The China Medical Board, Inc. Collection, 1914-1971, consists almost exclusively of material dealing with the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), 1918-1951. The Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) appears to have sent to its financial supporters, first the China Medical Board and then the China Medical Board, Inc., much of its correspondence, memos and reports, to keep those in New York informed as to what was going on in China. As the ownership of the buildings and grounds of the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) was transferred from the CMB to the CMB, Inc., many records were also transferred. This accounts for many pre-1928 documents found in the files.
Chiu, Chung-Wei correspondence, 1949-1950 0.2 linear feet
Duncan Ferguson papers, undated 1.14 Cubic Feet
Duncan Ferguson was a New York City-based sculptor and the husband of Alice Decker. Many of the photographs were taken in China, as his father, John Calvin Ferguson, was the founder and president of Nanking University and an advisor to the Chinese Government. Mary Ferguson, whose papers are held at the Rockefeller Archive Center, was his sister.
Galia Bodde Papers, 1986-1993 0.5 linear feet
Three typescripts by Galia Bodde: "Memories: My childhood and Youth in Russia, Siberia and Manchuria, 1900-1920" (1986)"A Russian Family in China under the Japanese: Letters from Peking by N. A. Speshnev, His Wife and Son, June 28, 1937-November 14, 1941" (1989), and "The Speshnevs Again in Russia: 90 Letters from Antonina Alexeyevna Speshneva, December 5, 1947-May 17, 1958 (1992).
The papers focus on the years after World War II and the reconstruction of the Peking Union Medical College, and include reports and correspondence by Loucks from China Medical Board, Inc. sponsored trips to the Far East, 1951-1964. The countries surveyed include: Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Siam (Thailand), Burma, Ceylon, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Korea, Vietnam, and the Trust Territory. The reports include information not only about the status of medical education, but also about the social and political climate of each country.
John H. Knowles papers, 1944-1980, bulk 1960-1979 50.17 Cubic Feet
The John H. Knowles papers consist of professional and personal correspondence, reports, manuscripts, scrapbooks, appointment calendars, information files, photographs, slides, tapes, and a film relating to his administrative posts at Massachusetts General Hospital and The Rockefeller Foundation, and to his medical career. Most of the papers date from his tenure at Massachusetts General Hospital. There is very little concerning The Rockefeller Foundation or his personal life.
June Rose Garrott papers, 1960-2015 22 linear feet
The most substantial part of the collection is the extensive correspondence between Nien Cheng and June Rose Garrott (originals have been scanned onto discs). There are letters; WWW print-outs; email print-outs; artwork; audio cassettes; VHS tapes; DVDs; CDs; photographs; a scroll; a fan; printed ephemera; books; and a bust of Lao She.
Margaret Mead papers, 1940-1962, bulk 1947-1952 35 linear feet
Material mostly related to courses taught by Mead including essays, reports, notes, and interview transcriptions (both by Mead and others) related to courses in Research in Contemporary Culture(R.C.C) and Studies for Contemporary Culture(S.C.C).
The material in the Mary E. Ferguson papers deals with the research, writing, and publication of "China Medical Board - Peking Union Medical College: A Chronicle of Fruitful Collaboration, 1914-1951," published in New York, 1970. The strength of the collection lies in the primary source documents: interviews with former staff at the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), correspondence relating to the book's conception through publication, and reports of China during the Japanese occupation and after nationalization in 1951. Much of the research correspondence had been photocopied from the files of the China Medical Board, Inc., and the Rockefeller Foundation. (The book is an administrative history of PUMC, and most of the research material deals with the staff and administration of the institution.)