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Guide to the Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection, 1942-1955
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Description
The Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection documents the work of a group of young people to improve the social conditions and standing of Mexican Americans in the United States.The collection includes official records of the organization which detail the group's structure, purpose, and objectives. Correspondence found in the collection deals primarily with the problems of keeping the organization viable and active. Several editions of the newspaper, FORWARD, newsletters, minutes of meetings, and general business records are also included.
Background
The Supreme Council of the Mexican American movement had it roots within the Young Men's Christian Association. It was established in 1945, with the goal of improving social, educational, economic, and spiritual conditions among Mexican Americans and Mexican people living in the United States. These goals were to be accomplished by providing encouragement for further education and financial aid to college students, promoting good citizenship and good relations with non-Mexicans, and organizing local councils. Members were professionals, students, and civic-minded members of the community of both Mexican and Anglo backgrounds. The organization focused on education as a means of improving one's quality of life.
Extent
0.83 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.