University of Minnesota


Chan, Sucheng, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Chan, Sucheng
Abstract: Research source material related to Professor Chan's interests in Asian American studies. Includes handwritten notes. Selected books and periodicals were separated from the collection and are being catalogued individually.
Quantity: 9 lin.ft.
Collection ID: IHRC3441

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Sucheng Chan is Professor Emeritus of Asian American Studies and Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, She received her BA in Economics from Swarthmore College, her MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai'I, and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. She has dedicated her career to preserving and writing Asian American history and to building Asian American Studies as a vibrant intellectual field. In doing so, she has left an indelible mark on the field and inspired generations of students and scholars. Professor Chan is the author or editor of seventeen books, including This Bittersweet Soil: The Chinese in California Agriculture, 1860-1910 (1986), Asian Americans: An Interpretive History (1991), Entry Denied: Exclusion and the Chinese Community in America, 1882-1943 (1991), Peoples of Color in the American West (1993), Hmong Means Free: Life in Laos and America (1994), Not Just Victims: Conversations with Cambodian Community Leaders in the United States (2003), Survivors: Cambodian Refugees in the United States (2004), In Defense of Asian American Studies: The Politics of Teaching and Program Building (2005), and The Vietnamese American 1.5 Generation: Stories of War, Revolution, Flight, and New Beginnings (2006). Many of these books have won national awards. Professor Chan was the recipient of the 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Asian American Studies.


 

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Chan, Sucheng collection is available for public research, however, a request for its use should be submitted to the IHRC in advance.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Chan, Sucheng collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRC.

CITE AS

The Chan, Sucheng Papers, General/Multiethnic Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

 



Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. United States Federal courts decisions involving the Chinese Americans

U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts decisions involving the Chinese
BOX 1. Box 1


SERIES 2. State courts decisions involving the Chinese Americans

State Supreme or Superior Courts and District Courts decisions involving the Chinese in the states and territories of the American West
BOX 2.


SERIES 3. Chinese farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California

Handwritten notes on information obtained from the leases, chattel mortgages and deeds recorded by Chinese farmers (this material was partially used for writing Sucheng Chan's book "This Bittersweet Soil").
BOX 2.
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SERIES 4. Non-Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Chinese farmers, California

Handwritten notes on information obtained from the leases, chattel mortgages and deeds recorded by Chinese farmers in farming regions other than the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (this material was partially used for writing Sucheng Chan's book "This Bittersweet Soil").
BOX 3.
BOX 4.


SERIES 5. Chinese property owners in non-agricultural areas of California

Handwritten notes by Sucheng Chan on Chinese property owners. Included is also other demographic data on the Chinese population in California.
BOX 4.
BOX 5.
BOX 6.


SERIES 6. Chinese miners

Handwritten notes on information obtained from Chinese mining claims, purchases, and leases in gold mining areas of California
BOX 6.


SERIES 7. Chinese workers and Railroad Building

BOX 6.


SERIES 8. Newspaper clippings

The files in this series contain newspaper articles about the Chinese published in 18 newspapers in northern California.
BOX 7.
BOX 8.


SERIES 9. Miscellaneous

Typescript of Sucheng Chan's dissertation "The Long March: Its Historiography and Political Context"(1973), articles on Asian American historiography, information on archival sources regarding the Chinese, Chinese studies in federal records and 11 published volumes of Asian American scholarship.
BOX 9.

 


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