Scope and Content
Title: Chinese American Political Association archives
Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 48
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material:
0.2 linear feet
(1 half document box)
Date (inclusive): 1984-2006
The Chinese American Political Association is a non-profit political organization spanning more than two decades starting
in the middle of the 1980's. Aimed at increasing voter awareness and participation, this collection consists mostly of newsletters
issued by the organization over the last 20 years or so.
Language of Materials:
The collection is in English.
General Physical Description note:
1 half-sized document box
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
[Identification of Item], Chinese American Political Association, CEMA 48. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara
Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Donated by the Chinese American Political Association
Scope and Content
The Chinese American Political Association (CAPA) is a non-partisan, non-profit, educational and political organization based
out of Walnut Creek California and serving the greater Chinese American Community of the Bay area. CAPA was founded in 1984
in order to raise the political capital of Chinese Americans by encouraging participation voter education and activism. The
mission statement objectives include:
• To assure Chinese-Americans the same inherent social privileges and constitutional rights that are provided all U.S. citizens.
• To provide an effective voice on issues and events of concern to Chinese-Americans. • To endorse candidates for local, state
and national offices. • To support and promote local, state, and national issues which are in the best interest of Chinese-Americans.
• To oppose prejudice and discrimination against Chinese-Americans.