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    To the Citizens of Tacoma ...
    Creation Date: Oct. 8, 1885
    Catalog ID: 1903.1.2
    Announcement introducing the Tacoma Committee of Fifteen, and calling on employers to "discharge any and all Chinese in your employ, not later than Nov. First, 1885, and that you will not hereafter employ them or encourage their presence here." Edward N. Fuller Ephemera Collection
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    The workingmen still alive : the "Chinese Evening Circular" will eat crow
    Creation Date: 1884
    Catalog ID: 1903.1.138
    Call Number: EPH/979.778031/W893/1884
    Single sheet (19.5x14 cm.) announces meeting at Mechanics' Hall for "business of great importance." Date (April 12, 1884) hand written in pencil. Re. Chinese in Washington Territory. Edward N. Fuller Collection.
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    [beam scale]
    Creation Date: 1840-1870
    Catalog ID: 1918.37.2
    Beam scales, from China, 1840-1870. Scales consist of: a) ivory beam with brass plate attached with string; b) small round lead weight; c) rod with spatula end; d) metal rod; and e) case. Beam has graduated marks etched on sides. Weight probably attached to beam for counterweight. Rod with spatula end has wedge shaped tip at handle end. Upper section made of wrapped copper wire with overlay of copper wire. Lower end made of silver tone metal which finishes in fine sharp point. Second rod made of silver tone metal. Upper end threaded. Rod slightly bent. Fiddle shaped case made of bamboo. Two pieces with brass hinge at end of long handle. With depressions to hold beam, rods, weights, and tray. Hinge held in place with woven bamboo strip ring that slides up and down stem. Scales picked up by donor in Nov. 1885 at time of Chinese exodus from Tacoma, W.T. Found at Northern Pacific docks. Original records note it is "Chinese opium scale." Such scales known as "Do'tchin" were more frequently used for weighing Chinese herbal medicines. Scales noted to have been made a gift at some point.
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    The anti-Chinese riot at Seattle, Washington Territory
    Creation Date: 1886
    Catalog ID: 2014.0.383
    Call Number: EPH-B/979.778031/H234an/1886
    Single illustrated sheet (39x26.5 cm.) consisting of one large illustration and two insets. Large illustration depicts group of Chinese surrounded by large mob, partly held back by men with rifles. Insets depict "driving Chinese on board of steamer" and "marching under guard to the court-house." Drawn by W.P. Snyder, from sketches by J.F. Whiting of Seattle. Published in Harper's Weekly (p. 157, March 6, 1886). Ephemera.
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    [Chinese worker, Stampede Tunnel line, Northern Pacific Railroad]
    Creation Date: ca. 1885
    Catalog ID: 2015.0.316
    Call Number: 2015.0.316
    Black and white, close photographic image of 10 members of a Northern Pacific Railroad crew posing by locomotive no.457 at the close end of a trestle on the Stampede Tunnel line, in either King or Kittitas County,WT, ca.1885. A Chinese man is sitting on a barrel in the front left of the group. One man is holding a shovel on his shoulder.
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    The Chinese Must Go, Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America
    Creation Date: 2018
    Catalog ID: 2018.1.73
    Call Number: 305.895/L58c/2018
    1 v. (349 pages : illustrations, maps, 25 cm.) In 1882, the United States launched an unprecedented experiment in federal border control--which promptly failed. This book examines this moment when America's attempt to bar Chinese workers provoked a wave of anti-Chinese violence across the U.S. West. In 1885 and 1886, white vigilantes in over 150 communities used intimidation, harassment, bombs, arson, assault, and murder to drive out their Chinese neighbors. This outbreak of racial violence had profound consequences. Displacing tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants, the expulsions reshaped America's racial geography. In response, the federal government not only overhauled U.S. immigration law, but also transformed its diplomatic relations with China. The Chinese Must Go recasts the history of Chinese exclusion and its importance for modern America and its consequences for today's immigrants. Contains extensive discussion of the Tacoma expulsion in 1885 and mentions the Chinese Reconciliaton Park in the introduction. The black and white photograph on the cover is the back view of a Chinese man with a long braid walking and carrying a small child visible over his right shoulder.
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    Personal address of W.J. Thompson, candidate for Representative
    Creation Date: 1886
    Catalog ID: 1903.1.591
    Call Number: EPH-A/979.77803/T379p/1886
    Single sheet (31x16 cm.) address by W.J. Thompson, Republican candidate for Territorial Representative, 1886. Topics include taxation, Chinese in the Pacific Northwest, education, and woman suffrage. Margins trimmed. Ephemera
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    Creation Date: ca. 1886
    Catalog ID: 1977.5.1
    Chinese silk tapestry handkerchief, gold on blue silk. In wood frame gold painted, with black background. From China, ca. 1886.
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    Creation Date: 2010
    Catalog ID: 2010.5.65
    T-shirt made in Haiti for Gildan Activewear, 2010 and made for use by the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation, Tacoma, WA. Size M (medium); made of 99% cotton and 1% polyester cloth mix; mottled gray color with black print. Machine stitched; crew neck/ short sleeves; straight hem. Printed on center front of chest is name of foundation with oval-shaped emblem above. Printed on back is information about the walk for reconciliation held on Oct. 30, 2010, beginning at Tacoma Union Station and ending at the Chinese Reconcilaition Park. Information printed in fashion to resemble a broadside. Walk marked the 125th anniversary of the Tacoma Chinese expulsion.
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    Stuart Rice, Private scrapbook, Democratic Convention
    Creation Date: 1886
    Catalog ID: 2007.0.215
    Call Number: SB-A-4
    One vol.; 31 cm. Covers Democratic convention in Tacoma. Chinese riots discussed.