Guide to the Lillian Poltere Collection, 1936-1940

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Lillian Poltere Collection
Dates: 1936-1940
Identification: OCH/LPC
Creator: Poltere, Lillian
Physical Description: 0.06 linear feet
Language of Materials:

English

Chinese
Repository: Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: Lillian Poltere lived in Shanghai, and attended the Shanghai American School, graduating in 1939. In 1940, she and her family emigrated to the United States, where she eventually settled in San Diego. The collection contains materials mostly related to Poltere’s time at the Shanghai American School, including commencement programs and photographs, a program for a play produced by the school, copies of the school newspaper The Shanghai American , and other related newspaper clippings. Also included in the collection is Poltere’s father’s curfew pass from the Shanghai Municipal Police, and pictorials from the Shanghai Sunday Times and The Sunday Tribune.

Biographical Information:

Lillian Poltere lived in Shanghai, and attended the Shanghai American School, graduating in 1939. In 1940, she and her family emigrated to the United States, where she eventually settled in San Diego.

Access Terms

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

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records
Photographic material

Administrative Information

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

[Identification of item], [date], Lillian Poltere Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Materials:

Scope and Contents

The Lillian Poltere Collection consists of materials mostly related to Poltere’s time at the Shanghai American School, including commencement programs and photographs, a program for a play produced by the school, copies of the school newspaper The Shanghai American, and other related newspaper clippings. Also included in the collection is Poltere’s father’s curfew pass from the Shanghai Municipal Police, and pictorials from the Shanghai Sunday Times and The Sunday Tribune.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Item 1

Shanghai Municipal Police Curfew Pass for Isaac Poltere, 1937

Box 1, Item 2

Set of Photographs of Shanghai American School Commencement in Young Photo Co. Envelope

Box 1, Item 3

Photograph of a Woman Standing on a Rock

Box 1, Item 4

Newspaper Clipping: Lillian Poltere and Other Members of Her Graduating Class at a Dinner Dance, 1939 June 3

Box 1, Item 5

Shanghai American School Commencement Program, 1939 June 15

Box 1, Item 6

Shanghai American School Commencement Program, 1940 June 13

Box 1, Item 7

Program for the play, "You Can't Take it With You" presented by the Shanghai American School Class of 1939

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 1

The Shanghai American, Volume IV Number 23, 1938 April 22

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 2

The Shanghai American, Volume V Number 32, 1939 June 6

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 3

"Shanghai American School Graduates of 1936," The Shanghai Sunday Times, 1936 June 21

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 4

"Shanghai American School Graduation ," The Shanghai Sunday Times, 1938 June 26

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 5

War Pictorial in The Sunday Tribune , 1937 August 29

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 6

The Shanghai Sunday Times: Pictorial Supplement , 1936 November 15