Collection of Japanese American Newspapers (TAM 688)

13.10.2016 in Collections

The Japanese American Newspapers Collection contains 18.6 linear feet of publications from fifteen different Japanese American newspaper titles dating from the mid-1940s through 2014. The collection includes extended runs of Hokubei Shimpo and New York Nichibei, as well short runs of regional papers and international…


Gloria Wong Chung Papers and Photographs (TAM 559)

22.08.2013 in Collections

Dr. Gloria Wong Chung (1925-2007), a leader in the struggle for healthcare and empowerment in New York City’s Chinatown and one of the first female Asian/Pacific American psychiatrists, was born in Taishan, Guangdong Province.  In 1929, she and her family came to the United States,…


Soh Daiko Records (TAM 634)

16.04.2013 in Collections

Formed in 1979, Soh Daiko is the first taiko group on the East Coast. At the time of its founding, Soh Daiko and taiko (drumming) offered a striking and powerful rebuff to the notion that Japanese women were “quiet.” Taiko has deep roots in Japan…


Rocky Chin Papers (WAG 325)

16.04.2013 in Collections

Rocky Chin is a civil rights attorney and community leader long engaged in labor and human rights advocacy. Born in Washington D.C., Chin earned his BA at Lehigh University, MA at Yale University, and JD at the University of Southern California. He was appointed to…


Martin Wong Papers (MSS 102)

16.04.2013 in Collections

Chinese American artist Martin Wong (1946-1999) was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  He graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in art studio in 1968 and participated in the Bay Area’s performance art scene in the 1970s. After…


Peeling Records (TAM pending)

16.04.2013 in Collections

Peeling (1995-2005) was a New York City-based collective of writers, performers, directors and producers. Using autobiography as a departure point, their collaborations were an exploration of contemporary Asian American identities through the development of original theater work. Originally founded in 1995 as “Peeling the Banana”…


New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) Records (WAG 319)

16.04.2013 in Collections

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) is a union fighting for structural change in the taxi driving industry, ranked by the Department of Labor as the most dangerous job in the country. Founded in 1998 by members of the Lease Drivers Coalition (LDC), an…


Newark Chinatown Collection [of Yoland Skeete] (TAM 614)

16.04.2013 in Collections

Founded in 1993, the Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center serves as a platform for artists around the world to connect with communities in Newark and supports emerging and established artists through exhibitions, lectures, seminars, workshops, and residencies. Its programming includes an annual exhibition, “Havana/Newark,” which features…

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May Chen Papers (WAG 301)

22.03.2013 in Collections

May Chen (1948- ) is a labor organizer who has been actively engaged in outreach and advocacy for immigrant workers for more than twenty years. Born and raised in Boston, she received her BA from Radcliffe College and her MA in Education at UCLA. Her…

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Asia Pacific Forum Records (TAM 629)

22.03.2013 in Collections

Broadcasting on WBAI 99.5 FM, Asia Pacific Forum (APF) is a progressive pan-Asian radio show based in New York City focusing on culture and politics. APF’s broadcasts cover underreported stories from Asia and Asian America and explore topics such as activism, civil and human rights,…