RG 245 Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, 1995-2011
Accession Number: 2011:089
2.5 cubic feet (including 2 oversize boxes)
As the newest of the four cultural centers, the Asian Cultural Center was established in 1991 by faculty and staff of OSU who saw a need for a center that would serve as a focal point for the education of the campus and local community about the Asian and Pacific Islander cultures and heritages. In 2003, the name was changed to the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center (APCC).
This collection includes event programs, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and poster/panel displays.
Relating largely to various events organized by the APCC and news items about students active in the center, the materials represent a number of student groups associated with the APCC such as the Hui-O-Hawai’i, the Taiwanese Student Association, the Japanese Student Association, Hmong Student Association, Isang Bansang Filipino, the Polynesian Culture Club, and the Delta Phi Omega Sorority.
Numbering about 1100 images in total (800 prints and 300 negatives), the photographs mostly depict events organized by the APCC including Japanese Cultural Night, a skiing trip, an end-of-the-year barbeque, and inter-racial dating workshop, Sibling Weekend Events, and a food eating contest. Other images include views of the building housing the APCC, portrait shots of APCC members/staff.
Also included is a great set of posters and display panels created by the APCC and various OSU Asian & Pacific Islander Organizations and Clubs. The posters and tri-panel displays were featured at APCC events and were used to publicize student associations in addition to containing general information about the APCC. Some of the panels are also topic-oriented, addressing subjects such as: health issues in Hawai’i, the Chinese zodiac calendar, the voyages of Zheng He, and AIDS in the red light districts of India.
We created an inventory, photographed each one, and made it all available online:
Related Materials: Diversity Development Office Records