Benjamin M. Levaco Papers, circa 1900-1999

Title: Benjamin M. Levaco Papers, circa 1900-1999
Extent: 2.9 Linear Feet
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Benjamin Levaco was a Russian-born Jew who moved to China with his family in 1915 at the age of four. He grew up in Harbin and Tientsin, and after graduating high school began working for a sausage casing company in the 1930s. After World War II, he opened his own casing company with plants in Shanghai, Hangchow, Tientsin and Peking. He fled China with his wife in 1950, immigrating to New York City. He retired in the Los Angeles area, and traveled to China multiple times in the 1990s before his passing in 1998. The collection contains items from Levaco's life in China, as well as items related to his continued interest in the Old China Hands experience during his retirement.
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Finding Aid with Box List
Series I: Personal Materials, ca. 1920-1998
Series II: Collected Publications and Narratives, ca. 1917-1999
Series III: Photographs and Photocopied Images, ca. 1900-ca. 1999