Budget Cuts + Asian American History

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saw this down at the AAA-Fund blog and wanted to repost some of it up here:

In the realm of ethnic studies and our community history, have the budget cuts are becoming an excuse to ignore/deprive our community of its history?
As if these resources didn’t have it hard enough, the UC budget cuts are causing “concern” over at University of California, Irvine, as its Southeast Asian Archive couldn’t replace its full-time librarian, as the Los Angeles Times reports.

“The university did not replace the full-time librarian when she retired; Anne Frank spent decades collecting materials from refugee communities. Instead, UC Irvine installed a research librarian who divides her time overseeing the research needs of other departments.“
Read in full here.