Pacific University Archives

Choy (Tim) Collection of Jade Artifacts Edit


MS 60
Finding Aid Author
Eva Guggemos
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Finding aid written in English.
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  • Undated (Creation)


  • 1 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    1 flat box

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  • Preferred Citation

    Tim Choy Collection of Jade Artifacts, Pacific University Archives, Forest Grove, Oregon.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

  • Biographical Note

    The collector, Dr. Tim Choy, was a 1964 graduate of Pacific University. For 30 years, he was a Professor of Speech Communications at Moorhead State University in Minnesota. He later served as an Assistant to the President at Hawai'i's Bishop Museum. With interests in art and philanthropy, he made several notable donations to Pacific University and other institutions.

  • Summary

    The collection is comprised of approximately 70 carved jade objects collected by Timothy Choy, Pacific University Class of 1964.

  • Accruals

    No accruals are expected.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection is comprised of approximately 70 carved jade objects collected by Dr. Tim Choy, Pacific University Class of 1964. The objects are accompanied by numbered labels with a brief description and provenance information. Most were acquired in Honolulu or China. The dates and place of creation for each piece are not recorded; they may have been created in China, Korea, and/or other locations. Most measure 5 cm. x 5 cm. or less. Objects include: buttons (18), hairpins (4), belt buckles (6), belt hooks (2), belt plaques (2), animal miniatures (6), scholar's desk items (9), personal use items (9), pendants (6), and miscellaneous/unlabelled items (7).

    Tim Choy donated the collection to Pacific University in honor of Phillip and Leigh Creighton.