SPOTLIGHT ON: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE
By Christine Bruzzese
1990, May has been designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
by the President of the United States. This article features resources
in the City Hall Library collection that focus on Asian Pacific American
life and culture in New York City. These materials may be of use to the
researcher seeking out historical information about Asian Americans in
New York City.
The New York City Department of City Planning published the report Asians
in New York City; a Demographic Summary in November 1988. Prepared for
the Mayor's Task Force on Asian American Issues, this publication
utilizes data from the 1980 federal census. History on Asian immigration
and the presence of various Asian groups in New York City is presented.
Statistics on income, occupations, health, language and education are
also provided along with brief analysis
The Regional Plan Association, in collaboration with Chinese-American
Planning Council and United Way of Tri-State, prepared the report The
Growing Asian Presence in the Tri-State Region. Published in 1987, this
study examines the growth of the Asian community in the New York metropolitan
region. Such issues as family life, education and economics and housing
New Urban Immigrants: the Korean Community in New York by Illsoo Kim
was published in 1981. This book examines factors that affect South Korean
immigration to the United States, economic bases for establishment of
a Korean community in New York City, expansion of such communities, politics,
culture and more.
Vertical and biographical files offer newspaper clippings, press releases
and other materials on Asian Americans in New York City.
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