Guide to the John T. Stamelos Collection

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Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
Title: John T. Stamelos Collection
Creator: Stamelos, John T.
Identifier/Call Number: OCH.JTS
Extent: 6.03 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1945-1946
Abstract: The John T. Stamelos Collection contains photographs, ephemera, and clothing acquired by Stamelos while serving as a U.S. Marine in China circa 1945-1946, including a jacket and clutch purchased for his then girlfriend and future wife. The bulk of the collection is comprised of souvenir clothing and accessories.
Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents

The John T. Stamelos Collection includes souvenir items and clothing related to Stamelos' tour of duty as a U.S. Marine in Tientsin, Tsingtao, and Peitaiho Beach, China. Photographs document the 1st Marine barracks, individual Marines, and Tientsin street scenes including Victoria Cafe, Astor House, and International Bridge. There is also a series of photographs of the Japanese surrender in Tientsin on October 15, 1945, and ephemera related to the First Marines Club in Tientsin.

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

John T. Stamelos, 05/2016

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, 2017

Subjects and Indexing Terms


Box 1, Item 1

Brocade Clutch, 1946

Box 1, Item 2

Dragon Relief Cigarette Case

Box 1, Item 3

U.S. Marines Tientsen Belt Buckle, 1946

Box 2, Item 1

Guide: Street Directory Location of Billets Purchases & Amusements Tientsen , 1945

Box 2, Item 2

Violette Tientsen Label Brocade Jacket, 1946

Box 2, Item 3

U.S. Marine Corp Muster Rolls, 1946 April 1-July 31

Box 3, Item 1

Photograph Album, 1945-1946

Box 4, Item 1

Tientsin Embroidered Silk Fragment, 1945-1946

Box 4, Item 2

Devil Dogs Embroidered Silk Scarf

Box 4, Item 3

U.S. Marine Corps Tientsin Jacket

Box 4, Item 4

Medal and Ribbon