Guide to Research CollectionsLibrary of Congress
Oral History: 2003-2011, .8 linear feet.
The Asian Pacific Americans in Congress oral history collection contains video interviews conducted by the United States Capitol Historical Society. It documents Asian and Pacific Islander service in Congress, discussing work in the House and Senate, as well as significant historical events that shaped those interviewed. In addition to the interview media, the collection includes: interview transcripts, photographs, correspondence, press releases, and research and production files.
San Jose State University Library
Special Collections & Archives
San Jose, CA
Papers: 1942-2016, 11 linear feet.
The Mike Honda papers consist of materials that encompass major aspects of Honda’s career as a politician and California House Representative. Subjects include HR 1198: a Honda-sponsored bill requesting the Japanese government to make amends for their role in World War II atrocities involving Prisoners of war (POW), comfort women or sex slave labor, papers documenting legislative issues concerning the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC); the death by friendly fire case files of soldier and former football player Pat Tillman; congressional papers regarding the development of nanotechnology and the NASA Ames research center; the expansion of VTA/BART in the Bay Area, California; the legislative advancement of aviation and airport security after the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001; the congressional advancement of climate change and education equity within the United States and the Bay Area; and the clean-up and transformation of San Jose, California’s former Air Force station atop Mt. Umunhum into a historical and environmental park. The collection also contains materials related to various other legislative, political, civil, and international work that Honda was involved in including issues like anti-bullying, transgender equality, the Ethiopian Caucus, and the advancement of education on the disease hepatitis. The material in the collection is primarily paper, booklets, and news and magazine articles. However, there are also some cassettes, CDs, DVDs, books and manuscripts, and digital files that accompany this collection as well. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.