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Department of Asian American Studies records (University of California, Irvine)
AS.201  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Related Collections
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: University of California, Irvine, Department of Asian American Studies records
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. Department of Asian American Studies
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.201
    Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet (1 records carton)
    Physical Description: 15.8 Megabytes (52 digital files)
    Date (inclusive): 1994-2009
    Abstract: This collection comprises the records of the University of California, Irvine, Department of Asian American Studies. The Department of Asian American Studies was founded out of student activism in the early 1990s and offers an undergraduate major, minor, the country's first 4+1 B.A./M.A. program, and a graduate emphasis in the School of Humanities. The records include physical and digital materials pertaining to the first years of the department. It includes administrative documents pertaining to the establishment of the Asian American Studies major, minor, and masters; departmental five year plans; full time equivalent (FTE) requests; department course listings; student publications; and outreach events.
    Language of Material: English .

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Researchers may request access copies to digital materials.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Irvine, Department of Asian American Studies records. AS-201. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. [Date accessed].
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the Department of Asian American Studies, 2019.

    Processing History

    Processed by Sarah Glover, 2019-2020.

    Historical Background

    The following was taken from the Department of Asian American Studies website in 2020:
    The University of California, Irvine, Department of Asian American Studies was founded out of student activism in the early 1990s and offers an undergraduate major, minor, the country's first 4+1 B.A./M.A. program, and a graduate emphasis in the School of Humanities. Asian American Studies explores the intersections of race, gender, citizenship, ethnicity, and dis/ability within Asian American histories, experience, and cultural production. The Department offers more than twenty cross-disciplinary courses annually such as Asian American Community, Asian American History, Asian American Literature, Asian American Media and Music, Asian American Women, Ethnic Food & Identity, and Politics of Protest.
    The campus's location in Orange County and proximity to Los Angeles invites many opportunities for students to engage in and learn about the value of community organizing and political mobilization to Asian American Studies as a field and as a diverse set of communities. The Department also works closely with the UCI Library's Southeast Asian Archive, which offers resources on the Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian communities in California and throughout the United States.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises the records of the University of California, Irvine, Department of Asian American Studies. The Department of Asian American Studies was founded out of student activism in the early 1990s and offers an undergraduate major, minor, the country's first 4+1 B.A./M.A. program, and a graduate emphasis in the School of Humanities. The records include physical and digital materials pertaining to the first years of the department. It includes administrative documents pertaining to the establishment of the Asian American Studies major, minor, and masters; departmental five year plans; full time equivalent (FTE) requests; department course listings; student publications; and outreach events.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in 4 series:
    1. Administrative files, 1996-2009. 0.5 linear feet and 3.22 megabytes
    2. Academic status, 1994-2008. 0.25 linear feet and 10.4 megabytes
    3. Correspondence, 1994. 0.178 megabytes
    4. Events and outreach, 1998, undated. 0.25 linear feet and 2 megabytes

    Related Collections

    Related materials are found in the following collections:

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Asian Americans -- Study and teaching -- California -- Irvine
    University of California, Irvine. Department of Asian American Studies