Category Archives: File

Grace Chen by Cathy Chen Lee

The following is an example of how a Chinese Exclusion Act case file can add to your family history. Cathy Lee had numerous family stories about her great-aunt, Grace Chen, but there were many dates and places missing. Once Grace’s Chinese Exclusion Act file was found, Cathy searched additional archives and libraries and found more documents about her aunt. The article below is the culmination of the Cathy’s research and the fascinating story of the life of Grace Chen. Go to article at Grace Chen by Cathy Lee

“Grace Chen, Section Six Precis photo”1928, Chinese Exclusion Act case files, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle, Grace Chen case file, Seattle Box 1102, file 9666/2-7.

Highlights of the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony

150 Anniversary Railroad Golden Days – Actors in period costumes for a reenactment. (Photo provided by Al Young) published in Northwest Asian Weekly

PICTORIAL: 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony

See the highlights of the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony in Northwest Asian Weekly

Golden Spike Conference, May 8 -11, 2019; Salt Lake City, Utah

Golden Spike Conference, May 8 to 11, 2019, Marriott-City Creek Hotel, 75 South West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, sponsored by CRWDA, Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association

Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association

“Chinese Builders of Gold Mountain” View the Video on the KVIE (PBS) WEBSITE (26:56 minutes)  Celebrate the hard work, courage, and determination of the Chinese pioneers who helped build California. Visit historic Chinese temples, Gold Rush sites, and the levies the Chinese built.

The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad
Edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Meng Calls for Commemorative Postage Stamp In Honor of the Approximately 12,000 Chinese Immigrant Laborers Who Helped Build America’s Transcontinental Railroad

Building A Memorial Monument to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers

Recovering an erased history: The Chinese railroad workers who helped connect the country

Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project

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The Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project will capture, preserve and aggregate the names of those Chinese Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces—Army, Army Air Corps, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine—and create the only database of its kind of the achievements and contributions of Chinese Americans during the Second World War. The perpetuation of their legacy enriches the history of this country.

If you have stories, documents, or other materials about the Chinese Americans in WWII, contact Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project  https://www.caww2.org/preservation to help preserve these memories.

See the website for registration instructions and contact information.

Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Repeal (Magnuson Act of 1943)

Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Repeal
(Magnuson Act of 1943)

排華法案廢除75週年紀念(1943年的沃倫 馬格努森法案)
DATE:  Sunday, December 16      12月16日 星期日
PLACE:  Wing Luke Museum,  陸榮昌亞洲博物館
719 S. King St. Seattle, Washington
CONTACT: info@cacaseattle.org
FREE : Open to the Public
EVENT SCHEDULE:
11:00—11:30 am     Ceremony of Commemoration 紀念儀式
11:30—noon            Light snacks 簡易點心
Noon—2:00 pm       Stories from the past 來自過去的故事

On December 17, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943, also known as the Magnuson Act. The Magnuson Act of 1943 was proposed by Senator Warren G. Magnuson when he was a member of the House of Representatives WA-1.  Join us in commemorating the Repeal of the discriminatory Chinese Exclusion Act.

Thank you to our COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
Cathay Post #186, China Club of Seattle, Chinese American Forum, CISC, CIE Seattle, Ho Nam Luke Family Association, The Jade Guild, Kin On, Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness, OCA Greater Seattle, Seattle Chong Wa Benevolent Association, Seattle Lee Family Association, Seattle Yee Fung Toy Association, Society of Chinese American Aerospace Association