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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, El Centro Collection
UArch 71  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
  • Separated Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, El Centro Collection
    Dates: 1975-1990
    Collection number: UArch 71
    Collection Size: 0.2 linear feet (1 half-sized document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection contains documents relating to the Chicano Studies movement on campus, including correspondence with the administration on concerns, reports on progress of various units of El Centro, and space relocation.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 24A.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Santa Barbara, El Centro collection. UArch 71. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Undetermined.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    El Centro refers "to the linkages between the Chicano Studies Institute (research), the Department of Chicano Studies (teaching), the El Congreso, Building 406 (that houses the El Congreso, some EOP counseling offices, and some offices of the CSI), and the Coleccion Tloque Nahuaque (library collection). One of the demands of the last hunger strike to which the campus administration agreed was to recognize and preserve the integrity of the 'El Centro' concept (that includes an identifiable library collection). Students also often refer to Building 406 behind the library as 'El Centro.' El Congreso is the student organization that resides there, and itself is made up of various sub-organizations such as Los Curanderos (pre-med), Los Inginieros (engineering students), and MUJER (women's group)." - Sal Guerena, director of the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA), Dept. of Special Collections, UCSB Library.
    The collection contains documents relating to the Chicano Studies movement on campus, including correspondence with the administration on concerns, reports on progress of various units of El Centro, and space relocation. Covers Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Center for Chicano Studies, and Department of Chicano Studies issues. Collection is arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of California, Santa Barbara. El Centro
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Center for Chicano Studies
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Dept. of Chicano Studies
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Chicano Studies Institute
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Educational Opportunity Program
    Congreso (Student organization : Santa Barbara, Calif.)

    Related Material

    Department of Chicano Studies collection, UArch 15.
    Center for Chicano Studies records, UArch 25.
    Affirmative Action Office records, UArch 35.
    Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) records, UArch 20.
    UCSB Ethnic Studies Protests collection, CEMA 93.
    MEChA collection, CEMA 36.
    El Congreso collection, UArch 104.
    College of Letters and Science, Isla Vista Riots collection, UArch 39. Includes files on ethnic studies protests.
    Office of Public Information Isla Vista / Student Unrest subject files, UArch 36. Includes files on ethnic studies protests.
    EOP publications in University Archives Serials: EOP News (1976-1983), EOP/SAA Newsletter (1982-1985), Encuentro (1983-1985), Expressions (1983-1992), Centro News (1987-1988), La Voz de El Congreso (1995-1996), Entre Amigos (1994-1995), Pacific Currents (1996).
    Si Se Puede (El Congreso publication) in University Archives Serials.
    El Congreso website: http://orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/elcongreso/ 
    Department of Chicano Studies website: http://www.chicst.ucsb.edu/ 
    Chicano Studies Institute website: http://research.ucsb.edu/ccs/ 
    Educational Opportunity Program website: http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/eop/ 

    Separated Material

    Separated from collection to University Archives Serials: copies of Centro News, Encuentro, EOP News.