The Chinese in California collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, press clippings, typescripts, and other
material pertaining to the history of Chinese life and culture in California and other areas in the western United States.
Material relates to the academic study of the Chinese experience in the United States and the effort to preserve the historic
sites and artifacts pertaining to this experience.
The Chinese began to arrive in California in large numbers after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848. Their arrival
was part of a complex economic relationship between China and the United States in which the Chinese became a major source
of labor for the economic development of the American West.
4.58 linear feet
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the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,
privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected
by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other
restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility
for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
This collection is open for research.