Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) Records

Date Range: 19732010
Survey Conducted: Tue, 2010-10-26
Creator: Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS)

History: A community-based social service agency, the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) was founded in 1973 to serve New York’s Korean population. Focused on addressing the needs of immigrant and low-income individuals and families, KCS provides aging, community, and public health services. Read more

Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) Records

Date Range: 19902010
Survey Conducted: Tue, 2010-09-28
Creator: Korean American Family Service Center, The

History: Located in Flushing, Queens, the Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is a community-based, non-profit organization that assists individuals impacted or potentially impacted by domestic violence, and, more generally, “supports and empowers adults, youth and children to lead safe and healthy lives based on dignity, compassion and mutual respect.” Established in 1989 by Sookja Bang, Elizabeth Jo, Heung Soon Kang, Kwanghee Kim, Kyung Hee Na and Sun Sook Oh, the organization was modeled after the Legal Aid Center for Women in Korea, which was founded by Dr. Tai Young Lee. KAFSC was first located in office space donated by the Korean Methodist Church & Institute on West 115th Street in Manhattan.

Yoshio Kishi/ Irene Yah Ling Sun Collection

charliechanDate Range: 17002005
Survey Conducted: Wed, 2008-10-01
Creator: Kishi, Yoshio (1932-2012)

History: Yoshio Kishi (1932-2012) is an award-winning New York City-based film and sound editor whose credits include such classics as Jerry Schatzberg’s “Panic in Needle Park” (1971), Alan Parker’s “Fame” (1980), Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull” (1980), and Wayne Wang’s “Dim Sum” (1985). For four decades, Kishi has been an avid collector of materials that trace the depiction of Asian Americans in U.S. intellectual and popular culture and of materials produced by Asian American activists to counter such stereotypical images. His compulsion for collecting Asian Americana began in the mid-1960s when, in the midst of thinking about his identity, he began to regret not knowing more about his ethnic heritage.

Japanese American Association of New York Collection

Date Range: 18932009
Survey Conducted: Fri, 2009-03-13
Creator: Japanese American Association of New York

History: The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc (JAA) is a nonprofit organization serving the Japanese and Japanese American community through a variety of activities, including social services, education, scholarships and cultural events. JAA was founded in 1907 as the Japanese Mutual Aid Society (Nihonjin Kyosaikai) by Dr. Toyohiko Takami. The organization’s first major project was to purchase land in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Queens in 1912 to provide a burial plot for Japanese Americans. In 1914, the organization became the Japanese Association of New York (New York Nihonjinkai), under which name it continued until World War II. The organization was dissolved during World War II but reconstituted shortly thereafter, serving largely as a relief organization. Through the American Friends Service Committee’s Licensed Agency for Relief in Asia (LARA), it sent food and clothing to Japan. As conditions in Japan improved, the organization turned its attention towards local needs, merging with the Japanese American Welfare Society in 1952 to form the Japanese American Association of New York.

HN (Hsiang-Ning) Han Archive

Date Range: 19692013
Survey Conducted: Mon, 2012-10-22
Creator: HN (Hsiang-Ning) Han

 HN Han (Hsiang-Ning Han) is an internationally renowned artist, documentarian, curator and art educator, known for his evolving artistic style and creating his own form of pointillism with a spray gun. By reviving and transferring 19th century Post-Impressionism to 1970s New York, he influenced New York art movement during the height of New Realism.

Sidney Gluck Papers

Date Range: 19582001
Survey Conducted: Mon, 2009-02-23
Creator: Gluck, Sidney J.

History: Over the span of his fifty-year career, Sidney Gluck has been a successful businessman, professor, artist, and public interest advocate. He has earned degrees in Business Administration and Economics at City College of New York; Fabric Technology and Design at The New School of Textile Technology; History, Art and Philosophy at the New School for Social Research; Political Economy at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research; and Political Science at Empire State College of New York.

Yun Gee Papers

Color painting by Yun Gee
Date Range: 19281979
Survey Conducted:
 Wed, 2008-10-01
Creator: Gee, Yun, 1906-1963

Canton-born modernist painter Yun Gee (1906-1963) immigrated to San Francisco in 1921 at the age of fifteen to join his merchant father, Gee Quong On. In 1906, Gee’s father was among the thousands of Chinese immigrants to claim US citizenship following the San Francisco earthquake that destroyed City Hall and the Hall of Records housing citizenship papers, thus enabling him to later sponsor his son                                       to America. Read more

David Fender Papers

Date Range: 19521974
Survey Conducted: Fri, 2008-11-14
Creator: Fender, David

 David Fender was a member of the Socialist Workers party and a number of its political factions and offshoots. During the 1960s, he was the secretary to Peng Shu-tse and Chen Bilan, founding members of the Chinese Communist Party and Trotskyist movement who were forced into exile in 1948. Chen and Peng spent most of their exile in France as leaders of the Fourth International, a Trotskyist organization with members in Canada, Italy, Britain, Sri Lanka, France and elsewhere. Fender, also a member of this movement, served as their secretary during this time. Peng and Chen moved to California in 1973, where Peng died.

Summary: The collection contains extensive correspondence, manuscripts and articles, subject files and records of the Fourth International. Of particular significance are materials related to Fender’s role as secretary for Peng Shu-tse and Chen Bilan. These materials include articles by and about Peng and Chen as well as correspondence and interviews with them. Reports and statements written by Peng are also included.

Total Size: 2 linear feet
APA-related Size: 1 linear foot
Languages of materials: English and French
Arrangement: other
Location: Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Bibliographic Control: inventory
Inventory Link: http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/tamwag/tam_104/
Conditions Governing Access: Contact repository for detailed information on conditions governing access.

Families with Children from China – New York Records

Date Range: 19942009
Survey Conducted: Tue, 2010-02-09
Creator: Families with Children from China – New York

In 1992, China passed an act allowing foreign adoption, and became a viable option for Americans interested in adopting internationally. Founded in 1993 by a group of adoptive families, Families with Children from China – New York (FCC NY) fosters community among families with children who were adopted from China, provides resources to families at all stages of the adoption process, and celebrates the lives and experiences of adoptees. China’s emergence as a world power and its new adoption policy, which went into effect on May 1, 2007, however, has lead to a significant decrease in international adoption from China, and FCC NY has seen its membership numbers stagnate as fewer American families adopt children from China. Read more

EPOXY Art Group Records

EPOXY pic 1Date Range:
Survey Conducted: Thu, 2011-07-21
Creator: EPOXY/Ming Fay

 Epoxy was an Asian American artists’ collective founded in 1982. Like other alternative art movements in New York City, it was a response to the arts establishment at the time. Founded by artists originally from Hong Kong such as Bing Lee, Eric Chan, Chung Kang Lok, Jerry Kwan, Ming Fay and Kwok, membership later included artists like Zhang Hongtu and Andrew Culver who were from other countries. Read more