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Africana, Asian American, Chicano, & Native American Studies Center

The Africana, Asian American, Chicano, & Native American Studies Center is made up of four collections located on the fifth floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. These collections — Africana, Asian AmericanChicano, and Native American Studies — support academic programs and classes at SJSU, and each collection is supported by its respective Resource Center Advisory Committee. In addition, the Center houses a Comparative Ethnic Studies and Reference collections. 

The intent of these collections is to accomplish the following:

  • To create a nurturing academic support center for students.
  • To encourage the development of information literacy skills to help students become lifelong learners who can access, evaluate, and effectively use all library resources.
  • To foster in students a deeper understanding of and pride in their respective cultures and an appreciation and understanding of other cultures.
  • To give all SJSU students a greater appreciation and understanding of the history and culture of the Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American communities.
  • To provide a collection of comparative multicultural resources to facilitate research between cultures.
  • To work collaboratively with their respective communities in San José to create programming and fundraising opportunities.


New Books

Essays on la mujer
Publisher: Chicano Studies Center Publications University of California Los Angeles
Publication Date: 19771978printing
Educator's guide to selected Chicano materails [sic] and media resources
Author: Cotera, Martha.
Publisher: Intercultural Development Research Association
Publication Date: 1976
De colores means all of us : Latina views for a multi-colored century
Author: Martínez, Elizabeth Sutherland, 1925-
Publisher: South End Press
Publication Date: 1998
Cultural memory : resistance, faith & identity
Author: Rodriguez, Jeanette, 1954-
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 2007
Crossings : Mexican immigration in interdisciplinary perspectives
Publisher: Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Publication Date: 1998
Counseling at the borderlands : a workshop for counselors
Author: Angulo, Jesus.
Publication Date: 2008
Chicanos: our background and our pride.
Author: De León, Nephtalí, 1945-
Publisher: Trucha Publications
Publication Date: 1972
Chicanos can make it.
Author: Acosta, Adalberto Joel, 1909-
Publisher: Vantage
Publication Date: 1971
Chicanos and rural poverty
Author: Briggs, Vernon M.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: 1973
Chicanos and native Americans : the territorial minorities
Publisher: Prentice-Hall
Publication Date: 1973
Chicano renaissance : contemporary cultural trends
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: 2000
Chicano psychology
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 1984
Chicano psychology
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 1977
Chicano politics and society in the late twentieth century
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 1999
Chicano politics : reality and promise, 1940-1990
Author: Gómez-Quiñones, Juan.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: 1990
Chicanismo : philosophical fragments
Author: Carranza, Elihu.
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Pub Co
Publication Date: 1978
Chicana leadership : the Frontiers reader
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: 2002
Beyond 1848 : interpretations of the modern Chicano historical experience
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Pub Co
Publication Date: 1999
Between two cultures : the life of an American-Mexican
Author: Gonzales, Ramón.
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: 1973
Aztlán : essays on the Chicano homeland
Publisher: Academia/El Norte Publications
Publication Date: 1989
A study of foundation awards to Hispanic-oriented organizations in the U.S., 1981-1982
Author: Valdez, Armando.
Publisher: Stanford Center for Chicano Research
Publication Date: 1984
A legacy greater than words : stories of U.S. Latinos & Latinas of the WWII generation
Publisher: US Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project
Publication Date: 2006
A gringo manual on how to handle Mexicans
Author: Gutierrez, Jose Angel.
Publisher: Wintergarden Pub House
Publication Date: 1974
A century of Chicano history : empire, nations, and migration
Author: Gonzalez, Gilbert G., 1941-
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003
450 años del pueblo Chicano = 450 years of Chicano history in pictures.
Publisher: Chicano Communications Center
Publication Date: 1976