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Chinese-American community miscellany, [ca. 1899]-1978.
AAS ARC 2000/38
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Chinese-American community miscellany, [ca. 1899]-1978
Chinese Historical Society of America collection


Consists of a variety of miscellaneous materials and printed ephemera relating to community life, chiefly in San Francisco and other areas of northern Calif. San Francisco materials include items from benevolent and family associations, including bylaws, special publications, minutes of conventions, financial reports, and membership cards; an historical sketch of the Chinese YMCA; a 50th anniversary history (1914-1964) for Troop #3, Boy Scouts of America; a genealogy of the Lu family; minutes of committee meetings from 1966 concerning the Chinatown Memorial Archway; a 1957 yearbook for Chinese High School; and, printed ephemera from events held by the American Legion, Cathay Post #384, and various other clubs. Of particular interest is a copy of the Jan. 1, 1910 agreement between Chinese Six Companies and a private patrol force for Chinatown.
Also includes a 1971 program from the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Association dedication in Sacramento; permits for the burial or removal of remains [of Chinese] in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties, dated 1909 and 1913; a donation book for the Hanford Chinese Temple; a note, with photograph, concerning a $500 reward for Wah Ah Toon, arrested for murder in San Jose in Aug. 1874; a variety of lottery tickets; a scrapbook containing fortune telling cards; and 1978 statements regarding the establishment of Chinese medicine in Calif.


1899 (issued)


Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Societies, etc
Chinese Americans -- California
Chinese American families -- California
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Social life and customs


Forms part of: Chinese Historical Society of America collection.
Chinese and English.

Physical Description:

3 boxes and one oversize folder (1.5 linear ft.)




AAS ARC 2000/38