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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

¡Ban c/s this! : the BSP anthology of Xican@ literature
Publisher: Broken Sword Publications
Publication Date: 2012
Who cares who governs? : an historical analysis of local governing elites in Mexicali, Mexico
Author: Riddell, Adaljiza Sosa, author.
Publisher: ProQuest
Publication Date: 2018
The eagle has eyes : the FBI surveillance of César Estrada Chávez of the United Farm Workers Union of America, 1965-1975
Author: Gutiérrez, José Angel, author.
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication Date: 2019
The deportation of Wopper Barraza : a novel
Author: Montoya, Maceo.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: 2014
Lowriting : shots, rides & stories from the Chicano soul
Publisher: Broken Sword Publications LLC
Publication Date: 2014
José Manuel Gonzales, Apache Alcalde, mayor of San José
Author: Villarreal, Arturo, author.
Publisher: Chusma House
Publication Date: 2018
Chicano! : the history of the Mexican American civil rights movement
Author: Rosales, Francisco A. (Francisco Arturo)
Publisher: Arte Público Press
Publication Date: 1996
Chicano politics : reality and promise, 1940-1990
Author: Gómez-Quiñones, Juan.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: 1990
Chicana movidas : new narratives of activism and feminism in the movement era
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 2018
Brown-eyed children of the sun : lessons from the Chicano movement, 1965-1975
Author: Mariscal, George.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: 2005
Beyond these walls : rethinking crime and punishment in the United States
Author: Platt, Tony, 1942- author.
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publication Date: 2019
A Dolores Huerta reader
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: 2008