Beneficent Church on Weybosset Street was on the periphery of the first Chinatown, and welcomed Chinese migrants into the church. Few stayed in Providence long enough to become members, but many took English lessons and attended Sunday school.
(Source: Courtesy of Beneficent Congregational Church / RIChineseHistory.com)
The Chin Lee restaurant (1914-1930s) was a social destination. It hosted events for bowling teams, the Rotary Club, and wedding rehearsal dinners, all of which were regularly mentioned in The Providence Journal society pages.
The On Leong Merchants’ Association held its 32nd National Convention Banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence. Delegates attended from all the large cities of the country, including Washington, Baltimore, New York, Boston, Chicago and cities on the Pacific Coast in April 1947.
(Source: The Providence Journal / RIChineseHistory.com)
Mee Hong Restaurant was operated between 1938 and 1979. The head cook, Fook “Sarge” Chin, learned how to prepare American dishes during his time in the Army, when he was relegated to a non-combat role. Most of his dishes came with sides of French fries and coleslaw.
This guide discusses some of the basics of doing college level research, including tips for evaluating sources and a glossary of terms with examples. It also offers tutorials, a library orientation, and much more.
This subject guide provides an overview of University Archives and Manuscripts collections related to student activism at Brown University. Topics include civil rights, Vietnam War, CIA recruitment, divestment, harassment and violence, and need-blind admission.
Brown University is proud to offer two zine collections as well as individual zines by title. The first is the Sarah Doyle Zine Collection and the second is the Malana Krongelb Zine Collection. Both collections focus on zines by and about people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer peoples, and disabled individuals, among other groups. Topics include interpersonal violence, sex and relationships, sex work, the prison industrial complex, self-care, feminism, and punk. We encourage you to use them to unwind, for your research, and as class material.
Joint project of the University Library and Swearer Center for Public Service. Comprised of archival and manuscript papers of activists (with a focus on Brown alumni) engaged in public service through non-governmental organizations.