University of California, Los Angeles, Asian American Studies Center

Contact Information

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3230 Campbell HallBox 951546 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546
Reading Room/Library, Asian American Studies Center: By Appt Only; Special Collections, Young Research Library: Monday–Saturday, 10 am–4:45 pm
Dr. David K. Yoo
Alternate Contact

34.0522342, -118.2436849

Access and Management


Available to the public?
Available to outside researchers?
Reservations required?
Onsite technology available
Catalog System
Materials are card cataloged and also in a computer data base.
Access procedures

Our archives are located at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Reading Room/Library and the UCLA Special Collections Department. Both these locations have different approval processes.


Archive / Collection information

The Reading Room/Library of the Asian American Studies Center houses a significant archive on Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The holdings include books, documents, printed ephemera, photographs, films, paintings, and videos that chronicle the development of Asian American communities in Los Angeles and nationwide. In collaboration with Special Collections at the university’s Young Research Library, the Asian American Studies Center has established collections that preserve and provide access to hard-to-find materials donated by members of the Asian Pacific community in Southern California. The Japanese American Research Project is the largest of these collections. It contains more than one hundred groups of personal papers, several thousand responses to surveys conducted in the 1960s, approximately four hundred audiotaped oral histories, artwork created by internees during World War II, and other rare records and publications related to Japanese Americans.