Guide to the Bob de Vries Collection, 1919-1990

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Bob de Vries Collection
Dates: 1919-1990
Identification: OCH/BDV
Creator: de Vries, Bob
Physical Description: 1.00 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: Bob de Vries is an Old China Hand, whose Dutch father was involved in the Holland China Trading Company. He lived in Shanghai, and was interned by the Japanese at the Chapei internment camp during World War II. The collection contains items collected by de Vries related to his experiences in China, including newspaper and magazine pictorials of Shanghai, photocopied photographs of the Chapei camp with captions, a story with accompanying photographs written by De Vries about his father and race relations in China in the 1930s, a poster for an Old China Hands and former camp inmates reunion in 1990, and photographs of Norwegians and others in Shanghai.

Biographical Information:

Bob de Vries is an Old China Hand, whose Dutch father was involved in the Holland China Trading Company. He lived in Shanghai, and was interned by the Japanese at the Chapei internment camp during World War II.

Access Terms

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

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records
Photographic material
Publications

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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], Bob de Vries Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

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Scope and Contents

The Bob de Vries Collection contains items collected by de Vries related to his experiences in China, including newspaper and magazine pictorials of Shanghai, photocopied photographs of the Chapei camp with captions, a story with accompanying photographs written by De Vries about his father and race relations in China in the 1930s, a poster for an Old China Hands and former camp inmates reunion in 1990, and photographs of Norwegians and others in Shanghai.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Item 1

Photograph: Members of the Netherlands Commmunity in Hong Kong, 1919

Box 1, Item 2

Photograph: Staff of the Newly Formed Holland China Trading Company in Hong Kong, 1926

Box 1, Item 3

Photograph: Staff of the Expanded Holland China Trading Company in Shanghai, 1928

Box 1, Item 4

Photograph: Members of Various Branches of the Shanghai Volunteer Corp., 1939

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 1

Story Written by de Vries

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 2

Photocopied Pictorials from Chinese Newspapers including The North China Daily News, 1932-1934

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 3

Article from The North China Sunday News with Pictures of Shanghai, 1932 September 18

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 4

Photocopied Photographs of the Chapei Internment Camp with Captions, 1945-1946

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 5

Magazine Clipping of Cityscape, Possibly Shanghai, ca. 1980-ca. 1989

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 6

Magazine Clipping of Shanghai Cityscape with Captions, ca. 1980-ca. 1989

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1, Item 7

Poster Advertising the First Worldwide Stateside Reunion of Old China Hands and Former Camp Inmates in Anaheim, California, 1990