The records of the RCA highlight the productive potential of cross-border perspectives
linking the Americas and the evolution of the fields of Latin American and Latino studies.
The collection includes a variety of materials ranging from posters and flyers to VHS and
The Research Center for the Americas (RCA) (previously the Chicano Latino Research Center,
CLRC) was founded in 1992 by Pedro Castillo and Norma Klahn, faculty in the History and
Literature Departments with ties to (what was then) the Program in Latin American Studies.
The RCA has helped make UC Santa Cruz a vibrant hub for Latin American, Latino, and
migration studies. Drawing from and bringing together the social sciences, humanities, and
arts the CLRC explores the diversity of the Americas, with a focus on the mobility of
people, ideas, and commodities.
25 Linear Feet
(28 boxes, 4 oversize folders, 1 oversize mounted item)
Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary
rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication
or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or
educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility
for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Collection is open for research. Audiovisual media is unavailable until reformatted.
Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives reading room. Some
files may require reformatting before they can be accessed. Technical limitations may hinder
the Library's ability to provide access to some digital files. Access to digital files on
original carriers is prohibited; users must request to view access copies. Contact Special
Collections and Archives in advance to request access to audiovisual media and digital