Guide to the Harold Olaussen Collection, circa 1930-circa 1949
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Harold Olaussen Collection
Dates: circa 1930-circa
Olaussen, Harold, 1929-
Physical Description: 0.06
Language of Materials:
Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: 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.
Harold (Harry) Olaussen was born in 1929 in Shanghai, China. His father was a Norwegian
sea captain and his mother was Italian. He attended St. Francis Xavier's College,
and the French Aurora University in Shanghai. In 1949, he and his family left China for
Italy, where they lived for a short time before Olaussen and his brother traveled to
Norway to stay with an uncle. They both started working on ships, and Olaussen traveled
all over the world before settling in Canada in the 1960s. Olaussen worked in a paper
mill as an engineer, and also was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Coast
Chilcotin area from 1972-1974. He currently lives in Vancouver.
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
Jessica Geiser, 2013
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Scope and Contents
The Harold Olaussen Collection mostly consists of pictorials produced by the
North China Daily News and the
in 1940 which were photocopied by Olaussen. Also included in the
collection is a painting of the St. Francis Xavier’s College crest, and copies of
photographs of Shanghai, St. Francis Xavier’s College and Olaussen with his amah.
Box 1, Item 1
Photographs of Shanghai Buildings
Box 1, Item 2
Photograph of Harold Olaussen with his Amah on a Rickshaw,
ca. 1930-ca. 1939
Box 1, Item 3
Photograph of St. Francis Xavier's College
Box 1, Item 4
Photograph of St. Francis Xavier's College Badge
Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 1
Photocopies of Pictorials from the
North China Daily
Hong Kong Sunday
Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 2
Painting of the St. Francis Xavier's College Crest