Bruce E. Hall collection
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.
COL-STOR 2-4 6-5
This finding aid was created with grant support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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