Guide to the Erica Reinisch Collection, circa 1930-1949
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Erica Reinisch Collection
Dates: circa 1930-1949
Physical Description: 1.71
Language of Materials:
Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: Erica Reinisch lived in Shanghai during
the 1930s and 1940s. The collection consists of photographs depicting the Japanese
bombing of Shanghai in 1937, Shanghai foreign residents ration coupons from 1949, an
alien resident certificate from1949, Chinese sketches by the artist Fei Pai Yee,
watercolor and ink drawings by artist Friedrich Schiff, and a publication discussing the
political climate in Shanghai in 1937.
Erica Reinisch lived in Shanghai during the 1930s and 1940s.
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
Tim Kauffler (Intern), 2013
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)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.
Conditions Governing Access:
The collection is open for research use.
[Identification of item], [date],
, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California
State University, Northridge.
Arrangement of Materials:
Series I: Shanghai Materials, 1937, 1949
Series II: Fei Pai Yee Sketches, ca. 1930s
Series III: Freidrich Schiff Drawings, ca. 1930s
Scope and Contents
The Erica Reinisch Collection consists of items related to life in Shanghai during the
1930s and 1940s. The collection is divided into three series: Shanghai Materials (1937,
1949) Fei Pai Yee Sketches (circa 1930-circa 1939), and Friedrich Schiff Drawings (circa
Series I, Shanghai Materials, consists of photographs and publications depicting the
Japanese bombing of Shanghai in 1937, as well as Shanghai foreign residents ration
coupons and an alien resident certificate from 1949.
Series II, Fei Pai Yee Sketches, consists of four hand colored sketches of Shanghai
scenes by the artist Fei Pai Yee published by the Pacific Press Service in Shanghai. The
sketches are all notably moveable images, with either a wheel (volvelle) disc or pull
tabs that can be moved to change a section of the sketch.
Series III, Freidrich Schiff Drawings, consists of eleven ink and watercolor drawings
done by the artist Friedrich Schiff, which humorously depict scenes of social life in
Shanghai during the 1930s.
Detailed List of Contents
Photographs of Shanghai Bombing and Aftermath,
"Shanghai Under Fire: A Pictorial Record of Shanghai's
Undeclared War, as Photographed by
Mercury Staff Photographers",
China Alien Resident Certificate Belonging to Margarethe
1949 January 14
Shanghai Foreign Residents Ration Coupon Belonging to Aladar
1949 January 6
Drawing of a Chinese Woman, by Unknown Artist
Fei Pai Yee Sketches,
ca. 1930-ca. 1939
Friedrich Schiff Drawings,
ca. 1930-ca. 1939
[Women Who Has Fallen Off Her Horse]
[Sailor with Girlfriend and Two Chinese Women]
[Tourists Photographing Chinese Children]
[Portraits of Two Chinese Women]