Elsie Tu Papers
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The Elsie Tu Papers are one of the Library's most significant collections. It is comprised of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and the reports and committee papers of various government departments. This collection charts Dr. Elsie Tu's fifty years of social activism and service in Hong Kong, including her fight against corruption, promotion of social justice, and her contributions to both the Urban and Legislative Councils.

Some of the important issues covered by the collection include the Star Ferry fare increase and subsequent riots in 1966, anti-corruption efforts, former Governor Christopher Patten's political reforms, and the controversy over the death of police inspector John MacLennan. For those with an interest in Hong Kong studies, this is an invaluable primary resource.

For inquiries, please contact Special Collections & Archives on 3411 5937 or e-mail libarc@hkbu.edu.hk.

A witness for half a century... Dr. Elsie Tu (right) presented a collection of historic materials which documented major social changes in Hong Kong to President Daniel Tse on 13th April, 2000.
(Photo and text: University Relations, Hong Kong Baptist University)
A photo of Dr. Elsie Tu and her elder sister in the First World War.
Dr. Elsie Tu and her husband Mr. Andrew Tu.
Dr. Elsie Tu listening to complaints from a group of hawkers in the 1960s.
Personal publications and study reports.
Fare increase incident of the Star Ferry in 1966.
Correspondence with former Governor Lord Murrary MacLehose.
Correspondence with British Government officials, MPs and former Governor Christopher Patten about Hong Kong's political reforms.
Extensive newspaper clippings.
Complaints about minibus racketeering and civil servants' corruption.
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A witness for half a century... Dr. Elsie Tu (right) presented a collection of historic materials which documented major social changes in Hong Kong to President Daniel Tse on 13th April, 2000.
(Photo and text: University Relations, Hong Kong Baptist University)