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Guide to the Frank Fat Collection, 1924-1999 (1960-1980)
MSS 2006/24  
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Description
Contains correspondence, photographs, realia, audio-visual materials and clippings documenting a prominent Sacramento Chinese-American family, its restaurant business, and community engagement.
Background
Dong Sai Fat (adopted name, "Frank") was born on May 12, 1904 in Wu Lang Village, within the Tai Shan clan. In 1919, at age 16, Fat arrived in the United States via San Francisco’s Angel Island. On his initial stay, Fat worked at his uncle’s Hong King Lum restaurant at its “I” Street in Sacramento's Chinatown district. Throughout the 1920s he also worked odd jobs in salons, orchards, and the laundry businesses in the American Midwest.
Extent
9.0 Linear feet (1 manuscript box, 3 record cartons, 3 photograph boxes, 3 slide boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders, and 2 framed objects)
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.