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Rose Chew Photograph Collection
SFP 134  
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Photographs of and related to Rose Bullard Chew in San Francisco, California from 1918 – 1940. Photos include children in a school setting in Chinatown in the 1930s. Identified photos depict trips to Yosemite and Hawaii.
Rose Bullard Chew Born June 1, 1895 to Ng Poon Chew and Chun Fah in Los Angeles, California. At the time of Rose’s birth, her father Ng Poon Chew was a Presbyterian minister and assigned a ministry in Los Angeles. Ng moved the family to San Francisco in 1900 to start the first Chinese language daily outside of China: Chung Sai Yat Pao. The family moved to Oakland by 1910 and lived on Shafter Avenue. Siblings included Mansie, Effie, Rose, Caroline (also known as King Lan Chew, Chinese dancer) and brother Edward. Chew graduated from University of California at Berkeley in 1918. In the 1920s and early 1930s, Chew traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii. In the 1930s, Chew began her work as a social worker for International Institute and YWCA Chinese Center. Rose Bullard Chew died on December 29, 1965 in Alameda County.
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