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​Digital History & Online Archives

1947 Partition Archive
Many of the interviews have been conducted by volunteer Citizen Historians from 12 countries. The interviews have been recorded in 22 languages and attempt to cover the complete life story of the witness, providing fascinating details about pre-Partition life, the Partition experience, and post-Partition life changes.

Densho Digital Repository
A grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity.

Houston Asian American Archive
HOAAA conducts and collects oral histories and preserve letters, diaries, photographs, newspapers and other records created or collected by individuals, businesses and organizations in order to document the unique cultural legacy of Asian Americans as local residents and as (trans)national and global citizens.

Japanese American National Museum - Collections Online
The Japanese American National Museum’s Collections Online features selected highlights from their permanent collection of over 60,000 unique artifacts, documents, and photographs.

Los Angeles Archivists Collective - L.A. Riots
PLACE blog post that compiles archive images resources related to the L.A. Riots

Museum of Chinese in America: Collections Database
This is a PastPerfect database of physical collections held by MOCA, which is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.

Museum of Chinese in America: Oral History Archive
Oral histories under MOCA's stewardship

Pioneering Punjabis Digital Archive
Explore over 700 video interviews, speeches, diaries, photographs, articles, and letters in which Punjabi Americans share their life stories, values, and contributions to California’s history over the last hundred and twenty years.

South Asian American Digital Archive
SAADA documents, preserves, and shares stories of South Asian Americans

Southeast Asian Archive: Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience
The Southeast Asian Archive's collection is broad and interdisciplinary in documenting the social, cultural, religious, political, and economic life of Americans of Southeast Asian origin. Strengths include materials relating to the resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants in the United States, refugee camp and other experiences of the "boat people" and land refugees, and the development and progress of new ethnic communities. There is a special focus on materials pertaining to Southeast Asian Americans in Orange County and California.

The National Archives
The National Archives holds a wealth of matieral documenting the Asian Pacific Islander experience, this page compiles a sampling of the resources offered.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
A migratory museum that brings history, art and culture to you through innovative community-focused experiences.

I Want the Wide American Earth
Rich with compelling stories and images, this 30-banner exhibition takes a sweeping look at this history, from the very first Asian immigrants centuries ago to the complex challenges facing Asian Pacific American communities today.

No-No Boy
No-No Boy is an immersive multimedia work blending original folk songs, storytelling, and projected archival images to illuminate hidden American histories. Taking inspiration from his own family’s history living through the Vietnam War, as well as interviews with World War II Japanese Incarceration camp survivors and other stories of Asian American experience, Nashville born songwriter Julian Saporiti has transformed years of doctoral research at Brown University into an innovative project bridging a divide between art and scholarship. By turning archival study and fieldwork into a large repertoire of folk songs and visuals Saporiti has been able to engage audiences with difficult conversations through song and storytelling, performing with a revolving cast of collaborators everywhere from rural high schools and churches to New York City's Lincoln Center.