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Guide to the Benjamin M. Levaco Papers, circa 1900-1999
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Series I: Personal Materials, ca. 1920-1998

 

Subseries A: Correspondence, 1929-1996

Box 1, Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1929-1939

Box 1, Folder 2

General Correspondence, 1950-1956

Box 1, Folder 3

General Correspondence, 1968-1986

Box 1, Folder 4

General Correspondence, 1990-1992

Box 1, Folder 5

General Correspondence, 1993-1994

Box 1, Folder 6

General Correspondence, 1995-1996

Box 1, Folder 7

Undated General Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 8

Tania Correspondence, 1938-1939

Box 1, Folder 9

Russian and Chinese Correspondence

 

Subseries B: Groups and Organizations, 1959-1996

Box 1, Folder 10

American Far-Eastern Society, Inc., 1980-1996

Box 1, Folder 11

The China Society of Southern California, 1985-1995

Box 1, Folder 12

Creative Writing Group, 1991

Box 1, Folder 13

Old China Hands, 1991-1996

Box 1, Folder 14

Reading and Discussion Group - Jewish Labor Comm., 1988

Box 1, Folder 15

Shanghai Tiffin Club, 1959-1980

 

Subseries C: Travel, 1982-1994

Box 1, Folder 16

China Tour Information, 1982-1992

Box 1, Folder 17

China Today Tour, 1990

Box 1, Folder 18

China Today Tour, 1992

Box 1, Folder 19

China Today Tour - Silk Road, 1994

Box 1, Folder 20

China Pictorial Brochures, 1992

Box 1, Folder 21

China Postcards, ca. 1990-ca. 1999

Box 1, Folder 22

Miscellaneous China Brochures, ca. 1990-ca. 1999

Box 1, Folder 23

Miscellaneous Tour Ephemera, ca. 1990-ca. 1999

Box 4, Folder 1

Shanghai and Europe Maps, 1940-1947

Box 5, Item 2

VHS Tape - Levaco on Tour in Shanghai, 1994

 

Subseries D: Narratives and Poetry, 1978-1994

Box 2, Folder 1

General Autobiographies, ca. 1990-ca. 1999

Box 2, Folder 2

Stories about Levaco Family Members, 1981-1991

Box 2, Folder 3

Stories about Childhood and Teenage Years (1911-1929), ca. 1990-ca. 1999

Box 2, Folder 4

Stories about The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 5

Stories about the 1930s, ca. 1991

Box 2, Folder 6

Stories about the 1940s, ca. 1991

Box 2, Folder 7

Stories about the 1950s and 1960s, ca. 1991

Box 2, Folder 8

Stories about Los Angeles, Health and Life in the 1980s and Early 1990s, 1990-1991

Box 2, Folder 9

Stories about Trips Taken to China, 1990-1994

Box 2, Folder 10

Writings about Israel and the Jewish People, ca. 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 11

"Welcome to Ellis Island" Sign

Box 2, Folder 12

Poems, 1982-1994

Box 2, Folder 13

Translations of Michael Levaco's Poetry from the 1930s and 1940s, 1992

Box 2, Folder 14

Russian Poems

Box 2, Folder 15

Published Writings and Speaking Engagements, 1978-1992

 

Subseries E: Miscellaneous Documents and Ephemera, ca. 1920-1998

Box 2, Folder 16

Date Book, 1975-1976

Box 2, Folder 17

Genealogical and Levaco Family Information

Box 2, Folder 18

Hungjao Bungalow Lease Documents, ca. 1950-1989

Box 2, Folder 19

Identification Documents and Business Cards, ca. 1930-1992

Box 2, Folder 20

Miscellaneous Personal Documents, ca. 1920-ca. 1989

Box 2, Folder 21

Photocopies of Material on Levaco from the Skirball Cultural Center, 1998

Box 4, Folder 2

Chinese Documents

Box 4, Folder 3

Tientsin Grammar School Report Cards, 1924-1927

Box 4, Folder 4

Caricature of Benjamin Levaco, 1973

Box 5, Item 1

Paperweight - "Ben Levaco, Consultant"

 

Series II: Collected Publications and Narratives, ca. 1917-1999

 

Subseries A: Scholarly Works and News Clippings, ca. 1917-1999

Box 2, Folder 22

General Articles and Information on China, 1986-1994

Box 2, Folder 23

Information on Old Shanghai, Tientsin, and Harbin, ca. 1990-ca. 1999

Box 2, Folder 24

Scholarly Articles and Information on Jews in China, 1987-1992

Box 2, Folder 25

Article on Ron Levaco's Documentary, "Round Eyes in the Middle Kingdom", 1996

Box 2, Folder 26

"Judaism: A Historical Enclave Revealed" by Rabbi Howard A. Berman

Box 2, Folder 27

Article and Presentation on Jews in Harbin, 1989, 1992

Box 2, Folder 28

Presentations on Jews in Shanghai, 1989, 1994

Box 2, Folder 29

"Chinese in America" Essay

Box 3, Folder 1

Newspaper Clippings from China and Russia, ca. 1919-ca. 1949

Box 3, Folder 2

Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1977-1999

Box 4, Folder 5

"Shanghai Daze," by Orville Schell - Los Angeles Times Magazine , 18 June 1995

Box 4, Folder 6

Russian Articles

 

Subseries B: Memoirs and Personal Narratives, 1943-1984

Box 3, Folder 3

Asbury, Earl and Sally - "China and Tibet - 1984"

Box 3, Folder 4

B-n, M - "Emigre Seder in Yokohama - 1919", 1943

Box 3, Folder 5

Fradkin, Abraham - "Guests for a Moment" and "The International Seminar on 'Jews in Shanghai'"

Box 3, Folder 6

Fradkin, Abraham - "Period in the Circle" and "The Earth is Trembling"

Box 3, Folder 7

Guang, Pan - "President Herzog in Shanghai"

Box 3, Folder 8

Hodgeman, Joan - "Reminiscences of a Journey to China in August, 1978"

Box 3, Folder 9

Klyachko, L. - "Stories of the Past" (In Russian)

Box 3, Folder 10

Machado, Mario - "Shanghai Memories: What Do I Remember???"

Box 3, Folder 11

Moranz, Irving - "A Fugitive's Journey"

Box 3, Folder 12

Zakharov, A. - "Forgotten of Harbin: Book 1" (In Russian), 1960

Box 3, Folder 13

Zakharov, A. - "Forgotten of Harbin: Book 2" (In Russian), 1960

Box 3, Folder 14

Zakharov, A. - "Forgotten of Harbin: Book 3" (In Russian), 1960

Box 3, Folder 15

"Impressions of My Trip Back"

Box 3, Folder 16

Photocopy of a Letter from an Old China Hand in Tientsin, 1901

 

Series III: Photographs and Photocopied Images, ca. 1900-ca. 1999

Box 3, Folder 17

Photographs and Photocopies, ca. 1900-ca. 1929

Box 3, Folder 18

Photographs and Photocopies, ca. 1930-ca. 1939

Box 3, Folder 19

Photographs and Photocopies, ca. 1940-ca. 1969

Box 3, Folder 20

Photographs and Photocopies, ca. 1970-ca. 1989

Box 3, Folder 21

Photographs and Photocopies, ca. 1990-ca. 1999

Box 4, Folder 7

Oversized Photocopies, 1927-1993