Utley, Freda, 1899-1978

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British-American author, lecturer, and journalist; director, American-China Policy Association.

From the description of Freda Utley papers, 1886-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870929

Biographical Note

  • 1898, Jan. 23: Born, London, England
  • 1923: B.A., London University
  • 1925: M.A., London University
  • 1926 - 1928 : Research fellow, London School of Economics
  • 1928: Joined British Communist Party. Marriage to Arcadi Berdichevsky
  • 1930: Took up residence in Soviet Union
  • 1931: Author, Lancashire and the Far East. Membership in British Communist Party lapsed
  • 1932 - 1936 : Senior scientific worker, Institute of World Economy and Politics, Academy of Sciences, Moscow
  • 1936: Arrest and disappearance of husband. Return to England. Author, Japan's Feet of Clay
  • 1938: War correspondent in China. Author, Japan's Gamble in China
  • 1939: Author, China at War. Took up residence in United States
  • 1940: Author, The Dream We Lost
  • 1941 - 1945 : Economic consultant, Starr, Park and Freeman Company, New York
  • 1945 - 1946 : War correspondent in China
  • 1947: Author, Last Chance in China
  • 1948: Author, Lost Illusion (revised version of The Dream We Lost)
  • 1949: Author, The High Cost of Vengeance
  • 1950: Naturalized as citizen of United States
  • 1950 - 1954 : Anti-communist witness, various Congressional hearings. Testified against Owen Lattimore
  • 1951: Author, The China Story
  • 1957: Author, Will the Middle East Go West?
  • 1970: Author, Odyssey of a Liberal
  • 1978, Jan. 21: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Freda Utley Papers, 1886-1978, (Hoover Institution Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Leahy, William D. Letter, Washington, D.C., to Colonel [Pendleton] Hogan, Washington, D.C., 1947 December 1. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Ethel Fogg and William Brooks Clift memorial collection, 1769-1992 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Freda Utley Papers, 1886-1978 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001. Anne Morrow Lindbergh papers, 1906-1997 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
creatorOf Utley, Freda, 1898-1978. Freda Utley papers, 1886-1978. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Whitcomb, John Merrall, 1907-,. Ethel Fogg and William Brooks Clift memorial collection, 1769-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Flynn, John T. (John Thomas), 1882-1964. Papers, 1928-1961. University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Leahy, William D. Letter, Washington, D.C., to Colonel [Pendleton] Hogan, Washington, D.C., 1947 December 1. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Walker, L. C. (Louis Carlisle), 1875-1963. Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Boris Souvarine papers, 1915-1984 (inclusive), 1940-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Flynn, John T. (John Thomas), 1882-1964. person
associatedWith Leahy, William D. person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001. person
correspondedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Souvarine, Boris. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Walker, L. C. (Louis Carlisle), 1875-1963. person
associatedWith Whitcomb, John Merrall, 1907-, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Soviet Union.
United States
United States
Middle East.
Russia (Federation)
Middle East
Soviet Union
Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946
Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, 1945-1946
Anti-communist movements--United States
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
Anti-communist movements
Sino--Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Sino--Japanese War, 1937-1945


Birth 1898-01-23

Death 1978-01-22




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