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Research Center for the Americas records
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information
  • Additional Collection Guides

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Research Center for the Americas records
    creator: University of California, Santa Cruz. Research Center for the Americas
    source: University of California, Santa Cruz. Research Center for the Americas
    Identifier/Call Number: UA.120
    Physical Description: 25 Linear Feet (28 boxes, 3 oversize folders, 1 oversize mounted item)
    Physical Description: 10.29 GB (1,432 digital files)
    Date (inclusive): 1991-2018

    Conditions Governing Access

    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 files.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.

    Preferred Citation

    Research Center for the Americas records. UA 120. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The manuscript portion of the collection was transferrd from the Chicano Latino Research Center in 2016. The digital portion of the collection was transferred in 2018.

    Historical Note

    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.
    The mission of the RCA is to support Latin American, Latino, and migration studies at UC Santa Cruz. To do so, it has awarded research fellowships and grants to UC Santa Cruz faculty and students; supported research clusters comprised of UC Santa Cruz faculty and students; sponsored conferences, institutes, lectures, workshops, and film screenings; published working papers and reports; and hosted visiting scholars.

    Scope and Content

    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 cassette tapes.

    Arrangement

    The records have been organized into twelve series:
    Series 1: Administrative Records
    Series 2: Hemispheric Dialogues
    Series 3: Research Clusters
    Series 4: Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program
    Series 5: Programs
    Series 6: UC Mexus
    Series 7: Events
    Series 8: Director's Files
    Series 9: Audio Visual Materials
    Series 10: Photographs
    Series 11: Posters
    Series 12: Digital Files

    Processing Information

    The manuscript portion of the collection was processed by a team of undergraduate apprentices under the supervison of graduate student, Alina Ivette Fernandez and with the assistance of Special Collections staff in 2016-2017.
    The digital portion of the collection was processed by Special Collections staff in 2018. Digital files were transferred from carrier disks in 2018. Duplicate files, student and employment records, and other out of scope files were not retained. Files were not reformatted, and file names are original to the creator. Original disks were retained and are included in the collection.

    Additional Collection Guides

    For complete inventories of the contents of Series 12: Digital Files, see the following guides:

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hispanic Americans -- Study and teaching
    University of California, Santa Cruz. Research Center for the Americas
    University of California, Santa Cruz. Research Center for the Americas