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

Chicana leadership : the Frontiers reader
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: 2002
Black nationalism in American history : from the nineteenth century to the Million Man March
Author: Newman, Mark (Historian), author.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: 2018
Black masculinity and the cinema of policing
Author: Sexton, Jared, author.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2017
Black Panther.
Author: Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
Publisher: Marvel Worldwide Inc
Publication Date: 2017
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
Between foreign and family : return migration and identity construction among Korean Americans and Korean Chinese
Author: Lee, Helene K., 1976- author.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: 2018
Becoming refugee American : the politics of rescue in Little Saigon
Author: Nguyen, Phuong Tran, author.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: 2017
Aztlán : essays on the Chicano homeland
Publisher: Academia/El Norte Publications
Publication Date: 1989
Axis Mundo : queer networks in Chicano L.A.
Publisher: DelMonico Books-Prestel; ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries
Publication Date: 2017
Asian American parenting : family process and intervention
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: 2017
Anchor babies and the challenge of birthright citizenship
Author: Chavez, Leo R. author. (Leo Ralph),
Publisher: Stanford Briefs an imprint of Stanford University Press
Publication Date: 2017
African American women with incarcerated mates : the psychological and social impacts of mass imprisonment
Author: Hart-Johnson, Avon, 1958- author.
Publisher: McFarland & Company Inc Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
Adapting gender : Mexican feminisms from literature to film
Author: Luna, Ilana Dann, 1978- author.
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: 2018
Publication Date: 2017
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
Bridging research and practice to support Asian American students
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2017
Breaking white supremacy : Martin Luther King Jr. and the black social gospel
Author: Dorrien, Gary J., author.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2018
Black women college students : a guide to student success in higher education
Author: Commodore, Felecia, author.
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Publication Date: 2018