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National Hispanic Media Coalition subject files, ca. 1985-ca. 1999
PASC 278  
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  • Title: National Hispanic Media Coalition subject files
    Collection number: PASC 278
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 19.5 linear ft. (39 boxes and 1 shoe box)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1985-ca. 1999
    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 at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: National Hispanic Media Coalition

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary 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, UCLA.

    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.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6218516 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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