Guide to the Arpad Richard Hertzka Collection, ca. 1900s-1940s
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Arpad Richard Hertzka Collection
Hertzka, Arpad Richard
Physical Description: 0.96
Language of Materials:
Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: Arpad Richard (A.R.) Hertzka was a
businessman involved in paper importing, first in Thailand from the early 1900s to the
late 1910s, then in Shanghai from the early 1920s to 1949. The collection consists of
loose photographs, photography books, and postcards collected by Hertzka depicting the
scenery and people of Asia during the early 20
Arpad Richard Hertzka lived in Bangkok, Thailand, from the early 1900s through the end
of World War I. He had been placed in an enemy alien camp during the war as he was an
Austrian citizen, and was subsequently repatriated to his birthplace of
He moved to Shanghai in the early 1920s, and remained there until fleeing the country in
1949. He was in the paper importing business as A.R. Hertzka, both in Thailand and
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
Jessica Geiser and Eric Yin, 2013
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The collection is open for research use.
[Identification of item], [date],
Arpad Richard Hertzka
, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California
State University, Northridge.
Scope and Contents
The Arpad Richard Hertzka Collection consists mainly of loose photographs with
accompanying negatives taken or collected by Hertzka of scenery, streets, buildings, and
people in China and other Asian countries, including a series of photographs capturing
the executions of two men by local soldiers.
Also included in the collection are a number of postcards depicting people and various
notable buildilngs in China, an album of professional photography with accompanying
information about Hong Kong, and an album with photographs and information about scenes
and places throughout China.
Detailed List of Contents
Box 1, Folder 1
Box 1, Folder 2
Box 1, Folder 3
Box 1, Folder 4
Box 1, Folder 5
Box 1, Folder 6
Box 2, Item 1
Photo Book - "Picturesque Hongkong" with photographs by Denis H.
Hazel - Signed copy,
Box 3, Item 1
Photo Book - Photos with Captions of Scenes and Buildings Throughout
Box 4, Item 1
Set of 45 Color Postcards Depicting Various People and Scenery Throughout