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Guide to the Yoland Skeete Research Files on Newark Chinatown TAM.614

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Skeete, Yoland
Title: Yoland Skeete Research Files on Newark Chinatown
Dates [inclusive]: 1870s-2010
Abstract: Newark's Chinatown was an ethnic enclave of Chinese immigrants that centered along Market Street in Newark, New Jersey between the 1870s and the 1940s. At its peak in 1922, the area had nearly 3000 residents, but by the 1950s many Chinese businesses and families had left the city and relocated to the suburbs. This collection contains the research files of Yoland Skeete who compiled a wide range of materials as part of the Newark Chinatown History project presented by the Sumei Multidisciplinary Art Center. Skeete's files include Chinese immigrant files, photographs, audio and video tapes, oral histories, T-shirts, newspaper articles on the New Jersey Chinese community, primary and secondary sources related to Newark Chinatown history, and marketing materials. It also contains manuscripts and correspondence related to Skeete's research.
Quantity: 12.0 linear feet in 9 record cartons, 2 small flat boxes, 2 wrapped flat packages
Location note: Materials in this collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required for their use. Please contact at least two business days prior to visiting the library.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English. A small number of materials are in Chinese.
Call Phrase: TAM.614