The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey was published in 1942 by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project of the Works Progress Administration of Illinois. The purpose of the project was to translate and classify selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press from 1855 to 1938. The project consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities of Chicago.

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  • Chicago Tribune -- June 17, 1878
    The Chinese A Sunday-School for Their Benefit

    Whether it be that the Christian people of Chicago have become so accustomed to the sight of the Heathen Chinee that the almond-eyed Celestial has escaped being an object of interest to them, or because those same people have never regarded the Chinese as an object fit for anything beyond washing clothes, is the reason for no effort having been made by Chicago philanthropists to spread the Gospel among the shaven-headed, is something beyond the knowledge of the writer of this item. Perhaps some effort has been made in a small way. Certainly none has been made in a way to attract so much public attention as will be attracted by the plan of work lately begun by Mr. David Jones, a missionary who has for the past two years labored among the Chinese at Evanston.

    Not that Mr. Jones has commenced in a manner that would bring himself and his work conspicuously into notice. He began very humbly by getting the use of a third story room in the Farwell Hall building and calling to his aid a number of ladies and gentlemen he started what is known as the "Chinese Mission."

    Whether it be that the Christian people of Chicago have become so accustomed to the sight of the Heathen Chinee that the almond-eyed Celestial has escaped being an object of ...

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  • Chicago Tribune -- August 05, 1878
    Chinese Sunday-School

    Ah Ching Yuen, the aristocrat, wore a black satin jacket, a straw hat jauntily tipped on one side of his head, and new felt shoes, which made no sound as he proudly trod across the floor. Lo Bo, being only a hired man on moderate wages, could not be expected to "rag out" very well, but he was neat if not gaudy. Ah Sam Chong, Fong Sang, Low Lee, R. Gin, and the rest of the fourteen Celestials who were present at the banquet (there are twenty-one who actually belong to the Sunday-school) were arrayed in much the same scale of splendor as Lo Bo.

    It is now two months since the Chinese Sunday-school was started in an upper room of Farwell Hall, and already it has attained a place among the prominent religious institutions of the city. An eccentric man with a queer history, David D. Jones, was the founder of it.

    It was a great day for the Chinese - yesterday. The pupils of the Sunday-school had extended a formal invitation to their teachers to participate in a banquet at the close of the regular exercises.

    The regular Sunday-school exercises were gone through as usual. A peculiarity of 2this Sunday-school is that there is a teacher for every pupil. Most of the teachers are ladies. The teaching is necessarily simple in its scope, as few of the almondeyed scholars can speak English.

    These Chinese are said to be extremely grateful for the attention shown them by the "Melican" ladies, and have manifested their gratitude by making them several choice presents. One of the ladies was recently presented with an elegant and costly silk and ivory fan imported from China, and another has been notified that there is a pair of shoes coming for her all the way from that far-off shore. Evidently the "Heathen Chinee" of this city is either exceptionally good or else he has been misrepresented on the Pacific slope.

    Ah Ching Yuen, the aristocrat, wore a black satin jacket, a straw hat jauntily tipped on one side of his head, and new felt shoes, which made no sound as ...

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  • Chinese Daily Times -- September 02, 1935
    Chinese Boyscouts in Chicago Welcomed and Entertained by Chinese Consolidated Benovelent Association

    Sixteen Chinese boyscouts and two guardians arrived at the Chicago Central Station from New York City, Friday. Chinese Consul General Mr. Kuo, Vice-Consul, Mr. Wong, many Chinese merchants and local American boyscout delegates were on hand to welcome the visitors at the station.

    In the evening the visitors accepted an invitation by the All-America Chinese Student Association, to participate in a ceremonial program They exhibited various scout tricks very skillfully.

    The next day they were entertained by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association at the Shah-Tin Restaurant. These boyscouts were selected and sent from China.

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    They are here representing China in the International Boyscouts Conference, at Washington, D. C.

    Due to infantile-paralysis epidemic in a certain Eastern State the Conference was postponed. The boyscout delegates had visited the American Capitol and Eastern States before coming to Chicago.

    They will leave for San Francisco, Saturday night, and thence back to China.

    Sixteen Chinese boyscouts and two guardians arrived at the Chicago Central Station from New York City, Friday. Chinese Consul General Mr. Kuo, Vice-Consul, Mr. Wong, many Chinese merchants and local ...

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  • Chinese Centralist Daily News -- September 29, 1937
    Opening of a Chinese School by the Chinese Church

    A meeting of Board of Directors of the Vocal Chinese Christian Association was held yesterday. They have decided upon establishing a Chinese School, engaging Mr. H. P. Chiao as teacher-principal, and Miss H. F. Wang as teacher. Both Miss Wang and Mr. Chicao have had many years of teaching experience in San Francisco.

    Friday, October 1st, is set as the opening date of the school.

    We urge therefore, that all fathers of our fellow countrymen who are interested in their children's education to come in and register this week. The hours of registration will be six to eight P.M. every day. The address of the school is The Chinese Church, located at 23rd and Wentworth Avenue.

    A meeting of Board of Directors of the Vocal Chinese Christian Association was held yesterday. They have decided upon establishing a Chinese School, engaging Mr. H. P. Chiao as teacher-principal, ...

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