May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Take a look into Asian Pacific Americans' impact on Virginia's past, present, and future.
Spotlight: Indian Americans
Indian Americans in Virginia
Indian Pacific Virginians have had significant impact on Virginia in numerous ways. As a segment of the Asian American Community, we honor Indian Americans and their contribution to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Throughout the month of May, the spotlight is on influential Noteworthy Asian Pacific Virginians of Virginia's past, present, and future.
Check out the resources below to learn more on Asian American's impact on the history of Virginia.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.
The Library of Virginia celebrates Asian American and Pacific Heritage Month by exploring a wealth of new online resources on the history of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDAs) in Virginia. A research guide, two bibliographies, an education resources page, a series of blog posts, and even a virtual display of archival items are just a click away.
Please join us for our observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May! We will be sharing blog posts throughout the month on Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDAs) in Virginia, exploring topics such as the history of the Virginia-Asian Advisory Board, a Chinese American student at John Marshall High School, and the experiences of the Universal Leaf Tobacco Company in China. Look for an exhibit and “Random Reference” blog post on some of the Asian language lessons that are found in the Library of Virginia’s collections.