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Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau records

 Collection
Identifier: 3318

Scope and Contents

This collections primarily contains clipping files from the Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau, chiefly dating from the 1980s and 1990s. Materials include news clippings, news wires, magazine articles, speeches, press releases, published reports, newsletters, and pamphlets reflecting a broad range of topics covered by the Times in China.

The bulk of the collection is in English, with some Chinese documents. Many of the clippings are from American newspapers and magazines, as well Chinese English-language newspapers. The clipping files are arranged alphabetically into two series: by subject (Boxes 1-61) and people (62-72). There is also a small grouping of article clippings and personnel files for LA Times correspondents David Holley, Jim Mann, and Rone Tempest (Box 73) and three folders of administrative records consisting of a file related to Chinese employees of the Times, expense receipts for correspondent David R. Holley; and a "Los Angeles Times Travel & Entertainment Guide: Policy for Reimbursable Business Expenses" guide (Box 74). Note: file folder labels in the boxes sometimes include coverage dates which may be incorrect.

Dates

  • 1970s-2000s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the East Asian Library at eal@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the East Asian Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Biographical / Historical

The Los Angeles Times, founded in 1881, is the primary newspaper serving the city and county of Los Angeles, California. For thirty years, the newspaper's Hong Kong Bureau served as its chief post for reporting on China. Following the United States formal recognition of the People's Republic of China in 1979, the bureau moved to Beijing under the leadership of bureau chief Linda Mathews.

Extent

81.8 Linear Feet (74 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Chinese

Abstract

This collections primarily contains clipping files from the Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau, chiefly dating from the 1980s and 1990s. Materials include news clippings, news wires, magazine articles, speeches, press releases, published reports, newsletters, and pamphlets reflecting a broad range of topics covered by the Times in China.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Clay Dube, 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by USC students in 2019 as part of the "Piloting a Shared Practice for Accessible Archival Descriptions" Dean's Challenge Grant. Additional description by Diann Benti in 2021.

Title
Finding aid for the Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau records
Status
Completed
Author
Diann Benti
Date
2021 November
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries East Asian Library Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library
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Los Angeles California 90089-1825 United States