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A resume, 1955; award certificates and letters of commendation, 1961-1967; 2 audio cassettes with corresponding transcript of Yang's autobiography, 1965; 4 sketches; miscellaneous writings; clippings; reproductions of art work; photographs of Yang, and copy prints of Yang's photographic works document his career as a professional photographer.
Chao-Chen Yang papers, 1945-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 4883 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Photographer; Seattle, Wash. Born Hangchow, China, Yang received degrees in foreign relations and art education from the University of Hwin-Hwa, Shanghai, and became the director of the Department of Art at the Government Institute in Nanking. Coming to the United States in 1934 to work at the Chinese Consulate in Chicago, he took night courses in art at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1935 to 1939. He was transferred to Seattle as Deputy Consul and founded the Seattle Photographic Society in 1941. He was director of the Northwest Institute of Photography and was interested specifically in color printing processes.
Donated by Jean Yang, widow of Chao-Chen Yang, 1991.
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