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Hung Pui Wong's American Legion Card

National Museum of American History

Resources - A More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Reference webpage with links to all of the resources included in the online exhibit A More Perfect Union. This page serves as a resource on the Japanese American Internment camps of World War II. Included are links to a statement by one of the exhibition's curators and the text of the original traveling exhibition A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and The United States Constitution, as well as a historical overview of the period, two classroom activities, a bibliography of books for grades 4 through 12, and a list of relevant web sites about Japanese and Asian American culture and history.

33c American Samoa single

National Postal Museum
33-cent

Issued April 17, 2000

Multicolored

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Oh, oh, oh. You know something special is coming when I start with those three simple syllables. Because big words...

Korean-American Resources

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
List of links and news articles on Korean Americans on these topics: Journalism/Media, Theater, Film and Television, Tae Kwon Do, Adoptees, Religion/Churches, Children's Books, Literature, Dance, and general.

picture of father and daughter, Topaz, 1940s

National Museum of American History

picture, Ellen Hashiguchi, Topaz, 1940s

National Museum of American History

On Gold Mountain

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Online exhibition documenting the history of Chinese immigration to the United States from the early 19th century to today. Topics include 'Chinese Laborers in the West,' 'Los Angeles's Chinatown,' and 'Traditions, Citizenship, and Contributions.'

11c National Parks Centennial single

National Postal Museum
mint

Bleached cloth

National Museum of American History

What do you know about Asian literature? [in Christian Science Monitor]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
What do you know about Asian literature? So you love haiku, can quote from “The Art of War,” and have...

Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution: Topic 6 - Justice

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Section of the A More Perfect Union online exhibit focused on the efforts of Japanese Americans to receive justice after their internment during World War II. This section uses artifacts from the Museum's collections, primary source documents, photographs and oral histories to discuss the court cases brought against the government, the formal apologies and efforts of redress by the government and the successes of members of the Japanese American community in post-war United States.

Balbir Singh Sodhi standing in the snow

National Museum of American History

Balbir Singh Sodhi holding a male toddler.

National Museum of American History

To remove nail polish

National Museum of American History

Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution: Topic 3 - Internment

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Section of the A More Perfect Union online exhibit focused on everyday life in Japanese American internment camps during World War II. Living in geographically isolated camps under harsh conditions and laboring for unfair wages, internees recreated a community structure that enabled them to live as normal a life as possible as well as thrive culturally. Artifacts from the Museum's collections, fine art, primary source documents, photographs and oral histories provide a sense of the daily life of internees as well as an appreciation for the unique art and culture that emerged from the rigors of life in the camps.

Territory of Hawaii Birth Certificate

National Museum of American History

Drive: A Look at Roadside Opposites by Kellen Hatanaka

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Reprising the unique delight he brought to his debut, Work: An Occupational ABC, Canadian artist/author Kellen Hatanaka makes opposites all...
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