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East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
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History of Asian Americans
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General Chinese Japanese (General)
Note: Resources on Japanese Internment on separate page
Koreans Vietnamese Filipinos
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Agricultural Laborers in California, ca. 1906-1911 - Photographs From UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library: "101 photographic prints ... document[ing] various ethnic groups, many of them agricultural workers, present in California in the early twentieth century. Especially featured in the collection are Japanese farm laborers and scenes of urban Chinese communities"
Ancestors in the Americas Companion site for Loni Ding's PBS series on the history of Asian Americans: timeline; online discussion; resources; program information; individual stories
Chronology of Asian American History Based on Sucheng Chan's Asian Americans, an Interpretive History
Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archives A collaborative project providing general information & additional resources about Pacific Northwest ethnic history including Chinese & Japanese Americans, a searchable database, tutorials & lesson plans, & discussion forum
Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-born Population of the United States: 1850-1990 Report from Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census
Locke & Walnut Grove: Havens for Early Asian Immigrants in California A lesson plan from the U.S. National Park Service Teaching with Historic Places program
Social Issues Photographs "an ongoing digital collection of historical images primarily from Washington State ... topics [include]: Japanese & Chinese Americans; the World War II Japanese internment camps of Camp Harmony (Puyallup) & Minidoka (Idaho)"
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Chinese
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation Information on the Immigration Station, & pictorial essays on the history of Chinese immigrants & famous Asian Americans
Angel Island: the Pacific Gateway International Channel's multimedia introduction to the story of Chinese immigrants passing through Angel Island Immigration Station: living conditions, medical exams, interrogation, poetry, today, resources
Becoming American: The Chinese Experience Companion site to PBS series: first-person narratives about the Asian experience in the U.S. by site visitors; quiz; timeline; eyewitness accounts; resources for viewers & educators; program information
Building the Gold Mountain: Philadelphia's Chinatown A Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies exhibit with text & photos
Case Files for Early Immigrants to San Francisco & Hawaii Guide to "immigration investigation case files of people who tried to immigrate [through San Francisco & Honolulu] during the period of the Chinese Exclusion Acts, 1882-1943," located at The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Pacific Region, San Bruno, California
CET: Ancestors in the Americas Companion site to Loni Ding's PBS video series exploring the history & legacy of Asians in the Americas: programs, viewer guides, historical documents, etc.
Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles (CAMLA) Dedicated to "researching, preserving, and sharing the history, rich cultural legacy, and continuing contributions of Chinese Americans": news; programs; resources
Chinese Americans Section of The Eagle & the Dragon exhibition at Hoover Library: from Chinese immigration in the 19th century to Chinese immigrants & Chinese Americans today
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) Downloadable images of one of the milestone documents featured by OurDocuments.gov initiative; background; transcript
Chinese Historical & Cultural Project, San Jose, CA, US "non-profit organization to promote & preserve Chinese & Chinese-American history & culture through community outreach activities"
Content-Rich The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 An American Memory site, Library of Congress: "about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials" on "the experiences of Chinese immigrants ... the specific contributions of Chinese immigrants .... Chinatown in San Francisco [&] smaller Chinese communities throughout California"
Chinese in San Francisco Essays & pictures from the Museum of the City of San Francisco
Dragon in the Land of the Eagle: Exclusion of the Chinese from U.S. Citizenship (in Chinese) Zhang Qingsong's Univ. of Virginia dissertation
Content-Rich Historical Chinese Language Materials in British Columbia: An Electronic Inventory Database developed by Asian Library, Centre for Chinese Research, UBC and David Lam Centre, SFU: catalogue searchable by Chinese or English; image gallery; related materials; lists of associations, religious organizations & Chinatowns in BC
A History of Chinese Americans in California Part of National Park Service's online book Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Survey for California
Museum of Chinese in the Americas "the first full-time professionally staffed museum dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere"
On Gold Mountain Exhibition Developed by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles & based on Lisa See's book: text & images on the Chinese American experience
The Promise of Gold Mountain: Tucson's Chinese Heritage Historical perspective; biographies of prominent Chinese-American Tucsonians; video clips; sources; publications; related resources
Q & A: History of U.S. Exclusion of the Chinese (in Chinese) Zhang Qingsong's responses to 40 questions
The Road Chosen: The Story of Lem Wong An episode in the documentary series "A Scattering of Seeds -- The Creation of Canada"; information on Chinese immigration to Canada & related links
Content-Rich Separate Lives, Broken Dreams: Saga of Chinese Immigration Companion site to documentary that "explores the deep and broad impact that Chinese Exclusion had on individual lives, families, and entire communities in America and China": individual case files of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); government documents; anti-Chinese cartoons; Chinese exclusion literature; U.S. attitudes towards other immigrants; glossary; resources
TIME Person of the Year Archive: David Ho, 1996 Profile of the Chinese American AIDS researcher by Howard Chua-Eoan
Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle Multicultural museum named in honor of the first Asian American elected official in the Pacific Northwest
The Yellow Pear: The Story of Gu Xiong Companion site to the "dramatic story of a Chinese refugee arriving in Vancouver just after the Tiananmen Square massacre," an episode in A Scattering of Seeds: the Creation of Canada series
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442nd Go for Broke The history of the military exploits of the 100th Bat./ 442nd RCT in World War II, with articles & e-mails from readers, photos, & listings of officers & enlisted men along with their decorations, books & videos, & news items
The Estelle Ishigo Papers, 1941-1957 Part of the Nisei personal papers section of the Japanese American Research Project Collection 's manuscript holdings at UCLA
A History of Japanese Americans in California Part of National Park Service's online book Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Survey for California
In the Twilight Zone between Black & White: Japanese American Resettlement & Community in Chicago An article by Charlotte Brooks in the Journal of American History (3/2000)
The Japanese American Experience A Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies exhibition: "introduction to the history of Japanese Americans, particularly to those in the Philadelphia area and in Seabrook, New Jersey"
Japanese American History A compilation of reference materials, Japanese American internment & war veteran Web sites, Web sites on Japanese Americans in Hawaii & other historical Web sites by the Japanese American Network
Japanese American History Archives "an extensive, growing collection of books, periodicals, documents, maps, photographs, art & film relating to the Japanese experience in the United States"
Japanese American National Museum Mission: "to make known the Japanese American experience as an integral part of our nation's heritage"
A Lesson in American History: The Japanese American Experience From JACL: historical overview; lists of books, videos & audio materials; curriculum guides; resources; sample learning activities
National Japanese American Historical Society "a non-profit membership supported organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, & dissemination of materials relating to the history & culture of Japanese Americans"
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Koreans
Content-Rich Korean American Digital Archive Documents of the Korean National Association building; the Reverend Soon Hyun collected works; Korean American private records; Korean American Archive Photograph Set; Korean American Museum Oral History Series
Korean American Historical Society "a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the collective memory of Korean Americans through collecting, maintaining, & transmitting the heritage & achievements of Koreans living in the United States & abroad"
Korean American Museum "a cultural and educational forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences relating to Korean and Korean American people": programs; Korean American history, organizations, demographics, & pioneers; culture (including art, literature & film)
Two Tigers "Silence Broken Foundation ... a not for profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to research and public education about crimes against humanity," co-founded by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, makers of documentaries on Korean comfort women, Sa-I-Gu, & Sakhalin Koreans
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Vietnamese
Brothers From Vietnam, The Story of the Lais & the Bessais An episode in the documentary series A Scattering of Seeds - the Creation of Canada: the personal story of the filmmaker's family who sponsored a Vietnamese family of 'Boat People' in 1979
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Filipinos
Through My Father's Eyes: Filipino American Photographs of Ricardo Alvarado "stunning collection of rare post-World War II photographs captur[ing] the life of San Francisco's Filipino American community"
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