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Guide to the William J. Parker China Marines Association Collection, 1929-2010
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: William J. Parker China Marines Association Collection
    Dates: 1929-2010
    Identification: OCH/WPCM
    Creator: Parker, William J.
    Physical Description: 3.86 linear feet
    Language of Materials:

    English

    Chinese
    Repository: Old China Hands Archives
    Abstract: William J. Parker is a retired United States Marine who was formerly stationed in China. He is an active member of the China Marines Association, and in 2008 began serving as the editor of their newsletter, "Scuttlebutt." The collection consists mainly of items related to the publication of "Scuttlebutt" in the late 2000s, including correspondence, member submissions of photographs and articles, and drafts of issues. Also included are some photographs and print materials related to the China Marines Association in general, as well as historic flags and a wooden plaque given to Parker by fellow China Marines.

    Biographical Information:

    William J. (Bill) Parker is a retired United States Marine who served in China prior to the 1950s. He is also an active member of the China Marines Association (CMA), having served as President, Treasurer, Executive Board Member, Chair of the Reunion Committee and a chair and member of many other committees in the organization. In 2008, he also took on the role of Editor of the CMA newsletter, "Scuttlebutt," which is produced on a quarterly basis.

    Access Terms

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

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records
    Photographic material

    Administrative Information

    Accruals:

    2011

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    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

    Related Materials:

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Scuttlebutt Files, 1929-2010
        Subseries 1: Publication Files, 1929-2010
        Subseries 2: Johnson Thomas Materials, 1936-2009
    Series II: China Marines Association Materials, circa 1940s-2009

    Scope and Contents

    The William J. Parker China Marines Association Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, articles, draft publications, and artifacts related to the China Marines Association and its newsletter, "Scuttlebutt." The collection is divided into two series: Scuttlebutt Files (1929-2010), and China Marines Association Materials (ca. 1940s-2009).
    Series I, Scuttlebutt Files, is sorted into two subseries: Publication Files (1929-2010) and Johnson Thomas Materials (1936-2009). The Publication Files subseries consists of materials related to the publication of the China Marines Association quarterly newsletter, "Scuttlebutt." This includes correspondence, drafts of various issues, and submissions of photographs, remembrances, and articles for publication. The Johnson Thomas Materials subseries consists of materials related to Johnson Thomas, who was an auxiliary member of the China Marines Association and the son of General Gerald Thomas who served in China. He researched and wrote numerous articles for "Scuttlebutt" and the Assocation in general, becoming a staff writer for the newsletter in 2009. Items in the subseries include correspondence between Thomas and multiple China Marines, photographs of the Thomas family and other China Marines, and articles written by Thomas. Each subseries is arranged chronologically.
    Series II, China Marines Association Materials, consists of both print materials and artifacts related or donated to the association. This includes reunion booklets, member directories, programs, photographs, historic flags and a handmade wooden plaque.