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The Austin History Center displayed the photo exhibit, "Pioneers from the East: First Chinese Families in Austin" from April 27 to October 17, 2010. The exhibit highlighted the history of some of the first Chinese individuals and families who settled in Austin. A reception, in partnership with the Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce, took place on May 12, 2010 along with a program to honor the five families. Following the program, attendees enjoyed a tour of the Austin History Center and viewed the archives of the five families. All of the featured photographs were selected from the Asian American archival collection at the Austin History Center and are now showcased in an online photo exhibit . In addition, the photo exhibit is available to partnering organizations or institutions to borrow for display. For more information please contact, Esther Chung, Neighborhood Liaison at or 512-974-7394.

The Austin History Center is searching for archival materials
documenting the Asian Americans in Austin and Travis County

Copy of Joe Sing's Certificate of Residence picture of Sing family Sing's accounting or price book

Sing Family Papers (AR.2008.002)
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin, Texas.

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The Austin History Center, Austin Public Library is looking for historical documents and other records on Asian Americans in Austin and Travis County. This includes any individual, family, business, organization, or entity that represents Asian heritage. The intent is to collect and preserve materials related to the history of Asian Americans in the local community for research purposes.

Collection areas include: Architectural Archives, Biography Files, Photographs, Maps, Periodicals, Recordings, Books, published documents and many others.

If you have any documents, photos, or other items you would like to donate to the Austin History Center or have any questions, please contact Esther Chung, Neighborhood Liaison, at (512) 974-7394.

The Asian American Resource Guide

Asian American Resource Guide contains valuable materials about Austin's Asian American communities, although there is much that remains to be documented. The materials in the resource guide are arranged by collection unit of the Austin History Center. Within each collection unit, items are arranged in shelf-list order. To access these items, please visit the Reading Room at the Austin History Center.