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Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 164

Scope and Contents

The Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center records (1995-2018) document the history and activities of the center since its foundation in 2015. The collection also contains materials about events hosted by Asian and Asian American focused student organization. Of particular interest might be the Event Recap forms, as they provide an insight into various campus events (co-)hosted by AAARCC in various semesters. Another highlight of the collection is the material from the 2013 Art Voice Exhibit “The Languages and Politics of Inclusion,” as it reflects expressions of Asian and Asian American identities at Purdue. The collection may be useful for researchers interested in diversity and inclusion events at Purdue in the twenty-first century. Types of materials include: printed materials (flyers, poster, brochures), photographs, artifacts (note pads, pens, tote bag, plastic cups, t-shirt, flag, lip balm), clippings.


  • 1995 - 2018
  • Majority of material found within 2013 - 2017


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Historical Information

Purdue University has an extensive history with Asian American and Asian students. In 1890, Genzo Murata, Purdue’s first international student from Yamaguchi, Japan, graduated from the School of Science with a Bachelor’s degree. Today, Asians and Asian Americans constitutes the second largest student demographic on campus. The Asian and Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) was founded in January 2015 as a result of dedicated efforts by students, faculty and staff, including protests and demands. As one of six cultural and resource center on Purdue’s campus, it has become an integral part in fostering and supporting a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Since its foundation, it has been providing a wide range of programs and events pertaining to the Asian and Asian American community to Purdue’s campus, including Lunch and Learn series, workshops, and speaker series. The center provides a number of resources and spaces to the campus community, including an in-house computer lab, a lounge, and an exhibition space.


0.575 Cubic Feet (One legal-sized manuscript box and one folder)


The collection consists of one series. Materials have been arranged chronologically whenever date is indicated.

Acquisition Information

Records were transferred from the Asian and Asian American Resource and Cultural Center via Syd Hair, February 15, 2018.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. Newsprint has been photocopied and clippings have been preserved for display purposes, with photocopies made available for research.
Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center records
Jennifer Sdunzik
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First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States