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Guide to the Rocky Chin Papers WAG.325

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

Collection processed by Rachel Schimke, Amy C. Vo

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 02, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Record updated by Amy C. Vo to reflect arrangement and description Edited by Amy C. Vo to change legacy description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II  , January 2020 , February 2021

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chin, Rockwell (Rocky)
Source - dnr: Chin, Rockwell (Rocky)
Source - dnr: Chen, May Ying
Title: Rocky Chin Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1968-2016
Dates [bulk]: 1984-2001
Abstract: Rockwell "Rocky" Chin has been active in labor, community, and civil rights struggles in New York City since the early 1980s, particularly through his involvement with various Asian Pacific American (APA) organizations. Spanning between 1966 to 2016, with the bulk of materials from 1984-2001, this collection documents Chin's work as an activist, his involvement in political campaigns, and his teaching. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, newsletters, publications and reports, legal briefs, brochures, event and conference programs, speech and article drafts, flyers, press releases, and newspaper clippings. A large portion of the collection pertains to Chin's service on the New York City Commission on Human Rights and materials related to Asian American movement groups like Basement Workshop, APA labor unions, the Asian American studies movement, demonstrations and rallies organized around redistricting issues, and Asian American involvement in various local and national political campaigns. There are also collected publications, reports, and audiovisual recordings related to Asian American cultural events and labor and community activism.
Quantity: 14.5 Linear Feet in 20 manuscript boxes, 1 record carton, 1 half manuscript box, 1 flat box, 1 oversize flat box, and 5 oversize folders in shared housing
Quantity: 637 Megabytes in 68 computer files.
Quantity: 1 videodiscs (dvd)
Quantity: 1 videocassettes (vhs)
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: The majority of materials are in English and Traditional Chinese. To a lesser extent are materials in Korean, Spanish, Japanese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
Call Phrase: WAG.325