The Colonel George W. Carrington Collection primarily contains items related to Carrington's military experiences in China and Taiwan during the 1940s and 1950s. The collection is arranged into two series: Personal Materials (1945-1985), and Newspaper and Magazine Articles (1948-1976).
Series I, Personal Materials, consists of items related to Carrington's life and career, including photographs of China and Taiwan, Chinese currency, a letter regarding his work negotiating the release of a downed American pilot in China, a program for the Chinese language course at UC Berkeley, a business card Carrington used in Taiwan, and publicity materials for two books authored or edited by Carrington.
Series II, Newspaper and Magazine Articles, consists of clippings saved by Carrington that relate mostly to the U.S. military forces in China after World War II. Also included is a scholarly article on the cession of Taiwan from China to Japan in 1895.