The MANA of San Diego County Records document the operation and administration of MANA during Olivia Puentes-Reynolds’ involvement in the organization. The collection
provides extensive documentation for MANA's work promoting educational achievement and increasing Latino representation at
the local, state, and national levels. Records in the collection regarding the Hermanitas program, Sylvia Chavez Memorial
Scholarship, Platica lecture series, and Political Committee highlight these endeavors. The collection dates from 1986 to
2002 with the majority of materials dating from 1994 to 1999. The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, brochures,
news clippings, flyers, conference materials, and committee files. The collection is divided into three series: Administrative Files (1986-2002), the Brindis Files (1994-2002), and Conference Files (1993-1999).
Established in 1974 as the Mexican-American Women's National Association (MANA), MANA is a non-profit organization which seeks
to better Latina women, or hermanas, through educational, economic, political, health, and social advocacy programs. In 1994,
the association changed its name to the more inclusive MANA, A National Latina Organization in order to acknowledge its growing
diversity. Today, MANA consists of over 26 chapters, including MANA of San Diego County, and is the "single largest pan-Latina
organization in the United States."
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