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Choy (Philip P.) collection of California and the West
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Philip P. Choy collection of California and the West
    Creator: Choy, Philip P.
    Identifier/Call Number: M2716
    Physical Description: 4.5 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1850-2013
    Abstract: Collection of photographs and ephemera about California assembled and formerly owned by historian Philip Choy.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Philip P. Choy collection of California and the West (M2716). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Related Materials

    Philip P. Choy papers
    California and the west : collection of travel and history ephemera

    Scope and Contents

    The Philip P. Choy collection of California and the West consists of photographs, books, magazines & ephemera collected by historian Philip Choy in the course of his research on Chinese immigration and settlement on the west coast, which forms the Philip P. Choy Papers (https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/13311530). This material was deemed more relevant to general California and San Francisco history, although a few items do include Chinese American and Chinatown content (some of which are duplicates). Likewise, some appropriate items remain with Choy's main papers. Subjects covered include the Gold Rush, 1906 Earthquake & Fire, and the Panama Pacific International Exposition.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. Much of the materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    History -- California
    West (U.S.) -- History.