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Guide to the May Chen Papers WAG.301

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Aki Snyder

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 04, 2022
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect updated administrative information Edited by Heather Mulliner to include materials from 2018 accretion  , July 2015 , June 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chen, May Ying
Source - dnr: Chen, May Ying
Title: May Chen Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1970-2017
Abstract: May Chen (1948- ) is a labor organizer who has done outreach and advocacy for immigrant workers since the 1980s. The materials in this collection relate to May Chen's work as a labor organizer and community activist in New York's Chinatown from 1989 to 2015. The collection includes materials related to sweatshop reform such as flyers, petitions and brochures. It also contains newspaper clippings (English and Chinese), conference materials, logistical planning documents for protests, meeting notes, contact lists, photographs, buttons, name tages, totebags, press releases, flyers, posters, and memos produced by the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA). The other component of Chen's collection consists of advocacy work to aid Chinatown's economic recovery after 9/11.
Quantity: 28.06 Linear Feet in 37 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 3 flat boxes, 3 oversized flat boxes, 1 cassette box, and 1 oversize folder.
Quantity: 30.85 Gigabytes on 8 CD-R, 4 CD-RW, 1 commercial DVD, 1 3.5 in floppy disk, and 8 DVD-R
Quantity: 5 videocassettes (vhs)
Quantity: 13 videocassettes (vhs-c)
Quantity: 4 videocassettes (minidv)
Language: Some materials are in Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish.
Call Phrase: WAG.301