Chinese-American Civic Club of Milwaukee/Organization of Chinese Americans-Wisconsin Chapter, 1964-1997

Title: Chinese-American Civic Club of Milwaukee/Organization of Chinese Americans-Wisconsin Chapter, 1964-1997
Call Number: Mss-0808
Bulk: 2.6 cu. ft.

Historical Note:

The Chinese-American Civic Club of Milwaukee was created on March 29, 1959.  Among the early founders were Shao-Lin Chen and his wife, Feng-Chi Chen.  This non-profit and non-political organization was organized to cultivate good will and better understanding between the Chinese and the community, to promote harmony and fellowship among the Chinese in this community and neighboring communities, and to extend friendship and hospitality to visiting individuals and groups.

The Organization of Chinese Americans is a national non-profit, non-partisan educational and civil rights advocacy organization.  The OCA-WI was just one of 37 chapters with goals of promoting recognition of Chinese and Asian Americans contributions to American culture and society, and the civil rights issues facing them locally and nationally. These two local groups joined forces in a 1995 merger.

Administrative Note:

The collection was donated by Fengchi Chen on Feb. 1998.  The collection was processed on April 4, 1998 by Steve Daily.

SEE ALSO:

Photos and slides M-159

Contents

Box Number

Folder Number

Binder: Chinese American Civic Club of Milwaukee, 1964-67.

– photos, clippings.

1 1
Chinese-American Civic Club of Milwaukee.

– constitution, by-laws, list of officers, blank stationery.

1 2
Chinese-American Civic Club of Milwaukee/Organization                  of Chinese Americans, Inc., 1986-96.

– merger information, newsletters, programs, and Asian Moon Festival material.

1 3
Binder: Committee for the Good Will Project, 1983 1 4
Binder: Committee for the Good Will Project, 1983

– correspondence, form letters

1 5
Committee for the Good Will Project, 1983

– correspondence, ads

1 6
Binder: Chinese Culture Week 1984

– correspondence, clippings, photos

1 7
Chinese Culture Week 1984.

– correspondence, clippings, newsletters, programs.

1 8
Binder: Chinese-American Cultural Display, 1986-87

– text and photos from display

1 9
Binder: Chinese-American Cultural Display, 1986-87

– text and photos from display

1 10
Chinese-American Cultural Display, 1986-87

– display material

1 11
Chinese-American Cultural Display, 1986-87                          – biographies and labels 1 12
Binder: City of Festivals Parade and Holiday Folk Fair, 1986

– clippings, photos

1 13
City of Festivals Parade, 1986

– correspondence, brochures, clippings, float information

1 14
Binder: Tiffany Chin banquet and Festivals Parade 1986

– clippings, photos

1 15
Holiday Folk Fair, 1986

– clippings, brochures, news release

1 16
International Fest Ribbon Dance, 1986

– letter, schedule, dance team roster

1 17
Chinese New Year celebration schedules and menus,

1988-89, 1993, 1995

1 18
Wok on the Wild Side/Chinese New Year Celebration  at the Zoo, 1986, 1989, 1990 1 19
New Year newspaper greetings to community, 1983-97 1 20

Oversize Items

Location

Proclamation from Governor Earl making week of Jan. 28 thru

Feb. 2, 1984, Chinese Culture Week.

MV F23
Newspaper clippings from Chinese Culture Week mounted on

cardboard, 1984

MV F23
Chinese American Civic Club-OCA Happy New Year posters, 1988-

1996 (no 1995)

MV F23
Photos and text display items from Chinese Culture Week, 1984. MV F23
Watercolor paintings drawings catalog and clippings of artist

Chen Chi.

MV F23

MCHS
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