Support the Chinese Historical Society of New England

Support the Chinese Historical Society of New England

I’d like to invite you to participate in giving back, by supporting the Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) and our efforts to document, promote and preserve the history and legacy of Chinese Americans in New England.

Donate here.

Meet Lucy

Meet Lucy, who has embarked on a mission to organize CHSNE’s archive/storage room this Fall/Winter……

“My name is Lucy Asako Boltz, and I’ve been working to organize and catalogue CHSNE’s archive.  I graduated from Brown University (Ethnic Studies) and have previous experience in archives and research with Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI as well as on Chinese restaurants in the U.S.  

I’m working to help make the reference materials open to students and scholars interested in learning more about Chinese/Chinese-American history in New England as well as to preserve the archival photographs, garments and documents in fair condition. 

I have come across a number of artifacts that illustrate part of the story of Chinese in New England, especially Boston’s Chinatown.  The library and archive houses dissertations on Boston’s Chinatown development, Asian American newspapers and magazine publications from the 1970s and 80s, and one of my favorite finds–a 1960s electric iron from a Chinese-owned laundry!”

Please help Lucy continue the progress she is making and make a donation today! CHSNE is in need of archival quality storage and shelving–$25 will help move a bag of items to an acid-free box, $100 will help us purchase and install a storage shelf, and $250 will help scan and restore and oversized banquet/school photo.

Your participation in giving back through CHSNE will help ensure that future generations will know about and appreciate the important contributions that the Chinese have had in New England.

Susan Chinsen, the Managing Director of Chinese Historical Society of New England, is a Newton North High School alumna.

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