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Guide to the Asian Garment Workers in New York City Oral History Collection OH 018

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Unattributed Tamiment staff and David A. Olson

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 01, 2018
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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Bichiluyen Nguyen or Winifred C. Chin are maintained by New York University. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from repository. Please contact

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Asian Garment Workers in New York City Oral History Collection; OH 018; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Archival Materials

The audio for the interviews with Jay Mazur, Edgar Romney, and May Chen can be found in the collection New Yorkers at Work (OH 001).

May Chen Papers (WAG 301)

Tung Pok Chin and Wing Fong Chin Papers and Photographs (TAM 235)

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access to audiovisual materials in this collection is available through digitized access copies. Researchers may view an item's original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection's finding aid and can be requested in our reading room. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bichiluyen Nguyen donated the interviews with Paul Bui, Shui Mak Ka, Connie Ling, Katie Quan, and Kieu Tran in 1989. "The Asian-American Labor Movement: An Oral History of the Organization of the Chinatown Garment Shops" and the Muzaffar Chishti interview were deposited with Tamiment by Winifred Chin and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute in 2004. The accession numbers associated with this collection are 1950.056 and 2014.005.

Processing Information

Collection rehoused and labeled sometime after 1989. Entire collection digitized in 2013-2014, and a full finding aid was written at this time. Additional material from the Chin donation was located in 2014 and the finding aid updated accordingly.