Asian American Archives and Manuscript Collections
PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIAL
Asian American Drama [via Alexander Street Press] (http://uclibs.org/PID/31412)
When complete Asian American Drama will bring together more than 250 plays, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information.Coverage: late 19th century-presen Help page on using Asian American Drama (http://www.alexanderstreet2.com/AADRLive/aadr.help.html)
Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (http://jarda.cdlib.org/)
The Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (JARDA) serves as a gateway to the archival and manuscript holdings of numerous California archives, libraries, oral history programs, and museums featuring online finding aids, digital images, electronic texts and oral histories. There are 10,000 digital images complemented by 20,000 pages of electronic transcriptions documenting the experience of Japanese Americans in World War II internment camps.
Coverage:1941 - 1945
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/cubhtml/cichome.html)
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials. Included are photographs, original art, cartoons and other illustrations; letters, excerpts from diaries, business records, and legal documents; as well as pamphlets, broadsides, speeches, sheet music, and other printed matter. These documents describe the experiences of Chinese immigrants in California, including the nature of inter-ethnic tensions.
Related The materials in this online compilation are drawn from collections at The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley; The Ethnic Studies Library, UC Berkeley; and The California Historical Society in San Francisco.
Welga! Filipino American Labor Archive (http://welgadigitalarchive.omeka.net/)
The Welga! Filipino American Labor Archives focuses on preserving and presenting primary sources regarding the immigration of the Filipino labor force to the United States, including migrant farmworkers, cannery workers, longshoremen, nurses and U.S. military personnel. It is hosted by the Asian American Studies Department at UC Davis.
Professor Wayne Maeda, one of California's foremost scholars of Japanese American history, was a founding member of the Ethnic Studies Center and the Asian American Studies Program at Sacramento State (CSUS). The Wayne Maeda Asian American Studies Archives is comprised of
the Hmong American Archives,
the Wayne Maeda Archives, which focuses on Japanese Americans
and the K.W. Lee Archives which focuses on Korean Americans.
Website for the resouce center. The collections (mostly print) include more than 570 Hmong-related books, 275 Hmong-related theses and dissertations, nearly 800 Hmong-related academic journal articles, over 3,500 Hmong-related newspaper articles and 311 videos as well as 52 CDs and 32 DVDs. The library likely has the largest collection of Hmong-related theses and dissertations and journal articles of any institution in the United States, and thus serves as an importnat center for Hmong Studies. The collections also include extensive archives of issues of local (Minnesota) Hmong newspapers dating back to the 1990s and Hmong-related articles from mainstream newspapers going back to the 1970s. Most of this material is not digitized.
Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive, Cal State Long Beach (http://salticid.nmc.csulb.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/OralAural.woa/wa/collection?ww=1272&wh=832&pt=109)
The Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). This site provides access to the full audio recordings of oral histories that have been deposited in Special Collections of the CSULB Library - enabling you, the user, to hear the voice, pitch, and rhythm of the narrations as well as the emotions these convey. You will hear the actual spoken words of oral history narrators, rather than seeing a written version of them in the form of a transcript. The collection is strong in Asian American History, Labor History, Chicano/a History, South Asian History and the Music and general local history of Southern California and Long Beach.Related:
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This collection brings more than 13,000 pages of documents, over 1,900 photographs, and about 180 sound files together in one searchable collection that documents the Korean American community during the period of resistance to Japanese rule in Korea and reveal the organizational and private experience of Koreans in America between 1903 and 1965. Courtesy of the University of Southern California Digital Library.