Guide to the Nina Shestakoff Collection, 1927-1949

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Nina Shestakoff Collection
Dates: 1927-1949
Identification: OCH/NSC
Creator: Shestakoff, Nina, 1919-2013
Physical Description: 2.29 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: Nina (Deniakin) Shestakoff was born in 1919, and moved to Shanghai from Russia with her family, where her father worked as a lighthouse keeper for multiple lighthouses in China. Shestakoff attended boarding school at both the St. Joseph Convent and the St. Francis School for Girls. The collection consists of copies of photographs and photocopied family albums from the 1930s and 1940s, along with descriptions of the photographs provided by Shestakoff. Also included in the collection is a painting done by Shestakoff of the Pei-Yu-Shan lighthouse off the China coast, where her father was the lighthouse keeper.

Biographical Information:

Nina (Deniakin) Shestakoff was born in 1919, and moved to Shanghai from Russia with her family, where her father worked as a lighthouse keeper for multiple lighthouses in China. Shestakoff attended boarding school at both the St. Joseph Convent and the St. Francis School for Girls. She married Alex Shestakoff and eventually settled in California before her death in 2013.

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

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Scope and Contents

The Nina Shestakoff Collection consists of copies of photographs and photocopied family albums from the family's life in China during the 1930s and 1940s, along with descriptions of the photographs provided by Shestakoff. Also included in the collection is a painting done by Shestakoff of the Pei-Yu-Shan lighthouse off the China coast, where her father was the lighthouse keeper.

Collection Contents

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Black Portfolio - Photocopies and Descriptions, 1927-1949

Folder 2

Shanghai - Nanking - Tientsin & Peking Railroad Photographs and History, ca. 1930-ca. 1939

Folder 3

Shestakoff's Mother's Lighthouse Photograph Album - Photocopies and Descriptions, 1932-1951

Folder 4

Steno-Typist Academy Group Photograph, 1938

Folder 5

Miscellaneous Photographs and Descriptions

 

Box 2

Item 1

Painting of Pei-Yu-Shan Lighthouse done by Shestakoff, 1938