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Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islanders throughout America's history and recognizing their contributions toward the future.


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asian pacific american heritage monthCelebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month!

May is the month to celebrate the achievements and history of Asian/Pacific Americans. The library has put together this guide to showcase just a few of the many resources available both in the library and online.



Events and Studies in U.S. History

Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs

Contemporary Fiction

Arts and Entertainment

Children's Books

Japanese Woodblock Prints - RMC Collection

Randolph-Macon College was chosen by the beneficiaries to be the recipient of this gift of Japanese woodblock prints in appreciation for the progress made in recent years by the College in developing a Department of Asian Studies and also in accumulating a significant Asian Art Collection for the College. Donated in 2014 by The Via Family (Rev. Bernard S., Balfour, and Wali David) brothers of Richard A. Via (1922-2008). This gift is given in memory of Margaret Vaughan Johnson Via (1926-2013).

Asian Studies in Film

Academic Video Online provides access to hundreds of films that document Asian History. Be sure to sign in with your Randolph-Macon credentials to view films in their entirety.

From the film, "Go Up the Mountain"



Selections from Naxos Music Library

Just a few selections of music by Asian composers and musicians, and many more are available on the website. Use the buttons in the player to start and control the music. 

You may be prompted to sign in with your R-MC credentials depending on your location and network connection.

Playlist for Asian/Pacific Heritage Month

Japanese Musician, Miyavi - Films on Demand