Guide to the Charles McHaney China Marines Photograph Collection, 1946-2007

Special Collections & Archives

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Charles McHaney China Marines Photograph Collection
Dates: 1946-2007
Bulk Dates: 1946-1947
Identification: OCH/CMCM
Creator: McHaney, Charles
Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: Charles McHaney was a U.S. Marine stationed in Tientsin, China during and after World War II. While in Tientsin, he took numerous photographs, the subjects of which are primarily his fellow Marines, local geography, and local culture. The collection consists mostly of these photographs, with some additional print materials related to the U.S. Marine presence in Tientsin in the late 1940s.

Biographical Information:

Charles McHaney was a U.S. Marine stationed in Tientsin, China from 1946-1947.

Access Terms

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

Genre/Form of Material:

Audio recordings
Paper records
Photographic material

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Tim Kaufler

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

Related Materials:

Scope and Contents

The Charles McHaney China Marines Photograph Collection consists of photographs, some of which were pasted into albums, taken by McHaney while stationed in Tientsin following World War II. Subjects include his fellow Marines, local geography, and local culture. The collection also includes a menu for the Press Cafe in Tientsin, and a publication produced by the United States Marines Corps, which contains pictures and narrative regarding surrender of Japanese in China, as well as Marine establishment in China following surrender. McHaney, when donating materials, made a recording with archives staff describing the photographs and other donated items in detail, which has been placed in the collection as well.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph Album #1 - United States and Tientsin, 1946-1947

Box 1, Folder 2

Photograph Album #2 - Tientsin, 1946-1947

Box 1, Folder 3

Loose Photographs - Tientsin, 1946-1947

Box 1, Folder 4

United States Marine Corps Publication, "North China Pictorial", 1946

Box 1, Folder 5

Press Cafe Menu, circa 1946

Box 1, Folder 6

Recording of Charles McHaney Describing His Collection, 2007

Scope and Contents

1 compact disc