About this Exhibit

This exhibit showcases selections from University Archives collections that document the Asian American experience at Stanford University, with a particular focus on student-led activism regarding Asian American spaces and academic programs. The exhibit is a work in progress and represents an ongoing, collaborative effort between the Stanford Archives and the University community. If you have any questions about the scope of the project, or what content is included (or not included), please contact us.


We would like to acknowledge the many people who have helped to make this exhibit possible, including past and present members of the Stanford community who shared their materials, time, advice, voices, and wisdom with us. These include current and former Asian American Activities Center staff Linda Tran, Jerald Adamos, Cindy Ng, and Rick Yuen; Stanford faculty Gordon Chang and David Palumbo-Liu; former Stanford trustee and alumna Bernadine Chuck Fong; and Stanford alumni Douglas Chan, Judy Wu, Julius Paras, and Jacob Wang. And we would also like to extend a very special thanks to alumnus and Stanford Libraries colleague Ron Nakao.

We also want to acknowledge the many people who support collecting, arranging, describing, and digitizing University Archives collections, and accessioning digital materials to the Stanford Digital Repository so they can be preserved and made broadly accessible for teaching and research. We especially want to thank current and former University Archives staff, including Hanna Ahn, Claudia Willett, and Josh Schneider; the Stanford Historical Society, including Oral History Program Manager Natalie Marine-Street, Oral History Program Assistant Makeda Barr-Brown, Administrative Officer Charlotte Kwok Glasser; the Conservation and Preservation Departments, with a special shout-out to Ryan Lieu; the Metadata Department, including Jessica Cebra; the Acquisitions Department, including Nicole Yoneda, who helped scan, digitize, and describe many of the files; and the various units of Digital Libraries Systems and Services that support our mission, including the Stanford Media Preservation Laboratory (SMPL), the Stanford Digital Production Group (DPG), the Born Digital Forensics Laboratory (BDFL), and the Product & Service Management team (PSM), especially Cathy Aster, Dinah Handel, Andrew Berger, and Astrid Usong. We also want to thank current and former student library employees Ingrid Chen, Bradley Strauss, Christian Guallpa, Avi Udash, Rohan Cherivirala, Ayesha Rahman, Devin Moua, and Paw Mar Gay.