Guide to the Sylvia Maehrischel Collection, 1975-2000

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Sylvia Maehrischel Collection
Dates: 1975-2000
Identification: OCH/SMC
Creator: Maehrischel, Sylvia
Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet
Language of Materials:

English

Hebrew

Chinese
Repository: Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: The Sylvia Maehrischel Collection consists of items collected by Maehrischel that relate to her experience as an Old China Hand. The collection is primarily made up of articles on the topic of Jewish refugees in China, as well as issues of the Old China Hands newsletter The Hongkew Chronicle. Also included is a letter from Bill and Elly Grasse, a program for the Silver Jubilee of the Association of Far Eastern Jews in Australia, and an assortment of travel guides for Kaifeng, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xi’an, the Suzhou Hotel, the Wuxi Limin Porcelain Factory, and Helen Wong’s Guide to China.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Maps
Paper records

Administrative Information

Accruals:

2016

Processing Information:

Jessica Geiser, 2014

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

Scope and Contents

The Sylvia Maehrischel Collection consists of items collected by Maehrischel that relate to her experience as an Old China Hand. The collection is primarily made up of articles on the topic of Jewish refugees in China, as well as issues of the Old China Hands newsletter The Hongkew Chronicle. Also included is a letter from Bill and Elly Grasse, a program for the Silver Jubilee of the Association of Far Eastern Jews in Australia, and an assortment of travel guides for Kaifeng, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xi’an, the Suzhou Hotel, the Wuxi Limin Porcelain Factory, and Helen Wong’s Guide to China. The materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

"The Ghosts of Shanghai," by Ron Gluckman, Asia Week, 1997 June 6

Box 1, Folder 2

Grasse, Bill and Elly, Correspondence, 1980 September 10

Box 1, Folder 3

The Hongkew Chronicle, 1981-1988

Box 1, Folder 4

The Jews of Kaifeng: Chinese Jews on the Banks of the Yellow River, by Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldman Museum of Jewish Diaspora, 1984

Box 1, Folder 5

"The Lion Roars - The Dragon Stirs: The Asian Jewish World in the 21st Century," B'Yachad, 2000 May

Box 1, Folder 6

"Return to Shanghai for Film and TV Documentary," Australia-New Zealand B'nai B'rith Communicator, 1998 July

Box 1, Folder 7

"Shanghai Ghetto: The Hard Escape," The Sunday Magazine, 1980 August 10

Box 1, Folder 8

Silver Jubilee Booklet, Association of Far Eastern Jews, 1979

Box 1, Folder 9

Travel Guides, 1987

Box 1, Folder 10

"What Happened to Lydia," by Norman B. Hannah, Quadrant, 1975 November