East Asian Regional Materials and Resources Center (EARMARC)
Director: E. Bruce Reynolds
East Asian Regional Materials and Resources Center
History Department, San José State University
San José, CA 95192-0117
Phone: (408) 924-5518 (History Dept.) or (408) 924-5523 (Director)
EARMARC provides audio-visual materials for high school and college students in Northern California. It currently holds hundreds of videos and many films which are related to China, Japan, and Korea. The collection also includes slide sets and audio materials. Almost all areas of East Asian society and culture are covered. Items are available on request to teachers in a university, college, or secondary school in Northern California as long as they are to be used for education purposes. As a special incentive to use the center's services, a free, comprehensive catalog of EARMARC resources is provided on request. Also, holdings can be searched through the Online Catalog of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
About 100 university faculty and other teachers use the center's resources throughout the year. Of those who use the center on a regular basis, most are outside of the SJSU campus and solicit services by phone or mail. EARMARC services over 500 transactions each academic year. EARMARC is federally funded through grants from the East Asia National Resource Centers at Stanford University and at the University of California at Berkeley. The Center also receives space (Dudley Morehead Hall 229) from the University for EARMARC and a small Asian Studies library.