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Paul G. Chace Ephemera Collection 2021.M.1.Chace
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The Paul G. Chace Ephemera Collection is an assortment of memorabilia collected by anthroplogist and arheologist, Paul G. Chace. This collection is a part of a larger donation from Chace to CHSSC that, as a whole, were split into five main categories: Books, Documents, Archeological Reports, Grey Literature, and Ephemera. All portions of the donation are available to qualified researchers by appointment at the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. These specific objects and artifacts within the entirety of the donation were processed seperately as their own collection, entitled the Paul G. Chace Ephemera Collection, for organizational purposes. The Paul G. Chace Ephemera Collection is arranged at the Series-Level and Subseries-Level. Materials include: postcards, brochures, pamphlets, ceramics, figurines, prints, framed art, audio visual material, coins, Chace's dissertation and handwritten notes, and correspondence circa 1662-2016. A large portion of this collection consists of VHS tapes, and newspapers pertaining to the Bok Kai Festivals from 1925-1999, as well as 2006. There are also archeological artifacts from an excavation that took place in Riverside, California. These artifacts include: a geological object, broken glass with Chinese chararcters on them, broken cermaics, bones, and film negatives. The collection is significant to the CHSSC becuase of the historical, archeological, and cultural insight it provides about Californian Chinese Americans. Additonally, the collection's broad scope of time period, content, types of materials, and geography offers CHSSC, researchers, and the public a wider range of resources and materials on Chinese American history.
The Paul G. Chace Ephemera Collection was donated by Paul Chace. Chace completed his undergraduate degree at California State University, Long Beach and went on to earn his Masters in History from the State University of New York, Oneonta. Chace became a lecturer with the University of California, Riverside in 1985, where he earned his PhD in Anthropology and Archaeology.1 Chace currently works as a proprietor for Paul G. Chace and Associates and is the C.E.O. of the Presidio Heritage Trust. As such, Chace conducts historical research and specializes in "cultural resources management, preservation law, and ethnic relations theory."2
4.625 Linear Feet 2 banker boxes, 1 rectangular box, and 1 archeological box, and 1 flat box
This collection is open to researchers and to the public for access. Please contact the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California for more information.