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Cheung (Katherine Sui Fun) scrapbook and videos
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A collection of videos and a scrapbook relating to Katherine Sui Fun Cheung (1904-2003), the first Chinese woman to obtain an international flying license. The scrapbook was created by Cheung and her daughter Dorothy Leschenko and consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, copies of certificates and articles, and programs from air shows and other events documenting the life of Katherine Sui Fun Cheung. Cheung immigrated to the United States from China in 1921. After studying music at several institutions, including the University of Southern California (USC), Cheung learned to fly at Dycer Airfield in Los Angeles and earned her pilot's license in 1932. Cheung became a United States citizen in 1936. Along with the scrapbook, the collection includes a VHS tape of the KCET 1993 production Women Among Us, two DVDs of the 2016 documentary Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story directed by Ed Moy, and digital files of photographs and moving images relating to both films. The digital files are in computer folders titled "Katherine Cheung photos," "Aviatrix posters," "Katherine Cheung Material JPEGS MPEG4 Video," and "Aviatrix Parralax Effect Photos." All digital folder and file names are listed under this finding aid's series titled "Digital files relating to Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story and Women Among Us."
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All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Advance notice required for access. The materials described under the record titled "Digital files relating to Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story and Women Among Us" consist of digital computer files preserved in the USC Digital Repository. The files are not publicly accessible online. Researchers wishing to request access should email specol@usc.edu.