Cultural Heritage Center

The Cultural Heritage Center is made up of three 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

The Chicano movement : a historical exploration of literature
Author: Martínez, Sara E., author.
Publisher: Greenwood an imprint of ABC-CLIO LLC
Publication Date: 2017
The Aztec kings : the construction of rulership in Mexica history
Author: Gillespie, Susan D., 1952-
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: 2016
Soldados razos at war : Chicano politics, identity, and masculinity in the U.S. military from World War II to Vietnam
Author: Rosales, Steven, author.
Publisher: The University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: 2017
San Francisco and the Bay area : the Haight-Ashbury edition
Author: Evans, Dick, 1947-
Publisher: In Transit Images
Publication Date: 2011
San Diego lowriders : a history of cars and cruising
Author: Pulido, Alberto L., author.
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: 2017
Ringside seat to a revolution : an underground cultural history of El Paso and Juárez, 1893-1923
Author: Romo, David Dorado.
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Publication Date: 2005
Rethinking the Aztec economy
Publisher: The University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: 2017
Receive our memories : the letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952
Author: Orozco, José, author.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2017
Picturing the barrio : ten Chicano photographers
Author: Foster, David William author.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication Date: 2017
Paisanos Chinos : transpacific politics among Chinese immigrants in Mexico
Author: González, Fredy, 1984- author.
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2017
The rape of Nanking : the forgotten holocaust of World War II
Author: Chang, Iris.
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2011
The burning light : action and organizing in the Mexican community in California
Author: Galarza, Ernesto, 1905-1984, author.
Publisher: Andesite Press
Publication Date: 2015
UNDERSTANDING LATINO HISTORY: EXCAVATING THE PAST, EXAMINING THE PRESENT.
Author: MITCHELL, PABLO
Publisher: GREENWOOD
Publication Date: 2018
U.S. Latino issues
Author: Acuña, Rodolfo, author.
Publisher: Greenwood an imprint of ABC-CLIO LLC
Publication Date: 2017
TRANSMITTING THE SPIRIT: RELIGIOUS CONVERSION, MEDIA, AND URBAN VIOLENCE IN BRAZIL.
Author: OOSTERBAAN, MARTIJN, 1975-
Publisher: PENN STATE UNIV PRESS
Publication Date: 2017
SYNCING THE AMERICAS: JOSE MARTI AND THE SHAPING OF NATIONAL IDENTITY
Publisher: BUCKNELL UNIV PRESS
Publication Date: 2018
SEWING HOPE: HOW ONE FACTORY CHALLENGES THE APPAREL INDUSTRY'S SWEATSHOPS.
Author: ADLER-MILSTEIN, SARAH, 1983-
Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Publication Date: 2017
SEARCH FOR BELONGING: THE MEXICAN CINEMA OF LUIS BUNUEL.
Author: RIPLEY, MARK
Publisher: WALLFLOWER PRESS
Publication Date: 2017
SALVADORAN CRUCIBLE: THE FAILURE OF U.S. COUNTERINSURGENCY IN EL SALVADOR, 1979-1992.
Author: D'HAESELEER, BRIAN
Publisher: UNIV PR OF KANSAS
Publication Date: 2017
Queer Mexico : cinema and television since 2000
Author: Smith, Paul Julian, author.
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication Date: 2017
Permissible narratives : the promise of Latino/a literature
Author: González, Christopher, author.
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press
Publication Date: 2017
MAPPING VIOLETA PARRA'S CULTURAL LANDSCAPES
Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
Publication Date: 2018
LATINO STUDENT'S GUIDE TO STEM CAREERS
Publisher: GREENWOOD
Publication Date: 2017
KEYWORDS FOR LATINA/O STUDIES
Publisher: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication Date: 2017
Indigenous movements, self-representation, and the State in Latin America
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 2002
Indeh : a story of the Apache wars
Author: Hawke, Ethan, 1970- author.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
Gender and place in Chicana/o literature : critical regionalism and the Mexican American Southwest
Author: Vizcaíno-Alemán, Melina V., author.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2017
Domestic economies : women, work, and the American Dream in Los Angeles
Author: Rosenbaum, Susanna, 1972- author.
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: 2017
Building Yanhuitlan : art, politics, and religion in the Mixteca Alta since 1500
Author: Frassani, Alessia, 1974- author.
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: 2017
BODIES AT WAR: GENEALOGIES OF MILITARISM IN CHICANA LITERATURE AND CULTURE.
Author: RINCON BELINDA LINN
Publisher: UNIV OF ARIZONA PRESS
Publication Date: 2017
GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH: RACE IN MINNESOTA
Publisher: MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOC
Publication Date: 2016
GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE: TTNUWIT ATAWISH NCH'INCH'IMAMI: REFLECIONS ON SAHAPTIN WAYS.
Author: BEAVERT, VIRGINIA, 1921-
Publisher: UNIV OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Publication Date: 2017
FRONTIERS OF EVANGELIZATION: INDIANS IN THE SIERRA GORDA AND CHIQUITOS MISSIONS.
Author: JACKSON, ROBERT H. (ROBERT HOWARD)
Publisher: UNIV OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
Publication Date: 2017
EXPLORING WHITE PRIVILEGE.
Author: AMICO, ROBERT P., 1947-
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
Publication Date: 2017
EDGE OF RACE: CRITICAL EXAMINATIONS OF EDUCATION AND RACE/RACISM
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
Publication Date: 2016
Dangerous spaces : beyond the racial profile
Author: Jones, D. Marvin, author.
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: 2016
Critical race theory : an introduction
Author: Delgado, Richard, author.
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: 2017
Carry forth the stories : an ethnographer's journey into native oral tradition
Author: Frey, Rodney, 1950- author.
Publisher: Washington State University Press
Publication Date: 2017
COMMUNITY SELF-DETERMINATION: AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION IN CHICAGO, 1952-2006.
Author: LAUKAITIS, JOHN J
Publisher: STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK PR
Publication Date: 2016
CANOEING WITH JOSE.
Author: LURIE, JON, 1967-
Publisher: MILKWEED EDITIONS
Publication Date: 2017
BLACKFOOT GRAMMAR.
Author: FRANTZ, DONALD G
Publisher: UNIV OF TORONTO PRESS
Publication Date: 2017
BLACKFOOT DICTIONARY OF STEMS, ROOTS, AND AFFIXES.
Author: FRANTZ, DONALD G
Publisher: UNIV OF TORONTO PRESS
Publication Date: 2017
At home with the Aztecs : an archaeologist uncovers their daily life
Author: Smith, Michael Ernest, 1953- author.
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Publication Date: 2016
Artifacts of the Battle of Little Big Horn : Custer, the 7th Cavalry & the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors
Author: Hutchison, Will, author.
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: 2016
Apache adaptation to Hispanic rule
Author: Babcock, Matthew, author.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2016
Afro-Latin@ experience in contemporary American literature and culture : engaging blackness
Author: Richardson, Jill Toliver, author.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2016
ART FOR AN UNDIVIDED EARTH: THE AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT GENERATION.
Author: HORTON, JESSICA L
Publisher: DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication Date: 2017
AMERICAN INDIAN POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM.
Author: WILKINS, DAVID E. (DAVID EUGENE), 1954-
Publisher: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Publication Date: 2018
ADVANCING HEALTH EQUITY FOR NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH: WORKSHOP SUMMARY.
Publisher: NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS
Publication Date: 2016
"White" washing American education : the new culture wars in ethnic studies
Publisher: Praeger an imprint of ABC-CLIO LLC
Publication Date: 2016