Fonds RBSC-ARC-1628 - Foon Sien Wong fonds

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Foon Sien Wong fonds

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黃寬先, 黃文甫

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RBSC-ARC-1628

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  • 1930-1971 (Creation)
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    Wong, Foon Sien, d. 1971

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4 m of textual records

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Foon Sien Wong was a spokesman for the Chinese Canadian community in Vancouver. In 1945 he advocated the granting of the franchise to Chinese Canadians after they became subject to the World War II military draft. On many occasions, he travelled to Ottawa to pursue the rights of Chinese Canadians, particularly urging the lifting of the strictures on Chinese immigration which often separated members of families from one another. He also served for a time on the Vancouver Consultative Committee on Redevelopment, and throughout his life, fought unflaggingly to end discrimination against, not just Chinese Canadians, but all minority groups.

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The fonds consists primarily of clippings and articles relating to international affairs, Chinese customs preserved in Canada, life in Vancouver's China Town and social and political problems confronted by Chinese Canadians. Further, the fonds also contains many complete copies of the Chinatown newspaper, The Chinese Voice; records related to Foon Sien Wong's Chinatown activities through the Vancouver Unity Association, the Canadian Centennial Planning Committee, and other related groups.

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  • Chinese
  • English

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The material is in both Chinese and English.

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Processed, arranged, and described by Dennis Michailides in October of 2015.

Chinese and English language published books were removed from the fonds and relocated to the UBC Asian Library and UBC Koerner Library, respectively.

Digital PDF finding aid was removed. (02/11/2015)

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