The Resource Edward Stettinius,, (sound recording)

Edward Stettinius,, (sound recording)

Edward Stettinius,, 1947 Feb. 12
Edward Stettinius,
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1947 Feb. 12
A recording of a luncheon meeting for United Service to China volunteers held in the Washington Room of the John Marshall Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, on February 12, 1947. The meeting marks the kick-off of the Virginia drive to raise funds for the organization, which supports the educational, medical, agricultural and economic development of China and its people. Chairman for the Virginia campaign for United Service to China, Robert M. Hazelwood, presides over the luncheon. Dr. George Modlin, president of the University of Richmond, introduces the speaker, Edward R. Stettinius, who says that a "strong, free and friendly China is indispensable to our own security and prosperity" and refers to Secretary of State George C. Marshall's belief that giving money to China will help the world move toward lasting peace
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Biographical or historical data
  • Edward Reilly Stettinius was born in Chicago on October 22, 1900. He attended the University of Virginia through 1924, and later became a member of the board of visitors and a rector. Though he served as national campaign chairman for the United Service to China, he was better known as Secretary of State from November 1944 to June 1945, and for his contributions to the formation of the United Nations, to which he served as a United States delegate until June 1946. Stettinius died on October 31, 1949.
  • Originally founded as United China Relief (UCR) in February 1941, the organization was an effort to combine the fundraising activities of several agencies concerned with the relief of China. Following World War II, UCR shifted its attention from relief work stemming from China's war with Japan to long-term investments in the on-going educational and economic welfare of the Chinese people. In 1946, the name of the organization was changed to United Service to China (USC), Inc., and a new fundraising campaign was begun. However, it did not reach anticipated levels of success. The USC board of directors voted to cease all active fundraising activities at the end of 1950, though the board did not permanently end the USC's legal existence until 1966.
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Funding information
Reformatting was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Literary text for sound recordings
lectures speeches
Edward Stettinius,, (sound recording)
Duration: 12 min., 12 sec
  • The Library of Virginia
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
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  • Preservation CD was created using a Disc Makers ReflexPro4 CD by LVA, June 2004. Burned at 32X.
  • Reference CD was created using a Tascom CDRW 5000 by the Cutting Corporation, November 2003. Burned at 1X.
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sound disc
1.4m. per second (discs)
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