Cedric S. Yeh

Cedric S. Yeh

Deputy Chair and Associate Curator

M.A., George Washington University, 1996 B.A., Brandeis University, 1992

Research Specialties: 
  • Collections Manager: September 11 Collection (in December 2001 Congress charged NMAH with collecting and preserving objects, images, and stories from the event)
  • Collections Manager: Japanese American Internment Era Collection (related to the A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution exhibition, 1987)
  • Asian Pacific American Culture and History

Current Projects:

  • Project Director: Barriers to Bridges: Asian Immigration after Exclusion exhibition, opening November 2008
  • Co-Chair Asian Pacific American Initiatives Committee, 1999–Present

Past Projects:

  • Collections Manager for Whatever Happened to Polio? exhibition, opening, 2005
  • Co-Chair Asian Pacific American Heritage Committee, 2000–2003

Public Programs:

  • "The Aloha Boys: Contemporary Hawiian Music" performance, July 2005, The Mall
  • "Asian Americans and Brown v. Board of Education:Equal Opportunities in Education," lecture and discussion, May 2005, Carmichael Auditorium, NMAH
  • A Most Unlikely Hero, documentary film screening and rountable discussion (of 1994 race discrimination case against U.S. Marine Corps), July 2004, Carmichael Auditorium, NMAH (co-sponsor)
  • D.C. APA Film Festival Night, October 2003, 2004, 2005, Carmichael Auditorium, NMAH (co-sponsor)
  • Searching for Asian America, documentary film screening and roundtable discussion (of what it means to be American from a contemporary Asian American perspective) September 2003, Carmichael Auditorium, NMAH (co-sponsor)
  • Korean American centennial commeroration, discussion and roundtable (on Korean American adoptees), July 2003, Carmichael Auditorium, NMAH (co-sponsor)
  • "Icons of the Hawaiian Renaissance: Eddie Aikau and the Hokule'a," lecture, book reading, and discussion, March 2003, Information Age Theater, NMAH (co-sponsor)