Densho Digital Archive

Densho Digital Archive.

This resource is part of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project. The Archive “holds over 400 visual histories (more than 800 hours of recorded video interviews) and over 10,700 historic photos, documents, and newspapers. The archive is growing as Densho continues to record life histories and collect images and records. These primary sources document the Japanese American experience from immigration in the early 1900s through redress in the 1980s with a strong focus on the World War II mass incarceration” (Densho). To access the database, a user can either create a free account or use the Guest account provided by Densho.

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Multicultural Canada

Multicultural Canada.

Led by Lynn Copeland of Simon Fraser University and with the contributions of other Canadian institutions, the Multicultural Canada project digitizes cultural records of Canada’s multicultural communities and makes them freely available online. It includes an extensive list of collections, including newspapers in Chinese and Korean and the BC (British Columbia) multicultural photograph collection. In addition, it also provides access to the online version of the Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples (originally published by The Multicultural History Society of Ontario), which is an overview of all the ethnic groups in Canada.

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Chung Sai Yat Po/Zhong xi ri bao 中西日報

Chung Sai Yat Po/Zhong xi ri bao 中西日報.

Based on the newspapers held by the Ethnic Studies Library of UC Berkeley, this resource provides full images of Chung Sai Yat Po from 1900 to 1904(?). Chung Sai Yat Po was published in San Francisco from 1900 to 1953 and was one of the longest running Chinese-language newspaper in the United States.

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Lat Pau (Le Bao) 叻报

Lat Pau (Le Bao) 叻报.

Developed by the National University of Singapore Libraries, this resource provides full images of Lat Pau, the longest-running Chinese daily during pre-war Singapre, from 1887 to 1932.

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Sin Kuo Min Press 新国民日报

Sin Kuo Min Press 新国民日报.

Digitized by the National University of Singapore Libraries, this resource provides the content of the Sin Kuo Min Press from 1919 to 1933 in PDF format (not full-text searchable). Published in Singapore from 1919 to 1941, this “paper is one of the most influential official newspapers and journals published by the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) in cities where many Overseas Chinese were residing. It is an invaluable historical source for the study of modern Chinese revolution and Chinese Overseas during that period of time.” (National University of Singapore Libraries)

This resource is recommended by Xi Chen of Oberlin College.

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JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives

JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives.

A themed collection in Calisphere (provided by the California Digital Library), “JARDA contains thousands of Japanese American internment primary source materials:

-Personal diaries, letters, photographs, and drawings

-US War Relocation Authority materials, including camp newsletters, final reports, photographs, and other documents relating to the day-to-day administration of the camps

-Personal histories documenting the lives of the people who lived in the camps as well as the administrators who created and worked in the camps”.

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USC Korean American Digital Archive

USC Korean American Digital Archive.

Developed by the University of Southern California Library, the Korean American Digital Archive “brings more than 13,000 pages of documents, over 1,900 photographs, and about 180 sound files together in one searchable collection that documents the Korean American community during the period of resistance to Japanese rule in Korea and reveal the organizational and private experience of Koreans in America between 1903 and 1965.” It includes the documents from the Korean National Association building, Reverand Soon Hyun Collected Works, Korean American Private Records, Korean American Archive Photograph Set, Korean American Museum Oral History Series, and USC Korean Heritage Library Files.

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