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Ethnic Studies Library, UC Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Ethnic Studies, 30 Stephens Hall #2630
Berkeley, California 94720-2360
Phone: (510) 643-1234
Email: esl@library.berkeley.edu
Collections with online items: 1
Physical collections: 90
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Affadavits to establish nativity and identity : San Francisco, Calif., 1904-1916.

Includes proof of nativity, dated Jan. 1904, for Pon Hong Ban (Bing), who returned to San Francisco on the SS America Maru on Oct. 31, 1903, and for Pon Yun Cheong, minor son of Pon Kee, who landed on the...

 
Angel Island Oral History Project, 1975-1990.

Contains 62 typed transcripts or summaries of interviews with Chinese immigrants detained at Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910 and 1940, including 12 female and 40 male detainees, along with 3 inspectors, 2 interpreters, and a kitchen helper, minister's son,...

 
Angel Island slide presentation.

Includes 46 black and white slides, compiled by the Angel Island Exhibit Committee, depicting the origins of the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco and lives of immigrants detained on the island. Also includes script and sound cassette transcript...

 
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Carroll Cook correspondence relating to cases of Chinese in the U.S., 1908-1920.

Chiefly typed copies of legal correspondence sent to or from San Francisco attorney, Carroll Cook. Letters pertain mostly to Chinese murder trials or complaints of discrimination in Calif., Arizona, Georgia, Texas, and West Virginia, and include some related notes and...

 
Certificates of nativity and identity : Weaverville, Trinity Co., Calif., 1897-1912.

Certificate of nativity for Yip See, dated Oct. 2, 1897, includes portrait. Affidavits, with portraits, for identity and nativity for Chuey Hamilton, a son, to facilitate his re-entry into the U.S. following a trip to China, signed by R.L. Carter,...

 
Charles Leong papers, 1932-1972.

Contains personal papers, including correspondence from 1944 to 1971, chiefly with Lillian Leong, William Hoy, Jake Lee, H.J. Timperley, and letters received while serving in China during World War II. Includes photographs of Leong, awards, contracts, military service papers, and...

 
Chinese American business miscellany, [ca. 1920s-1930s]

Contains several Chinese business directories for San Francisco and Oakland, 1931-1935, as well as printed ephemera from various businesses, chiefly in San Francisco's Chinatown, including printers, stationers, and a bookstore; restaurants; and, a drugstore, grocery, and general merchandise store. A...

 
Chinese American Citizens Alliance. Miscellaneous organizational materials, 1922-1987.

Contains organization materials collected by Sue Fawn Chung, including the constitution and bylaws. The bulk of materials are synopses and minutes of the Biennial National Conventions, dating from 1923 to 1973, normally held in California. Also includes reports on activities...

 
Chinese American community miscellany, [19--]

Contains a variety of manuscript items and printed ephemera, including a fortune telling guide and information about the lottery, with several lottery tickets in Chinese and English for various businesses and games; tables for comparing Western and lunar calendars; directions...

 
Chinese American Democratic Youth League miscellany, 1940-1966.

Contains bylaws, minutes, programs, newsletters, photocopies of Federal Bureau of Investigation files, as well as other miscellaneous printed material.

 
Chinese American Librarians Association records, 1975-[on-going]

Contains Chinese-American Librarians Association. national organization records, including the constitution, bylaws, membership directories, correspondence, minutes, committee correspondence and reports, chapter reports, annual conference brochures and information sheets, and miscellaneous related materials, from 1985 to 1994.

 
Chinese American World War II Veterans Survey Project records, 1981-1984.

Chiefly completed survey forms, 1981-1982, from veterans residing in Calif., particularly San Francisco, Oakland, and other northern Calif. cities, and Hawaii, as well as a small number from Alaska and other states. Also includes a roster for the #407 Air...

 
Chinese Cemetery Association miscellany, 1955-1999.

Contains bylaws for 1955, 1971, and 1974, with a possibly complete set of meeting minutes, 1970-1999, and lists of officers, 1972-1999. The rest of the collection includes a small amount of business correspondence, cemetery plans, and a history of the...

 
Chinese directories collection, 1949-1976.

Chiefly Chinese business directories for California, particularly the San Francisco Bay Area, but also including some from Massachusetts, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Washington. The directories usually include illustrated advertisements along with names and addresses of local businesses and individuals.

 
Chinese Empire Reform Association documents, 1899-1948.

Contains original materials such as an annunciation by Kang You-wei, correspondence and writings by Wu Zhuang, Xu Qin and Zhang Jun-li, as well as memorials to the Qing government from reform associations in Canada and the U.S. Printed materials by...

 
Chinese Historical Society of America miscellaneous records, 1964-1971.

Contains a small amount of material relating to the society's organization and founding, including constitution and lists of board members, annual reports, programs from anniversaries and other celebrations, and minutes from monthly and special meetings. Also includes printed and other...

 
Chinese Historical Society of America reference files, [ca. 1900-1970s]

Consists of newspaper clipping files relating to the Chinese and Chinese Americans, particularly in Calif. and San Francisco. For a time the reference files were held at the San Francisco Public Library and pertain chiefly to topics of local interest,...

 
Chinese homeland miscellany, 1917-1941.

Contains chiefly homeplace periodicals, 1935-1937, from Gangzhou, Kaiping, and Taishan counties, and some anti-Japanese materials, including a survey on patriotic movements of Chinese in America in the 1940s. Also includes 2 receipts from the Great Eastern Hotel in Shanghai, and...

 
Chinese Hospital miscellany, 1923-1966.

Includes history of Chinese Hospital, San Francisco, published in 1963, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, along with a hundred year history of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals in Hong Kong, 1870-1970. With these are a 1923 record...

 
Chinese League of Justice of America miscellany, 1909-1910.

Contains typescript reports of July 26 and Oct. 8, 1909 made by the League's attorney, Franklin B. Worley, regarding his activities in response to negative publicity against the Chinese, particularly concerning the Chinese mission schools and the reported murder of...

 
Chinese Women of America 1848-1982 project files.

Contains copyprints of approximately 1100 photographs spanning the years 1848 to 1982, compiled from collections of historical societies, museums, libraries, community organizations, and other archive resources relating mainly to Chinese American women, as well as the Chinese American experience with...

 
Chinese-American business miscellany, [1900s]-1952.

Consists of a variety of miscellaneous records and printed ephemera relating to businesses in San Francisco and China. Contains a sampling of shareholders certificates and handbooks, bylaws, regulations, and annual reports; records of rents and wages; account books from groceries...

 
Chinese-American community miscellany, [ca. 1899]-1978.

Consists of a variety of miscellaneous materials and printed ephemera relating to community life, chiefly in San Francisco and other areas of northern Calif. San Francisco materials include items from benevolent and family associations, including bylaws, special publications, minutes of...

 
Collection of textbooks, 1913-1933 (bulk 1929-1933)

Contains a selection of text books for general use, chiefly in grades 1-4, covering Chinese grammar and language, civic and social studies, and history, as well as children's readers. Only one preschool text on Chinese language is stamped as belonging...

 
Confucian Society records, 1929-1945.

Contains records of the society, including bylaws, correspondence, minutes of meetings, and voting records for officers, as well as financial records, including fund-raising documents and records of donations and ticket sales, income and disbursements, bills, receipts, and bank statements. Many...

 
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Di Hang Long Co. records : San Francisco, Calif., 1966-1973.

Contains a few bills of lading, but chiefly consists of financial records, including ledgers of accounts payable, accounts receivable from customers (which are categorized as "in the North, South, or out of town"), goods received from Taixinghe Co. of Hong...

 
Documents relating to Chinese in Contra Costa County, Calif., 1873-1923.

Contains receipts from employment companies in San Francisco, Calif., for house and farm labor in Danville, San Francisco, and San Ramon, 1873-1897. Also includes legal documents, chiefly relating to the estates of Chinese persons, with some adoption and guardianship cases...

 
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Edwar Lee papers, 1871-1971 (bulk 1938-1971)

Contains materials relating to the Chinese Christian Youth Conference, both Lake Tahoe and Silver Lake; including organization charter, resolutions, correspondence, minutes, conference programs, yearbook, reports, newsletters, newsclips,(1943-1954), with minutes of the Chinese Students' Christian Association of North America, (1939-1948). Includes...

 
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Far East Company records, 1926-1972.

The bulk of the collection consists of miscellaneous invoices sent by various firms in China and Hong Kong to the Far East Co., Hong Kong, purchasing agent for the San Francisco firm. Goods ordered are mainly food products, handicrafts, and...

 
Fong Yue Po miscellany, 1937-1944.

Contains Kuomintang (KMT)documents, including a list of officers of the U.S. general branch of the Kuomintang, convention resolutions, and survey forms, along with bylaws, financial and fundraising reports for the China War Relief Association. Also includes a few of Fong...

 
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George Fong miscellany, 1943-1953.

Contains 2 scrapbooks of newsclippings: one concerning the Sino-Japanese War in 1943, and the other containing articles about Calif. from the San Francisco Chronicle, 1950 to 1953. Also includes an atlas of China and a publication relating to the Silver...

 
Gerald V. Browns album : Tientsin, China.

The album (196 p.), compiled by Gerald V. Browns while stationed in the American barracks at Tientsin, China during the years of 1928 to 1931, contains 755 black and white photographs and 23 hand-colored photographs, with hand-drawn captions and illustrations....

 
Gilbert Woo editorials, [ca. 1947]-1980.

Chiefly undated newspaper clippings of Gilbert Woo's editorials which appeared in the Chinese Pacific Weekly, with some special columns dating from Aug. 1947 to Nov. 1980. Also includes some photographs of Woo with his associates.

 
Gold Mountain ballads collection, 1828-1924.

Contains texts of folk ballads, songs, and poetry, written by literary men in San Francisco's Chinatown, and relating to various aspects of life in the U.S., including exclusion and detention on Angel Island.

 
A guide for establishing Asian American core collections : typescript, [ca. 1979-1989]

Contains typescript drafts, including edited and corrected copies; information about sources, chiefly selected bibliographies, bibliographic citations, and notes on collections; and lists used for subject headings research. With these are outlines and reading lists for numerous courses taught in the...

 
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Henry Woon papers, 1969-1985 (bulk 1977-1984)

Contains Henry Woon's writings on bilingual education, summaries of professional conferences attended, and mainly topics relating to Asian American issues. Includes materials from conferences, workshops, and community organizations, as well as correspondence, reports, press releases, documents, newsclippings, and printed materials...

 
Henry Woon photographs and scrapbooks, 1950-2000.

The Henry Woon collection contains photographs and scrapbooks documenting Asian Americans and other people of color in the San Francisco Bay Area from the 1950s to the early 2000s. The scrapbooks, which span the 1950s to the mid-1970s, contain newspaper...

 
Him Mark Lai research files, additions, 1935-2009 (bulk 1970-2008)

The collection contains extensive files relating to Chinese Americans and Chinese overseas; including subjects such as Chinatowns, family associations, homeland relations, community politics, biographies of Chinese and Chinese Americans, organizations, sports, health, events, Chinese history, and issues affecting the Chinese...

 
Hop Sing Tong miscellany, 1918-1995.

Chiefly correspondence, 1937-1946, relating to association affairs from branches in various cities to the headquarters in San Francisco. With these are ledgers of income and disbursements for 1918 and 1934-1936, a 1969 record of expenditures for meals of boarders at...

 
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Immigration documents miscellany, 1886-1962.

Consists of an assortment of legal documents relating to various Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, Oakland, Redlands, Riverside, and San Bernardino, Calif., including certificates of identity, with photoprints attached. Also includes certificates of entry, residency, and departure, coaching papers, other...

 
InterAction records, 1987-1994.

Contains records of the American Council for Voluntary International Action (InterAction) and Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) resettlement programs, including the agreement between the two agencies, correspondence, background information, guidelines, reports, program final report, conference materials, and state/city resettlement statistics....

 
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Jeng family correspondence, 1888-1927.

Consists of correspondence among the Reng family and business associates in China and Hong Kong.

 
Jitsuo Morikawa sermons : photocopies, 1973-1987.

Contains copies of Jitsuo Morikawa sermons, with the majority published in Sermons from Riverside, Riverside Church, New York, between October 1976 and October 1977. Also includes pamphlet, My Spiritual Pilgrimage, dated May 1973 and published by the American Baptist Churches,...

 
Judy Yung research files, ca.1980s.

Contains photocopies of newspaper clippings, dating from 1876 to 1950, relating to the history of Chinese Americans in San Francisco's Chinatown, with emphasis on the specific areas of early immigration, slavery, prostitution, crime, and women.

 
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Kong Chow Benevolent Association miscellany, 1901-1954.

Contains regulations, undated, for membership and investing for both the San Francisco and Los Angeles chapters, as well as a 1954 illustrated publication commemorating the 100th anniversary celebration of the Association, including convention proceedings and activities, a history of the...

 
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L. Eve Armentrout Ma research materials, [ca. 1970s-1980s]

Chiefly research files containing photocopies and some newsclippings relating to Chinese-American history, along with research papers on Chinese overseas, history, economy, and politics. Also includes textbooks on classical Chinese language, geography, history, and math, as well as miscellaneous books on...

 
Lucky Come Hawaii: Chinese in Hawaii (1980 : Honolulu, Hawaii) Papers presented at the Conference on Chinese in Hawaii : Institute of Culture and Communication, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1988 July 18-21.

Contains typescripts and drafts of four participants' papers, including: "In the halls of power: profiles of key Chinese and part-Chinese elected officials in Hawaii, 1926-1959" by Michaelyn P. Chou; "The founding of the Palolo Chinese home and its significance" by...

 
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Margaret Chung papers, 1933-1958 (bulk 1942-1944)

Contains Margaret Chung's personal writings, draft of an autobiography, speeches, addresses, radio script, tribute to Sophie Tucker, lyrics, as well as correspondence with Madame Chiang Kai-shek from 1943 to 1952, photographs of the President and Madame, and general correspondence. The...

 
Materials relating to the Chinatown Coalition for Better Housing, 1972-1974.

Contains Chinatown Coalition for Better Housing correspondence, minutes, resolutions, agreements, development proposals, press releases, environmental impact report, housing study, and newspaper clippings. Most of the printed materials relate to the Redevelopment Project at Stockton and Sacramento Streets, San Francisco, California,...

 
Materials relating to the Vincent Chin case, 1981-1990

Contains organization materials collected by Helen Zia, including bylaws, constitution, correspondence, minutes, press releases, financial records, fundraising announcements, and other community organization materials. The majority of materials consists of circuit, district, and appeals court transcripts of the case, along with...

 
Materials relating to Topaz Relocation Center, 1942-1945.

Chiefly materials from the Central Utah Relocation Center at Topaz, including general correspondence between War Relocation Authority and hospital staff, weekly reports, analyses and studies, high school structure chart with class and teacher listings, community activity information, newsletters, and resettlement...

 
Miscellaneous Zhongguo guo min dang (KMT) documents, [ca. 1920s-1930s]

Chiefly printed materials relating to the guo min dang, with a few original items, including an address book of KMT branches in various U.S. cities, and an oath for new members. Includes proceedings of the 2nd through 5th conventions of...

 
Mow Lee & Co. records : San Francisco, Calif., 1906-1931.

Contains a small amount of business and personal correspondence from family members and relatives concerning business and household matters during 1906 and from 1917-1920. The bulk of the collection consists of records of consignments from various groceries and suppliers in...

 
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National Conference on Chinese American Studies (2nd : 1980 : San Francisco, Calif.) Papers presented at the National Conference on Chinese American Studies : San Francisco, Calif. : typescripts, 1980 Oct. 9-11.

Contains typescripts of papers on subjects covering various aspects of the experience of Chinese Americans from 1776 to 1980. Themes relate to their early roles in building America, community involvement and interactions with other ethnic groups, and political, social, economic,...

 
Ng Poon Chew papers, ca. 1901-1964.

Contains correspondence and writings of Dr. Chew, along with some documents relating to his newspaper, Chung Sai Yat Bo, including bylaws, miscellaneous business papers, and printed materials relating to the Kuomintang (KMT). Also includes family papers, consisting of his children's...

 
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Oral history transcripts, 1990.

Contains 16 typed transcripts or summaries and 25 cassette tapes of interviews with Asian American immigrant women, conducted for Asian American Studies 151, Asian American Women, at the University of California, Berkeley, and History 261A, Asian American History, at Stanford...

 
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Proceedings of LuoDi-ShengGen : The Legal, Political and Economic Status of Chinese in Diaspora, 1992 Nov. 26-29.

Contains printed program, directory of participants, and a bibliography of overseas Chinese, along with a complete set of papers presented, including the introductory remarks by Ling-chi Wang, and keynote speech by Wang Gungwu. Panel discussions covered issues relating to the...

 
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Ray Jones papers, [ca. 1920s-1970s]

Contains Jones' writings, including manuscripts of his essays and poems, and newspaper clippings of his articles. Of note is correspondence from the 1920s to 1950s with anarchists in China, including Lu Chien Bo and Ba Jin, a well known writer...

 
Record book, 1930-1984

Record book kept by the club's first secretary, Eva F. Chan, and later, by Hon Chew Hee and Wahso Chan. Includes manuscripts of the club's constitution, lists of officers and members, and roll call and minutes of meetings from 1930...

 
Research materials relating to the film Carved in silence [graphic]

Contains copies of historical photographs used for the production of the film, Carved in silence, on Chinese immigrants entering the U.S. through Angel Island Immigration Station, which was written, produced and directed by Felicia Lowe.

 
Ronald T. Takaki papers, 1970s-1990s.

Contains correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and research files.

 
Rose Hum Lee teaching materials, [ca. 1950]

Contains syllabi from Roosevelt College courses taught by Rose Hum Lee, around 1950. Includes Culture Course 260: China; Sociology 215: The Family; Sociology 245: Urban Society; and Sociology 260: Population and Society. Also includes memo commenting on her appointment as...

 
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San Francisco Chinese Community Citizens' Survey and Fact-Finding Committee records, 1962-1969.

Chiefly contains written materials gathered and produced by Mayor Joseph Alioto's Chinese community survey and fact finding committee from 1968 to 1969. Includes correspondence, various drafts of individual subcommittee reports and the report in its entirety, agenda and minutes from...

 
Scrapbook relating to Sueo Noda and Kiyoko Fujimoto, 1940-1944.

Contains mementos of Kiyoko Fujimoto and Sueo Noda, including newspaper clippings relating to University of Hawaii cooperative dormitory life, theater program, greeting card, name cards, invitation and tickets. Includes notice for service from Local Selection Board for Noda, correspondence and...

 
Selected papers presented at the Conference on Contributions of Chinese Americans in developing western America and the Sino-American relationship in the late 19th century : Shanghai, China, 1998 June.

Contains a list of conference attendees and copies of some of the presenters' papers, including: "Models for the study of intolerance: nativism and anti-Chinese sentiment in the United States, 1870-1930" by Bruce C. Flack; and "Challenges, crises and tears: the...

 
Selected papers presented at the International Symposium on Ethnic Chinese Economy : Shantou, Guangdong, China, 1993 Nov. 27-Dec. 2.

Contains lists of conference participants and panels, along with copies of the opening remarks and some of the presentors' papers.

 
S.K. Wong papers, 1926-1986.

Contains correspondence with the Taiwan government and Kuomintang (KMT)officials, along with writings by Wong, including manuscripts of essays, poems, and newspaper clippings of his articles. Includes some business papers, including correspondence, reports, and stock certificates, as well as materials relating...

 
Sun Sun Wo Company ledgers : Coulterville, Calif., 1899-1902.

Consists of 4 volumes, including records of goods taken by various customers, 1899-1900; record of daily sales (no. 15) in Feb. 1902; and, a general ledger prepared for 1891, but never used. With these is a letter (in English) from...

 
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Tin Heong Chemical Company miscellany, 1912-1929.

Contains an illustrated prospectus for investors, advertisements and price lists for their perfume, "Cantonfleur," mail order requests, an invoice for supplies; and, solicitations from various manufacturers and suppliers. With these are a few personal letters, some written on company stationery,...

 
Tong Sen Society records : San Francisco, Calif., 1901-1950.

Consists chiefly of membership records, 1901-1908, categorized by the Six Districts from which its members originated (Huaxian, Sanshui, Qingyuan, Sihui, Gaoming, and Gaoyao), and records of contributions, 1904-1950, particularly for Chinese New Year and other celebrations or renovations received from...

 
Tong, Terry. Collection of Chinese textbooks, 1900s-1920s.

Chiefly textbooks, including classical Chinese language, history, literature, philosophy, geography, math, economy, political science, and psychology, as well as a cookbook, and books concerning religion, and medicine. Also includes materials relating to the Chinese Constitutionalist Party, including two books about...

 
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William Hoy papers, 1935-1949.

Contains correspondence from researchers and fellow historians, particularly concerning Chinese American local history and San Francisco's Chinatown, including letters from Louis Adamic, Carl Glick, Idwal Jones, and Carey McWilliams. Includes working drafts, research notes, and clippings from Hoy's writings, including...

 
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Young Wo Benevolent Association miscellany : San Francisco, Calif., 1943-1998.

Contains a brief history of the association prepared in 1997, as well as bylaws for the years 1956 to 1989; lists of officers for 1966 to 1988; and meeting agendas from 1987-1988. Financial records include a ledger of income and...

 
Yuk Ow papers.

Writings and teaching notes; research on Ow family clan (1265-1975).