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The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) 



The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) has amassed a nationally-significant collection of materials documenting Chinese life in America. Beginning as what the Smithsonian Magazine described as “a cultural rescue mission to save a little-known immigrant heritage,” MOCA’s collection has grown to document the changing profile of Chinese America—from its humble beginnings in the 19th century to its dynamic presence today. MOCA’s Collections and Research Center currently houses more than 65,000 artifacts, photos, memorabilia, documents, oral histories, and art work. This expansive array of archival material enriches the history of Chinese in America for our visitors in ways both rigorously academic and profoundly personal.


美国华人博物馆(MOCA)的馆藏收集了全国最具代表性的在美华人生活的历史记录。从史密森尼杂志(Smithsonian Magazine)所描述的“抢救一份鲜为人知的移民史的使命“开始,博物馆不断致力于丰富馆藏,如今已收藏了美国华人在不同历史阶段持续变迁的档案——从十九世纪卑微隐忍的初章,到今天显赫重要的存在。美国华人博物馆的馆藏研究中心目前保存了超过六万五千件的文物、照片、大事记、档案文件材料、口述历史、及艺术品。这个涉猎广泛的馆藏,丰富记载了华人在美国的历史,为严谨的学术研究和个人的寻根问祖提供全方位的档案查阅利用服务。


Collections Online seeks to make the museum’s resources available to researchers around the world. With this system visitors can remotely access finding aids in ArchivesSpace and then examine details about specific items in PastPerfect. Search collection finding aids using ArchivesSpace. Search our artifacts, photographs and library items using PastPerfect Online.