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Grant number: PG-50946-10

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Southern California Asian American Studies Central (Los Angeles, CA 90012-3852)
Jeff Liu (Project Director, 05/15/2009 - present)
Media Resource Library Storage Upgrade

The purchase of preservation-quality shelving for the Visual Communications Media Resource Library, which houses 1,500 independent film titles and 1,000 hours of raw footage and oral histories created since 1970 documenting the history and heritage of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander backgrounds, especially in the Circum-Pacific region and California. The collection includes documentaries, home movies, interviews, oral histories, and other materials documenting the cultural and historical experiences of Chinese, Filipinos, Hawaiians, Japanese, Koreans, Samoans, Thais, Vietnamese, and South Asians.

To install new durable shelves and storage system in the Media Resource Library, so that the permanent holdings in the collection may be easily accessible to researchers, artists, filmmakers, journalists, students, and the general public. The Media Resource Library holds over 1,500 media titles of films, videos, DVDs, and audiotapes of Asian American cultural history from the 1970s to present day.

Project fields: Asian American Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

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