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Guide to the East West Research Files, 1967-1989
AAS ARC 2000/8  
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Contains visual research files consisting of photographs and copies of photographs used as reference for East West newspaper articles focusing on political, social, cultural and community issues that affected the welfare of Asian Americans from 1967 to 1989. Also includes administrative files of Marketing Director, Carole Shein.
East West, an English/Chinese bilingual newspaper, was founded in 1967 by publisher/editor, Gordon Lew, in San Francisco's Chinatown. Weekly publications began in 1968 and continued to the last issue on September 7, 1989. The news focus was on political, social, cultural, and community issues on local, national, and international levels that affected the welfare of Asian Americans and other ethnic groups. The philosophy was to build bridges of communication between segments of the community such as Chinese-speaking with English-speaking, Cantonese with non-Cantonese, new immigrants with longtime residents, seniors with youths, as well as between the Chinese American community and the American society at large.
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Copyright has not been assigned to the Ethnic Studies Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Ethnic Studies Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.