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Finding aid for the USC Pacific Asia Museum history archives 5377
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The USC Pacific Asia Museum history archives consist of institutional records of the USC Pacific Asia Museum (PAM), which was founded in 1971 and became part of the University of Southern California in 2013. The collection includes event programs, administrative files, photographs, photograph albums, press releases, program and outreach files, memoranda, building blueprints, renovation designs, PAM newsletters, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, audiovisual material, and records from PAM's various councils and committees. PAM events and programs that are documented in the collection include the Festival of the Autumn Moon, Family Free Day, language classes, volunteer events, exhibitions, Rank and Style, costume events, Tiny Treasures, open houses, and Woven Wonders. PAM was founded in 1971 by the Pacificulture Foundation, which purchased "The Grace Nicholson Treasure House of Oriental Art" from the City of Pasadena. The museum's mission is to "create inspiring encounters with the art, history and culture of Pacific Asia to promote intercultural understanding in the service of elevating our shared sense of humanity." PAM's volunteers, docents, and members of PAM's Service Council were integral in assembling and preserving much of the material in the USC Pacific Asia Museum history archives. The museum credits one such docent, Margaret "Sunny" Stevenson, with contributing a significant amount of work toward organizing and preserving the material in the USC Pacific Asia Museum history archives.
35.46 Linear Feet 37 boxes
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