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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


Guest post by FSU Libraries' Social Sciences Librarian, Kyung Kim

The month of May has recently been recognized nationally as Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This commemorative display recognizes the many struggles as well as advancements made by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Highlighted below are resources about Asian Pacific Americans in sports, trade, history, migration, civil rights, music, and dance, and how their contributions have added to society as we know it.

Electronic Resources

Asian American and Pacific Islander Materials: A Resource Guide

Asian Pacific Islander Month

Presidential Proclamation on Asian American & Pacific Islander Month

Chinese Heritage Records

NASA Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2021


Joint Resolution to Provide for Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States (1898)


Physical Resources

“One Country, Two Histories”: How PRC and Western Narratives of Chinese Modernity Diverge 

The Indigenous Pacific and Transpacific Migrations


"Very Dull & No Business Doing": A Reassessment of the American Sandalwood Trade between Hawaii and China, 1790-1832.

Vancouver Island and the Chinese Diaspora in the Transpacific World, 1788-1918

Colonial Mentality and Mental Health Help‐Seeking of Filipino Americans



Feeling Not Asian Enough: Issues of Heritage‐Language Loss, Development, and Identity [Sustaining Multilingual Literacies]



Samoan Archaeology and Cultural Heritage: Monuments and People, Memory and History HELENE MARTINSSON-WALLIN

Asian Americans in Michigan

Asian Americans in Dixie 

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics

Under Cover Asian

Asian American History Day by Day

Asian American Sporting Cultures 

Voices of Asian Americans in Higher Education

Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture

Asian American Media Activism

Cultural Consideration in Asian and Pacific Islander American Mental Health

Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific Islander Teens Confront Violent Legacies


And the View from the Shore

American History Unbound:Asians and Pacific Islanders

Crossing Sidelines Crossing Cultures



FSU Special Collections & Archives Resources



Uluhaimalama, Legacies of Lili’uokalani: Music and Mana’o of Hawai’i’s Last Queen by Allison Leialoha Milham

DU 627.18.M55 2012

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