Chinatown, San Jose, USA
This history was originally published in 1991 by the San Jose Historical Museum
Association (now History San José).
Chinatown, San Jose, USA is described by the 1991 edition editor, Kathleen Muller:
"There is something extra-special about this book, of all the publications
in the San Jose Historical Museum Association has sponsored in the last
twenty years, because it contains a perspective on local history that has
not appeared anywhere else.
[Author] Connie Young Yu used primary sources extensively in her research
for Chinatown, San Jose, USA: personal interviews, family papers,
newspapers, materials from the Archives of the San Jose Historical Museum,
and the Bancroft Library...."
Yu, a third-generation Californian, researches and writes extensively
on the role and experiences of Chinese-Americans. Much of her work has
focused on discovering the individuals who both shaped and were shaped
by Heinlenville, among them John Heinlen, San Jose businessman and friend
of the Chinese community, and Sing Kee, a Heinlenville resident World War
Funding for the first edition of Chinatown, San Jose, USA was provided, in part, by
the Stella B. Gross Charitable Trust and the Sourisseau Academy of San
Jose State University.
In 2001 CHCP awarded a $8,500 grant to History San José
for a third edition of Chinatown, San Jose USA with new photographs previously unavailable to the public.
Chinatown, San Jose, USA is available at the
History San José museum gift shop. The third edition is scheduled to be available by early April 2001.