In 1984, the New York Chinatown History Project started a newsletter called the Bugaoban. The name was a reference to the community bulletin boards in old Chinatowns that were used to disseminate the news. The newsletter was meant to inform museum members of the current state of the institution, as well as provide articles that offer insight into the lives of Asian Americans. The issues were composed of articles written by staff as well as public submissions. The Bugaoban ran from 1984 through 2006.