The 1882 Foundation’s digital archive contains videos of two collections: the Talk Story events and Symposium events. Click on the links below to explore the digital archive of videos, or type keywords into the search box at the bottom of this page to find videos on specific topics.

The Discovery portal allows you to browse videos by theme or speaker. Click on the link to access the Discovery portal.


Talk Story refers to the set of activities and programs associated with collecting oral histories and preserving story sites. These include the monthly Talk Story Events and efforts to record and store oral histories. Talk Story encourages individuals to reveal their stories in their own words and to share them with others.

The 1882 Foundation organizes a gathering of Chinese American museums, historical societies and public and private agencies once a year in Washington, D.C. The annual events are called the “1882 Symposium.” This collection also includes other events, such as the Inter(n)generational Showcase presentations by summer interns.

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