AIC is a non-profit cooperative organization at the Angel Island State Park.
Find out about all the things to do and see on Angel Island, a state park since 1954. The park houses buildings from the Civil War era, remnants of Nike missile bases from the 1950s and 1960s, and great places to hike, bike, camp, and picnic.
Chinese American Heroes project, document the contributions and support of Chinese Americans role models for future generation.
The Los Angeles-based Chinese American Museum provides exhibitions, educational programs, and publications that researches, preserves, and shares the history, cultural legacy and continuing contributions of Chinese Americans. Friends of the Chinese American Museum, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 400, Los Angeles, California 90012, (213) 626-5240
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is a community-based, non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese American art, history, and culture in the United States. 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108, (415) 986-1882
Based in Santa Clara County, the California Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) is a non-profit organization that promotes and preserves Chinese American and Chinese history and culture through community outreach activities. P.O. Box 70746, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-0746, (408) 366-0688
The Chinese Historical Society of America is one of the oldest and largest organizations dedicated to the study, documentation, and dissemination of Chinese American history. 965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, (415) 391-1188
The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is the first educational organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. No. 2 Boylston Street, Suite 210, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, (617) 338-4339
The Chinese Historical Museum’s goal is to help Chinese Americans learn about and appreciate their heritage, foster cultural exchange and understanding between ethnic groups, and encourage multicultural diversity. 404 Third Ave. San Diego, CA 92102, (619) 338-9888
The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California aims to increase awareness of Chinese American heritage through public programs, education and research. 415 Bernard St. Los Angeles, CA 90012, (323) 222-0856
Ellis Island is the home of the East Coast counterpart to Angel Island. From 1892 to 1954, millions of immigrants, including some from Asia, journeyed through its doors. Like Angel Island, it also served as a site where "enemy aliens" were temporarily detained before going to U.S. Department of Justice camps during World War II.
The Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) is the first full-time, professionally staffed museum dedicated to the reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere. 70 Mulberry St., New York, NY 10013, (212) 619-4785
The National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), an independent Federal agency, is America’s national record keeper, to ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience. The Pacific Region San Bruno facility holds hundreds of thousands of records for Angel Island Immigration Station including case files for those immigrating to the United States between 1910-1940. For those interested in retracing family immigration history, it is a good place to start. 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, California 94066-2350, 650-238-3501.
Here are two on-line articles about the resources in the National Archives:
The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), founded in 1980 in San Francisco, is a non-profit membership supported organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and dissemination of materials relating to the history and culture of Japanese Americans. 1684 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, (415) 921-5007
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education and advocacy to save America’s diverse historic places and revitalize our communities. In 1999, Angel Island Immigration Station was listed as one of America’s most endangered places: http://www.nthp.org/11most/1999/angel.html
Save America’s Treasures (SAT) is dedicated to identifying and rescuing the enduring symbols of American tradition. Angel Island Immigration Station is one of the projects of SAT: http://www.saveamericastreasures.org/profiles/angel.htm
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 557-4400
The USCIS Genealogy Program provides the public with access to select historical immigration and naturalization records for deceased immigrants. The program’s Index Search service provides researchers with citations for immigration records maintained by USCIS and the National Archives, including Chinese Exclusion Act case files that are now stored in regional Archives facilities across the nation. Researchers who have a file number for a record included in the USCIS Genealogy Program may request a copy by making a records request.