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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Electronic Index to the Early Shenbao 申報

Electronic Index to the Early Shenbao 申報.

Developed at the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg, this resource provides quick keyword access to more than 11,000 articles published in Shenbao from 1872-1898. The index covers all leading articles from the Shenbao, articles reprinted from Hong Kong papers (such as the early Xunhuan Ribao edited by Wang Tao), and selected news reports, official documents, and letters to the editor. Excluded from the index are most poetry, reprints of the Jingbao (Peking Gazette), and advertisements.

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Mainich PhotoBank

Mainichi PhotoBank.

Provided by the Mainich Newspapers 毎日新聞社, this is the largest database of photos in Japan, with a total of 450 thousand photos from the Meiji era to today (120 thousand from the pre-WWII period). It allows free search, but reproduction rights and downloads are fee-based.

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