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Guide to the Asian American Arts Centre Records TAM.613

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2596

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Rachel Schimke, 2012-2013; Alexandra Gomer, 2018.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 05, 2020
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated to include materials integrated from accession number 2018.115 by Alexandra Gomer. Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect January 2019 accretion Record updated by Marissa Grossman to reflect rehousing of materials  , September 2018 , February 2019 , March 2020

Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Flat-File-Folder: 4 Asian American Dance Theatre Calendar
Box: 2 Oversize Box: Publications, Masks, Hat
Box: 41 Oversize Box: Words on Cardboard (from box originally labeled "Old Papers + Mail Bob Personal 1984"), Guestbook
Box: 130 "China - June 4, 1989" Exhibit
late 1980s-early 1990s
Box: 131
Box: 132
Box: 133
Box: 134
Box: 135
Box: 136
Box: 137
Box: 138
Box: 139
Box: 140
Box: 141
Box: 142
Box: 143
Box: 144
Box: 168
Archived Website

Asian American Arts Centre: Mar 25, 2014-ongoing


Scope and Content Note

The Asian American Arts Centre, founded in 1974 as Asian American Dance Theatre, is one of the older community arts organizations in New York City Chinatown. The current name, Asian American Arts Centre, was adopted in 1987 to encompass both the dance company (Asian American Dance Theatre) and the visual arts program, Asian Arts Institute, initiated in 1984. In 2007, the Asian American Art Centre created a new archive, the AAAC Artist Archive. 150 artists who exemplified the major issues that compose the subject of Asian American art were selected and their materials processed for long-term archival preservation. The website contains a blog with details on past and current exhibitions, the digital archive of art, and information related to community organizing in Chinatown.