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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, 2020
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Record updated by Amy C. Vo to reflect arrangement and description  , January 2020

Container List

Series I. Activism, 1968-2016. 9.75 Linear Feet in 17 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box, and 5 oversize folders in shared housing.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The Activism series consists of materials documenting Rocky Chin's organizing and professional work with the New York City Commission on Human Rights, as well as the cultural events, strikes, and demonstrations in which he was involved. Materials include newsletters, correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, conference programs, brochures, booklets, flyers, speeches, T-shirts, posters, demonstration signs, optical discs, and a VHS tape. Of note are the materials documenting the organization and implementation of the first New York City Hall conference roundtable in 1992 addressing the concerns of the city's Asian Pacific American communities. These documents include press releases, memos, correspondence, reports, schedules, invitations, speeches, summaries and lists of attendees and issues.

A large portion of the Activism series consists of research files which informs Rocky Chin's work in his various organizational roles, his work at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, his interests as a professor, and while campaigning. Some of these materials highlight various issues such as employment discrimination, Japanese American internment and reparations, language rights, redistricting and rezoning initiatives, the Asian American studies movement, city projects (e.g. Chung Park Project, Foley Square Courthouse Project), the Vincent Chin case, negative media depictions of Asian Americans, among many other subjects. These research files include materials such as periodicals, publications, reports, legal briefs, newspaper clippings, and event and conference programs.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1-3 Asian American Movement
1968-1988
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Health Care in Chinatown
1968, 1971
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Chinatown Housing Committee Study
1969
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Asians in America Bibliography
1970
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Asian Movement – Asian News Service
1970-1971
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Basement Workshop
1970-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Newsletters and Promotional Material
1970-1978, 1984
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Publications
circa 1970s
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Reports and Newsletters
1970-1989
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Chinatown Street Fair
1971-1973
Box: 7 Folder : 1 The Philippines
1971-1973, 1980
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Harry Wong
circa 1972
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Asian Americans for Action Newsletter
1972-1975
Box: 7 Folder : 4 New York Asian Coalition
1972-1973
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Canada - Summer Youth Conference Program
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 6 United Asian Communities Center – Bulletin Activities
1973-1976
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Newsletters and Promotional Material
1973-1977, 1990
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Asian Americans for Equal Opportunity Newsletters
1973-1975, 1986-1988
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Periodicals and Event Programs
1973-1988
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Publications
1973-1988
Box: 8 Folder : 3-4 Asian American Student Association Periodicals
1974-1978, 1980-1988
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Event Ephemera
1975-1981
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Mao Memorial Speech
1976 September
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Asian American Student Organizations
1976-1988, 1995
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Asian American History Television Series Proposal
1977
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Young/Chin v. U.S.A.
1978
Box: 9 Folder : 4 APA Heritage Festival Programs
1979-1981
Box: 9 Folder : 5-6 Asian American Student Associations
1979-1989
Box: 23 T-Shirt – V. Chin (6-19-82)
circa 1980s
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Asian Americans and Politics
1980-1992, 2000
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Unity
1980
Box: 10 Folder : 1 NCRR (National Coalition Reparations Redress)
1980-1986
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Asian American Student Association Periodicals
1980-1988, 1995
Box: 10 Folder : 3-4 C.A.N. Charlie Chan
1980-1981
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Racism in Film
1981
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Asians in Media
1981, 1993
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Reports and Periodicals
1982-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 2 The Philippines
1982-1990, 1999
Box: 11 Folder : 3-4 Publications – Japanese Americans
1983-1997
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Racist Violence
1983-1984
Box: 11 Folder : 6 News Clippings – Vincent Chin
1983-1984, 1992
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Democratic Party – Asian Caucus
1984
Box: 12 Folder : 2 AALC (Asian American Law Center)
1984-1985
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Chinese Women of America Calendar
1985
Box: 12 Folder : 3 AALC Walk-in Legal Clinic in Chinatown
1985
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Year of the Dragon
1985
Box: 12 Folder : 5 LDC (Chung Park Local Development Corporation) Correspondence and Mailing List
1985-1986
Box: 12 Folder : 6-7 CPA (Chinese Progressive Association)
1995-1997
Box: 12 Folder : 8 South Africa
1986
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Asians in New York City
1986-1991
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Dorothy Chin Brandt
1987
Box: 23 T-Shirt – National Rainbow Coalition's 1st Annual Biennial Convention
1987
Box: 12 Folder : 11 CAAAV (Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence)
1987-1994
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Anti-Asian Bias Complaints, CAAAV, etc.
1987-1993
Box: 13 Folder : 2 The Economic Status of Americans of Asian Descent: An Exploratory Investigation
1988
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Speaking Out: Asian American Periodicals
1988
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Asian American Bar Association (National and Local Correspondence)
1988-1989
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Transcript of Round Table Conference on Asian Civil Rights Issues for the 1990s
1989
Box: 13 Folder : 6 AABANY (Asian American Bar Association of New York) - Rocky Chin
1989-1993
Box: 13 Folder : 7 AABANY - Minutes of Committee Meetings
1989-1990
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Periodicals – Typhoon,  A. Magazine, and  Echoes
1990s
Box: 23 T-Shirt – UNITY
circa 1990s
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Language Rights Coalition
1990
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Mineta Statement on Language Rights
1990
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Theater Hearings
1990
Box: 14 Folder : 2 New York City Districting Commission
1990-1991
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Reports and Publications
1990-1994, 2005
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Hiring Audit
1990-1992
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Federal Courthouse (Foley Square)
1991
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Redistricting Proposal Booklet
1991
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Cornell Symposium on Asian American Studies
1991
Box: 14 Folder : 8 AABANY Asian Crime Victims Project
1991-1993, 1998
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Foley Square
1991-1992
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Asian American Roundtable Logistics
1991-1992
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Roundtable Responses
1992
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Lunar New Year Event Program
1992
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Asian Roundtable: City Agencies/Guidelines
1992
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Political Empowerment
1992
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Roundtable Lists
1992
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Packet from July 20, 1992 Inter-Agency Meeting
1992 July 20
Box: 15 Folder : 8 March on D.C. Save Our Cities, Save Our Children
1992
Box: 15 Folder : 9 APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance) Founding Convention
1992
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Publications
1992, 1996
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Columbia Human Rights Law Review
1993
Box: 16 Folder : 3 AABANY Foundation
1993-1997
Box: 16 Folder : 4 NAPABA (National Asian Pacific Bar Association)
1993-1995
Box: 16 Folder : 5 NAPABA Civil Rights Committee
1994-1999
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Exhibition Catalog – DMZ XING
1994
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Labor
1994
Box: 16 Folder : 7 NAPALC (National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium) - Audit of Anti Asian Violence
1994-1998
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Delegate Materials, 1996 Democratic National Convention
1996
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Publications and Reports
1996-1998
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Asian Crime Victims Project
1996-1998
Box: Shared Tamiment 056 Audiovisual Material – Reminiscences: A Collection of Movies by Tom Tam, 1969-1978
1997
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Exhibition Ephemera
1997-2003
Box: 17 Folder : 4 ECASU (East Coast Asian Student Union Conference)
1997
Box: 17 Folder : 5 National Review Magazine Cover Controversy
1997
Box: 17 Folder : 6 National Review Magazine Cover Controversy
1997
Box: 17 Folder : 7 ECASU Conferences
1997-1998
Box: 18 Folder : 1 ECASU Program Committee
1997-1998
Box: 18 Folder : 2 NAPABA Civil Rights Committee Resource Handbook
1998
Box: 18 Folder : 3 NAPALSA (National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association) Annual Conference Program
1998
Box: 18 Folder : 4 NAPABA and AABANY Event Programs
1998-2002
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Asian Pacific Islander American Caucus, 2000 Democratic Race
1999-2000
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Asian Pacific American Access to Justice Summit
1999
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Delta Reunion Memory Book
1999
Box: 23 T-Shirt – Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans, Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival
2000-2009
Box: 23 T-Shirt – Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride
circa 2000s
Box: 23 T-Shirt – APALA 10th Biennial Convention
circa 2000s
Box: 23 T-Shirt – APALA, Making Waves
circa 2000s
Box: 23 T-Shirt – Asian American Arts Alliance
circa 2000s
Box: 23 Banner – "We the People Say No to the Bush Agenda"
circa 2000s
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
2000
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Publications and Reports
2000-2004
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Asian American Studies Events
2003
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride
2003
Box: 23 T-Shirt – Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride
2003
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Chinese Historical Society of American Publications
2003-2006
Box: Shared Tamiment 054 Folder : 9 Newspapers – Sing Tao Daily and the  China Press
2003
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Museum of Chinese in America Program
circa 2004
Box: 19 Folder : 5 David Wong
2004
Box: Electronic Records E-records : TW_WAG_325_ER_1 New York State Board of Elections vs. Lopez Torres

New York State Board of Elections vs. Lopez Torres: 2004-2007   https://aeon.library.nyu.edu/Logon?Action=10&Form=31&Value=http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/ead/tamwag/wag_325.xml&view=xml

2004-2007
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Publications
2004-2006
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Labor and Voting
2004-2007
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Signs – APALA and Local 23-25
circa 2005
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Democratic Mayoral Candidates Debate and CCBA (Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association)
2005
Box: 20 Folder : 1 City Council District Profiles
circa 2006, 2011
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Museum of Chinese in America
2006-2007
Box: 23 T-Shirt – Soundfest: Asian Americans in Music
2007
Box: 20 Folder : 3 New York Immigration Coalition Fundraising Committee Meeting, September 20, 2007
2007-2008
Box: 20 Folder : 4 The New York Immigration Coalition Board of Directors
2007-2008
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Reports and Publications
2007-2012
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Korean Peninsula Peace Forum
2008
Box: Electronic Records E-records : TW_WAG_325_ER_2 Audiovisual Material – 7th AAARI Annual Banquet

Audiovisual Material – 7th AAARI Annual Banquet: 2008-10-30-   https://aeon.library.nyu.edu/Logon?Action=10&Form=31&Value=http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/ead/tamwag/wag_325.xml&view=xml

2008-10-30
Flat-File-Folder: 8 Right Campaign Poster – Daniel Squadron for New York State Senate
2008
Box: 20 Folder : 7 YKASEC (Young Korean American Service and Education Center) 24th Anniversary Gala Program
2008
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Asian American/Asian Research Institute Publications
2008-2013
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Obama '08
2008
Box: Shared Tamiment 054 Folder : 10 Campaign Signs – Asian Americans Pacific Islanders for Obama
2008
Box: 23 T-Shirt - APALA 10th Biennial Convention
2009
Box: Shared Tamiment 057 Folder : 8 Campaign Poster – S.J. Jung for City Council
2009
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Sign – Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial
2011
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Reports and Publications
2011-2016
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Sign – Fandang Obon
circa 2013-2016
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Publications and Reports
2013-2014
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Publications and Reports
2015-2016

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