Guide to the Meyer Auerbach Collection

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Language of Material: Multiple languages
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
Title: Meyer Auerbach Collection
Creator: Auerbach, Meyer Morton
Identifier/Call Number: OCH.MEA
Extent: 550 Megabytes
Date (inclusive): 1940-1988
Abstract: The Meyer Auerbach Collection contains photographs, correspondence, invitations, paper currency, and memoranda related to Auerbach's time in post-World War II Chungking and his visit to China in the 1980s.
Language of Material: English, Chinese

Biographical / Historical

Meyer Morton Auerbach was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on December 14, 1924. In 1946 after World War II he worked for the United States Strategic Services Unit intelligence agency in China. He later worked as a professor in the Political Science department at CSUN. Auerbach passed away in 2007.

Scope and Contents

The Meyer Auerbach Collection contains photographs, correspondence, invitations, paper currency, and memoranda related to Auerbach's time in China. Memoranda comment on the political situation in China post-World War II, while invitations document an aspect of American social life in China immediately following the War. Early photographs from the 1940s depict local scenes and Chinese political figures, including Communist Party of China leader Lu Dingyi. Later correspondence and photographs relate to Auerbach's publication The Conservative Illusion and his trip to China in the 1980s.

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

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Processing Information

Mallory Furnier, 2021

Subjects and Indexing Terms


Digital Folder

American Embassy Invitations, ca. 1946

Digital Folder

China Photographs, ca. 1940-1950

Digital Folder

Chinese Calligraphy and Birch Bark Manuscript

Digital Folder

Chinese Communism Memorandums, 1946-1947

Digital Folder

Chinese Paper Currency, ca. 1941-1947

Digital Folder

Chungking Incident Report, ca. 1946

Digital Folder

The Conservative Illusion Correspondence, 1983

Digital Folder

Gillem, Alvan Correspondence, 1951

Digital Folder

Reunion Photographs, ca. 1988

Digital Folder

Strategic Services Unit Commendation, 1946