From the Vaults: Helen Foster Snow

From the Vaults: Helen Foster Snow

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 219 , Segment 4

Episode: Gender Wage Gap, Helen Foster Snow, Mariachi Math, Quichua

  • Jan 27, 2016
  • 18:59 mins

Guest: Sheril Foster Bischoff, Trustee of the Literary Collection of her Aunt, Helen Foster Snow  News about China’s volatile economy, booming middle class and powerful government is easy to come by these days. But in the early 20th Century, news out of China was very rare. And, in the 1930s the news that the West received about China often came from an unlikely source – a dashing young American couple: Edgar Snow and his wife Helen Foster Snow. They crossed through dangerous military zones to cover student uprisings and the intense political conflicts between Nationalist and Communist forces. Oh, and she befriended Chairman Mao.  For this month’s installment of “From the Vaults,” we dive into the holdings in Special Collections at BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library, to explore the adventures and legacy of Helen Foster Snow.

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