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Pacific Rim Archive: Beatrice L. Crisler photo album

Provides access to archival collections relating to Westerners' involvement in East Asia between the 1840s and 1940s.

Riding into Shanghai

Beatrice L. Crisler

Beatrice Leena Crisler (1908-2002) was the daughter of Seventh Day Adventist missionary, Clarence Crisler. She taught at the Adventist Far Eastern Academy in Shanghai up until the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war and the fall of Shanghai to the Japanese Army in 1937. She later joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, rose to the rank of second lieutenant, and served in India during the Second World War.. During her years in China, she travelled widely and kept her photos from those travels in an album, which in her later years she gave to her manicurist in Santa Monica, California.

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