The Pioneering Punjabi Digital Archive is the most
extensive collection of archival material documenting the first significant South Asian community in the United States. The
collection includes over 1,300 photographs, rare archival films, letters, newspaper articles, songs, and audio interviews
South Asians who arrived in California from the Punjab region of north India beginning in the 1890s.
1319 digital objects
Permission policies for publication and reproduction: By granting permission to examine holdings, or by supplying a
reproduction, the Library is not authorizing publication. The researcher must obtain permission to publish texts or
facsimiles from the owner of the copyright, typically the author/creator, or the heirs to his or her estate. The users of
materials with the department's holdings are responsible for respecting the rights of authors/creators or their estates.
Please write to Dr. Nicole Ranganath at email@example.com for inquiries regarding publication and reproduction
or with other questions and comments.
Collection is open for research.