CHSNE has collections of photographs, newspaper articles, research reports including dissertations, oral histories (audio and transcribed), artifacts (restaurant menus, matchbooks, laundry tickets), etc.
In 1932, Henry Wong opened the Shanghai Printing Company on Oxford Street. Most of the print jobs were for Chinese restaurant menus and laundry tickets. (CHSNE collection)
A bulletin board on the corner of Beach Street and Oxford Street displayed announcements, job notices, news items, and cultural events for the early settlers and bachelors in Chinatown. (CHSNE collection)