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Finding Aid to the University of California, Berkeley. Chicano Studies Program Records, 1961-1996, bulk 1969-1980
CS ARC 2009/1  
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Description
The Chicano Studies Program records, 1961-1996 (bulk 1968-1980), provide materials relating to the formation of the program as a result of the Third World Strike student demands in 1969. The collection includes proposals for the Third World College; information on the structure and goals of the Chicano Studies Program; administrative and faculty correspondence; committee minutes; reviews; reports; curriculum information and instructional materials; student organization records, particularly Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA); campus events; program sponsored projects; recruitment materials; and publications. Also included are resource files maintained by the program office and relating to the Chicano community. They contain subjects such as art, Brown Berets, Chicano Studies programs at other colleges and universities, Juan Corona, conferences, events, films, music, organizations, police brutality, politics, La Raza Unida, theater, and United Farm Workers.
Background
Chicano Studies, Asian American Studies, Native American Studies, and Comparative Ethnic Studies form the core groups within the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The Chicano Studies Program was established in 1969 as a direct consequence of Third World Strike demands by students of Mexican descent for the University to research and teach a curriculum based on the Chicano experience in the United States. The program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum of academic study that critically examines the historical and contemporary experience in the context of American society and institutions, including aspects of Mexican history, culture, and politics affecting the Chicano community.
Extent
Number of containers: 17 cartons Linear feet: 21.25
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Chicano Studies curator, Ethnic Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-2360. Consent is given on behalf of the Ethnic Studies Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.