This section includes literature by Asian American authors, as well as nonfiction works on related subjects, and the ephemera of Asian American political and cultural organizations. We stock many out-of-print Asian American immigrant publications in Asian languages.
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San Francisco: Marina Middle School, 1994. Paperback. 206p., mildly worn trade paperback in red pictorial wraps Not found in OCLC. Anthology of student writing from the multi-ethnic public school, about 50% Asian American.
San Francisco: SFUSD, Chinese Bilingual Pilot Program, 1979. 26p., staplebound pamphlet, very good. Produced for students in SF's bilingual schools.
San Francisco: Humanity Legion, 1940. 1.25 inch diameter button, very good condition. A series of similar pins were issued with various years of issue, as part of fundraising efforts to defend China from Japan's invasion.
San Francisco: Merle Woo Defense Committee, 1984. 10p., 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at upper left corner, lightly toned, very good. Announces that Woo will return to UC Berkeley to teach after having been fired, it says, "because she is a socialist feminist, a trade unionist and a lesbian." Woo was...
n.p. Mervyn's, 1999. [36p.], very good in wraps, program booklet with numerous color photos of the skaters and other performers, some of them signed. Also included is an "International Figure Skating" magazine with cover story on Yamaguchi and a full-page ad for this skating concert; a black and white photo...
Chicago: The Korean Buddhist temple of Chicago, 1982. 188p., very good in wraps. Texts for recitation and hymns with music, presented in both Hangul script and Chinese characters.
Paperback. viii, 276p. + [viii] ads, wraps, worn copy. The annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 223, September 1942. This special issue covers a number of aspects pertaining to the relationship between both native minorities and immigrant groups and the American war effort.
New York: Asian Cultural Union at New York University, 1995. 48p., wraps. Annual art and literary journal. 8.25x10.8 inches.
Berkeley: Monolid, 1999-2000. First three issues of the magazine, very good, 84, 59, 54 pages respectively.
Albany CA: the high school, 1996. 160p., the usual yearbook format but a little taller (11.5x8.5 inches), the photos and jokes snarkier than exemplars from earlier decades, a bit edgeworn with faint damp-ripple to text leaves, a handled copy with numerous jocular inscriptions to "Jack," the senior whose book this...
San Francisco: Kami Studios, 1949. 8x10 inch black and white photographs showing large crowd of kids, parents and grandparents posing in front of the church, dressed in Sunday best. Inscribed at bottom on the negative of one of the photos with identification. Also included is another photo showing a smaller...
[Sacramento]: State of California Health and Welfare Agency, Department of Mental Health, Citizens Advisory Council, October, 1979. Paperback. iii, 171p., 8.5x11 inches, foreword, introduction, overview, summaries, discussions, conclusion, appendice, stables, very good trade paperback in white decoartive wraps.
San Francisco: Graphic Arts Class at Balboa New Century Enterprise, 1993-1994. Six issue broken run of the school newsletter, various pagination, 8.5x11 inches, illustrations, photos, articles, events, sports, very good on heavy stock. Student newsletter produced by multicultural students. Issues include: 1:2-5, 2:1 & 2, December 10, 1993 - December 15, 1994.
San Francisco; printed in Japan: Aoki Taiseido, 1916. 225p., very good hardcover, bilingual text. Letter-writing manual with sample texts reflecting a wide variety of circumstances encountered by Japanese living in the United States. Includes samples of legal documents.
Honolulu: the school, 1971. Paperback. 224p., paperbound in 11x8.5 inch wraps, yearbook in non-standard format: no singleton mugshots but a plethora of candid snapshots (usually of small groups) captioned with more than the usual humor and a touch of naughtiness. Prelims and terminal leaves covered with farewell holograph messages. This...
Annapolis, CA: Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Center, 1996. 53p., wraps. With preface by founder Tarthang Tulku describing his exile from Tibet and efforts to preserve Tibetan culture and religious texts abroad.
Seoul: Ch'onghan, 1990. 171p., very good in wraps, text in Korean. Poetry by Koreans abroad, mostly in California.
San Francisco: Asian American Women Artists Association, 1997. 64p. spiral-bound exhibition catalog, with photos of the mostly Bay Area artists and black/white reproductions of their work, 9.5x9 inches, wraps.
San Francisco: San Francisco AIDS Foundation, 1991. Single issue of the AIDS education and resources newsletter, 8p., 8.5x11 inches, very good, Filipino text. The English version was called Positive News.
West Hollywood: One Institute/International Gay and Lesbian Archives, 1998. Five issues, various pagination 8.5x11 inches, photos, ads, very good newsletter in pastebound wraps. The first five issues on Kepner's International Gay and Lesbian Archive newsletter that merged with the One Institute. Issue #4 contains a celebration of Jim Kepner's life...
West Hollywood: One Institute/International Gay and Lesbian Archives, 1998. Three issues, various pagination 8.5x11 inches, photos, ads, very good newsletter in pastebound wraps. One issue contains a celebration of Jim Kepner's life. Kepner had passed away in November 1997. Rear cover of issue #3 is in Chinese and represents the...
South San Francisco: Otagiri, 1986. 117p., paperback, 8.5x11.75 inches, front cover curled at corners, otherwise very good. Thoroughly illustrated with color photos of porcelain dishes, lacquer wares, notebooks, and all manner of other items.
Denver: Tri-State Buddhist Church, 1960. 65p., blue buckram boards, sun-fading along left side of front cover, glue marks inside front cover from former bookplate; OCLC shows one holding in Denver.
Berkeley: Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies (PACTS), 1981. 71p., staplebound wraps, 8.5x11 inches. Cover gives date as 1980, but a slip laid in corrects this typo.
Berkeley: Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies (PACTS), 1981. 88p., staplebound wraps, 11x8.5 inches.