Title: Uncommon San Francisco Chinatown ephemera, from 1930 Chinese Hospital Pagoda Festival to 1970 Gourmet Guide
Place Published: San Francisco
Date Published: Various dates
• Official Program. "Fah Topp Wui". Pagoda Festival for the benefit of the Chinese Hospital Endowment Fund /December 4th to 14th, 1930 / Chinatown, San Francisco / Souvenir Edition . Original color pictorial wrappers. 11 1/2" h x 8 1/2", 12pp. Illustrated with photos and advertisements. Scarce. WorldCat locates only the Yale copy held by an American institution.
• John T.C.Fang, editor and publisher. Chinatown Handy Guide / San Francisco (San Francisco, 1959) Original pictorial wrappers. 5.5 x 7.5"j, 128pp. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Issued a year after a similar Guide to Chinatown New York.
• William K. Gong. Insider's Guide to Gourmet Chinatown (San Francisco, 1970) Original wrappers. 4.5 x 8.5", 64pp. Tipped-in carbon-copy slip states that proceeds from sale of the book would go to the emergency fund of Chinatown's Self-Help for the Elderly. A review of 61 Chinatown restaurants.
The San Francisco Chinese Hospital, which opened in 1925, serving poor immigrants and the elderly, is, to this day, the only such institution in the United States. Of special interest in the program for the Pagoda Festival fund-raiser, is an essay by T.Y.Yang, Manager of the San Francisco Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, "An Interpretation of our Chinatown's 'Tomorrow'".