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MC: Multicultural Center & Resources

This guide promotes the Multicultural Center, related resources and national heritage months. This guide is created/maintained by the Sociology Librarian,
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month:
Paint and flower background with words Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month

Multicultural Center graphic  includes the words Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with a colorful flower background.

Note on heritage month name and timing:

  • May is designated as"Asian Pacific Heritage Month" in the United States however, programming may start in April to accommodate university schedules, particularly those of students.

  • This guide also includes examples for Desi American/Middle Eastern (MENA) category examples to include those populations in the definition of "Asian" not in the the census classification but included in those geographies and cultures.
  • "May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success. "
United States context: Asian Pacific Heritage Month (.gov)
Suggestions for the collection or feedback on use of this guide? Please email Sociology Librarian at Thank you for visiting this page, consulting resources or sharing.

APIDA Student, Faculty, and Staff Mixer

  • When: April 20, 2022 (Wednesday) 4:00-6:00pm

  • Where: Willis Library, 2nd floor, 250H

  • RSVP is highly encouraged.Thank you.


What is Authentic?

Event Date:  Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Event Location:  Union 335
Start Time:  11:00 a.m.
Join the MC and Dr. Furuya from CLASS discuss authentic Japanese food and what's Western appropriation! Taking place next Wednesday at 11 in the Multicultural Center! Hope to see you there!

Cultural resources and events at UNT

UNT Libraries collection:

Examples of specific library collection resources are listed on this guide.
Subject Headings in the Library Catalog to Browse (Examples only):

E-books (Books online and freely accessible with your UNT EUID & Password)  Box Link

Asian-American Literature

Identity and stereotypes (Sociology)

Higher Education

Asian American Leadership

South Asians

Cultural heritage, art, and preservation



Politics (current topics)

Current requested topic: Subject Browse Arab-Israeli resources (limited to online)

Streaming/Online Films:
Selected films accessible online through UNT Libraries subscriptions with your EUID & Password
(Link to this box - to share list)


 AVON Academic Video Online via UNT Libraries

Do you Classic films from the "Golden Age of Cinema?

Browse UNT Libraries streaming films collections

Library Of Congress:

Library Of Congress has some nice digitized resources online. (Link to this box)

  • Examples collection:  Fine Prints: Japanese, Pre-1915 (2,661) Example resources from collection: Utagawa, Y. (1865) Amerikakoku. United States, 1865. [Japan: Kagaya Kichibei] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, Description: Japanese triptych print shows view in America of a crowd gathering to watch a balloon ascension.

UNT Libraries - Government Information collection:

Bobby Griffith wrote a UNT Sycamore Stacks blog post on Government Resources: May Is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month For more, government resources, you can contact  library experts at:

Current Admin resource:
United States. White House, Office of the Press Secretary. FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Additional Actions to Respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias. March 30, 2021.

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