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Alice Lee Chun collection

Identifier: 2004.096
This collection consists of paper documents and newspaper clippings related to Alice Lee Chun's work as a public health nurse. In addition, it includes paper documents, photographs, and a large scrapbook from her time as a member of the Ging Hawk Club. Objects are also searchable via PastPerfect Online System at


  • Majority of material found in 1933-1982

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: Alice Lee Chun Collection, Museum of Chinese in America.


2 Linear Feet (2 archival boxes (one small; one large)) : 2 linear feet of paper documents (including newspaper clippings), photographs, and one large object

Biographical / Historical

Alice Lee Chun was a public health nurse employed by the Community Service Society, a private New York agency staffed by social workers and health professionals. She also gave various radio talks on health issues for the Chinese radio station WHOM-FM. In addition, Chun was a member of the Ging Hawk Club, a women's social club based in New York which began in the 1930s as a YWCA-affiliated group.


Arranged into two series alphabetically: [1] Ging Hawk Club material and [2] Public health nurse materials.

Other Finding Aids

Two individuals from other finding aids are mentioned in this collection. A few of the newspaper clippings include Mooie Eng, with whom Alice Lee Chun worked at the Community Service Society. In addition, one of the minutes of the Ging Hawk Club mentions a lecture by Milton Barnett.


This finding aid was created with grant support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Alice Lee Chun Collection
Lauren Stark

Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Chinese in America Repository

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