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Guide to the Jose Joel Garcia Collection CEMA 73
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Description
Jose Joel Garcia was instrumental in the nascent Chicano movement at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1968 and 1969. The papers in this collection help to chronicle these momentous years when activism was a significant part of many students’ lives at the universities. As a student Jose was part of the early formation of United Mexican American Students (UMAS) and Movimiento Estudantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). This collection contains news articles and organizational documents as well as other information regarding protest activities, such as the Santa Barbara area Grape Boycott protests and the move to make education relevant to ethnic groups. Planning documents and justification dialogs regarding the Chicano Studies Program and the Black Studies Program are included in this collection. The materials in this collection help to show the great strides that were made toward equal opportunities in education and the effort involved in being part of the changes.
Background
Jose Joel Garcia is currently the executive director of the Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center in Union City, California. He was involved in the Chicano/a Student Movement of the late 60's and early 70's. As a student he was part of the early formation of United Mexican American Students (UMAS) and Movimiento Estudantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). Garcia was part of the movement to establish a Chicano studies program at UCSB. He was at UCSB starting in 1965 and graduated in 1969.
Extent
2.0 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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