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Erik J. Koch Collection, 1923-1948

Collection Overview

Title: Erik J. Koch Collection, 1923-1948

ID: OCH/EJK

Creator: Koch, Erik J.

Extent: 0.12 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng], Chinese [chi], Spanish;Castilian [spa], Russian [rus]

Abstract

Erik J. Koch was born in Denmark in 1895, and traveled to China in 1923 to work as a sea captain. The collection contains various documents belonging to Koch related to his time in China, including his Foreigners’ Resident Certificate, receipts and documents from various doctors in Shanghai, business cards, master’s certificates, and records related to his service on various ships. Also included is a certificate of competency for a wireless course offered by the Russian Mercantile Marine Association in Shanghai that was awarded to Koch’s son, also named Erik Koch.

Biographical Note

Erik J. Koch was born in Denmark in 1895, and traveled to China in 1923 to work as a sea captain. His son, also named Erik Koch, was born October 30, 1927.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Erik J. Koch Collection contains various documents belonging to Koch related to his experience in China as a sea captain, including his Foreigners’ Resident Certificate, receipts and documents from various doctors in Shanghai, business cards, master’s certificates, and records related to his service on various ships. Also included is a certificate of competency for a wireless course offered by the Russian Mercantile Marine Association in Shanghai that was awarded to Koch’s son, also named Erik Koch.

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Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

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: Business Cards: Moses H. Wong and E.S. DzanetatosSave to your list.
Folder 2: Foreigner's Resident Certificate, 1923-1946Save to your list.
Folder 3: Ship Service Records, 1938, 1945Save to your list.
Folder 4: Master's Certificate from Panama, 1940Save to your list.
Folder 5: Receipts and Prescriptions from Various Doctors in Shanghai, 1940-1942Save to your list.
Folder 6: Instruction Order of the Chinese National Government to Provide Safe Passage and Assistance to the Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (CNRRA), 1946 July 23Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Item 1: Certificate of Competency for Wireless Courses offered by The Russian Mercantile Marine Association, Shanghai given to Erik Koch, 1948 July 17Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Master's Certificate from China, 1938 November 8Save to your list.