100 Years of Chinese American History in MN

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Chinese American Academic and Professional Association in MN
Start Date
December 2010
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To add to the known history of the Chinese experience in Minnesota in the years 1911-2011, the CAAPAM conducted oral history interviews of Chinese Americans to gather information about their memories of immigration and settlement in Minnesota in relation to historical events happening in the homeland after 1970.

The interviewees were chosen to represent diverse periods, backgrounds, lengths of residency and professions.

Information gathered from the interview process was combined with addtional photographs and added to previous records and collections. The summary, transcription and recordings were translated and made available to the public on the CAAPAM website and on DVD's found at the CAAPAM Library.

Project Details
To document in 8 interviews the history of Chinese experience in Minnesota after 1970
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Shou-I Fan
Street Address
Minnesota Chinese Cultural Services Center, 8224 Pennsylvania Road
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155