The Muzza Eaton Collection documents
the lives of Muzza Rosenstein and her Russian emigrant family in Harbin, Dairen, and
Shanghai, China before they moved to the United States after World War II.
Muzza Eaton was born in September 1930 in Harbin to Russian parents Osher Mendeley
Rosenstein and Polina Alexeevna Bykova. Her mother's name was changed to Lea Abramovna after
she converted to her husband's Jewish faith. Eaton lived in Harbin for six years, where her
father was part owner of the Palace Hotel. Her younger brother Mark Rand was also born in
Harbin. The family moved to Dairen, and she began school at the Maryknoll Academy. The
family then moved to Shanghai in 1939, where she attended the Public and Thomas Hanbury
School for Girls and the Shanghai Jewish School. In 1946 she moved to the United States to
attend Simmons College in Boston.
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