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Guide to the Alex D. Kennedy Collection, 1923-2002
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Description
Alex D. Kennedy was born in Shanghai in 1930. He was the fourth son of Colonle Dimitry Vasilivich and Ekaterina Nikitichna Kochneff, and attended both the Public & Thomas Hanbury School and St. Francis Xavier’s College in Shanghai. The collection contains items saved by Kennedy that relate to his experience living in Shanghai, and visiting China and Hong Kong multiple times later in life, including articles, brochures, a book of illustrations, postcards, maps, yearbooks, programs, newsletters, photographs and correspondence.
Background
Alex D. Kennedy, originally named Alex Kochneff, was born in Shanghai in 1930. He was the fourth son of Colonel Dimitry Vasilivich and Ekaterina Nikitichna Kochneff, who had fled to Shanghai in the wake of the Russian Revolution in 1921. Kennedy attended the Public & Thomas Hanbury School starting at the age of six, and transferred to St. Francis Xavier’s College during World War II. After the war, the family left China for the Philippines, where as stateless Russians, they lived in a displaced persons' camp for almost two years. They were then able to travel to the United States, where they arrived in San Francisco in November of 1950. Kennedy became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Extent
1.64 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.