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Eliot and Hazel Wittenberg Collection



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Title: Eliot and Hazel Wittenberg Collection, 1943-1945Save to your list.


Primary Creator: Wittenberg, Eliot

Extent: 1.17 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 02/23/2018

Forms of Material: Ephemera, Photographic material


Eliot Wittenberg served in the U.S. military in China at the close of World War II. The Eliot and Hazel Wittenberg Collection documents his work as a control tower operator through photographs and souvenir ephemera he brought back from China.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Eliot and Hazel Wittenberg Collection includes a photograph album and souvenir embroidered handkerchief and fringed fabric items with dragon and floral designs. The photographs document Eliot Wittenberg's work as a control tower operator for the United States Army Airways Communications System in China at the close of World War II. Wittenberg's photographs were primarily taken in Pengshan and Sian, China, but some photographs were taken in Hsinching and Kunming. In addition to photographs of his time in China, there are also images of Bombay and Calcutta, India, the USS General J.R. Brooke, the Suez Canal, and Colombo, Ceylon [Sri Lanka].

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 962 MB

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Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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: Hazel Wittenberg

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

Processing Information: Mallory Furnier, 2019

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