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Paul Yee fonds Chinese in Canada
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Images borrowed from the Chinese Benevolent Association

A photocopy of a newspaper article included in this file indicates that the procession pictured in many of the negatives in the file may have been held as part of the funeral of Jung Jun Sow, publisher of the Chinese Times, grand master of the Chinese Freemasons, educator, chairman of the Jung Wing Sung Society, and a past chairman of the Chinese Benevolent Society.

Inalienable Rice anthology

File consists of drafts of scripts, interviews, essays, poems, and short fiction works considered for publication in Inalienable Rice: A Chinese and Japanese Canadian Anthology.

Lillian Ho Wong and family members

File consists of portraits of Lillian Wong as a young woman, her mother Ho Chan Shee (Mrs. Jin Chong Ho), her sisters Nellie, Ruth, Winnifred (Winnie) and their children, her brother Sam, Lillian Wong's adopted children Wilgene and Maria, and family members in Portland, Oregon.

Lillian Ho Wong's photo album : ca. 1918 - ca.1920

File consists of a album containing photographs taken in and around Vancouver and Seattle, Washington. Some of the subjects of the photos in the album are arches erected in downtown Vancouver for the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1919, young people singing at a piano, and Capilano Gardens. The album also includes photographs of Lillian Ho Wong working in a millinery shop, frequenting Stanley Park with friends, and posing on a beach and at the steps of the Vancouver Courthouse wearing an elaborate hat and dress.

Lillian Ho Wong's photos removed from album

File consists of photographs of Lillian Ho Wong working at a millinery shop with other young women and standing outside a building. The photographs appear to have been removed from a photo album.

Lillian and Foon Wong at banquets and parties

File consists of photographs of Lillian and Foon Wong at celebratory gatherings such as a cocktail party held in 1951 that may have been hosted by the Wong Kong Har Tong or the Chinese Benevolent Association.

Lillian and Wilgene

File consists of photographs of Lillian Wong and her adopted son Wilgene at their home at 814 Jackson Avenue and in a park-like setting when Wilgene was three years old; a photograph of Wilgene and Lillian at a picnic in the early 1940s; and a photograph of Wilgene in military uniform with Lillian in the 1940s.

Lillian at graduations

File consists of photographs of Lillian Ho Wong, Vernon Yee, and Paul Yee at celebrations of Vernon's and Paul's respective graduations from Britannia Secondary School and the University of British Columbia.

Lillian recently

File consists of photographs of Lillian Ho Wong and friends at various events in Vancouver and elsewhere, such as senior citizens' group outings, a trip to the U.S.A (Disneyland, Universal Studios, San Francisco) and a 1983 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new room at a community centre in Vancouver.

Parade for 1939 royal visit

File consists of a photograph of two Chinese-Canadian girls dressed in costume for the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, to Victoria, B.C., and a photograph of a Chinese-Canadian organization's float in a parade for the royal visit.

Paul Yee fonds

  • AM1523
  • Fonds
  • 1864-2007

The fonds consists of Paul Yee’s personal correspondence and records of academic achievement, writing and research files, subject files, photographs, and sound recordings, as well as publications and ephemera that he collected. These records relate to Yee's activities as a writer, historian, activist, and archivist in Vancouver and Toronto.

In addition, the fonds includes photographs, correspondence, and other records of some of Yee’s immediate family members, including his Aunt Lillian and Uncle Foon Wong, and their close friends. The fonds also contains textual records, publications, ephemera, and photographs relating to the activities of the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver and the Pender Guy Radio Co-operative, as well records relating to the functions of fraternal associations such as the Wong Kong Har Tong and Hoy Yin Association in Vancouver, and the Duncan, B.C., Branch of the Chinese Nationalist League (Kuo Min Tang).

Yee, Paul

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