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Betty Fong Chinese-American family photographs

Identifier: MS 0851
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Content Description

Family photos of the Gor, Chow, and Fong families, with 2 pages of biographical information.


  • Creation: 1931 - 1976

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Families immigrated to Texas from China and have lived in Waco, San Antonio, Houston, as well as Los Angeles and Boston. Shok Ling Gor (the father of Fay Yook Gor and three other sons) was a San Francisco paper son in the 1930s who was joined by Fay Yook Gor in 1936. Fay Yook Gor returned to China and married Foy Kin Chow in 1947. Fay Yook Gor then moved to Houston in 1949, opening the Fay Food Market. By 1968 Fay Kin Chow became a naturalized citizen and took the name Fay Kin Gor. The other sons of Shok Ling Gor spread across America while Fay Yook Gor continued to build a life for his family across Houston.


2 Linear Feet (1 box)

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The collection contains family photos of the Gor, Chow, and Fong families, with 2 pages of biographical information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Betty Fong via the Chao Center for Asian Studies, 2019.

Guide to the Betty Fong Chinese-American family photographs, 1931-1976
Amanda Focke
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA