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News articles used in Wayson's research

File consists of a news article about Larry Kwong, a Chinese Canadian pioneering hockey player. File also includes an article on Terry Jang-Barclay who started the Go-For-Broke Festival.

Material about Quene Yip

File consists of material sent to Wayson by Robert Yip about Quene Yip. Robert was Quene's son. Material includes a Vancouver Chinese High School and University Student's Association 1931 booklet with an article written by Quene Yip, urging the repeal of the Chinese Immigration Act. It notes that Quene Yip relocated to Texada Island in 1941 and was not in Vancouver for protests in the 1940s. File also includes transcripts from a 1998 CBC radio production, "A Level Playing Field", which discusses the Chinese Students Athletic Association and youth soccer club Quene Yip was a member of in Vancouver's Chinatown, and a brief write-up about www.asian.ca.

Biography of Mrs Sitt Shee Lee (Leung Sum)

File consists two copies of a faxed biography of Leung Sum. She was born on October 1, 1903 in Hong Kong, and arrived in Vancouver in 1922. She was married to Lay Gee Leung (David Lee). She lived in Chinatown in the back of the WK Oriental Gardens Restaurant, owned by her family. The biography discusses her connection to The Jade Peony, "Mom was never an early riser but she was an early arriver-- especially when it came to coming home just a few hours before dawn. Some of those wonderful memories are captured in the words written by Wayson or Sonny Choy in his reminiscences in the Jade Peony as well as in his upcoming work."

Yip Family research materials

File consists of research materials relating to the Yip Family of Vancouver. The file includes a newspaper feature written about Charlie Hoy, correspondence between Robert Yip and Wayson, other news articles, duplicated photographs of the Ladies Auxillary from Victoria Yip's personal collection, and transcripts of an oral history interviews with Chik Wai (Victor) Leung conducted in 1985. File also includes a biography of his wife, Susanne Ling Yipsang by Eleanor S.P. Leung, an autobiography written by Chik Wai Leung, at age 81, in 1978, and original correspondence between Art and Quene Yip from 1929. Art writes "Chinatown is dead now". The Yips feature in several of Wayson's novels and memoirs.

Lee King Sing oral history transcript

File consists of a transcript of an oral history interview done by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society with Lee Kin Sing (Jim Lee). The interview focuses on Chinese Canadian immigrations to Canada. The interview was conducted by Ramona Mar. The file also includes a cover letter from Lee's daughter Lola Lee written to Wayson.

Immigration documents and Head Tax materials

File consists of photocopies of immigration documents (including travel documents for Chou Leong Wu) and a head tax certificate for Wong Sze. The file also includes a January 1995 workshop agenda for elderly Chinese in British Columbia, which discussed the Head Tax.

Research material about Chinese Canadian individuals

Sub-series consists of photocopies of immigration documents and head tax certificates connected to Chinese Canadian indivuals. Sub-series also includes transcripts of oral histories collected from Chinese-Canadian World War II veterans, and biographies of specific individuals, supplied to Wayson Choy by family members.

"Second Port-City" by Jim Wolf : [article]

File consists of an article sent from Nancy Hee, containing a post-it note written by Larry Wong and addressed to Sonny. The article is about New Westminster's Chinese Canadian Community and discusses a fire which destroyed the Pine Street Chinatown in 1960. Few artifacts were salvaged and relocated to the Nanaimo Centennial Museum.

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