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Asian and Asian American community at Stanford University: Get Help

After using this guide, Stanford Libraries users will be able to identify and access primary and secondary sources about the history of the Asian and Asian American community at Stanford University.

Additional resources

In addition to the Stanford Archives, many other units and groups on campus directly support teaching, learning, and research by and about the Asian and Asian American community at Stanford, and may serve as resources for your project.

The A³C builds a community of Asian and Asian American students, faculty, staff and alumni that fosters greater understanding and awareness of the Asian experience in America. It offers many resources for the community. The A³C is home to over thirty student organizations that hold weekly meetings and rehearsals in the center and also use the office as workspace for planning events.

The center houses the Asian American Resource Library which contains Asian American literature, reference texts, hard-to find-periodicals, university documents, newspaper clippings and videos. Located in the center for student use are a computer cluster, fax machine, TV, VCR, DVD and stereo.

Students come to the A³C for information on campus resources and community service opportunities; for meetings; for cultural and educational programs and workshops; for research materials; for organizational and personal advising; for relaxing between classes; and to study. In the evenings, student organizations utilize the space for group meetings and events. Staff come to the A³C to attend events, meet as staff and connect with and mentor students. Faculty come to the A³C for resources, help with research projects and to speak at workshops and on panels. Alumni come to the A³C to meet students and to host meetings and events. Campus partners come to the A³C for advice, collaborations and to connect with students.

Started in 1997, the Asian American Studies Major and Minor offer students interdisciplinary analytical tools to actively study and research the Asian American experience. Asian American Studies classes cover a broad selection of topics and are offered in departments ranging from History to English to Music, representing the breadth of interests among our diverse faculty members. Whether you are a declared Asian American Studies major or simply interested in learning more, we hope you will find some useful information on what we are, who we are, what we teach, and what some of our alumni have done with a degree in Asian American Studies.

Asian American Studies (AAS) provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the historical and current experiences of persons of Asian ancestry. AAS faculty recognize that the term seeks to name a rapidly developing, complex, and heterogeneous population and that there is neither a single Asian American identity nor one community that comprises all Asian Americans. Asian Americans include those with ancestral ties to countries or regions in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Philippines, among others.

Over 50 undergraduate student organizations support Stanford's Asian and Asian American community.

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