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A Treasure for Historical Studies: Research Materials of Chinese Oral History at Columbia University

Wang, Chengzhi

The rich Chinese oral history collections at Columbia University mainly consist of the Chinese Oral History Project collection, the China Missionaries Project collection, the Academia Sinica Institute of Modern History Oral History collection, and the Zhang Xueliang (Chang Hsuehliang, or Peter H. L. Chang) Oral History collection. This article intends to provide essential information on what is available, how to navigate through the multitudes of the collections, and how to communicate requests for access to Columbia libraries. It offers as an updated, comprehensive, consistent overview of Chinese oral history collections at Columbia for better access by users and librarians alike, particularly for Chinese-language users in Taiwan and China.

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Published In
Journal of Library and Information Studies
Volume
5
Issue
1-2
Pages
91 - 105
Academic Units
Libraries and Information Services
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