The nonprofit agency Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is the oldest multidisciplinary Asian American arts organization in the
United States. Established in 1972 as a collective of artists in San Francisco's Chinatown/ Manila town neighborhood, KSW
is now a nonprofit agency that serves many Asian/Pacific American communities from its office in San Francisco. This collections
covers material from 1972 - 2002. It contains posters, publications, and photos. The struggles of the neighborhood such as
low-income housing, strikes by garment and electrical union workers, and the eviction of the elderly tenants defines much
of the art in this collection.
Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is a nonprofit agency in San Francisco, California and the oldest multidisciplinary Asian American
arts organization in the United States. Their mission is "to produce and present art that enriches and empowers Asian Pacific
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.
The collection is open for research.