Project Proposal: Hmong in Wisconsin
Question 1: What is the growing number and geographic distribution of Hmong and their communities in Madison and vicinity (or Wisconsin)?
Question 2: What is the pattern of the development Hmong collection in UW-Madison’s Libraries? What appear as top subjects of materials on Hmong? What are the roles of the collection in serving the academic society? Is it related to or used as means to “Americanization” or “Social Control”?
Question 3: How was the first concern on Hmong materials arisen in collection development and acquisition?
Question 4: To what extents have studies on Hmong’s history in Wisconsin been conducted and disseminated to whether both American and Hmong communities?
The findings will not only answer the questions, but also provide information and perspectives on the issues of diversity and movements of new ethnic groups, such as the Hmong, and their impacts on the history of library development especially the collections and services.