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John Birge Sawyer diaries : holograph and typescript, 1910-1962.
BANC FILM 2334; BANC FILM 2747; BANC FILM 2760; BANC MSS 81/62 c v.1; ...
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Title:

John Birge Sawyer diaries : holograph and typescript, 1910-1962

Creator/Contributor:

Sawyer, John Birge, 1881-1970, creator

Abstract:

V.1: summary of life before 1910 with biographical information on parents; schooling in Germany, San Jose, and at University of California at Berkeley; work with U.S. Bureau of Immigration at Portland. Vols. 2-5: 1911-1936, cover his work with Immigration Bureau at Portland and Angel Island; consular service at Hong Kong and Shanghai. Comments on Chinese culture, Chinese immigration; domestic and professional life; problems and scandals of bureaucracy; foreign community in China; excursions and travels; political and civil strife in China. (V. 2: 1911-1918; v.3: 1918-1922; v.4: 1922-1930; v.5: 1930-1936). V.6: 1936-1962, covers Shanghai during WW II; internment by Japanese forces; repatriation; consular work at Ciudad Juárez and Nogales; retirement. Some volumes include financial records. v.l: summary of life to 1911; v.2: 1911-1918; v.3: 1918-1922; v.4: 1922-1930; v.5: 1930-1936; v.6: 1936-1962.

Date:

1910 (issued)

Subject:

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Sawyer, John Birge -- 1881-1970 -- Diaries
University of California, Berkeley.
United States. -- Consulate General (Shanghai, China)
United States. -- Consulate General (Hong Kong, China)
United States. -- Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization.
Education -- Germany
Education -- California
Chinese -- United States
Americans -- China
Emigration and immigration law -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Shanghai
Shanghai (China) -- History -- Japanese Invasion, 1932
China -- Politics and government -- 20th century
China -- Social life and customs
China -- Description and travel
United States -- Foreign relations -- China
China -- Foreign relations -- United States
California -- Emigration and immigration

Note:

V.2 : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2334.
V. 1, 3 and 4 : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2747.
V. 5 and 6 : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2760.

Type:

Diaries.

Physical Description:

print
6 v.
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 2608) and positive.
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 3107) and positive.
negative (BNEG Box 3122) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC FILM 2334
BANC FILM 2747
BANC FILM 2760
BANC MSS 81/62 c v.1
BANC MSS 81/62 c v.2
BANC MSS 81/62 c v.3
BANC MSS 81/62 c v.4
BANC MSS 81/62 c v.5
BANC MSS 81/62 c v.6
BANC MSS 81/62 c
BANC FILM 2334, etc.

Origin:

California