Dogpatch Ranch: the Orgins of a Chinese American Family
This documentary by architect Glenn Lym tells the story of his Chinese great grandfather Lim Lip Hong and his great grandmother Chan Shee and the family they raised in the late 1800’s on a ranch in Dogpatch in the Potrero District of San Francisco on the then Bay shoreline. Lim Lip Hong had returned to San Francisco after working more than a decade in the Sierra's and beyond, helping build railroads that crisscrossed the American West.

 Why did they raise their family on a ranch in rural, outlying San Francisco instead of in protected Chinatown? And how could they do this during a period of intense anti-Chinese discrimination in San Francisco and throughout the West? The ranch was half a acre large and located at the front gate of the biggest Potrero factory at the time - Tubbs Cordage. The ranch was intact for over 4 decades, yet the family was never run off the property.

 Seven children and several grandchildren total were born at the ranch. This six decade tale leads to interesting suggestions about the identity of great grandfather Lim Lip Hong. Life at the ranch provided Glenn Lym a profound understanding of his own grandfather, Lim Lip Hong's second son.
Harley Spiller Menu Collection – Asian/Pacific American Archives Survey Project
The Harley Spiller Menu Collection at New York University totals 40 linear feet and consists of more than 10,000 items. Menus from Chinese restaurants comprise about three-quarters of the collection. These span in date from 1981 to 2009 and about 1000 of the menus predate 1960. Most menus are 11×17 broadsheets or the 8 1/2x 11 folded kinds. Within the collection are menus from every decade, menus from all 50 states, and 3 linear feet of international menus.

Ephemera includes flyers and pamphlets containing information about a variety of topics relating to Chinese cookery, including chopsticks, fortune cookies, dim sum, kosher Chinese food. The artifacts in the collection consists of food packaging such as cans and take-out boxes (some with Spanish labels); restaurant breakables such as ceramics mugs, ash trays, and lidded tea cups; 8-foot chopsticks; plastic take-out bags with restaurant logos; and children’s toys, specifically plastic versions of Chinese food. There is correspondence between museums and individuals regarding his collection as well as documentation of the five exhibitions that have featured items from the collection.

Postcards of Chinese restaurants and about 1000 digital photographs of Chinese food Spiller or friends have taken over the course of their travels also comprise the collection.
William F. Wu Comic Book Collection – Asian/Pacific American Archives Survey Project
An archive at New York University of the William F. Wu collection of comic books featuring Asian characters. A valuable resource for analysis of the stereotypical depiction of Chinese and other Asians.  
Spanning the years 1942 to 1986, the books contain an abundance of representations of Asians in popular American culture. Many stereotypical depictions of Asians and Asian Americans - such as "Chinamen" and martial arts experts - are present, as are characters with exaggeratedly "Asian" features. Many of the comics also contain advertisements for martial arts books and courses.

A Finding Guide for the collection describes the contents: http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/fales/wu/index.html
Keye Luke, Actor and Artist
Recognition of the achievements of pioneering Chinese American actor, best remembered as No. 1 Son in the series of Charlie Chan movies of the 1930s. In his long career he also starred in Flower Drum Song in the 1960s, the David Carradine television, Kung Fu of the 1970s, and other roles until he died at age 86 in 1991. Luke was also a gifted graphic artist who created artwork for Hollywood.
In 1986, he won the first Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Association of Asian/Pacific American Artists, and  he was honored with a sidewalk star in the Hollywood Hall of Fame. 
Luke was philosophical about roles that were denied to him because of the cultural stereotyping of his era, which continues to this day.

Also see Film maker Timothy Tau's wonderful award winning reenactment bio-epic of Luke's acting career.  https://vimeo.com/58036076.
The Chinese in Britain: personal tales of a journey to a new land
Although this post is about the history of Chinese in Britain, it provides a valuable comparison of similarities, and differences, between the life experiences of Chinese who emigrated to the United States and to the United Kingdom.
The Blue, the Gray and the Chinese
Alex Jay's blog on Chinese in the Civil War includes archival documentation about the Chinese listed in the recent publication by the National Park Service,  "Asians and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War."
Chinese American Eyes
Alex Jay's outstanding blog of visual artists of Chinese descent in the U. S., dating back to 1861 up to 2015, so far. He includes obscure as well as prominent artists, documenting each with archival sources including newspaper and magazine articles.Alex Jay's outstanding blog of visual artists of Chinese descent in the U. S., dating back to 1861 up to 2015, so far. He includes obscure as well as prominent artists, documenting each with archival sources including newspaper and magazine articles. An invaluable resource!
GOLD MOUNTAIN SISTERS
Although the author, Grace Yee,  is a New Zealand Chinese, her account of the difficult lives of Chinese immigrant women and Chinese women left behind in China when their husbands emigrated to many countries, is valid for Chinese women related to Chinese immigrant men in many other countries.
Grace Yee’s PhD thesis analyzed settler Chinese women’s storytelling in Aotearoa New Zealand. She recently graduated from the University of Melbourne.
THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT PBS Documentary | CAAM Home
Very timely documentary on the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which was not repealed until 1943. Many Chinese Americans, as well as most non-Chinese, are unaware of this significant discriminatory law and the enormous harm it inflicted on generations of Chinese Americans. It holds lessons for the contemporary debate over immigration policy and racial, ethnic bans.