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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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Photograph, Ayala's Return, 1935, Associated Oil Company.

Peruse 11 exhibits, from the Gold Rush of 1849 to Japanese American internment [...] »

Photo, Young Girl with. . . , Dept. of Public Affairs,  Trust Territory. . .

Did you know that Micronesia was once a U.N. trusteeship administered by the [...] »

Screencap, 49th State Albums, 3 Dec 2012

Hawaii became a U.S. territory in 1898. Why did it take more than 60 years for [...] »

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photographic print, Young Polish berry picker, July 1909, Lewis Wickes Hine, LOC

Discover resources that will enable you to examine this unique area of American [...] »

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

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

Photo, Angel Island, San Francisco, CA, July 26, 2008, elcapitan79, Flickr

Learn about the experiences of immigrants detained at Angel Island and how this [...] »

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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 [...] »

When and where was this photo taken? See what clues you can spot! [...] »

Chinese newspaper, dishware, basket and other unidentified items: From Alice Io

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United [...] »

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