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China Repository,

Finding aid (PDF)

Scope and Content Note

This collection was brought about by Rear Admiral John D. H. Kane, Jr. and Rear Admiral Kemp Tolley who worked to gain recognition for the Navy's historic role in China. As a result of their efforts, the China Repository was established within the Naval Historical Center in 1978. The collection is comprised of personal correspondence, diaries, photographs, and memorabilia donated by former naval personnel and others who served in the Far East, including service with the Yangtze Patrol.

China Repository photographs are held in the Photographic Section, and books are held by the Navy Department Library.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as China Repository, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

United States. Navy--History--Sources.
United States. Navy. Yangtze Patrol.
United States. Navy. Asiatic Fleet.
Panay (Gunboat)
Canopus (Ship : AS-9)
Augusta (Ship : CA-31)
Monocacy (Gunboat : PG-20)


10 cubic feet


13 August 2002


Published:Tue Apr 25 16:16:17 EDT 2017