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Chinatown research material

File consists of a news clipping discussing a historical site at 346 Spadina Avenue, copies of the Chinatown History Museum newsletter, and photocopied sections from Working People, a book by Desmond Martin with Terry Copp, about Chinatowns in Canada and the US.

News clippings and ephemera about Chinatowns

File consists of various news clippings and a map of Vancouver's Chinatown, produced in January 1996. News material includes a review by Patrick Chen and Sean Gunn, of the National Film Board's documentary, Bamboo, Lions and Dragons, produced by John Taylor and Jennifer Torrent, and directed by Rich Patton. The review discusses the perpetuation of Chinese stereotypes and historical inaccuracies throughout the documentary. File also includes an article from a September 1995 edition of Homemaker's entitled, "In Pursuit of Happiness" discussing Beijing hosting the UN World Conference on Women, with a handwritten note, "1995 China's Women". File also includes a March 1998 letter to the editor of the Vancouver Courier, written by Larry Wong, discussing changes to Chinatown. "Chinatown will never be the same but it'll survive and continue to evolve," an article from the February 28, 1998 edition of The Vancouver Sun which discusses Chinese labourers being brought into the city of Darwin, Australia in the mid-1800s to build telegraph and railroads, and an article from the December 9-15 edition of Broadcast Week by Louise Leger, which discusses the film The War Between Us, which focuses on the internment (imprisonment is the preferred term today) of Japanese Canadian citizens during World War II.

Museum of the City of San Francisco material

File consists of printouts of archival material from the museum's website about San Francisco's Chinatown. Pieces include: "Chinatown Declared a Nuisance!", distributed by the Workingmen's Committee of California and "The Kearney-Kalloch Epoch" by Jerome A. Hart. Kalloch was the mayor of San Francisco from 1879-1881. Kearney was an anti-Chinese immigration agitator and leader of the Workingmen's Committee of California. File also includes some pages which have been duplicated,"Golden Legacy Curriculum" which includes information on the custom of foot binding, and brief write ups on Chinatown, foreign colonies, the Chinatown Tong Wars of the 1920s, history of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, and screenshots of archival footage from Chinatown, dated 1902.

"Golden Gate" film celebration at the Chinatown History Museum

File consists of a booklet from New York's Chinatown History Museum's hosting of the film "Golden Gate". It includes archival photographs from the museum, and discusses life in Chinatown in the 1950s, including a list of secondary sources to research for additional information.

"The Chinese Cemetery in Victoria" by David Chuenyan Lai : [article]

File consists of a photocopy of a scholarly article published in "BC Studies" in their 1987 autumn issue. Includes a handwritten note on the first page "from Larry Wong. 9 July '96. 2nd Copy". The article discusses the uncertain nature of the original site of the Chinese cemetery in Victoria and includes photographs, maps of burial sites, and tables detailing statistical information about the people buried in the cemetery. Other contributors to the issue include John D. Adams, Alan Hughes and R. Alan Hedley.

"Chinatown News" : [volume 43, number 7]

File consists of an issue of the Vancouver community magazine. Cover story and image focus on "The First Chinese Lady Cabbie In Vancouver" -Ann Eng. In the article, Eng discusses her experiences growing up outside of Chinatown, in South Vancouver and her difficulty feeling accepted by the community in Chinatown, as well as her experience starting out as a cab driver in the 1950s.

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