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Nina Shestakoff Collection, 1927-1949

Collection Overview

Title: Nina Shestakoff Collection, 1927-1949

ID: OCH/NSC

Creator: Shestakoff, Nina (1919-2013)

Extent: 2.29 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2004

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

Nina (Deniakin) Shestakoff was born in 1919, and moved to Shanghai from Russia with her family, where her father worked as a lighthouse keeper for multiple lighthouses in China. Shestakoff attended boarding school at both the St. Joseph Convent and the St. Francis School for Girls. The collection consists of copies of photographs and photocopied family albums from the 1930s and 1940s, along with descriptions of the photographs provided by Shestakoff. Also included in the collection is a painting done by Shestakoff of the Pei-Yu-Shan lighthouse off the China coast, where her father was the lighthouse keeper.

Biographical Note

Nina (Deniakin) Shestakoff was born in 1919, and moved to Shanghai from Russia with her family, where her father worked as a lighthouse keeper for multiple lighthouses in China. Shestakoff attended boarding school at both the St. Joseph Convent and the St. Francis School for Girls. She married Alex Shestakoff and eventually settled in California before her death in 2013.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Nina Shestakoff Collection consists of copies of photographs and photocopied family albums from the family's life in China during the 1930s and 1940s, along with descriptions of the photographs provided by Shestakoff. Also included in the collection is a painting done by Shestakoff of the Pei-Yu-Shan lighthouse off the China coast, where her father was the lighthouse keeper.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Nina Shestakoff

Related Materials: Old China Hands Archives

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Jessica Geiser, 2013


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Black Portfolio - Photocopies and Descriptions, 1927-1949Save to your list.
Folder 2: Shanghai - Nanking - Tientsin & Peking Railroad Photographs and History, ca. 1930-ca. 1939Save to your list.
Folder 3: Shestakoff's Mother's Lighthouse Photograph Album - Photocopies and Descriptions, 1932-1951Save to your list.
Folder 4: Steno-Typist Academy Group Photograph, 1938Save to your list.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous Photographs and DescriptionsSave to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Item 1: Painting of Pei-Yu-Shan Lighthouse done by Shestakoff, 1938Save to your list.