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

Cities of Others : reimagining urban spaces in Asian American literature / Xiaojing Zhou.
Cities of Others : reimagining urban spaces in Asian American literature / Xiaojing Zhou.
Asian American literature abounds with complex depictions of American cities as spaces that reinforce racial segregation and prevent interactions across boundaries of race, culture, class, and...
Reading Junot Díaz / Christopher González.
Reading Junot Díaz / Christopher González.
"Dominican American author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz has gained international fame for his blended, cross-cultural fiction. Reading Junot Díaz is the first study to focus on his complete...