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Pacific Rim Archive: Mark L. Moody papers

Provides access to archival collections relating to Westerners' involvement in East Asia between the 1840s and 1940s.

Mark L. Moody

Mark Moody (1892-1955) first came to East Asia as a member of the YMCA group that accompanied the American Expeditionary Force in Vladivostok, during the Russian Civil War in 1919. He resigned in 1920, moved to Shanghai and established himself there as an automobile dealer (Chrysler, Fiat, REO) and had a thriving business up through the 1930s. He was also an avid hunter and organized a number of hunting trips with friends. His collection consists most prominently of photographs and film clips, most of which he took himself. Subjects include the military situation in 1919 Vladivostok, modes of transportation in Shanghai and surrounding areas, the Japanese attacks on Shanghai in 1932 and 1937, and hunting.