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Guide to the Philip E. Bailey Collection, circa 1940-circa 1949
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Description
Philip E. Bailey was a Lieutenant in the United States military, who was stationed in China during the final years of World War II. The collection contains a set of Chinese porcelain soup bowls, saucers and soup spoons made during the Guangxu period (1875-1908) with a card stating they are from President and Madame Chiang.
Background
Philip E. Bailey was born on April 27th, 1923. He was drafted in the United States military in 1943, and was stationed in China at the end of World War II working as a military police officer. While in China, he met an eight-year-old local boy, Mario Machado, who he grew fond of and made arrangements with his parents to adopt him and bring him to America where he might have a better education and more opportunities for his future. Machado lived with Bailey for two years in Los Angeles, before legal issues caused the adoption to fall through and he was sent back to China.
Extent
1.60 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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.