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Coverage of Asian-American Newspapers from about 1989 forward. Good for historical memory and inter-generational issues.
Provides fulltext for U.S. alternative and independent newspapers, weeklies, magazines, and journals. Topics include ethnic issues, arts, media and popular culture, business and labor, literature and criticism, politics, government and public policy.
Chinese in California Virtual Collection
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials. Included are photographs, original art, cartoons and other illustrations; letters, excerpts from diaries, business records, and legal documents; as well as pamphlets, broadsides, speeches, sheet music, and other printed matter.
Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive
Thousands of primary sources documenting Japanese American internment.
Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience
Educational resource of the Southeast Asian Archive at the UC Irvine Libraries focusing on post-1975 refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam and the communities they have developed in the United States. It contains 1,500 visual images and 4,000 pages of searchable text selected from the Archive
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
Densho’s mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished. We offer these irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy, and promote equal justice for all.
Movies, Documentaries and other Video
Videos focusing on Asian Americans
Includes videos in the Libraries' DVD collection as well as from databases such as American History in Video, First Run Films, Kanopy, Ethnographic Film Online, and other sources.
March of Time, 1935-1967
With its first appearance on American motion picture screens in February 1935, The March of Time. startled journalists, filmmakers, and audiences alike with its controversial topics, docudrama and unique approach to newsreels.
Asian American Drama
252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
Film Index International
Index of films and film personalities that is an unmatched reference work for entertainment films and biographical information about directors, producers, actors and more.
American Film Institute Catalog
American film information for the years 1893-1972 produced by the American Film Institute (AFI). The film experts at AFI update and add new records twice yearly and are working on completing their coverage of the 1970s.
Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Searchable abstracting service for national television network news broadcasts. CNN broadcasts available as RealMedia video streams, 1998-present and NBC evening news from 1968-. VTNA lends videotapes of broadcasts or item compilations to individuals for a fee.
REQUIRES FREE REGISTRATION. Question-level data from public opinion polls. Almost 400,000 questions from polls, 1935 to present, based upon Roper Center-archived surveys with US national adult samples or samples of large subnational populations. Links to Roper Center data catalog holdings are provided. RPOLL provides a less functional interface to iPOLL through LexisNexis Academic.