Chicano Resource Center, East Los Angeles Library
4837 East Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Contact: Daniel Hernandez, Librarian
Institution Type: Library, Research Center/Institution
The Chicano Resource Center was established in 1976 to serve the information needs of the Chicano population of Los Angeles and to make available materials related to the history and culture of the second-largest minority group in the United States. The center’s collection comprises books, journals, on-line databases, subject notebooks, videos, audiocassettes, microforms, and original documents on subjects such as immigration, the Chicano movement, mural art, folklore, health, and Mexican history. A core multimedia collection documents many aspects of Chicano history and culture. The center provides reference assistance, subject bibliographies, referral information regarding community resources and public agencies, and workshops on collection-related topics. Its activities are entirely supported by funds from the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
Regions Covered: Mexico, United States, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Los Angeles and East Los Angeles
Type of Materials: Audio Recordings, Books, Cultural Artifacts, Materials & Objects, Films/Videos/Moving Images, Newspapers, Prints/Posters, Serials
Time Periods: Pre-1848, 1848-1899, 1900-1920, 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present
Languages: English, Spanish
Sectors of the Population: Artistic Communities, Business, Clubs/Service/Social Organizations, Community Service Organizations, Education, Gender Specific, Labor Unions, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Migrant Workers, Politics/Government, Professional, Seniors, Veterans, Youth, Mexican Descent/Chicano/Latino
Catalog System: For cataloged materials, ACS - computer system - from DRA. For uncataloged holdings, lists and indexes are used to manage materials.
Loan To Others: Yes
Exhibition Frequency: Ongoing
Outreach: Class Visits, Directories, Festivals, Internet, Library Events, Newsletter, Online Catalog, Public Lectures & Programs, Radio/TV/Video, Student Orientations, Study Guides, Telephone, Word of Mouth