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Guide to the Martin Wong Papers MSS.102

Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Jenny Hillyer. Updated by Joseph Gallucci, 2007. Accretion processed by Colin Wells, 2009.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 10, 2021
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid was updated by Anna Björnsson McCormick to enhance description of Sign Language artworks Finding aid updated by Weatherly Stephan to reflect preservation rehousing of oversize material and reintegration of oversize series. Finding aid updated by Weatherly Stephan to clarify relationship with Miguel Piñero in biographical note  , September 2020 , February 2021 , December 2021

Administrative Information


The Martin Wong Papers were donated by the estate of Martin Wong, overseen by Mrs. Benjamin (Florence) Wong Fie and assisted by Wendy Olsoff and Peter Broda, in December 1999 and January 2000. Most of the materials in the collection were retrieved from Wong's Lower East Side apartment; additional documents were donated by Mrs. Wong Fie from her personal papers.

Access Restrictions

Materials are open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Martin Wong Papers; MSS 102; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

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Separated Material

There is no record of materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Access copies for some materials are available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only. Please contact, 212-998-2596.

Processing Information

Series VIII was added to the collection as an accretion in 2009. Series IX was added to the collection as an accretion in 2013. All other decisions regarding arrangement, description, and physical interventions for this collection prior to 2020 are unknown. In 2020, Anna Björnsson McCormick enhanced description of Sign Language works following conservation treatment. In 2021, Weatherly Stephan updated the container list to reflect rehousing of oversize materials, and reintegrated oversize material into their original series. Files were retitled with the first line of a work or a description of a prominent figure on the first page, or based on user suggestions, and dated where possible.