Papers of Frank Tillman Durdin, China specialist, journalist for the
New York Times (1937-1974) and the first American journalist granted a visa to reenter China in 1971. During his career, Durdin reported
on the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), the collapse of European colonial rule in Indo-China and the emergence of the People's
Republic of China.
Frank Tillman Durdin was born on March 20, 1907, in Elkhart, Texas. He began his career in journalism during high school
as editor of the weekly newspaper Pecos Enterprise. During college Durdin worked intermittently for the San Antonio Express and the Los Angeles Times.
29.8 Linear feet
(27 archives boxes, 5 card files boxes, 16 records cartons, and 1 flat box)
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