National Archives Marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May
Press Release · Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Washington, DC…The National Archives celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage in May with a film showing and records talk. These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall and is fully accessible. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at Seventh Street, NW. Please note that the May 24th program will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, located at 8601 Adelphi Road. See directions to both locations.

FILM: The Old Man and the Sea
Saturday, May 14 at noon, William G. McGowan Theater
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the National Archives presents this 1958 motion picture featuring the Oscar®-nominated work of James Wong Howe, one of Hollywood’s most celebrated cinematographers. Howe, who emigrated from China with his family in 1899, became an American citizen in the 1950s. (86 minutes.)

RECORDS LECTURE: Looking in All the Right Places: Overlooked Documents for Japanese American Family History at the National Archives
Tuesday, May 24, at 11 a.m., Research Center Room G-24
Independent researcher and former National Archives volunteer Pamela Loos-Noji presents an overview of records relevant to Japanese American family history research, information in each record, and tips on filling out pull slips. (The lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, in Lecture Room B, Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m.)

To verify dates and times of the programs, call 202-357-5000 or view the Calendar of Events online. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please e-mail or call (202) 357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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