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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

Container List

Series II. Political Campaigns, 1985-1992, 1999-2001. 1.75 Linear Feet in 2 manuscript boxes.


This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The Political Campaigns series documents Rocky Chin's involvement in various New York City elections, including Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign in 1988, David Dinkin's mayoral campaign in 1989, and Sau Ngar Li and Danny Yip's 1999 run for the District 2 Community School Board Elections. Materials include correspondence, memos, press releases, newspaper clippings, statements, flyers, event programs, invitations, mailers, brochures, speeches, schedules, and meeting notes. In addition to these types of materials, Chin's own run for city council representative is also documented by completed candidate questionnaires and surveys, printed campaign literature, printouts of digital photographs, a campaign banner, and photographic contact sheets. Rocky Chin was a delegate at the 1996 and 2000 Democratic National Conventions, and supported Barack Obama's presidential candidacy in 2008, but the materials he collected from these roles are included in the Activism series, since it does not appear that he had a larger role in the campaigns.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6-7 Asian Americans for David Dinkins
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Kee/Friedlander Race
Box: 2 Folder : 1-4 Asian Americans for Jesse Jackson '88
Box: Shared Tamiment 054 Folder : 11 Campaign Pennants – New Yorkers for Jesse Jackson '88
Box: 2 Folder : 5 School Board Elections News Clippings
Box: 2 Folder : 6-7 District 2 School Board Elections
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Button – Vote Danny Yip and Sau Ngar Li
Box: 3 Folder : 1-3 Chinese Press on City Council Election
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Press Releases and Contacts
Box: 3 Folder : 5-6 Printed Campaign Literature for City Council Run
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Photographs and Contact Sheets
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Press Contacts and Clippings
Box: 4 Folder : 2 City Council Race Press Clips
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Grand Street Station
Box: 4 Folder : 4-5 Completed Candidate Questionnaires
Box: 24 Campaign Banner – Rocky for City Council

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