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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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  • Collection Summary
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  • Administrative Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: University of California, Berkeley. Chicano Studies Program records
    Date (inclusive): 1961-1996,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1969-1980
    Collection Number: CS ARC 2009/1
    Creators: University of California, Berkeley. Chicano Studies Program.
    Extent: Number of containers: 17 cartons Linear feet: 21.25
    Repository: University of California, Berkeley. Ethnic Studies Library
    30 Stephens Hall #2360
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-2360
    Phone: (510) 643-1234
    Fax: (510) 643-8433
    Email: esl@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://eslibrary.berkeley.edu
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English and some Spanish.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Librarys online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], University of California, Berkeley. Chicano Studies Program Records, CS ARC 2009/1, Ethnic Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the librarys online public access catalog.
    Mexican Americans--Education (Higher)--California --Berkeley
    Mexican American students--California--Berkeley
    Mexican Americans--Study and teaching (Higher)--California --Berkeley
    Student movements--California--Berkeley
    Ethnicity--Study and teaching (Higher)--California --Berkeley
    University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Ethnic Studies
    University of California, Berkeley--Students--Political activity

    Administrative Information

    Accruals

    Future additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Janice Otani.

    History

    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.
    (partial text from Department of Ethnic Studies website)

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.
    The majority of Third World Strike and Third World Liberation materials are found in two binders, one compiled by Rudy Acuña and one compiled by Manuel Delgado. These include correspondence, list of demands, press releases, Mexican American Student Confederation (MASC) papers, legal documents, articles, and newspaper clippings. There are also 13 Third World Strike photographs.
    The administrative records include correspondence with program coordinators, memoranda from the Office of the Chancellor, Executive Committee meeting minutes (1970-1976), as well as various other committees.
    Faculty information contains University policies, guidelines for participation within the Program, and correspondence.
    The bulk of the student series contain student organization records, mainly MEChA materials consisting of the constitution, history of the organization, meeting minutes, announcements and related event materials, newsletters, and information on MEChA organizations on other college campuses. Mexican American Student Confederation (MASC) and La Raza Law Student Association are also represented along with numerous other Chicano groups on campus. There is also information and programs for the Chicano/Latino graduation.
    The curriculum materials consist of correspondence, overview of the program, major requirements, schedule of classes, course descriptions, syllabi, and publications.
    Recruitment information includes papers regarding Chicano enrollment on the University campus, financial aid/EOP program information, post graduate brochures and announcements in various professional fields of study.
    Publications include the program newsletter correspondence, submissions, and layouts. There are also directories related to the Chicano community both on and off campus, such as University of California, Berkeley Chicano students, employees, and administrators; San Francisco Bay Area and California organizations.