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1993.045.003 Card Card measures 2 3/4" x 3 1/8" and has rounded corners. It has a clear plastic border around an image of a certificate declaring Wing Luke's Award of Bronze Star Medal. The image appears with black text on a white background. At the top is a star with a ribbon. The following text notes the Award to Technician Forth Grade Wing C. Luke for ground operations in the Pacific Theater of World War II in December 1, 1944 through February 6, 1946. It was presented on November 26, 1951 and is signed by the Major General of the U.S.A. and the Acting Secretary of the Army. The image has a thin black border, a star in each corner, and rounded corners like the card. Plasticized Card
1993.045.004A-B Letter 1993.045.004A is a typed letter on Seattle Public Schools, Administrative and Service Center, Board of Directors letterhead. The letter is dated March 7, 1969, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Luke and Family, and signed, Frank M. Brock, Secretary of the Board of Directors. The letter indicates the Seattle School Board Decision to name a school the "Wing Luke Elementary School." The letter measures 8 1/2"x 11." Accompanying this letter is a copy of the school board minutes taking this action, 1993.045.004B. The typed copy is on a single sheet of paper which measures 8 1/2" x 13 1/8" and has a fold 2 5/8" from the bottom. The minutes indicate the recommendation to name the school. A brief biography of Wing Luke, and the vote to accept the name as recommended. The school is located at 37th South and South Ken Yon Street on Beacon Hill, South Van Asselt. Letter and Enclosed Minutes
1993.060.001 Letters 20 letters written to Ruth Kaasa a teacher in Walville, WA from Mary Fujita, her former pupil A: Note to teacher explaining illness; no date B: 5/25/1925 (no envelope); C: 5/30/1925, envelope; D: 7/3/1925, envelope; E: 9/22/25, envelope; F: 9/30/1925, envelope; G: 11/22/1925, envelope; H: 10/6/1926 (incl. photo of Mary in front of utility pole, car in background) envelope; I: 10/19/1926, envelope; J: 11/9/1926 (no envelope), K: 12/12/1926, envelope; L: 1/24/1927, evelope; M: 3/24/1927, evelope; N: 4/22/1927, evelope; O: 7/23/1927 (encl. postcard photo of Mary and husband, Joe), envelope; P: 9/6/1927, envelope; Q: 10/16/1927, envelope; R: 1/10/1928, envelope; S: 4/15/1928, envelope; T: 1/21/1929, envelope. Mary Fujita's History: Born Mary Tonoyo Sumihiro in 1909 in Hiroshima; came to South Bend, WA shortly after marrying her second cousin, Kango Fujita at 16. Lived with Amer. family while commuting to local elementary school, her husband (Joe) lived with his parents until they returned to Japan and Mary & Joe had a wedding ceremony when she was 19. Son, Gene Masanori Fujita born 1928. Husband raised oysters; seriously hurt. Mary get her beautician's licens Returned to Japan in 1940 because father-in-law died. Continues as beautician. Survives bomb, husband killed. Son returns to U.S. 1948 and Mary returns 1950. See newspaper article in donor file (supplied by Ed Suguro).
1993.064.070 Painting Variety of paintings by Khann Ream. J - Camp of Khmer Rouge Liberation Army K - Two blue hills with figure in red in foreground L - Two hills at sunset with two dark figures in foreground M - Lake scene with figures in foreground and helicopters in the sky N - Shore landscape with figures in foreground O - Portrait of woman with village in backgound P - Night scene with fireworks Q - Hills at night R - Landscape of a small town
1993.067.001 Menu Goldenrod colored cardstock menu with brown printing. The upper part of the menu is a replica of the old Quong Tuck Company letterhead, "Seattle, Wash. ...192...., M...., TO QUONG TUCK COMPANY, DR. (Chinese characters), IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS, DEALERS IN CHINESE GENERAL MERCHANDISE, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, TEA, RICE AND NUT OIL OF ALL KINDS, Phone ELliot 3273, 721 King Street, P.O. Box 174". It then lists restaurant dishes and prices, with some updated in ink.
1993.071.015 Menu Hong Kong Restaurant Anchorage Alaska 2412 Spenard Rd. Hong Kong Restaurant
1993.071.060 Report Three 8.5" x 14" papers Financial report for the Kuo Min Tang Party, the Chinese Nationalist party office in Seattle, listing expenses and income. Financial Report
1993.072.001 Documents Legal Documents and Affidavits A: Legal Envelope, At the top is: "CAUSE No. b 161. Territory of Washington vs. Ah Loy. B: Summons, to John Ray to appear in Coupsville to give evidence in the case of Ah Loy. C: Receipt for Prisoner, for Ah Loy. D: Warrant: To Island County Sherriff, to aresst Ah Loy on the complaint of shooting six quail against the law. E: Affidavit: JJ Straub did witness the shooting. F: Affidavit: swearing that no land laws have been broken. G: Letter, from W.F. Hays, January 31, 1891, H: Letter: In Chinese. I: Letter: In Chinese J: Letter and envelope, in chinese K: Note; In Chinese L: Envelope: Kam Lung Port Townsend. February 16, 1891 M: Envelope: Kam Lung Port Townsend. N: Envelope: in Chinese O: Envelope: return address: House of Congress, 40th. To: C.A. Briggs, Port Townsend P: Business Cards: Kwong On Chng, Stockton, CA. Tai Fung Co. Victoria, BC
1993.072.002 Documents Legal Documents A: Legal Envelope: CAUSE No. B 152, Territory of Washington vs. Wa Tin And Wa Suw B: Verdict: Territory of Washington vs. Wah Shu and Wah Tin, - Assalt & Battery "We the Jury in the above ... cause find the defendants guilty as charged and fine each of the defendants five dollars and cost of suit. Tho Cranny, Forman" C: Jury summons: May 17, 1884, for the sherrif to find six men to serve on the jury. D: Affidavit: From Alanzo Wells, May 17th 1884, stating that Wa Tin and Wa Suet, did "beat, bruise and strike, in an angry and intimidating manner, with a hatchet, the afforesaid Wells without a cause..." Wa Tin and Wa Suw
1993.072.003 Affidavit Legal documents Affidavits A: Envelope, red stamp on upper front: "CAUSE NO. 13163" In the Superior court of the State of Washington for Island County Territiry of Washington vs. Ah Time. B: Prisoner transfer, whtie paper says: Port Townsend W.T. Feb 18th 1886, received of J.C. Power Sheriff of Island Co. W.T. Ah Tune" C: Warrent for the arrest of "Chinamen" for smoking opium at a farm house. February 1886. Served on Ah Chong. D: Subpoena to Harry Crocket & John Ray to appear to give evidence, February 1886. E: Affidavit: "... that on or about the second day of February 1886 in a certain house occupied by Chinamen situated on the farm of Mrs. Ann Highwarden in Island County, one Harry Crockette and John Ray ...did ... discover one or more Chinamen in the act of smoking opium."
1993.079.002 Flyer Flyers A: White paper folded into thirds. Advertisement for the Remidies. They are laxative, antacid, coughsyrup, beef iron & wine tonic, liniment. B: White paper with scandinavian translation of the remedy for constipation and the liniment on the other. Dr. Fahrney & Sons 5 Home Remidies
1993.083 Ration Book Ration Book A: Ration book cover, blue faux leather texture folder, opens right to left. Silver printing on the cover: "Rations for V" and then vertically from the V is: "ictory." A small design is next to the text. Inside are pockets on each side with diagonal cut openings. The folder is stitched at either end. B: Ration book registration, H: 8", W: 10.5", single sheet of white paper folded into quarters. Quarter 1 is the title page: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA War Ration Book One .." Quarter 2 is the "Certificate of Book Holder" and is signed in pencil for "Hing Chinn" by " Chin Ngow" his father. Quarters 3 & 4 are the "Certificate of Registrar" and is filled out in blue ink. At the bottom were 30 ration stamps of which 5 are left. C: Brown paper cover booklet, H: 4.25", W: 5.625", which had 6 pages of blue stamps in it. Entitled: "WAR RATION BOOK TWO" and made out to: "Hing Chinn, 519 1/2 7th Ave. S. Seattle, Wash." D: Brown paper cover booklet, H: 4.25", W: 5.625", which had 6 pages of blue stamps in it. Entitled: "WAR RATION BOOK No. 3" and made out to: "Hing Chinn, 519 1/2 7th Ave. S. Seattle,4, Wash." written at the bottom of the book in ink is "Book 4". E: Brown paper cover booklet, H: 4.25", W: 5.625", which had eight pages of stamps, 4 are intact. Entitled: WAR RATION BOOK FOUR" made out to: "Hing Chinn, 519 1/2 7th S, Seattle."
1993.2 Calender Calender in an unknown language from the Indian sub-continent.
1993.200.001 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview transcript and tape. Gussie Jackson
1993.200.002 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape. Clark Robinett
1993.200.003 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No tape. Hing Chinn
1993.200.004 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No tape. Raymond Chinn
1993.200.005 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No tape. Ruth Jung Chinn
1993.200.006 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No tape. Florence Chinn Eng
1993.200.007 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript Cassette tape and copy. Wai Eng
1993.200.008 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Henry and Kenny Louie
1993.200.009 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Aya and Masako Murakami
1993.200.010 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Alfred Mar Dong
1993.200.011 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Magnio Rudio
1993.200.012 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Vince and Remedios Bacho
1993.200.013 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape James Mar
1993.200.014 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Filipe Vides
1993.200.015 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Max Calos
1993.200.016 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript Moodette Ka'apana Vic Bacho
1993.200.017 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Iku Matsumoto
1993.200.018 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Matsudaira, Mitch
1993.200.019 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript Maeda, Elinor
1993.200.020 Tape, cassette Oral History Interview Transcript Kaz Ishimitsu
1993.200.021 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Theodore Tetsuji Nakamura
1993.200.022 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Yoshi Mamiya and Ayako Shibata
1993.200.023 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Misao Sakamoto
1993.200.024 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Tama Tokuda
1993.200.025 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Paul Tomita
1993.200.026 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Shigeko Uno
1993.200.027 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Duc Tran
1993.200.028 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Wyn Phan
1993.200.029 Oral History Interview Oral History Interview Transcript No Tape Wilma C. Woo
1993.64.12 Print Print of a female figure in brown on pink paper
1993.64.16 Drawing Three color drawings of Cambodian god figures. A and B are identical, though on different size sheets of paper, C is unfinished.
1993.64.17 Poster Poster in black, white, and red of seven women in south Asian clothing. Reads "Happy New Year" in English
1993.64.26 Poster Two posters in French, both featuring paintings. A: landscape of river with ship and birds, B: landscape of shore with two figures on horseback.
1993.64.28 Painting Watercolor of a building surrounded by trees with two figures in the foreground.
1994.003.001 Flier Flier printed in black on white paper for the film, "Chinese Brush Strokes: An Introduction to Chinese Writing." The flier is printed on both sides of a single sheet of paper. The front side has the heading "Martin Moyer Productions Presents/Chinese Brush Strokes: An Introduction to Chinese Writing," a description of the film, noting the involvement of Fay Chong, and four photographs--three of Fay Chong's hands and one of Charles Leong. The back side of the flier diagrams the "12 basic brush strokes" of Chinese calligraphy. The film was produced in Seattle by Martin Moyer Productions. The collaborators were Richard E. Fuller, Fay Chong and Charles Leong. Martin Moyer Productions was located at 900 Federal Ave. E., Seattle, Washington 98102.
1994.003.002 Flier Flier printed in black on white paper for the film, "Chinese Ink and Water Colors." The flier is printed on both sides of a single sheet of paper. The top of the front side has a black and white reproduction of a framed watercolor painting with the words "Martin Moyer Productions Presents" in the upper right corner and "Chinese Ink and Water Colors" in the lower left corner. A description of the film follows. The lower left and lower right corners of the flier each have reproduced photographs of Fay Chong painting on a rocky beach. The back side of the flier has the recording script for the film printed in two columns. The film was produced by Martin Moyer Productions, located at 900 Federal Ave. E., Seattle, Washington 98102.
1994.006.001 Newspaper Two pages folded. Large title in English and Kanji. Japanese language newspaper with some advertisements. Stained and moldy on back. Editorial is against the US sending aid to Britain. Story on baseball and labor organizers in San Francisco. The Tai Shu
1994.007 Card Red paperboard card, single-leaf (L.E. no fold) English and Chinese text printed in gold "Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...Wing Luke...Councilman, City of Seattle." Plain white hand-addressed envelope. Greeting Card
1994.011.001 Poster Gray cardboard printed with black and orange eagle totem. Racist faux license to hunt Japanese. Japanese Hunting License
1994.018 News Article Photograph of City Councilman-elect Wing Luke publicizing a reunion of Roosevelt High School Alumni. Accompanying article describes plans for the reunion. From Seattle Post-Intelligencer, p.31. Donor appears in photo with Wing Luke. Caption states that both were employed at Century 21 at that time. Ceremony to Honor Five Roosevelt Alumni
1994.021.003 Books SMALL PAPER CHILDRENS BOOKS OF RHYMES A. book has Chinese characters on front. back is printed in English. "Kid- dies" is written in bold print, then "book 29, 4cents" below in smaller print, than, "Chung Hwa Book Co. Shanghai". front is yellow with flowered border. two children, one in yellow, one red, are reading books. back is blue with a border of yellow fans. little girl in green lights fire for kettle. All four books the same as "A" except: B. says "book 24". front is green with scale-like circles around border. has girl in red and yellow on mule. back is blue with white goose and red border with little yellow ducks. C. says "book 23". front has naked little boy with wings riding on the back of red rooster. border has geometrical pattern. back has blue background, yellow border and little girl in green and red eating from a bowl with chop- sticks while a little dog watches and drools. D. says "book 18". front has cloudy blue sky with boy in red and white stripes flying an orange airplane over the tops of buildings with the ocean and ships in the background. black border with red "comma" shapes. back has blue background. there are two jockies on horses. plain red border. Books written in rhyme with Chinese characters plus phonetic alphabet.
1994.021.006 Books THREE PAPERBOUND BOOKS OF CROSS STITCH PATTERNS all three have similarly printed covers. the words "Sun Sun Cross Stitch Book" are printed in English in a large rectangle along with the volume number and some boldly printed Chinese characters. the rectangle is a border of leaves. other cover also has a rectangle bordered with leaves. however, this one has a peacock printed in the center with Chinese characters across it's spread feathers. rows of Chinese characters surround the peacock. volume 9 or "A", has a border of light green surrounding a yellow rectangle. It's border has rounder leaves than "B" or "C", and has a circle at each corner. Volume "B" has a rectangle and border which are both orange. border's leaves are rectangular with a sharp tip. Volume "C" has a yellow rectangle with a dark green border with leaves of the same type as "B". inside all three are grids printed in blue with various cross stitch patterns on them. there is one page in each book that has many designs but no grid. there are also a few pages in each book that has cross stitch patterns in color. the books are bound at the top with string.
1994.021.027 Booklet PAPERBOUND BIOGRAPHY OF JESUS CHRIST grey cover with blue Chinese characters printed near top and bottom. in middle is a square printed in blue containing a figure of a man also in blue seated with a wide brimmed hat and a staff leaning against his sholder. his elbows rest on his knees as he leans over a small book he is holding in both hands. the book opens from the right and contains six pages filled with columns of Chinese characters printed in black. there are three columns of characters printed in blue on the inside of the front cover.
1994.021.028 Documents RED BOOKS WITH GOLD PRINTED COVER book bound in stiff paper covered in red paper with a plastic coating. front cover stamped with a gold design. design is tall irises with long leaves creating a border for a vertical row of four Chinese characters. the inside of the book is three pages which are made by folding one long piece of paper. all outward facing sides of the pages are printed with a flowered border around a pink interior. there are three Chinese characters in white centered within the pink. each border surrounds two facing pages and therefore, the pink interior and the white characters stretch across two pages as well. over the top of three of the four pink rectangles are columns of small black Chinese characters. where there is space beside a character, information about birthdate, name, occupation, etc., should be filled in.
1994.021.030 Menu Menu and post card from SS Taiyo Maru January 21, 1925 The top portion of the menu is a color post card of a private Japanese garden. Below the perforation is the menu in black and white. It is for Dinner.
1994.024.009 Article New York times Article by Sterling Fisher jr. From Phoenix protests to remove all Japanese it relates that in fact the Japanese American population in the U.S. had fallen. Still discrimination remained. Status of Japanese in America Changes
1994.026.006 Letter 2 page letter from Warren Chan, Chair of the Wing Luke Rescue Fund Committee of the Chong Wa Benevolent Assoc., thanking Dr. Ko for his donation. page two is an accounting of the fund. Dr. Ko was a practioner of traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture) in Seattle Letter
1994.030.001 Brochure Promotional brochure for the Bush Hotel Bush Hotel
1994.030.002 Brochure Brochure for the International District Housing Alliance Housing Alliance
1994.030.003 Brochure Brochure on neighborhood Revitalization Neighborhood REvitalization
1994.032 Letter Photo copies of 3 one-page letters a. Catholic Alumni Club to St. Peter Claver Center b. St. Peter Claver Center to Catholic Alumni Club (10/11/63) c. St. Peter Claver Center to WIng Luke (10/8/63) According to the letters, Wing Luke had made a speech to the Catholic Alumni Club and asked that his honorarium be donated to "A Catholic Interracial Organization." St. Peter Claver Center was the recipient, and this correspondence ensured. Three letters related to Catholic Alumni Club
1994.034.001 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Address Unknown" Portrayal of part of a barrack in the Japanese American internment camp, showing 2 blocked out windows and a door ajar. The focal point is the laundry hung in the small area in front of one window. The number "61" is shown on the lower side of the painting's right window. Muted greyed green color with the highlight of the unpainted laundry with one reddish section. The painting is finished with a spattering of all colors used. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Address Unknown', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" Originally in a clear plastic frame with a cardboard backing.
1994.034.002 Painting Black Ink and Pencil Drawing of Japanese American Internment Camp, untitled Drawing on soft white paper depicts two people walking in foreground carrying large knapsack loads on their backs. Behind them is a wood frame building and logs. In the background is a fence and watchtower with mountains behind. Birds are flying and the pencil marks depict dust blowing around. The drawing is signed and dated on the lower left front, "Lee Wexler, 1977" Originally the drawing was in an acrylic box frame and cardboard backing.
1994.034.003 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Home 1942" Greenish brown painting on white watercolour paper depicts a corner of an internment camp barrack. On a makeshift wooden table in the right foreground is a pot sitting on a hotplate, to the left is a cup and saucer and white highlighted wood table slats. Above hangs a bare white lightbulb suspended by an electrical cord which hangs down and is connected to the hotplate. The lightbulb casts circles of gray and white light and lights up the framing on the wall in the shape of a cross. At the left a gray colored cross hangs on diagonal wall planking above a white metal bedstead; part of the bed is visible and has two yellowish billows at the head. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Home 1942', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" The painting was loosely inserted into a black plastic frame and plexiglass
1994.034.004 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Guarded" Hazy depiction of a guard tower with a man standing up on the left holding a rifle upright and a large knob shape in the middle behind a railing. Birds are circling in the air. Transparent and glazing with semi-transparent medium on heavy watercolour paper. Olive green to dark brown, indigo and burnt sienna. The tower appears as a silhouette, the glazing adds depth and the all over bird motif gives the impression of a collage. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Guarded', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the front in pencil with his name and date. The painting was originally framed in black plastic frame with acrylic.
1994.034.005 Painting Untitled Black Pastel Painting The drawing depicts the heads of a Japanese American man and woman looking solemnly to the paintings right. The lines are soft and the texture of the white paper gives a muted effect. There are grey speckles over the whole paper which have been created with a water soluble medium. The artist has signed the back in pencil with his name and date "Lee J. Wexler, 1977" Originally in a black plastic frame with acrylic front
1994.034.006 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Citizen" Depicting a lone figure of a man in a hat sitting on a block (perhaps a bag) in the foreground with his head down. He is in the shadow of a guard tower which is silhouetted along with a fence and electrical poles against the sky in the upper third of the painting. The desolateness of the painting is emphasized with the green and burnt sienna ground which dominates the lower two thirds of the painting; the man and the tower are in darker shades of the same colors; he is outlined in what appears to be dark drawing pencil. The sky is in shades of blue, beige with white at the left, on watercolour paper. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Citizen', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower right front with his name and date.
1994.034.007 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Gold Star Mother" Depicts a woman standing on the left holding a folded American flag in her arms. At the right side of the painting are gravestones with numbers in front of a fence, guard tower and an electrical pole with wires. There is a pale orb (sun or moon?) in the sky. The painting is a dark muted greenish brown, white, red and blue flag, grayish blue sky, white moon and white accent on the largest tombstone; the shadow of the tower is olive green, some sienna paint in the graveyard. The whole painting is speckled with paint, the figure and tombstones are outlined in grey on watercolour paper. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Gold Star Mother', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower left front with his name and date. Originally framed in a black plastic frame.
1994.034.008 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "July 4, 1943" Depicts a brown guard tower with a soldier standing behind the railing with his rifle. On the left is a brown electrical pole with wires extending to the guard tower on the right. Flying above on the left is a red, white and blue kite with an American flag motif and red, white and blue tail. Below is a brown wire fence. The sky is accented with blue and grey paint on watercolour paper. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'July 4, 1943', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower right front with his name and date. Originally mounted in a black plastic frame.
1994.034.009 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Tagged and Numbered" Depicts two women in the foreground wearing dark green coats and hats and a man in the background. The standing woman on the right wears a light green and red floral dress, has a belt tied at her waist; the seated woman on the left has a fur collar and has her hands folded in her lap; the man wears blue overalls with a shirt, tie and jacket, wears a beige cap and is smoking a cigarette. All three have white tags tied to their buttonholes. Watercolour paper. The artist has signed the back in pencil with his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower left front with his name and date. The title has been printed in pencil on the back by museum staff. The artist and colour photocopies of his work confirm the title.
1994.034.010 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Gold Star Family" Depicts a man and a woman standing on the left looking towards an open casement window on the right through which can be seen a watchtower and fence. In front of them is a table with a flowering plant in a bowl shape pot and a standing picture of a soldier, presumably their son. On the wall is a gold star banner with a frame and tassels. The painting on heavy watercolour paper is done mostly in dark muted green, burnt sienna and sap green. The interior appears to be dark with the faces of the couple slightly lighter with a pink tone, the flower is white. The scene through the window is lighter, with green grass, brown tower and whitish mottled sky. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Gold Star Family', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower left front with his name and date. Originally attached at the top to black backing paper which has been removed, mounted in a black plastic frame.
1994.034.011 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Ishii" Depicts a man (Mr. Ishii) sitting in a chair in the foreground and a woman in the background sitting behind a bed which she looks down at. In the upper right hand corner is a bare lightbulb screwed into a socket hanging from an electrical wire. The somber man and the chair is painted in somber brownish green, the woman in charcoal grey with a white blouse and the bedspread has some reddish flower motifs on a light green background; the walls are off-white on heavy watercolour paper. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Ishii', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower right front with his name and date.
1994.034.012 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Serving Our Country" Depicts a woman standing holding a banner in her hands. Her dress is greenish brown, pinkish skin, blue framed banner with 3 stars and the words "Serving Our Country" in white; the background is a mottled green on heavy watercolour paper. She represents a "Gold Star Mother" saddened by the death of her son, a soldier fighting for the U.S. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Serving our Country', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower right front with his name and date. There is a 4.75" tear extending from the left side down toward the center. The painting was originally attached at the top back to black paper and framed in black plastic.
1994.034.013 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Pressure Boys" Depicts four Japanese American men of different ages standing to the right, dark green clothing, white background on heavy weight cold pressed watercolour paper. The largest figure on the right has his hand in his pocket, the man next to him holds a pipe, the man in the background has a beard and rosy cheeks, and the man at the left holds his hand up to his chest and has white and light green lines crossing his chest. It represents interned Japanese Americans contemplating being sworn in to the U.S. Army and has a very serious mood. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Pressure Boys', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower right front with his name and date. The painting was originally adhered to black paper at the back top and framed in black plastic.
1994.034.014 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "New Home 1942" Depicts a Japanese American woman with a young toddler (girl) in her arms standing in front of a tar paper wooden barrack which has the letter "A" in white on the door, wild grass and weeds in the foreground. The woman wears a white dress with red flowers, black hair; the little girl has a light colored dress with leggings and socks, the shack is charcoal colour with a tan roof and lathe; the grass is green and white and the sky behind is blue, gray and white, speckled finish. Painted on medium weight watercolour paper with transparent and semi-transparent paint. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'New Home 1942', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower left front with his name and date.
1994.034.015 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled " Mididoka, Idaho" Depicts a scene of a group of people huddled in the center of the painting around a burial site. The lower half is painted dark brown with scattered gravestones and the background is left white (like a snow covered hill) with a dark blue sky. There are two groups of dark coloured figures on either side of a mound of earth, the people on the right are holding umbrellas. The only bright spot in the painting are two floral wreaths in pink and green on either side of the grave. Painted on heavy weight watercolour paper with transparent and semi-transparent paintand finished with speckles. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Mididoka, Idaho', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower left front with his name and date.
1994.034.016 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Santa Anita Race Track" Depicts a woman standing and holding a young boy with another boy with his thumb in his mouth standing nearby, behind a column is an older girl in an apron. They stand at the front of a stable in which laundry is hanging. On the upper beam is the number "12" and the letters "G" and "H". A tap and a bucket on a shelf can be seen at the right of the painting. The colours are mostly sap green and Van Dyke brown with areas of lighter value in the foreground. The woman's sweater is a reddish colour. The painting represents the stables in fairgrounds where Japanese Americans were first billetted before being sent on to more permanent internment camps. Painted on heavy weight watercolour paper with transparent and semi-transparent paintand finished with speckles. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Santa Anita Race Track', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower left front with his name and date.
1994.034.017 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Pressure Boys" Depicts four large and two small figures of Japanese American men. The large figure at the left of the painting wears a light coloured top with green and reddish speckles, a medallion (dog tags?) hangs around his neck; he is supporting the man next to him in dark green with a dark banner crossing his chest which has Japanese characters on it. Another man in dark green in the foreground looks away from the others and has Kanji written on him as well. The figure in the background of this group is also dark. Two smaller figures on the far right of the painting appear to be in conversation and are wearing dark green. The background has been left white as a stark contrast to the figures. Painted with transparent and semi-transparent paint and finished with speckles on heavy Arches' watercolour board. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Pressure Boys', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower left front with his name and date. The back is yellow and has a large green and white label printed with "Arches Water Color Boards..." Originally mounted in a black plastic frame with plexiglass front.
1994.034.018 Painting Untitled Black Pastel Painting Depicts the heads of three young Japanese American men at the left of the painting, the silhouette of a military guard with rifle, and a watchtower with fence to the right of the painting. The drawing is done in black and gray with pencil and oil/wax based crayon on the textured surface of light weight watercolour paper and finished with a spatter of various shades of green, brown and indigo watercolour paints. Many spontaneous fine lines are drawn around the images and silhouettes to give the gradation of value between the unpainted white background and the solid black masses. The artist has signed the front middle in pencil with his name "Lee J. Wexler". Originally the painting was attached to black paper with double sided tape.
1994.034.019 Painting Untitled Charcoal Painting Depicts a woman holding a banner with white background and stars with the work "Serving" at the top. Speckled watercolour in green, blue and brown cover the frontal view of the figure. Possibly a study for 1994.34.12 "Serving Our Country". The artist has signed the back in pencil with his name and telephone number "Lee J. Wexler, 355-2540"
1994.034.020 Painting Watercolour Painting entitled "Why" Depicts four men in hats standing in foreground, internment camp barracks and watchtower at very top in the background and a multitude of flying birds in the middle with abstract coils of barbed wire on either side. Wash of muted green, indigo blue, and sienna on rough textured heavy weight watercolour paper. The internment camp buildings, electrical poles, guard tower with search light and men are drawn with pen and ink. Three standing birds and the flying birds are white and dark grey. The edges of the painting are in lighter values of the broad vertical washes. The artist has signed the back in pencil with the title, his name, and date with a copyright symbol, "'Why?', Lee J. Wexler, 1977 c" and the lower left front with his name and date.
1994.036.001 Newsletter Mimeographed newsletter Published by Japanese American evacuees housed at Camp Harmony, Puyallup, Washington. This was the last edition before the internees were moved to Minidoka, Idaho. Newsletter contains detailed descriptions and line drawings of Camp Harmony Camp Harmony Newsletter, Souvenir Edition
1994.036.002 Newsletter Mimeographed newsletter Published by Japanese American evacuees housed at the North Portland Assembly Center. final edition before evacuees were moved to camps in Wyoming and Idaho. News letter contains farewell messages from assembly center staff, chronology of events, sports and feature articles, editorial staff profiles, poems, cartoons and a crossword puzzle. Evacuazette, Farewell edition Newsletter of the North Portland Assembly Center
1994.037.001 Flyer Three mimeographed pages stapled together. A: In Chinese: The Chinatown Chamber of Commerce in Seattle informs residents to register. the Association emphasizes the importance of voting if the residents want to assert their rights. B: In English: Voters Registration. Chinese Chamber of Commerce authorized to to register voters. C: Memo in English and Chinese to restaurant owners from James Mar on hiring alien employees and on forming a restaurant association. Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
1994.037.002 Letter White letter size mimeographed letter. The letterhead is typed and in English. The body of the letter is in Chinese. One line has been inserted in black ink. There is a light red rectangular seal stamp on the left. Announcement: Wong Woon shun Co. announces that there will be a memorial ceremony for Chinese American soldiers who died in WW II each year on May 30th. Therefore the assocation invites a representative from the Chong Wa Benevolent Association to participate. Chong Wa Benevolent Association
1994.037.003 Letter Three pages A: Mimeographed notice in Chinese. There is a written address in English for the "Wong Ass'n, 212 NW 4th Ave. Portland, Oregon" It is dated June 29, 1960. The document is an announcement from the Wong Association headquarters in San Francisco to the Association in Seattle that a memorial service will be held in Portland July 11 for the former head of the association there. B: Letter on white paper with red ink letterhead and lines. In Chinese and English across the top. "Ten King Society, 329 NW 4th Avenue Portland, Oregon, USA." The street address is crossed out and there is a purple stamp to the left of it: "Wong Family Benevolent Ass'n 333 NW Couch Street, Portland 9, Oregon, USA" The letter is hand written in black Chinese characters and dated June 19, 1963. A letter from assoc in Portland to Seattle asking that they assist a visiting artist form Toisan, Lei-Sheng Wong who was exhibiting his works in Portland and Seattle. C: Letter on white paper with red ink head and vertical lines. In English and Chinese the letterhead is: "Wong Woon Shun Co. 212 NW 4th Avenue, Portland 9, Oregon USA. The letter is in Chinese in black ink. There are two purple stamps on the left. The lower one in Chinese and the upper one in both. "Wong Woon Shun Co." Dated June 25. Receipt for $10.00. Wong Family Benevolent Association
1994.037.004 Letter White paper, mimeographed letter Letter head is in red ink in English and Chinese. "WONG KONG HAR WUN SUN ASSOCIATION 919 G street, Fresno, California, USA" additional writing in blue ink pen. It is a thank you letter from Wong Association in Fresno to Seattle association for $10.00 gift for the funeral of former chairperson Kong Dao Wong. Money was used for flowers, and decorating the car. Dated May 1st, 1960. Wong Har Wun Sun Association
1994.037.005 Letter Three documents A: White paper mimegraphed letter in Chinese. There is a red stamp of Chinese characters in the center and in English: "Wong Family Association 744 No. Broadway Los Angeles 12, Calif." Dated May 24th, 1961. Announcement for memorial service for former Los Angeles chair person Bing-Chiang (Keung) Wong who died may 24, 1961. The service was to be June 3. B: White onion skin paper with black ink letterhead in English and Chinese and black vertical lines. Letterhead reads: "Wong Kong Har Wun Sun ass'n 744 North Broadway Los Angeles, Calif., USA" Dated 1961. It is a letter indicating that Ming Shi (Sai) Wong sent $5.00 to Seattle for oil (?){Balm - donation to a temple] but had not received it yet. He and another man are traveling to Seattle to correct the arrangement. C: Mimeographed Letter In Chinese. There is an association red seal stamp on the left. It is an announcement of a funeral for the former chairperson Tseng Uan Wong . He died April 30, 1963. Funeral was to be May 19, 1963 in the auditorium of the Chinese school. Wong Family Association
1994.037.006 Letter Letter On white paper with red ink letterhead and vertical lines. "Wong Kong Har Wun Sun 131 E. Washington Street, Stockton, California, USA" Letter is written in Chinese in blue ink. Dated October 23, 1964. An official thank you letter from Stockton association acknowledging the $260.00 sent for building renovations. enclosed with 28 receipts. Wong Har Wun Sun
1994.037.007 Letter 56 letters from the Wong Association in San Francisco. A: Dated January 26, 1957. A thank you letter to the Seattle members for buying lottery tickets for beauty pagent contestant Mei Hsia. Tickets to be sent. B: Dated March 3, 1957. Concerning March meeting and fund raising for the Hong Kong branch. C: March 3, 1957. Plan to raise money for the Hong Kong branch during the 6th Annual meeting. D: Dated May 1, 1957. Notice that 6th Annual Meeting will be held September 8, 1957. E: Dated May 15, 1957. Notice that the Annual meeting is changed from September 8 to September 1 so a president from East Coast can participapte. F: Dated June 14, 1957. announcement that chairperson of Portland branch passed away June 12. G: Dated August 23, 1957. Announcement that first vote for presidents will be September 15. H: Dated October 5, 1957. Notice that ballots for association presidents had to be turned in by November 2. I: November 21, 1957. Reelection notice. Ballots must be in December 14. J: December 6, 1957. Addresses disparaging remarks about finances of the association. K: August 7, 1958. The Seattle branch can nominate two candidates for the second vote on September 13. L: September 25, 1958. Ballots have to be sent in by October 18. M: November 19, 1958. For the second vote the ballot papers have to be sent in by December 13, 1958. N: August 14, 1959. for the 1960 election the ballots have to be sent in by October 18. O: September 17, 1959. For the second vote the ballots have to be sent in by October 17, 1959. P: December 22, 1959. A Wong Family association building has been completed in Hong Kong and would open soon. Each branch is asked to donate $100.00 for gift from Wong Family Associations of America. Q: August 1960. Headquarter renovations had been completed and the reunion would be held on 9/18. Each association should place preparatory work in envelopes addressed to "Preparation Department" R: August 1960, The 7th reunion would be held on 9/18 with the completion of the renovations and all participants would need to register by 9/10. S: August 8, 1960, The leadership has suggested a name change and this would be addressed at the reunion. T: August 14, 1960, First round of the election of president for 1961would be held in September. U: August 22, 1960, Each branch should have at least two representatives at the reunion. V: September 1960. Each branch should contribute money to the reunion. W: October 18, 1960, Donors of more than $100.00 to the reunion would receive a "Long Life Tablet." This would incude the name of the donor and his wife and names would need to be turned in before the end of the year. X: November 8, 1960, The second round of the election would be held December 17. Y: May 27, 1961, The former president of the association, Wong Bik Chuen (from Toi San, Dung Hau) passed away on May 27 in Tong Hua hospital. He was 89. The funeral was held June 4, 1961 at 1:00PM. Z: November 24, 1961, Second round candidates are: Wong Gwok Wan and Wong Se Ging for president and Wong Chi Lai and Wong Foon Po for vice president. AA: March 24, 1962, the office of the Wong Association in Portland is being forced to move because the rent is increasing. They asked each branch to donate money to them. The Association headquarters donated $100.00. AB: April 3, 1962. The geneological record of the Wong Family has been published and encourages other members to order their copy. AC: September 19, 1962, Representaives to the 4th convention would arrive (in Seattle ?) on 9/22 and would need transportation from the airport. AD: October 1, 1962, The president of the Boston office passed away on November 1, and flowers shoulkd be sent to the funeral committee. AE: October 19, 1962, Wong Ka was leaving California on October 27th or 28th. AF: October 22, 1962. AG: November 14, 1962, Final voting was held on November 21. The vote from each branch should be sent before December 12. AH: May 2, 1963, Mr. Wong Lui Sun Ka a famous artist in Japan, England, Italy and South East Asia is coming to America to show his work. AI: November 19, 1963. One of the branches is being ofrced to leave their office and to preserve their work are asking for $18,000. AJ: November 20, 1963. Final vote results should be sent in by December 21. AK: May 5, 1966, Headquarters eent the registration number for mr. Lung Saang Gwan and asked the branch to record it. AL: September 9, 1966, Final election to be held December 11, each branch to send election results by December 10. AM: November 6, 1966. Registration recepts to each branch and each should send names to headquarters. AN: february 7, 1967. Minneapolis former president has died, He was 78. Funeral to be held February 20 in Minneapolis. AO: February 13, 1967. AP: February 24, 1967. The former president of the Wong Association Wong Sung Yan passsed away on febraury 21,. He was 91. AQ: March 5, 1967. Mr. Wong Chung Kei, a lawyer in LA is very talented. He is going to compete with others to become a congressman, Headquarters donated $500.00 to his campaign so he could win the election. AR: March 20, 1967, The Associatio donated 50.00 to Mr. Wong Chung Kei's campaign. AS: May 28, 1967, Wong Fa Yiu the former president of the Association, manager of the Hip Sing Assocation in the US, commissioner of Overseas Chinese and councilor of America Kuomingtung passed away on May 28, 1967. His funeral will be in New York. AT: June 24, 1967 AU: September 3, 1967 AV: September 3, 1967, At the 9th reunion the name is changed in Chinese from Wong Kong Ma Wan Shaan Assocation to Wong Family Association. AW: October 11, 1967, Headquarters agrees to help one of the branches in fund raising (Seattle?). AX: october 21, 1967, Wong Gwong Goo, former presidient has passed away. AY: November 1967. Wong Cham Lai thanks association for gifts and gives $30.00. AZ: November 10, 1967. First round of election of Curator was held. Proceeding candidates were: Nogk Fa, Pooi Man, Se Ging and Yue Seung. second round would be December 10. BA: August 12, President of the association is invited to the reunion on November 10. BB: Janaury 20, Freso branch informs other branches of the death of Wong Tsz Hong and have already given $10.00 from each branch to the family. BC: April 21, Boston former president had passed away and had already given $10.00 from each branch to the family. BD: October 2. Two members sent by headquarters to the reunion of Sui Sing associaition and were warmly received. Letters from Wong Association in San Francisco to Seattle Wong Association
1994.037.008 Letter Mimeographed letter Yellow paper letter in Chinese. An invitation letter by the Wong K.H.W.S. to its 6th convention to be held on Nov. 1. Wong Association of Boston
1994.037.009 Letter -Letter on white letterhead paper with black ink Chinese. Letterhead is in red in english and chinese: "WONG HAR WUN SUN ASSOCIATION 2246 WENTWORTH AVE. - CHICAGO 16, ILLINOIS" - A receipt of some sort. Wong Association Chicago
1994.037.010 Letter -Letter on white onionskin paper with black letterhead and blue ink Chinese writing. Letterhead is: "Wong Kong Her Sun Ashen 18 1/2 Glenwood Ave. Minneapolis 3, Minnesota USE." - Thank you letter of a monetary donation Wong Association Minneapolis
1994.037.011 Letter -Letter on white letterhead paper with black ink in Chinese. The letterhead reads: WONG FAMILY BENEVOLENT ASS'N OF USA HEADQUARTER OF THE 8TH CONVENTION 24 BOWERY, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10013, USA" -An invitation letter to the 8th convention to be held on Apr Wong Association New York
1994.037.012 Letter -Letter on white letterhead paper with printed blue hand written Chinese. The letterhead says: "THE HONG KONG WONG CLAN ASSOCIATION 244-246, DES VOEUX ROAD, C 3RD FLOOR, HONG KONG". -A letter to invite all branch asson to turn in articles and update Wong Association Hong Kong
1994.037.013 Letter -White tissue paper letter with black printed Chinese characters. Name on red stamp reads: "Wong F. Doon, PO Box 7, Paochiso, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan". -Thank you letter from Wong, F. Doon to Wong Assn. for its farewell banquets/gifts/trips to the airp Wong, F. Doon
1994.037.014 Receipt -White paper with black outline and printing in Chinese. Spaces filled in with blue ink. - receipt of a 30 dollar donation.
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