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Guide to the H.L. Heartwell Collection, circa 1940-circa 1949
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: H.L. Heartwell Collection
    Dates: circa 1940-circa 1949
    Identification: OCH/HLH
    Creator: Heartwell, H.L.
    Physical Description: 7.38 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Old China Hands Archives
    Abstract: H.L. "Sea-biscuit" Heartwell served as a civilian attached to the United States Army Air Corps in China in the 1940s, and as a technician for the Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (CNRRA) after the war. The collection contains items of clothing worn and collected by Heartwell during his time in China as well as four small wood carvings.

    Biographical Information:

    H.L. "Sea-biscuit" Heartwell joined the United States Army in 1941, first serving time in Hawaii after the Pearl Harbor attack. In 1942 he was given a special classification as a civilian attached to the Army Air Corps and sent to China. After the war, he signed on with the Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (CNRRA) as a technician until his return to the United States in 1947.

    Administrative Information

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    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

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    Scope and Contents

    The H.L. Heartwell collection consists mainly of items of clothing worn or collected by Heartwell during his military service in China, as well as four small wooden figurines.