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Guide to the Shau Wing Chan Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms
  • General note

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0421
    Creator: Chan, Shau Wing, 1907-1986.
    Title: Shau Wing Chan papers
    Dates: 1911-1994
    Physical Description: 2.75 Linear feet (7 boxes)
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University Libraries.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Loren B. Chan, 1987, 1988, and 1995.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Shau Wing Chan Papers (SC0421). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Access Terms

    Ch'en, Shou-yi, 1899-
    Chan, Anna Mae.
    Chan, Loren Briggs, 1943-
    Chan, Shau Hong.
    Chan, Shau Wa.
    Chan, Shau Wing, 1907-1986.
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Stanford University--Students.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Asian Languages --Faculty.
    Stanford University. Dept. of English.
    Chinese Americans --California.

    General note

    See AM 95-032 for Stanford student memorabilia owned by Chan.