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07. Asian American community

 Record Group
Identifier: 07
Archival collections featuring the Asian American community particularly in Houston, featuring formats such as oral history, family photographs, Miss Chinatown records, and more.

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Dr. Ed Chen collection of oral history interviews of Asian American Houstonians

Identifier: MS 0646

This is a collection of oral history interviews either created or maintained by Dr. Edward C. M. Chen, featuring audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans in Houston.

Dates: circa 1980s

Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation oral history interview collection

Identifier: MS 0647

This is a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation, featuring audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Vietnamese Americans living in and near Houston, Texas. These interviews are online at

Dates: 2011

Glenda Joe / Houston Asian American community advocacy and festival arts records

Identifier: MS 0667

Records documenting the activities of Glenda Joe with the Houston Asian American Festival Association, as well as with community advocacy issues concerning the Asian American communities in Houston, circa 1980-2015.

Dates: 1980 - 2015

C.Y. Chu Chinese American photographs, and trade and immigration documents

Identifier: MS 0683

Financial records documenting the career and activities of C. Y. Chu. Also included are C. Y. Chu's 1917 middle school diploma, a 1926 U.S. Dept. of Labor return permit, and more.

Photographs of family events and business gatherings.

Dates: 1917 - 1971

Jain religious artifacts collection

Identifier: MS 0710

Prayer and worship items of the Jain religion, including embroidered textiles, wooden folding cradle for sacred text, framed mantra text with deity sculpture, red painted metal tray with accompanying red box with red vessel inside, and more.

Dates: 2017

Thelma and Tim Chan Chinese Baptist Church history collection

Identifier: MS 0719

This collection includes a 25th anniversary Chinese Baptist Church directory book (1978), a 50th anniversary Chinese Baptist Church history book (2003).

Dates: 1940 - 2003

George Gee personal papers and photographs

Identifier: MS 0721

Photographs, certificates, awards and more, documenting the financial and insurance services career of George Gee, who was a member of long time member of the Asian American community in Houston, Texas. George Gee family members and various politicians are pictured.

Dates: 1961-2008

Josephine Jue Chinese-American photographs collection

Identifier: MS 0724

Family photograph of Hinhun Jow, Mee Oy Jow, Josephine Jue, Mylew High, Vance Jow, Sonny Jow, and Houston Jow in 1947. Photograph of the Chinese Baptist Church of Houston charter members, circa 1985.

Dates: 1947 - 1986

Joanna Po nursing career awards and academic records

Identifier: MS 0762

The collection includes academic and nursing certification records, as well as nursing career awards for Joana Po's distinguished service, from the 1980s through the 2000s.

Dates: 1985 - 2014

Tito Refi Filipino-American event programs

Identifier: MS 0764

Event programs from a variety of Filipino community and professional organizations document the groups' activities in both the Houston area and the greater Texas region.

Dates: 1992 - 1995