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Mee Heung Chow Main Co. collection

Identifier: 2004.041
The collection mostly contains administrative and business records of Mee Heung Chow Main Co., such as bills, business cards and letterhead, calendars, handwritten menus, insurance documents, monthly receipts, and tax records. In addition, there are a few objects, including a cash register, check register, and original storefront sign and awning. Most of the business records are from the 1960s, but there is an automobile insurance card from 1937. Other proprietors, from the late 1950s-early 1960s, included William W. Chang, Soo Yuen Hor, Young Jow Fong, and Ngew Lee.


  • Majority of material found within 1937-1970

Language of Materials

Some materials in Chinese.

Conditions Governing Access

Some of the material in the first series, business documents, is restricted due to sensitive financial information.

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: Mee Heung Chow Main Co. Collection, Museum of Chinese in America.


16 Linear Feet : 16 linear feet (5 regular boxes, 2 oversized boxes, and one large sign) of paper documents, objects, and accounting books

Biographical / Historical

Mee Heung Chow Main Co. (original spelling) was a noodle factory founded around 1927 at 75 Mott Street in New York’s Chinatown. Before the company's closure in 1992, it was owned by Soo Yuen Hor and Dai W. Moy.


Organized into 3 series, alphabetically: (1) Business documents, (2) Objects, and (3) Personal items

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Salvaged items


This finding aid was created with grant support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Mee Heung Chow Main Co. collection
Lauren Stark
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Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Chinese in America Repository

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