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Bruce E. Hall collection

Identifier: 1999.001
This collection contains research materials used by the donor/author for his book, "Tea that Burns." These materials are all paper documents, mostly photocopies of newspaper articles, from 1850-1998. There are also some magazine articles, photocopies of sections from books, handwritten notes, and correspondence with archives.


  • Majority of material found in 1850-1998

Language of Materials

A few documents are in Chinese.

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: Bruce E. Hall Collection, Museum of Chinese in America.


1 Linear Feet (1 standard archival box) : 1 linear foot of paper documents (mostly photocopies of newspaper articles)

Biographical / Historical

Bruce E. Hall was an author born and raised in New York's Chinatown. He is known for his memoir, "Tea that Burns: A Family Memoir of Chinatown", written in 1998. The book follows the Hall family (whose surname was once transliterated "Hor") from the 19th-century in Hor Lup Chui, a village outside Canton, to late-20th-century America.


Arranged in chronological order.

Physical Location

COL-STOR 2-4 6-5


This finding aid was created with grant support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Processing Information

The folders are labelled according to the subject headings devised by the donor/author; a few names were added to create a more linear chronology. In addition, the order was changed to also maintain a more distinct chronology.
Bruce E. Hall Collection
Lauren Stark

Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Chinese in America Repository

70 Mulberry Street,2nd floor
New York NY 10013 USA