This website offers a topical approach to the material presented in the Chinese in California digital archive. The resources represented are from The Bancroft Library and The Ethnic Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley; and The California Historical Library, San Francisco. Selections range in format, with books, pamphlets, prints, photographs, manuscripts, sheet music, etc. illustrating aspects of the story. Much of the history of the Chinese in California is embedded in resources that discuss California in a broader context, and thus a topical approach serves as the best way of gathering together the diverse materials presented here.

The Chinese in California digital archive was developed in 1998-1999 as part of the Library of Congress' American Memory website, an online resource compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program. The Library of Congress American Memory website was retired in 2015 and is no longer available online.

Chinese and Westward Expansion
San Francisco Chinatown
Chinese Communities outside San Francisco
Agriculture, Fishing and Related Industries
Anti-Chinese Movement and Exclusion
Sentiments Concerning the Chinese
Oroville Chinese Temple
Finding Aid
About the Project

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