Asian/Pacific/American Institute Records

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Survey Conducted: Fri, 2008-10-24
Creator: Asian/Pacific/American Institute

History: The Asian/Pacific/American (A/P/A) Institute was founded in 1996 in response to student interest combined with New York University’s commitment to global excellence. The Institute is focused on community and intercultural studies within a broad, rigorous international and comparative framework.The A/P/A Institute incorporates the ideas of the NYU Asian/Pacific/American studies program and local, national, and international affairs into public events and symposia for the larger New York University and New York City communities. The Institute brings together accomplished scholars, community-builders, and artists from New York City and beyond for events throughout the year including conferences, seminars, book readings, film screenings, musical performances, and brown bag lunches. The Institute also co-sponsors events with student and community organizations, which serve as educational programs to complement the academic Program and address the needs of the community at large.

The A/P/A collaborated on several events and activities with the Office for African American, Latino, and Asian American Student Services (OASIS). OASIS was created in 1988 in response to the expressed needs of students of color for more University administrative support and commitment. Today the mission of OASIS continues to be carried out by the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) at NYU.

Summary: The records of the Asian/Pacific/American (A/P/A) Institute, dated 1994-2003, document the activities of the Institute from its founding in 1996 and reflect student events, faculty affairs and collaboration with the A/P/A studies program. The collection contains photographs, memoranda, correspondence, student surveys, meeting and conference agendas, syllabi, proposals, posters, flyers, and brochures. It also includes audio cassettes, VHS tapes, and mini DVs.

Total Size: 15 linear feet
APA-related Size: 15 linear feet
Languages of materials: English
Arrangement: alphabetical
Location: New York University Archives, New York University
Conditions Governing Access: Contact repository for detailed information on conditions governing access.

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