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Guide to the Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection, 1942-1955
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection
    Dates: 1942-1955
    Identification: URB/SCMAM
    Creator: Mexican American Movement (U.S.). Supreme Council
    Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet
    Language of Materials:

    English

    Spanish;Castilian
    Repository: Urban Archives
    Abstract: 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.
    Note:
    This collection was processed in part under a U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant.

    Historical Note:

    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.

    Access Terms

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

    Corporate Name:

    YMCA of Los Angeles

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records
    Photographic material
    Publications

    Topical Term:

    Mexican American students
    Mexican Americans

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Michael Kohl and Hermenia Freemond

    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], Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

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    Scope and Contents

    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. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.