Category: Collections

Andolan (Organizing South Asian Workers) (TAM pending)

Andolan (Organizing South Asian Workers) is a non-governmental, membership based group in New York City that organizes and advocates on behalf of South Asian immigrant workers, with particular focus on Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Nepalese, and Sri Lankan workers in the retail, food service, and domestic work industries, many of whom are women. Founded in 1998 …

Q-Wave Costumes and Posters from Lunar New Year for All Parades (TAM 685)

Q-Wave was founded in 2004 and is a community organization based in New York City. Q-Wave is dedicated to strengthening the voices of lesbian, bisexual, queer women, and transgender and gender variant people of A/PA descent. The organization strives to build a supportive, progressive community by promoting visibility and empowerment through social, political, and educational …

Takako Wada Papers (TAM 723)

Takako “Taxie” Wada (1921-2016), was born Takako Kusunoki in Colusa, California. While attending public school, Wada adopted the nickname “Taxie” because her non-Japanese teachers had difficulty pronouncing her name. Upon graduating from high school, she obtained a part-time job at one of Colusa’s newspapers, The Sun Herald. It was this experience with the paper that …

Daniel C. Tsang Papers (TAM pending)

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dan Tsang received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands, and two master’s degrees from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He worked for two years as a research librarian at Temple University’s Contemporary Culture Collection and for thirty years as a bibliographer and data librarian at University of California, …

Ming Fay Papers (MSS pending)

Born in Shanghai in 1943, New York City-based sculptor Ming Fay grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the United States in 1961 to attend the Columbus College of Art and Design. He received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Fay has …

Fay Chiang Papers (TAM pending)

Fay Chiang (1952-2017) was an Asian American poet, visual artist, and community leader from New York City. Raised in Queens and educated at Hunter College and the School of Visual Arts, she became active in the anti-war and the Asian American cultural movements in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Chiang dedicated her professional life …

GAPIMNY Records (TAM 675)

Founded in 1990, GAPIMNY (formerly known as Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York) is an all-volunteer, membership-based community organization with the mission to empower queer and trans Asian/Pacific Americans to create positive change. It provides a range of political, social, educational, and cultural programming and works in coalition with other community organizations to …

Michi Kobi Papers (TAM 697)

Michi Kobi (1924-2016) was born Michiko Kobinata Okamoto in Sacramento, California. She was eighteen years old when she and her mother were sent to Tanforan Assembly Center and then Topaz Incarceration Camp in Utah during World War II. After camp, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting, and lived in …

Krishna Reddy Papers (MC 244)

Krishna Reddy (1925-2018) was a highly accomplished artist, art educator, and author who has made major contributions to revolutionizing the technology and artistic possibilities of intaglio simultaneous color printmaking. Born in India, Reddy first studied sculpture in Santinketan, West Bengal, and later traveled to Europe in the 1950s to study under sculptors Henry Moore, Ossip …

Pauline Park Papers (TAM 663)

Pauline Park (b. 1960-) is a New York City-based transgender activist. She is the president of the board of directors and former executive director of Queens Pride House and chair of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA), both of which she co-founded. She led the campaign for the transgender rights law enacted …