Asian American Comparative Collection Newsletter: Contents
Major Contents of the Chinese Comparative Collection
of the Asian Comparative Collection Newsletter, 2(2)-10(1),
and of the Asian American Comparative Collection Newsletter,
Note: Bold face listings
indicate an illustration. Most issues contain information on
recent publications; see separate list of publications reviewed.
- 1(1), March 1984
- Funs trays. Visiting the Collection.
- 1(2), June 1984
- The Kam Wah Chung Museum in John Day, OR. Conference papers.
Japanese artifacts in the Collection. Ceramic cones.
- 1(3), September 1984
- Chinese sites in Oregon. The "lúo sen jian zhì" mark.
The Chinese Temple in Oroville, CA. Chinese in Wyoming.
- 1(4), December 1984
- Canadian Chinese collections at Victoria and Barkerville,
BC. Japanese in Wyoming. Square soy sauce pots.
[This is an example of changing terminology. These are now
called spouted jars.]
- 2(1), March 1985
- Proposed name change to Asian Comparative Collection.
Excavations at sites in CA, ID, and WA. Continuing research on
square soy sauce pots and the "lúo sen..." mark. Artifact
modified from Chinese ceramic liquor bottle to rice bowl.
- 2(2), June 1985
- Conference papers. Opium can transliteration project.
XRF analysis project.
- 2(3), September 1985
- Japanese and Chinese in Hawai'i. Opium can update. "Chinese
Walls." Unknown brass object.
- 2(4), December 1985
- Travel to Collections grant. Opium lamp wick supports.
- 3(1), March 1986
- San Jose's "Chinatown." Japanese medicine bottles. Pecked
Chinese ceramics. Standardization of terminology.
- 3(2), June 1986
- Collections to visit in CA, ID, MT, OR, WA, and Canada. Basketry-covered
- 3(3), September 1986
- Site reports, CA and ID. Japanese American National Museum
being established in Los Angeles. Chinese in Peru. Japanese
blue on white teapot. Pecked character update.
- 3(4), December 1986
- Artifact terminology summary. Chinese marriages (CA).
Conference papers. Oval opium cans. Dissertation on New
- 4(1), March 1987
- "Three Circles and Two Dragonflies?" Chinese sites in CA.
Japanese Americans. "Bamboo Clump" pattern ceramics.
Insert, reprint of article on preservation and restoration of
Quesnel Forks, BC, by Richard Wright.
- 4(2), June 1987
- More Chinese marriages (CA). Japanese heritage project. Chinese
earring. Insert, Liquor bottle terminology, by Roderick
- 4(3), September 1987
- "Asian" or "Oriental?" Unusual opium pipe
cleaners. Plum blossom symbolism. Small Chinese
food jar with bored holes, from Australia.
- 4(4), December 1987
- Polly Bemis museum opens (ID). Chinese herb garden (CA). Opium
pipe bowls found in Hawai'i and Arkansas. Polychrome
porcelain sherds from CA.
- 5(1), March 1988
- "China Ditch" protection (near Roseburg, OR). California
Asian numismatic survey. Chinese in Arkansas. Sake
- 5(2), June 1988
- AACC Endowment Fund established. Chinese site in Utah.
Excavations (ID). Chinese porcelaneous stoneware from
- 5(3), September 1988
- Japanese American women project. Chinese documents
(ID). Chinese in West Texas. Laundry sprayer.
- 5(4), December 1988
- Endowment fund. Laundry sprayer update. Small metal spoon.
- 6(1), March 1989
- "Chinaman's Spring," Yellowstone Park. Chew Kee Store,
Fiddletown, CA. "Chinese prefabs?" Modern
bottles from Asia.
- 6(2), June 1989
- Field schools (ID, NV). Rice bowl from Alaska.
Dangerous medicines. Insert, Soy sauce in Coca-Cola bottles;
names of people buried in Chinese cemetery (near Warren, ID); Cast
- 6(3), September 1989
- Excavations at Warren, ID and Napa, CA. "Research Note,"
by Robert L. Schuyler (Chinese ingot). Insert, Indian
headdress decorated with Chinese coins.
- 6(4), December 1989
- Chinese terraced gardens and Mon-Tung sites (ID). Salmon
canneries (OR). Artifacts from excavations in Los
Angeles. Updates on previous topics. Insert,
"Sycee Silver in Oklahoma?" by Thomas N. Layton; Japanese
American Library (CA).
- 7(1), March 1990
- "Florida's Opium Industry." Medallion.
Insert, major Newsletter contents.
- 7(2), June 1990
- Japanese medallion update. Chinese sites on the National
Forests. Modified Chinese can. Insert,
Japanese American home movies; Philippine gold exhibit; Ceramics
with pecked characters; Chinese toothbrushes; Chinese in Alaska;
Japanese in British Columbia.
- 7(3), September 1990
- Computer program on Chinese in San Jose, CA. Chinese in
Australia. Chinese in Centerville, ID. Opium
- 7(4), December 1990
- Asian American videotape. Yellowstone's "Chinese
Spring." Chinese ceramic sherds. Insert,
Chinese in Winnemucca, NV, and Rock Springs, WY.
- 8(1), March 1991
- Asian photographic catalogue. Chinese bricks.
Culture and Smuggling," by Paul G. Chace.
- 8(2), June 1991
- Bibliography of Chinese in Australia and New Zealand. Chinese
sites in Canada. Unusually-marked opium can sealing strip.
National Register Chinese and Japanese sites in California.
Insert, reprinted article on Metro Rail excavations, Los
Angeles, by Irene Chang, with artifact illustrations.
- 8(3), September 1991
- Chinese sites in Oregon. Conference, "Racism and the
Labour Market in a Historical Perspective." Chinese
artifacts from Astoria, OR. Insert, "Ceramic Cones,"
by Roderick Sprague.
- 8(4), December 1991
- Chinese artifacts from California's Marshall Gold Discovery
State Historic Park. Cone. Insert,
"Enstampments on 'Duty Paid' Imports," by Paul G. Chace, and
"Clarification of 'Enstampments' on Opium Can Sealing Strips,"
by Ron James.
- 9(1), March 1992
- Chinese rock structures in Oregon. Japanese container.
house in Riverside, CA. Insert, "The Universal Overseas
Site; A Predictable Ceramic Assemblage," by Alison T. Stenger.
- 9(2), June 1992
- Contents of Hidden Heritage: Historical Archaeology of the
Overseas Chinese. Review of Violet Kazue de Cristoforo's
"J'Accuse." Chinese can.
- 9(3), September 1992
- Chinese in Phoenix, AZ. Japanese American and Korean
American exhibits. Chinese cans. Insert,
Archival materials in Utah repositories on Chinese and Japanese
in the West; Interviews mentioning Chinese in Idaho; Manzanar;
Japanese in Canada and San Francisco.
- 9(4), December 1992
- Japanese American labor camps, CA. Celadon. Wooden
mystery object. Ballast Point whaling station and
Chinese kitchen, CA.
- 10(1), March 1993
- Upcoming excavations (OR, ID). Amulet, charm, or
talisman. Insert, Bibliography on the Chinese in
Australasia; Tanaka family sought; Yasui Brothers store, Hood
River, OR; Sierra Club's Chinese employees.
- 10(2), June 1993
- Japanese American exhibits. Chinese in Arizona. Japanese
from the Marianas. Insert, Chinese well in
- 10(3), September 1993
- Chinese and Indians. Chinese in early store ledgers
(OR). Redress payments denied. Chinese in New
Orleans. Insert, "Chinese Cones II," by Roderick Sprague.
- 10(4), December 1993
- AACC seeks endowment. Chinese site excavation in British
Columbia. Japanese American gravestones, Baker City,
OR. Insert, Asian American Comparative Collection
- 11(1), March 1994
- Guest editor, Kevon Storie. Bound feet. Chinese
sites in Montana. Bowl from Virginiatown, CA.
- 11(2), June 1994
- Granite, OR "Chinese Walls"/Ah Hee Diggings. Journey of
Chinese in Nevada. Chinese cans with asymmetrical
- 11(3), September 1994
- Ramen museum in Japan. Chinese exhibit in Nevada.
Daniel K. E. Ching Collection. Chinese Temple exhibit,
Lewiston, ID. Insert, publications and photocopies
available from the Asian American Comparative Collection.
- 11(4), December 1994
- Travel expenses from China to the U.S., 1920s. Chinese
- 12(1), March 1995
- Chinese women in Nevada photographs. Field trips to
Chinese sites. Texaco can with Chinese characters.
Insert, Bean sprouts; Mai Wah Museum, Butte, MT; Stewart Culin
- 12(2), June 1995
- Bean sprout cultivation. "Land of Rice." Chinese
cemetery in San Francisco. Los Angeles Chinatown. Japanese
sake bottles. Insert, "Chinese Cones III," Part 1 by Alvin
P. Cohen; Part 2 by Roderick Sprague.
- 12(3), September 1995
- Chinese junks. Missing Japanese Americans. Chinese
artifacts from Hill-Carillo Adobe in Santa Barbara, CA. Chinese
quern from Québec City. Insert, "The 'Land of Rice'
and Foreign Place Names in Japanese and Chinese," by Alvin P.
- 12(4), December 1995
- Conferences, exhibits, and tours for 1996. Funeral
- 13(1), March 1996
- Chinese place names in California. Summer classes and
excavations. Chinese servant paper. Chinese
lumbermen. "All White Help."
- 13(2), June 1996
- Thomas Cooper $10,000 bequest to AACC Endowment.
Excavations. Native American use of opium and Chinese
medicine. Morimoto Soda Works. Insert,
"Santa Barbara's Chinese Shrine" by Linda Bentz.
- 13(3), September 1996
- Hatate Papers. Early Chinese and Japanese people in
South America. "Japanese" (actually Chinese) in northern
Idaho. Chinese in Winnemucca. Sketch of Winnemucca's
Chinatown, by the late James R. Chew.
- 13(4), December 1996
- Japanese sites in the Marianas. Watermelon growing in
California. AACC technological improvement fund
established. Chinese cooking hearth in California. Chinese
- 14(1), March 1997
- Summer classes and excavations. AACC postcard.
Japanese Internment Camp near Kooskia, Idaho. AACC
postcard; "Tree of Heaven." Insert: "Chinese
Liquors: Terminology and Ingredients," by Trelle A. Morrow.
- 14(2), June 1997
- Exhumations of Central Pacific Railroad workers.
Japanese Internment Camp near Kooskia, Idaho. Chinese
cemetery brochure. Paper on Chinese servants. Island
Mountain, Nevada. Insert: Publications.
- 14(3), September 1997
- California Heritage Digital Archive. Feng shui [fengshui] in Los
Angeles. Kooskia Internment Camp update. Chinese in
Vancouver, BC. Chinese in Nevada video. Chinese
cleavers. Insert: Californians in the China Gold
Mines, Chinese Wine Making, Skagway, Santa Barbara Items.
- 14(4), December 1997
- Guest editor, Erika Johnson. Flat top liquor
bottles. Pacific Northwest brochure. Web
sites. Chinese box bellows.
- 15(1), March 1998
- New AACC brochure. Chinese art available.
Concentration camp newspapers. "Tuscarora's Chee Kung
Tong," by Sue Fawn Chung. Insert: recent
- 15(2), June 1998
- Report on AAAS Conference. Funerals in Japan. Arts
crafts at Idaho's Kooskia Internment Camp. Insert:
"R. H. van Gulik, Diplomat, Orientalist, Novelist," by Henry
- 15(3), September 1998
- Editorial, Library of Congress Classification Schedules
inaccurate with reference to wartime incarceration of Japanese
Americans. Chinese artifacts to be illustrated on
CD-ROM. Montana's Mai Wah Society. Exhibit: Guardians
and Ghostcatchers: Preparing for Eternity in Ancient
China. Insert: "California," by Charles Nordhoff,
and "Northern California, Oregon, and Hawaii," by Charles
- 15(4), December 1998
- AACC Endowment Fund over $38,000. Conferences. Web
sites. Chinese mining reservoir.
- 16(1), March 1999
- Computer system purchased from Technological Improvement
Fund. Web site updated. Summer opportunities.
Unusual depressions on Columbia River shoreline.
Insert: Symbols on Chinese liquor bottles.
- 16(2), June 1999
- The AACC has moved. Conferences.
Excavations. Idaho Farm and Ranch Museum. Insert:
"Ceramic Cones IV and Final," by Roderick Sprague.
- 16(3), September 1999
- Conferences. Chinese Performing Arts Foundation.
Crusader against the term "Jap." Powdered opium.
Island Mountain/Gold Creek Project, Northern Nevada.
Pon Yam House Excavations, Idaho City, Idaho. Insert:
"Woolen Mills Chinatown, San Jose, California," by
- 16(4), December 1999
- AACC Endowment Fund nearly $46,000. Request for
information on 1887 Snake River Massacre of Chinese
miners. Conference. "The Croydon Chinese Temple,
Queensland, Australia," by Gordon Grimwade.
- 17(1), March 2000
- Summer opportunities. Chinese and Japanese artifact
illustrations on the Web. Arrowtown Chinese
Settlement, New Zealand. Insert: "Teat-Fire
Cartridges Found at a Chinese Site in Pierce, Idaho," by
- 17(2), June 2000
- Proposed book for children about Polly Bemis. Australian
- 17(3), September 2000
- Review of "The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas," by Terry
Abraham. Senryu booklets. Insert, "The Formosan
Cradle: Chinese Miners Carry Gold-Mining Technology
from California to Taiwan," by James P. McGough.
- 17(4), December 2000
- Web sites for exhibits. Asian laborers in Mexico.
"'Shigaraki/Tamba Hannah' Ware." Island Mountain
- 18(1), March 2001
- Marysville's Chinese Temple. "'Red Dragon'
Restaurant Wares." Insert, "Japanese Stencilwares
of the Meiji and Taisho Eras," by Leland E. Bibb.
- 18(2), June 2001
- Grant results. Web sites of interest. Chinese and
Japanese employees at the Winchester Mystery House. Gravestones
as documents. Insert, duplicates for sale.
- 18(3), September 2001
- Lab work opportunity. AACC students and
volunteers. "Chinks Peak" renamed. "Enemy alien"
exhibit. "Silver City, Idaho, Excavation," by
Marilyn (Tutti) Sandmeyer. Insert, "Hope for Last Rural
Chinatown [Locke, California]," by Eric Bailey, with photo of Dai
Loy Gambling Museum (exterior).
- 18(4), December 2001
- Kooskia Internment Camp slide presentations. Bok Kai
Temple. Minidoka Concentration Camp [the AACC now uses
"incarceration" instead of "concentration" for these War
Relocation Authority (WRA) camps]. Chinese American
National Museum. Inside the AACC.
- 19(1), March 2002
- Exhibits. Polly Bemis class. Deadwood's
Chinatown. "Golden State Meets Gem State"
booklet. San Bernardino Chinatown. Nikkei Internment
Memorial Centre. Insert, "Meiji Foreign Office Report on
Idaho," edited by Ronald L. James.
- 19(2), June 2002
- Forthcoming children's book about Polly Bemis. "Stacking
Rings, Biscuit Bands: A Chinese
Bowl from 10-IH-1693 on the Payette National Forest,"
by Gayle Dixon.
- 19(3), September 2002
- All-Camps Summit. The servants' revenge. Update to
"Stacking Rings, Biscuit Bands." Excavations at Minidoka Internment
National Monument [this is now Minidoka National
Historic Site]. Insert, "Ramifications of Respelling Chinese
Names," by Emma Woo Louie.
- 19(4), December 2002
- Minidoka reunion in 2003. "Cemetery Exhumations in Macau," by Priscilla
Wegars and Terry Abraham.
20(1), March 2003
- Request for information (woks). Passport in Time
projects. "Four Flowers"
with Bamboo and Orchid. Insert, "Traditional
Practices in Contemporary China" [ a funeral], by Linda Sun
- 20(2), June 2003
- Precedent for internment? Stanford Lyman obituary.
Chinese names for opium-smoking establishments. Web sites
of interest. Ceramics
from the Kooskia Internment Camp, 10-IH-870.
Ancient Porcelain Samples Museum, Beijing, by Yu Nan, China Daily.
- 20(3), September 2003
- Polly Bemis's 150th birthday. Sushi chef trivia.
Opium exhibit. Chinese head tax in Canada. Passport
in Time projects. Unusual
memorial tablet. Insert, duplicates for sale.
- 20(4), December 2003
- Chinese railroad worker deaths. Exhibits. Review,
by Linda B. Arthur, of Dorothy Ko's Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet. Geisha case.
21(1), March 2004
- New Zealand's Chinese Heritage. Stereotypes and Admonitions
exhibit. Bamboo tallies [also
Insert, Miscellaneous Topics, including the opium trade and
smuggling, virtual Chinese artifact exhibit, Chinese cemetery
studies discussion list, museum of drugs in Thailand.
- 21(2), June 2004
- Japanese Canadian bath site. Asian Americans in the Army
Specialized Training Program (ASTP) and Army Specialized
Training Reserve Program (ASTRP). Featured sites for Asian
Pacific American Heritage Month. King County, WA, images of
Asian Americans. White
glass jar with Chinese characters. Insert, guest
reviews by Linda B. Arthur of Miao
Textiles from China and Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming to Qing Textiles
at the Art Institute of Chicago.
- 21(3), September 2004
- Profiles of AACC workers. Exhibits in New York and Oregon. "Bean cake" jars. Insert,
over Naming of Oregon Site Where Chinese Were Massacred," by R.
- 21(4), December 2004
- Bamboo tallies [also banknotes] revisited. White glass
jar revisited. Idaho Library Association awards Honorable
Mention to Polly Bemis: A
Chinese American Pioneer. "Chinaman's Arch" at the Golden Spike National Historic
- 22(1), March 2005
- ID, UT, and WY Japanese immigrants on the Web. Chinese
American Museum in Chicago. "Chop
Suey Specs," from Exhibit: "Exposing Anti-Asian Racism
& Stereotypes: Past & Present." Insert, "Chinese Letters
from Pierce, Idaho," by Darby C. Stapp.
- 22(2), June 2005
- Update on Chinese Massacre Cove in Oregon. New booklet, "Asian
Americans and the Military's Academic Training Programs (ASTP,
ASTRP) at the University of Idaho and Elsewhere during World War
II. Minidoka-made doll.
Request for information on antique sword-cane. Insert,
"Investigations at Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, Oregon."
- 22(3), September 2005
- Request for information on 'JANUWINE' bottle. Marriage of a
Chinese man with an African-American Woman, 1907. Chinese coal mine laborers in
census, Black Diamond, Washington. Insert, duplicates
- 22(4), December 2005
- Publication announced of Chinese
Death Rituals: Respecting the Ancestors, ed. Sue Fawn
Chung and Priscilla Wegars. Chinese
glass gaming pieces.
- 23(1), March 2006
- 'JANUWINE' update. Online publication, "Japanese Americans in
World War II." Renaming of "Chinaman's Arch" to "Chinese Arch."
Monosodium glutamate can.
Insert, "Revisiting Chinese Glass Gaming Pieces," by Priscilla
- 23(2), June 2006
- History Detectives
episode of interest. Trailer for film on Toraichi Kono, a
Kooskia Internment Camp detainee. Jim Crow Museum of Racist
Memorabilia. Rationale for not using the word "Jap." Japanese baths, Panama
Hotel, Seattle. "Chinaman's Gulch," Montana. Insert, "Japanese Ceramic Hand Grenades
from the Second World War, by Leland E. Bibb.
- 23(3), September 2006
- Kooskia Internment Camp artifacts. Overseas Chinese
archaeology in Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. Chinese rule scales.
Newman's Own brand changes
Asian stereotype on Low Fat Sesame Ginger salad dressing.
Caskets manufactured for Chinese customers.
- 23(4), December 2006
- $38,000,000 for WWII "confinement sites." Wing Lee Chinese
Laundry exhibit. Unusual
- 24(1), March 2007
- Japanese American
oral histories. Chinese "roots" program. The National
Archeological Database. Summer field school at a Chinese site in
Montana. Update on unusual Chinese baskets. DVD on Hells Canyon.
A bamboo shoots can from an
Oregon site. The "Garden of Infinite Compassion" near
Ketchum, Idaho. "Toilet restaurants" in China and Taiwan.
- 24(2), June 2007
- Reviews of three recent publications on Chinese servants, opium
antiques, and opium and Chinese exclusion laws.
- 24(3), September 2007
- Manzanar and Minidoka newspapers online. Visiting researchers.
Inventory of Chinese cemeteries. "Artifact or 'Artistic
License?'" - "Sweet Pea"
pattern liquor warmer.
- 24(4), December 2007
- Japanese American-owned barn to be placed on National
Register. Gum Saan Journal
back issues. History of "Oriental" stereotype. Japanese sea urchin bottle.
- 25(1), March 2008
- Cultural commodification example. Free rice program. "Virtual
tour" of Manzanar. Takano Studio negatives. Cantonese immigrants
and beef. Opium "Fist Pipe" mystery
solved. Insert, "Mary Tong-U Westfall: A Pioneer of Mariposa
County, California," by Leland E. Bibb.
- 25(2), June 2008
- Visit to Chinese Massacre Cove. "Under the West" workshop.
Meat in the Japanese diet. "Fishing
Village Excavation," by Bryn Williams. Insert,
"Debunking the Myth of the Water-Cooled
Pipe Bowl," by Steven Martin.
- 25(3), September 2008
- "Breathing through Jade." Camp Amache video. Chew Kee Store,
Fiddletown, CA. Artifacts [Chinese
disk cut from food jar, lead seal (bale seal)]
from the Jacob Ebey House, Whidbey Island, Washington. "Ming
Porcelain on the Oregon Coast," by Alison Stenger. Insert, "More
about Mary Tong-U Westfall,"
by Leland E. Bibb.
- 25(4), December 2008
- Frank Chang Museum, Lovelock, NV. "Summary of 'Funs' Trays found at China
Gulch, MT (24MN262), by Christopher W. Merritt, Kassy
Marjerrison, and Katie Baumler. "Bomb Day" film. Minidoka movie ticket.
26(1), March 2009
- Fire destroys Chinese-American Museum of Chicago. Smoke damage
to Beuk Aie Temple exhibit, Lewiston, ID. Japanese custom of
bowing. Adaptive reuse of spouted
jar as teapot. AACC Newsletter anniversary. Insert,
"Elemental Analysis of Opium Cans from Archaeological Sites in
Montana," by Christopher W. Merritt, with section at 300x magnification.
- 26(2), June 2009
- Lead seals [bale seals]. New Committee of 100 survey. Elusive
facts contest. Obituaries, Him Mark Lai and Ronald Takaki.
Lewiston, ID, Beuk Aie Temple and "Chinese Medicine/Tonic Laxative" wooden box.
Insert, "Archaeology at Amache, Colorado's WWII-Era Japanese
American Incarceration Camp," by Bonnie J. Clark, with photos of
Japanese and U.S. Quartermaster
ceramics, glass juicer fragment, and excavated garden remnant.
- 26(3), September 2009
- Contest results. Request for information on technical
analysis of post-1850 Chinese ceramics. More on lead seals [bale
seals]. "The Glass Context of Utilitarian [Chinese] Stoneware
Containers," by Trelle A. Morrow, illustrating a hexagonal glass ginger jar and two
traditional-shape liquor bottles, but in glass. Insert,
"Interaction between Marginalized Ethnic Groups in Early 20th
Century California," by Stacey Lynn Camp, with illustration of
Mount Lowe Resort and Railway workers' household and Lowe
- 26(4), December 2009
- URL for a link to a 1944 incarceration camp documentary. 1918
postcard in Japanese. "'Double
Happiness' Ceramics," by Gary Weisz. National Park
Service grants to World War II confinement sites, including the
Kooskia Internment Camp. URL for a link to a probate inventory
for a Chinese merchant in Hope, BC.
- 27(1), March 2010
- Announcing new book on the Kooskia Internment Camp. URL for a
link to "Reading Chinese Gravestones." Excavation report on CD
is available for the Chinese Quarter site in Jacksonville, OR.
Genesee Valley Daoist Hermitage, ID. Obituary, filmmaker Loni
Ding. Japanese lithophanes.
Insert, "'China Houses': Chinese
Structures in the California Gold Rush, by Leland E.
- 27(2), June 2010
- Name change for Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle. Chinese
Heritage Tour of the American West. Historic Chinese American
food. Chinese pig oven.
Correction to Japanese Lithophanes. URL for link to "Discover
Nikkei" [people of Japanese ancestry] Web site. "Pewter Pheasants on Chinese
Archaeological Sites," by Christopher W. Merritt. Insert,
ordering form for Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road
Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp, by
- 27(3), September 2010
- Kooskia Internment Camp Archaeological Project. 1948
exhumations of Chinese from cemeteries in Oregon. Exhibit, "The
Art of Gaman," at the Smithsonian. Chinese labor, Arizona, 1882.
URL for link to 1860-1922 newspapers from various states
including Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Glass, stone, and bone gaming pieces from the
Kooskia Internment Camp excavations. Insert, "A 'Cabbage Leaf' Pattern Chinese
Ceramic Bowl from the Asian American Comparative
Collection," by Priscilla Wegars.
- 27(4), December 2010
- Talks on Imprisoned in Paradise. Quilt card
fundraiser for AACC. Chinese locks.
- 28(1), March 2011
- URL for interviews with Japanese Americans in Oregon. "Chinese
Remembering" conference, 2011. The AACC is moving. Polly Bemis
and "Uncle Josh in a Chinese laundry." Insert, "'Retreat
from Moscow': Japanese American College Students are Denied
Entrance to the University of Idaho, April 1942," Pacific
Citizen article with commentary by Priscilla Wegars.
- 28(2), June 2011
- Obituary, Dr. Lindsay Smith. Links to Washington State lumber
mill towns with Japanese American residents. Kooskia Internment
Camp Archaeological Project Website. Tokyo's Tobacco and Salt
Museum. Chinese consul Chao Kwong Tseng and his wife.
Insert, "Chinese Export Porcelains in the 'Canton' and
'Nanking' Patterns and Their Relationship to 'Blue Willow'
Ware," by Priscilla Wegars.
- 28(3), September 2011
- Update on Chinese consul Chao Kwong Tseng and his wife. URL to
download Ansel Adams' book about Manzanar, Born Free and
Equal. China Alley in Hanford, California, on list of 11
most endangered historic places. Heart Mountain incarceration
camp images donated to Washington State University. World
War II Japanese 'good luck flag.'" Insert, "Chinese
Railroad Workers Suspended in Baskets - Another Myth Debunked,"
by Priscilla Wegars.
- 28(4), December 2011
- Exhibit on Japanese Pioneers in the Yakima Valley, Washington.
Chinese artist Jake Lee. Honouliuli Internment Camp O'ahu,
Hawai'i. Gila River Incarceration Camp DVD. Update on World War
II Japanese "good luck flag." Chinese massacre memorial,
Hells Canyon, Oregon. Massacre victims' village located.
- 29(1), March 2012
- Chinese American Museum of Northern California. URL for
Internet publication on identification and dating of Japanese
glass beverage bottles. "Reanalysis of the German Gulch
Chinese Collection in Montana," by Chris Merritt and Bill
Norman. Insert, "When Opium Was Legal: A Cross-Hatched Opium
Can Base from Centerville, Idaho," by Priscilla Wegars.
- 29(2), June 2012
- Japanese pioneer heritage hikes. Chinese exhumation records,
Oregon, 1948-1951. Blue and white Chinese bowls.
- 29(3), September 2012
- URL for the Densho Encyclopedia. Availability of "Chinese
Remembering 2012" conference DVDs. Donation of Steven Martin
Collection of Opium-Smoking Antiques to the AACC. Insert,
Roderick Sprague obituary.
- 29(4), December 2012
- List of donors to the AACC Endowment Fund. URL for slide show
of the Hirahara photographs, Heart Mountain, at Washington State
University. "New Chinese American Exhibit at Sutter County's
Community Memorial Museum, Yuba City, California."
- 30(1), March 2013
- More donors to the AACC Endowment Fund. AACC duplicate
publications for sale. Publication announcement for As
Rugged as the Terrain: CCC 'Boys,' Federal Convicts, and
World War II Alien Internees Wrestle with a Mountain
Wilderness." Insert, "Support Needed for
The Dalles, Oregon, Chinatown."
- 30(2), June 2013
- World War II Japanese "good luck flag" returned to family in
Japan. Web sites for "Japantowns" in California. Announcement of
e-mail listserve for topics related to Chinese railroad workers.
Spouted jar with stopper. New Confucius Institute
opens at the University of Idaho. Insert, Asian flour
sacks in the AACC.
- 30(3), September 2013
- Archaeological excavations of Chinese Quarter site in
Jacksonville, Oregon. Polly Bemis: A Chinese American
Pioneer at National Book Festival in
Washington, DC. Photographer Jack Eng from Baker City,
Oregon. Insert, "Publications Available from the AACC."
- 30(4), December 2013
- Chinese book exhibit, Yuba City, California. Chinese
porcelain sherd from Boise's Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House.
Enigmatic rock slab from California's Deadwood Chinese
Camp. Metal and other artifacts from a Chinese
camp in Texas for Southern Pacific Railroad workers, 1881-1882.
- 31(1), March 2014
- Japanese American art from the Rohwer, Arkansas, concentration
camp. "Sundown" (all-white) towns. Japanese coin from Franklin,
Washington. URL for a report on investigations at a Japanese
herring saltery, British Columbia, Canada. A Chinese American in
World War II, "The Wah Lee Letters," by Kali Oliver.
Insert, "Remembering Alton Briggs; Work on the Route of the
Southern Pacific Railroad," by Mel Brown.
- 31(2), June 2014
- URL for an essay on Chinese and Japanese people in Idaho. More
on the World War II Wah Lee letters. Japanese and Japanese
Americans in Oakland, California, 1935-1942. URL for a finding
aid to the Him Mark Lai papers. Japanese funeral bento
box. Insert, "Museum [in China] Closes after
Priceless Artefacts Turn Out to be Cheap Knock-Offs, by Leo
- 31(3), September 2014
- Warren Times reprinted. Wintersburg, in Huntington
Beach, California, named to list of America's Most Endangered
Places. Chinese restaurant matchbooks and their "go-withs"
in the AACC. Insert, "The Yama site on Bainbridge Island,
Washington," shows a Japanese rice bowl from the site.
- 31(4), December 2014
- Exhumations of Chinese in California, 1913. "Caucasian" a
racist term. As Rugged as the Terrain co-winner of Idaho
Library Association Book of the Year award. URL for
Chinese weatherman Gin Chow.
- 32(1), March 2015
- Chinese workers for the Northern Pacific Railroad, Washington,
drive teams and go on strike. Mochi-making video. Obituary for
Steven Martin. "The Intriguing Origin of Chinese Laundry
Sprayers, by Gary Weisz. Insert, "Japanese Gardens at
Manzanar National Historic Site," by Priscilla Wegars,
- 32(2), June 2015
- "The Asian American Comparative Collection Needs a New
Curator," Guest Editorial by Walter Mih. Upcoming exhibits, two
with artifacts borrowed from the AACC. Orcas Island aluminum
shoe. Insert, 1903 newspaper article, "Chinese Girl
Rescued at Chico" [California].
- 32(3), September 2015
- "Endowment for a New Curator," Guest Editorial by Walter Mih.
Changes to AACC Newsletter graphics. Upcoming Society
for Historical Archaeology conference. Japanese gravestone
from Potlatch, Idaho. Insert, "The Life of Polly Bemis," by
Walter Mih, with photo of Polly Bemis with an unidentifed
woman in the Grangeville, Idaho, vicinity, perhaps 1923.
- 32(4), December 2015
- Recent and forthcoming AACC accomplishments. "The Life of Polly
Bemis," continued, by Walter Mih. Temple heritage
conference announced. Kang Youwei signboard.
- 33(1), March 2016
- The Chinese in Walla Walla, Washington Walking Tour. AACC
Website Updated. Incarceration Camp Diary and Exhibit. Upcoming
Talks and Events in Boise, Idaho. Japanese "Names Registry
Database" for WWII Camps. Unknown Chinese or Japanese
Artifacts from Australia. Insert, Reprinted San Francisco
Bulletin article from 1903, "Entertainment Will Be Given in the
Y. M. C. A. Auditorium in Which Chinese Will Participate,"
transcribed by Nina Blumenfeld.
- 33(2), June 2016
- Northwest Anthropological Conference, Tacoma. URL for Happy
Camp Chinese Mining Site, Northeast Oregon. AACC Display Case in
Boise, Idaho. Searchable DVD for Journal of Northwest
Anthropology. URLs for Japanese American National Museum's Eaton
Collection, Kam Wah Chung Museum, and Chinese American Surnames
website. "Seeking Comparative Japanese Artifacts," by
Renae Campbell. Insert, "Forlorn Japanese Coin
Rescued from an Albany, Oregon, Coin Dealer," by James Bard.
- 33(3), September 2016
- Confucius Institute YouTube Talks. Chinese in the Americas
Conference. Updates to web site URLs. Japanese American
Confinement Sites Grant Program for 2017. URL for City of
Spokane Riverfront Park history. Northwest Chinese History Email
Listserve. Japanese in Avery, Idaho. Insert, "Common Use
of Samshu, or Chinese Wine," excerpt transcribed from Doolittle
1876 by Priscilla Wegars.
- 33(4), December 2016
- AACC Volunteers. Sales of Imprisoned and Rugged. "Updated
Information on Japanese Stoneware," by Renae Campbell. Unusual Metal
Liquor Warmer. Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project (CCAP).
- 34(1), March 2017
- Report on AACC Endowment. Phil Choy Obituary. Roger Shimomura
Exhibit. Filled with Grace Japanese American History
Exhibit. Chinese History Exhibit in the Dalles, Oregon. Public
Archaeology at Manzanar. Early "Fake News"? Righting the
Wrong Japanese American Exhibit in Washington, DC.
Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. Hoover
Institution Exhibit. Insert, "The Chinese as Railroad Builders,"
transcribed from Nordhoff 1874 by Nina Blumenfeld. The
Yamato Colony, Florida.
- 34(2), June 2017
- Wells Fargo Exhibit, Portland, Oregon. Grand opening of the
Topaz Incarceration Camp Museum. Portland's Alberta Park's
Chinese Connection. Sato Elementary in Portland Named for
Japanese Family. Chinese Material Culture Collection URL.
Digital Internment Camp Archaeological Repository. Chinese
- 34(3), September 2017
- Oregon Hop Farmers' Bitter Harvest. Japanese American Museum
of San Jose Research Presentations. Japanese Pioners of the
Yakima Valley Exhibit. URL for Historical Marker Database. 2017
Chinese Historical Society of America Conference. Unidentified Chinese
Ceramic. Smithsonian Blog about Dotchin.
Insert, "Exploring the Merchandise of the Pon Yam Store
in Idaho City, Idaho" by Mary Anne Davis and Susie Osgood.
- 34(4), December 2017
- AACC Endowment Report. URL for KQED Report on Chinese
Exhumation Practices. Tuna Canyon Detention Station Exhibit.
Chinese Temple in Lawrence, South Island, New Zealand. New York
Exhibit on Anniversary of Executive Order 9066. Freedom from
Fear/Yellow Bowl Project.
- 35(1), March 2018
- Lytton Chinese History "Virtual Museum." Order 9066 Podcast.
2018 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage. AACC Item Featured on
Intermountain Histories Website. Amache Field School. Bat
Designs On Ceramics. Insert, "Update on Yama, a Late
19th-Early 20th Century Japanese American Community on
Bainbridge Island," by Caroline Hartse.
- 35(2), June 2018
- Sandpoint Archaeological Report Available Online. Patti
Hirahara Receives WSU Honorary Alumna Award. Bainbridge Island
Historical Museum. Terry Abraham's Overseas Chinese Studies
Legacy. Video of the Steve Martin Collection of Opium-Smoking
Antiques. Nakashima Heritage Barn, Arlington,
Washington. Insert, "Obituary for Terry Abraham," by
Kathy Barnard La Pointe, reprinted from the Moscow-Pullman
- 35(3), September 2018
- Idaho Chinese Featured in Public Television Segment. Japanese
American Confinement Sites Grant Recipients. Obituaries: Reg
Beck, Samuel Lee Couch, and Roberta Greenwood. Terry Abraham Web
Archive. Forthcoming Virtual Asian American Art Museum Chicago
Exhibit. Japanese Measuring Tape. Insert, "Update on the
Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project" by Chelsea Rose and Don
- 35(4), December 2018
- URLs for Online Publications Related to Japanese American
Incarceration. Brief References to Chinese People In
Gibsonville, California. National Japanese American Historical
Foundation, Digital Storytelling Project. Portland, Oregon,
Chinatown Museum. Donation of Wah Lee's U.S. Army and Other
- 36(1), March 2019
- Chinese Woodcutters Exhibit at Nevada State Museum. Manzanar
Community Archaeology Project. Transcontinental Railroad
Commemorations (multiple). Japanese Overseas Migration Museum,
Yokohama, Japan. Oregon Chinese Diaspora Field School Call for
Students. Japanese American Incarceration Multimedia Exhibition.
Korean Celadon Cups. Insert, "New Connections Between Pre-War
Communities and Japanese American Incarceration Camps," by
- 36(2), June 2019
- Yick Yee and Chow Lun Wong Yee Family Endowment for the AACC.
2019 JACL National Convention. Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files
Blog. Issei at Barnston Fieldwork Opportunity. NBC News Series
Honors Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. "At First Light"
Exhibit at JANM. AACC Instagram Page. 2019 Minidoka Pilgrimage.
Fred F. Ohr. Insert, "Utah's Commemoration of the 150th
Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad Exceeds
Expectations," press release provided by Cindy Gubler.
- 36(3), September 2019
- Chinese Diaspora Presentations. Japanese Canadian Settlement
Featured on Smithsonian.com. Grant to Support Kam Wah Chung
Digital Archive. NPS AAPI Theme Study Convening. Yokai Digital
Exhibit. Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. AACC Links and Museum
Webpages Updated. Chinese American Women in History Conference.
Open Access Book on Historical Japanese Migration. Japanese
Dolls, by Yuumi Danner. Insert, "Community Archaeology in
Boston's Chinatown," by Jocelyn Lee.
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