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Guide to the Mary Santoli Pardo Collection, 1940-1998
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Mary Santoli Pardo Collection
    Dates: 1940-1998
    Bulk Dates: 1969-1997
    Identification: URB/MSP
    Creator: Pardo, Mary S., 1946-
    Physical Description: 2.60 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Urban Archives
    Abstract: In her work, Mexican American Woman Activists, Dr. Mary S. Pardo focuses on East Los Angeles and emphasizes the important role played by females the powerful influence of cultural symbols like motherhood and the Church. She suggests how such activism has innervated cultural identity and protected the Mexican American community. The records of the Mary Santoli Pardo Collection document her research and predominantly consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, interviews (three related audio cassettes), and various newsletters and flyers.

    Biographical Information:

    Mary Pardo is Professor of Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge (CSU Northridge). She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1990 and has authored several articles on the influence of women in populist movements. Her work Mexican American Woman Activists , which focuses on East Los Angeles, emphasizes the important role played by females the powerful influence of cultural symbols like motherhood and the Church, and suggests how such activism has innervated cultural identity and protected the Mexican American community. In addition to her scholarly publications, Dr. Pardo has been actively involved with the Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) and interviewed members such as Erlinda Robles and Juana Gutierrez. Her close ties to the community have allowed her to capture the reactions of MELA to deleterious state projects. Through her community activism and insightful scholarly work, Mrs. Pardo has contributed to the growing presence of Chicana studies programs at schools like CSU Northridge.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Audio recordings
    Paper records
    Photographic material

    Geographic Name:

    Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Politics and government
    Monterey Park (Calif.) -- Politics and government

    Topical Term:

    Community power -- California
    Mexican American women -- California
    Women in community organization -- California

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Cecilia Cortez, Osik Moses

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Mary Santoli Pardo Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Correspondence, 1967-1997
    Series II: Research Files, 1940-1997

    Scope and Contents

    The records of the Mary Santoli Pardo Collection document her research and predominantly consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, interviews (three related audio cassettes), and various newsletters and flyers. It has been divided into two series: Correspondence (1967-1997) and Research Files (1940-1997).
    Series I, Correspondence, contains correspondence and is arranged alphabetically by the creator.
    Series II, Research Files, contains articles, newspaper clippings, programs, interviews, flyers, and related items. This series also contains non-manuscript material, including audio-taped interviews conducted by Pardo, and photographs. The series is arranged alphabetically.