Dorothy Yao was married to Chinese journalist, scholar, and playwright Yao Hsin-nung. The Yao family lived in San Francisco, California, where Yao Hsin-nung taught at San Francisco State University. The Yaos were family friends of Edgar Snow, with Yao's daughter Hilda considering Snow as "Uncle Ed."
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Dorothy Yao donated folders 1 and 2, which contain a letter written by Edgar Snow to her husband Yao Hsin-nung, journalist, in September 1969; and a poem her daughter Hilda H. Yao wrote in memory of her father when he passed away in 1991. Hilda H. Yao donated folder 3 in 2005. Included in the documents file are photographs of Edgar Snow with the Yao family; correspondence between Snow and Yao Hsin-nung; a elegy to Lu Xun written in Chinese and translated into English by Hilda...