YUK OW COLLECTION

Yuk Ow was an early pioneer in Chinese American historical studies. As a student, he developed an interest in studying Chinese American history, particularly relating to immigrants from his homeland district, Sam Yup (San Yi) in Guangdong Province, Southern China. He was a librarian and translator who devoted much of his life to collecting and researching Chinese American materials and history. Yuk Ow was an immigrant who came from China at age 13. His collection consists of 80 cartons of unpublished papers, research notes and newspaper clippings on a broad range of Chinese American subjects covering the period from 1850 to 1980.


CARTOON SCRAPBOOK, 1942 TO 1945

Yuk Ow translated these cartoons for a Chinese community newspaper, Chinese Times. Originally they were published in various English language sources.

Asian Amer AAS ARC 2000/70


1854 PASSPORT TO ALLOW BRITISH SHIP TO GO FROM ZHEJIANG PROVINCE TO SHANGHAI IN CHINA

Asian Amer AAS ARC 2000/70 Oversize

 

JUDY YUNG COLLECTION

Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1999 to 2002. Born and raised in San Francisco, she is the foremost expert on Chinese American women's history and a pioneer in establishing Chinese language and Chinese American interest collections in the Bay Area libraries. She received her degree in Library Science from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Ph.D. from the Ethnic Studies Department.


Judy Yung

UNBOUND FEET: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF CHINESE WOMEN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Documents the immigration restrictions and the acculturation and assimilation of Chinese women in San Francisco from the mid-19th century to World War II.

Asian Amer HD6051 C5 Y91


Judy Yung

UNBOUND VOICES: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF CHINESE WOMEN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Includes the letters and other literature from her "Unbound Feet" research collection to demonstrate the true voices of Chinese American women.

Asian Amer PS591 C54 L3

  

 

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