Gloria Wong Chung Papers and Photographs (TAM 559)

Gloria Wong Chung headshotDr. Gloria Wong Chung (1925-2007) was one of the first A/P/A women psychiatrists in the US and was a major advocate for increased healthcare access in New York City’s Chinatown. Born in Taishan, Guangdong Province, Chung and her family immigrated to the US in 1929, settling in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1948, and for the next fifty-eight years worked as a psychiatrist specializing in pediatric and adolescent psychiatry. Over the course of her career, Dr. Chung introduced a number of innovations in psychiatric care, including providing mental health services to people incarcerated in municipal jails, pregnant adolescents, and women suffering from clinical depression. In 1965, she, along with eight others, founded the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC). CPC began as a small volunteer-run family assistance program, but is now one of the largest providers of social services to Asian/Pacific Americans in the US. The Gloria Wong Chung Papers date from 1947 to 2004 and contain personal correspondence, notebooks, health brochures, photographs, awards, certificates, and newspaper clippings.

To learn more about the contents of the Gloria Wong Chung Papers and Photographs, located at the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, view the collection’s finding aid.