Guide to the Nellie Wong papers CEMA 14

Finding aid prepared by Todd Chatman and Gerardo Colmenar, 2000. Revised by Suzanne Im, and Callie Bowdish 2013.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu; URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections
2000 December 20


Title: Nellie Wong papers
Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 14
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 11.0 linear feet (35 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1972-2013
Abstract: Nellie Wong is a poet and activist for feminist and socialist causes based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is co-featured in the documentary film, Mitsuye and Nellie, Asian American Poets (1982) and was featured in the film Just Say It: A Revolution in the Making (2004). Wong's awards include Woman of Words from the San Francisco Women's Foundation and her poem, "Sailing with Memories of Li Hong," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005. Two of her poems are permanently engraved in San Francisco Muni public sites at Market and Sanchez Streets and at the Embarcadero. She has performed her work throughout the United States, and in Cuba and China.
Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
Physical Location: Del Norte
creator: Wong, Nellie

Biography

A Chinese-American poet and union activist, Nellie Wong was born and raised in the Oakland Chinatown of the 1940's. After the incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans to relocation camps during World War II, Wong worked in her family's great China Restaurant in Oakland's Chinatown. Later, she traveled across the Bay to pursue studies in creative writing at San Francisco State University. Meanwhile, Wong worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation as a secretary from 1964-82. Wong began writing poetry in the early 1970's. Wong is one of the founding members of Unbound Feet, a writing collective of Chinese-American women who read together and lectured at universities throughout California, in the late 1970's. Wong's poems deal with themes involving Asian Americans, especially the sense of leaving "home" behind. "I care about the roots of Asian-American culture and how and why they came here," says Wong, referring to the long history of Asians' immigration to America. "It's something every Asian family has experienced."
In discussing her work, Wong states, "A lot of my poems come from the workplace; that's where I've experienced a great deal of sexism and racism." Wong has published three collections of poetry: Death of Long Steam Lady (1986), and Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park (1977) and Stolen Moments (1997). Her poem, "Song of Farewell", was installed in 1996 on an F-Line Muni platform in the middle of the Embarcadero roadway near Greenwich Street. The poem, chosen by the San Francisco Arts Commission, is part of the Waterfront Transportation Project Historic and Interpretive Signage Program along San Francisco's North Embarcadero. Based on the thoughts and feelings of a man leaving China and the wife he is leaving behind in the first years of the 20th century, "Song of Farewell" is about separation, departure, and ultimately death, says Wong. One of her articles, entitled, “Asian American Women and politics” recently appeared in Asian American anthology entitled, Legacy to Liberation: politics and culture of revolutionary asian pacific america (2000). In 1983, Wong served as a delegate for the first US Women Writers Tour to China. She has also been a visiting professor in women's studies at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1985).
Wong is a member of Poets & Writers, NY; Radical Women, The Freedom Socialist Party; the National Asian American Telecommunications Association; and the University Professional & Technical Employees, and is a delegate to the San Francisco Central Labor Council. In 1989 she was honored by the San Francisco Women's Foundation with the Women of Words award. Wong prides herself on her feminist and socialist viewpoints. "The more I see some people fighting back, the more I see everyone acquiring the strength to fight back," says Wong. "Otherwise I'd just shut my door and say, 'good-bye world.' But that's not me."
Wong, together with Mitsuye Yamada, was the subject of a 1981 film "Mitsuye & Nellie, Asian American Poets," produced by Light-Saraf Productions about the first-generation of Chinese and Japanese wives and daughters allowed into America by U.S. immigration constraints. Nellie Wong's papers were donated to CEMA in June 1998.

Scope and Content

The Nellie Wong Papers consist of 35 boxes of personal and professional materials generated by Wong during the period 1972-2013. The bulk of the collection contains Wong’s writings, both prose and poetry (including manuscripts and numerous drafts), correspondence, publicity and professional files. Also included are several folders of correspondence from fellow writers, friends, students, and the public. The second largest component of the collection are the subject files, which include numerous folders on specific individuals, conferences, and subjects. Altogether the Nellie Wong Papers provide much insight into Wong’s political, creative and social life as an Asian American.

Processing Information

Processed by CEMA staff, December 20, 2000. Revised by CEMA staff, 2002. Revised by Suzanne Im, 2013.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Nellie Wong, July 1998.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Nellie Wong papers, CEMA 14. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American poetry -- 20th century -- Manuscripts
Chinese American women -- Poetry
Chinese Americans -- Poetry
Chinese Americans -- Political activity
Feminism
Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions
Minority women -- United States
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence

 

Series I: Personal/Biographical 1978-2006

Series Scope and Content

The Personal / Biographical series is limited to one box covering the period between the 1970s to the 2000s. The series contains several student class papers on Nellie Wong, including an undergraduate thesis entitled, Mitsuye Yamada and Nellie Wong: Politics, Identity, Connections*. The series contains transcripts of interviews of Wong, newspaper clippings and personal correspondence. Two folders in this series contain materials relating to the video documentary entitled, Mitsuye and Nellie: Two American Poets 1981.
* Mitsuye Yamada is a colleague and friend of Nellie Wong who along with other Asian American Women formed the Unbound Feet Collective.
Box 22, Folder 1

Biographical notes 1996-2006

Box 22, Folder 2

Publications list 2001

Box 22, Folder 3

The Pen is Mightier: An Interview with Poet/Activist Nellie Wong 2002 August 6

Box 22, Folder 4

Certificates of appreciation 1994-2001

Box 22, Folder 5

KSW Honors the Wong Family, Asian American Arts Foundation and Galería de la Raza at its 30th Anniversary 2002

Box 22, Folder 6

Women's Foundation "Women of Words" Award 1988 September 22

Box 1, Folder 1-3

Undergraduate honors paper on Nellie Wong entitled, Mitsuye Yamada and Nellie Wong: Poetry Politics Identity: Connection. Including a letter from the student April 1990

Box 1, Folder 4

Student papers entitled, A Journey through an Experience March 17, 1980

Box 1, Folder 5

Analysis of Developmental Change March 10, 1980

Box 1, Folder 6

Nellie Wong: a Woman Who Makes Sense Fall Qtr. 1980

Box 1, Folder 7

Nellie Wong: Worker/Writer by Choice March 17, 1994

Box 1, Folder 8

Letter from student April 7, 1994

Box 1, Folder 9

Interview scripts taken with N. Wong; Gloria Anzaldua & Randolph Conner, (interviewers) Interview with Merle Woo, Karen Brodine (interviewer) July 1978

Box 1, Folder 10-12

Newspaper clippings and related articles, (some materials in Italian) 1980-1983

Box 23, Folder 4

Newspaper clippings and related articles, (some materials in Italian)

Box 1, Folder 13-20

Materials relating to video film Mitsuye and Nellie: Two American Poets, correspondence Mitsuye and Nellie, publicity 1978-1980, 1982-1983

Box 4, Folder 14

Lectures and Public Appearances- Nellie Wong

Box 23, Folder 1 - 3

Lectures and Public Appearances- Nellie Wong

Box 34, Folder 1

Pantoum for Nell on her 65th Birthday - by Toni

Box 4, Folder 15

Poetry Appearances and Articles

Box 26, Folder 1

Poetry Appearances and Articles

Box 4, Folder 16

Feminism and Activism program- Nellie Wong

Box 34, Folder 15

Reviews

Box 34, Folder 16

National Writers Union

 

Series II: Correspondence 1970-2009

Series Scope and Content

The Correspondence series (1975-2009) contains materials relating to Wong’s correspondence with editors of various literary periodicals and journals, including publishers. The Personal correspondence folders contain letters from friends, individuals, and other writers that include their own poems and stories. Consisting of 2 boxes, the bulk of the correspondences relate to Wong’s submission letters, copyright permissions, and matters relating to her poetry. Two folders contain letters to the editor providing insight into Wong’s political and social views. Included in this series is a folder containing letters of recommendations that Nellie Wong wrote for colleagues. The series is arranged alphabetically and chronologically.
 

Personal Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 21-26

Personal correspondence (1 photograph, box 1, folder 10) 1970-1990

Box 1, Folder 27

Personal correspondence undated

Box 22, Folder 7

Personal correspondence 1994-2006

Box 1, Folder 28-29

Writings by others

Box 1, Folder 30-31

Student writings influenced by Wong’s poetry

 

Literary Correspondence

Box 24, Folder 1

1990s

Box 24, Folder 2

2000s

Box 2, Folder 1

A Press Ltd 1978

Box 2, Folder 2

Academy of American Poet 1993

Box 2, Folder 3

Against the Grain 1982

Box 2, Folder 4

Ain’t I a Woman 1979

Box 1, Folder 5

Alcatraz Editions 1981-1983

Box 3, Folder 34

American Immigration Lawyers Association 2009

Box 2, Folder 6

Amerasia Journal 1976

Box 2, Folder 7

Asian American Art Projects 1978

Box 2, Folder 8

Asian American Journey 1981

Box 2, Folder 9

Asian Directions 1979

Box 2, Folder 10

Basement Writers Workshop 1977-1978

Box 2, Folder 11

Bay Area Women Writers 1981

Box 2, Folder 12

Berkeley Fiction Review 1983

Box 2, Folder 13

Birth Stone 1983

Box 2, Folder 14

Blue Collar Press 1978

Box 2, Folder 15

Bridge: Asian American Perspectives 1983

Box 2, Folder 16

Chicory Blue Press 1994-1998

Box 2, Folder 17

City Arts Monthly 1982

Box 2, Folder 18

Color Press 1994

Box 2, Folder 19

Conditions 1977-1981

Box 2, Folder 20

Contact II 1983

Box 2, Folder 21

Cooper Union Station 1980

Box 2, Folder 22

Crossing Press 1994

Box 2, Folder 23

East-West Chinese American News Weekly 1976-1979

Box 2, Folder 24

Echoes from Gold Mountain 1977-1979

Box 2, Folder 25

Electrum 1984

Box 2, Folder 26

Eleven 1984

Box 2, Folder 27

Ethnic Studies Editorial Board and Editorial Board 1984

Box 3, Folder 34

Friends Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library 1998

Box 2, Folder 28

A Gift of Tongues 1978-1982

Box 2, Folder 29

Greenfield Review 1983-1994

Box 2, Folder 30

Hampton Brown Company 1994

Box 2, Folder 31

Hanging Loose 1981-1982

Box 2, Folder 32

Harper Collins 1993-1994

Box 2, Folder 33

Hartmus Press 1977-1979

Box 2, Folder 34

Heresies 1983

Box 2, Folder 35

Iowa Review 1981

Box 2, Folder 36

Journal of Ethnic Studies 1979

Box 2, Folder 37

Kelsey Street Press 1977-1997

Box 2, Folder 38

Loon 1977

Box 2, Folder 39

Ms. Magazine 1975-1976

Box 2, Folder 40

National League for Nursing 1993

Box 3, Folder 1

New Boston Review 1980

Box 3, Folder 2

New World Press 1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 3

New York Asian Women’s Center 1991

Box 3, Folder 4

New York Feminist Review 1979

Box 3, Folder 5

North American Women Poets 1976

Box 3, Folder 6

Off Our Backs 1982

Box 3, Folder 7

Oxford University Press 1994

Box 3, Folder 8

Pacifica Review 1978

Box 3, Folder 9

Pennywhistle Press 1993-1996

Box 3, Folder 10

Plexus 1976-1980

Box 3, Folder 11

Poetic Justice 1983

Box 3, Folder 12

Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives (contains letter pertaining to the commissioned poem for San Francisco Muni) 1977-1994

Box 3, Folder 13

Poetry Flash 1979-1981

Box 3, Folder 14

Prisma, Ethnic Studies, Mills College 1979-1980

Box 3, Folder 15

Realities Library 1983

Box 3, Folder 16

Red Bass 1983

Box 3, Folder 17

Room 1978

Box 3, Folder 18

Sailing the Road Clear 1977-1978

Box 3, Folder 19

San Diego Poet’s Press 1983

Box 3, Folder 20

Secretarial Pool 1979

Box 3, Folder 21

Synapse 1984-1986

Box 3, Folder 22

Truck Press 1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 23

University of New Mexico 1980-1981

Box 3, Folder 24

Valencia Street 1982

Box 3, Folder 25

West End Press 1991-1993

Box 3, Folder 26

Wild Iris 1975

Box 3, Folder 27

Women: a Journal of Liberation 1982

Box 3, Folder 28

Women’s Journal 1976-1977

Box 3, Folder 29

Yellow, Black, Brown 1978

Box 3, Folder 30

13th Moon 1980-1981

Box 3, Folder 31-33

Miscellany 1975-1998

Box 35, Folder 16

Miscellany 1989-2013

 

Letters to the Editors

Box 3, Folder 35

1970s

Box 3, Folder 36

1980s

Box 22, Folder 8

1990s

Box 22, Folder 9

2000s

 

Letters of Recommendations (written by Nellie Wong)

Box 3, Folder 37

1978-1982

Box 22, Folder 10

2002

 

Series III: Literary Writings 1970-1995

Series Scope and Content

[REVISE] The Literary Writings series contains published and unpublished materials covering the period of 1972 –1997. The series is subdivided into Poems and General Writings. Consisting of 5 boxes the Poems sub-series contains published and unpublished poems arranged according to categories created by Wong. It is also arranged in chronological order and alphabetical by title. Finished Poems contains final versions of poems without editing marks. Drafts of Poems include multiple copies of poems containing revisions at various stages of their creation, which give insight into Wong’s development as a poet and her writing process. Poems Pending and Reviews contain files of Wong’s poems sent for submission and related correspondence. Included in this series are Wong’s published books with related documents, Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park (1977, The Death of Long Steam Lady (1986), Give Me No Flowers (1985), and Stolen Moments (1997).
The General Writings sub-series consists of Wong’s creative works in other genres which includes, shortstories, essays, drafts of speeches, monologues, class papers, and a play entitled, “A Marriage for Merilee.” Since some of these works were written for specific events, duplicates appear in other series. For example, the series Lectures and Appearances contain duplicate drafts of talks and speeches.
 

Poetry Subseries

Box 22, Folder 12

Broad Shoulders 2001

 

Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park

Box 4, Folder 1

Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park materials relating to its publication, including portraits of Wong (b/w); drafts of poems

Box 4, Folder 2

Drafts of poems, sample design of book

Box 4, Folder 3

Publication agreement, a blank copyright form

Box 4, Folder 4

Reviews 1977-1979

Box 4, Folder 5

Correspondence with publisher regarding contract and book sales 1977-1978

Box 4, Folder 6

Correspondence with publisher 1979-1984

Box 4, Folder 7

Personal correspondence comments regarding DHRP, requests for copies, "Guest book" list for book reading Oct. 6, 1977

 

Death of Long Steam Lady

Box 4, Folder 8

Drafts of poem

Box 4, Folder 9

Monograph copy and photocopy of a signed copy (located in the Davidson Library Special Collections)

Box 4, Folder 10

Correspondence with West End Press and related materials 1986

Box 4, Folder 11

Reviews and correspondence 1985-1986

Box 4, Folder 12

Publicity 1985-1986

Box 4, Folder 13

The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America related correspondence 1991-1995

Box 5, Folder 1

It's in the Blood 1978

Box 5, Folder 2-3

Give me no Flowers 1985

Box 5, Folder 4

Stolen Moments, (2 copies 1 signed located in Special Collections, one printout)

Box 5, Folder 5

Poems, anthologies

Box 34, Folder 11 - 13

Poems

Box 28, Box 26, Folder 2-4, Box 27-29

Published Poems

Box 5, Folder 6

Awards including commissioned poem

Box 34, Folder 14

Reprints for Stolen Moments

 

Finished Poems

Box 5, Folder 7

"Titles of Poems" by Nellie Wong, list of published poems 1973-1997

Box 5, Folder 8

A

Box 5, Folder 9-10

B

Box 5, Folder 11

C

Box 5, Folder 12

D

Box 6, Folder 1

E

Box 6, Folder 2

F

Box 6, Folder 3

G

Box 6, Folder 4

H

Box 6, Folder 

I

Box 6, Folder 6

J

Box 6, Folder 7

K-L

Box 6, Folder 8

M

Box 6, Folder 9

N

Box 6, Folder 10

O

Box 6, Folder 11

P

Box 6, Folder 12-13

R

Box 6, Folder 14-15

S

Box 6, Folder 16-18

T

Box 6, Folder 19

T-U

Box 6, Folder 20

V-W

Box 22, Folder 3 - 14

V-W

Box 6, Folder 21-22

W

Box 6, Folder 23

Y

 

Non-Poetry Writings (including writings related to politics and social activism)

Box 22, Folder 11

Book covers 1997-1999

 

Voices of color 1999

Box 11, Folder 1

After the Wake undated

Box 11, Folder 2

Another Voice on Asian American Women 1980

Box 11, Folder 3

Asian American Women, Feminism and Creativity 1980

Box 11, Folder 4

Broad Shoulders 1982

Box 11, Folder 5

Continuing the Dialogue: Asian American Women 1980

Box 11, Folder 6-7

Death of Long Steam Lady 1978

Box 11, Folder 8

Enter the Mirror 1979

Box 11, Folder 9

Freedom 1981

Box 11, Folder 10

Heart Beats: Concerns of an Asian American Feminist For Sisters who Leaped (poem) 1979

Box 11, Folder 11

How to Arm the Sunlight 1968

Box 11, Folder 12

I Don't Eat Green Things undated

Box 11, Folder 13-14

I Only Want Some Golf Clubs 1971

Box 11, Folder 15

In Search of the Self as Hero 1980

Box 11, Folder 16

Interrogation of MS. Security-Runs-A-Risk (play) 1979

Box 11, Folder 17

Ironing 1980

Box 11, Folder 18

Leadership 1981

Box 23, Folder 5

Legacy to Liberation

Box 11, Folder 19

Living Dialogue undated

Box 11, Folder 20

Mirror Images: Questions that Never Stop 1980

Box 11, Folder 21

The Night that Clara Won 1982

Box 11, Folder 26

Notes on "The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin 2008

Box 24, Folder 4

No Longer Waiting: The Joy of Writing

Box 11, Folder 22

On the Eve of the New Year 1968

Box 11, Folder 23-25

Operation Hamburger and Saturday (with correspondence and notes) 1975-1977

Box 12, Folder 1

Please Come to a Luau 1968

Box 12, Folder 2

Politics of Asian American Writing 1981

Box 12, Folder 3

Practice 1980

Box 12, Folder 4

Red Ropes 1970

Box 24, Folder 5

Red Ginger: The Root of Asian American Women and Revolutionary Feminism

Box 24, Folder 6

Report on Susan Faludi's Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Box 12, Folder 5

Rise of Women Writers in Asian American Literatrure (San Francisco Journal) 1980

Box 12, Folder 6

Thank God It's Friday 1971

Box 12, Folder 7

Through the Stardust and Flying Home 1981

Box 12, Folder 8-9

Typewriterbacktalk

Box 12, Folder 10

The visit

Box 12, Folder 11

Waiting

Box 12, Folder 12

When in Mexico

Box 12, Folder 13-14

When the turkey is bare

Box 12, Folder 15

Window full of shoes

 

Drafts of Poems 1970's-1990's

Box 7, Folder 1

A

Box 7, Folder 2

B

Box 7, Folder 3

D

Box 7, Folder 5

E

Box 7, Folder 6

F

Box 7, Folder 7

G (including copies of essay Glows form the Dark...)

Box 7, Folder 8

H

Box 7, Folder 9

I-J

Box 7, Folder 10

L

Box 7, Folder 11

M

Box 7, Folder 12

N

Box 7, Folder 13

O

Box 8, Folder 1

P

Box 8, Folder 2-3

R

Box 8, Folder 4-5

S

Box 8, Folder 6-7

T

Box 8, Folder 8

U

Box 8, Folder 9

V

Box 8, Folder 10-11

W

Box 8, Folder 12

Y

Box 8, Folder 13-15

Miscellany 1970-2010

 

Pending Poems

Box 9, Folder 1

1977-1979

Box 8, Folder 2

1982

Box 9, Folder 3-4

1983

Box 9, Folder 5

1984

Box 9, Folder 6-7

1985

Box 9, Folder 8-9

1985-1986

Box 25, Folder 10

2000-2007

 

Poetry Anthology Submissions

Box 24, Folder 7

American Working Class Literature

Box 24, Folder 8

Cheers to Muses

Box 24, Folder 9

Museum of Chinese in the Americas

Box 24, Folder 10

Ohana

Box 25, Folder 1

Patterson Literary Review

Box 25, Folder 2

Sing! Whisper! Shout! Pray!

Box 25, Folder 3

Sins Invalid

Box 25, Folder 4

Tony Medina

 

Class Writings

Box 10, Folder 1

1972

Box 10, Folder 2

1973

Box 10, Folder 3

1974

Box 10, Folder 4

1975

Box 10, Folder 5

1976

Box 10, Folder 6-8

1977

Box 10, Folder 9

1978

Box 10, Folder 10

undated

 

Other writings

Box 12, Folder 16

Journal Entries 1970s-1990s

Box 12, Folder 17-19

Miscellany

Box 35, Folder 5-14

Miscellaneous Publications

Box 12, Folder 20

Outline of short stories (assignments) 1972

Box 12, Folder 21

Play; Marriage for Merilee, (12/9/71 1 copy; 1/14/81 2 copies 1 with one complete draft); announcements 2/13/79

Box 22, Folder 15

Reviews of Wong's works 1998-2013

Box 12, Folder 22, Box 22, Folder 14

Reviews written by Wong

Box 12, Folder 23

Writings related to politics and social activism

 

Series IV: Lectures and Appearances

Series Scope and Content

The Lectures and Appearances series contains announcements, correspondence, drafts of talks , and related documents on Wong’s participation at conferences, poetry readings, political events, and workshops. Folders are labeled according to specific events and presentations. The folder labeled Minority workshop contains student’s creative works and records. Several folders labeled miscellaneous containing announcements and publicity. This series contains materials relating to Wong’s political and social activism and affiliation with organizations. Two audiocassettes are included. One is labeled “Directions in Chinese American Literature Talk Story Conference” (June 21, 1978) and the other is Asian Pacific Week Interview and Program (n.d.).
Box 34, Folder 17

Are My Hands Clean? Feminist Perspectives on Racism 2001

Box 13, Folder 1

Everybody's Minority Writing Workshop Poetry Mills College 1978

Box 34, Folder 2, 3

Flyers of Readings

Box 34, Folder 18, 19

Japanese American National Museum Event 3/14/2002

Box 13, Folder 2

Great western book: Minneapolis, MN 1985-1986

Box 13, Folder 3

Mid Peninsula Young Women's Chistian Association 1978-1980

Box 13, Folder 4

National Asian American Conference 1993

Box 34, Folder 20

New York Trip 05/19/2005

Box 13, Folder 5

Oakland Center Stage 1982

Box 13, Folder 6

Oakland Festival of the Arts 1982

Box 34, Folder 21

Photos

Box 13, Folder 7

Poetry reading list 1975-1978

Box 34, Folder 22

Programs

Box 25, Folder 8

Meridians

Box 25, Folder 14

Meridians 2001

Box 13, Folder 8

Radio Commentary, KPFK 1978

Box 34, Folder 23, 24

San Diego Speaking (photos) October 2002

Box 34, Folder 5 - 10

Speeches and Talks

Box 13, Folder 9

Stanford 1980-1986

Box 25, Folder 9

San Francisco 8

Box 34, Folder 25, 26

To Live Like a Human

Box 13, Folder 10

University of California Campuses 1985-1986

Box 35, Folder 1, 2

University of California, Santa Barbara June 2001

Box 13, Folder 11

Unbound feet 1980

Box 35, Folder 3

Voices from the Gaps. Women Writers of Color 2003

Box 35, Folder 4

Women of Color Conference, This Bridge March 2002

Box 13, Folder 12

Women's voices from Asian America 1979

Box 13, Folder 14-16

1970s-1990s

Box 13, Folder 13

Year Of The Secretaries Talk 1984

Box 13, Folder 17

Undated materials

 

Series V: Subject Files

Series Scope and Content

Subject Files consisting of 8 boxes, this series constitute the bulk of the collection, containing articles, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous print materials on a range of social, cultural, and political events and topics. The collection also contains a large number of folders on specific individuals about whom Wong has known or written. Included in this series are materials relating to Wong’s affiliations to political organizations and related materials on social and political activism. Several posters that belong in this series are kept in an oversize container.
Box 14, Folder 1

Alliance Against Women’s Oppression 1981

Box 14, Folder 2

Angel Island 1931-1979

Box 14, Folder 3-4

Asian American 1977-1987

Box 25, Folder 5

Ambikaipaker, Mohan

Box 14, Folder 5

Asian American, book reviews 1979-1981

Box 14, Folder 6

Asian American, performing arts 1979-1981

Box 14, Folder 7-8

Asian American plays, reviews 1977-1984

Box 14, Folder 9

Asian American women, bibliographies 1976-1981

Box 14, Folder 10-11

Asian American women 1976-1985

Box 15, Folder 1-2

Asian American women, groups 1972-1984

Box 15, Folder 3

Asian Health Caucus, presentation 1979-1984

Box 15, Folder 4

Asian Pacific American Heritage Week Festival 1980

Box 15, Folder 5

Asian Pacific American Women’s Conference 1980-1981

Box 15, Folder 6-7

Asian Pacific American Women’s Organizations 1980-1981

Box 15, Folder 8

Asians in Mass Media (with newsletters) 1977-1978

Box 25, Folder 6

Art as Revolution

Box 16, Folder 1

Berge Poem 1979-1981

Box 16, Folder 2

California Asian Pacific Women's Conference 1979-1980

Box 16, Folder 3-4

Chan, Charlie 1979-1981

Box 16, Folder 5

Chang, Helen Ong 1976-1981

Box 16, Folder 6

Chiang, Ching "Madame Mao" 1976-1981

Box 16, Folder 7-8

Chinese America 1972-1984

Box 17, Folder 1

Chuang, Hua (Collections) 1968

Box 25, Folder 11

Daggett, Lyle

Box 17, Folder 2

Davis, Angela 1984

Box 17, Folder 3

Dialogues, women's plays 1976

Box 17, Folder 4

Filipino America 1981-1985

Box 17, Folder 4

Film showing, Mitsuye and Nellie, Los Angeles 1982

Box 17, Folder 6

Garment Workers Forum 1981-1982

Box 17, Folder 7

Haddad, Carol J 1982

Box 17, Folder 8

Hagedorn, Jessica undated

Box 17, Folder 9

Gidra clippings, 20th anniversary issue 1990

Box 17, Folder 10

Japanese America 1977-1982

Box 17, Folder 11

Kingston, Maxine Hong 1978-1981

Box 17, Folder 12

Kingston, Maxine Hong, Woman Warrior 1976-1979

Box 17, Folder 13

Lee, Chol Soo 1978-1979

Box 25, Folder 7

Lewis, Reginald S.

Box 17, Folder 14

Left Write Unity Conference 1980-1982

Box 18, Folder 1

Light, Millie undated

Box 18, Folder 2

Lim, Genny 1979-1980

Box 18, Folder 3-4, Box 24, Folder 3

Mitsuye and Nellie, film premier and related materials 1981

Box 18, Folder 5

Newsletters and other subscriptions 1977-1998

Box 18, Folder 6

Ng, Fae Myenne 1977-1980

Box 18, Folder 7

Noda, Barbara 1978-1980

Box 18, Folder 8

Plath, Sylvia 1974-1975

Box 18, Folder 9

Poets and Writers 1977-1981

Box 18, Folder 10

Racism, articles 1978-1980

Box 35, Folder 15

Recipes

Box 18, Folder 11

Reeves, Beulah (from Kelly E.) 1975-1978

Box 18, Folder 12

Rich, Adrienne 1974

Box 18, Folder 13

Saadawi, Nawal El 1973-1977

Box 18, Folder 14

Secretaries week 1979-1984

Box 18, Folder 15

Simpson-Mazoli Bill 1983-1986

Box 19, Folder 1

Stereotypes, Images, etc. Asian Americans 1977-1980

Box 19, Folder 2

Tan, Bee Bee 1977-1984

Box 25, Folder 12

Tarlen, Carol

Box 19, Folder 3

Telemaque, Eleanor Hong 1979-1980

Box 19, Folder 4

Third World Women Writers Forum 1978-1980

Box 19, Folder 5

Third World Writers and Thinkers Symposium, Sacramento State 1976

Box 19, Folder 6

This Bridge Called my Back 1979-1982

Box 19, Folder 7

Toguri, Iva 1975-1980

Box 19, Folder 8

Tsui, Kitty 1981-1983

Box 19, Folder 9, Box 31-33

Unbound Feet, Notes 1980

Box 25, Folder 13

Wayman, Tom

Box 19, Folder 10

Women Inc, benefit poetry reading 1979

Box 19, Folder 11-12

Women International 1978-1982

Box 20, Folder 1

Women Writers 1974-1980

Box 30, Folder 1-7

Women Writers Union

Box 20, Folder 2

Women's Leadership Conference 1980-1984

Box 20, Folder 3

Wong, Nanying, Stella 1977-1978

Box 20, Folder 4

Women Writers 1978-1985

Box 20, Folder 6-8

Yamada, Mitsuye, with correspondence. (photograph, folder 6) 1978-1994

Box 20, Folder 9

Yamamoto, Hisaye 1960

Box 20, Folder 10

Yamauchi, Wakako undated

Box 19, Folder 11

Yoshimura, Wendi 1977-1980 1977-1980

 

Oversize Box

Box 21, Folder 1

Posters

 

Asian Pacific cultural month undated

 

C.A.N. Charlie Chan undated

 

Film Series Benefit for Women's Building in San Francisco 1978

 

Great Midwestern Bookshow, The 5th Annual, (2 copies and newspaper) 1985

 

Left Write! A Unity Conference of Writers on the Left, Four Benefit Poetry Readings 1981

 

Left Write! A Unity Conference of Writers on the Left 1981

 

National Women's History Week 1982

 

Paper Angels: A Play by Genny Lim 1982

 

Six Authors To Read At Millberry undated

Box 21, Folder 2

Journals

 

Plexus, Newspaper Clipping: Reverberations 1980

 

The Register, Newspaper Clipping: A Struggle For Acceptance Continues 1982

Box 21, Folder 3

Miscellany

 

Book Cover Paste-Up for The Death of Long Steam Lady undated

 

Literary Correspondence Flyer on Sphericity By Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge undated

 

Photos of Nellie Wong: Black and white photo Black and white photo late 1970's-early 1980's

 

Small poster: "Artists Respond to Proposition 187" Exhibition September 15-October 20, 1985