Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

Contact Information

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Address
411 Bernard Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours
Sun 12pm-5pm; China Town Heritage & Visitors Center, 411 Bernard Street Reservations required
Contact
Gordon Hom
President
323-222-0856
chssc@hotmail.com
Website

34.0671308, -118.236268

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
No
Reservations required?
Yes
Onsite technology available
No
Scholar Fee Amount
cost for duplicating materials and mailing
Catalog System
No
Repository
No
Access procedures

Senior peer review and appropriate referral (i.e. by credentialed professors and teachers or by examination of resumes and/or past work)

Management

Archive / Collection information

The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California was founded in1975 to discover and recognize Chinese American pioneers and the history of Chinese Americans in Southern California. It also works to increase aware-ness of Chinese American heritage through public programs, education, and research. The society's holdings focus on Southern California Chinese American history. Its collections include three hundred transcriptions of oral history interviews with Southern Californian Chinese Americans, the Robert Nash Collection on Chinese junks and fisheries, artifacts from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority old Chinatown/Union Station excavation and the Santa Barbara Chinatown archaeological site, photographs of old Chinatown and China City, and three paintings of old Chinatown. Its archive contains extended summaries of the oral history interviews and a number of original documents. Some of the society's holdings are on display at the Chinatown Heritage and Visitors Center (411 Bernard Street).