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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Muzza Eaton Collection
    Creator: Eaton, Muzza
    Identifier/Call Number: OCH.MUE
    Extent: 2.16 Gigabytes
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1946
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English, Chinese, Russian

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    The Muzza Eaton Collection contains family photographs, correspondence, school records from Public and Thomas Hanbury School for Girls and Shanghai Jewish School, Belmont Apartments rental records, business records, and vaccination and immigration records. The family first moved from Russia to Harbin, and later lived in Dairen and Shanghai. Most of the collection relates to the Rosenstein family's daily life and work in Shanghai before they immigrated to the United States.

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    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

    Muzza Eaton, 2012
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    Processing Information

    Mallory Furnier, 2020

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