The Asian/Pacific/American Archives Survey Project was established in 2008 by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute and the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University. It was the first systematic attempt to map existing and potential Asian/Pacific/American (A/P/A) archival collections in the New York metropolitan area. The project seeks to address the underrepresentation of East Coast Asian/Pacific/Americans in historic scholarship and archives by surveying the collections of community-based organizations and individuals. From 2008 to 2011, the Project surveyed over ninety archival collections and helped transfer some of them into the Fales Library & Special Collections and the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University.
Today, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute remains involved in bringing in A/P/A archival collections to New York University’s archival repositories.