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SUB-SERIES Identifier: MC 552

Subseries A, Biographical and personal

Scope and Contents

Subseries A, Biographical and personal, 1939-1994, n.d. (#33.1-35.11, 80.1-80.2) contains material by and about General Claire Chennault, including articles about him by Anna Chennault and others, obituaries and tributes; writings by him, including drafts of a book titled My China Years; and preliminary treatments for a book and movie called Chennault of China and related correspondence. The subseries also includes Claire Chennault's diary, translated into Chinese, business and membership cards, and some miscellaneous financial and other papers.


  • 1939-2004
  • Majority of material found within 1955-1989

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted, except that #19.7, 80.4, 83.1, and 83.2 are closed until January 1, 2040, and #19.10, 19.12, 19.14, 30.5, and 57.7 are closed until January 1, 2026. Individual items throughout the collection are closed as noted to protect personal privacy.


34.4 linear feet ((82 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 3 folio folders, 2 folio+ folders, 2 oversize folders, 1 supersize folder, 17 photograph folders, 1 folio photograph folder)

Repository Details

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