Welcome to the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project. Our digital collection is under construction, and it will include. Examples of our digital visualization, as well as primary and secondary materials of interest for researchers including photographs, texts, art, videos and other materials are presented here.

The Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project website is subject to Stanford University’s standard Terms of Use ( However, the images and other materials housed in the database are  individually copyrighted, and are subject to use restrictions based on the requirements of copyright holders. Please consult with the copyright holder for the individual item for permission to reuse.

The captions accompanying photographs are provided by the holding institutions and are reproduced here as part of the historical record. They may contain descriptors and terminology that are offensive to us today. Similar issues of offensive language may arise in historical texts and place names on this website.