County of Los Angeles Public Library, East Los Angeles Library, Chicano Resource Center

Address: 
4837 East Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90022
United States
Contact: 
Daniel Hernandez
Phone: 
323-264-0155
Website: 
http://www.colapublib.org/services/ethnic/chicano.php4

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

The Chicano Resource Center was established in 1976 to serve the information needs of the Chicano population of Los Angeles and to make available materials related to the history and culture of the second-largest minority group in the United States. The center’s collection comprises books, journals, on-line databases, subject notebooks, videos, audiocassettes, microforms, and original documents on subjects such as immigration, the Chicano movement, mural art, folklore, health, and Mexican history. A core multimedia collection documents many aspects of Chicano history and culture. The center provides reference assistance, subject bibliographies, referral information regarding community resources and public agencies, and workshops on collection-related topics. Its activities are entirely supported by funds from the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Regions covered: 
Mexico, United States, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Los Angeles and East Los Angeles
Languages: 

Management

Catalog System: 
For cataloged materials, ACS - computer system - from DRA. For uncataloged holdings, lists and indexes are used to manage materials.
Repository: 
No
Loans to Outside?: 
Yes
Exhibited?: 
Yes