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Asian American Studies: Primary Sources & Research Websites

Library resources for Asian American Studies.

Asian American Research Websites

Archival Research: Japanese American Experiences during WWII  National Archives records of primary sources.

artasiamerica  Historical image and document archive specialized in Asian American visual culture from 1945 to the present.

Asian American Archival Collections List of Asian American archival collections by University of Southern California Libraries.

Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University Primary and secondary sources, including bibliography, digitized documents, and oral history interviews.

Densho Digital Archive  The Densho Digital Archive of Japanese American experiences, primary sources.

Japanese American National Museum Museum in Los Angeles with several primary source exhibits that can be explored online.

Interfaith Center of New York   Religious issues surrounding current events in and beyond New York City.

Library of Congress Digital Collections Features wide array of primary sources on Asian Americans, including audio, video, photographs, documents, and more.

Museum of Chinese in America  Museum in New York City preserving and presenting history, culture, and experiences of Americans born of Chinese descent.  Features an array of digital primary resources, including photographs, oral history interviews, documents, and more.

Organization of Chinese Americans  Advancing the social, political, and economical well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.

SEAAdoc: Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience  Primary sources on the post-1975 refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam and the communities they have developed in the United States.

South Asian American Digital Archive Primary sources on the South Asian diaspora in the U.S.

USC Digital Library Several primary source collections, including the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California Collection, Filipino American Library Collection, Japanese American Incarceration Image Collection, and Korean American Digital Archive.

Welga Digital Archive - Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies Primary sources documenting the Filipino American experience.

General Primary Source Databases