Scope and Content of Collection
Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, El Centro Collection
Collection number: UArch 71
0.2 linear feet
(1 half-sized document box)
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
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.
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.
University of California, Santa Barbara, El Centro collection. UArch 71. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library,
University of California, Santa Barbara.
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.
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.)
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),
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.
Separated from collection to University Archives Serials: copies of