Preserving & Sharing Our Histories
The UMass Lowell Southeast Asian Digital Archive is a community-centered archive of cultural heritage materials from Southeast Asian American communities in the greater Lowell, Mass., region.
The Southeast Asian Digital Archive seeks to collect, preserve, and share historical materials related to Southeast Asians in the Greater Lowell area, with particular focus on refugee resettlement and community building from the 1970s to the present. Our goal is to highlight Southeast Asian voices and viewpoints, and to educate the public about the resilience and diversity of Southeast Asian Americans.
At SEADA, we believe that it is important to preserve the histories of Southeast Asian communities in their own voices. By collecting, preserving, and sharing these stories, SEADA seeks to contribute to the understanding of Southeast Asians in the US.
Largest U.S. Cambodian American population located in Lowell
Southeast Asian refugees to the U.S. since 1975
Lowell population classified as Asian American
To see materials please visit:
SEADA at Omeka
This project is made possible by support from: the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the UMass Creative Economy Initiatives Fund, the Lowell Cultural Council, the Chancellor’s 2020 Challenge Grant and donors like you.
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UMass Lowell’s Center for Asian American Studies and Libraries are excited to partner with the following organizations on this project:
Angkor Dance Troupe
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Lowell
Khmer Post USA
Lowell National Historical Park
SayDaNar Community Development Center
Tsongas Industrial History Center