Hello again, mongolia-ga,
Thank you for posting a very interesting question.
As I explained earlier, I cannot provide you actual copies of the NY
Times articles, but I can certainly answer your question by guiding
you through the process of obtaining the articles yourself.
Ordinarily, it can be quite difficult to research the period you asked
about -- 1950 through 1970 -- because so little information from this
era has been made available in on-line format.
However, the New York Times recently did the research community an
enormous service by making available its archives for on-line
research. The archives extend back to 1851, and are fast and easy to
search. You can find the main search page for the archives at:
In the ?Search for? box, enter the search terms of interest to you. I
ran a search on:
with the quote marks and asterisk included (the asterisk is a ?wild
card? that will search for visit, visiting, and other word endings).
Use the ?Date Range? selections to set the dates of interest; I
searched for articles in the period from January 1, 1950 through
December 31, 1970.
Under ?More Options? select ?Search article only?.
Under ?Sort By? select ?Closest Match?
Click on ?Search?
The results turn up 237 articles in this date range that contain the
phrase ?visit China? or ?visiting China?. The results are arranged in
order of relevance, so that the articles near the top of the list are
the ones most likely to be germane to your question.
Note that there are buttons near the top of the page that allow you to
re-sort the results by date, from the newest to the oldest, or
Of course, you can search on other words or phrases as well, such as a
phrase like ?delegation to China?, or the names of particular people
you know to have visited China. If you would like any assistance on
putting together some selective searches, just let me know and I?ll be
happy to assist you in this.
By clicking on any article of interest, you will usually be taken to a
free preview of the article, with the first few lines of text. For
instance, clicking on:
CHURCHMAN COOL TO VISITING CHINA
Jan 18, 1957; pg. 7, 1
takes you to:
?BUCK HILL FALLS, Pa., Jan. 17--A leading Methodist mission executive
viewed with considerable misgiving today a recent proposal that a
delegation of American Protestant churchmen be sent to Communist
Note, however, that not all the previews contain text from the article.
If you want to then view the full article, click on the link to ?Buy
article image?. (You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed
to view the articles. A link will take you to instructions for
downloading the Reader...if you need assistance with this, let me know
and I?ll gladly walk you through the process.)
Lastly, you will see four options for purchasing the article. You can
buy a single article for $2.95.
Since you are likely to be viewing more than one article from the NY
Times archives, it may well be in your interest to purchase a
?package? of articles. For instance, for $25.95 you can purchase
access to 25 articles, at a cost of slightly more than a dollar per
The NY Times archives is a tremendous resource for someone like
yourself, interested in ?going to the source? for research into events
of recent U.S. history. It is also fairly straightforward to put it
to use. However, if you are not familiar with on-line searching, it
can also be a bit daunting at first.
If you have any problems at all in finding and accessing the articles
you want -- or if you would simply like additional information --
just let me know by posting a Request for Clarification, and I?ll be
happy to assist your further.
Good luck in your research, and best of the season to you.