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Guide to the Asia Pacific Forum Records TAM.629

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 Erika Gottfried

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 24, 2021
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Amy C. Vo to note review of legacy description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II Updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2021 accretion Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect additional administrative information and added archived websites.  , February 2021 , May 2021 , September 2021

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the Asia Pacific Forum were transferred to New York University in 2014 by Leyla Mei. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the repository. Please contact the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive,, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Asia Pacific Forum Records; TAM 629; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

To cite the archived website in this collection: Identification of item, date; Asia Pacific Forum Records; TAM 629; Wayback URL; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access to audiovisual materials in this collection is available through digitized access copies. Researchers may view an item's original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection's finding aid and can be requested in our reading room. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Leyla Mei on behalf of the Asia Pacific Forum in 2014. The accession number associated with this gift is 2013.001. An accretion consisting of a download of the APF website was donated in April 2021; the accession number associated with this gift is 2021.026. was initially selected by curators and captured through the use of The California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service in 2009 as part of the Alternative Mass Media / News Web Sites Web Archive. In 2015, this website was migrated to Archive-It. Archive-It uses web crawling technology to capture websites at a scheduled time and displays only an archived copy, from the resulting WARC file, of the website. In 2021, was added. The accession number associated with this website is 2021.050.

Processing Information

All materials were removed from hanging files in which they were originally received, but remain (with a few exceptions) in their original file folders. These folders were then re-boxed into archival records boxes.

In 2021, creator-supplied titles containing harmfully euphemistic language regarding the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II were identified, but have been retained to convey important contextual information regarding time and place in which the documents and titles were created.

In 2021, additional archived websites were added to the finding aid and description was updated.


No materials were separated from this collection.

Take Down Policy

Archived websites are made accessible for purposes of education and research. NYU Libraries have given attribution to rights holders when possible; however, due to the nature of archival collections, we are not always able to identify this information.

If you hold the rights to materials in our archived websites that are unattributed, please let us know so that we may maintain accurate information about these materials.

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on this website for which you have not granted permission (or is not covered by a copyright exception under US copyright laws), you may request the removal of the material from our site by submitting a notice, with the elements described below, to the

Please include the following in your notice: Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material; your contact information, such as an address, telephone number, and email address; a statement that you are the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed and that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and made under penalty of perjury; and your physical or electronic signature. Upon receiving a notice that includes the details listed above, we will remove the allegedly infringing material from public view while we assess the issues identified in your notice.


Most of the information for this guide was drawn from an historical sketch written by Andrew Hsiao and Leyla Mei, Asia Pacific Forum Collective members, that was cited in the description of the records on the webpage for the Asian/Pacific American Documentary Heritage Archives Survey. The Asian/Pacific American Documentary Heritage Archives Survey was a joint project of the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, both of New York University, carried out in 2011.

"Asia Pacific Forum Records." Accessed October 10, 2014.