A field of pink/purple flowers on a sunny day stand in front of a blurred background of similar purples/pinks and greenery.

See Leong Papers: A Chinese American Family’s History

This spring, The Huntington acquired the papers of Gilbert, Florence, and Leslee See Leong, members of two of the earliest and most prominent Chinese American families in Los Angeles: the Leong and See families. The collection includes the papers of Gilbert Leong, a major Chinese American architect in his time and one of the founders of East West Bank; his wife, Florence See Leong, of the Fong See family; and their daughter, Leslee See Leong, the current owner of F. Suie One Co., a highly regarded Asian antique store in Pasadena, California. Leslee See Leong shared her family’s story in a video interview.