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LIM, Shu Pao (fl 1920-1999)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4504
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: LIM, Shu Pao (fl 1920-1999)
Date(s): 1938-2008
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.2 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Lim | Shu Pao | fl 1920-1999 | community worker


Administrative/Biographical history:

Shu Pao Lim was born in Burma in the 1920s. In 1942, with her family, Shu Pao fled across the Burmese border into China. After the war, she was awarded a scholarship in the USA. However, in 1959, she decided to move to London, England. At the age of 50, she went to Oxford University and studied Social Administration. In 1979, Camden Council employed Shu Pao as a community worker with the Chinese and in 1982, she set up the Camden Chinese Community Centre. The centre provides various services for the local Chinese community. Shu Pao later founded the Great Wall Society Limited which provides sheltered housing for elderly members of the Chinese community in London. In 1999, she was awarded the MBE.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers of Shu Pao Lim, community worker, including correspondence from the Race Relations and Immigration sub-committee; certificates awarded to Lim for her dedication as a voluntary worker; photographs of Lim and her family in Burma and of Lim receiving the MBE; and Burmese wall hangings.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Listed in accordance with LMA Listing guidelines and classification scheme introduced October 2007. Arranged by series; thereafter files are listed in chronological order by creation date.

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:

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Archival Information

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.

Allied Materials

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

Publication note:

Description Notes

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.

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