Welcome to the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project. The archive is under construction, and it will include photographs, texts, art, videos and other materials. Only a few samples are presented in this web site, but when the digital archive is completed we will provide access to the full archive for the public at that time.
“Golden Spike Celebrations – Chinese workers’ vintage point of Andrew J. Russell’s ‘Champagne Photo’ site”, 2008, Chinese ink on paper, 48” x 108” Zhi Lin’s series titled “Invisible…View
Mr. Edward Laning (1906-1981), now recognized as one of America’s foremost muralists, was commissioned during the Roosevelt Administration, in 1935, to depict the “Wedding of the Rails” at…View
Jiu Jin Shan (Old Gold Mountain) (1994), an installation by Hung Liu, was on display in the Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, CA from January 23 through…View
Breaking ground at Sacramento, Calif., Jan. 1863, for first Transcontinental Railway Southern Pacific Lines
Photographic postcard of mural. Courtesy of California Historical Society, FN-17664/CHS2013.1180View
Courtesy of The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. BANC PIC 1963.002:0504–CView