Guide to the Fred M. Greguras Papers, 2006-2014

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Fred M. Greguras Papers
Dates: 2006-2014
Identification: OCH/FGP
Creator: Greguras, Fred M., 1943-
Physical Description: 0.23 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: Fred M. Greguras is a former United States Marine who served in Vietnam in 1970 with Hotel Company, 2 nd Battalion 5 th Marine Regiment. While he is currently employed as a partner at a law firm in California, he also has researched and written a number of histories about U.S. Marines. The collection contains three histories written by Greguras on the locations of U.S. Marines in various areas of China before and during World War II, and the current status of those areas, based on research and multiple trips taken by Greguras to China during the 2000s.

Biographical Information:

Fred M. Greguras was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 3, 1943. He attended the University of Nebraska, Omaha, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics in 1966 and a Masters of Science in mathematics and computer science in 1968. In 1969, Greguras joined the United States Marine Corps, and in 1970 he served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the Hotel Company, 2 nd Battalion, 5 th Marine Regiment. After completing his service in the Marine Corps as a captain in 1972, Greguras earned a law degree from the University of Nebraska in 1975. He now works in California as a partner in a law firm. In addition to his current employment, Greguras is also a Marine historian, and has taken numerous trips to China where he has researched the locations of Marines stationed in China before and during World War II.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records

Administrative Information


2010, 2013, 2014, 2015

Processing Information:

Jessica Geiser, 2013

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

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Scope and Contents

The Fred M. Greguras Collection consists of three histories of United States Marines in China before and during World War II, which focus on identifying the locations of U.S. Marines stationed in various areas in China and how those locations have changed in modern times. This includes research on Marine involvement in the Boxer Rebellion in Peking (Beijing) in 1900, the Fourth Marine regiment stationed in Shanghai from 1927 to 1941, and the Marine presence in Tientsin (Tianjin) immediately prior to World War II. Also included in the collection are reproductions of six maps, some with notes regarding the locations of U.S. Marines within China during World War II. The areas depicted include Chinwangtao Town (Qinhuangdao), Tientsin (Tianjin), and Tsingtao (Qingdao). The collection dates from 2006-2014 and is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

"A 2006 Visit to the 55 Days at Peking," 2007 February 12

Box 1, Folder 2

"The Fourth Marines in Shanghai, China," Version 3, 2007 February 12

Box 1, Folder 3

"The Fourth Marines in Shanghai, China," Version 4, 2007 April 9

Box 1, Folder 4

"The Fourth Marines in Shanghai, China," Version 4, 2007 April 13

Box 1, Folder 5

"The Fourth Marines in Shanghai, China," Version 9, 2010 May 7

Box 1, Folder 6

"The Fourth Marines in Shanghai, China," Published Version, 2014

Box 1, Folder 7

"Tientsin Visit," Draft, 2006 December 10

Digital Box 2, Item 1

"The Fourth Marines in Shanghai, China," Version 12, 2013 August 20

Digital Box 2, Item 2

"The U.S. Marines in Tsingtao, China: 2013," 2013 August 10

Flat File Cabinet 5, Folder 1

Reproductions of Maps