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Bucklin Family Experience in China

Bucklin Family Experience in China

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BUCKLIN FAMILY EXPERIENCE IN CHINA, 1923-1924, 1937





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Bucklin, Harold Stephen, 1886-1967
Title:Bucklin Family Experience in China
Dates:1923/1924, 1937
Quantity:8.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
Abstract:While in Shanghai in 1923, Bucklin produced large format photographs of pre-Revolutionary China using a Graflex camera. The collection consists of three albums containing 1,000 black and white photographs, all of which have captions.
Collection Number:MSS 392

Series List

SERIES I. Photograph Albums
SERIES II. Material Related to Trip
A. Diary and Printed Material
B. Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

While in Shanghai in 1923, Bucklin produced large format photographs of pre-Revolutionary China using a Graflex camera. The collection consists of three albums containing 1,000 black and white photographs, all of which have captions. The albums include approximately 298 postcards to supplement the documentation of the trip. The collection also includes Hazel Bucklin's diary, ephemera collected by the family, printed copies of Harold Bucklin's lectures, publications from Shanghai College and negatives and transparencies for all the photographs contained in the albums. The collection has been organized into two series.


Series I. Photograph Albums contains the albums described above, negatives, and photocopies of the albums. The material originally located in boxes 7, 8, and 9 was combined into Box 7, so there are only 11 boxes in the collection, although they are numbered 1 through 13.


Series II. Material Related to the Trip contains some printed material, Hazel's diary, two yearbooks, ephemera, and more. The ephemera is arranged in alphabetical order.


Biographical Sketch

Harold Stephen Bucklin (1886-1967) was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He graduated from Brown University in 1910. While he was an undergraduate, he also served as Principal of the Evening Grammar School in Pawtucket from 1908 to 1910. From 1910 to 1913 he taught school in Ironwood, Michigan. While a graduate student at the New York School of Social Work, he was both a resident and Playground Director of the Henry Street Settlement; he earned a Master of Arts degree in 1915. He returned to Brown University as an Instructor in Social Science in 1915; he earned his Ph.D. degree in 1918.


In 1920, he married Hazel D. Hartwell (1898-1962). They had four children (Donald, John, Mary and Ruth). In 1923, while an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown University, Harold traveled to Shanghai with his wife, Hazel, and their two-year-old son, Donald, to serve as a Visiting Professor of Sociology at Shanghai College for one year. As part of the program, he directed a social settlement center and helped college students conduct a survey of a Chinese village.


Bucklin specialized in social problems, surveys, and social legislation. He was involved with many of the social institutions in Rhode Island; he served as chairman of the Americanization Commission in 1919; he was as a member of the Children's Law Commission in 1926; and he served on the Juvenile Court Commission in 1938. In 1922, Bucklin published a series of articles surveying the institutions dealing with disadvantaged children. At Brown, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Sociology in 1929, and became a full Professor in 1949. In 1946, Bucklin was the Chairman of Sociology within the Department of Political Science and Sociology. From 1947 to 1948 he served as the Chairman of the separate Department of Sociology. He retired in 1951. He died on September 29, 1967, while visiting his daughter in Elyria, Ohio.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Bucklin, Donald
Bucklin, Harold Stephen, 1886-1967
Bucklin, Hazel Hartwell, 1898-1962
Photography, China
Photography--1920-1930
Photographs

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Bucklin Family Experience in China, MSS 392, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Donald H. and Hope C. Bucklin (acc # 2008.009).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, April 2009.


Related Material

Bucklin, Don. Bucklin China Archive. 2005. 1 April 2009 http://www.bucklinchinaarchive.com/.


Mitchell, Martha. "Sociology." Encyclopedia Brunoniana. 1993. Brown University Library. 1 April 2009 http://www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/Databases/Encyclopedia/search.php?serial=S0300


Mitchell, Martha. "Bucklin, Harold S.." Encyclopedia Brunoniana. 1993. Brown University Library. 1 April 2009 http://www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/Databases/Encyclopedia/search.php?serial=B0690


The Generations Network. 2009. Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. 1 April 2009 www.ancestry.com


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