Guide to the Richard Wyatt Collection

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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
Title: Richard Wyatt Collection
Creator: Wyatt, Richard
Identifier/Call Number: OCH.RW
Exent: 1.67 linear feet
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-1939
Abstract: Richard Wyatt lived in China during the 1930s, and was an active member of the Boy Scouts Association in Shanghai. As part of the Seventh Shanghai Rovers troop, Wyatt became one of the most highly decorated Scouts in Shanghai troop history, earning the highest level of badges available to Scouts at that time. The collection consists of the shirt from Wyatt's Boy Scout uniform, which also includes the numerous badges and cords awarded to Wyatt.
Language of Material: English

Biographical Information:

Richard Wyatt lived in China during the 1930s, and was an active member of the Boy Scouts Association in Shanghai. As a part of the Seventh Shanghai Rovers troop, Wyatt became one of the most highly decorated Scouts in Shanghai troop history. He was one of very few holders of the Bushman's Thong (for outdoor skill), the King's Scout Badge (for community service), and Gold Cords (18 proficiency badges), which when all held together was the highest achievement possible for a Scout. He now lives in Australia.

Scope and Contents

The Richard Wyatt Collection consists of the shirt from Wyatt's Boy Scout uniform, which he wore as a member of the Seventh Shanghai Rovers troop. Attached to the shirt are the numerous badges and awards earned by Wyatt as a Scout, including the Bushman's Thong, King's Scout Badge and Gold Cords, which as a group were the highest achievements possible for a Boy Scout in the 1930s.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Richard Wyatt, 09/29/2002

Preferred Citation:

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Processing Information:

Jessica Geiser, 2013

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ephemera
Textiles

Box 1, Item 1

Shanghai Boy Scout Shirt with Attached Badges and Cords, ca. 1930-1939