Guide to the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, San Francisco, Historical Documentation Project Records, 1848-2004, undated, bulk 1960-2003

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Guide to the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, San Francisco, Historical Documentation Project Records, 1848-2004, undated, bulk 1960-2003

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2005/174 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Guide Written By:
Janice Otani
Date Completed:
November 2005
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, San Francisco, Historical Documentation Project records
Date (inclusive): 1848-2004,
Date: undated,
Date (bulk): , bulk 1960-2003
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2005/174 c
Creator: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Presbytery of San Francisco. Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
Extent: Number of containers: 6 cartons, 1 oversize box, 8 oversize folders Linear feet: 8.15
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: The Historical Documentation Project (HDoc) materials spanning the dates of 1848 to 2004 were donated by Presbyterian Church in Chinatown (PCC), San Francisco, pastors, officers, and members. They contain the background information and records of the project; All-Church records; papers of Pastor Franz S. Wichman which includes some photographs and historical information of the Cameron House, Pastor Harry Chuck's files relating to his participation on the Mei Lun Yuen Housing Project, and Pastor Calvin Chinn's coursework and sermons. Also included are materials relating to activities within the English, Mandarin, and Cantonese congregations with the majority of materials in English and some in Chinese. Materials generated as part of the goals to document the church community's history for the project such as interview transcripts with corresponding audio/visual tapes and photographs taken of church activities were produced between 2001 and 2004. The collection consists of correspondence, organization records, minutes, reports, sermons, papers, ordination materials, orders of worship, articles, newsletters, newsclippings, architectural drawings and plans, photographs, negatives, and slides.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English and Chinese
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, San Francisco, Historical Documentation Project Records, BANC MSS 2005/174 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Related Collections

Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, San Francisco, Historical Documantation Project records [graphic], BANC PIC 2005.073.

Separated Material

Ledger of accounts, ca 1910-1921; Kindergarten Register, 1916-1921, and Primary Register, 1918-1924; Session Minutes, 1909-1995, retained by the Church and available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2766 at The Bancroft Library. Photographs not integral to the collection have been transferred to Pictorial Collection of The Bancroft Library, BANC PIC 2005.073. Audio/visual tapes have been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of San Francisco--Archives
Chinese churches--California--San Francisco
Chinese Americans--Religious life
Chinese--Missions--California--San Francisco
Chinese Americans--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Religion
Clergy--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Presbyterian Church--California--San Francisco
Chinese--California--San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)--Churches
Chua, Christopher V., 1966-

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, San Francisco, Historical Documentation Project Records was given toThe Bancroft Library by the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, San Francisco on July 30, 2004.

Accruals

Additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Janice Otani in 2005.

Biographical Information

Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, San Francisco

The Presbyterian Church in Chinatown (PCC) located in San Francisco, California is the oldest Asian American Christian congregation in North America and also the first Chinese Protestant church to be established outside China. Designated a "foreign mission" by the Presbyterian denomination, the church opened its doors at 925 Stockton Street on November 6, 1853 with four members under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. William Speer. It was not until 1925 that jurisdiction of the church was transferred from the Board of Foreign Mission to the Board of National Missions. In 1947, the Board formalized a plan whereby the social work and community youth work mission of Donaldina Cameron House were united with the mission of the church. Reverend Franz "Dick" Wichman served as both the Director of Cameron House and co-pastor of the church until 1977. This connection enhanced the ministries of both through the sharing of facilities, resources, and leadership.
After changing its name from the Presbyterian Chinese Mission Church, the congregation continued to be know as the Chinese Presbyterian Church until 1958, when the current name emphasizing the church's recognition of its social context was adopted by its members. PCC is one church with three congregations: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Out of this community came the first English/Chinese bilingual newspaper in the country, the first public school serving the early immigrant Chinese population in the United States, and the first Chinese daily newspaper in the country. The church also produced some of the earliest Chinese seminarians and pastors; was an early champion of women's rights, examining the intersection of gender, race, and class issues; and led the way in religiously based social activism among Asian American communities in the 1960s. The emphasis on youth and leadership training at Donaldina Cameron House and the church continues the mission of establishing strong lay and pastoral leadership to meet the needs of a growing Chinese American population throughout San Francisco.
(information from PANA website: http://www.psr.edu/pana.cfm?m=132 )

Historical Documentation Project

The Historical Documentation Project (HDoc) is an initiative to establish an archive document history of an Asian American faith community, focusing on the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown (PCC) as the project site in recognition of its importance as the first Asian American church in North America, founded in 1853. Because of the absence of documented history of PCC, the project initiated a three-step process: Production, Preservation, and Presentation. The HDoc will produce new records in the forms of oral history interviewing, photographs, and videotapes; preserve organization materials gathered, arranged, and housed at The Bancroft Library for long-term safekeeping with full public access for research and educationa purposes; and present interpretative materials to showcase the resources gathered by the project and emphasize the importance of documents of this type of community history.
The HDoc project, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, began on July 1, 2002 as a two-year partnership among the Institute for Leadership Development and Study of Pacific and Asian North American Religion (PANA), the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, San Francisco (PCC), and The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. The project has become the HDoc Committee of the PCC who will continue to administer the three-step process and carry out the mission of maintaining an archive document history of the church and its community.
(information from PANA website: http://www.psr.edu/pana.cfm?m=132 )

Scope and Content of Collection

The Historical Documentation Project (HDoc) materials spanning the dates of 1848 to 2004 were donated by Presbyterian Church in Chinatown (PCC), San Francisco, pastors, officers, and members. They contain the background information and records of the project; All-Church records; papers of Pastor Franz S. Wichman which includes some photographs and historical information of the Donaldina Cameron House, Pastor Harry Chuck's files relating to his participation on the Mei Lun Yuen Housing Project, and Pastor Calvin Chinn's coursework and sermons. Also included are materials relating to activities within the English, Mandarin, and Cantonese congregations with the majority of materials in English and some in Chinese. Materials generated as part of the goals to document the church community's history for the project such as interview transcripts with corresponding audio/visual tapes and photographs taken of church activities were produced between 2001 and 2004. The collection consists of correspondence, organization records, minutes, reports, sermons, papers, ordination materials, orders of worship, articles, newsletters, newsclippings, architectural drawings and plans, photographs, negatives, and slides.
The HDoc Project series contain articles describing the project and its mission written by Director, Christopher Chua, and session meeting minutes, exhibition materials, and an itemized donor list. Also included are transcripts of interviews conducted by Chua with Reverend Calvin Chinn and Reverend Bradford Woo, as well as church members Sharlene Hall, Jean Low, Winchell Quock, and Jennette Wei. Audio/visual tapes of the interviews have been transferred to the Microforms Collections of The Bancroft Library. The HDoc-Specific Photographic Series (2001-2004) documenting church gatherings and events have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library along with photographs donated to the project which document the history of the church and congregation events dating from 1872 to 2003.
The All-Church records include bylaws; organization information; correspondence; minutes of sessions and committees;ordination and installation orders of worship; membership information; reports; materials relating to Mei Lun Yuen Housing Project and Yook Yau Ji Ga Daycare; yearbooks; brochures; and programs of church anniversaries and activities; proposals and documents for the new church building/renovation along with architectural drawings and plans; publications of PCC and articles relating to the church.
Pastor Franz S. Wichman's papers (1856-1996) include his files accummulated during his thirty-years of service to PCC and Donaldina Cameron House from 1947 to 1977. They consist of correspondence, Donaldina Cameron House historical information, sermons, and materials relating to PCC services and events. There are also Kith 'n Kin newsletters written by Wichman to the congregation as well as other related newspaper articles mentioning PCC, and miscellany. Pastor Harry Chuck's files (1970-1975) collected as Co-Director of the Chinatown Coalition for Better Housing (CCBH) for the Mei Lun Yuen Housing Project include correspondence, agreements, minutes, press releases, a photograph, and newsclippings. Pastor Calvin Chinn's papers (1963-2001) include coursework while attending the San Francisco Theological Seminary and ordination exam materials. The bulk of his papers consist of sermons dating from 1983 to 2001.
The English, Mandarin, and Cantonese congregation records include correspondence, development proposals, mission statements, bylaws, reports, minutes, orders of worship, and materials relating to retreats, conferences, fellowships and individual members. Also included are newsletters and other publications.

Container List

 

Series 1 Historical Documentation Project (HDoc) 2001-2004

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 1-14

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles written by Christopher Chua, Director, describing the project, correspondence, session minutes, oral history interview transcripts, exhibition and publicity materials.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Project description and related materials 2001-2003

Carton 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 2002-2004

 

Meeting minutes

Carton 1, Folder 3-5

Task Group 2001-2003

Carton 1, Folder 6

Committee 2004

 

Interviews

Carton 1, Folder 7

Chinn, Calvin 2004 Mar 24

Carton 1, Folder 8

Woo, Bradford 2004 Apr 28

Carton 1, Folder 9

Hall, Sharlene 2004 Mar 25

Carton 1, Folder 10

Low, Jean 2004 Mar 24

Carton 1, Folder 11

Quock, Winchel 2004 Jun 2

Carton 1, Folder 12

Wei, Jeannette 2004 Apr 7

Carton 1, Folder 13

Exhibition materials, "From 1853 to 2003: One Hundred Fifty Years of Witness and Community" 2003

Carton 1, Folder 14

Announcement 2003

 

Series 2 All-Church 1869, 1876, 1919, 1923-2004, undated

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 15-175; Carton 2, Folders 1-128; Carton 3, Folders 1-19; Oversize Box 1, Folders 1-5; Oversize Folders 1-8

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains church organization documents, history, policies, correspondence, minutes of Sessions and committees, seminaries, ordination and installation orders of worship, membership information, and reports. Includes materials relating to Mei Lun Yuen Housing Project; Yook Yau Ji Ga Daycare; anniversaries; events; and correspondence, documents, architectural drawings and plans for the new church building renovation (1985-2001). Also includes publications and articles relating to the church.
 

Documents

Carton 1, Folder 15-17

Bylaws 1959, 1961, 1984

Carton 1, Folder 18

Articles of incorporation 1972

Carton 1, Folder 19

Internal Revenue Service letter of determination 2000

 

Organization materials

Carton 1, Folder 20

Description sheet undated

Carton 1, Folder 21-22

Mission statements 1968, 1983

Carton 1, Folder 23

Organizational chart, "Redefining Our Unity" undated

Carton 1, Folder 24-27

Structure 1970-1986

Carton 1, Folder 28

Reorganization 1986

Carton 1, Folder 29

Administrative Commission 1986

Carton 1, Folder 30-33

Policies and guidelines 1962-1964, undated

 

History

Carton 1, Folder 34

"Presbyterian Mission: Christianizing and Civilizing the Chinese in Nineteenth Century California," by Wesley S. Woo 1990

Carton 1, Folder 35

"'Welcome' to Build the New World: 1851-1875," by Elizabeth Lee Abbott and Kenneth A. Abbott undated

Carton 1, Folder 36

"William Speer: Champion or Chump?" by Georgette Huie undated

Carton 1, Folder 37

Notes relating to church history from 1864-1935 undated

Carton 1, Folder 38-40

Donaldina Cameron House miscellany 1986-1987, undated

 

Correspondence

Carton 1, Folder 41-57

Church activities and facilities 1976-2002, undated

Carton 1, Folder 58-73

Concerns of officers and members 1971-1992, undated

Carton 1, Folder 74-82

Contributions to and from the church 1974-2003

 

Pastors

Carton 1, Folder 83

Chiu, Teng-Kiat 1978, 1980, 1987, undated

Carton 1, Folder 84-87

Kao, David 1976-1981

Carton 1, Folder 88

Lam, Gordon 1980-1981

Carton 1, Folder 89-90

Lee, Warren 1977, 1979

Carton 1, Folder 91

McKenzie, Robert 1989, 2002

Carton 1, Folder 92-93

Ng, David 1962

Carton 1, Folder 94

Peng, David 1981

Carton 1, Folder 95-97

Tang, Theodore M. 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folder 98

Tse, Kei-Yuen 1936, undated

Carton 1, Folder 99-103

Wichman, Franz S. "Dick" 1977-1998

Carton 1, Folder 104

Woo, Bradford 1979

Carton 1, Folder 105

Wu, Ernest 1981

Carton 1, Folder 106-109

Officers 1969-1990

 

Meeting minutes

Carton 1, Folder 110-112

Board of Deacons 1961-1966

Carton 1, Folder 113-122

Session 1960-1966, 1985, 2003

Carton 1, Folder 123-125

Congregational 1960-1964

Carton 1, Folder 126

Consistory 1960

 

Committees

 

Social Justice ministry

Carton 1, Folder 127

Board of Education on segregation 1965

Carton 1, Folder 128

Letter to Lyndon B. Johnson regarding Vietnam War 1966

Carton 1, Folder 129-130

War, Peace, and Conscience Subcommittee of the Reconciliation Committee 1972-1974, undated

Carton 1, Folder 131

Church in Community 1970-1973

Carton 1, Folder 132-133

Pastor Nominating 1984-1985

Carton 1, Folder 134

Lay 1985

Carton 1, Folder 135

Church and Society 1985-1987

Carton 1, Folder 136

Business 1987

Carton 1, Folder 137

Building and Finance 1993-1994

 

Orders of Worship

 

Ordinations and installations

Carton 1, Folder 138

Chan, Gregory L. 1981 Nov 22

Carton 1, Folder 139

Choy, Andrew 1984 Mar 14

Carton 1, Folder 140

Choy, Virstan 1975 Aug 3

Carton 1, Folder 141

Chuck, Harry and Kao, David 1977 Oct 16

Carton 1, Folder 142

Fong, Norman G. 1981 Nov 29

Carton 1, Folder 143

Hoy, Betha Ann 1982 Mar 14

Carton 1, Folder 144

Lam, Gordon 1973 Jun 3

Carton 1, Folder 145-146

Lee, Stephen Man Sing 1938 Dec 4, 1998 Nov 2

Carton 1, Folder 147

Lee, Joseph Shu Lin undated

Carton 1, Folder 148

Lue-Stearns, Lily 1986 Oct 12

Carton 1, Folder 149

McLeod, Bruce D. undated

Carton 1, Folder 150

Peng, David 1962 Apr 8

Carton 1, Folder 151

Wang, Peter 1989 May 7

Carton 1, Folder 152

Wichman, John F. 1977 Apr 26

Carton 1, Folder 153

Wong, Calvin Kar-Wing 1983 May 15

Carton 1, Folder 154

Wong, Henry Solomon undated

Carton 1, Folder 155

Woo, Bradford Lewis 1979 Nov 25

Carton 1, Folder 156

Wu, Ernest Y. 1984 Jan 8

Carton 1, Folder 157

Donaldina Cameron House Centennial Celebration 1973

Carton 1, Folder 158

Moderatorial Service with William Keesecker 1976 Feb 1

Carton 1, Folder 159

Joyful Celebration of 40 Years of Service to His Lord by F.S. Dick Wichman 1977 Jul 7

Carton 1, Folder 160

Trilingual 2001-2002

Carton 1, Folder 161

Miscellaneous 1961, 1970, undated

 

Seminarians

Carton 1, Folder 162

Correspondence 1976

Carton 1, Folder 163

Chan, Gregory 1978-1979

Carton 1, Folder 164

Christ, Frank 1976

Carton 1, Folder 165

Fong, Norman 1979

Carton 1, Folder 166

Hoy, Betha 1979

Carton 1, Folder 167

Huey, Elliot 1981

Carton 1, Folder 168-169

James, Michael 1977-1978

Carton 1, Folder 170

Lee, Joseph 1981

Carton 1, Folder 171

Lue, Lily 1981

Carton 1, Folder 172

McLeod, Bruce 1977, undated

Carton 1, Folder 173

Poong, Carol 1976

Carton 1, Folder 174

Tate, Jeanne Choy 1976

 

Membership

Carton 2, Folder 1-7

Statistical information, reports, class registration forms 1975-1985, undated

Carton 2, Folder 8

Special service for Edward Jeung 2002 Aug 18

 

Requests for transfers

Carton 2, Folder 9-44

Correspondence 1973-1981, undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 1

Receipt book 1952-1994

Carton 2, Folder 45

Certificates 1974-1979

Carton 2, Folder 46-48

Attendance records 1960-2001

 

Reports

Carton 2, Folder 49-50

Statistics 1976-1981, 2002

Carton 2, Folder 51

Self Study Committee undated

Carton 2, Folder 52-57

Finances 1929-1941, 1985-1986

Carton 2, Folder 58-59

Chinese Presbyterian Missions in America 1919, 1926

 

Mei Lun Yuen Housing Project

Carton 2, Folder 60

Overview, meetings, correspondence, brochure 1970-1982, undated

Carton 2, Folder 61-72

Articles 1977-1982, undated

 

Yook Yau Ji Ga Daycare

Carton 2, Folder 73

History and purpose, pamphlet, articles 1987-1993, undated

Carton 2, Folder 74

Lease agreement 1982

 

Anniversaries

Carton 2, Folder 75

70 th 1923

Carton 2, Folder 76

90 th 1943

Carton 2, Folder 77

117 th 1970

Carton 2, Folder 78

120 th 1973

Carton 2, Folder 79-80

125 th 1978

Carton 2, Folder 81

130 th 1983

 

140 th

Carton 2, Folder 82-83

Planning Committee 1992-1993

Carton 2, Folder 84

Art Exhibit Committee 1993

Carton 2, Folder 85

Banquet Sub-Committee 1993

Carton 2, Folder 86-87

Program, poster, invitations, tickets 1993

Carton 2, Folder 88-89

Yearbook 1993

Carton 2, Folder 90

Certificate of Recognition from California State Senate 1993

Carton 2, Folder 91

Reply cards 1993

Carton 2, Folder 92

Article 1993

 

150 th

Carton 2, Folder 93

Celebration program 2003

Carton 2, Folder 94

Banquet 2003

Carton 2, Folder 95

Exhibition 2003

Carton 2, Folder 96-97

Letters of congratulations 2003

Carton 2, Folder 98

Announcement 2003

Carton 2, Folder 99

Article 2003

 

Events

Carton 2, Folder 100

Concert programs 1923-1928, 1952, undated

Carton 2, Folder 101

Chinese Tung Chich Association opperetta 1927, 1929

Carton 2, Folder 102

Celtic Cross brunch 1981, 1984

Carton 2, Folder 103

Summer retreat undated

 

Activities with other churches

Carton 2, Folder 104-105

San Francisco Council of Churches 1983

Carton 2, Folder 106-107

Chinese Christian Union of San Francisco 1981, 1986

Carton 2, Folder 108

Chinese Historical Society, "Foundations of Faith: Honoring the First Religious Institutions of San Francisco Chinatown" 2004

Carton 2, Folder 109-111

Awards and certificates 1983-2004, undated

 

New Church building and renovation

Carton 2, Folder 112

Space Utilization Task Force report undated

Carton 2, Folder 113

Ad Hoc Pre-planning Committee, structure and guidelines report 1985

Carton 2, Folder 114

Chronology undated

 

Funding

Carton 2, Folder 115

Committee 1988

Carton 2, Folder 116-118

Fund raising 1984-1985

Carton 2, Folder 119

Building fund transfer 1988-1989

Carton 2, Folder 120

Loan 2001

 

Sue Associates Architecture and Planning

Carton 2, Folder 121

Correspondence 1981-1995

Carton 2, Folder 122

Agreement 1994

Carton 2, Folder 123

Time schedule 1994

Oversize Folder 1 B

Church building usage chart undated

Oversize Folder 2 B

Options and cost reviews by floor undated

Oversize Folder 3 B

Early floor plans 1980

Oversize Folder 4 B

Early exterior and elevations 1982

Oversize Box 1, Folder 2-4

Basement, first, and third floor plans undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 5

Renovation plans of existing building plans and drawings 1994

Oversize Folder 5 B

Revised exterior and elevations 1994

Oversize Folder 6 C

Revised exterior and floor plans 1994-1998, undated

Oversize Folder 7 B

Full set of plans and drawings for start of remodel 2000

Oversize Folder 8 B

Page and Turnbull schemes undated

Carton 2, Folder 124

Specifications 2001

Carton 2, Folder 125-126

Articles on remodel 2002

Carton 2, Folder 127

Portalhurst Presbyterian Church new church development plan for ministry 1994

 

Publications

Carton 3, Folder 1

"Welcome" pamphlet 1988

Carton 3, Folder 2

The Call 1954 Dec 5

Carton 3, Folder 3

Church Magazine 1982

Carton 3, Folder 4

Family Reunion 1983-1984

Carton 3, Folder 5-12

Chapters and articles mentioning the church 1869, 1958-1981, 2000-2003

Carton 3, Folder 13-19

Miscellaneous related materials 1876, 1929, 1971, 2004, undated

 

Series 3 Pastors 1848-2001, undated

Physical Description: Carton 3, Folders 20-71; Carton 4, Folders 1-131; Carton 5, Folders 1-159; Oversize Box 1, Folder 6

Arrangement

Pastor's papers arranged chronologically according to date of service to the church.

Scope and Content Note

Contains papers of Reverend Franz S. "Dick" Wichman collected during his 30-year service to the church and Donaldina Cameron House; Reverend Harry Chuck's files collected as Co-Director of the Chinatown Coalition for Better Housing on the Mei Lun Yuen Housing Project; and Reverend Calvin Chinn's coursework, writings, and sermons.
 

3.1 Wichman, Franz S. "Dick" 1848-1996, undated

Physical Description: Carton 3, Folders 20-71; Carton 4, Folders 1-71; Oversize Box 1, Folder 6

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence; materials relating to Cameron House, All-Church, and congregations; sermons; ordinations and installations; Kith 'n Kin newsletters; publications; and miscellaneous materials.
 

Correspondence

Carton 3, Folder 20

Chuck, Harry 1966-1969, 1979-1982, 1991, undated

Carton 3, Folder 21

Ng, David 1965-1968, 1986, undated

Carton 3, Folder 22

Woo, Bradford 1979

Carton 3, Folder 23-37

General 1951-1979

 

Donaldina Cameron House

Carton 3, Folder 38

Bylaws 1968, 1975

Carton 3, Folder 39-41

History (with 3 photographs) 1856-1937, 1953-1973, undated

 

Relationship with Presbyterian Church in Chinatown

Carton 3, Folder 42

Pastoral letter and report, "Mission of the Church and Support: Cameron House 1969" 1969, undated

Carton 3, Folder 43

"The Collegium of the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown and Donaldina Cameron House" 1983

Carton 3, Folder 44

Fact Sheet 1967, 1971

Carton 3, Folder 45

Philosophy, mission strategy 1967-1972

Carton 3, Folder 46-47

Policies undated

Carton 3, Folder 48

Lists of seminarians and persons serving the in church vocations 1986, undated

Carton 3, Folder 49

Commission materials 1975-1996

Carton 3, Folder 50

Report 1977

Carton 3, Folder 51

"Christ Has No Hands But Our Hands: Theological Perspectives on the Work of Cameron House," by David Ng and Lorna Logan (study) 1976

Carton 3, Folder 52

Youth activities 1959, 1971, undated

Carton 3, Folder 53

Program for event, "Honoring Cameron House Alumni Who Are Staff Appointees of San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos" 1990

Carton 3, Folder 54

Operating budget 1971

Carton 3, Folder 55-56

Brochures and publicity 1973, undated

 

Newsletters

Carton 3, Folder 57

Cameron Comments 1959

Carton 3, Folder 58

Cameron House Newsletter 1959

Carton 3, Folder 59

Current 1971-1973, 1997

Carton 3, Folder 60-61

Articles 1954, 1972

Carton 3, Folder 62

Album with 70 photographs, mainly of events undated

 

All-Church

 

Reports

Carton 3, Folder 63

"Summary Report of Self Study Conference of Chinese Presbyterian Church" 1956

Carton 3, Folder 64

"Report of Committee Structure of the United Presbyterian Church in Chinatown of United Presbyterian Church in United States of America" 1969

Carton 3, Folder 65

"Pastor Wichman's Report to Session" undated

Carton 3, Folder 66

Program for 130 th anniversary banquet 1983

Carton 3, Folder 67

History miscellany 1848, 1928, undated

 

Writings

Carton 4, Folder 1

"A Program of Devotions for Junior High School Age Club Program" (thesis) 1950

Carton 4, Folder 2

"Stewardship of Influence" and "The Wedges" 1951-1952

 

Sermons

Carton 4, Folder 3

Record book with schedules, handwritten notes, and related materials 1960-1969

Carton 4, Folder 4-9

Typescripts and drafts 1961-1978, 1992, undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 6

Record book with handwritten notes and related materials 1971-1983

 

Addresses, speeches

Carton 4, Folder 10

Record book with schedules and handwritten notes 1961-1969

Carton 4, Folder 11-13

Convocations 1964-1967

Carton 4, Folder 14

117th anniversary 1970

Carton 4, Folder 15

Interim pastorate committee 1978

Carton 4, Folder 16

"Pastor Emeritus" 1979

Carton 4, Folder 17

State of the church from 1977 to 1980 1980

Carton 4, Folder 18

130 th anniversary 1983

Carton 4, Folder 19

Relationship of Presbyterian Church in Chinatown and Donaldina Cameron House 1983

Carton 4, Folder 20

"A Community Center Approach in Work with Young People" undated

 

Services

Carton 4, Folder 21

Planning materials 1959, undated

Carton 4, Folder 22

Orders of worship 1979, 1994-1995, undated

Carton 4, Folder 23

Larry Jack Wong memorial undated

Carton 4, Folder 24

Bible Study materials undated

Carton 4, Folder 25

Crystal Ball No. 1 undated

Carton 4, Folder 26

Liturgics undated

Carton 4, Folder 27

Prayer Cell materials undated

 

Ordinations and installations

Carton 4, Folder 28

Brown, David R. 1969 Dec 7

Carton 4, Folder 29

Chan, Gregory 1981 Nov 22

Carton 4, Folder 30

Chinn, Calvin 1966 Jun 12

Carton 4, Folder 31

Choy, Andrew 1982 Mar 14

Carton 4, Folder 32

Choy, Virstan 1975 Aug 3

Carton 4, Folder 33

Chuck, Harry 1962 Jul 22

Carton 4, Folder 34

Chuck, Harry; Kao, David; Lee, Warren 1977 Oct 16

Carton 4, Folder 35

Fong, Norman 1981 Mar 10

Carton 4, Folder 36

Fung, Robert 1975

Carton 4, Folder 37

Fung, Sherman 1980

Carton 4, Folder 38

Hoy, Betha ann 1982 Mar 14

Carton 4, Folder 39

Humphreys, John M. 1964 Oct 13

Carton 4, Folder 40

Iyoya, Nicholas 1962 Sep 23

Carton 4, Folder 41

Lam, Gordon 1972 Sep 3

Carton 4, Folder 42

Lee, Joseph undated

Carton 4, Folder 43

Lim, Diana Soohoo 1980

Carton 4, Folder 44

Low, Lawrence 1993 Mar 18

Carton 4, Folder 45

Lue-Stearns, Lily 1986 Oct 12

Carton 4, Folder 46

Peng, David 1962 Jan 8

Carton 4, Folder 47

McLeod, Bruce D. undated

Carton 4, Folder 48

Merrill, John F. 1963 Feb 3

Carton 4, Folder 49

Ng, David 1959 Jun 28

Carton 4, Folder 50

Ng, William 1961 Nov 12

Carton 4, Folder 51

Staley, Robert 1962 Sep 30

Carton 4, Folder 52

Tom, Wilbert 1960 Jul 31

Carton 4, Folder 53

Wong, Henry Solomon 1975

Carton 4, Folder 54

Woo, Bradford 1979 Nov 25

Carton 4, Folder 55

Woo, Franklin 1960 Jan 30

Carton 4, Folder 56

Woo, Wesley 1972 Dec 17

Carton 4, Folder 57

Wu, Ernest 1984 Jan 8

Carton 4, Folder 58

Yanagihara, Mariko (Rocky) 1986 Sep 7

 

Newsletters

Carton 4, Folder 59-64

Kith 'n Kin 1948-1952, 1958-1959, 1969, 1975

Carton 4, Folder 65

Junior Hi Chronicle 1959 May

Carton 4, Folder 66

The Courier undated

Carton 4, Folder 67

Miscellaneous 1972-1978

Carton 4, Folder 68

Articles 1948, 1950, 1973-1996, undated

Carton 4, Folder 69

Boy Scouts of America materials 1931-1937, undated

Carton 4, Folder 70

120 th Anniversary yearbook 1973

Carton 4, Folder 71

Lyrics to birthday song undated

 

3.2 Chuck, Harry 1970-1975, undated

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 72-131

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials relating to the Mei Lun Yuen Housing Project. Consists of project information, agreements, correspondence, minutes, press releases, a photograph, and newsclippings.
 

Mei Lun Yuen Housing Project

Carton 4, Folder 72-75

Project information and agreements 1970-1973

Carton 4, Folder 76-80

Correspondence 1972-1973

Carton 4, Folder 81-83

Meetings 1972

 

Publicity

Carton 4, Folder 84-88

Press releases 1972-1973

Carton 4, Folder 89

Photograph of Reverend Chuck at a press conference undated

Carton 4, Folder 90-131

Newspaper articles 1972-1976, undated

 

3.3 Chinn, Calvin 1963-2001, undated

Physical Description: Carton 5, Folders 1-159

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains course work from the San Francisco Theological Seminary, ordination exam materials, co-authored paper, sermons for the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, and photographs.
 

San Francisco Theological Seminary

Carton 5, Folder 1

"Reflections on the Church and Its Mission" 1963 Dec 18

Carton 5, Folder 2

Term project for Ministry I 1964 Nov 20

Carton 5, Folder 3

Examination for Dynamics of Church Groups 1965 Apr 26

Carton 5, Folder 4

"Are These Men Speaking of the Same Jesus?" 1965 Mar 1

Carton 5, Folder 5

"The Minister as Man and Man of God" 1965 May 19

Carton 5, Folder 6

"A Critique of Cox in Light of Niebuhr" 1965 Nov 22

Carton 5, Folder 7

"The Theme of God's Sovereignty in Calvin's Christology" 1966 May 23

Carton 5, Folder 8

"The Formed Reference of Karl Barth" 1966 Feb 28

Carton 5, Folder 9

Senior sermon 1966 Apr 11

Carton 5, Folder 10

"The Method of Correlation in Tillion's and Calvin's Christology" 1966 May 20

Carton 5, Folder 11

Commencement program 1966 May 27-28

Carton 5, Folder 12

Ordination exam materials 1966-1967

Carton 5, Folder 13

"A Study of Ordination Questions for Church Officers," by Howard L. Rice and Calvin Chinn 1983 Oct

Carton 5, Folder 14-158

Sermons 1983, 1991-2001, undated

Carton 5, Folder 159

Three photographs of "Laying on of Hands" undated

 

Series 4 English Congregation 1971-2004, undated

Physical Description: Carton 6, Folders 1-109

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains general congregation materials; commission minutes; committees' records; Women's Fellowship materials, including activities information and newsletters; personal correspondence of membership; devotional booklets; orders of worship; and congregation newsletters.
 

General congregation information

Carton 6, Folder 1

Information leaflets 1999, undated

Carton 6, Folder 2

Board of Deacons 1985-1986

Carton 6, Folder 3

Priorities survey 1986

Carton 6, Folder 4

Interviews 1999

Carton 6, Folder 5-6

Commission meetings 2000-2001

 

Committees

Carton 6, Folder 7

Goals and objectives undated

Carton 6, Folder 8-16

Mission and Evangelism 1998-2004, undated

Carton 6, Folder 17-18

Mission and Outreach 1996-1998

Carton 6, Folder 19

Personnel 2000-2002

Carton 6, Folder 20-21

Resource 2001-2003

Carton 6, Folder 22-23

Worship and Nurture 2001-2003

Carton 6, Folder 24-25

Ministries 1985, undated

 

Women's Fellowship

Carton 6, Folder 26-28

Events 1979, 1991, undated

Carton 6, Folder 29-49

Newsletters 1971-1990

Carton 6, Folder 50-52

Retreats and conferences 1996-2000, undated

 

Personal correspondence with members

Carton 6, Folder 53

Hall, Sharlene 1982

Carton 6, Folder 54

Lee, Gilbert 1999

Carton 6, Folder 55

Lee, Leona 1982

Carton 6, Folder 56

Lym, Jean 1982

Carton 6, Folder 57

Yee, Mamie 1991

Carton 6, Folder 58-61

Devotional booklets 1982-1983, 1997, 2001

Carton 6, Folder 62-89

Orders of worship 2002-2004, undated

 

Newsletters

Carton 6, Folder 90-94

Ragsheet 1973-1975, 1985-1987

Carton 6, Folder 95-104

Simply Read 1995-2004

Carton 6, Folder 105-109

Church and Society 2002-2004

 

Series 5 Mandarin Congregation 1976-2003

Physical Description: Carton 6, folders 110-125

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains organization information, including development program proposal, mission study, bylaws; and correspondence; minutes; and miscellaneous materials relating to congregation activities.
 

Organization information

Carton 6, Folder 110

Congregational Development Program 1976-1981

Carton 6, Folder 111-112

Mission study 1994, 2001

Carton 6, Folder 113

Structure 1986

Carton 6, Folder 114

Report of Mandarin leadership to the Session 1987

Carton 6, Folder 115-116

Bylaws undated

Carton 6, Folder 117

Church information form 2001

Carton 6, Folder 118-119

Correspondence 1978, 1987

Carton 6, Folder 120

Commission minutes 2003

Carton 6, Folder 121

Ling Quong Fellowship undated

 

Events

Carton 6, Folder 122

Thanksgiving 1998-2003, undated

Carton 6, Folder 123

"The Enchanting Singers Concert" 1995

Carton 6, Folder 124

Orders of worship 2002

Carton 6, Folder 125

Newspaper articles 1995

 

Series 6 Cantonese Congregation 1929, 1950, 1956, 1976-1993, 2002

Physical Description: Carton 6, Folders 126-132

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains mission statement; proposal; orders of worship; and membership information, particularly for Nom Hall and Lucy Hall.
Carton 6, Folder 126

Mission statement 1993

Carton 6, Folder 127

Proposal for Youth Director 1980

Carton 6, Folder 128

Ling Yun Fellowship 1976

Carton 6, Folder 129

Orders of worship 2002

 

Membership

Carton 6, Folder 130

Attendance 1961-1984

Carton 6, Folder 131

Hall, Nom 1929, 1950, 1956, undated

Carton 6, Folder 132

Hall, Lucy 1986