MAYOR ERIC NG OF CHINESE CONSOLIDATED BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION (CCBA) TO DONATE PERSONAL ARCHIVE TO MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA

[New York, NY – November 19, 2015] Eric Y. Ng, well-known community leader and business man in Chinatown, President of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), and fondly referred to as “Mayor Ng,” will be donating his collection of early Chinatown, New York photographs and postcards to the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) on November 20, 2015. Founded in 1883, the CCBA is the oldest service organization in Chinatown.

 

“We thank Mayor Ng’s generous donation of an unmatched collection which will only further enrich the history of Chinese in America for our visitors,” says Nancy Yao Maasbach, President of the Museum. Included in Mayor Ng’s donation are photographs of Bayard Street, Pell Street, Doyers Street, Mott Street, and Canal Street.

 

MOCA has amassed a nationally-significant collection of materials documenting Chinese life in America. Beginning as what the Smithsonian Magazine described as "a cultural rescue mission to save a little-known immigrant heritage," MOCA’s collection has grown to document the changing profile of Chinese America—from its humble beginnings in the 19th century to its dynamic presence today. Collections and Research Center currently houses more than 65,000 artifacts, photos, memorabilia, documents, oral histories, and art work.

 

The event will take place at 2:00pm on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the CCBA headquarters located at 62 Mott Street. All are welcome.

 

For information about MOCA’s Collections and Research center, visit www.mocanyc.org/collections. For press related matters, contact Sophie Lo at 917.484.4156 or email press@mocanyc.org. For information on exhibitions and upcoming public and educational programs, visit www.mocanyc.org.