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White (William) Collection
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Description
The William White Collection is comprised of four photograph albums primarily documenting the British military experiences of White family members serving in China in the 1920s, and their family life in China through the late 1940s.
Background
Robert John White was born in 1902 in Athlone, Ireland to William Robert White and Elizabeth Wolstencroft. His father William was in the British Army Royal Horse Artillery and was stationed in India before serving in World War I. Robert joined the Shanghai Municipal Police in 1924 and remained with the SMP until 1943 during the occupation of Shanghai by Japanese troops. He married Bella Gertzman in 1928 in Shanghai, China, and they had two children together, Ethel Elizabeth and William. They emigrated first to Hong Kong, and then to the United States in 1950, where Robert worked for the Los Angeles Times until his retirement in 1967. He passed away in Los Angeles in 1975.
Extent
12.3 Gigabytes
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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
This collection is open for research use.