Guide to the Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection, 1942-1955

Special Collections & Archives

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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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

Collection Contents

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Articles of Incorporation: notarized papers, 1945 December 19

Folder 2

By-laws and Constitution

Folder 3

By-laws of Supreme Council, 1945

Folder 4

Constitution, 1945

Folder 5

Constitution: revised

Folder 6

Constitution: subordinate councils, 1945

Folder 7

Conventions: programs, flyers, October 1942-1949

Folder 8

Correspondence: Cano, Angelo, April 1942-June 1950

Folder 9

Correspondence: Coronel, Paul, April 1944-December 1949

Folder 10

Correspondence: general, March 1942-January 1946

Folder 11

Correspondence: Valadez, Gualberto, April 1945-November 1949

Folder 12

Emblems

Folder 13

Expenditures: bills, reports, April 1945-June 1950

Folder 14

Forms: membership, notification, reply

Folder 15

FORWARD: policy notes

Folder 16

Handbooks: manuals, July 1944

Folder 17

Incorporation: proceedings, official minute book, October 1945-January 1946

Folder 18

Institute of Ethnic Affairs: minority problems, ca. 1940

Folder 19

Membership: applications, 1949

Folder 20

Membership Lists: Anaheim, 1946

Folder 21

Membership Lists: Board of Directors, 1949

Folder 22

Membership Lists: Los Angeles, 1949

Folder 23

Membership Lists: Pasadena, 1949

Folder 24

Membership Lists: unidentified councils, 1946, 1949

Folder 25

Minutes: meetings, 1944-1945

Folder 26

Newspaper clippings: general, 1944-1955

Folder 27

Newsletters: bulletins, January 1945, 1949

Folder 28

Notes: general

Folder 29

Publications: brochures; newsletters, ca. 1940-ca. 1950

Folder 30

Reports: committees, 1945-1950

Folder 31

Reports: local councils, 1945, 1949

Folder 32

Reports: presidential, 1945-1950

Folder 33

Reports: vice-presidential, 1945-1949

Folder 34

Social Events: announcements, flyers, April 1945, January 1946

 

Box 2

Folder 1

FORWARD: newspaper, 1945 October 28

Folder 2

FORWARD: newspaper, 1947 May 8

Folder 3

FORWARD: newspaper, 1949 February 24

Folder 4

FORWARD: newspaper, 1949 Mar 14

 

Box 3

Item 1

Photo - Supreme Council of the Mexican American movement