The collection contains board minutes, correspondence files, administrative files, internal memoranda, policy statements,
contracts, project reports, evaluation files, videotapes, and audiotapes documenting the first 18 years of the history of
the National Council of La Raza and its various components.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) was founded in February 1968 under the name of the Southwest Council of La Raza as
a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life
opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Its Central Office was originally located in Phoenix, Arizona and in 1970 it opened
its National Services Office in Washington, D.C. Its early efforts were focused primarily in the Southwestern states of Arizona,
California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
ca. 960 linear ft.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Personnel files are restricted until 2066. Contract information indicating amounts paid to contractors are likewise restricted