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Asian Studies: China

Economic Cooperation Administration’s

Relief Mission in Post-War China, 1946-1948

Source

National Archives (U.S.)

Period

1946-1948

Content

38,096 images

Product Number

16330539

Product Code

GDSC-234

This collection demonstrates how officials of the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA)

looked for economic and cultural opportunities to promote U.S.-China relations, despite

the prevailing Cold War suspicions of any and all communists in the early Cold War era.

Topics include ECA efforts to urge the U.S. State Department to pursue a friendly economic

policy toward Communist China and not to jeopardize U.S.-China economic relations; ECA

representation of the opinion of many American businessmen in the face of U.S. State

Department and White House opposition; the failure of the Marshall Mission to China to

politicize theU.S. economic policy toward China; the effectiveness of the ECA’s implementation

of aid to China; and information on the China Aid Act as part of Title IV of the Foreign Assistance

Act. Documents include records of Donald S. Gilpatric, foreign service officer; regional offices

correspondences; chronological files and cables; interofficememos; subject files of the office

of the director; among other records.

Evangelism in China: Correspondence of

the Board of Foreign Mission, 1837 to 1911

Source

Presbyterian Historical Society

Period

1837-1911

Content

94,554 images

Product Number

16330544

Product Code

GDSC-241

The records of the Board of Foreign Missions (BFM) of the Presbyterian church provide

valuable information on social conditions in developing Third World nations and on efforts to

spread the gospel during the nineteenth century. Among the missions' responsibilities was

the establishment of indigenous churches, educational facilities, hospitals, orphanages, and

seminaries.

Original Microform Title: Board of Foreign Missions Correspondence and Reports: China 1837 to 1911