Rand, Christopher (1912-1968)
Scope:
The Christopher Rand collection includes manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, research material, and photographs.

The collection contains many unpublished stories on a variety of topics, including: Israel; Gaza; and The United Nations Emergency Force.  There are notes for future pieces on elephants; news agencies and press restrictions in Shanghai, Canton, Nanking, and other Chinese cities.  There are also critiques of how Chinese newspapers choose to cover many issues.  There are background material notes on China and Southeast Asia; and there are notes concerning Gurkhas from the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.  There is manuscript and galley material and related correspondence concerning Rand’s novel The Puerto Ricans (1958).  There is manuscript material for ten chapters of Mountains and Water (1965).  There is a complete manuscript for the novel, Ever the Twain Shall Meet (1957); and a fragment draft of what would become the book A Nostalgia For Camels (1957).  There is manuscript material and multiple galleys for Christmas in Bethlehem, published in 1963.       


Published pieces in the collection include "The Human Radar", on the fishing people of Malaya; sold to The New Yorker in August 1952; and "Lolo Slaves"; sold to The Saturday Evening Post June 30, 1960.  There is a folder of various tearsheet articles by Rand from Collier's; Harper's; Holiday; The New Yorker; and Saturday Evening Post (1949-1957).  

There is personal correspondence between Rand and his son and daughter-in-law (1958-1967).  There is a general promotional kit from a Boston University Conference on Disarmament and Arms Control (1963).  There is related correspondence of the time to William Shawn of The New Yorker (1953); to Kip Rose of National Geographic (1956); and to Harold Strauss, Knopf’s Editor-in-Chief (1956).  There is general correspondence (1955-1966).  There is correspondence between Rand and the draft board (1941-1943); as well as correspondence concerning family and friends.  There are numerous letters between Christopher Rand and Dr. Robert Pollitzer concerning the doctor's studies in the Bubonic plague (1947-1949); and a large amount of correspondence between Rand and John K. Fairbanks concerning Communist issues in China (1948-1954).  

There is research material concerning The New York World’s Fair 1964-1965, with related correspondence between Rand and Alene Talmay, Associate Editor for Vogue discussing a possible article (1964). There is also background material on Salisbury, CT, that was used in Changing Landscape : Salisbury, CT, published in 1968.  There are outline notes for what would become Los Angeles: The Ultimate City (1967).   There are background material notes on China and Southeast Asia; and there are notes concerning Gurkhas from the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.  There is background material on Afghanistan, as well as notes on Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, the Khyber Pass, New Delhi, and a Buddhist nunnery (all 1955).  There is background material on Afghanistan, as well as notes on Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, the Khyber Pass, New Delhi, and a Buddhist nunnery (all 1955). 

There are photographs for use in books, articles, etc.: Chinese generals, including Mao; Kazekh nomads; and Shanghai.  
Notable Figures
1. Rand, Christopher
Associated Subjects
1. Journalism Subject Guide
2. Military History Subject Guide
3. Photography Subject Guide