Guide to the Shau Wing Chan Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2014 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0421
Creator: Chan, Shau Wing, 1907-1986.
Title: Shau Wing Chan papers
Dates: 1911-1994
Physical Description: 2.75 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Summary: Notebooks, exams, reading notes, and a draft of his thesis from his graduate studies, 1930-1933; professional and personal correspondence, 1938-1949, including letters pertaining to his immigration status; correspondence, memoranda, and reports pertaining to Stanford administrative and departmental matters, 1935-1982; and family papers, 1911-1994. Included in the family papers are extensive correspondence between Chan and his wife Anna during his trips away from home, 1938-1960; letters (many in Chinese) from his brothers Shou Yi Ch'en, 1937-1977, Stanley Hong (Shou Hong) Chan, 1938-1975, and Shau Wa (Wally) Chan, 1941-1950; correspondence of Chan's son Loren B. Chan with his parents and uncles, 1964-1989; personal documents of Anna Mae Chan, 1911-1994; Shau Wing Chan's passports and travel papers, 1937-1982; and some ephemera from China, 1925-1926.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Loren B. Chan, 1987, 1988, and 1995.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Shau Wing Chan Papers (SC0421). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Chan received his M.A. (1932) and his Ph.D. (1937) in English from Stanford University. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1938 and retired in 1972. He was instrumental in founding what is now the Department of Asian Languages, serving as its executive head from 1958-1962.

Description of the Collection

Notebooks, exams, reading notes, and a draft of his thesis from his graduate studies, 1930-1933; professional and personal correspondence, 1938-1949, including letters pertaining to his immigration status; correspondence, memoranda, and reports pertaining to Stanford administrative and departmental matters, 1935-1982; and family papers, 1911-1994. Included in the family papers are extensive correspondence between Chan and his wife Anna during his trips away from home, 1938-1960; letters (many in Chinese) from his brothers Shou Yi Ch'en, 1937-1977, Stanley Hong (Shou Hong) Chan, 1938-1975, and Shau Wa (Wally) Chan, 1941-1950; correspondence of Chan's son Loren B. Chan with his parents and uncles, 1964-1989; personal documents of Anna Mae Chan, 1911-1994; Shau Wing Chan's passports and travel papers, 1937-1982; and some ephemera from China, 1925-1926.

Access Terms

Ch'en, Shou-yi, 1899-
Chan, Anna Mae.
Chan, Loren Briggs, 1943-
Chan, Shau Hong.
Chan, Shau Wa.
Chan, Shau Wing, 1907-1986.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. Dept. of Asian Languages --Faculty.
Stanford University. Dept. of English.
Chinese Americans --California.

General note

See AM 95-032 for Stanford student memorabilia owned by Chan.

Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Life History

Box 1, Folder 2

Student Life

Box 1, Folder 3

Miscellaneous Notes

Box 1, Folder 4

English 211

Box 1, Folder 5

English 203, 1931

Box 1, Folder 6

English 181, 1930

Box 1, Folder 7

English 168

Box 1, Folder 8

English 158, 1931

Box 1, Folder 9

French A111, 1932

Box 1, Folder 10

English 216, 1932

Box 2, Folder 1

Romance Languages A201, 1933

Box 2, Folder 2

Romance Languages A161, 1933

Box 2, Folder 3

English 235, 1933

Box 2, Folder 4

English 225, 1933

Box 2, Folder 5

English 192

Box 2, Folder 6

English 217b

Box 2, Folder 7

Examination booklets, 1933 and undated

Box 2, Folder 8

Miscellaneous notes

Box 2, Folder 9

Thesis, draft of

Box 2, Folder 10

Thesis notes

Box 2, Folder 11

Reading notes (vol. 17)

Box 2, Folder 12

Reading notes (vol. 18)

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence, outgoing, 1940-1949

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence, outgoing: letters of recommendation

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence, incoming: A-F

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence, incoming: G-O

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence, incoming: P-Z and unidentified

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence concerning Chan’s immigration status 1938-1940

Box 3, Folder 7

Book reviews, typescript

Box 3, Folder 8

Stanford University, administrative correspondence and notices, 1940-1964

Box 3, Folder 9

Stanford University memoranda, reports, etc., 1935-1949

Box 3, Folder 10

Stanford University, School of Humanities, organization of

Box 3, Folder 11

Seminars on morale and peace

Box 3, Folder 12

Stanford Alumni Association papers, 1942-1944

Box 3, Folder 13

United Nations Awards

Box 3, Folder 14

Reprints

Box 3, Folder 15

Miscellaneous papers

Box 4

Slides: ca.1948: Hong Kong

Box 4

Slides: ca.1948: Macau

Box 4

Slides: ca.1948: Ladies Style

Box 4

Slides: ca.1948: People

Box 4

Slides: ca.1948: Border

Box 4

Slides: ca.1948: Hong Kong and Kowloon by Night

Box 4

Slides: ca.1948: Kowloon

Box 4

Slides: ca.1948: Tiger Balm Garden

Box 4

Slides: ca.1948: (untitled)

Box OS

OS box storage: Photograph of Chan in dinner party honoring Superior Judge Thomas A. Foley Feb. 28, 1939

 

Accession ARCH-1995-257 Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Shau Wing Chan: eulogy, memorial resolution, death certificate, 1986

Box 1, Folder 2

Immigration papers, letters, and passports

Box 1, Folder 3

Calligraphy in the hand of Shau Wing Chan's father (Chi-tong Chan, 1863-1918)

Box 1, Folder 4

Ephemera from China: Sun Yat-sen postcard, 1925; grade book of John C. Griggs, teacher at Lingnam University, Canton, 1925-26; and booklet on a missionary school in Ningpo, Chekian province

Box 1, Folder 5

Amma Mae Chan: eulogies, birth and death certificates, passport, and school grade cards

Box 1, Folder 6

Applications and resumes

Box 1, Folder 7

Copyrights

Box 1, Folder 8

book reviews, 1937-1951

Box 1, Folder 9

Ray Lyman Wilbur, letters to Chan re Stanford matters, 1933-1943; and notice of Wilbur's death, 1949

Box 1, Folder 10

Stanford, 1930-1936: expense record, student body cards, two letters

Box 1, Folder 11

Stanford, 1938-1982: administrative correspondence and ID card; also includes letters from other colleges and travel papers

Box 1, Folder 12

Hip Wo School: two lettes re appointment, 1939 and 1941

Box 1, Folder 13

National Shantung (Shandong) University, letters, 1937 (some in Chinese)

Box 1, Folder 14

Utah State University, 1941, 1964: correspondence with King Hendricks and others re Chan's lectures there

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence: Loren B. chan to his parents, 1966-1972, re his graduate work at UCLA and subsequent teaching jobs

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence: Loren B. Chan with his parents, 1964

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence: Anna and Wing Chan, 1960

Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence: Chan family, summer 1951 (Chan was teaching summer school at Pomona College)

Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence: Anna and Wing Chan, 1948, during Chan's trip to China

Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence: family letters to Chan while he was in China, 1948

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence: Anna and Wing Chan, 1946

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence: Anna and Wing chan, 1944 (Chan was teqaching summer school at the University of Utah)

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence: Anna and Wing Chan, 1936-1942

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence: Helen Lei Ch'en (wife of Shou Yi Ch'en) to Anna Chan, 1937

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence: unsent Chinese letter by Wing Chan, ca. 1930-1933

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence: letters from Annie Tak-yi Chan Ng (Wing's eldest siste), in chinese, 1938-1940; unsent letter in Chinese by Wing, ca. 1941; letters from Annie's children Poon Keung Ng, 1955, and Ng To Yeuk, 1962

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence: Shou Yi Ch'en to Wing Chan, in Chinese, 1937-1945

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence: Shou Yi Ch'en to Wing and Anna Chan, in English, 1940-1977; obituaries for Shou Yi Ch'en, 1978

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence: Stanley (Shau Hong) Chan to Wing Chan, mostly in Chinese, 1938-1975

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence: Lily Luella Lum Chan (wife of Stanley) to Anna and Wing chan, 1936-1940, in English

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence: Shau Wa (Wally) Chan to Anna and Wing Chan, 1941-1950, in Chinese and English; leter from Maude Martha Don Chan, wife of Shau Wa, 1955; and eulogy for Shau Wa Chan, 1987

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence: Shou Yi Ch'en to Loren B. Chan, 1966-1975, mostly in Chinese

Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence: Shau Wing and Anna Chan to and from Loren B. Chan, 1967-1989, in English

Box 2, Folder 14

Shau Wing Chan's Chinese signet seal ("chop"); and his rubber signature stamp used while chairperson of the Dept. of Asian Languages

 

Accession ARCH.2014.028 Additional Material

Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 volume)
Box 1

Diary 1938