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Alley, Rewi, 1897-1987



  • Existence: 1897 - 1987

Rewi Alley was born in New Zealand on October 8, 2018. He served overseas in the First World War. After returning to New Zealand from the war, he left to witness the Chinese revolution in 1926. He arrived on April 21, 1927. While in China he sought to improve the conditions of workers and helped to develop the Chinese Industrial Cooperatives with the slogan of “Gung Ho,” or work together. Part of his work with the Chinese Industrial Cooperatives included setting up training schools across China. Alley served as headmaster from 1945-1949 for one school in Shandan. He helped to revive the organization in the 80s. The New Zealand and Chinese governments recognized Alley for his contributions in China before and after his death on December 27, 1987.


New Zealand History, via WWW, October 8, 2018 (b. 2 Dec, 1897; d. 27 Dec 1987; New Zealand; China, 1926; served WWI; arrived China, 21 April 1927; INDUSCO; schools; Shuangshipu, headmaster, 1949; gov’t New Zealand and China honor; December 27, 1987)

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical material about and by Helen Foster Snow, 1935-1987

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 8 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains papers and articles written by and about Helen Foster Snow, including autobiographical pieces by Snow; articles about her pseudonym by June Rice, and other papers by Kelly Ann Long and Lora Sabin. Also included are articles about Helen's 80th birthday celebration and exhibition, the Helen Foster Snow Institute at Utah State University, and correspondence.

Edgar Snow papers, 1928-1994

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 8 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains information written by or about Edgar Parks Snow. Includes correspondence, poetry, manuscripts, articles about Red Star Over China and other literature, notes, articles on Edgar written or typed by Helen and others, symposium speeches about Edgar, financial papers, obituaries, and pamphlets.

Helen Foster Snow artifacts, approximately 1850

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains artifacts from Helen Foster Snow's family and career, including an ancestral coverlet, items from Chinese cooperatives, clothing worn or obtained while in China, certificates, and medals. Also contains a list of artifacts and accompanying descriptions provided by Helen Foster Snow. Dated approximnately 1850, and approximately 1925 to 1991.

Helen Foster Snow books, 1938-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains items in Chinese written by Helen Foster Snow (as herself and under her pseudonym, Nym Wales) such as the Chinese editions of Song of Ariran, Inside Red China, and Return to China- and by Wu Jiliang. Also items in English, by various authors (one by Nym Wales: "China Builds For Democracy"), on Chinese history, tourism, government, and other subjects related to the country. Includes biographies of Americans with connections to China. Dated from 1938-2000.

Helen Foster Snow collection addendum, 1925-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains materials added later to the Helen Foster Snow collection, including documents, books, and pamphlets. Materials span much of her life, and represent many of her experiences both in the United States and in China. Materials date from 1925 to 2000.

Helen Foster Snow documents written in Chinese, 1927-1997

 Sub-Series — Box: 35
Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains essays by Helen Foster Snow, a Chinese translation of one of her novels, articles and reports on Helen Foster Snow, papers on Edgar Snow, letters to Helen, articles about Helen's friends and Indusco, copies of articles Helen collected, essays by Edgar, a film on Helen, and letters about Helen and her book. Materials range from 1927 to 1997.This sub-series contains manuscripts in Chinese that deal with a number of various subjects. Only the titles have been translated to aid...

Helen Foster Snow essays, 1919-1993

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 3 Sub-Series 17
Scope and Contents Essays written by Helen Foster Snow, ranging from 1919 to 1993. Includes untitled works and pages from unidentified works at the end.

Helen Foster Snow family papers, 1833-1999

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains research and writings compiled by Helen Foster Snow early in her life regarding her family history and genealogical records of New England.

Helen Foster Snow files on China Builds for Democracy, undated

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains book covers, carbon copy drafts with an alternate title, Indian copy with introduction by Jawaharlal Nehru, complete and partial manuscript drafts in sections, bound copy of the 1941 edition, reviews, notes and research, and letters and essays about the book.

Helen Foster Snow files on Fables and Parables, undated

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 3 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents note A collection of Helen's short stories published in 1952. Contains annotated and plain carbon copy drafts of the book, reveiws, loose fables, and a partial draft.