Guide to the Paul Kayser Collection

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Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
Title: Paul Kayser Collection
Creator: Paul Kayser
Identifier/Call Number: OCH.PK
Extent: 0.22 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1945-2010
Abstract: Paul Kayser was a U.S. Marine who led a two-day rescue mission in China during World War II to recover kidnapped Marines. The collection includes the map used by Kayser during this mission, along with two photographs of Kayser, and a Scuttlebutt article featuring the story.
Language of Material: English

Biographical Information:

Paul Kayser was a U.S. Marine stationed in China during World War II. He was acting Sergeant of the Second Squad, Second Platoon, G Company, Seventh Regiment during a fifty-mile, two-day rescue mission led by Kayser to recover kidnapped Marines.

Scope and Contents

The Paul Kayser Collection contains the 1945 map of China issued to Kayser by the U.S. military during the two-day rescue mission he led during WWII, along with two photographs of Kayser taken on the mission. In one of the photographs, the map can be seen folded up and sticking out of Kayser's pocket. A reproduction of a 2010 Scuttlebutt article featuring the photos is also included, with text and captions by Kayser.

Conditions Governing Access:

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Paul Kayser, 05/06/2016.

Preferred Citation:

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Processing Information:

Christine Hertzel, 2016

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