Collection on Race, Ethnicity and Student Activism

Finding aid prepared by Carlota Ramirez in 2017. Updated by Andrea Hoff in 2019.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
URL: http://library.ucr.edu/libraries/special-collections-university-archives
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection on Race, Ethnicity and Student Activism
Date (inclusive): 1966-1969
Collection Number: UA 133
Extent: 0.42 linear feet (1 document case)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains programs, newspaper clippings, fliers, posters, and other materials related to race and ethnicity both on and off the UC Riverside campus in the late 1960s. Topics addressed in the collection include information on ethnic studies, African American students, Mexican American students, protests, and related campus events. The collection also includes materials related to events and issues that happened off campus, such as housing discimination, farm worker strikes, and elections.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. University of California, Riverside, Collection on Race, Ethnicity and Student Activism (UA 133). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Processing History

Processed by Carlota Ramirez 2017.
Processing of the University of California, Riverside Collection on Race, Ethnicity and Student Activism was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains programs, newspaper clippings, fliers, posters, and other materials related to race and ethnicity both on and off the UC Riverside campus in the late 1960s. Topics addressed in the collection include information on ethnic studies, African American students, Mexican American students, protests, and related campus events. The collection also includes materials related to events and issues that happened off campus, such as housing discimination, farm worker strikes, and elections.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following two series:
  1. Series 1. Campus Issues and Events, 1968-1969
  2. Series 2. Off Campus Issues and Events, 1966-1969

Acquisition Information

The provenance of this collection is unknown. It may have been created by library staff who collected these documents from a variety of sources.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

University of California, Riverside
African American students
Civil rights
Discrimination in higher education
Mexican American students
Minorities -- Education (Higher)
Ethnicity
Race
Student movements
Labor
Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970
Discrimination in housing

Genres and Forms of Materials

Clippings (information artifacts)
Fliers (printed matter)
Posters


 

Series 1. Campus Issues and Events 1968-1969

Series Scope and Contents

The series contains items related to race and ethnicity on the UC Riverside campus, with an emphasis on student activism related to these issues. Topics included are ethnic studies integration, African American and Mexican American student groups and activities, and other campus events. Materials in the series include programs, fliers, surveys, brochures, posters and articles. Also included for some campus events are detailed summaries of what occurred at that event.
Box 1, folder 1

ASUCR Election 1969

Box 1, folder 2

Bibliographies 1968-1969

Material Specific Details: Includes the following bibliographies: "La Raza: Books about Mexican Americans," 1968; "Negro History: A Selective Bibliography of the Afro-American Experience," compiled by Venita McPherson, Assistant Reference Librarian, 1969; "American Literature: Black Voices (Afro-American Literature 1940-1968 in UCR Library)," compiled by Venita McPherson, Assistant Reference Librarian, 1969; and "Basic Bibliography on Black History (chronologically ordered)," 1969.
Box 1, folder 3

Campus Events 1968-1969

Box 1, folder 4

Campus Events with Summaries 1968-1969

Box 1, folder 5

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 1969

Box 1, folder 6

Ethnic Studies 1969

Box 1, folder 7

UCR Courses and Departments related to Race and Ethnicity 1969

Box 1, folder 8

Residence Hall Issues 1969

Box 1, folder 9

Spiro Agnew for Homecoming Queen Campaign 1968

Box 1, folder 10

Student Surveys 1969

Box 1, folder 11

United Mexican-American Students (UMAS) 1969

Box 1, folder 12

Virgil Premo Protest 1969

 

Series 2. Off Campus Issues and Events 1966-1969

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains items related to civil rights and labor issues occurring around the UC Riverside campus that affected UCR students, including Riverside housing discrimination, farm worker strikes, local elections, and Riverside schools. Materials in the series include programs, brochures, fliers, and news clippings.
Box 1, folder 13

Eldridge Cleaver 1968-1969

Box 1, folder 14

Local Elections 1969

Box 1, folder 15

Migrant Workers and Delano Grape Strike 1968-1969

Box 1, folder 16

Lectures and Conferences related to Race and Ethnicity 1969

Box 1, folder 17

Employment and Education Programs 1969

Box 1, folder 18

News Clippings 1968-1969

Box 1, folder 19

Riverside Housing Discrimination 1966

Box 1, folder 20

Riverside Schools - Tutorial Project 1968-1969

Box 1, folder 21

Riverside Unified School District 1969