Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction.
After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor (Summary and Teaching Resources) Many interviews include opinions on Japan and Japanese living in America at the time.
Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World's Transportation Commission, 1894-1896 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Many of the William Henry Jackson images in this collection were photographed in Asian locations. Use the Select a Country option to choose a location.
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials.
Map Collections (Summary and Teaching Resources) Browse by Geographical Location to locate more than 50 maps of Asia or search specific country names by keyword.
Selections form the Naxi Manuscript Collection (Summary only) View ceremonial writings of the Naxi people of China. The Naxi use a pictographic writing system similar to the ancient Egyptian and Mayan writing systems. It is the only living pictographic language in the world today.
Suffering Under a Great Unjustice: Ansel Adams Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar (Summary and Teaching Resources) In this collection, Ansel Adams documents the life of Japanese Americans interned at the Manzanar relocation camps during World War II. Photographs include portraits, views of daily life, agricultural scenes and sports and leisure activities.
Westward by Sea: A Maritime Perspective on American Expansion, 1820-1890 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Items in this collection, along with legislative information from Thomas, can be used to examine the US decision to annex the Hawaiian Islands.