Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center

Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center

The Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC & SEAA) Center at UCI Libraries provides a collaborative space with services and resources to guide users seeking to document and study the history of the Orange County area and its changing demographics.

Materials from the Libraries' current Southeast Asian Archive, as well as a growing collection of Orange County regional history resources are housed in the center. Archival and rare materials related to the OC & SEAA Center remain in Special Collections & Archives located on the fifth floor of Langson Library.

Our Mission

The mission of the Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC&SEAA) Center - a unit of the Department of Special Collections & Archives in the University of California, Irvine Libraries - is to provide instruction, training, and research resources for the UC Irvine community to document and preserve the diverse histories of the Orange County, California region. The OC&SEAA Center also collects oral history and materials that complement the collection strategies of the UC Irvine Libraries, enhancing the archives of Orange County history for our community and beyond.

What is a Community-Centered Archive? 

Steps for Becoming a Partner

  1. We will work with you to create a Community Partner Agreement. Please contact us at to get started.
  2. Are you new to Calisphere and the Online Archive of California (OAC)? Get started as a contributor by completing a Partner Registration Form.
  3. Use the Community Archives Digital Portal to contribute your organization's historical materials to the California Digital Library.

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