Contains personal correspondence, writings, research files, college materials, resumes, employment information, newsclippings
featuring Nancy Wey. Her writings include her dissertation on Mu-ch'i and Zen painting, book reviews, East West articles and
other papers relating to Asian art, Chinese American history, historical sites and Asian American issues. The bulk of the
collection, dating from 1973-1983 consists of project papers and research materials including taped interviews, data sheets,
photographs, negatives, microfilms, slides, maps, newsclippings, and printed materials from various projects relating to Chinese
Americans and historical sites mainly in California. Also contains college teaching files and related professional activity
materials including conferences, organization minutes and miscellaneous printed materials.
Nancy Wey was born in Boston , Massachusetts in 1931. She developed a deep interest in her mixed ancestry, particularly her
Chinese heritage through her grandfather, who arrived in California in 1885. She earned a Ph.D. in Oriental Art History, focusing
on Chinese and Japanese art, language and culture, from the University of Chicago. Wey was fluent in both Japanese and Mandarin
Chinese and received a Fulbright scholarship to study in Japan.
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