Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection
documents the work of a group
of young people to improve the social conditions and standing of Mexican Americans in the
United States.The collection includes official records of the organization which detail the
group's structure, purpose, and objectives. Correspondence found in the collection deals
primarily with the problems of keeping the organization viable and active. Several editions
of the newspaper,
FORWARD, newsletters, minutes of meetings,
and general business records are also included.
The Supreme Council of the Mexican American movement had it roots within the Young Men's
Christian Association. It was established in 1945, with the goal of improving social,
educational, economic, and spiritual conditions among Mexican Americans and Mexican people
living in the United States. These goals were to be accomplished by providing encouragement
for further education and financial aid to college students, promoting good citizenship and
good relations with non-Mexicans, and organizing local councils. Members were professionals,
students, and civic-minded members of the community of both Mexican and Anglo backgrounds.
The organization focused on education as a means of improving one's quality of life.
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this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
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The collection is open for research use.