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  • Biographical / Historical
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Paul Louie papers
    creator: Louie, Paul, 1918-2009
    Identifier/Call Number: M2071
    Physical Description: 10 Linear Feet (21 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1970s-2000s, bulk 1970s-1980s
    Abstract: This collection includes newspapers, newspaper clippings, reports, slides, and books related primarily to the Asian-American experience.

    Biographical / Historical

    Paul Louie (1918-2009) was a Chinese American activist, historian, and minister in the Presbyterian Church, born and raised in Seattle, WA, who later moved to San Francisco. He was active in several parishes in both northern and southern California as a Minister of Christian Education, and was also a consultant on the staff of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, as well as a founder of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. Throughout his life, he had an interest in social concerns, especially regarding Asian-American immigrant communities. This collection consists primarily of related news articles and reports/studies.

    Scope and Contents

    News clippings and complete newspapers, reports, photographs, books, slides, and other documents. Most of the materials relate to Asian-American studies, with special focus Chinese in California. There are also a number of LA Chinatown souvenir books, from the 70s and 80s, a set of Chinatown News from 1974-75, and a set of books printed by the US Army used to teach Cantonese at their language school. Also houses materials from the 2003 Ming Quong and Chung Mei reunion with videotapes, group photos, and optical disc.

    Conditions Governing Access

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

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Paul Louie papers (M2071). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Chinese Historical Society of America, 2015. Accession 2015-047.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chinese Americans.
    Louie, Paul, 1918-2009