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Flora Moon Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

Contacts and Correspondence

Financial Records

Grant Applications

Research

Production

Ephemera

Audiovisual and Digital Materials

Books



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Flora Moon Papers, 1976-2012 | University of Houston Libraries

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Collection Overview

Title: Flora Moon Papers, 1976-2012

Predominant Dates:1991-2004

ID: 02/2016-006

Primary Creator: Moon, Flora

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 02/13/2016

Subjects: China - History, Chinese Americans, Chinese diaspora

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Photographs, Research (document genres), Videocassettes

Languages: English, Chinese

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The majority of this collection contains documentation and notes pertaining to the creation of the short documentary film The Living Tree. Other items include film scripts, periodicals and ephemera from her film career.

Biographical Note

Flora Moon is a film maker based in Los Angeles, Houston and Boston. Born in Indiana to Chinese immigrants Wei Ning and Tack-Shing Li, Flora knew very little about her Chinese roots growing up until her aunt De Ping moved to the United States in the 1980’s. She learned about her family’s recent history and how they were targeted during the Communist Revolution, as well as their ties to the Tang Dynasty. After visiting the People’s Republic of China and meeting her extended family, Flora created a short documentary film, The Living Tree about her journey discovering her Chinese roots. The majority of this collection contains correspondence, financial information, grant applications and proposals, historical and family research, production notes, audio-visual materials and books pertaining to the research and production of this documentary. Other items include film scripts, periodicals and ephemera from Flora Moon’s film career.

Subject/Index Terms

China - History
Chinese Americans
Chinese diaspora

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Flora Moon

Preferred Citation: Flora Moon Papers. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Contacts and Correspondence],
[Series 2: Financial Records],
[Series 3: Grant Applications],
[Series 4: Research],
[Series 5: Production],
[Series 6: Ephemera],
[Series 7: Audiovisual and Digital Materials],
[Series 8: Books],
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Series 1: Contacts and Correspondence
Contact Lists and correspondence with Living Tree consultants, family in China and the United States, and correspondence with museums and archives regarding image rights for The Living Tree.
Box 1
Folder 1: Contact Lists and Notes, undated
Folder 2: Consultants – The Living Tree, 1992-1998, 2001-2004
Folder 3: Family, 1978-96, undated
Folder 4: Image Rights A-M, 1998, 2003-2005
Folder 5: Image Rights M-S, 1991, 1993, 2003-2005
Folder 6: Image Rights U-Z, 2003 -2004
Folder 7: Workprint, 1978

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Contacts and Correspondence],
[Series 2: Financial Records],
[Series 3: Grant Applications],
[Series 4: Research],
[Series 5: Production],
[Series 6: Ephemera],
[Series 7: Audiovisual and Digital Materials],
[Series 8: Books],
[All]

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