New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American (A/P/A) Studies Institute opened its newest exhibit, “Archivist of the ‘Yellow Peril,’ ” in early February. The collector of the exhibit’s contents, Yoshio Kishi, will discuss these historical materials on Thurs., Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m. with NYU historian John Kuo Wei Tchen. Gallery hours are M-F, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.). The exhibit runs through May 13.
The exhibit is part of the Yoshio Kishi/Irene Yah Ling Sun Collection-an 8,000 piece collection of rare artifacts that serves as the anchor to the A/P/A Studies Institute’s Research Archives. The exhibit is comprised of rare anti-Asian “Yellow Peril” documents and pieces made by Asian American activists in New York during the 1960s. These include photographs, films, cartoons, pulp magazines, advertisements, sheet music, books, journals, and other memorabilia that relate to persons of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry.
The Kishi/Sun Collection was built by Mr. Kishi, an award-winning Nisei film editor from New York City who has been collecting Asian/Pacific American materials for the past 40 years.
WHAT: Discussion of “Yellow Peril” collection
WHO: Collector Yoshio Kishi, NYU historian John Kuo Wei Tchen
WHEN: Thurs., Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: 269 Mercer Street, Suite 609, New York, NY
Reporters wishing to attend the discussion should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The public may call 212.998.3700 for more information. Photo ID is required for entry.