Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Asian Pacific American Program
Website Records, 2011-2012
This accession consists of one website and four blogs maintained by the Asian Pacific American Program.
The "HomeSpun: The Smithsonian Indian American Heritage Project" website, crawled June 8, 2012, documents an initiative to create an exhibition chronicling the story of immigrants from India and their descendants in America. The website includes general information about the program and links to related resources. It also serves as a fund raising component for the project.
"HomeSpun Blog The Indian American Story," crawled July 28, 2011, chronicles the latest Indian American issues and about happenings at HomeSpun: The Smithsonian Indian American Heritage Project and at the Asian Pacific American Project. The blog was opened in July 2009.
The "BookDragon" blog, crawled July 28, 2011, reviews books which predominantly highlight the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to the American experience and world cultures. The blog was opened in March 2009, but was also populated with older reviews from other sources which were back-dated.
The "Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program News and Events" blog, crawled June 11, 2012, announces new initiatives, exhibitions, and events and provides updates on ongoing programs.
"The May Project" blog, captured as a series of screenshots on June 7, 2012, celebrates Asian Pacific American perspectives from Smithsonian staff, volunteers, interns, and friends. It features images of the bloggers and short stories about their experiences. The blog was opened in May 2012.
Materials are in electronic format.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- HomeSpun: The Smithsonian Indian American Heritage Project (Website)
- HomeSpun Blog – The Indian American Story (Blog)
- BookDragon (Blog)
- Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program News and Events (Blog)
- The May Project (Blog)
- Web sites
- Museums -- Public relations
- Special events
- Asian Americans
- Museum exhibits
- Pacific Islanders
- Fund raising
- East Indian Americans
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-562, Smithsonian Institution. Asian Pacific American Program, Website Records