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Guide to the Mao era photographs of Chinese women, 1973-1975 and undated

Abstract

Collection comprises 36 black-and-white photographs, varying in size from about 4x6 to 9.5x11, some with card-stock backing. The images mainly portray women at work, as textile and other industry workers; as scientists, medical professionals, and academics; and as participants in Communist Party education. There are also images that pertain to improvements in women's status, whether for minorities or workers in general. The majority of the photographs bear captions in both Chinese and English. Several have Hsinhua News Agency markings; beyond such markings, the photographer is unidentified. A few have sizing information for reproduction, and many were likely used in an exhibition on the status of women in modern China. Loosely organized according to amount within the following topics, based on the caption provided for the photograph: factory workers, professional women, Communist Party workers, commune and other workers, and minorities.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Title
Mao era photographs of Chinese women 1973-1975 and undated
Language of Materials
Chinese, English
Extent
0.2 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection comprises 36 black-and-white photographs, varying in size from about 4x6 to 9.5x11, some with card-stock backing. The images mainly portray women at work, as textile and other industry workers; as scientists, medical professionals, and academics; and as participants in Communist Party education. There are also images that pertain to improvements in women's status, whether for minorities or workers in general. The majority of the photographs bear captions in both Chinese and English. Several have Hsinhua News Agency markings; beyond such markings, the photographer is unidentified. A few have sizing information for reproduction, and many were likely used in an exhibition on the status of women in modern China. Loosely organized according to amount within the following topics, based on the caption provided for the photograph: factory workers, professional women, Communist Party workers, commune and other workers, and minorities.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Mao era photographs of Chinese women, 1973-1975 and undated, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2009

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, February 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, February 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0201

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.