Waves of Identity: Chronicling the Chinese American Experience from 1980s to present

This collection is ongoing and serves as the museum's catchall for oral histories that don't fit into specific projects. The interviews in this collection range from 1980 to the present. The subject matter varies from Chinatown residents recounting their childhood in the neighborhood, to others telling the circumstances that led to their immigration to the US. The interviewees span across a multitude of cultural, and economic backgrounds ranging from garment and restaurant workers to scholars and war veterans and even movie directors. Each interview adds a unique facet into understanding the Chinese American experience.