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We are collecting documentation of the experiences of Asian/Pacific Americans living during COVID-19 by:

Recording oral history interviews with narrators who wish to share their A/P/A COVID-19 experiences or perspectives for archival preservation and future access.
Black banners that read "RENT STRIKE" in English and Mandarin outside a fire escape in Chinatown, NY

These interviews will be conducted remotely (while social distancing protocols are still necessary) or in person (only when safe to do so). To contribute to the project as a prospective narrator, complete the narrator request for interview form.

Collecting a wide range of recorded interviews to document, as thoroughly as possible, A/P/A COVID-19 experiences.
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To contribute to the project as an interviewer, complete the volunteer interviewer form.

Collecting Digital Artifacts
Text that reads, "How to start talking to your Korean family about BLACK LIVES MATTER." in both English and Korean with a woman sitting in front of a bookcase in the bottom right corner

Collecting digital artifacts including, but not limited to: articles, flyers, and resource lists; publications and journal articles; photographs and images of artwork and installations; video and audio recordings. Select artifacts may be accessioned, alongside the recorded oral history interviews, by the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. To contribute an artifact to the project, complete the artifact donation form.


Attend an event or workshop:

Mending in Ongoing Crisis: Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Voices and COVID-19 on Monday, February 22, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST (watch the recording)

On Community Care: Documenting A/P/A Voices During COVID-19  on Thursday, December 3, 2020, 5:30-6:45 p.m. EST (watch the recording)

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Questions? Please contact apa.archives@nyu.edu.

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