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Descriptive Inventory for the U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association, Chicago Chapter records, 1971-1983

U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association, Chicago Chapter records

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Descriptive Inventory for the U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association, Chicago Chapter records, 1971-1983

Prepared by Linda Montalbano; ed. by Peter T. Alter and Rachel Juris, 2011.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association, Chicago Chapter records, 1971-1983 (inclusive)
Creator: U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association. Chicago Chapter
Dates: 1971-1983 (inclusive)
Bib number: 00067158
Call number: MSS Lot U
Size:7.5 linear ft. (18 boxes)
2 sound recordings
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association, Chicago Chapter records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include publications of the U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association, cataloged separately.

Collection Summary +/-

Meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, financial statements, by-laws, membership materials, newsletters, photographs, and other records of the U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association (USCPFA), Chicago Chapter, an educational organization to develop understanding between the people of the U.S. and the People's Republic of China (PRC). Materials document administrative activities of the Chicago Chapter, as well events sponsored by the group, such as film screenings, speaking engagements, and art exhibitions. Also includes newsletters of other USCPFA chapters.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association (USCPFA), a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization based in the United States, was founded in 1974. The organization is made up of numerous chapters divided into four geographic regions, including the Chicago Chapter in the Midwest Region. The USCPFA developed and strengthened friendship and understanding between the people of the U.S. and the People's Republic of China (PRC). USCPFA produced events such as film screenings and festivals, organized public speakers and art exhibitions, and published and distributed materials of interest on U.S.-China relations and local events. Other USCPFA activities included tours to the PRC, student exchanges, citizenship and language classes, and seminars. As of 2011, the USCPFA remained active.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Communism
Cultural relations
Organizations:
U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association
U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association. Chicago Chapter--Archives
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Financial records
Lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Photographic prints
Press releases
Slides--Color
Geographic:
China--Relations--United States--20th century
China--Study and teaching
United States--Relations--China--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in four series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Administrative files, 1972-1978 (box 1-4)
Series 2. Membership files, 1974-1977 (box 4-7)
Series 3. Events and programs, 1972-1982 (box 7-13)
Series 4. Publications and miscellaneous materials, 1971-1983 (box 13-18)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Michael Wawzenek using Oxygen XML Editor, 2015.
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Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
Processing Note:Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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