Summer Research Check in – Week 5

This summer I am assisting Professor Sohoni on his research concerning the legal obstacles foreign-born Asian Americans faced when trying to gain citizenship after serving the U.S. military. One of my first tasks for was to create a database of the Asian Americans who served in the US military. I gathered my information from the Library of Congress’s Veterans History project website and created an excel sheet with the veterans’ information. Some of the names include video recordings, audio interviews, or memoirs. If the Veterans History project provides these files I usually watch or listen to them and make notes on the significant events that occurred during their military service. Getting to hear the veterans stories is the best part of my research because of the detailed stories veterans provide and how passionate they are to have served the United States.

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