Black Gold Collections

This collection focuses on those members of the Central Coast community who are of Asian/Pacific-American heritage. The collection is based on a photographic exhibit produced by the Black Gold System Advisory Board in 1995. The photographs were borrowed from a number of individuals within the Asian-American communities and local historical societies in the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. The photos portray the Chinese-American, Filipino-American and Japanese-American communities prior to 1949.