[Photograph 2012.201.B0404.0323]

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Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Mr. Xau-xsi Mei, now simplified to H. H. Mei, and family fled to Oklahoma to escape communism in China. Though he brout=ght his wife and three (3) children, Leung, 17, Lily, 15, and Chun Mao, 8, he was forced to leave a 4th child behind, a daughter Ling, 12. Ling was ill, suffering from tuberculosis of the bone and America's immigration laws would not allow her entry. she is being cared for by a friend in Hong Kong. Hopefully, if she gets well, she will be able to join ... continued below

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Peterson, Dick March 21, 1956.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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In 1893, members of the Oklahoma Territory Press Association formed the Oklahoma Historical Society to keep a detailed record of Oklahoma history and preserve it for future generations. The Oklahoma History Center opened in 2005, and operates in Oklahoma City.

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Description

Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Mr. Xau-xsi Mei, now simplified to H. H. Mei, and family fled to Oklahoma to escape communism in China. Though he brout=ght his wife and three (3) children, Leung, 17, Lily, 15, and Chun Mao, 8, he was forced to leave a 4th child behind, a daughter Ling, 12. Ling was ill, suffering from tuberculosis of the bone and America's immigration laws would not allow her entry. she is being cared for by a friend in Hong Kong. Hopefully, if she gets well, she will be able to join the family at a later date."

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PublishDate: T-03-21-56

Credit: Oklahoma Times

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  • Oklahoma Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 21, 1956

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • March 21, 1956

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  • Nov. 18, 2014, 9:51 p.m.

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Peterson, Dick. [Photograph 2012.201.B0404.0323], photograph, March 21, 1956; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc418515/: accessed August 21, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.