The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA)
The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, also known as CEMA, is a division of the Special Collections Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara Library. CEMA is a permanent program that advances scholarship in ethnic studies through its varied collections of primary research materials. CEMA Collections
These resources contain primary and archival sources from libraries and archival institutions in California including Calisphere, Online Archive of California, and UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive.
Primary sources are
documents or materials that were produced during or near the time an event occurred.
They are the creator's thoughts or observations which have not been analyzed or
interpreted by others. Primary sources in literature may include materials such as:
diaries and journals