Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

100 Years of Chinese American History in MN

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Project Overview

Recipient: Chinese American Academic and Professional Association in MN

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

Fund Availability:

12/17/2010 - 06/01/2011

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.

Funding Amount: $7,000

Amount of Other Funds Leveraged $18,400

Project Manager

Simon Shou-I Fan

Minnesota Chinese Cultural Services Center, 8224 Pennsylvania Road
Bloomington, MN 55438

Subject: History

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: Grants

Recipient: Chinese American Academic and Professional Association in MN

Funding Amount: $7,000

Appropriation Years: 2011

Activity Type: Grants/Contracts

Counties Impacted: Washington

MN Senate District: 56

MN House District: 56B

This site is updated regularly with descriptions and data related to Legacy projects funded through the Minnesota Historical Society by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF).
Further information about the use and impact of all Legacy Funds can be found on the Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission's Minnesota's Legacy site.