1.2 cubic feet (55 folders)
The papers of a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism primarily pertain to his years as a professor of journalism at St. John’s University, Shanghai, China, and an adviser to the Nationalist Chinese Ministry of Information. Included are transcripts of oral interviews, correspondence, literary productions, minutes, printed materials, maps, lists, photographs, and books. Topics include Votaw’s life; writers, missionaries, political and military leaders, and events in China (1922-1977); U.S. China policy; Chinese and American journalism and newspapers; the Shanghai Short Story Club; and St. John’s University and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
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