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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

At first glance, Executive Order 9066 might read like boring bureaucratese. But what did this dry government document mean for Japanese Americans during World War II? FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, Chinese cobbler in Portland's Chinatown, 1889, Oregon Historical Society

Which ethnic groups have made their homes in the Columbia River Basin? [...] »

Photograph, 1953 grand opening of Dave's One Stop..., 1953, Esther Don Tang.

A collection of primary sources detailing early Asian-Americans in Tucson, [...] »

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Explore the stories of California's diverse immigrant groups through essays, [...] »

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Teaching Resources

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Photo, Lieutenant Roberto Lim of the Philippine Islands, Mar. 1943, LoC

Scratch the surface of Asian Pacific American history this May, and keep [...] »

Photographic print, Walrus Tusks, 1931?, Lomen Bros., Library of Congress

Reducing the time you need to spend to create thought-provoking student [...] »

Photo, A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry. . . , 1942, NARA

What were the consequences of and motivations for Japanese American removal [...] »

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Put your knowledge to the test!

Print, "H.R.H. Princess Margaret," New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women of [...] »

Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

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