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The College of Arts Sciences


Established in 1989,the Asian American Studies Resource Center serves both Cornell and the surrounding Ithacan community.

Resource Center Facilities:

4th floor, Rockefeller Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm

Library materials and media pertaining to Asian America are available for study, research, and viewing. The collection includes over 1200 books, journals, periodicals and music and over 300 films. Books and videos are available for loan to the Cornell community. To search the AASP library catalog, click here.

Our conference room and study lounge are both available for reading, group study, organizational meetings, film screenings, or just hanging out in-between classes. Our computer lab has 10 computers, two laser printers and a copier for student use. Student organizations are encouraged to use these facilities.

Japanese American Relocation Centers Records: A Student Digital Exhibition

Click here to access the Student Digital Exhibition of the Japanese American Relocation Centers Records at Cornell University. Here you will find select primary documents from the Japanese American Relocation Centers Records accompanied by student historical analysis. The exhibition is a part of a class project from two courses taught by Dr. Chrissy Yee Lau, including AAS 2130: Introduction to Asian American History and AAS 3470: Asian American Women’s History. This class project comes out of collaboration between the Asian American Studies Program and the Rare Manuscript Division.

The goal of this digital exhibition is to bring public attention to the historical documents located at this unique archive and to offer an analytical insight, with attention to race, gender, class, and generation, into the incarceration experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II.

To assist their analysis of the Records archive, students utilized the wide range of secondary sources from the Asian American Resource Center. Click here for a list of notable publications exploring the topic of Japanese American Incarceration.