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November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

General George C. Marshall's Mission to China, 1945-1947

Date Range: 1945-1947
Content: 56,741 pages
Source Library: U.S. National Archives


General George C. Marshall's mission to prevent the renewal of the Chinese civil war and the growth of Soviet influence in both Manchuria and China proper must be viewed in the context of the emerging Cold War as well as the context of American perceptions of China that go back, at least, to the days of John Hay and the Open Door. This collection comprises the full set of records held by the National Archives in the State Department’s Lot File 54 D 270 and is subdivided into six parts:

  • War Department records
  • Records of the Marshall Mission relating to Political Affairs
  • Records of the Marshall Mission relating to Military Affairs
  • Records of the Division of Chinese Affairs
  • Records of John Carter Vincent
  • Marshall’s Report
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