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Asian Pacific Resource Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library

Asian Pacific Resource Center, Rosemead Library
8800 Valley Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770

Contact: Linda Fernandes, Asian Pacific Resource Librarian
Phone: (626) 573-5220
Fax: (626) 280-8523

Institution Type: Library, Research Center/Institution

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Archives and Collections

The Asian Pacific Resource Center was established in 1979, to meet the information needs of a sudden influx of new immigrants from East and Southeast Asia. The center includes resources in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese. The emphasis of English language materials is on the Asian Pacific Islander American experience with a core collection on the culture, art, and history of China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam and smaller holdings on Hawaii and American Samoa.
The microfilm collection holds over 100 titles of historical Asian American / immigrant newspapers including documents and newspapers from the Japanese American Internment.
Programs and book discussions at the center celebrate and explore the rich history and cultural heritage of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The Asian Pacific Resource Center provides reference service to researchers and to the general public. The center offers information and referral services to assist in locating agencies that address the needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

The Asian Pacific Resource Center strives to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures that form Los Angeles County.

Type of Materials: Audio Recordings, Books, Diaries/Journals/Personal Papers, Digital Files, Ephemera, Films/Videos/Moving Images, Microfiche/Microfilm, Newspapers, Oral Histories, Serials, Statistical Data

Time Periods: Pre-1848, 1848-1899, 1900-1920, 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present

Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese

Sectors of the Population: Artistic Communities, Clubs/Service/Social Organizations, Community Service Organizations, Education, Horticulture and Gardening, Migrant Workers, Musicians, Politics/Government, Professional, Religious, Seniors, Students, TV/Film/Radio, Youth, Asian Descent, Multiethnic


Catalog System: Dewey Decimal System, not all materials are cataloged.
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Repository/Depository: Yes
Outreach: Brochures/Flyers/Pamphlets, Class Visits, Directories, Festivals, Internet, Library Events, Meetings, Newspapers, OCLC/RLIN, Online Catalog, Public Lectures & Programs, Student Orientations, Telephone, Word of Mouth