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Indusco Inc. records, 1938-1985 

Creator: 
Indusco, Inc
Phys. Desc: 
93 linear feet (180 boxes, 30 oversize folders in 14 flat boxes, 2 card file boxes, 1 glass slide box)
Call Number: 
MS#0644
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Industrial cooperatives were established in China in order to aid in industrial production during the Sino-Japanese War. The CIC (Chinese Industrial Cooperatives) had three main headquarters (in northwest, southwest, and southeast China) to form the basis for small cooperative industries throughout the country, which in 1946 numbered 1,700 but which in 1948 had decreased to fewer than 500.

Scope and Contents

These files contain typewritten reports of sub-units to the partent organization; periodicals and other publications issued in Chinese by the three regional headquarters (the early ones are probably quite rare); publications in English by these headquarters and by American committees formed to aid in the movement; mounted photographs showing the work of the cooperatives and their leaders; albums of newspaper clippings on the movement, emanating from the U.S. and abroad; maps showing locations of cooperatives; pencil sketches and watercolors of cooperatives at work; and other material concerning this important organization which was largly responsible for China's ability to feed and clothe, and otherwise care for her people as well as to carry on a major war. 1985 ADDITION: Correspondence, memos, and printed materials of Hugh Deane, including files on the revival of the CIC in the 1980s.