Jun 25, 2021  
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ASIA 388 - Archiving Asian America

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as AMST 388  and HIST 388 ) Archives, as the foundation for historical scholarship, have the power to influence which stories are told and whose past is worth documenting. In recent years, communities at the margins of dominant narratives of U.S. history have initiated a growing number of efforts to preserve and pass on their own records. This course explores how Asian Americans have addressed their invisibility in the U.S. past and present through documentation. We examine case studies of community-based archives, including those that focus on South and Southeast Asian American communities and LGBTQ Asian Americans. Students also have the opportunity to engage in archival practice by contributing to Asian American digital projects documenting histories of grassroots community organizing and contemporary experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vivian Truong.

One 2-hour period.

Course Format: CLS

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