Eric J. Schmidt is an Old China Hand
that taught at the Shanghai American School and was interned by the Japanese in the Chapei
camp outside of Shanghai. The collection contains drawings done by Schmidt, including pencil
portraits of fellow internees at Chapei, as well as a pastel drawing of the camp buildings.
Also included is a poster made by Schmidt with photographs of internees recreating their
daily routine at Chapei taken after the Japanese abandoned the camp in 1945.
Eric J. Schmidt was born on December 4, 1915 in Hillsborough, Illinois. He attended UC
Berkeley, and graduated in 1940 after taking some time off of school to work on ships.
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