The Chinese Newcomers
Study (1969-1970) was commissioned by the Bay Area Social Planning Council (BASPC) and
coordinated by a fourteen-person volunteer committee. The study committee researched topics
such as health, employment, education, and law relating to Chinese immigrants in San
Francisco. They published a formal report with their recommendations in 1971. This
collection contains research, working papers, and other documents.
The San Francisco Chinese Newcomers Study Committee was appointed by the Bay Area Social
Planning Council (BASPC) in 1969 to study Chinese immigrants and Chinese immigration
services in the Bay Area. Primary topics of interest for the committee included employment,
housing, schooling, and health within the Chinese American immigrant community.
1 pamphlet box
(.25 Cubic Feet)
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