Scope and Content of Collection
Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Chicano Studies Institute records
Identifier/Call Number: UArch 25
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Language of Material:
40.12 linear feet
(66 document boxes, 9 cartons, 2 oversize flat boxes, 1 shoebox)
University of California, Santa Barbara. Center for Chicano Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara. Chicano Studies Institute
Date (inclusive): circa 1963-2003
Date (bulk): 1969-1984
Abstract: The collection contains materials from the early days of the Chicano Studies Institute (formerly Center for Chicano Studies),
including administrative, research, project and program files, correspondence, and audio tapes.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Special Research Collections
Boxes 23-24 closed pending review. Some materials are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
[Identification of item], University of California, Santa Barbara, Chicano Studies Institute records. UArch 25. Department
of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Chicano Studies Institute records contain materials from the early operations of the Institute (formerly the Center for
Chicano Studies). The Institute's main focus was and continues to be to work with the Department of Chicano Studies to "undertake,
promote, and disseminate research."
The Chicano Studies Institute records contains six series:
Series I: Administrative Files, contains budgets and other financial information, documents about the creation and function of the Center, files on related
groups and other materials. Most materials arranged chronologically; miscellaneous/subject files arranged alphabetically.
Series II: Research & Projects, contains grant proposals, research data, etc. relating to research projects conducted by Center faculty/staff/students. Files
arranged alphabetically by main researcher's name or research project subject/title.
Series III: Programs, Conferences & Events, contains files mainly on the Center's Special Student Services program, and files on the Bilingualism Seminar conducted in
Mexico for several years. Also contains files on visiting lecturers sponsored by the Center, performances and art exhibits,
etc. Files arranged by subject and/or chronologically. See also Series IV for correspondence relating to the Bilingualism
Series IV: Correspondence, contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Center, related to programs, research, formation, etc. Materials arranged
chronologically. Correspondence relating to the Bilingualism Seminar arranged separately as received from the Center, however
related correspondence can also be found in the Center's general correspondence files.
Series V: Audio, contains cassette tapes mainly of conferences and lectures by people associated with or invited by the Center.
Series VI: 2017 Addition, contains annual reports, background on Institute, affirmative action, etc. Also contains one oversize box with posters and
news clippings, as well as one box of photographs.
See also in Special Collections, University Archives:
- Department of Chicano Studies collection, UArch 15.
- El Centro collection, UArch 71.
- Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) records, UArch 20.
- Affirmative Action collection, UArch 35.
Centro News, an EOP/Student Affirmative Action publication, in Serials Short Runs.
Encuentro, a Chicano EOP publication, in Serials Short Runs.
La Gaceta de Santa Barbara, Chicano Studies Department publication, in Serials Short Runs.
Laberinto del Centro, Chicano Studies Center publication, in Serials Short Runs.
Si Se Puede, El Congreso publication, in Serials Short Runs.
- Public Information Office (PIO) Subject files, UArch 12.
The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA), in the UCSB Department of Special Collections of Davidson Library,
contains a number of collections relating to Chicana/Chicano artists, authors, and organizations. Of particular note in CEMA
are the following:
- UCSB Ethnic Studies Protest collection, CEMA 93.
- MEChA (El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) Collection, CEMA 36.
Serials originally included in the Center for Chicano Studies collection have been separated to the University Archives Serials
Laberinto del Centro
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Bilingualism -- California
University of California, Santa Barbara. Center for Chicano Studies -- Archives
University of California, Santa Barbara. Chicano Studies Institute -- Archives