The Pacific Basin Institute Archive offers 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 is located in Hahn 112 & 114, and can be searched online via the Claremont Colleges Library's Blais Catalog. 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 contacting PBI for internship or event organization opportunities. 

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. 

Visit the PBI Archive

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Closed noon - 1 p.m. for lunch. 
Phone: (909) 607-7856
Location: Hahn Building, 112 and 114 (map)

For more information, contact PBI at pbi@pomona.edu, (909) 607-8035, or Hahn 111.