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 American and Chicano — support academic programs at SJSU, and each collection is supported by its respective Resource Center Advisory Committee.

The intent of the three 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 and Chicano 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.

Events

New Books

Vanished in Hiawatha : the story of the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians / Carla Joinson.
Vanished in Hiawatha : the story of the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians / Carla Joinson.
"Begun as a pork-barrel project by the federal government in the early 1900s, the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians quickly became a dumping ground for inconvenient Indians. The federal institution...