Made possible by a gift from the Schander Family

This endowment supports the acquisition, processing and preservation of resources on the international diaspora in China in the early to mid-20th century. It is the companion to the Edwin Schander Family Papers that provide research material on Volga German and Russian immigrants living in Harbin, China. Edwin Schander graduated with a Masters in Library Science degree from UCLA. He was a reference librarian for over three decades for the Los Angeles County Law Library from which he retired as head of Reference Services. His credo as a reference librarian was summarized in a quotation from Samuel Johnson, “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.”

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