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Asian American and Philippine American student organizations collection

Identifier: MSS 534 large

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection include brochures, news clippings, local and midwest US conference and programs and T-shirts. An additional folder of materials donated by the Asian American Business Womens Association.


  • Creation: 2001 - 2007

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

The Asian Pacific American Student Organization is a group of organizations whose purpose includes: 1. To program for Asian Pacific American (APA) students in social, cultural, academic, and political areas2. To secure representation for APA students 3. To establish a communication and support network between APA faculty, staff, students, and the community 4. To voice APA nation- and campus-wide needs and concerns to the university 5. To sensitize and educate the University community on APA issues, and 6. To serve as a resource for other APA student organizations. They started in 1982 by a group of student activists. Over the years, they became more involved with APASO and OCAT (the Office of Cultural and Academic Transition) and devoted their time to raising Asian Pacific American awareness among Michigan State University's campus. Today, the progress of the Asian Pacific American Student Organization has continued to grow, and we have not only reached out to just the MSU campus, but to various APA and minority groups in Midwest as well. APASO is strongly dedicated to ... students;... constantly bringing vast amount of cultural perfomances for showing off unique talents within the APA community, as well as hosting several conferences for better understanding of both contemporary APA issues and diverse history.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Items in this collection are in alphabetical order by group. 3 t-shirts are boxed separately.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by PASS and APASO in 2007.

Processing Information

Diana Rivera processed this collection in 2017

Finding Aid for Asian American and Philippine American student organizations collection
Diana Rivera
January 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA