Community Collaborations

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Images from two collaborative exhibits with the local Chinese and Central American communities.

Chinese American Oral History Project

Our collaboration with the Cal State LA Asian/Asian American studies department began in the Fall of 2016. When Dr.Juily Phun’s class began recording its oral histories, we worked in the background preparing to collect these stories and preserve them for future generations. As the project has grown, so too has our involvement in it; each class attends a workshop held by Special Collections staff to learn about the transcription and indexing process. By leveraging the power of students perspectives and commitment to the project, we are working together towards the goal of ensuring these stories are accessible to all.

Learn more about the Chinese American Oral History Project.

The Central American Memoria Histórica Archive (CAMHA)

The Central American Memoria Histórica Archive (CAMHA) at Cal State LA is a multi-year visual ethnic history research project to digitize and archive the visual and material culture of Central American activists, leaders, community groups, artists, and collectives in Los Angeles. The project supports the visual preservation of Central American community history and civic participation in Los Angeles and documents the transnational social, cultural and political life of Central American communities from the 1950s to the present.