Asian/Pacific American Archives at New York University


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.

Update: Please note that the vast majority of the featured archival surveys reports were conducted between 2008-11. While some reports have been edited to correct harmful language or changes in an organization’s name or status, a majority have remained unaltered and thus reflect information available at the time that the surveys were conducted. If you encounter harmful language in a survey report or would like to request a change, please email us at 12/14/2021