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James Keck Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA054-00

Scope and Content

This collection contains two Chinese propaganda posters, a VHS tape, and an unpublished manuscript that were created and/or collected by James Keck during his employment with Civil Air Transport (CAT). The James Keck Collection is housed in one non-standard box totaling 1.7 linear ft.

The collection arrived in fair condition and was initially processed with only a container list as description. Due to a change of the content management system, further description proved to be necessary.

Folder 1 contains a 20x40" color propaganda poster reading: "Heighten our Viligance, Defend the Motherland! Be Ready at All Times to Destroy the Enemy Intruders!" The poster is in Chinese, English, French, and German.

Folder 2 contains a 20x40" color propaganda poster reading: "We Are Determined to Liberate Taiwain!" The poster is in Chinese, English, French, and German.

Item 3 is a VHS tape Tibetan Boos and Celestial Navigation

Item 4 is the unpublished manuscript "Secreat Flights to Tibet. CAT-Air America Flying in Support of Tibetans Fighting Chinese Invasion of Tibet," by James Keck, 2001.

Dates

  • 1950 - 2001
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Language of Materials

Collection is in Chinese, English, French, and German.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Biographical Sketch

James "Jim" Keck joint Civil Air Transport (CAT) in 1957, while living in Tokyo, Japan.

Sources

Source
James Keck, "Secret Flights to Tibet", unpublished manuscript, History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Extent

1.7 Linear Feet (One non-standard box (20.75x16.5x1.5).)

Abstract

James "Jim" Keck joint Civil Air Transport (CAT) in 1957, while living in Tokyo, Japan.

Series Description

The archivist kept the original organization intact without any further arrangement.

Provenance Statement

The James Keck Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by James Keck, on 2001-2-20. The second accession, an unpublished manuscript, was donated by Jesse Walton, on 2015-10-02.

Additional Sources

Additional information can be found in the History of Aviation Archives in the following collections:

Civil Air Transport/Air America Archives

Books/Magazines

Books and magazines were pulled and cataloged to be included into the HAC monograph and magazine collection.

Note to the Researcher

Both posters are very fragile and damaged. Do not handle! Ask Curator for assistance.

The VHS tape was originally separated from the collection and housed with the CAT/Air America Video Collection. It was removed from there and incorporated into its original collection.

The unpublished book was catalogued and is available throught the HAC Stacks. Call number TL540.K41 A3 2001.
Title
Guide to the James Keck Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Nava, Patrizia, 1960-
Date
2018-12-03
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2018-12-03.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository

Contact:
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