Guide to the Mabel Haynes Collection, 1943-2001
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Mabel Haynes Collection
Haynes, Mabel, 1918-
Physical Description: 0.21
Language of Materials:
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.
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.
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)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.
[Identification of item], [date],
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State University, Northridge.
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
Box 1, Folder 1
Benis M. Frank Correspondence and Articles on the Shanghai Volunteer
Box 1, Folder 2
Igud Yotzei Sin Bulletin Articles,
Box 1, Folder 3
Igud Yotzei Sin Kadoorie Memorial Fund,
Box 1, Folder 4
Articles on Japanese Internment Camps in China,
Box 1, Folder 5
Articles on Shanghai and its Jewish Community
Box 1, Folder 6
Articles on Pudong, Shanghai,
Box 1, Folder 7
Photographs of Shanghai - Web Print-outs,
Box 1, Folder 8
Photocopied Pictorials of Shanghai
Box 1, Folder 9
"Made in China" -
Box 1, Folder 10
Contact List - 3 1/2" Floppy Disk (PC)