Danny Yung Papers (TAM 817)

Photo of Danny Yung. Danny Yung (b.1943-) is an artist, experimental filmmaker, producer, choreographer, and urban planner. Yung was a founder of the Basement Workshop, an Asian American political and arts organization for writers, visual artists, dancers, and activists. Basement Workshop published the arts book Yellow Pearl and Bridge magazine. Yung is the founding member and co-artistic director of Zuni Icosahedron, an experimental theater in Hong Kong where he currently lives and works.

The collection is approximately two linear feet in extent. It includes files from Yung’s Chinatown research project, records of pre-Basement Workshop activities in the community, research materials and photos of the Chinese community in the early 1900s, documentation of the founding of Basement Workshop, records of Basement Workshop activities and projects, records of Yung’s research files and academic work inclusive of his master’s thesis, and documentation on Zuni Icosahedron. The collection primarily documents Yung’s life and work from the late 1960s through the 1970s, and records the growth of the Asian American movement, New York City’s Chinatown, and downtown New York and Hong Kong experimental and avant-garde art scenes.

To learn more about the contents of the Danny Yung Papers, located at the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, view the collection’s finding aid.