Guide to the Erik J. Koch Collection, 1923-1948

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Erik J. Koch Collection
Dates: 1923-1948
Identification: OCH/EJK
Creator: Koch, Erik J.
Physical Description: 0.12 linear feet
Language of Materials:

English

Chinese

Spanish;Castilian

Russian
Repository: Old China Hands Archives
Abstract: Erik J. Koch was born in Denmark in 1895, and traveled to China in 1923 to work as a sea captain. The collection contains various documents belonging to Koch related to his time in China, including his Foreigners’ Resident Certificate, receipts and documents from various doctors in Shanghai, business cards, master’s certificates, and records related to his service on various ships. Also included is a certificate of competency for a wireless course offered by the Russian Mercantile Marine Association in Shanghai that was awarded to Koch’s son, also named Erik Koch.

Biographical Information:

Erik J. Koch was born in Denmark in 1895, and traveled to China in 1923 to work as a sea captain. His son, also named Erik Koch, was born October 30, 1927.

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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], Erik J. Koch Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Materials:

Scope and Contents

The Erik J. Kock Collection contains various documents belonging to Koch related to his experience in China as a sea captain, including his Foreigners’ Resident Certificate, receipts and documents from various doctors in Shanghai, business cards, master’s certificates, and records related to his service on various ships. Also included is a certificate of competency for a wireless course offered by the Russian Mercantile Marine Association in Shanghai that was awarded to Koch’s son, also named Erik Koch.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Business Cards: Moses H. Wong and E.S. Dzanetatos

Box 1, Folder 2

Foreigner's Resident Certificate, 1923-1946

Box 1, Folder 3

Ship Service Records, 1938, 1945

Box 1, Folder 4

Master's Certificate from Panama, 1940

Box 1, Folder 5

Receipts and Prescriptions from Various Doctors in Shanghai, 1940-1942

Box 1, Folder 6

Instruction Order of the Chinese National Government to Provide Safe Passage and Assistance to the Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (CNRRA), 1946 July 23

Box 2, Item 1

Certificate of Competency for Wireless Courses offered by The Russian Mercantile Marine Association, Shanghai given to Erik Koch, 1948 July 17

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1

Master's Certificate from China, 1938 November 8