Stanford Libraries to acquire the Chinese American Citizens Alliance archive

(7 February 2015, Stanford, CA) The United States’ oldest Chinese civil rights organizations, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A), announced its Grand Lodge archives will be placed with Stanford Libraries. The announcement took place at C.A.C.A. headquarters on Stockton Street in San Francisco.

Established in San Francisco in 1895 as the Native Sons of the Golden State,  The C.A.C.A. remains a vital and engaged organization and has fought against racial discrimination, defended civil rights, opposed anti-immigration movements and countered efforts to marginalize Chinese American culture and heritage.

Composed of materials in both Chinese and English, the archives have tremendous research potential for scholars. The archives include biographical information as well as financial repcrds, publications and photographs.

For a lot more detail, read the announcement by Stanford Libraries.