Notebooks, exams, reading notes, and a draft of his thesis from his graduate studies, 1930-1933; professional and personal
correspondence, 1938-1949, including letters pertaining to his immigration status; correspondence, memoranda, and reports
pertaining to Stanford administrative and departmental matters, 1935-1982; and family papers, 1911-1994. Included in the family
papers are extensive correspondence between Chan and his wife Anna during his trips away from home, 1938-1960; letters (many
in Chinese) from his brothers Shou Yi Ch'en, 1937-1977, Stanley Hong (Shou Hong) Chan, 1938-1975, and Shau Wa (Wally) Chan,
1941-1950; correspondence of Chan's son Loren B. Chan with his parents and uncles, 1964-1989; personal documents of Anna Mae
Chan, 1911-1994; Shau Wing Chan's passports and travel papers, 1937-1982; and some ephemera from China, 1925-1926.
Chan received his M.A. (1932) and his Ph.D. (1937) in English from Stanford University. He joined the Stanford faculty in
1938 and retired in 1972. He was instrumental in founding what is now the Department of Asian Languages, serving as its executive
head from 1958-1962.
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