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May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month

May: Asian Pacific Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month and is defined by the Law Library of Congress as "a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society and culture." For legislation, Presidential Proclamations, and Executive Orders pertaining to this commemoration, visit the Law Library of Congress' Asian Pacific Heritage Month page.


Online Resources

Online Resources

Asian Pacific American Heritage in the Collections of the Smithsonian

Asian American Portraits of Encounter  This exhibition displays the diversity of contemporary Asian American identity through the groundbreaking work of seven visual artists.

Past Observances of APHM


Books at the SJR State Library about Asian American Heritage

Books at SJR State about the History of Chinese Americans

Books at SJR State about the Internment of Japanese Americans