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Asian American Studies Resources

Photo: Congressman Robert Matsui

Sacramento State has developed a new digital archive focused on the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui.

Sacramento State has developed a new digital archive focused on the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui’s leadership in gaining redress and reparations for Japanese Americans interned during World War II. The online collection features video clips, photographs, speeches and more.

Click here to enter website www.csus.edu/matsui

See article:
Robert Matsui's legacy lives on in digital archive
(February 19, 2007).

Photo of API Report
"Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Sacramento: A Community Profile, 2000 and Beyond"

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Sacramento: A Community Profile, 2000 and Beyond,” is the result of work by Sacramento State Professors Timothy P. Fong and Greg Kim-Ju. The two spent nearly a year analyzing statistics from the 2000 Census and other sources to compile the report, which is believed to be the first comprehensive look at the status of Asian and Pacific Islander American ethnic groups in the city of Sacramento.

Click here to download Report
www.csus.edu/news/communityprofile

See article:
Study finds Asian Americans in Sacramento face high poverty rates (May 23, 2006)

Japanese American Archival Collection photo of little girl

Little girl on a rocking horse at Tule Lake relocation center circa 1941.

The Japanese American Archival Collection provides valuable insights into the history of Japanese American communities in northern California, particularly in the town of Florin, California from the late 19th century and into the 20th century. The collection contains significant documentation related to the internment of Japanese-born and Japanese American individuals during World War II and continues to serve as a valuable resource to a broad range of users, including scholars, teachers, students, writers, journalists and documentary film producers.

Click here to enter website
http://digital.lib.csus.edu/jaac/

 

 

Southeast Asian Refugees Library Gift

Acquisitions Librarian Jennifer Ware inspects a musical instrument from Thailand, part of the Refugee Educators’ Network (REN) gift to the library.

The Sacramento State Library has strengthened its cultural and historical resources with a significant gift from the Refugee Educators’ Network (REN). More than 6,000 items including books, journals, film, clothing and other memorabilia were donated, offering a breadth of cultural and historical reference materials not previously available at the University.

See article:
University Library receives treasure trove of Southeast Asian cultural history
(February 5, 2007)