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Save-the-date: April 11- An invitation from the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project

March 26, 2019
Mimi Calter
Chinese Railroad Workers 150th event flyer image

The Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford cordially invite the Stanford library community and the general public to join us at Tresidder Oak Lounge on April 11.

People may visit any time beginning at 2 pm to see computer displays, hundreds of historical photos, archeological discoveries, school curriculum, and research results that reveal what we have learned about the lives of the 10,000-12,000 Chinese who immigrated in the 1860s to build the Transcontinental railroad. We will also share information on the role of the Chinese in building Stanford University’s landscape. 

2-4 pm -  On-going displays with scholars and student RAs to demonstrate and answer questions.
4:15-5:15 pm - Remarks by the project and university leaders. 

You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gold Spike competing the Transcontinental Railroad, and the lives of the Chinese who helped build the railroad and Stanford University.

See the event flyer (pdf) and the website for additional information.

Hope to see you there!
Roland Hsu, PhD
Director of Research
Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford