Series - Personal documents and ephemera

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Personal documents and ephemera

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  • [19-?] - [before 2023], predominantly 1960 - [before 2023] (Creation)

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(August 14, 1938 - September 2, 2023)

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Series consists primarily of correspondence with and photographs of family and friends. Records also include school and sporting records from Wong’s childhood; journals; research on Wong’s family tree, including copies of immigration records for his parents; and business and personal records of Wong’s father Wong Mow. Records also include materials sent to Wong by other creatives, such as his childhood friend author Wayson Choy, author Julie Lawson, artist Raymond Chow and filmmaker Wesley Lowe.

Records included correspondence, report cards, certificates, magazine articles, journals, diaries, newspaper clippings, a chapbook, books, postcards, telegrams, photographs, pins, cufflinks, CDs, a clothing pattern, a shadow box, and a medal.

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598 photographs: 372: b&w, 226: col
51 negative strips
47 cm of textual records
17 slides
4 CDs
2 contact sheets
2 pins
1 pair of cufflinks
1 shadowbox
1 pair of shoelaces
1 medal

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