Asian-American Oral History Project
(d) History Partnerships. $1,250,000 in 2010 and $2,750,000 in 2011 are for partnerships between and with the Minnesota Historical Society and partnering organizations to enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.
Partner Organization: Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans.
During the past 20 years, the Minnesota Historical Society has successfully worked with many immigrant communities in the state to ensure that the stories of their arrival, settlement and adjustment to life in Minnesota become part of our historical record. For this project, 25 oral history interviews were completed with leaders in each of five Asian communities in Minnesota: Cambodian, Korean, Lao, Philippino and Vietnamese. The interviews will be available on the Society's web site, Becoming Minnesotan: Stories of Recent Immigrants and Refugees, which features individuals who comment with authority on the community's composition, challenges, achievements and contribution to Minnesota's cultural landscape.