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Cross Cultural Center Records
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  • Related Materials
  • Access
  • Processing Information
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, University Archives
    Title: Cross Cultural Center Records
    Creator: University of California, Davis. Cross-Cultural Center
    Identifier/Call Number: AR-229
    Physical Description: 30 linear feet
    Physical Description: 105.6 GB
    Date (inclusive): 2005-2019
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Archives and Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.


    The mission of the UC Davis Cross Cultural Center (CCC) is to celebrate and promote the heritage and culture of historically underrepresented, currently underserved, and marginalized groups. It sponsors multicultural arts and educational programs and performances, including cultural heritage days, folklorico dance troupe Danzantes del Alma, community retreats, and peer-to-peer education groups.
    The CCC was founded in 1990 as a direct result of student activism and political struggle. In May 1990, four students launched a hunger strike on the steps of Mrak Hall in response to experiences of discrimination on campus. They presented a list of demands to be met in order to end the hunger strike, including: launching an official investigation into alleged racism in the Spanish Department, establishing an on-campus ethnic and cultural center, and increasing the number of full-time faculty members in the Afro-American, Asian American, Native American, and Chicano Studies Programs. After six days of fasting, an agreement was reached with university administration and a work group soon formed to plan a campus cultural center. In late May, the work group announced the projected opening of the center at the Ag Extension building, and the Cross Cultural Center formally opened its doors there in Fall of 1992. The Ag Extension building remained home to the Cross Cultural Center until January 2012, when the CCC moved to the newly constructed Student Community Center.
    "Cross Cultural Center Hxstory." Cross Cultural Center website, 2020. https://ccc.ucdavis.edu/about/hxstory . Accessed 10 July 2020.
    "UC Davis Cross Cultural Center - About." Facebook, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/pg/UCDavis.CrossCulturalCenter/about/  . Accessed 10 July 2020.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes print and digital historical and operational records and photographs related to the founding and activities of the UC Davis Cross Cultural Center (CCC). The digital files are mainly images documenting CCC activities, though they also includes some images from UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center events.

    Related Materials

    AR-226, LGBTQIA Resource Center Records: Records related to the activities and programs of the UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center from 1983-2010. Finding aid: https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c85144mn/  .


    This collection has not yet been fully processed. It may contain restricted materials. Please contact Archives and Special Collections in advance to request access  .
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    Processing Information

    Liz Phillips processed the digital files in this collection using ExifTool ( https://exiftool.org/ ) to retrieve file metadata, OpenRefine ( https://openrefine.org/ ) to structure and normalize the file metadata, and Harvard Library's ArchivesSpace import plugin ( https://github.com/harvard-library/aspace-import-excel  ) to create the finding aid.
    Digital files in this collection are, for the most part, not yet identified at an individual level.
    The physical materials in this collection have not yet been processed.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Digital file formats include AVI, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MTS, NEF, PDF, PNG, PPTX, PSD, THM, TIFF, XMP, and ZIP.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Cross Cultural Center Records, AR-229, Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Minority college students -- Services for -- California -- Davis
    University of California, Davis. Cross-Cultural Center -- Archives
    University of California, Davis -- History -- Pictorial works
    University of California, Davis -- Students -- Services for