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Old China Hands Oral History Project Collection

Overview

Abstract

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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Las Vegas, Nevada Reunion

Northridge, California

Independent Interviews

Portland, Oregon Reunion

Fremont, California

Shanghai, China

China Marines Reunion



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Collection Overview

Title: Old China Hands Oral History Project Collection, 1996-2019Save to your list.

ID: OCH/OCHOH

Primary Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I: Las Vegas, Nevada Reunion, 1996

Series II: Northridge, California, 2002

Series III: Independent Interviews, 2004-2015

Series IV: Portland, Oregon Reunion, 2006

Series V: Fremont, California, 2011

Series VI: Shanghai, China, 2012

Series VII: China Marines Reunion, 2014

Forms of Material: Audio recordings

Languages: English, Chinese, German, Russian

Abstract

The Old China Hands Oral History Project Collection consists of oral histories of "Old China Hands," foreigners who lived and worked in China before or shortly after the Communist takeover of the country in 1949. The experiences of Old China Hands are particulary valuable to historians studying modern Chinese history and world history, as well as those interested in intercultural communications.

Biographical Note

The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Old China Hands Oral History Project Collection consists of over 150 audio interviews with "Old China Hands," foreigners who lived and worked in China before or shortly after the Communist takeover of China in 1949. Interview topics include daily life in China, impressions of local culture and business, and experiences related to World War II such as the Japanese occupation and internment of Allied country citizens residing in China. Transcripts are available for most audio interviews.

Many of the interviews were recorded at Old China Hands reunions, beginning with the 1996 reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The collection is divided into seven series arranged chronologically, Las Vegas, Nevada Reunion (1996), Northridge, California (2002), Independent Interviews (2004-2019), Portland, Oregon Reunion (2006), Fremont, California (2011), Shanghai, China (2012), and China Marines (2014). Interviews are arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the narrator for all series.

Series I, Las Vegas, Nevada Reunion contains oral histories conducted at the Las Vegas Old China Hands Reunion by a team led by Sue Fawn Chung, professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Series II, Northridge, California contains interviews conducted in 2002 at Northridge.

Series III, Independent Interviews contains interviews unconnected with a particular event.

Series IV, Portland, Oregon Reunion contains interviews conducted by the Old China Hands Archives at the Portland Old China Hands Reunion.

Series V, Fremont, California contains oral history interviews conducted by the Old China Hands Archives primarily at the Macau Cultural Center in Fremont, California. The bulk of these interviews are with descendents of Portuguese emigrants.

Series VI, Shanghai, China contains oral history interviews conducted by the Old China Hands Archives during a trip to Shanghai.

Series VII, China Marines Reunion, contains oral histories recorded at the China Marines Reunion in Charleston, South Carolina by the Old China Hands Archives.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 76.5 GB Digital Audio

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.

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, 2014

Finding Aid Revision History:

Mallory Furnier and Inderdeep Kaur, 2017

Mallory Furnier, 2019


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[Series I: Las Vegas, Nevada Reunion, 1996]
[Series II: Northridge, California, 2002-2015]
[Series III: Independent Interviews, 2004-2019]
[Series IV: Portland, Oregon Reunion, 2006]
[Series V: Fremont, California, 2011]
[Series VI: Shanghai, China, 2012]
[Series VII: China Marines Reunion, 2014],
[All]

Series I: Las Vegas, Nevada Reunion, 1996Save to your list.
Item 1: Allen, Maria Lumsdaine, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 2: Allred, Howard, 1996 September 9Save to your list.
Item 3: Angus, Fay, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 4: Aronovsky, Morris, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 5: Augestad, Robert, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 6: Berthier, Alain, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 7: Bojesen, Hans, 1996 September 5-6Save to your list.
Item 8: Borodovsky, Leopold, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 9: Braga, Bruno, 1996 September 4Save to your list.
Item 10: Brockman, Noele, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 11: Burke, Mary, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 12: Chaikin, Malcolm, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 13: Coates, Gertrude Fuller, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 14: Durso, Josephine, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 15: Fajardo, Lieselotte, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 16: Furnas, Wendell, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 17: Gelb, Fritz and Steffi, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 18: Gonsalves, Ernesto, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 19: Gore, Pearl, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 20: Grebenschikoff, Igor, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 21: Grebenschikoff, Oleg and Betty, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 22: Hahn, Joseph Harry, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 23: Hartmann, Helmut, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 24: Heftman, Kurt, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 25: Henkin, Benjamin, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 26: Hickman, Shar, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 27: Hoagland, Doris, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 28: Huseman, Betty, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 29: Isaack, John and Harriet, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 30: Janich, Angelina, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 31: Katz, Bruno, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 32: Kennedy, Alex, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 33: Kliene, Albert, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 34: Komor, Leonard, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 35: Komor, Peter, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 36: Kramer, Eva Burstein, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 37: Krebs, Henry, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 38: Krikoriantz, Nicholas Ivan, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 39: Lambourne, Anna, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 40: Lazar, Linda, 1996 September 9Save to your list.
Item 41: Levaco, Benjamin, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 42: Leyser, Henry, 1996 September 4Save to your list.
Item 43: Lobban, William, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 44: Mascarenhas, Alarico, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 45: McGuire, Lionel, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 46: Melnikoff, Robert, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 47: Mendelson, Janice, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 48: Merdinian, George, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 49: Mermel, Michael and Florence, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 50: Mokrejs, Dorothea, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 51: Morse, Cecille, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 52: Nissl, Edith, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 53: Olaussen, Harold, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 54: Pereira, Gabriel, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 55: Puchert, Serge, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 56: Ransom, Liliane, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 57: Ransom, Richard, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 58: Raudso, Robert, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 59: Riggins, Patrick, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 60: Rivero, Reynold, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 61: Rubin, Evelyn, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 62: Sanborn, Allie, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 63: Schmidt, Eric, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 64: Shaw, Barbara, 1996 September 6Save to your list.
Item 65: Shick, Victor Vladimir, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 66: Shifren, Ester, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 67: Shlakis, Zoya, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 68: Smilo, Paula, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 69: Spokoiny, Albert, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 70: Stein, Peter, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 71: Stortz, Hilda, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 72: Tanner, Ruth, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 73: Tebneff, Igor, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 74: Towne, Edith, September 1996Save to your list.
Item 75: Vevurka, Nina, 1996 September 7Save to your list.
Item 76: Walton, Mara, 1996 September 4Save to your list.
Item 77: Wilton, Claude, 1996 September 5Save to your list.
Item 78: Woodall, Daphne, 1996 September 4Save to your list.
Item 79: Zunterstein, Alfred, September 1996Save to your list.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Las Vegas, Nevada Reunion, 1996]
[Series II: Northridge, California, 2002-2015]
[Series III: Independent Interviews, 2004-2019]
[Series IV: Portland, Oregon Reunion, 2006]
[Series V: Fremont, California, 2011]
[Series VI: Shanghai, China, 2012]
[Series VII: China Marines Reunion, 2014],
[All]


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