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Jane Brister World War II Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-237
Scope and Contents

This collection contains notes, photographs, and lists concerning the displacement of the Melster Family by the Nazis and the later repatriation of their property, as well as materials related to Jane Brister's return of two vases to Linderhoff Castle and an unrelated postcard addressed to Brister.

Dates: 1930-2001; Majority of material found within 1974-1985

Patricia O'Meara Robbins and Carroll Robbins Jones Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-341
Scope and Contents This collection features the photography of Patricia O'Meara Robbins and the family research her daughter, Carroll Robbins Jones, compiled with her husband, Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., to write their book about Patricia's life and career--"She 'Shot' Her Way to Success: How China's Empress Dowager Ci Xi Launched a Photographer's Trailblazing Career," published in 2016. Some of the photographs were also featured in a 2001 book the Jones' wrote, "Hawaii Goes to War: The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor,"...
Dates: circa 1870-2013; Majority of material found in 1933-1959

Susan Taylor Block's Collection of Van Eeden Research

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-121
Scope and Contents This collection contains information regarding the second iteration of Van Eeden farm colony in the 1940s. Much of the collection contains correspondence between Alvin Johnson and the settlers, revealing the working and social conditions of Van Eeden at that time. Also included are daily journal entries by Sarnia Marquand, Alvin Johnson's secretary, providing a view other than that of the settlers. There are also photographs from the Loeb family, who were some of the original settlers of the...
Dates: 1938-1995