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
Physical Description: 7.38
Language of Materials:
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.
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.
Jessica Geiser, 2013
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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
Box 2, Item 3
Olive Green Oilcloth Raincoat
Box 4, Item 1
Wooden Figurine: Man Riding an Ox
Box 4, Item 2
Wooden Figurine: Man Pushing Cart
Box 4, Item 3
Wooden Figurine: Chinese Pagoda
Box 4, Item 4
Wooden Figurine: Men on a Boat