including 2 of Diego Rivera in Coyoacan, Mexico and 1 of a painting by Rivera, circa 1939-1940

Envelope H

40 prints of executions of leftists in China circa 1927-1932

Slide Box I

14 color slides of Leon Trotsky in Mexico circa 1939-1940

Envelope I

2 copies of one print and negative depicting the core members of the provisional central committee of the Communist League of China (Trotskyist opposition) 1936

Envelope J

19 prints depicting members of the Communist League of China, 1923-1982, and atrocities in the Wuhan area, 1929-1930,

Scope and Contents note

Includes a print of Agnes Smedley with others, 1932 or 1933.
Box: 1-4

Correspondence, writings, police reports, and printed matter, relating to Leon Trotsky and Trotskyism, especially in China and the United States, to the Trotskyist C. Frank Glass, and to Rayna Prohme, revolutionary American journalist in China.