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United Service to China Records

Consists of records of an umbrella organization, originally known as United China Relief (1941-1945) and later as United Service to China (1946-1966), which coordinated various agencies in their wartime and post-war civilian relief activities to aid the people of Nationalist China, first on the mainland and subsequently on Taiwan. Agencies represented include the American Bureau for Medical Advancement in China, the American Friends Service Committee, Indusco, Inc., the Institute of Pacific Relations, and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. There are general files of correspondence, articles, speeches, annual reports, budgets, financial statements, documents, agency and committee files, minutes of meetings, files of national, state, and local fund raising material; biographical files on Chinese and American people with interests in aiding China; and publicity and educational program materials. Also present is a large group of photographs of places, events, and people, including such figures as Pearl S. Buck, Walt Disney, Hu Shih, V. K. Wellington Koo, Henry R. Luce, Mary Pickford, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.