University of California, Los Angeles, Asian American Studies Center

Contact Information

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

34.0522342, -118.2436849

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
No
Onsite technology available
Yes
Catalog System
Materials are card cataloged and also in a computer data base.
Repository
Yes
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.

Management

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.