South Asian Collection at San Jose State University

Collection Overview

Date Range: 1971-2004 (bulk 1971-1977)
Geographical Coverage: Santa Clara, California;
San Francisco, California;
University of California, Berkeley, California
Language(s): English (63), Uncategorized (2)
Number of Items: 65
Item Types: Press Release (3), Newspaper Clipping (1), Text (1), Uncategorized (60)
Collection Creator: Sharat G. Lin
Donor(s): Sharat G. Lin

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About the Collection

Collection Description
Sixty-five items digitized from the South Asian Collection held by the San Jose State University Special Collections & Archives (SJSU). From SJSU's finding aid for the collection: "The contents...document the activities of numerous organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and North America regarding South Asian culture and politics. Local activities regarding the Indian state of emergency (1975-1977), the Bangladeshi War of Independence (1971), and several campaigns to free political prisoners shape the early years, while issues of nuclear disarmament and the War on Terror influence the latter part of the collection"1.

Biographical History
Sharat G. Lin, a scholar on the Middle East and South Asia, acquired these materials during his involvement with activist communities from the 1960s through the 21st century.


1. South Asian Collection Finding aid to the, MSS-2004-05-01, San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives, p5. http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/speccoll_archives/132/. Accessed August 24, 2016.

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Related Materials

Collection Themes: Activism (29), Memory & Remembrance (7), Remittances & Relief (4), Community Media (4), Arts (1), Community Organizations & Organizing (1), Uncategorized (19)

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Administrative Information

Access & Use: Items in this SAADA collection are open for research. Items may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media without express written consent from the copyright holder and the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). The user is responsible for all issues of copyright.

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