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  • Title: Alonzo Bland Calder papers
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1956
    Collection Number: 75007
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 46 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (19.2 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Memoranda, reports, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and pamphlets, relating to American foreign and economic relations with China in the interwar period and immediately after World War II, and to American foreign and trade relations with the Soviet Union, Egypt and Malaya.
    Creator: Calder, Alonzo Bland, 1892-
    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.


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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alonzo Bland Calder papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1892 Born, Iowa
    1915 Secretary to Jeremiah Smith, Jr. on relief mission to Turkey, Rockefeller Foundation
    1916 Clerk, American Legation, Berne, and American Embassy, Petrograd
    1917-1920 Petrograd, New York City and Shanghai in various capacities for W.R. Grace & Co.
    1920-1922 Department of Commerce clerk, Peking; later, Trade Commissioner and Assistant Commercial Attache under Julean Arnold
    1923-1926 Assistant Trade Commissioner, Tokyo
    1926-1928 Trade Commissioner, Shanghai
    1928-1930 Assistant Commercial Attache, Peking
    1930-1939 Assistant Commercial Attache, Shanghai
    1939-1941 Consul, Shanghai
    1940 (?) Held in diplomatic custody by the Japanese until June 1942
    1942 Repatriated and assigned to Moscow as First Secretary in charge of economic studies
    1942-1943 Second Secretary and Consul, American Embassy, Moscow
    1943-1945 First Secretary and Consul, Moscow
    1945 First Secretary, American Embassy, Cairo
    1945 First Secretary, American Embassy, Chungking
    1945-1949 Commercial Attache, Shanghai
    1952 Retired

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    China -- Foreign relations -- United States
    United States -- Foreign relations -- China
    Diplomats -- United States
    Soviet Union -- Commerce -- United States
    United States -- Commerce -- Soviet Union
    China -- Commerce -- United States
    United States -- Commerce -- China
    Egypt -- Commerce -- United States
    Malaya -- Commerce -- United States
    United States -- Commerce -- Egypt
    United States -- Commerce -- Malaysia -- Malaya
    United States. Department of State