2003.110.34

c.1930s-1950s
5 in WIDE
(12.70 cm WIDE)
Gift of Mrs. Bette Chinn Dare and Mrs. Peggy Chinn Takahashi.
2003.110.34


Paper bound book used by sisters Bette and Peggy Chinn when they were students at the Chinese School in Oakland. The school was located at 9th and Harrison in the first free public Chinese Community Center, which was sponsored by Joe Shoong Foundation. Students attended class from 4:00 - 6:00 pm when they were young, and from 6:00 - 8:00 pm when they were high school students. Some of the pieces in this collection were also used by Bette's and Peggy's mother, Mary Lew Chinn, and their uncles Peter and Roy Lew.

A Chinee text for grade school, titled `New Editon Reader Teaching Book' volume 5. It covered sujects such as historical people in China, geography, planting, letter writing, keeing journals and making friends. (E. Lee April 2005).

Used: Bette Chinn | Peggy Chinn | Chinatown neighborhood | Chinese School | Chinese language

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