This collection consists of research materials for a planned book and exhibition entitled, "The Chinese in America." These materials include paper documents, such as correspondence, budgets, photocopied articles and images, and rough drafts; audio-visual materials, such as DVDs, VHS cassette tapes, and CDs; and printed material, such as books and one issue of National Geographic. Most of these materials date from 2004-2007, although there are a few publications from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Series one consists mostly of correspondence between the donor and other members of the project team; financial documents, such as budgets and receipts; grant applications and correspondence with funders; and initial proposals and time schedules. Series two includes initial research in the form of reports, journals, articles, and documentaries. The third series contains correspondence with various institutions regarding their photograph collections and copies of these images, in many cases. The next six series represent the six chapters in the book; within each series, there are a number of research categories that the donor/author devised to shape each chapter. The material associated with these categories consists of images and research articles. The tenth series includes print samples of the book, minus some of the text, and promotional materials for the book and accompanying exhibition. The final series consists of books and one magazine used by the donor in his research. Objects are also searchable via PastPerfect Online System at http://mocanyc.pastperfectonline.com/randomimages.
Majority of material found in 2003-2008
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is unrestricted.
Conditions Governing Use
For reference use only; not for reproduction, distribution, or deposit in another collection. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Director of Collections. If publishing, cite: Allon Schoener Collection, Museum of Chinese in America.
6.5 Linear Feet (7 archival boxes (6 standard and 1 small)) : 6.5 linear feet of paper documents, books, CDs, DVDs, and VHS cassette tapes