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The UC Berkeley Libraries provides access to film, music, and other audiovisual media related to Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service which provides access to more than 26,000 films, including titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more.
Kanopy has many films and documentaries related to Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies. Search "Asian American" or browse by subject. Relevant subjects include Documentaries -> Ethnicity & Identity and Social Sciences -> Race & Class Studies. Set up Library Proxy Server to be able to view at home and use the "Create Clip/Playlist" button in the video to create clips that you can screen in your classroom.
About the Oral History Center at UC Berkeley
"Oral history dates to the beginnings of the University of California. Hubert Howe Bancroft conducted interviews in the 1860s in support of his 39-volume history of the West. In 1954, the Regional Oral History Office was established to conduct interviews with leading citizens of the West. In 2014 we became the Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library. Over the decades, we have conducted 4,000 interviews on almost every topic imaginable. The vast majority of these interviews have been transcribed and made available online."
Oral history series related to Ethnic Studies:
Listing of oral histories by subject area; see especially Community History and Social Movements
Community Oral History Toolkit
Publication Date: 2013-03-15
This five-volume set is the definitive guide to all aspects of conducting successful community oral history projects that conform to best practices in the field. What are the fundamental principles that make one oral history project fly and another falter? Community Oral History Toolkit examines theoretical foundations for oral history practice and offers applicable tools and guidelines that you can mold to your project#65533;s specific needs. The wealth of existing literature on oral history methodology is designed for academic research; the Toolkit, however, is specifically geared toward community groups unaffiliated with large institutions such as universities. Volumes include an introduction to community oral history, planning and managing community oral history projects, interviewing subjects, and processing the interviews. Volumes in the set are also available separately.
Media Resources Center: DVDs and Non Print Media
The Media Resources Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley Library's primary collection of materials in audio and visual formats, including DVDs, videocassettes, streamed audio and video, compact audio discs, and audiocassettes.
- Media Resources Center: Ethnic Studies
- Media Resources Center: Asian, Pacific, and South Asian American Studies
- Media Resources Center: Movies, Race and Ethnicity
- Media Resources Center: Queer Cinema/Representation of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgendered People in Film and TV
- Media Resources Center: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersexual Studies
- Media Resources Center: Social, Political, and Economic Issues in America
- Media Resources Center: Women & Gender Studies (Includes Men's Studies)
How to Cite Media
You can also find non-print media of all types in OskiCat; search by keywords, author, subject, title, etc. and pull down the "Entire Collection" menu to the type of resource you want (maps, films, etc.)
All Media Resources Center materials must be used on-site.