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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: May

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A selected electronic bibliography

Compiled by the Wirtz Labor Library Staff
U.S. Department of Labor

Ancestors in the Americas
This site provides part of the series created by the Center for Educational Telecommunications that is devoted to the history and contemporary legacy of early Asian immigrants to the Americas. Included are links to historical documents, and a very informative link, Asian American History Timeline, which covers historical facts from 1600 to 1992. In addition, there is information on how to research your own ancestors.

Asian Pacific American Firsts
Firsts in the fields of Government, the Arts, Education, Sciences, Sports, etc.

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated to increasing participation of individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.

Federal Asian Pacific American Council, Inc.
The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) was founded in 1985. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.

Infoplease Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
A variety of links on many aspects of Asian Pacific heritage. Included are the origins of the month, Asian influences, Asian Pacific historical timeline, Asian Pacific enclaves, and a section about feng shui.

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP)
A national non-profit organization working to achieve full participation and equality for Asian Pacific Americans, LEAP offers leadership training, publishes original public policy research, and conducts community education to advance a comprehensive strategy of Asian Pacific American empowerment.

ModelMinority.com
This site is designed to provide the Web's richest collection of research articles, commentaries, stories, poems, pictures, and other documents on the Asian American experience.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
A source for descriptions of the exhibits resources, programs and collections available at the Smithsonian Museum.

U.S. Census Bureau: Asian and Pacific Islander Populations
Statistical profiles include information on the publication The Asian Population: 2000, population estimates and projections, and breakdowns of Asian and Pacific Islanders by other characteristics.

Last updated May 1, 2006