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Coleccíon Chicana / Chicano Collection Records
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Source of Acquisition
  • Related Materials
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: Coleccíon Chicana / Chicano Collection Records
    Creator: Colección Chicana
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0519
    Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1978-2007
    Date (bulk): 1979-1980
    Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian , English .

    Scope and Contents

    The Colección Chicana / Chicano Collection Records (1978-2007) document the transfer of the Chicano Collection from the Centro de Estudios Chicanos to San Diego State University's Love Library. The bulk of the materials date from 1978-1979. Arranged alphabetically, the collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, and reports.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Source of Acquisition

    Chicano Library

    Related Materials

    Rene Nuñez Memorial Collection
    Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records
    Maria Garcia Papers
    Chicana and Chicano Studies Department Records
    Gracia Molina de Pick Papers
    Arturo Casares Papers

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Chicano Collection / Coleccíon Chicana Records, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Historical Note

    The Chicano Collection/ Colección Chicana was first established in 1978, when a collection of nearly 17,000 items was transferred from the Centro de Estudios Chicanos to Love Library, both at San Diego State University (SDSU). This transfer occurred through the efforts of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Director Gus Chavez, with support from the Mexican American Studies faculty and Chicano students. Chavez appealed to Library Administration to transfer the materials from the Centro de Estudios Chicanos because of funding and space constraints.
    The Colección Chicana shares the distinction with the Chicano Library Resource Center at San Jose State University and the Chicano Resource Center at Cal State Fullerton as being one of three universities in the CSU system that provides a dedicated space for Chicano materials.
    Developed to meet the needs of SDSU students and faculty conducting research in the emerging field of Chicano studies, the collection includes books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, and other materials documenting Chicana/o life and culture. Over the years, the Colección Chicana has evolved into a reading room, a space for collaboration, and home to an ever-growing collection of materials and resources designed to advance knowledge and understanding of the Chicano experience.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San Diego State University. Chicana and Chicano Studies