Asian American Literary Archive is not currently a physical space. Rather, we aim to empower, connect, and build archives through sharing knowledge and excitement around Asian American literary history with those who are already here.

Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW)

In 2022, we started scheming with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop to bring their archives to the public. This initiative has a two-part bent: digitizing every print issue of the out-of-print Asian Pacific American Journal from 1992–2005 and to reorganize and revamp the physical AAWW archives in New York City for the reopening of their physical space in 2023.

Asian Pacific American Journal (APA Journal)

Starting in 2023, the Asian American Literary Archive started scanning physical issues of APA Journal. Our aim is to complete scanning and create a digital repository for these journals by late 2023.

The AAWW Archives

In summer 2023, Asian American Literary Archive has been assisting AAWW in coordinating its own archival efforts, cleaning out the existing physical space and poring over the hundreds of books, posters, and media that demonstrate the literary lives that have passed through. From the Meena Alexander library to a signed Maxine Hong Kingston poster, the AAWW archives and library is being slowly put together for the larger public to enjoy in the near future.

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