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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The National Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the Asian and Pacific Islanders experience, and highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media.


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Asia Pacific American Heritage month photos and documents from the National Archives.


Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month events and resources from other Washington, DC, museums

Wednesday, May 10, at 2 p.m.
Oh, the Stories They Tell: Chinese Exclusion Acts Case Files. William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube 
Although the search for a Chinese Exclusion Act case file may be difficult and challenging, the rewards can be great as these files may contain a treasure trove of information for the family and social historian. In a live, interactive broadcast shown in the McGowan Theater and on YouTube, National Archives at Seattle Director Susan Karren discusses Chinese Exclusion Act records in recognition of the Chinese Exclusion Act’s 135th anniversary. Presentation materials available here.