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Guide to the Mabel Haynes Collection, 1943-2001
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Mabel Haynes Collection
    Dates: 1943-2001
    Identification: OCH/MBH
    Creator: Haynes, Mabel, 1918-
    Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet
    Language of Materials:

    English

    French
    Repository: Old China Hands Archives
    Abstract: Mabel Haynes was born in Shanghai in 1918, and lived and worked in Shanghai and Hong Kong until 1949, when she and her husband fled from the new Communist regime. The collection consists of items collected by Haynes related to Shanghai and the Old China Hands experience, including correspondence, articles, and photographs.

    Biographical Information:

    Mabel (Bloomfield) Haynes was born in Shanghai in 1918, to a British-Jewish father and a Japanese mother. She was one of six children, and attended the Shanghai Jewish School and the Public School for Girls on Yu Yuen Road. After graduating, Haynes began working at Andersen, Meyer & Company, a company that represented various manufacturers in China. She worked in their Hong Kong office for three years, before returning to Shanghai in 1941 to be closer to her family in the wake of World War II. As a British citizen, she lost her job when the Japanese invaded Shanghai, and was eventually sent to the Lunghwa internment camp along with two of her siblings in August of 1944. After the camps were liberated she worked as a secretary for the American military, and got married. She and her husband stayed in Shanghai until the Communists took over in 1949, whereupon they moved to Australia, and eventually ended up in Los Angeles, California. Haynes has remained active in the Old China Hands community, even helping put on an Old China Hands reunion in Anaheim in 1996.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records
    Photographic material

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

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    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Mabel Haynes Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

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    Scope and Contents

    The Mabel Haynes Collection consists of items collected by Haynes related to Shanghai and the Old China Hands experience. This includes correspondence and articles on aspects of life in Shanghai like the Shanghai Volunteer Corps, Japanese internment camps and the Jewish community, as well as articles on modern Shanghai and its economic development. The collection also includes photocopied and original pictorials of historic Shanghai, and correspondence, photographs, and articles related to the Jewish organization, Igud Yotzei Sin.