Inventory of the Paul C. Domke audiovisual materials
Finding aid prepared by Vishnu Jani
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
© 2008, revised 2013
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Stanford, CA 94305-6003
Title: Paul C. Domke audiovisual materials
Date (inclusive): 1936-1945
Collection Number: 78027
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material:
8 motion picture film reels, 1 envelope
(0.9 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Films and photographs, depicting missionary schools in China, 1936-1937; the effects of Japanese bombing in China, 1939; the
transport of a giant panda from China to the St. Louis Zoo, 1939; scenes at Angkor Wat, 1939; the United States Observer Mission
to Yenan, 1944-1945; American army headquarters in Chungking, 1945; and various other scenes in China, 1936-1945.
Domke, Paul C.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual
or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1978.
[Identification of item], Paul C. Domke audiovisual materials, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library
Teacher, Carleton College-in-China, 1937-1939; member, United States Observer Mission to Yenan, 1944-1945.
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection contains films and photographs, depicting missionary schools in China, 1936-1937; the effects of Japanese bombing
in China, 1939; the transport of a giant panda from China to the St. Louis Zoo, 1939; scenes at Angkor Wat, 1939; the United
States Observer Mission to Yenan, 1944-1945; American army headquarters in Chungking, 1945; and various other scenes in China,
1936-1945. Titles for films taken from film canister labels.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
China -- Pictorial works
World War, 1939-1945 -- China
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial works
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Pictorial works
Cambodia -- Pictorial works
Education -- China -- Pictorial works
United States. Observer Mission to Yenan, 1944-1945
Scope and Contents
Contains 1 print of Paul Domke, Dr. Ma Hai-teh (George Hatem), K'e Po-nien, Huang Hua; 1 print of Gen. Chu Te, Mao Tse-tung;
Col. Ivan Yeaton, Gen. Chen-chen, and U.S. Ambassador Patrick Hurley; 3 prints of scenes and people. All photographs taken
in Yenan, China, 1945
Motion picture films
"Yangtze Gorges, Ichang to Chunking"
"Angkor Wat, Hong Kong Harbor and Macau Peninsula"
"Mdme. Chiang's Warphanage and PCD at CBI HQ in Chungking"
1938 & February 1944 to April 1945
Scope and Contents
1. Mdme. Chiang Kai-shek's "War orphanages" in Sian, Shensi, fall of 1938. These shots taken in the courtyard of the English
Baptist Compound in the Tung-Kwan (east suburb) of Sian.
2. The river fording scenes are on the Wei River, north and east of Sian, near Fen Ling-tu.
3. Paul C. Domke mounting the steps of the Headquarters of CBI in Chungking on first visit in preparation for Dixie Mission
(before it's aborted).
4. Next several scenes are taken at the Infantry Training Center's Officer's Quarters and Mess Hall in Kweilin Kwanghsi. Swimming
in the Kuei River which joins the West River at Wuchow, near the border of Kwanghsi and Kwangtung. The medical officers of
the ITC with Domke, Dr. Gentry, Capt. Stelle, Lt. Dadian, Dr. Pomerantz, Sgt. Cary, Sgt. Remenih, Dr. Ma Hai Te, Dr. Doherty,
etc. on Kuei River bank where quarters were built. Next few scenes are of the Chinese Army students at the Signal School with
Lt. Smith, one of the instructors. Summits near the camp mounted with anti-aircraft weapons. Yenan: General Chu-Tel Yeh Chien-ying,
Huang Hua, Domke and Capt. Dolan coming out of Chu-Teh's cave after interview. Yenan Airstrip, Domke saying goodbye to some
members of B-29 crew which came out with him and the 8th Route Army from behind Japanese lines in April, 1945. B-25 fighters
on Yenan Airstrip. Dixie Mission after lunch front of Whittlesey Hall, Yenan.
Use copy available on-site for immediate use. Use copy reference number: 78027_f_0012803.
"Typical Day at Ming-I Middle School, Fenyang, Shansi"
"River boat trip up Yangtze Gorges, Ichang to Chunking"
"Movement of Ming Hsien and Ming-I Middle Schools, Sian to Mien-Hsien to Chin T'ang"
November 1938 to April 1939
"Scenes of the Red Basin at Kwan-hsien, and out on Chengtu Plain; University of Chengtu, Szechwan; aftermath of Japanese bomber
"Activities at Ming Hsien, Taiku, Shansi; experimental farm scenes, etc"
"Chinese Giant Panda 'Pao Pei'"
June 1939 to August 1939
Scope and Contents
Initial scenes photographed in Chengtu, Szechwan. Mr. Charles Schultz, owner, putting Pao-Pei through his paces in his front
yard, on campus of West China Union University in the south suburb of Chengtu. Next, Pao-Pei arrives in Hong Kong at Kai Tak
Airport in the custody of Dr. Gordan Campbell, Head of the Dental School at West China Union University. On sun deck of Empress
of India en route Honolulu and Canada; Mr. Vierheller, Director St. Louis meets with Trustee Lemp; stopover in Denver; arrival
of Pao Pei at St. Louis Airport. Escort Paul C. Domke bids animal farewell at Panda pit in St. Louis Zoo.
"Mong Hsien Talk, Oberlin in Shanghai"
"Angkor Wat, Hong Kong, Macau"