New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American (A/P/A) Studies Institute opens its newest exhibit, “Archivist of the ‘Yellow Peril’,” on Thursday, Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m. at the Institute’s gallery (269 Mercer Street, Suite 609) [photo ID required for entry]. Gallery hours are M-F, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.)

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 New York Asian American activists in 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: Archivist of the “Yellow Peril”
  • WHEN: Opening-Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m.; exhibit runs through May 13
  • WHERE: 269 Mercer Street, Suite 609, New York, NY

For more information, call 212.998.3700.

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