Monday, November 30, 2009

Timeline: "History of the Exclusion of Asian Immigrants"

This timeline was developed by educators at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is with thanks to Adrienne Gayoso, Clarice Smith Education Specialist for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, that it appears here. Click here to access the PDF version.

Credit Line for Artwork:
The Farm (1934), Kenjiro Nomura
Born: Gifuken, Japan 1896 Died: Seattle, Washington 1956
oil on canvas; 38 1/4 x 46 1/8 in. (97.2 x 117.1 cm.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor (1964.1.36)

Credit Line for Document:
Letter from the Asiatic Exclusion League to President Taft, 2/14/1911, File 52961/10; Subject Correspondence, 1906-32, Entry A1-9; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Record Group 85; National Archives, Washington, DC

Primary Source Images of the Immigration Era

Dr. Beachley recommends the following photo-artists for finding images relating to the Great Immigration era: