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About the PBI Archive

Since its transfer to Pomona College, the Archive’s holdings have been greatly expanded to include an audiovisual library and archival collection totaling over 1,130 linear feet of material dealing with the art, culture, economics, history and religion of the Asia/Pacific region, and touching upon almost every academic discipline. The PBI Archive recently moved to Hahn 112 & 114, where a new archival storage facility was constructed. A more comprehensive catalog is currently being created and will connect the PBI Archive the CUC library's Blais catalog in the near future. Please contact the archive directly for information on our current holdings.

A key mission of the Archive is the preservation of audiovisual material. Our facility can handle a wide variety of film and video formats, from Betamax transfers to worldwide video system conversions to professional Betacam SP. With limited editing facilities, the PBI Archive provides hands-on experience with a wide variety of consumer and professional video and audio equipment. We encourage students to get involved by interning at PBI, organizing film screenings and/or applying for our Summer Film Grant, in which students travel abroad to create a documentary film on a subject matter relevant to the Asia/Pacific. While the Archive exists primarily to serve students and faculty at Pomona and other Claremont Colleges, we also provide research assistance to other academic institutions in the greater Los Angeles area. In addition, commercial film producers such as WGBH, ESPN, CNN, and the History Channel have purchased footage from our Archive for their documentary productions. 

PBI Archive Hours

Monday - Friday
8 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm
Unless otherwise posted.

Contact or Visit the Archive

Phone: 909-607-7856
Location: Hahn Building, 112 & 114

Contact PBI's Main Office

Phone: 909-607-8035
Location: Hahn Building, 111