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Harold Olaussen Collection, circa 1930-circa 1949Save to your list. | Special Collections & Archives

Title: Harold Olaussen Collection, circa 1930-circa 1949Save to your list.
ID: OCH/HOC
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Harold (Harry) Olaussen was born in Shanghai in 1929. His father was a Norwegian sea captain, and his mother was Italian. He went to St. Francis Xavier’s College, and lived above a bar owned by his grandmother. In 1949, he left Shanghai and traveled with his family to Italy, moved to Norway, and eventually settled in Canada. In 1972 he was elected to the Canadian Parliament for one term, and he presently lives in Vancouver. The collection mostly consists of pictorials produced by the North China Daily News photocopied by Olaussen. Also included in the collection is a painting of the St. Francis Xavier’s College coat of arms, and copies of photographs of Shanghai, St. Francis Xavier’s College and Olaussen with his amah.
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