Series C76 - Larry Wong collection

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Larry Wong collection

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  • Textual record

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  • 1946-1947 (Creation)

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0.05 m of textual records

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(1938 -)

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Larry Wong was born in 1938. He grew up in Chinatown with a tailor father who emigrated from China in 1911. After studying at the University of British Columbia for 2 years, Wong began working for Canada Post. He later left Canada Post and Vancouver and began working with Employment and Immigration Canada in [insert location here]. In 1994, Wong retired and returned to Vancouver and began to devoting time to documenting the history of Vancouver’s Chinatown. He became involved with the Chinese Canadian Military Museum as a curator and secretary. Larry also co-founded the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia (CCHSBC) in 2004 and served as president. His latest book, Dim Sum Stories: A Chinatown Childhood was launched in 2011. As one of Chinatown’s local historians, he has served on a number of heritage committees, and has been a mentor, consultant and resource person for a number of writers and scholars.

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Series consists of correspondence, newsclippings, reports and petitions documenting the effort of the World War II Chinese Veterans (mainly members of the Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans in Canada Pacific Unit 280) of urging the civic, provincial and federal government to give Canadian Chinese the right to vote.

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Donated by Larry Wong in 2007.


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  • English

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  • Box: 961-G-05 fld 05-07