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Guide to the Edward A. Kracke, Jr. Papers 1927-1976

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Kracke, Edward A., Jr. Papers

Dates:

1927-1976

Size:

8.5 linear feet (17 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Edward A. Kracke Jr. (1908-1976) was a professor of East Asian studies at the University of Chicago, and an expert on early Chinese political institutions during the Sung dynasty (906-1279 A. D.). After briefly working for the Office of Strategic Services and the State Department as an expert on political developments in the Far East during the Second World War, he joined the University of Chicago in 1947, where he was instrumental in developing its program in Far Eastern studies. The collection comprises Kracke's correspondence with other noted scholars in Asian history; drafts of and notes related to his writing, presentations and research, mostly on the subject of the Sung dynasty; Kracke's teaching materials and students' work; and correspondence and other materials related to his work in various professional and Asian studies organizations.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Kracke, Edward A., Jr. Papers [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Edward A. Kracke Jr. was a professor of East Asian studies at the University of Chicago, and an expert on early Chinese political institutions during the Sung dynasty (906-1279 A. D.). After joining the Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago, he was instrumental in developing its program in Far Eastern studies; when he retired in 1973, they had been brought together as the Department of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Edward A. Kracke Jr. was born in New York City on 22 January, 1908. He received his A. B. cum laude in Fine Arts in 1932 and a Master's degree in History in 1935, both from Harvard University. That same year, he married Joan Hocking, the daughter of the Harvard idealist philosopher William E. Hocking. They had two children together: Waud Hocking and Ernesta Henrietta. Also in 1935, Kracke travelled to Paris to study early Chinese and Central Asian History with Étienne Balazs, a leading sinologist, at l'École nationale des langues orientales vivantes, now known as the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales. Afterward, he went to Peiping (Beijing) to study Chinese language and history, receiving assistance and advice from the reputed Chinese historian William Hung. He then returned to Harvard, where he worked with the prominent scholars Edwin O. Reischauer, John K. Fairbank and Serge Elisséeff and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Japanese language.

In 1942, Kracke joined the staff of the Far East Division, Research and Analysis Branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in Washington, D.C. He headed the Japanese Political Section, producing reports on political conditions in Japan, Formosa (Taiwan), and Korea, January 1944 to October 1945. When OSS was abolished in 1946, Kracke was reassigned to the Department of State's Division of Far East Intelligence. However, he stayed in the position for less than half a year, resigning in order to devote himself to turning his dissertation into a book. In 1946, he came to the University of Chicago, initially as a visiting professor. He would remain there for the next 27 years, becoming a full Professor in 1970.

Kracke did not publish prolifically, producing only one monograph, Civil Service in Early Sung China, which was based on his dissertation and was published in 1953. Most of his publishing was in the form of articles in academic journals. His work examined the organization and functioning of the Chinese government in the first century of the Sung dynasty, and what Kracke called "controlled sponsorship" in its system of promotion.

Kracke taught a number of courses in Chinese history and culture at the University of Chicago. He was intensely involved in the development of Far Eastern studies at the University of Chicago and in North America, in general. At the University of Chicago, he served as Chairman of the Committee on Far Eastern Civilizations 1957-1963 and Chairman of the Committee on Far Eastern Studies 1970-1971. He also served as the Director of the Center for Far Eastern Studies 1961-1964 and again in 1971-1972. Outside of the university, Kracke was actively involved in many scholarly and Asian studies organizations, namely the American Council of Learned Societies (1933-1972), the American Oriental Society (1962-1974, serving as president 1972-1973), the Harvard Visiting Committee on Far Eastern Studies (1960-1965) and the Chicago Literary Club (1956-1976).

Kracke retired from the University of Chicago in 1973, becoming Professor Emeritus. After a long illness, he died 8 July 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Scope Note

This collection comprises the years 1927-1976, ranging from Kracke's time as a student at Harvard through his work for the Office of Strategic Services, and his 27 years as a professor of East Asian studies at the University of Chicago.

Series I, Academic Correspondence, 1936-1976, comprises Edward A. Kracke's academic correspondence with colleagues and graduate students at the University of Chicago, and with scholars working in the field of Asian studies in other American universities, Asia and Europe. The correspondence with graduate students mostly relates to their dissertations and comprises several people who went on to become experts on China, in their own right, while the correspondence with other scholars relates mostly to the theme of the Sung dynasty and Far Eastern studies, more broadly. Notably, this series includes Kracke's correspondence with several leading sinologists during the McCarthy investigations – including the Harvard professor John K. Fairbank, whom Senator McCarthy branded pro-communist. This series is organized alphabetically by correspondent's last name.

Series II: Publishing, Presentations and Research, contains published works of Edward A. Kracke, as well as correspondence and notes related to his monograph Civil Service in Early Sung China (1953) and his articles published in scholarly journals. It also contains papers and talks delivered within and outside the University of Chicago, book reviews written by Kracke, and correspondence and notes related to publications Kracke consulted on or contributed to – mostly on the subject of the Sung dynasty. Finally, it includes research papers and administrative matters related to academic conferences Kracke participated in both as a presenter and organizer, lectures given by Kracke, and his personal notes and research materials on various topics in Chinese and Japanese history.

Series III, Teaching and Organizational, documents courses taught by Edward A. Kracke at the University of Chicago and papers, proposals and drafts written by his students, as well as correspondence and administrative matter from the Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures (later reorganized as the Department of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations). This series also comprises Kracke's involvement with the University of Chicago's Committee on Far Eastern Studies, and several professional, East Asian and other organizations.

Series IV: Personal, includes curricula vitae, correspondence related to his work for the Office of Strategic Services and the State Department during and immediately after the war, Kracke's personal notes and lists, and materials related to his retirement and passing away.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Academic Correspondence, 1936-1976

This series comprises Edward A. Kracke's academic correspondence with colleagues and graduate students at the University of Chicago, and with scholars working in the field of Asian studies in other American universities, Asia and Europe. The correspondence with graduate students mostly relates to their dissertations and comprises several people who went on to become experts on China, in their own right, while the correspondence with other scholars relates mostly to the theme of the Sung dynasty and Far Eastern studies, more broadly. Notably, this series includes Kracke's correspondence with several leading sinologists during the McCarthy investigations – including the Harvard professor John K. Fairbank, whom Senator Joseph McCarthy branded pro-communist. This series is organized alphabetically by correspondent's last name.

Box 1   Folder 1

A, general, 1936-1961

Box 1   Folder 2

Aoyama, Sadao, 1964-1972

Box 1   Folder 3

Aubin, Françoise, 1965-1971

Box 1   Folder 4

B, general, 1953-1972

Box 1   Folder 5

Balasz, Étienne, 1950-1964

Box 1   Folder 6

Bodde, Derk, 1940-1975

Box 1   Folder 7

Buote, Edward L., 1959-1969

Box 1   Folder 8

C, general, 1947-1972

Box 1   Folder 9

Carlson, Marianne, 1965-1974

Box 1   Folder 10

Chaffee, John, 1973-1976

Box 1   Folder 11

Chang, Hajji Yusuf, 1960-1971

Box 1   Folder 12

Choe, Yong-ho, 1969-1970

Box 1   Folder 13

Cleaves, Francis W., 1940-1974

Box 1   Folder 14

Cooney, John D., 1947-1975

Box 1   Folder 15

Creel, Herlee, 1952-1973

Box 1   Folder 16

De Grand, Linda K., 1965-1966

Box 1   Folder 17

D, general, 1957-1971

Box 2   Folder 1

E, general, 1950-1959

Box 2   Folder 2

Eide, Elling O., 1965

Box 2   Folder 3

Elisséeff, Serge, 1935-1962

Box 2   Folder 4

F, general, 1940-1971

Box 2   Folder 5

Fairbank, John K., 1950-1967

Box 2   Folder 6

Finegan, Michael, 1971-1976

Box 2   Folder 7

G, general, 1954-1971

Box 2   Folder 8

Gardner, John B., 1961-1964

Box 2   Folder 9

Gardner, Sidney, 1937-1940

Box 2   Folder 10

Goodrich, Luther Carrington, 1947-1972

Box 2   Folder 11

Graves, F. Mortimer, 1941-1960

Box 2   Folder 12

H, general, 1942-1971

Box 2   Folder 13

Hartwell, Robert Milton, 1957-1967

Box 2   Folder 14

Hightower, James Robert, 1947-1967

Box 2   Folder 15

Ho, Ping-ti, 1954-1971

Box 3   Folder 1

Hsieh, Shan-yuan, 1967-1975

Box 3   Folder 2

Hucker, Charles O., 1949-1975

Box 3   Folder 3

I, general, 1947-1964

Box 3   Folder 4

J, general, 1954-1964

Box 3   Folder 5

K, general, 1946-1971

Box 3   Folder 6

L, general, 1956-1975

Box 3   Folder 7

Lacey, John A., 1949-1974

Box 3   Folder 8

Lee, Joseph H., 1962-1968

Box 3   Folder 9

Liu, James T. C., 1955-1971

Box 3   Folder 10

Lo, J. P., 1955-1975

Box 3   Folder 11

M, general, 1935-1970

Box 3   Folder 12

MacGregor, Samuel C., 1950-1957

Box 3   Folder 13

McClellan, Edwin, 1958-1972

Box 4   Folder 1

McKnight, Brian E., 1961-1967

Box 4   Folder 2

McKnight, Brian E., 1968-1972

Box 4   Folder 3

McKnight, Brian E., 1973-1976

Box 4   Folder 4

Michaud, Paul M., 1951-1960

Box 4   Folder 5

Mirsky, Jonathan, 1964-1968

Box 4   Folder 6

Mote, Fritz W., 1959-1970

Box 4   Folder 7

N, general, 1948-1974

Box 4   Folder 8

O, general, 1956-1971

Box 4   Folder 9

Olsson, Karl F., 1971-1974

Box 4   Folder 10

P, general, 1952-1973

Box 4   Folder 11

Peterson, Charles, 1960-1972

Box 4   Folder 12

Pulleyblank, E. G., 1958-1972

Box 4   Folder 13

R, general, 1950-1974

Box 4   Folder 14

Reischauer, Edwin O., 1947-1973

Box 4   Folder 15

S, general, 1949-1970

Box 4   Folder 16

Schirokauer, Conrad, 1961-1974

Box 5   Folder 1

Severns, M. L., 1962-1973

Box 5   Folder 2

T, general, 1947-1973

Box 5   Folder 3

Tao, Jing-shen, 1970-1972

Box 5   Folder 4

Taylor, Romeyn, 1954-1971

Box 5   Folder 5

Teng, Ssu-yü, 1947-1976

Box 5   Folder 6

Twitchett, Denis, 1958-1975

Box 5   Folder 7

U, general, 1956-1972

Box 5   Folder 8

Unidentified correspondents, 1946-1971

Box 5   Folder 9

V, general, 1959-1974

Box 5   Folder 10

W, general, 1943-1971

Box 5   Folder 11

Winkelman, John H., 1963-1974

Box 5   Folder 12

Wittfogel, Karl August, 1940-1961

Box 5   Folder 13

Wright, Arthur F., 1951-1973

Series II: Publications, Presentations, and Research

The works of Edward A. Kracke, as well as correspondence and notes related to his monograph Civil Service in Early Sung China (1953) and his articles published in scholarly journals. It also contains papers and talks delivered within and outside the University of Chicago, book reviews written by Kracke, and correspondence and notes related to publications Kracke consulted on or contributed to – mostly on the subject of the Sung dynasty. Finally, it includes research papers and administrative matters related to academic conferences Kracke participated in both as a presenter and organizer, lectures given by Kracke, and his personal notes and research materials on various topics in Chinese and Japanese history.

This series is organized into six subseries:

Subseries 1: Published Works, contains correspondence and notes related to his monograph Civil Service in Early Sung China (1953) and his articles published in scholarly journals. Files are organized chronologically.

Subseries 2: Papers and Talks, contains typescripts of various papers and talks given by Kracke, 1940-1973. Files are organized chronologically.

Subseries 3: Book Reviews, contains correspondence regarding, requests for, and notes related to book reviews written by Kracke for scholarly publications, 1942-1972. Files are organized alphabetically.

Subseries 4: Collaborations and Consulting, contains correspondence and notes related to publications Kracke collaborated or consulted on. Files are organized alphabetically.

Subseries 5: Academic Conferences and Lectures, contains correspondence regarding conferences and lectures Kracke participated in as an organizer and speaker, as well as drafts of papers presented by Kracke, 1959-1972. Files are organized alphabetically.

Subseries 6: Notes and Research Materials, contains Kracke's personal notes and research on various subjects in Chinese and Japanese history. Files are organized alphabetically.

Subseries 1: Published Works

Box 6   Folder 1

Civil Service in Early Sung China, correspondence, 1951-1953

Box 6   Folder 2

Civil Service in Early Sung China, reviews and letters of congratulations, 1953

Box 6   Folder 3

Civil Service in Early Sung China, second edition correspondence, 1965

Box 6   Folder 4

Typescript, Translation of Sung Civil Service Titles and Government Organ Names, 1957

Box 6   Folder 5

Translation of Sung Civil Service Titles and Government Organ Names, notes, circa 1957

Box 6   Folder 6

Chapter, "Sung K'ai-feng: Pragmatic Metropolis and Formalistic Capital," in Crisis and prosperity in Sung China, ed. John Winthrop Haeger. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1975, notes, circa 1975

Box 6   Folder 7

Family vs. Merit in Chinese Civil Service Examinations under the Empire," Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, September, 1947, notes and correspondence, circa 1947

Box 6   Folder 8

List of those to receive copies of Kracke's published works, undated

Box 6   Folder 9

Letters of permission to reprint his articles, 1967-1970

Subseries 2: Papers and Talks

Box 6   Folder 10

Typescript of a radio talk, "Civil Service Today and China Yesterday," circa 1940

Box 6   Folder 11

Typescript, "Personal Guaranty as a System for Promotion of Civilian Officials in China, 960-1060," circa 1940

Box 6   Folder 12

Typescript of a talk given at the Rotary Club of New Hampshire, "China's strengths and weaknesses" and correspondence, 1941

Box 6   Folder 13

Typescript, "A Sung Encyclopedia and a Dual Sung Feng-Chi," 1942

Box 6   Folder 14

Typescript of a talk given at the Far East Seminar, University of Chicago, "The Confucian Factor in the History of Chinese Culture," 1946

Box 6   Folder 15

Typescript, "Notes on Chinese History Teaching and Research in the U.S.," circa 1950

Box 6   Folder 16

Typescript, "The Expansion of Educational Opportunity in the Reign of Hui-Tsung of the Sung and its Implications," circa 1950

Box 6   Folder 17

Typescript, "Traditional Political Institutions of China" and "Traditional Social and Economic Institutions of China," 1952

Box 6   Folder 18

Typescript, "The Petitioner's Bell and Drum in Eurasian Fable and Practice," 1952

Box 6   Folder 19

Typescript of a talk given at a University of Chicago seminar, "Urbanism and the Great City in Chinese Culture," 1954

Box 6   Folder 20

"Era of Regional Quotas," 1955

Box 6   Folder 21

Typescript of a translation of "A Record of the Peach-Blossom Fountain," by T'ao Ch'ien (T'ao Yuan Ming), 1955

Box 6   Folder 22

Typescript of a talk given at the University of Chicago, "Chinese Political Theory," 1958

Box 6   Folder 23

Typescript of talk given at the Chicago Literary Club, "From San Marco to Manzi," 1958

Box 6   Folder 24

Typescripts, short articles for Encyclopedia Britannica, 1958

Box 6   Folder 25

Typescript, "Public Opinion and Proto-Democratic Institutions in Sung China," 1959

Box 6   Folder 26

Typescript of talk given at the Chicago Literary Club, "Princely Fellow and Little Man, A.D. 1067," 1963

Box 7   Folder 1

Typescripts, contributions to the Cambridge History of China, 1966-1967

Box 7   Folder 2

Typescript of talk given at the Sung II Conference in Feldafing, Germany, "K'ai Feng in 1126," 1971

Box 7   Folder 3

Typescript of a talk for the American Oriental Society, "Early Visions of Justice for the Humble in East and West," 1973

Box 7   Folder 4

Typescript, "Sung Kai Feng: Pragmatic Metropolis and Formalistic Capital," 1973

Subseries 3: Book Reviews

Box 7   Folder 5

Book reviews correspondence, 1942-1961

Box 7   Folder 6

Book reviews correspondence, 1962-1975

Box 7   Folder 7

Book reviews, notes and drafts, 1941-1947

Box 7   Folder 8

Book reviews, notes and drafts, 1948-1952

Box 7   Folder 9

Book reviews, notes and drafts, 1955-1966

Box 7   Folder 10

Off-prints of book reviews, 1947-1966

Box 7   Folder 11

Requests for book reviews, 1948-1972

Box 7   Folder 12

Unpublished critiques of various articles, 1953-1972

Subseries 4: Collaborations and Consulting

Box 7   Folder 13

Atlas of Hangchow China, correspondence, 1957-1964

Box 7   Folder 14

Atlas of Hangchow China, correspondence and notes, 1973

Box 7   Folder 15

Cambridge History of China, correspondence, 1966-1967

Box 8   Folder 1

Cambridge History of China, notes, circa 1969-1970

Box 8   Folder 2

Comparative Studies in Sociology and History, correspondence, 1956-1962

Box 8   Folder 3

Encyclopedia Britannica, off-prints, 1967

Box 8   Folder 4

Encyclopedia Britannica, general correspondence, 1946-1971

Box 8   Folder 5

Encyclopedia Britannica, Ou Yang Hsiu, correspondence, 1961-1967

Box 8   Folder 6

Encyclopedia Britannica, 'Sung T'ai Tsu," correspondence and notes, 1971-1972

Box 8   Folder 7

HCP Biographical Index, notes, undated

Box 8   Folder 8

Journal of Asian Studies, formerly the Far Eastern Quarterly, 1947-1971

Box 8   Folder 9

Journal of Asian Studies Anniversary Volume, correspondence, 1971

Box 8   Folder 10

Legacy of China, correspondence, 1962-1970

Box 8   Folder 11

Monographs of the Association of Asian Studies, 1953-1957

Box 8   Folder 12

Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie, 1956-1966

Box 8   Folder 13

Sung biographical index, notes and correspondence, circa 1965

Box 8   Folder 14

Sung manual, notes and correspondence, 1954-1959

Box 8   Folder 15

Sung manual, notes and correspondence, 1960-1966

Box 8   Folder 16

Sung manual, notes and correspondence, charts and drafts, circa 1957

Box 8   Folder 17

Wen-Chi Index, notes and correspondence, circa 1968

Subseries 5: Academic Conferences and Lectures

Box 8   Folder 18

American Historical Association panel, December 1957

Box 8   Folder 19

Conference on Chinese Civilization in Liberal Education, November 1957

Box 8   Folder 20

Conference on Political Power in Traditional China, September 1959

Box 9   Folder 1

Conference on Asian Economic History, October 1959

Box 9   Folder 2

"The Development of Chinese Bureaucracy," delivered at the University of Minnesota, February 1962

Box 9   Folder 3

Association of Asian Studies, Sung Panel, March 1963

Box 9   Folder 4

Conference on the Traditional Chinese State, May 1963

Box 9   Folder 5

Conference on Social Thought and Institutional Change, notes and correspondences, September 1965

Box 9   Folder 6

Conference on Social Thought and Institutional Change, minutes, 1965-1966

Box 9   Folder 7

Conference on Social Thought and Institutional Change, budget, 1965-1966

Box 9   Folder 8

Conference on Social Thought and Institutional Change, publication of papers, 1965-1966

Box 9   Folder 9

Conference on Social Thought and Institutional Change, research assistants, 1965-1966

Box 9   Folder 10

Curriculum planning consultation and lecture at the University of Florida, February 1966

Box 9   Folder 11

International Congress of Orientalists, August 1967

Box 9   Folder 12

American Historical Association meeting, December 1967

Box 9   Folder 13

Sung II Conference at Feldafing, Germany, correspondence and notes, August 1971

Box 9   Folder 14

Sung II Conference at Feldafing, Germany, publication of papers, correspondence, 1971-1972

Box 9   Folder 15

Sung II Conference at Feldafing, Germany, publication of papers, correspondence, 1973-1975

Box 9   Folder 16

"The Social and Legal Status of the Tenant Farmer During the Sung," by Ichisada Miyazaki, edited by Kracke for publication in the Sung II volume, circa 1972

Box 9   Folder 17

Declined conference invitations, 1956-1972

Subseries 6: Notes and Research Materials

Box 10   Folder 1

11th and 12th century Chinese historical figures, notes, undated

Box 10   Folder 2

19th century Chinese examination system, notes

Box 10   Folder 3

19th century Chinese gentry, notes

Box 10   Folder 4

American universities' departments of sinology, notes and statistics, circa 1940-1952

Box 10   Folder 5

Bibliographies and book orders, circa 1935-1965

Box 10   Folder 6

Bibliographies and periodical lists, circa 1958-1963

Box 10   Folder 7

Chinese architecture, notes, maps and photographs, circa 1927-1937

Box 10   Folder 8

Chinese art, notes, circa 1937

Box 10   Folder 9

Chinese economy, notes with accompanying map, circa 1952

Box 10   Folder 10

Chinese language, character cards and notes, circa 1946-1964

Box 10   Folder 11

Chinese literature, notes

Box 10   Folder 12

Chinese materials and research aids service center, Catalogs, 1965

Box 10   Folder 13

Chinese materials and research aids service center, Catalogs, 1966

Box 10   Folder 14

Chinese materials and research aids service center, Catalogs, 1967

Box 10   Folder 15

Chinese materials and research aids service center, Catalogs, 1968

Box 10   Folder 16

Chinese religion and philosophy, notes, circa 1939-1941

Box 10   Folder 17

Chinese urbanization, notes

Box 10   Folder 18

Far Eastern maps, circa 1933-1938

Box 10   Folder 19

Far Eastern war maps, notes

Box 10   Folder 20

Geography of the Far East text with accompanying maps, undated

Box 11   Folder 1

Harvard class notes, 1931-1935

Box 11   Folder 2

Harvard class notes on medieval Japanese and Chinese art, 1931

Box 11   Folder 3

Historical charts of Central Asia, undated

Box 11   Folder 4

Japan, general notes, circa 1943

Box 11   Folder 5

Japanese political factions

Box 11   Folder 6

Sung, notes, undated

Box 11   Folder 7

Sung libraries, notes

Box 11   Folder 8

"The Petitioner's Bell and Drum in Eurasian Fable and Practice," notes, circa 1964

Box 11   Folder 9

Theory of civil service, notes, circa 1946

Box 11   Folder 10

Unidentified research notes, circa 1940-1967

Series III: Teaching and Organizational

Courses taught by Edward A. Kracke at the University of Chicago and papers, proposals and drafts written by his students, as well as correspondence and administrative matter from the Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures (later reorganized as the Department of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations). This series also comprises Kracke's involvement with the University of Chicago's Committee on Far Eastern Studies, and several professional, East Asian and other organizations.

This series is organized into five subseries:

Subseries 1: Courses on Chinese History and Culture, contains syllabi, bibliographies and other reference material related to courses taught by Kracke at the University of Chicago. Files are organized numerically by course code.

Subseries 2: Students' Work, contains papers, assignments and drafts of work by Kracke's undergraduate and graduate students. Files are organized alphabetically by student's last name.

Subseries 3: Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures/Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations, contains administrative materials and correspondence within the department, circa 1958-1971. Files are organized alphabetically.

Subseries 4: Committee on Far Eastern Studies, contains administrative materials and correspondence of the committee, circa 1958-1971. Files are organized alphabetically.

Subseries 5: Organizations, contains correspondence and informational materials related to professional, Asian studies and non-academic organizations Kracke was a member of, 1933-1972. Files are organized alphabetically.

Subseries 1: Courses on Chinese History and Culture

Box 11   Folder 11

Chinese 323, Life and Institutions of the Sung Period, planning and syllabi, circa 1964

Box 11   Folder 12

Chinese 334, Sung China: The Sway of Change, planning and syllabi, circa 1973

Box 11   Folder 13

Chinese 351, course materials, circa 1946

Box 11   Folder 14

Chinese 353, History of the Chinese Civil Service, planning and syllabi, circa 1948

Box 11   Folder 15

Chinese 381, Evolution of Chinese Government, planning and syllabi, circa 1969

Box 11   Folder 16

Chinese 409, Laboratory Course on Sung History, planning and syllabi, circa 1969

Box 11   Folder 17

Course and class lists, 1947-1957

Box 11   Folder 18

FEC 201, Introduction to Chinese Civilization, autumn quarter, reading lists and syllabi, 1959-1970

Box 11   Folder 19

FEC 202, Introduction to Chinese Civilization, winter quarter, reading lists and syllabi, 1959-1970

Box 11   Folder 20

FEC 203, Introduction to Chinese Civilization, spring quarter, reading lists and syllabi, 1969-1971

Box 11   Folder 21

FEC 201-203, Introduction to Chinese Civilization, handouts, circa 1959-1970

Box 11   Folder 22

FEC 201-203, Introduction to Chinese Civilization, planning, circa 1959-1970

Box 11   Folder 23

FEC 281, Introduction to Chinese Political and Social Institutions, planning and syllabi

Box 11   Folder 24

Scholarship and Politics in the Sung, lecture notes, 1965

Box 11   Folder 25

Seminar on the Family in Far Eastern Civilizations, correspondence and bibliographies, 1952

Box 11   Folder 26

Urbanization and Cultural Change, course proposal and notes

Box 11   Folder 27

Urbanization and Cultural Change, notes and syllabi, autumn 1955

Box 11   Folder 28

Urbanization in China, bibliographies

Subseries 2: Students' Work

Box 12   Folder 1

Berthrong, John, 1973

Box 12   Folder 2-3

Carlson, Marianne, circa 1971

Box 12   Folder 4

Cha, Joseph, circa 1971

Box 12   Folder 5

Cha, Joseph, 1962

Box 12   Folder 6

Chaffee, John, circa 1971-1972

Box 12   Folder 7-8

Chaffee, John, 1973

Box 12   Folder 9

Chaffee, John, 1975

Box 12   Folder 10

Chang, Curtis, circa 1965

Box 12   Folder 11

Chang, Hajji Yusuf, 1961

Box 12   Folder 12

D'Allesandro, Darryle, 1962

Box 12   Folder 13

Dick, Glen, 1961

Box 12   Folder 14

DeGrand, Linda, 1965

Box 13   Folder 1

Dissertation proposals, circa 1964-1971

Box 13   Folder 2

Dissertation proposals, circa 1966

Box 13   Folder 3

Finegan, Michael, circa 1973

Box 13   Folder 4

Hartwell, Robert, 1956

Box 13   Folder 5

Hartwell, Robert, 1956-1958

Box 13   Folder 6

Hartwell, Robert, 1956-1964

Box 13   Folder 7

Hsu, Wen-hsieng, undated

Box 13   Folder 8

Levich, E. W., 1971

Box 13   Folder 9

Lyell, William, 1960

Box 13   Folder 10

MacGregor, Samuel, 1952

Box 13   Folder 11

McKnight, Brian, 1963

Box 13   Folder 12

McKnight, Brian, 1974

Box 13   Folder 13

McKnight, Brian, 1975

Box 14   Folder 1

Michaud, Paul, undated

Box 14   Folder 2

Mirsky, Jonathan, undated

Box 14   Folder 3

Olsson, Karl, 1969

Box 14   Folder 4

Paper, Jordan, 1962-1963

Box 14   Folder 5

Poon, Ming-sun

Box 14   Folder 6

Sargent, Howard W.

Box 14   Folder 7

Schneider, Carol, undated

Box 14   Folder 8

Stanton, Shannah, 1962

Box 14   Folder 9

Students' project proposals, undated

Box 14   Folder 10

T'ao, Tien-yi, circa 1970

Box 14   Folder 11

Taylor, Romeyn, 1952

Box 14   Folder 12

Waschke, Marvin, 1971-1973

Box 14   Folder 13

Winkelman, John, 1972

Subseries 3: Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures and Department of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Box 14   Folder 14

Academic matters, projects and proposals, circa 1965

Box 14   Folder 15

Academic requirements, circa 1946-1955

Box 14   Folder 16

Annual report, 1971

Box 14   Folder 17

Budget, 1971

Box 14   Folder 18

Correspondence to Edward A. Kracke, 1946-1965

Box 14   Folder 19

Degree Requirements, 1969

Box 14   Folder 20

Meetings, 1951-1965

Box 14   Folder 21

Meetings, 1970-1971

Box 14   Folder 22

National Defense Education Act, Title VI proposal, 1958

Subseries 4: Committee on Far Eastern Studies

Box 14   Folder 1

Correspondence with the State Department regarding language fellowships, 1963-1971

Box 14   Folder 2

Far Eastern library, statistics and memoranda, circa 1969-1969

Box 14   Folder 3

Ford Foundation, grant budgeting, circa 1971

Box 14   Folder 4

Ford Foundation, proposal, 1970

Box 14   Folder 5

Lectures and activities announcements, circa 1969-1971

Box 14   Folder 6

Meetings, minutes and memoranda, 1958-1960

Box 14   Folder 7

Meetings, minutes and memoranda, 1961-1968

Box 14   Folder 8

Meetings, minutes and memoranda, 1969-1973

Box 14   Folder 9

Proposal for the development of a Far Eastern program, circa 1971-1973

Box 14   Folder 10

Research grants, 1960-1967

Box 14   Folder 11

Research grants, 1968-1971

Box 14   Folder 12

Student aid and fellowship memoranda, 1959-1971

Box 14   Folder 13

Visiting lecturers' correspondence, 1958-1962

Box 14   Folder 14

Vitae of French Sinologists, undated

Box 14   Folder 15

Vitae of candidates for positions in Far Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago, undated

Subseries 5: Organizations

Box 15   Folder 16

American Council of Learned Societies, correspondence and memoranda, 1933-1960

Box 15   Folder 17

American Council of Learned Societies, Committee on the Studies of Chinese Civilization, memoranda, notes and correspondence, 1962-1965

Box 15   Folder 18

American Council of Learned Societies, Committee on the Studies of Chinese Civilization, memoranda, notes and correspondence, 1966

Box 15   Folder 19

American Council of Learned Societies, Committee on the Studies of Chinese Civilization, memoranda, notes and correspondence, 1967

Box 15   Folder 20

American Council of Learned Societies, Committee on the Studies of Chinese Civilization, memoranda, notes and correspondence, January-June 1968

Box 15   Folder 21

American Council of Learned Societies, Committee on the Studies of Chinese Civilization, memoranda, notes and correspondence, September 1968-1969

Box 15   Folder 22

American Council of Learned Societies, Committee on the Studies of Chinese Civilization, Sung Sub-committee, 1963-1965

Box 16   Folder 1

American Council of Learned Societies, Committee on the Studies of Chinese Civilization, Sung Sub-committee, 1966-1972

Box 16   Folder 2

American Oriental Society, memoranda, notes, and correspondence, 1962-1966

Box 16   Folder 3

American Oriental Society, memoranda, notes, and correspondence, 1971

Box 16   Folder 4

American Oriental Society, memoranda, notes, and correspondence, 1972

Box 16   Folder 5

American Oriental Society, memoranda, notes, and correspondence, 1973-1974

Box 16   Folder 6

American Oriental Society, notes and drafts for Kracke's presidential address, 1973

Box 16   Folder 7

Chicago Literary Club, 1956-1976

Box 16   Folder 8

Evanston High School Institute of Far Eastern Studies, correspondence, 1961-1967

Box 16   Folder 9

Foreign Service Institute, 1957-1959

Box 16   Folder 10

Harvard Alumni Association, 1958-1976

Box 16   Folder 11

Harvard Glee Club Alumni Association, 1950-1968

Box 16   Folder 12

Harvard Clubs of New York and Chicago

Box 16   Folder 13

Harvard East Asian Research Activities, 1974-1976

Box 16   Folder 14

Harvard Faculty Search Committee, 1963

Box 16   Folder 15

Harvard Visiting Committee, 1948-1949

Box 16   Folder 16

Harvard Visiting Committee on Far Eastern Studies, 1960-1965

Box 16   Folder 17

Modern Language Association, 1959-1965

Box 16   Folder 18

Non-academic organizations, correspondence, circa 1948-1968

Box 17   Folder 1

Other academic organizations, correspondence, 1946-1968

Box 17   Folder 2

Quandrangle Players, 1956-1963

Series IV: Personal

Biographical information, including curricula vitae, correspondence related to his work for the Office of Strategic Services and the State Department during and immediately after the war, Kracke's personal notes and lists, and materials related to his retirement and passing away.

Box 17   Folder 3

Biographical information, circa 1973

Box 17   Folder 4

Book order receipts, undated

Box 17   Folder 5

Catalog of Kracke's personal library, undated

Box 17   Folder 6

Completed vitae and vita requests, circa 1946-1968

Box 17   Folder 7

Letters of condolence to Mrs. Kracke

Box 17   Folder 8-9

Military and state department services, 1942-1947

Box 17   Folder 10

Mrs. Kracke's Chinese language materials

Box 17   Folder 11

Notes for speech at his farewell dinner, 1973

Box 17   Folder 12

Outline of Kracke's personal files, undated

Box 17   Folder 13

Personal mementos, undated

Box 17   Folder 14

Recommendations written by Kracke, circa 1961-1967

Box 17   Folder 15

Research proposals, undated

Box 17   Folder 16

Family correspondence, circa 1954