Yam Tong Hoh papers circa 1910-1987

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Main Author: Hoh, Yam Tong 1898-1987
Format: Manuscript
Language: Chinese
Subjects: Aged--Services for--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
Asian American Council of Greater Philadelphia.
Berkeley Chinese Community Church.
Chinatown (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Chinese Americans--Religion.
Chinese Americans--Religious life--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
Chinese Americans--Services for--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
Chinese Americans--Societies, etc.
Chinese Benevolent Association of Philadelphia.
Chinese Christian Church and Center (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Hong Kong True Light Foundation.
Old age homes--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
Older Chinese Americans--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
On Lok House of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation.
Online Access: Finding aid online: http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/findingaidmss126hoh.pdf
Summary: Born in Fushan, China, Hoh received his education at Stanford University, San Anselmo Theological Seminary and Columbia University Teachers College. He returned to China to head the True Light Middle School. After World War II, he came to the United States to head the Chinese Community Center in Oakland, California, and to serve the Chinese Congregational Church in Berkeley. He was called to lead the Chinese Christian Church and Center of Philadelphia in 1954. After his retirement from the ministry in 1967, he became first director of On Lok House, which provided subsidized housing for Asian elderly. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, uncataloged photographs, and numerous administrative records and printed materials, the bulk of which relate to Hoh's work in the Chinese-American community of Philadelphia. In English and Chinese. Inventory available.
Physical Description: 26.5 Linear feet 26.5 linear feet, 64 boxes, 22 volumes
Collection Number: MSS126
Finding Aid: http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/findingaidmss126hoh.pdf

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