Guide to the MANA of San Diego County Records

Finding Aid Authors: Amanda Lanthorne.
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2010-07-02
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Guide to the MANA of San Diego County Records 1986/2002

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: MANA of San Diego County Records
Dates: 1986-2002
Bulk Dates: 1994-1999
Identification: MS-0437
Creator: MANA of San Diego County
Physical Description: 3.75 linear ft
Language of Materials: English Spanish;Castilian
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791
Note:
Other Information:
This collection was processed as part of the Chicano Studies Archives Project, made possible by a grant from the President's Leadership Fund.

Historical Note:

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."
In 1986, a group of Latina women dedicated to community activism founded the San Diego Chapter of MANA. The chapter offers workshops, advocacy programs, conferences, and mentoring programs for Latinas. The organization's Hermanitas program is a one-on-one mentorship program dedicated to supporting and encouraging pre-teen Latinas to stay in school. The Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarship likewise promotes education amongst young Latinas. Every year, MANA awards this scholarship at the Brindis, a celebratory tribute to outstanding Latina professionals. In addition, MANA's Platica lectures give local officials and community leaders a chance to address issues relevant to the Latina community, including immigration and education. Today, MANA of San Diego County continues to thrive as an organization dedicated to empowerment and leadership of Latinas.
Olivia Puentes-Reynolds, a local Latina activist, was active in MANA from 1993 to 2000. She served as Strategic Planning Facilitator, Membership Chair, Program Chair and President. She chaired two Brindis, co-chaired the 1993 National MANA Leadership Conferernce, and chaired the 1996 MANA National Leadership Conference.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Mexican American Women’s National Association

Function:

Nonprofit organizations

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records

Topical Term:

Latina

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, MANA of San Diego County Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Rene Nuñez Memorial Collection, 1968-2008
Carmen Sandoval Fernandez Poster Collection, 1974-1983
Arturo Casares Papers, 1968-2007
Chicana and Chicano Studies Department Records, 1968-2003
Maria Garcia Papers, 1968-1997

Arrangement of Materials:

I. Administrative Files, 1986-2002
II. Brindis Files, 1994-2002
III. Conference Files, 1993-1999

Scope and Contents

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).
The Administrative Files document the basic administration of the San Diego County chapter of MANA.  Arranged alphabetically, these files date from 1986 to 2002 and make up the largest of the three series.  Particularly noteworthy are the files relating to MANA’s Hermanitas Mentorship Program, which seeks to empower pre-teen girls and promote education.  The series is composed of correspondence, brochures, meeting minutes, budget information, committee files, event information, and news clippings.
The Brindis Files document MANA’s annual Brindis celebration, which honors prominent Latina professionals and recognizes the recipients of the Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarship.  Highlights include drafts of speeches given by guest speakers, such as Mayor Susan Golding.  Arranged chronologically, the series dates from 1994 to 2002 and includes programs, correspondence, flyers, nominations, speeches, and planning and budget information.
The Conference Files date from 1993 to 1999 and document the San Diego chapter of MANA’s participation at national and international conferences regarding women.  The series is arranged alphabetically and includes notes, flyers, handouts, and schedules from national MANA conferences, the United Nation’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, as well as training, youth, and development conferences.

Detailed List of Contents

 

Administrative Files 1986-2002

Box 1, Folder 1

Annual Report and Strategic Plans 1994-1995

Box 1, Folder 2

Annual Retreat 1994

Box 1, Folder 3

Annual Retreat 1995

Box 1, Folder 4

Barrio Logan Revitalization Action Plan April 1997

Box 1, Folder 5

Board Training 1994

Box 1, Folder 6

Board Training 1995

Box 1, Folder 7

Board Training 1996-1997

Box 1, Folder 8

Brochures

Box 1, Folder 9

Budget 1996-1997

Box 1, Folder 10

By Laws and Amendments 1986-1996

Box 1, Folder 11

Calendars 1996-1998

Box 1, Folder 12

California Preliminary Review of the Governor's Proposed 1998-1999 State Budget 1998

Box 1, Folder 13

California Rural Legal Assistance 1999

Box 2, Folder 1

Call Code Statistics June 1997

Box 2, Folder 2

Center for Women Policy Studies Affiliates Quarterly Report Summer 1998

Box 2, Folder 3

Chapter Listings 1998-1999

Box 2, Folder 4

Chapter President and Leadership Manual/Instructions 1996

Box 2, Folder 5

Chapters - Albuquerque, NM 1994

Box 2, Folder 6

Chapters - Orange County 1997

Box 2, Folder 7

Chicana/o Graduate Creed 1997

Box 2, Folder 8

Chicana/o Youth Leadership Camp 1997

Box 2, Folder 9

Chicano Park Day April 1997

Box 2, Folder 10

City Council of San Diego Special Commendation to MANA October 1996

Box 2, Folder 11

City of San Diego Boards and Commissions 1997

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence 1995-1999

Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence: National 1995-1996

Box 2, Folder 14

Domestic Violence 1997

Box 2, Folder 15

Economic Development 1997

Box 2, Folder 16

Economics/Employment - MANA 1993-1994

Box 2, Folder 17

Education 1995-1997

Box 2, Folder 18

Education Committee 1994-1996

Box 2, Folder 19

Enfoque Newsletter Spring/Summer 1997

Box 2, Folder 20

Environmental Justice 1996-1998

Box 2, Folder 21

Establishing a MANA Chapter

Box 2, Folder 22

Executive Board Retreat 1996

Box 2, Folder 23

Exploitation of Women Laborers - Flyers 1996

Box 2, Folder 24

Fair Political Practices Commission 1997-1998

Box 3, Folder 1

Federal Programs Benefiting Women and New Initiatives after the United Nation's 4th World Conference on Women April 1998

Box 3, Folder 2

Forms - Blank

Box 3, Folder 3

Flyers/Brochures

Box 3, Folder 4

Flyers for MANA Events 1996

Box 3, Folder 5

Flyer Rough Drafts

Box 3, Folder 6

Fundraising Committee 1994-1997

Box 3, Folder 7

Girl Scouts 1998-1999

Box 3, Folder 8

Grant Applications

Box 3, Folder 9

Health and Social Services Committee 1994-1997

Box 3, Folder 10

Hermanitas 1996-1998

Box 3, Folder 11

Hermanitas 1996-1999

Box 3, Folder 12

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Membership 1998

Box 3, Folder 13

Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony Program September-October 1996

Box 3, Folder 14

Hispanic National University

Box 3, Folder 15

Immigration Resolution 1994

Box 3, Folder 16

INROADS: Monthly Youth Program

Box 3, Folder 17

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Tax-exempt Status 1996-1998

Box 4, Folder 1

Invitations and Events 1995-1999

Box 4, Folder 2

Issues Committee and Issue Statements 1995

Box 4, Folder 3

Job Announcements 1996-1998

Box 4, Folder 4

Latin Business Owners of America 1998

Box 4, Folder 5

Latina Empowerment Series 1996

Box 4, Folder 6

Latina Emprendedoras 1994-1996

Box 4, Folder 7

Latina Financial Planning Workshop: Women and Retirement 2000

Box 4, Folder 8

Latina Research Project 1997

Box 4, Folder 9

Latina Style Magazine

Box 4, Folder 10

Latina's Guide to the Information Superhighway 1997

Box 4, Folder 11

Latinas Unidas Newsletter Binder 1994-1998

Box 4, Folder 12

Letterhead

Box 4, Folder 13

MANA Newsletters 1993-2002

Box 4, Folder 14

MANA Newsletter Drafts

Box 5, Folder 1

MANA Newsletter Drafts

Box 5, Folder 2

MANA National Newsletter 1997

Box 5, Folder 3

Meeting Minutes/Agendas 1998

Box 5, Folder 4

Meeting Minutes/Agendas: Board 1994-1999

Box 5, Folder 5

Meeting Minutes: General Membership 1994-1999

Box 5, Folder 6

Meeting Minutes: General Membership 1997-1998

Box 5, Folder 7

Membership Applications - Filled

Box 5, Folder 8

Membership Booklet Rough Draft 1995

Box 6, Folder 1

Membership Information 1995-1998

Box 6, Folder 2

Membership Rosters 1996-1997

Box 6, Folder 3

Membership Rosters 1997-1998

Box 6, Folder 4

Membership Rosters 1994-1998

Box 6, Folder 5

Member Orientation

Box 6, Folder 6

Michael A. Lobatz vs. Airtouch Cellular: Class Action 1997

Box 6, Folder 7

Monthly Update 1997

Box 6, Folder 8

News Clippings 1996-2000

Box 6, Folder 9

National Latino Leadership Summit 1996

Box 6, Folder 10

Niñas de Aztlán, Latina Advocacy Program 1995

Box 6, Folder 11

Nogales-Talley Issue: Sweetwater School District 1997

Box 6, Folder 12

Nomination Committee 1996

Box 6, Folder 13

Organizational Chart

Box 6, Folder 14

Organizational/Self-Development Committee 1994-1995

Box 6, Folder 15

Photo Negatives

Box 6, Folder 16

Platica Guidelines

Box 6, Folder 17

Platicas 1994-1997

Box 7, Folder 1

Platicas/Community Forums Resource Material

Box 7, Folder 2

Political Committee 1994-1996

Box 7, Folder 3

President's Message 1996-1998

Box 7, Folder 4

Public Relations 1996

Box 7, Folder 5

San Dieguito Union High School District Partnership 1997

Box 7, Folder 6

Search of Economic Equity

Box 7, Folder 7

Solo Grant 1996

Box 7, Folder 8

South Bay Community Services

Box 7, Folder 9

Strategic Plans 1996-1997

Box 7, Folder 10

Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarship 1996-2000

Box 7, Folder 11

Treasurer's Reports 1996-1998

Box 7, Folder 12

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1996

Box 7, Folder 13

UNZ Initiative/Proposition 227 1998

Box 7, Folder 14

Vocational Application for Funding 1997

Box 7, Folder 15

Voicemail Instructions

Box 7, Folder 16

Website

Box 8, Folder 1

White House Briefing 1994

Box 8, Folder 2

William D. Lynch Foundation for Children 1996

Box 8, Folder 3

Wilson, Tana Issue at Lewis Junior High 1996

Box 8, Folder 4

Women's Unity Breakfast with Sharon Gray Davis October 1998

Box 8, Folder 5

Working Women Information and Statistics

 

Brindis Files 1994-2002

Box 8, Folder 6

Brindis 1994-1995

Box 8, Folder 7

Brindis 1995-1997

Box 8, Folder 8

Brindis 1998-1999

Box 8, Folder 9

Brindis 1999-2002

Box 8, Folder 10

Brindis Manual Binder 1994-1996

 

Conference Files 1993-1999

Box 8, Folder 11

Adelante, Mujer Latina Conference 1996-1997

Box 8, Folder 12

Fourth World Conference on Women 1995-1997

Box 9, Folder 1

MANA Leadership Development Conference October 1996

Box 9, Folder 2

MANA Leadership Development Conference July 1998

Box 9, Folder 3

MANA National Conference 1996

Box 9, Folder 4

MANA National Conference 1997

Box 9, Folder 5

MANA National Conference, White House 1999

Box 9, Folder 6

MANA National Training Conference 1993

Box 9, Folder 7

MANA National Training Conference 1995

Box 9, Folder 8

MANA National Training Conference 1996

Box 9, Folder 9

MANA National Training Conference: Workshop Presenters 1996

Box 9, Folder 10

National Hispanic Medical Association First Annual Conference 1997

Box 9, Folder 11

Rebuilding Latino Communities: Education and Technology Conference 1997

Box 9, Folder 12

Rebuilding Safe Latino Communities Legislative Summit October 1999

Box 9, Folder 13

Sister Cities International Conference 1996-1997