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National Hispanic Media Coalition subject files
PASC.0278  
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: National Hispanic Media Coalition subject files
    Creator: National Hispanic Media Coalition
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0278
    Physical Description: 19.5 Linear Feet (39 boxes and 1 shoe box)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1982-circa 2000
    Abstract: The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)is a non profit organization formed to improve the image and employment of Hispanic Americans in all facets of the media industry and to advocate for media and telecommunications policies that benefit the Latino community. The collection consists of subject files documenting the NHMC's activities to address media-related issues affecting the Hispanic American community from ca. 1989 through 1999. Of particular note are files related to an ABC boycott organized by NHMC, NHMC's interest in media personality Howard Stern, material related to Univision/Hallmark and to the Disney company, as well as numerous petitions filed by NHMC with the Federal Communications Commission related to licenses or other business of radio and television stations nationwide.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], National Hispanic Media Coalition subject files (Collection PASC 278). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Maria Muñoz with assistance from Julie Graham.
    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    We are committed to providing ethical, inclusive, and anti-racist description of the materials we steward, and to remediating existing description of our materials that contains language that may be offensive or cause harm. We invite you to submit feedback about how our collections are described, and how they could be described more accurately, by filling out the form located on our website: Report Potentially Offensive Description in Library Special Collections.  

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9962185163606533 

    Biography

    National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), a non profit organization, was founded in Fall 1986. Originally the NHMC was formed as a coalition of community and professional groups to address a variety of media related issues affecting the Hispanic-American community across the county. The original office was established in Los Angeles, Calif. under the leadership of Armando Duron, Alex Nogales, and Esther Reneria. Over the years it has formed chapters in Albuquerque, Chicago, New York, San Antonio and other cities in the United States.
    The organization endeavors to improve the image and employment of Hispanic Americans in all facets of the media industry and to advocate for media and telecommunications policies that benefit the Latino community. NHMC works locally and nationally to ensure the media industry takes responsibility for diversity and positive portrayals of all minorities in their daily operations. Since their inception the organization has maintained close contact with radio, television, motion picture, and newspaper industries, filed numerous petitions with the Federal Communications Commission to deny the licenses of radio and television stations nationwide, led grassroots demonstrations across the country, and held regular press conferences calling attention to issues and events at hand, among many other activities.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of subject files created by and documenting the National Hispanic Media Coalition's (NHMC) activities to address media-related issues affecting the Hispanic American community from ca. 1989 through 1999. The bulk of the files contain information about various organizations, people, and events and include a mixture of original and photocopied clippings, occasional research notes, press releases, and ephemera. Additionally, there may be occasional legal documents, FCC filings, correspondence and a small amount of incomplete meeting agendas and notes for NHMC Board of Directors and/or Steering Committee meetings. Of particular note are files related to an ABC boycott organized by NHMC, NHMC's interest in media personality Howard Stern, material related to Univision/Hallmark and to the Disney company, and numerous petitions filed by NHMC with the Federal Communications Commission related to licenses or other business of radio and television stations nationwide. There are also a very small amount of miscellaneous files that appear to be from the desk of Alex Nogales. A portion of the file titles were enhanced or created by the processor.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Files in the collection are arranged alphabetically by file titles.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mexican Americans on television -- Archives.
    Mexican Americans in television broadcasting -- Archives.
    Mexican Americans and television -- Archives.
    Mexican Americans in the motion picture industry -- Archives.
    Mexican Americans and mass media -- Archives.
    National Hispanic Media Coalition -- Archives