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Roosevelt Chin passport, 1957

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MssBJ_C112_F230c_1957_004.jpg

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Roosevelt Chin passport, 1957

Description

A United States passport issued to Roosevelt Chin, a Chinese American student from Louisville, Kentucky who worked with the Cabbage Patch Settlement House for over fifty years. The passport is from 1957, when Chin traveled to Hong Kong; stamps from Hong Kong are found in the passport. Chin would later say that he always wanted to visit China, but that Hong Kong was the closest that he ever came. Hong Kong was under British authority at the time and the United States Department of State forbade passage to Communist China; a notice on the inside of the passport warns that the passport is not valid for travel to any nations "under Communist control."

Source

Mss. BJ C112_Folder 230c, Cabbage Patch Settlement House Records, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky

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Mss. BJ C112_Folder 230c

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Citation

United States. Department of State, “Roosevelt Chin passport, 1957,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 16, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/7010.

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