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Inventory of the Lydia Bubeshko Schmüser papers
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Lydia Bubeshko Schmüser papers
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1994
    Collection Number: 2003C74
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Diary and correspondence, relating to social conditions in China during and after World War II. Includes letters written by Carl Otto Hans Schmüser, German citizen and husband of Lydia Schmüser. Also includes form letters and printed ephemera relating to postwar American politics.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Schmüser, Lydia Bubeshko, d. 2002

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lydia Bubeshko Schmüser papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2003.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Lydia Bubeshko Schmüser, an American of Russian descent, lived in China with her husband, German citizen, Carl Otto Hans Schmüser, and their daughter before and during World War II. The family owned and operated a paper and stationary shop in Tientsin, which they sold shortly after the outbreak of World War II. During World War II and the Japanese occupation of China, the family fled to the relative quiet of Bedaihe (Peitaiho), a village in northern China, where they owned a summer cottage. After the war, Schmüser and her daughter immigrated to the United States, settling in Los Angeles in 1947. Carl Otto Hans Schmüser was unable to join them, due to the restrictive immigration laws of the time. In 1952, the Senate passed a special relief bill authorizing a visa for Schmüser however he died on the very same day and was never reunited with his wife and daughter.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Diary and correspondence, relating to social conditions in China during and after World War II. Includes letters written by Carl Otto Hans Schmüser, German citizen and husband of Lydia Schmüser. Also includes form letters and printed ephemera relating to postwar American politics.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Schmüser, Carl Otto Hans, dd. 1952.
    Americans--China.
    China--Social conditions.
    Germans--China.
    World War, 1939-1945--China.