Finding Asian American History: Further Resources

This tour was curated by the 1882 Foundation in collaboration with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the University of Maryland Historic Preservation Program.

Access their websites here in addition to further resources on Asian American History. 

1882 Foundation: 


For more information on these sites and to learn about additional ones, see:

Books and Articles:

Antoinette, Lee. 2016. "Asian and Asian American Students in Washington, D.C., Public Schools During the Segregation Era," published in Washington History Vol 28 (2).

Cacas, Rita M. and Juanita Tamayo Lott. 2009. Filipinos in Washington, D.C. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Pub.

Chinatown, D.C.: A Photographic Journal exhibition and catalog produced by Asian American Arts and Media, Inc and directed by Wendy Lim, 1991.

Francine Curro Cary, editor. 1996. Urban Odyssey: A Multicultural History of Washington, D.C., edited by Francine Curro Cary. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Tiongson, Erwin R. 2023. Philippine-American Heritage in Washington, D.C. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press.

Young Chang Chae, ed. 1995. History of Korean-Americans in the Washington Metropolitan Area, 1883-1993, translated into English by Kyu Won Lee. Annandale, VA: Korean Association of Greater Washington.


Dear Chinatown, D.C., produced by Jenn W. Low in partnership with the 1882 Foundation, 2020,

A Right to the City exhibition, produced by the Anacostia Community Museum, curated by Samir Meghelli, 2018.

Media/Oral Histories:

Dig DC, DC Oral History Collaborative, Asian American Voices in the Making of Washington DC's Cultural Landscape,

Penny Lee and Lisa Mao. 2016. Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968. Produced in partnership with the 1882 Foundation.

To contact the host of this tour (the DC Preservation League) email to receive a response.