Asian Americans

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Kenkichi Furuichi Papers, 1921-1924 (K0358)
0.3 c.f.

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Correspondence in both Japanese and English; some financial material; class notes; one photograph; and some ephemeral material. Furuichi graduated from the Kansas City-Western Dental College and was a dentist in Kansas City KS.

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Huynh Quang Nhuong Papers, 1956-2000 (C3997)
4.4 cubic feet (246 folders)

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The papers of Huynh Quang Nhuong, a Vietnamese author who lived in Columbia, Missouri, consist mainly of Huynh's writings and include drafts of plays, novels, short stories, poetry, and screenplays. The collection also includes photographs, newspaper clippings, book reviews, and correspondence with publishers, as well as fan letters from children regarding his book, The Land I Lost.

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Kuk Sool Won, St. Louis Records, 1988-2010 (S0338)
7 cubic feet

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The Kuk Sool Won, St. Louis Records contain photographs, scrapbooks, and tests documenting the school's dedication to teaching Kuk Sool Won, a traditional Korean martial arts system founded in 1958 by In Hyuk Suh. 

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Living Treasures Oral History Collection, 1983-1985 (S0456)
0.4 cubic foot, 32 folders, 112 photographs

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The St. Louis Living Treasures Project documented the life and artwork of older folk artists in the St. Louis area. The folk artists shared techniques learned from their cultures of origin in oral history interviews conducted by OASIS. The 31 artists who participated include African Americans, Native Americans, Asian immigrants, and European immigrants.

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Ann Bryan Mariano McKay Papers, c. 1892-2009 (C4009)
16.25 cubic feet (937 folders), 26 audio cassettes, 1 16 mm film, 10 rolls of microfilm, 1 computer disc

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The papers of Ann Bryan Mariano McKay, a journalist and Vietnam War correspondent, consist primarily of material relating to her work on the independent newspaper, Overseas Weekly, and include newspapers, newspaper copy, photographs, correspondence, and legal materials regarding a lawsuit over distribution of the newspaper in Vietnam. Other materials in the collection document her work with Vietnamese orphanages, as well as various aspects of both her personal and professional life, including a return trip to Vietnam in 1995 with her adopted daughter.

Morisse Family Papers, 1854-2006 (S0269)
14 cubic feet

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The Morisse Family Papers contain correspondence, photographs, reel-to-reel tapes, and citizenship papers of the Morisse, Zimmerman, Walter, and Rosenthal families of St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as well as Quincy, Illinois. Materials of interest include photograph albums compiled by Herbert Ernest Morisse, documenting the Morisse families' involvement with Boy Scout Troop 21 of the Ethical Society of St. Louis and their outings at Herb Ella cabin along the Black River. The albums also contain photographs chronicling Herbert Ernest Walter Morisse's years as a student at Washington University in the early 1930s. Other materials of interest include correspondence between Marian Morisse and her brothers, Walter and Henry Hoener, during World War II.

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Oral Histories of the Japanese American Community in St. Louis Collection, 1906-1988 (S0682)
7 cubic feet, 68 folders, 1134 photographs, 21 cassette tapes, 8 books, 6 scrapbooks

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The Oral Histories of the Japanese American Community in St. Louis Collection documents the experience of Japanese Americans relocation into internment camps and to what life was like for Japanese Americans post-relocation. It includes tapes and transcripts of the oral history interviews conducted as part of Herm Smith's documentation project, which began in 1984. Also included in the collection are the records of the St. Louis Chapter of the Japanese American Citizen League (JACL), which Smith collected during the project. The JACL materials date from the 1950s to the 1970s, and consist of newsletters, newspaper clippings, financial ledgers, meeting minutes, and correspondence, which document the group’s efforts to protect the civil rights of Japanese Americans.

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Organization of Chinese Americans Newsletters, 1975-1978 (S0021)
0.1 cubic foot

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Originally founded in 1972 as the League of Chinese Americans, Organization of Chinese Americans – Asian Pacific American Advocates promotes the cultural heritage and social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The collection consists of newsletters from the organization from the mid-1970s.

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St. Louis Chinese Americans Oral History Collection, 1993-1994 (S0556)
0.5 cubic foot, 12 tapes

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This collection contains oral history interviews conducted with seven members of St. Louis' Chinese-American community in 1993 and 1994. The collection includes 12 audio cassette tapes, transcripts, and accompanying documents supplied by the Chinese Americans interviewed for the oral history project.

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University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri Folk Arts Program Records, 1982-2012 (C4035)
32.0 cubic feet (1000 folders), 2132 audio cassettes, 69 audio tapes, 82 video cassettes, 3 oversize volumes

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The records of the Missouri Folk Arts Program contain documentation of the annual work and various programming administered by the organization. The records include fiscal information, contracts with artists, press clippings and releases, publications, exhibit documentation, correspondence, working files, and files on folk and traditional artists. The records also include photographs, audio, and video that document folk and traditional arts, artists, and events.