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Guide to the Rose Horowitz Collection, 1937-2008
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Description
Rose Horowitz grew up in Shanghai, China from roughly the 1920s until the late 1940s.  Horowitz remained interested in China throughout her career, writing about her experiences in China and eventually establishing with California State University, Fullerton and the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles an Old China Hands Oral History Project. The collection consists mostly of Horowitz’s files from the Old China Hands Oral History Project, including correspondence between her and interviewees as well as her notes on the progress of the project. Also included are Horowitz’s writings and research materials, including newspaper articles and information on China, correspondence with archival institutions, and her finished works on her life as well as the Jewish experience in China.
Background
Rahma-Rose Jacobs was born in Shanghai, China, in 1924 to a Sephardic Jewish family. Her father, who moved to Shanghai from Iraq, worked as the senior accountant for the Sassoon family while her mother's family had roots in China going back to 1863. As a child, Rose was often ill, but she was still able to attend the Western Public School for Girls. After graduating, she began attending a business college, but had to stop when the school was shut down in 1941 during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai.
Extent
1.52 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.