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Seattle, Washington
Preserving Korean-American Heritage in Seattle for the Next Generation
Project leaders and student volunteers ready for a scanning session: “let’s make history together.” Photo courtesy of Korean American Historical Society.

An NEH grant enabled the Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) to host two digitization events in the Seattle area. Participants shared artifacts, photos, and family documents that tell stories of migration across generations. They received digital copies of their items and information and materials to better care for them. The digital archive amassed through these events will be preserved by the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and used to create much-needed curriculum on Korean-American history and culture.

“We don’t see ourselves in the textbooks. We now have enough history materials and artifacts to be able to teach our students about our own history.”

–Julie Kang, Seattle University College of Education

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