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Archival Creators Fellowship
SAADA's Archival Creators Fellowship highlights the diversity of South Asian American experiences. Made possible with support from the Mellon Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Fellowships
Archiving the Arts Fellowship
Archiving the Arts fellows will each work with one South Asian American arts organizations to collect oral history interviews with leaders, members, and constituents, and document significant moments from these organizations’ histories.

Fellowships
Revolution Remix
Revolution Remix is SAADA's one-of-a-kind walking tour of historic Philadelphia. Sharing local South Asian American stories dating all the way back to the 1780s, Revolution Remix will change the way you understand Philadelphia and its history.

Walking Tours
Family Album
In this online workshop, we share what you need to know to preserve and archive your own family stories. Whether you’re interested in stories from your biological or chosen family, this video will cover everything you need to get started.

For Families
Our Stories
An Introduction to South Asian America
Bringing together the voices of sixty-four authors—including a wide range of scholars, artists, journalists, and community members—Our Stories weaves together the myriad histories, experiences, perspectives, and identities that make up the South Asian American community.


PublicationsFor FamiliesFor Educators
First Days Project
SAADA's First Days Project shares 700+ stories of immigrant and refugee first days in the United States.

Digital StorytellingFor Families
Road Trips Project
SAADA’s Road Trips Project highlights the long and diverse history of South Asians traveling across this country as a way to reframe an American tradition.

Digital StorytellingFor Families
Community Archives Collaborative
Initiated by SAADA in 2019—in partnership with Texas After Violence Project, Densho, and Interference Archive—the Community Archive Collaborative facilitates collaboration among U.S.-based community archives whose work focuses on documenting the stories of groups traditionally excluded from mainstream archival institutions.

For Community Archivists
Animated Film
With support from the William Penn Foundation, SAADA is currently working on an animated short film about the life story of Anandibai Joshee, the first South Asian woman to become a physician. Anticipated release in 2026.

Films
TIDES Magazine
TIDES is SAADA's online magazine. By connecting the past to our understanding of the present, TIDES provides unique voices and insight into the diversity of experiences in the South Asian American community.

Publications
Philadelphia Fellowship
With support from Independence Public Media Foundation, SAADA partnered with three fellows to share stories from Bangladeshi and Malayali communities in Philadelphia.

Fellowships
The Missing Stories
Reclaiming History through Community Archives
SAADA's six-day summer residential NEH K-12 Institute in Philadelphia from June 24 to June 29, 2024. Made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.


For Educators
Where We Belong: Artists in the Archive
For the "Where We Belong: Artists in the Archive" project, SAADA partnered with five contemporary South Asian American artists, who each responded to stories from the archive to create a new artistic work in their discipline. The artist cohort included: Rudresh Mahanthappa, Chitra Ganesh, Chiraag Bhakta, Joti Singh, and Zain Alam.

FellowshipsArtistic Partnerships
Anandibai Joshee Day
It’s our mission to make sure the world knows Anandibai’s story. As the first South Asian woman to become a physician—in 1886, when it was rare for girls to learn to read and write, much less attend university—her extraordinary life and defiance of societal expectations deserve recognition.

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