South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)

place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


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SAADA creates a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences.

What We Do

SAADA's collection of more than 3,100 items is the largest publicly accessible South Asian American archive. Used widely by scholars, students, journalists, artists, and community members, the archive includes rare photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, oral history interviews, videos, and other materials. SAADA's website has received 617,565 visitors in the last 4 years. Further, through digital storytelling initiatives such as our First Days Project (sharing stories from immigrants and refugees about their arrival in the U.S.) and Road Trips Project (sharing stories of travel to reframe an American tradition), SAADA reimagines the potential of community archives in the digital era.


Samip M
Samip M.
Executive Director
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