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TRAN, Can (fl 1938-2008)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4501

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: TRAN, Can (fl 1938-2008)

Date(s): 1989-199-

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.04 linear metres.

Name of creator(s): Tran | Can | fl 1938-2008 | Chinese community centre manager


Administrative/Biographical history:

Mr Can Tran is in his late seventies and is originally from Shunde, China. Tran moved to Saigon, Vietnam when he was in his late teens and where he lived until 1978. In 1980 Tran arrived in London with his family. Mr Tran has always been closely involved with the local community and is still a management member for a London based community centre.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers of Can Tran, Chinese community centre leader, including certificates issued in acknowledgement of his community work; issue of China magazine, and photographs of activities at Chinese community centres.


Language/scripts of material: Chinese and English.

System of arrangement:

LMA/4501/01: Certificates; LMA/4501/02: Printed Material; LMA/4501/03: Photographs.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This collection was acquired in 2008 as part of the 'Footprints of the Dragon' Heritage Lottery Fund project led by the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre.


Related material:

The following Chinese community collections were acquired as part of 'Footprints of the Dragon' Heritage Lottery Fund project led by Chinese National Healthy Living Centre: LMA/4497-4515, 4518, 4520.


Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Records prepared May to September 2011.

Chinese (cultural identity) | National identity | Cultural nationalism | Cultural identity
Community centres | Community development
Community leaders | Community development
Community participation | Community development
Personal archives | Archives
Personal papers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Tran | Can | fl 1938-2008 | Chinese community centre manager

Corporate names