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Guide to the Duty and Honor Collection, Chinese American veterans in World War II FN001-FN004
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This collection contains research material that principle editor, Marjorie Lee, used to write Duty and Honor: A Tribute to Chinese American World War II Veterans of Southern California. Materials include photocopies of records on Chinese American World War II veterans, audio recorded interviews with Chinese American veterans, interview transcriptions, interview notes with Chinese American veterans, photo slides of personal photographs owned by Chinese American veterans, Polaroid photographs of Chinese American veterans, updates, correspondence and ephemera related to the production of the text, and, lists and associated materials compiled from the principle editor.
At their annual dinner in 1994, the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California honored Chinese American veterans from World War II. Subsequently, veterans approached Chinese Historical Society of Southern California member, Marjorie Lee, to lead a project to commemorate World War II Chinese American veterans. Lee organized weekly events to locate Chinese American veterans of World War II and collect associated materials shortly after the 1994 dinner. Lee and other members of the research team interviewed forty-four veterans and found or collected records for seven hundred fifty-five United States veterans. In order for the veteran to be featured in the final text, that veteran must have been in the armed forces for the United States during World War II, be Chinese American, have documented proof of enlistment, have a relationship to Southern California, and have approval by the veteran or the veteran's family if the veteran passed away.
4 Linear Feet Four boxes and an irregular large size sleeve for a book cover.
Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California.
The collection is open to the public by appointment. Public can access audio tapes through digital reproductions available to access at the repository.