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Edwards (Roman) Collection
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  • Language of Material: Multiple languages
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Roman Edwards Collection
    Creator: Edwards, Roman
    Identifier/Call Number: OCH.ROE
    Extent: 1.83 Gigabytes
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1990
    Abstract: The Roman Edwards Collection contains photographs, ephemera, and a manuscript documenting Edwards and his British and Russian parents' lives in Shanghai and World War II internment in Yu Yuen Road Camp and Ningkou Road Civilian Assembly Center.
    Language of Material: English, Chinese, Russian

    Biographical / Historical

    Roman "Ted" Edwards was born December 6, 1929 to a Russian mother and British father. His surname was originally Pisani. He attended St. Jeanne D'Arc school in Shanghai before attending Cathedral School. When World War II began he and his family were interned at Yu Yuen Road Camp. His family moved to England in May 1946 before immigrating to the United States in 1948.

    Scope and Contents

    The Roman Edwards Collection contains photographs, ephemera, and a manuscript documenting Edwards and his British and Russian parents' lives in Shanghai in the 1930s and 1940s. Russian ephemera and photographs document Edwards' connection to Russia through his mother's family. Business ephemera and photographs document aspects of daily life in Shanghai, including Edwards' education at Cathedral School. His collection of matchbook covers were manufactured in China, Japan, Norway, and the United States, and include Japanese propaganda distributed in Shanghai during World War II. Photographs from a later trip to revisit China record the locations of Yu Yuen Road and Eastern Civilian Assembly Center internment camps in 1987.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research use.

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    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

    Preferred Citation

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

    Processing Information

    Mallory Furnier, 2021

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Documents
    Ephemera
    Photographs