Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Dr. Ed Chen collection of oral history interviews of Asian American Houstonians, 1980s MS 646



creator Chen, E. C. M. (Edward C. M.)
Title: Dr. Ed Chen collection of oral history interviews of Asian American Houstonians
Dates: circa 1980s
Abstract: This is a collection of oral history interviews either created or maintained by Dr. Edward C. M. Chen, featuring audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans in Houston.
Identification: MS 646
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet(2 boxes and digital objects)
Language: English
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Edward Chen was born and raised in Houston, Texas, a third generation Chinese American. He attended Rice University and later earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Houston. He went on to work in the chemical industry, becoming Chief Chemist at Signal Chemical Company.


Scope and Contents

This is a collection of oral history interviews conducted by Ed Chen and fellow members of the Chinese American community in Houston. Also included are several recording the KPFT "Echoes of China" radio program produced by Andy Lai, dating from 1980-1981.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained through the Woodson Research center, Fondren Library, Rice University, woodson@rice.edu.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Chen, E. C. M. (Edward C. M.)
Subjects
Chinese Americans -- Texas -- Houston
Genres
transcripts
audiotapes
digital audio formats

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Ed Chen collection of oral history interviews of Asian American Houstonians, 1980s, MS 646, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was donated by Dr. Ed Chen in 2010.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Oral history interview audio files, 1980s

Processing Information
Cassette tapes digitized Summer 2011.
Box Folder
1 1 George Bo-Linn, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980 (no transcript)
George Bo-Linn, oral history interview, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
2 Viola Chan, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980 (no transcript)
Viola Chan, oral history interview, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
3 Edward C. M. Chen interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, 1980
Edward Chen oral history interview and transcript, 1980
Scope and Contents
Transcript, and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
4 Edward C. M. Chen, interviewed ca. 1982 (interviewers: R. Sheariff, Thelma Schoettner, and unidentified)
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette.
5 Mamie Chu, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980 (no transcript)
Mamie Chu, oral history interview, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
box folder
1 6 Beck Gee, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980
Beck Gee, oral history interview and transcript, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Transcript, and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
Box Folder
1 7 George Gee, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980
George Gee, oral history interview and transcript, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Transcript, and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
8 Henry Gee, community elder, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980
Henry Gee, oral history interview and transcript, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
9 Jane Gee, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980
Jane Gee, oral history interview and transcript, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Transcript, and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
10 Patsy Gee Liao, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980 (no transcript)
Patsy Gee Liao, oral history interview, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
11 Dr. Katherine Hsu, interviewed by Daisy Gee, ca. 1980 (no transcript)
Dr. Katherine Hsu, oral history interview, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette). Poor audio quality.
12 Jim Toy Jee, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980
Jim Toy Jee, oral history interview, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Transcript, and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
13 Onne Jeu, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980
Onne Jue, oral history interview, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Transcript, and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
14 Hobert Joe, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980
Hobert Joe, oral history interview and transcript, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Transcript, and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
15 Josephine Jue, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980 (no transcript)
Josephine Jue, oral history interview, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
16 Lucy Joe Lee, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980
Lucy Joe Lee, oral history interview and transcript, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Transcript, and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
17 June Dove Leong, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980
June Dove Leong, oral history interview and transcript, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Transcript, and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette). Poor audio quality.
Box folder
2 1 Andrew Liao, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980 (no transcript)
Andrew Liao, oral history interview, ca. 1980
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
2 James E. Sheriff, interviewed by Edward C.M. Chen, 1982
James E. Sheriff oral history interview and transcript, 1982
Scope and Contents
Transcript, and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
3 William C. Tol, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980 (no transcript)
William Tol oral history interview
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
4 Lewis Yee, interviewed by Daisy Chan Gee, ca. 1980 (no transcript)
Lewis Yee oral history interview
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
5 "Grandma and Aunt Sally" (no transcript)
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette). Poor audio quality.
box folder
2 6 Content uncertain
Edward Chen - James Shereir (?): audiocassette and .wav file on CD
Wahkew (?): audiocassette format and .wav file on CD
Content uncertain / unidentified: audiocassette format and .wav file on CD



Series II: KPFT "Echoes of China" radio program recordings, 1980-1981

Box Folder
2 7 Interview with Daisy Gee, Edward Chen, by Mary Schiflett of KPFT, 5-12-1980
Scope and Contents
Transcript and audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
8 "Echoes of China" show, Nov. 6, 1980 (no transcript)
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
9 "Translation of Chinese Voice" (no transcript)
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
10 "Echoes of China" show, June 4, 1981 (no transcript)
Scope and Contents
Audiocassette and .wav file on CD (created from the audiocassette).
11 Eleanor Tinsley interviewed by Andy Lai and Edward Chen, undated
Eleanor Tinsley oral history interview and transcript
Scope and Contents
Transcript. No original audio media.