Ethnic Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley

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The Ethnic Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley was established in 1997 by merging the Asian American Studies Library, the Chicano Studies Library and the Native American Studies Library. In the late 1960s, the collections of these founding libraries grew from student interest in collecting and preserving a perspective that was lacking in other campus libraries. The specialized ethnic studies books and serials, archival collections, posters, and audio collections from those three libraries live on in a centralized space on the ground floor of Stephens Hall.

The Ethnic Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley's digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving image and audio recordings from the 1960s to the 1980s. These recordings include a selection of the H.K. Yuen collection, which features multimedia materials on a wide range of historic themes and events related to social movements in Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s. Other highlights include episodes from a bilingual Chinese and English TV-series co-produced by the Chinese Media Committee of Chinese for Affirmative Action and KPIX-TV Westinghouse, as well as news recordings from local stations KQED and KPFA.

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U.C. Berkeley
30 Stephens Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2360
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