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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 Islander experience, and it highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media. You can help make more records accessible by becoming a citizen archivist. Find out more about transcribing and tagging Chinese heritage records from the exclusion era.

The theme for 2022 is "Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration."

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Education Updates: The Importance of Local Stories: Oregon Students Discover the Courageous Work and Life of Minoru Yasui

Education Updates: Questioning Chinese Exclusion: The “Chinese Village” at the 1899 National Export Exposition

Education Updates: Suspending the Right of Due Process: Japanese-American Relocation during World War II

Education Updates: Primary Sources Show How the Chinese Exclusion Act Was Applied

Forward with Roosevelt: Found in the Archives: 1934 Hawaiian Visit

Hoover Heads: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Not Quite American

Hoover Heads: State Dinner at the Hoover White House for the King and Queen of Siam

The JFK Library Archives: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Searching for a “Hidden Figure”

The JFK Library Archives: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Dalip Singh Saund

The JFK Library Archives: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Solving an Archival Mystery

National Archives News: Chinese American Actress’s Story Illustrates ‘Othering’ of Immigrants

National Archives News: After Atlanta Shooting, Author Revisits Killing of Vincent Chin

Pieces of History: 19th Amendment at 100: Mabel Ping-Hua Lee

Pieces of History: Asian/Pacific American History: Learning our Legacy

Pieces of History: National Archives-Thai Friendship

Pieces of History: Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files and the USCIS Master Index

Text Message: The Past is the Present in the Asian American/Pacific Islander Records Aggregation Project

Text Message: Bringing the Past to Light through the Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files

Text Message: Asian/Pacific American History: Learning Our Legacy

Text Message: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Highlights: Duke Kahanamoku

Text Message: Honoring Notable Asian Pacific Americans for APA Heritage Month

Text Message: James Wong Howe: Hollywood’s Ace Cinematographer

Unwritten Record: Korean War Refugees in Signal Corps Films

Unwritten Record: A Colorful Chinese New Year Celebration, 1964

Unwritten Record: Fractured Ideals: Japanese American Internment through a Government Lens

Videos

Author Erika Lee discusses her book The Making of Asian America, October 2, 2015

A Conversation with George Takei: George Takei in Hyde Park, February 19, 2017

Japanese American Internment Teachable Moment video from the FDR Library

Oh, the Stories They Tell: Chinese Exclusion Acts Case Files at the National Archives

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