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2003.200.013 Print, Photographic In 1948, this ship brought Kesang Chun on a 15-day journey to America. Chun, in his 20s at the time, paid $300 for his fare. He came to attend the University of Washington.
2003.200.014 Print, Photographic Pictured here are three Korean students at the University of Washington in 1948. From left, Soon-Chul Hong, Young-Bae Kim and Kesang Chun.
2003.200.015 Print, Photographic In 1967, Shiv Batra immigrated to the U.S. as a 22 year old student. After fulfilling his dream of attaining engineering degrees, he settled in Seattle. In 1983, he and a partner established INCA Engineers, Inc., an engineering firm in Bellevue, which now provides services throughout the West Coast.
2003.200.016 Print, Photographic In 1963, Har Krishan Lal Gupta and his wife, Suman Gupta, pay a visit to Washington D.C. to thank legislators who helped sevure a special visa for Mrs. Gupta to enter the U.S. The two married in India, but Mr. Gupta, a Washington state employee, found that quota restrictions prevented his bride from joining him here. The couple is pictured with Senator Warren Magnuson.
2003.200.017 Print, Photographic Many Filipinos obtained their citizenship through military service. Displayed is the Navy uniform of Napoleon Banaag Daligdig, donated by the Daligdig family. Duffel bag donated by Jack Kudo.
1991.003.031 Photograph Black and white photograph of Yantra Object is a fringed Yantra representing Fire Wheels with Sanskrit Prayers in Tibetan characters. It was found inside an image of Kuaw Shih Yin. It is circular with jagged edges all extending in a clock wise direction. There are gaps or holes in the face of the object.
2003.200.018 Print, Photographic Before arriving in America, the Southeast Asian Refugees stayed in resettlemet camps to learn English and prepare for survival in te new land. Pictured are Laotian refugees in Nong Kay camp in Thailand in 1981. From left: Mrs. Korakahn Phoulaiat, Mrs. Sy Singhavara, Mrs. Keo Singhavara, Mrs. Vieng Keo Insixiengmay and Mrs. Nouning Simma.
2003.200.019 Print, Photographic Boonkham Boonthong and his family were the first Kmhmu family in the Seattle in 1978. Here, Boonkham is congratulated by fellow Kmhmu David Keopraseut after recieving his U.S. citizenship in 1988.
2003.200.020 Print, Photographic One million Cambodians were brutally tortured and executed under the fanatical Pol Pot regime. Nam Keo and his wife escaped to a camp in Thailand where they lived for three years. They spent nine monthes in a resettlement camp in the Philippines before coming to Seattle in 1984. From left are Noun Keo, Nem Keo and their parents Roeun Mol and Nam Keo in the Philippine camp in 1980.
2003.200.021 Print, Photographic "Shortly after I had arrived in the U.S., I entered the third grade. I only spoke a dew words of English, such as 'hello' and 'goodbye.' I remember how frightened I was when I first walked into a classroom full of stangers. I couldn't understand what my classmates of teachers were saying. One blonde-haired girl - I had never seen blond kids before - took me by the hand and led me from class to class and to recess. I couldn't understand her, but I thought she was a friend because she smiled at me and seemed very nice. Later, I figured out that her name was Erica. We became the best of friends throughout out elementary school years. Until this day, I still remember how nice and helpful Erica Spence was to me."
2003.200.022 Print, Photographic The 1987 Amerasian Homecoming Act allowed many Amerasian children to come to the U.S. Pictured in front of the Vietnam Veterans Mermorial in Olympia are some clients of Interaction Amerasian Project in Seattle, which provides support for Amerasians. Standing 9from left) are Nguyen X. Hoang, Pham B. Linh and Ngyuen Long. Seated are Vo Kim Phuong and Vo Ha Son.
2003.200.023 Print, Photographic The Chinese Information and Service Center in Seattle offers bilingual activities to supprt Asian youth, most of whom are ethnic Chinese from different parts of Asia. Here, the Center sponsors its 1992 annual Summer picnic for the youth and their families.
2003.200.024 Print, Photographic Chinese workes built the major railroad lines from Kalama to Tacoma, and from Spokane to the western slop of the Cascade Mountains.
2003.200.025 Print, Photographic The early Chinese found the greatest job stability in the salmon canning industry. Henry Lock, whose parents were one of the earliest Chinese families to settle in Olympia, is pictured in a cannery in Kenai, Alaksa in 1936.
2003.200.026 Print, Photographic Every spring, thousands of Filipino cannery workers, who called themselves "Alaskeros," were dispatched by their union to canneries in Alaska. Pictured is Salvador del Fierro (center with hat), a cannery foreman, who stongly advocated for workers in the 1950s.
2003.200.027 Print, Photographic Under the old cannery syste, workers were forced to buy supplies such as clothing and other goods at inflated prices from contractors. Workers often found themselves in debt before the canning season even started.
1991.003.032 Photograph Black and white photograph of Yantra Object is a fringed Yantra representing Fire Wheels with Sanskrit Prayers in Tibetan characters. It was found inside an image of Kuaw Shih Yin. It is circular with jagged edges all extending in a clock wise direction. There are gaps or holes in the face of the object. It is similar to 1991.3.31 but a different yantra. It is the same as 1991.3.32
2003.200.028 Print, Photographic These workers are cutting lettuce on the Tsurusaki farm on teh West Vally Highway in Auburn.
2003.200.029 Print, Photographic Asian farmers, especially the Japanese and Filipino, have sold their produce and goods at Seattle's Pike Place Market since 1912. Pictured in the late 1980s is a stall operated by a Filipino Ameican family, the Primeros, who grew flowers and produce in Auburn.
2003.200.030 Print, Photographic Japanese cleared hundreds of acres of land near the center of what is now downtown Bellevue to grow strawberries and vegetables. Pictured is the Numoto Strawberry Farm in Bellevue in 1925.
2003.200.031 Print, Photographic
2003.200.032 Print, Photographic The Philippine & Eastern Trading Company, a Seattle-based business before World War II.
2003.200.033 Print, Photographic The Quong Tuck Company, an import-export business, was started in Seattle in 1884 by the legenday Chin Gee Hee, who contacted labor for railroads and canneries and returned home to China to build a railroads and canneries and returned home to China to build a railroad in Toisan County. Pictured in front of the business is Mun Poy Woo, a grand nephew of Chin. The business was reopened as a restaurant in 1977 by Dan Woo, Lun Poy's younger brother. The chinese characters in the sign above are Quong Tuck, meaning "Broad Virtue."
2003.200.034 Print, Photographic
2003.200.035 Print, Photographic Chinese established small restaurants throughout the state, serving a unique Chinese American cuisine which catered to the American palate. Pictured is owner Harry Y. Wong (at left) and hjis wife, Mary Hall Wong, and Julian Reyes at WOng's Noodle Parlor, Grand Coulee Dam in 1934.
2003.200.036 Print, Photographic Two years after arriving in Seattle, the Nguyen family opened the Saigon Restaurant in the Pike Place Marke, the first Vietnamese restaurant. Front row, from left: Thien-Huong, Phuong Chi, Hong Phuc, Phuong "Lucy" Pham and My Hanh. Back Row: Tuan, Tau, Hung, and Dzung. This portrait was taken on opening day, May 21, 1977.
2003.200.037 Print, Photographic A student prepares for a job in electronics through the Employment Opportunities Center's refugee job training program.
1991.003.033 Photograph Black and white photograph of Yantra Object is a fringed Yantra representing Fire Wheels with Sanskrit Prayers in Tibetan characters. It was found inside an image of Kuaw Shih Yin. It is circular with jagged edges all extending in a clock wise direction. There are gaps or holes in the face of the object. It is similar to 1991.3.31 but a different yantra. It is the same as 1991.3.32
2003.200.038 Print, Photographic Seutsay Sasouvanh, a Laotian immigrant who arrived in 1980, started an auto body shop in Seattle. From left, Seutsay Sasouvanh, Som Sasouvanh, Khamsene Keophilavanh, Khambay Phanthourath and Noumay Saysuwan.
2003.200.039 Print, Photographic Natioanlly recognized artist, cartoonist and playwright Lynda Barry. Through her images and writings, she reflects on growing up in Seattle and her Filipino heritage.
2003.200.040 Print, Photographic Kathy and Nghia Nguyen are the owners of The Duc Deli which opened in Seattle in 1992. By profession, Kathy is a nurse and Nghia is an engineer.
2003.200.041 Print, Photographic the Phnom Penh Noodle Soup House opened in Seattle's International District in 1987. From left, Kim Eam Oung, Sam K. Ung and Somaly Mao.
2003.200.042 Print, Photographic Professor Val Laigo, prominent Northwest Filipino AMerican artist, in front of hiw triptych, "East is West", at the Jose Rizal Park in Seattle.
2003.200.043 Print, Photographic Laihong Tran is a Seatlte-based artist who creates hand-painted silk designs inspired by her memories of flowers and natural scenery in Vietnam.
2003.200.044 Print, Photographic Chung Nguyen stands in front of his family-owned business in Tacoma which sells used cars. C & H Motors, Inc. has been in operation since 1989.
2003.200.045 Print, Photographic Fou Ta Saephan plants seeds for the next crop at the Indochinese Farm Project, which helps Hmong and Mien refugees become self-sufficient farmers.
2003.200.046 Print, Photographic Amy arao Kelley, a Seattle native, works as a machinist at a Boeing Company plant that is 99 percent male. She is pictured in 1983.
2003.200.047 Print, Photographic Vimla Katara, an immigrant from India, established the Madison Physiucal Therapy Clinic in Seattle in 1984.
1991.003.034 Photograph & envelope Black and white photograph and envelope. A: Photograph, H: 3.5", W: 3.25", of numbered objects. These are a bag of offerings consisting of grains, seeds, bits of coral and metal filings. B: A yellowing paper envelope, H: 6.5", W: 3.625", on which is typed in red ink notations of a dynastic classification in the Ming Dynasty and notes concerning a buddha possibly the one pictured in 1991.3.34 - 46.
2003.200.048 Print, Photographic The Reverend Jean Kim is a passionate advocate for world peace, human and women's rights and care for the mentally ill.
2003.200.049 Print, Photographic Frank Kanekoa, a Hawaiian, was elected sheriff of Clark County in 1979 and served three terms of office, retiring in 1991.
2003.200.050 Print, Photographic Augustina Keo, A Seattle longshoreman, came here in 1964 with 13 other Asians from Hawaii.
2003.200.051 Print, Photographic Dr. Chang-mook Sohn, a Korean immigrant who arrived in the 1970s, is executive director of the State Economic Forecast Council.
2003.200.052 Print, Photographic A blend of old and new cultures can be seen in 10-year-old Kepuli Moimoi's Western shirt and Tongan tupenu or cloth wrap.
2003.200.053 Print, Photographic My friend Connie was trying to build a sand castle. She like to play with sand. We were at Seahurst for a school field trip.
2003.200.054 Print, Photographic Korean Community Counseling Center members and supporters celebrate the fourth anniversary of the organization, formed in 1983 to provide bilingual services to the Korean immigrants of Washington.
2003.200.055 Print, Photographic The Korean American Church provides an informal support system which helps immigrants sustain themselves during times of isolation and hardship. Pictured is Seattle First Korean Church during 1991 Chritmas celebration.
2003.200.056 Print, Photographic This is Bunheat Khung, my brother. He brags about his muscles but forgot about his eyes. Thank you for the free camera and rolls of film.
2003.200.057 Print, Photographic Pictured are members of the Filipino Club at Franklin High School on Seattle, 1926.
1982.006.014 Photograph Group of Chinese sitting on ground with baskets, jars and carrying pole. Low stone wall in background. Written on back: "Waiting for rice during famine in 1919 (?)"
1991.003.035 Photograph Black and white photograph of objects from Buddhist statue The objects are spread out and consist of colored threads and strips of cloth representing the sensual qualities; a wood splinter, bronze medallion and emblem chain.
2003.200.058 Print, Photographic Pictured at center is BEtty Nahoopi, Community Education Director in Monroe, honored in 1980 as an outstanding educator by the Washington State Community Education Assocaition. At left is former Governor Dizy Lee Ray, and at right is State Senator Dianne Woody.
2003.200.059 Print, Photographic Before World War II, many Asians attended Broadway High School in Seattle. PIctured is a page from the 1941 school yearbook of Lee Hong Chew, a graduate of the school who was killed in combat in Italy.
2003.200.060 Print, Photographic Left to right, Nhan T. Lam and Huong T. Truong are students in an English as a Second Language class at Seattle Central Community College, 1993.
2003.200.061 Print, Photographic Samoan cricket matches, help nearly every weekedn in Seattle, are community events, complete with singin and cheering. Pictured are memebrs of the Mauia family.
2003.200.062 Print, Photographic Frank Talga, one of the first Samoans in this state, enlisted in the U.S. Army so he could come to America and provide a better future for his family. A reowned boxer, he fought professioanlly from 1960 to 1966.
2003.200.063 Print, Photographic Under the leadership of Gener Boyd, the Collins Field House served as the site of many athletic competitions for young boys in Seattle. These Japanese American youths played in the basketball leagues, circa 1938.
2003.200.064 Print, Photographic Mrs. Lily Chin Gum coached this Chinese girls' basketball team in Seattle in 1938.
2003.200.065 Print, Photographic Recent immigrants have continued the tradition of forming their own sports teams and leagues. Pictured is a Hmong soccer team in Sokane in 1985.
2003.200.066 Print, Photographic Pictured are members of the Philippine War brides Association in Seattle, organized in 1949. Top row, from left: Matilda Eslava, Coring Zapata, Emma Lawsin, Naty Reese, Naty Ruby, Bianing Pimental, Carmen Obien, Charing Mendoza Caneda and Ying Angeles. Front row: Fannie Sumaoang, Pesing Potter, Julie Nonog, Nora Espanol and Connie Mejia.
2003.200.067 Print, Photographic The Kmhmu, a Laotian hill tribe, are said to be the indigenous people of Laos. The Kmhmu community in Seattle usher in the New Year with the custom of sharing rice wine. From left, Keo Phommavong, Lot Sengdara, Noykham Anonthisen and Priekert Bookkert.
1991.003.036 Photograph A Black and white photograph showing a frontal view of an image of the Bodhisattva Kuan shih Yin mounted on a pedestal in the formof a lotus leaf. A large crack runs down the right knee of the statue.
2003.200.070 Print, Photographic The Korean American church provides an informal support system which helps immigrants sustain themselves during times of isolation and hardship. Pictured is the Seattle First Korean Church during its 1991 Christmas celebration.
2003.200.071 Print, Photographic Fr. Manula Ocana, the first Filipino Catholic priest to serve in the Seattle community, is shown baptizing infant Alejandro Llanto Jr. at the Immaculate Conception Church parish.
2003.200.072 Print, Photographic The Oung Hieam family, which immigrated ot the U.S. in 1975, is pictured here in front of Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia in 1968. These ancient temples have great religious and cultural significant for Cambodians throughout the world. Pictured form left are : Vad, Vathara, Sphea, and Sokha.
2003.200.073 Print, Photographic Rev. Folasa Titialii, minister of the Samoan Congregational Church in Seattle, pictured with Ave, his wife. He helped establish the church in 1957. The church no has other branches in Seattle and Tacoma. The Congregational Church has the largest following in the Samoan community.
2003.200.074 Print, Photographic
2003.200.075 Print, Photographic Pictured in 1957 are two monks of the Rmakrishna Order of India who came to the U.S. and founded the Vedanta centers in the Northwest. At left is Swami Aseshanda, leader of the Vedanta Swami Society of Portland, and at right is Swami Vivdishanada, who came to Seattle in 1938 and founded teh Vedanta Society here.
2003.200.076 Print, Photographic Racist stereotypes have been perpetuated by white actors and actresses who donned "yellow face" to portray Asian characters.
2003.200.077 Print, Photographic In 1933, Filipinos organized a Seattle-based cannery union to fight for improved wages and work condition. The union, Local 37 of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, ousted the labor contractors. Pictured are union members awaiting dispatch to the Wards's Cove cannery in Alaska.
2003.200.078 Print, Photographic
2003.200.079 Print, Photographic From 1898 to 1934, Filipinos came here as U.S. "nationals." Then the Philippines moved toward independence and Congress passed exclusionary laws, which changed the status of Filipinos to "aliens". In 1941, Pio DeCano, a Filipino immigrant, won his challenge to a law which prevented Filipinos, as "aliens," from owning land.
1991.003.037 Photograph A Black and white photograph showing a side view of an image of the Bodhisattva Kuan shih Yin mounted on a pedestal in the formof a lotus leaf. A large crack runs down the right knee of the statue.
2003.200.107 Print, Photographic Welcome Dai-Nippon Tokyo Baseball team.
2003.200.108 Print, Photographic Filipino American softball team, 1946-47. Bob Santos photo
2003.200.109 Print, Photographic Filipino American basketball team. They played in the Seattle all Asian Buddhist League, formed after Japanese Americans returned home from WWII internment camps. Top row from Left: George Lagasca, Joe Goudia, Fred Cordova, Salvador del Fierro Jr., Jim Beltran, Bob Murray and Domingo San Gabriel. Front Row: Bill Mamon, Al Mendoza, Buddy Reyes, Bernie Cantil, and Bob Santos. Wally Almanzor photo
2003.200.80 Print, Photographic During World War II, Filipinos fought alongside U.S. soldiers to liberate the Philippines from Japanese occupation.. Some of these veterans later immigrated to the U.S., but were denied citizenship. In 1985, Major General Garnet Reynolds presented a Bronze Star to Eddie Espanol, one of 33 Filipino soliders who belatedly recieved medals in Seattle for their service.
2003.300.001 Transparency, Slide Ground breaking reception of the Wing Luke Memorial Museum 414 8th Ave S.
2003.300.002 Transparency, Slide Warren Chan Preparing to speak at the ground breaking for the Wing Luke Memorial Museum at the original site at 414 8th Ave South.
2003.300.003 Transparency, Slide Warren Chan, Bettie Luke Kan, and others at the ground breaking ceremony at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum 414 8th Ave South.
2003.300.004 Transparency, Slide Warren Chan, Bettie Luke Kan and others at the ground breaking of the Wing Luke Memorial Museum 414 8th Ave South.
2003.300.005 Transparency, Slide Artifacts on display at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum.
2003.300.006 Transparency, Slide Exhibition on Wing Luke at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum
1991.003.038 Photograph A Black and white photograph showing a rear view of an image of the Bodhisattva Kuan shih Yin mounted on a pedestal in the formof a lotus leaf. A large crack runs down the right knee of the statue. There is a rectangular hole in the back of the statue.
2003.300.007 Transparency, Slide Artifacts on display at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum
2003.300.008 Transparency, Slide Exhibit on Wing Luke on display at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum
2003.300.009 Transparency, Slide Two women with artifacts on display at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum
2003.300.010 Transparency, Slide Exhibit on Wing Luke on display at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum
2003.300.011 Transparency, Slide Exhibit on Wing Luke on display at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum
2003.300.012 Transparency, Slide Two women highlight artifacts on display at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum
2003.300.013 Transparency, Slide Wing Luke exhibit on display at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum
2003.300.014 Transparency, Slide Chinese dragon on display at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum
2003.300.015 Transparency, Slide Chinese dragon close-up on display at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum
2003.300.016 Transparency, Slide Chinese dragon dance in front of the Wing Luke Memorial Museum performed by the Chinese Girls Drill Team.
1991.003.039 Photograph A mounted and matted enlarged copy of the black and white photograph shown in 1991.3.36 of the bodhisattva Kwan Shih Yin. The photo is mounted on a cardboard backing with a framing mat of green cardboard. The edges of the backing are fastened with grey fabric tape.
2003.300.017 Transparency, Slide Chinese dragon dance in front of the Wing Luke Memorial Museum performed by the Chinese Girls Drill Team.
2003.300.018 Transparency, Slide Chinese dragon dance in front of the Wing Luke Memorial Museum performed by the Chinese Girls Drill Team.
2003.300.019 Transparency, Slide Calligraphy at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum. "Wing Luke Memorial Museum "
2003.300.020 Transparency, Slide Calligraphy at the Wing Luke Memorial Museum. The writing says: Luke Wing Chong (Lu Rongchong) Jini Bowuguan Wing Luke Memorial Museum.
2003.300.021 Transparency, Slide Ron Chew, Executive Director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum with Co-Board Presidents Helen Kay and Gloria Wakayama with Hilary Clinton receiving the IMS National Award for museum service in 1995.
2003.300.025 Print, Photographic 7 - Black and white photographs of Yamanouchi Kan at the Wing Luke Memorial Mueum during his demonstration February 20, 1976.
2004.008.001 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea.
2004.008.002 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea.
2004.008.003 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.004 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
1991.003.040 Photograph A mounted and matted enlarged copy of the black and white photograph shown in 1991.3.37 of the bodhisattva Kwan Shih Yin. The photo is mounted on a cardboard backing with a framing mat of green cardboard. The edges of the backing are fastened with grey fabric tape.
2004.008.005 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.006 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.007 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.008 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.009 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.010 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.011 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.012 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.013 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.014 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
1991.003.041 Photograph A mounted and matted enlarged copy of the black and white photograph shown in 1991.3.34 of some of the objects found in a statue of the bodhisattva Kwan Shih Yin. These include a small bag of offerings consisting of grains, seeds, bits of coral and metal filings.The photo is mounted on a cardboard backing with a framing mat of green cardboard. The edges of the backing are fastened with grey fabric tape.
2004.008.015 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.016 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
2004.008.017 Print, photographic 8 x 10 photograph of Vietnamese refugees on a boat in the South China Sea Rescue by the USS Whipple
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