Coleccíon Chicana / Chicano Collection Records MS-0519

Kira Hall
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

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

box 1, folder 1

20th Anniversary Celebration of the Chicano Collection: Invitation, Promotional Materials Folder 1 2000

box 1, folder 2

Chicano Federation of San Diego County: Newsletters, Annual Report Folder 2 1996, 2001-2005

box 1, folder 3

Dumke, Glenn: Correspondence, Agenda, Reports Folder 3 1979

box 1, folder 4

Fitt, Steve: Correspondence, Meeting Notes Folder 4 1981-1985

box 1, folder 5

Gomez, Martin: Correspondence, Collection Evaluation Folder 5 1979-1980

box 1, folder 6

Kenney, Louis: Correspondence, Policy Statement, Notes Folder 6 1978-1979

box 1, folder 7

Leerhoff, Ruth: Correspondence Folder 7 1979

box 1, folder 8

Library Bulletin: "Collección Chicana Transferred to Love Library" Folder 8 April 1979

box 1, folder 9

Marino, Vincente: Correspondence Folder 9 1979

box 1, folder 10

Martinez, Julio: Correspondence, Meeting Minutes, Notes Folder 10 1979-1981

box 1, folder 11

Meeting Minutes, Notes Folder 11 1978-1979

box 1, folder 12

Mexican American Associated Students Folder 12 1990

box 1, folder 13

Palsson, Gerald (Jerry): Correspondence, Questionnaire, Recommendations Folder 13 1979-1983

box 1, folder 14

La Prensa: vol. 31, no. 39 Folder 14 September 28, 2007

box 1, folder 15

Photographs: 20th Anniversary Celebration, Unknown Event Folder 15 2000, n.d.

box 1, folder 16

Rodriguez, Joe: Correspondence Folder 16 1979-1980

box 1, folder 17

Staff Duties and Guidelines Folder 17 1979-1980

box 1, folder 18

Tapia, Juan: Correspondence, Ethnic Collection Evaluation Survey Folder 18 1979