Welcome to the DePaul University Asian American Art Oral History Project.

Founded in 2009, this ongoing student conducted project led by Laura Kina, Professor Art, Media, & Design, is dedicated to collecting oral histories of Asian/Asian American artists and key organizers and participants of Asian/Asian American arts and cultural organizations. While the scope of the project encompasses diasporic and US born Asians across the United States, the primary focus of the archive is to document the history of Midwestern Asian American artists and arts organizations.

If you would like to share your story, contact Laura Kina at lkinaaro@depaul.edu

The full archive of the Asian American Art Oral History Project is held is DePaul University’s Special Collections and Archives Department 2350 North Kenmore Avenue 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60614 . For more information contact us at 773-325-7864, or archives@depaul.edu

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Submissions from 2017

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Jon Yamashiro Interview, Ciera Stokes

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Kaveri Raina Interview, Eva Swiecki

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Matthew Avignone Interview, Alicia Urquizo

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Kristine Aono Interview, Maureen Vela

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Sarah Nishiura Interview, Larry Villanueva

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Renluka Maharaj Interview, Steven Zych

Submissions from 2016

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CC Ann Chen Interview, Margaret Basham

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Alejandro Acierto Interview, Madeline Bolton

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Leonard Suryajaya Interview, Megan Casey

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Hong Chun Zhang Interview, Emily Dresden

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Snow Yunxue Fu Interview, Noah Fornear

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James Kao Interview, Alice Haller

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Sabba Syal Elahi Interview (2 of 2), Derek Hamilton

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Jamil Khoury Interview, Dasha Lubitov

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Jave Yoshimoto Interview, Serina Mancha

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Sabba Syal Elahi Interview (1 of 2), Simi Mathew

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Paul Yamada Interview, Bryan Nolte

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Shaurya Kumar Interview, Tejas Patel

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Aram Han-Sifuentes Interview, Yanessa Rodriguez

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Cesar Conde Interview, Ramona-Sky Rosenthal

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Akemi Nakano Cohn Interview, Allisan Tate

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Osamu James Nakagawa Interview, Myumi Ware

Submissions from 2014

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Pipo Nguyen-Duy interview, Emily Flanagan

Submissions from 2013

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Roger Shimomura Interview, John Beale

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Dan S. Wang Interview, Katy Canzone