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Guide to New Neighbors: Sunset Park's Chinese Community oral histories 1994.007

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Brett Dion and Maria Santiago

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chinatown History Museum
Creator: Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Ruf, Gregory
Creator: Lui, Mary
Creator: Chui, Ka-Kam
Creator: Museum of Chinese in the Americas
Title: New Neighbors: Sunset Park's Chinese Community records
Dates [inclusive]: 1992-1996
Dates [bulk]: 1993-1994
Abstract: Brooklyn Historical Society collaborated with the Chinatown History Museum (now the Museum of Chinese in America) in order to conduct a series of oral histories with residents of the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Cantonese, Mandarin, and English language interviews focused on what was then a new presence of Chinese and Asian immigrants concentrated along Eighth Avenue. Among the topics that are explored in the interviews are tensions between different groups of Chinese immigrants, crime and safety in the neighborhood, Sunset Park's relationship to Manhattan's Chinatown, and how long-term residents of Sunset Park had adjusted to the area's "newcomers."
Quantity: 6.42 Gigabytes in 210 files, total running time: 43 hours, 7 minutes, 27 seconds (series 1); in three record boxes
Language: Materials in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.
Call Phrase: 1994.007
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, 'Voices of Generations: Investigating Brooklyn's Cultural Identity,' funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.