Guide to the Harvey J. Stefanowicz Collection

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Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
Title: Harvey J. Stefanowicz Collection
creator: Stefanowicz, Harvey J.
Identifier/Call Number: OCH.HJS
Extent: 0.04 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1945-1946
Abstract: The Harvey J. Stefanowicz Collection documents the 7th Marines and the context of their work in northern China immediately following World War II through ephemera, maps, and newspapers. Harvey J. Stefanowicz was stationed in North China from December 1945 to April 1947 with the United States Marines.
Language of Material: English

Biographical Information:

Harvey J. Stefanowicz served in the U.S. Marine Corps in China from December 1945 to April 1947. He was stationed in Tientsin [Tianjan], Tangshan, Peitaihoe Beach [Beidaihe District], Peking [Beijing], and Chinwangtao [Qinhuangdao]. Prior to his service in North China he was stationed in Guam from April to December 1945.

Scope and Contents

The Harvey J. Stefanowicz Collection contains ephemera, maps, and newspapers that illustrate daily life and special events for China Marines in Peitaihoe Beach and Tientsin. The Christmas menu includes illustrations of stereotyped views of local Chinese, while the second menu shows the currency exchange rate between local currency and U.S. dollars. The hand drawn maps list Stefanowicz's service dates in Peitaiho Beach, and depict the billet lay out for the 7th Marines in the area. The collection is arranged chronologically.

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

Harvey J. Stefanowicz, 02/01/2015

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, 2018

Subjects and Indexing Terms


Box 1, Item 1

Christmas Menu, 1945

Box 1, Item 2

Menu, 1945 December 28

Box 1, Item 3

Billet Area Peitaiho Beach Maps, 1946

Box 1, Item 4

Enlisted Men's Club Membership Card

Folder 1, Item 1

The Peiping Chronicle, 1946 October 5

Folder 1, Item 2

The Tientsin Chronicle, 1946 October 6