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Series 1. Louis family (San Luis Obispo)

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Stanford Special Collections also holds a small collection of business records from the Ah Louis Store in San Luis Obispo: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8br8zq7/
carton 1, tape 001, Side B

Young Louis talks about the S.P.R.R. Cuesta Tunnels July 23, 1980

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carton 1, tape 010

Young Louis, San Luis Obispo #1 #2 HKW 1979-03-02

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Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW interviews Young Louis 3/23/79
carton 1, tape 011, Side A

Young Louis #3. San Luis Obispo 1979-03-27

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Louis family history. HKW interviews Young Louis 3/27/79
carton 1, tape 011, Side B

Young Louis #3. San Luis Obispo 1979-04-02

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Louis family history. 4/2/79 HKW relates ceremony honoring Louises with citations read by Mrs. Wong Way Chu(?) ; HKW interview with Young Louis, dub
carton 1, tape 012

Stella Louis #1 + #2. San Luis Obispo 1979-04-02

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Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW interviews Stella Louis
carton 1, tape 013

Young Session #4 1979-04-02

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Scope and Contents

Louis family history. 4/2/79 HKW relates ceremony honoring Louises with citations read by Mrs. Wong Way Chu? ; HKW interview with Young Louis
carton 1, tape 014

Toby Louis #1 + #2. San Luis Obispo 1979-04-02

M2021_b01_014

Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW conversation with Professor Yen Lu Wong discussing Young & Stella in context of SF Chinatown cultural event, grant ; 9:24 HKW interviews Howard "Toby" Louis, youngest son of Ah Louis.
carton 1, tape 015

Toby Louis #3 + #4. San Luis Obispo 1979-04-02

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Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW interviews Toby Louis
carton 1, tape 016

Walter Louis #1 + #2. San Luis Obispo 1979-04-02

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Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW interviews Walter Louis
carton 1, tape 034, Side A

Walt & Prince 4/1/79 Together Playing 1979-04-01

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Scope and Contents

Louis family. George & Walter Louis (& others?) play and sing standards & Hawaiian music
carton 1, tape 040

Helen Wong Jean 1979-07-24

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Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW interviews Helen Wong Jean Louis
carton 1, tape 041

George Louis (Prince Wong), Ton W. Lee 1980-03-10

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Scope and Contents

HKW at lunch with Louis and Lee
carton 1, tape 042, Side B

George Louis (Prince) #3 1979-09-29

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Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW interviews George Louis
carton 1, tape 043

Prince Wong/Waln - Geo Louis, Oswego, Oregon 10/9/1979. Prince + Co. Hawaiian Music Etc. 1979-10-09

M2021_b01_043

Scope and Contents

Louis family. George Louis and others playing Hawaiian music and standards - ukulele, electric guitar, singing ; break Side A 29:58 - 37:30
carton 1, tape 044

Young Louis, Helen Wong Louis Jean, San Luis Obispo 1980-07-23

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Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW interviews
carton 1, tape 045

Prince Waln (George Louis), Hugh Liang 1983-08-04

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Scope and Contents

Louis family. Music by George Louis with Hugh Liang (and others - singing, ukulele, piano) at Empress of China, informal jam session of old standards
carton 1, tape 047

Young Louis, Stella Louis, Toby Louis, San Luis Obispo 1978-10-14

M2021_b01_047

Scope and Contents

Louis family history. Side A: 10/14/78, HKW narration, invited by Young & Stella Louis for Young's 85th birthday ; Side B: interview with Young Louis, gap 17:10-36:40
carton 1, tape 048

Young & Stella Louis, San Luis Obispo, CA. 1st Time 1978-10-15

M2021_b01_048

Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW interviews Young & Stella Louis
carton 1, tape 049, Side A

Young, Toby, Stella Louis Re: May 9/23/79 San Luis Obispo ; George Louis, (Prince), 104/79 Electric Organ, Tigard, Oregon 1979

M2021_b01_049

Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW interviews Toby Louis ; HKW interviews George Louis ; George Louis plays organ
carton 1, tape 049, Side B

George Louis (Prince), Van & Gang : Musical Fun Lake Oswego, Oregon 1979-10-09

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Scope and Contents

Louis family. begins about 6:00, George Louis and others playing music and singing
carton 1, tape 050

George Louis (Prince) 1979-09-20

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Scope and Contents

Louis family history. HKW interviews George Louis 9/20/79
carton 1, tape 051

Story of Ah Louis & Chinese in California 1979-03-02

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Scope and Contents

Louis family history. San Luis Obispo County Historical Society 3/2/79. President Dan Creager introduces speech by Gene Smith (Morris Eugene "Gene" Smith), followed by further remarks by Creager

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Louis, Ah, 1840-1936
carton 1, tape 054, Side A

Odds/Ends As Noted. H.K. on mike 1/19/79 Louis, San Luis Obispo 1915 ; 1/79 KGO H.K. 1979-01-19

M2021_b01_054

Scope and Contents

Louis family history. 1/19/79 HKW relates prior conversation with Stella & Young Louis re: driving to San Francisco ; music ; partial dub of HKW on radio ; other speaking
carton 1, tape 063

Helen Wong Jean. Program 7/79 #1 ; #2 Classic 1979-07-01

M2021_b01_063

Scope and Contents

Louis family history. Muffled off-air recording of TV documentary on Chicago Chinatown feat. Helen Wong Jean (Louis) ; Helen Wong Louis playing piano
carton 1, tape 064

Helen Wong Jean - #1 Classic 7/80 ; #2 Pop 1980-07

M2021_b01_064

Scope and Contents

Louis family. Jean playing piano
 

Series 2. California - Marysville

carton 1, tape 019

Joe Kim, Bok Kai Temple Marysville #1 + #2 H. K. Wong 1979-04-06

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Kim 4/6/79 in English and some Chinese
carton 1, tape 026, Side A

Bok Kai, Personal 4/6/79 1979-04-06

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Scope and Contents

HKW at Bok Kai Temple in Marysville with Joe Kim, and interview in Chinese and English
carton 1, tape 038

Joe Lung Kim Describes Deities 1979-04-06

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Joe Lung Kim (b.1900), caretaker of Bok Kai Temple in Marysville 4/6/79
carton 1, tape 035

Joe Waugh Sr. 3/3/79 Preliminary Talk, H. K. Wong 1979-03-03

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Waugh in Marysville, California in English and some Chinese
carton 1, tape 036

Joe Waugh Sr. 1 Side 1979-04-07

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Waugh (b.1896) in Chinese
carton 1, tape 055

H. K. 3/4/79 About 2/2 Bomb Day, His Token of Good Luck 1979-03-04

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Scope and Contents

HKW relates trip to Marysville, 1957 Bomb Day
 

Series 3. California - North Bay (Sonoma, Napa)

carton 1, tape 021

Shuck Chan, Napa. Early Days, Uncle, Dad, Farm Days as Cook, Got Married, Bride to S.F., The Temple, Wagon Train 1979-03-10

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Scope and Contents

HKW interview with Chan (b. 1895) in English and a little Chinese
carton 1, tape 030, Side A

Fred Wing, Sonoma, Mrs. Wing 1978-12-02

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Scope and Contents

12/2/78 HKW interviews Fred Wing (Wing-Fon Tow, 1908-1993) in English and some Chinese, also his wife Nancy Wing (Man Sz Ng b.1919) in Chinese
carton 1, tape 030, Side B

Wah Lee Ma, Sonoma [& Fred Wing in San Francisco] 1979-08-08

M2021_b01_030

Scope and Contents

"Great Grandma" interview/conversation in Chinese ; Boy Tow Lim(?) and others in Chinese, Sonoma ; San Francisco, Freddie Wing follow-up interview in English and some Chinese 8/8/79
carton 1, tape 031, Side A

Sonoma - Lum 1982-04-13

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Scope and Contents

Conversation with unidentified historian in English re: Chinese in Sonoma 4/13/82
carton 1, tape 031, Side B

Sonoma - Lum 1982-04-13

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews man (probably Lum Mu Fong?) and others in Chinese and some English in Sonoma, California
 

Series 4. California - Central Valley (Fresno, Bakersfield)

carton 1, tape 009, Side A

Bakersfield - Harold/Vy + other events ; HK's Rambling 1979 - Wes Letter to HK - Vi-Hal - Dan + Vy - 7/14/79 Bowl 1979

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carton 1, tape 017

Sing Lum, Bakersfield #1 HKW 1979-03-28

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Sing Lum (b.1904), also his wife Mae in Bakersfield, California 3/28/79
carton 1, tape 018, Side A

Edith Jung, Bakersfield 3/29/1979 1979-03-29

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Jung (b. 1911) in Bakersfield, California
carton 1, tape 024, Side B

Louie Kee, Wong, Chinese School 1969-04-13

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Scope and Contents

Chinese in Fresno, California. HKW, Wong, & Harold Lai, Jr.[?] interview Kee (b. 1881) in Chinese 4/13/69 ; interview with Wong San Chong[?] in Chines
carton 1, tape 024, Side A

Charlie Wong '69 Fresno 1969-04-01

M2021_b01_024

Scope and Contents

Chinese in Fresno, California. Side A: HKW & Allen Wong interview Charles W. Wong (b. 1892) in Chinese and English 4/1/69 (noisy recording)
 

Series 5. California (Locke, Grass Valley, Weaverville)

carton 1, tape 020

Edward Tin Loy. H. K. Wong, Phil Choy. Grass Valley 1967-02-09

M2021_b01_020

Scope and Contents

2/9/67 HKW & Choy interview Tin Loy, 5th generation Chinese American, with some later HKW narration
carton 1, tape 025

Moon Lee #1 + #2 1979-12-15

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Lee (b. 1903) in Weaverville, California 12/15/79
carton 1, tape 026, Side B

Moon Lee Continued 1979-12-15

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Lee (b. 1903) in Weaverville, California 12/15/79
carton 1, tape 029, Side A

Peter Owyang re: Locke, HKW 1979-03-17

M2021_b01_029

Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Owyang (b.1912) in or near Locke, California 3/17/79
 

Series 6. Hawaii

carton 1, tape 022, Side A

Honolulu - Yim 4/4/81. Molokai - Chow 4/19/81 1981-04-19

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Hung Chum(?) Yim (b.3/22/93) with wife, mostly in Chinese. Ends abruptly
carton 1, tape 022, Side B

Honolulu - Yim 4/4/81. Molokai - Chow 4/19/81 1981-04-04

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Scope and Contents

Mike Douglas Show ; 12:50 Clarence Chow interview
carton 1, tape 023, Side A

Honolulu Senator Hiram Fong 4/1981 1981-04-04

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Fong, other speakers

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fong, Hiram, 1906-2004
carton 1, tape 023, Side B

[big band performing at Monarch Room of Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki] 1981-04-04

M2021_b01_023

Scope and Contents

live performance of big band performing at Monarch Room of Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki, chatter
 

Series 7. Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Canada

carton 1, tape 027, Side A

N. K. Wong 7/23/79 Phoenix, 1st. 3 Minutes H. K. Comments ; N. K. Wong 2/19/80 1979-07-23

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Scope and Contents

HKW introduces and interviews Wong and his wife in Chinese and some English in Phoenix, Arizona
carton 1, tape 027, Side B

N. K. Wong 7/23/79 Phoenix, 1st. 3 Minutes H. K. Comments ; N. K. Wong 2/19/80 1980-02-19

M2021_b01_027

Scope and Contents

HKW introduces and interviews Wong and his wife in Chinese and some English in Phoenix, Arizona
carton 1, tape 028

Kee Brown, Astoria 1971-05-23

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Kee Brown Wong in Astoria, Oregon 5/23/71 in English and some Chinese (runs very fast)
carton 1, tape 057

H. K. Wong Talk, Society Meeting, Denver Pioneers 1979-12-21

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Scope and Contents

12/21/79 HKW speech for Chinese Historical Society meeting re: Chinese in Colorado
carton 1, tape 059

Mrs. Charlie Quan Interviewed about 1979 circa 1979

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Scope and Contents

11/25/76, Sandy Nicholson interviews Quan (b.1889) in Toronto through interpreter
 

Series 8. Ton W. Lee (San Francisco)

carton 1, tape 009, Side B

Ton W. Lee 1979-05-28

M2021_b01_009

HKW & Dan Chu interview 80-year old Tan W. Lee re: immigration, Angel Island, education in China (runs fast)

HKW & Dan Chu interview 80-year old Tan W. Lee re: immigration, Angel Island, education in China (runs fast)
carton 1, tape 032

Ton W. Lee #1 + #2 SF 5/28/79 ; 7/15/79, 8/25/79 1979

M2021_b01_032

Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Lee 7/15/79, resumes 8/24/79 at Empress of China
carton 1, tape 033, Side B

Ton W. Lee at Empress of China 1979-08-24

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Lee re: PPIE, high school
carton 1, tape 034, Side B

1980 Ton W. Lee #4 1980-03-10

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Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Ton W. Lee 3/10/80
 

Series 9. Radio & Television

carton 1, tape 003

Interview about the Empress of China restaurant in San Francisco May 29, 1966

M2021_b2_01

Scope and Contents

Interviewer "Bill" talking with HKW about new San Francisco restaurant Empress of China, probably for radio program.
carton 1, tape 008

Copy of "News Radio Report's The Year of the Hare of The Celestial Rabbit" for H.K. Wong

M2021_b2_06

Scope and Contents

Several short radio pieces put together by KCBS NewsRadio in San Francisco about the beginning of the year of the hare in February 1975. The new year celebrations in San Francisco are discussed. Dave Mackelhadden hosts, and actor/artist Ching Wah Lee, businessman and community leader H. K. Wong, and former parade organizer Wayne Hu all provide soundbites on the various pieces.
carton 1, tape 033, Side A

H. K. Wong, New Year, KGO Owen Spann 3/3/77 10:06 A.M. ; Ching Wah Lee 8/23/79 PBS 1977, 1979

M2021_b01_033

Scope and Contents

HKW short radio interview about Chinese New Year Parade ; part of documentary about Chingwah Lee (very muffled, quiet) ; brief speaking in Chinese
carton 1, tape 042, Side A

HK in Los Angeles, KIEV 3/26/79 1979-03-26

M2021_b01_042

Scope and Contents

HKW on KIEV Los Angeles radio program with restaurant critic Paul Wallach
carton 1, tape 046

History of Chinese Painting ; 100th Anniversary of Chinese in America. From Walter Louis

M2021_b01_046

Scope and Contents

dubs of television documentaries, muffled
carton 1, tape 052

H.K. Wong PBD Sun, 5/14/78 2nd appearance: Start of Miss Chinatown USA 1958, Start of Chinatown NY, 1947 Tennis, 1953 Parade ; Memories PBD Sun 5/21/78. Ching Wah Lee: 1906 Fire, T3-Chinese Historical Society of America, Good Earth, Kong Chow Temple 1978-05

M2021_b01_052

Scope and Contents

"Memories" programs hosted by Harvey Wong, series in cooperation with Chinese Historical Society. Side A: guest HKW (dub elsewhere?) ; Side B: guest Chingwah Lee

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lee, Ching Wah, 1901-1980
carton 1, tape 053

H. K. Wong KGO talk Sunday 9p-11p Bob Trebor 1978-06-11

M2021_b01_053

Scope and Contents

HKW radio interview in San Francisco
carton 1, tape 058

Buddy Hatton/H. K. Wong Chinese Food Interview. KSFO, Golden West Broadcasters 1982

M2021_b01_058

Scope and Contents

re: Empress of China, HKW one of "founding directors" interviewed by phone, circa 1982
carton 1, tape 060

H. K. on Owen Spann 1975 etc. KGO 6/25/75 9:05AM ; Taped Music 1975

M2021_b01_060

Scope and Contents

Side A: short HKW radio interview re: Asian Art Museum exhibit ; Side B: off-air recording of program about exhibit ; excerpts of speech at opening of exhibit ; resumption of off-air recording ; music
carton 1, tape 061

H. K. Wong Interview KABL with Lorraine Louie, Host 1978-02-05

M2021_b01_061

Scope and Contents

"Interdimensions" radio program interviewing HKW & Chingwah Lee about Chinese New Year Celebration in San Francisco, ends Side B 15:00 followed by beginning of different program (Lou Davis, "Opinions '78") about American Indian Movement

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lee, Ching Wah, 1901-1980
 

Series 10. Miscellaneous

carton 1, tape 004

"Speak Chinese" instruction by M. Gardner Tewksbury, voiced and recorded by Robert N. Tharp December 27, 1956

M2021_b2_02

carton 1, tape 018, Side B

China Tape Gourmet Food Promotion This Side Only [commercial music recording] 1980-01-15

M2021_b01_018

Scope and Contents

Instrumental Chinese music
carton 1, tape 029, Side B

Empress of China Lunch, Bill + Naomi, Mom, Dora Lee, Young & Stella Louis 1980-01-20

M2021_b01_029

Scope and Contents

conversations at luncheon 1/20/80 ; HKW narration
carton 1, tape 037

James Wong Howe Interview 1975-11

M2021_b01_037

Scope and Contents

HKW interviews Wong Howe at noisy restaurant, probably Empress of China (runs fast and gets faster, ends 23:49) ; HKW family celebrating New Year

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Howe, James Wong
carton 1, tape 039

Hugh Liang 1982-08-23

M2021_b01_039

Scope and Contents

starts 6:17 HKW interview with Hugh Liang (at Empress of China?), mentions signing release
carton 1, tape 054, Side B

Richard Fong 1979-05-13

M2021_b01_054

Scope and Contents

music etc. ; HKW interviews Richard Fong in Chinese
carton 1, tape 056

[illegible, on Ampex 60 minute, little content] 1980

M2021_b01_056

Scope and Contents

8/11/80 HKW attempt to record interview with C.K. (Creighton Kit?) Leong (b.3/29/98) - introduction only ; 3/27/81 follow-up on Ruby Jan, passed away 12/80, interview with sister Mable - introduction only