The Rose Horowitz Collection is divided into two series: Old China Hands History Project (1981-2000), and Research and Writings (1937-1992).
Series I, Old China Hands History Project, consists of materials related to Horowitz's work facilitating and conducting oral history interviews for the Old China Hands History Project at California State University, Fullerton. Items in the series include correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings and interview guidelines. Folders in the series have been maintained in their original order.
Series II, Research and Writings consists of correspondence, research material, newspaper clippings, VHS tapes, and an audio cassette related to Horowitz's research into her family and the overall Jewish community's experience in Shanghai. Also included are drafts of "Growing Up Jewish in Shanghai," a work written and presented by Horowitz at the Harvard University Fairbanks Center's Symposium on Jewish Diasporas in China.