Guide to the Cecilia P. Burciaga Papers M2229

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
2021
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064
specialcollections@stanford.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Cecilia Preciado Burciaga papers
Creator: Burciaga, Cecilia Preciado, 1945-2013
Identifier/Call Number: M2229
Physical Description: 38 Linear Feet (71 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1952-2006
Abstract: One of the first high-ranking Chicana administrators at a private university, Cecilia P. Burciaga (1945-2013) was a leader in civil rights and education.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual and born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.
Please note: Box 43 contains files related to student work and financial aid and is CLOSED for research until 2051.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; 2017. Accession MSS 2017-147

Biographical / Historical

One of the first high-ranking Chicana administrators at a private university, Cecilia Preciado Burciaga (1945-2013) was a leader in civil rights and education who inspired generations of students during a twenty year career at Stanford University and later California State University-Monterey Bay. Her advocacy and mentoring extended to participation in various organizations and conferences (including the landmark 1977 National Women's Conference), and she was was also a frequent public speaker.
Born in Pomona, California to Mexican immigrant parents, Burciaga earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish, English and linguistics from California State University-Fullerton in 1967 and a secondary teaching credential in 1968. She earned a master's degree in policy studies in education from the University of California-Riverside in 1972. Before arriving at Stanford, she was a social science research analyst for the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in Washington, D.C. and worked for the Interagency Committee on Mexican-American Affairs.
Burciaga arrived at Stanford in the summer of 1974 to become assistant to the president and provost for Chicano affairs under President Lyman. She subsequently held many posts at Stanford, including Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Development Officer for Student Affairs. Burciaga and her husband, writer and artist José Antonio "Tony" Burciaga (whose collection Stanford also holds), served for ten years as resident fellows at Casa Zapata, the Chicano-theme dorm.
Following a messy and controversial dismissal from Stanford in 1994, Burciaga became a founding dean of California State University-Monterey Bay. She first worked in the Office of the President and later as the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. In 2002, the university settled on a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by Burciaga and two others. The settlement established a $1.5 million scholarship fund for low-income students from California. Cecilia Burciaga died in 2013 of lung cancer. She was 67 years old. [adapted from: https://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/april/cecilia-burciaga-services-040213.html]

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Cecilia P. Burciaga papers (M2229). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, California

Related Materials

Burciaga was interviewed by the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/tv687dc7972
Stanford also holds the papers of her husband, the writer and artist José Antonio "Tony" Burciaga: https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8pz5gv8/

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence (including email from as far back as 1987-1988), published and unpublished writing and speech transcripts, articles and publicity featuring Burciaga, and a variety of publications, reports, and organizational materials. There are separate series for both Stanford and CSU-MB materials, the latter containing several boxes related to her discrimination lawsuit. There is a small amount of photographs, but almost no media in the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hispanic American women -- California -- Biography -- Sources
Women -- Education (Higher)
Chicano Community at Stanford University.
Hispanic Americans -- Education (Higher)
Stanford University
Burciaga, José Antonio.

 

Series 1. Professional correspondence

Scope and Contents

Most files labelled "Personal" but are largely professional in nature.
Box 1, folder 1

MASD (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Mexican American Studies Division) 1971

Box 1, folder 2

MASD 1972

Box 1, folder 3

MASD 1973

Box 1, folder 4

MASD 1974

Box 1, folder 5

Stanford application 1973

Box 1, folder 6

Correspondence etc. 1974

Box 1, folder 7

Correspondence etc. 1975

Box 1, folder 8

Correspondence etc. 1976

Box 1, folder 9

Correspondence etc. 1977

Box 1, folder 10

Correspondence etc. 1978

Box 1, folder 11

Correspondence etc. 1979

Box 1, folder 12

Correspondence etc. 1980

Box 2, folder 1

Correspondence etc. 1981

Box 2, folder 2-3

Correspondence etc. 1982

Box 2, folder 4

Correspondence etc. 1983

Box 2, folder 5

Correspondence etc. 1984

Box 3, folder 1

Correspondence etc. 1984-1985

Box 3, folder 2

Correspondence etc. 1985-1986

Box 3, folder 3

Correspondence etc. 1987

Box 3, folder 4

Correspondence etc. 1988-1991

Box 3, folder 5

Correspondence etc. 1992

Box 3, folder 6

Correspondence etc. 1993

Box 3, folder 7

Correspondence etc. 1994

Box 3, folder 8

Correspondence etc. 1995-1996

Box 4, folder 1

Correspondence, etc. 1997

Box 4, folder 2

Correspondence, etc. 1998-1999

Box 4, folder 3

Correspondence, etc. 2000-2012

Box 14, folder 5

Contact lists

Box 14, folder 6

Consulting Ideas/New Beginnings/Think Tanks

 

Series 2. Writing

Box 13, folder 7

Special Concerns of Hispanic Women in Three Stages of Professional Development (NIE Planning Conference) 1977

Box 14, folder 1

National Womens Conference/La Luz/Hispanic Link etc.

Box 14, folder 2

Articles by Burciagas

Box 14, folder 3

Astin/Burciaga report - Chicanos in Higher Education 1981

Box 14, folder 4

Licensing & permissions 1997-2012

Box 31, folder 4

Mexico Profundo

Box 31, folder 5-7

Cuentos de Ninos

Box 32, folder 1

Cuentos de Ninos

Box 32, folder 2

Cuentos de Ninos notebooks

 

Series 3. Speeches & talks

Box 9, folder 1-2

Notes & undated

Box 9, folder 3

1974-1975

Box 9, folder 4

1976

Box 9, folder 5

1977

Box 9, folder 6-7

1978

Box 10, folder 1-2

1979

Box 10, folder 3

1980

Box 10, folder 4

1981

Box 10, folder 5

1982

Box 11, folder 1-2

1983

Box 11, folder 3-4

1984

Box 11, folder 5

1985

Box 11, folder 6

1986

Box 11, folder 7

1987

Box 12, folder 1

1988

Box 12, folder 2-3

1989

Box 12, folder 4

1990

Box 12, folder 5

1991

Box 12, folder 6

1992

Box 13, folder 1

1993

Box 13, folder 2

1994

Box 13, folder 3

1995

Box 13, folder 4

1996-1997

Box 13, folder 5

1998

Box 13, folder 6

1999-2012

 

Series 4. Organizations, Conferences, Events

Box 66, folder 4-5

American Council on Education

Box 16, folder 2

American Association for Higher Education

Box 66, folder 6

Consortium on Financing Higher Education

Box 66, folder 7

College Board Advisory Panel

Box 66, folder 8

Chicano Administrator Project

Box 15, folder 1-4

HERI/CHEM (Higher Education Research Institute/Commission on the Higher Education of Minorities)

Box 16, folder 1

HERI/CHEM

Box 16, folder 3

Latino Issues Forum

Box 16, folder 4

League of Latin American Citizens

Box 16, folder 5-6

NAICU (National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities)

Box 31, folder 3

Tomas Rivera & Tomas Rivera Center

Box 17, folder 2

PEER (Project on Equal Education Rights)

Box 17, folder 3

SEED (Supporters of Educational Equity & Diversity)

Box 19

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights publications circa 1967-1984

Box 18

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans - President's Advisory Commission

Box 17, folder 4-5

YWCA Mid-Peninsula

Box 17, folder 6

Misc. board meeting/conference material

Box 17, folder 7

Other events & organizations, etc.

Box 67, folder 3

Northern California Grantmakers

Box 67, folder 4

Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)

Box 67, folder 5-6

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

 

Series 5. Women / Feminism / Chicanas

Related Materials

Stanford University Archives holds the Anne S. Miner Papers (SC1437), which contains digitised photographs of Burciaga at the National Women's Conference in 1977:
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/gc423qd7609
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/mk887pj8008
https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/rb131fv0016
Box 19

First National Women's Conference publications 1977

Box 21, folder 1

National Women's Conference Briefing Book 1977

Box 21, folder 2

International Year of the Woman (IYW) inder 1977

Box 21, folder 3

IYW/National Women's Conference State & Territorial Coordinationg Committees Manual 1977

Box 21, folder 4

IYW/National Women's Conference American Women on the Move conference program/packet 1977

Box 21, folder 5

IYW/National Women's Conference contact lists, etc. 1977

Box 21, folder 6

INIE Women's Meeting binder 1976

Box 22, folder 1

IYW/National Women's Conference Chicana file 1977

Box 22, folder 2

IYW/National Women's Conference ephemera 1977

Box 22, folder 3

IYW/National Women's Conference articles 1977

Box 22, folder 4

Bella Abzug/National Advisory Committee for Women (NACW)

Box 22, folder 5

NACW clippings

Box 23, folder 1

Chicanas in Higher Education article

Box 23, folder 2

Chicanas in Higher Education

Box 23, folder 3-4

Chicanas in Post-Secondary Education (Stanford Center for Research on Women)

Box 23, folder 5

National Network of Hispanic Women (NNHW) Intercamios Femeniles

Box 24, folder 1

NNHW 1985

Box 24, folder 2-4

NNHW 1986

Box 25, folder 1

NNHW 1987-1989

Box 25, folder 2

Project on the Education & Status of Women (PSEW) Association of American Colleges 1977

Box 25, folder 3

PSEW 1978-1979

Box 25, folder 4

PSEW 1980-1981

Box 25, folder 5

PSEW 1982-1983

Box 25, folder 6

PSEW 1985-1986

Box 25, folder 7

PSEW reports & articles

Box 26, folder 1

PSEW reports

Box 26, folder 2

PSEW On Campus With Women

Box 26, folder 3

PSEW On Campus With Women

Box 26, folder 4

Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) 1979-1990

Box 26, folder 5

SIROW newsletter

Box 27, folder 1

SIROW annual reports

Box 27, folder 2

SIROW reports, working papers, etc.

Box 27, folder 3

Women's Science & Engineering Network 1986-1987

Box 27, folder 4

National Commission on Working Women/Women at Work

Box 27, folder 5

publications - U.S. Dept. of Labor, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Commerce - Census Bureau, etc.

Box 28, folder 1

Misc. publications

Box 28, folder 2

Articles & clippings

Box 28, folder 3

Russell Sage Foundation - Women in Higher Education

Box 28, folder 4

Correspondence, conferences, papers, etc. 1974-1975

Box 28, folder 5

Correspondence, etc. 1978-1979

Box 28, folder 6

Correspondence, etc. 1980-1982

Box 28, folder 7

Correspondence, etc. 1983

Box 29, folder 1

Correspondence, etc. 1984-1992

 

Series 6. Stanford University

Box 44, folder 2

Stanford event posters

Box 45, folder 1

1974-1976

Box 45, folder 2

1977-1979

Box 45, folder 3-4

Faculty Affirmative Action binder 1979

Box 45, folder 5

1980-1981

Box 45, folder 6

1982-1983

Box 45, folder 7

1984-1985

Box 46, folder 1-2

Dean Elizabeth C. Traugott (ECT) 1986

Box 46, folder 3

ECT 1987

Box 46, folder 4

1987

Box 46, folder 5

1988

Box 47, folder 1

Graduate Student Affirmative Action 1988

Box 47, folder 2

Tabloids 1988

Box 47, folder 3

1988

Box 47, folder 4

Andy Lisac 1988-1989

Box 47, folder 5

Stanford Minority Summer Exchange Program (SMEP) 1988-1989

Box 47, folder 6

Stanford Summer Introduction to Research Program (SSIRP) 1989

Box 47, folder 7

Committee on Graduate Studies - AA Sub-Committee 1989

Box 48, folder 1

Clare Phillips 1989

Box 48, folder 2

Judith Phillips 1989

Box 48, folder 3

Sara & Dean's Initiative 1989

Box 48, folder 4

Pat Cook 1988-1989

Box 48, folder 5

Jackie Peterson 1989

Box 48, folder 6-7

1989

Box 48, folder 8

1990

Box 48, folder 9

1991

Box 49, folder 1

President Salinas 1990

Box 49, folder 2

1991-1992

Box 49, folder 3

1993

Box 49, folder 4

[Student Cases 1993 - filed Restricted box]

Box 49, folder 5

Judith Little 1993

Box 49, folder 6

Lon Saavedra 1992

Box 49, folder 7

Academic Services 1993

Box 49, folder 8

[Grievance, Registrar's Office 1993 - filed Restricted box]

Box 49, folder 9

Sharon Parker/WISC 1993

Box 49, folder 10

CPB notes and drafts 1994

Box 49, folder 11

Notes and cards 1994

Box 49, folder 12

Mary Edmonds 1994

Box 50, folder 1

10/93-2/94 1994

Box 50, folder 2

March 1994

Box 50, folder 3-4

April 1994

Box 50, folder 5-6

May 1994

Box 50, folder 7

June-November 1994

Box 50, folder 8

Articles 1994

Box 51, folder 1

Articles 1994

Box 51, folder 2

1995-1998

Box 51, folder 3-4

Condi (articles)

Box 51, folder 5

Casper (articles)

Box 51, folder 6

Undated notes & ephemera

Box 51, folder 7

Irvine Foundation

Box 52

Irvine Foundation

Box 53

GSB Executive Program in Organizational Change 1989

Box 54, folder 1

UCMI (University Committee on Minority Issues) Annual Review 1991

Box 54, folder 2

UCMI 1988-1989

Box 54, folder 3

UCMI 1987

Box 54, folder 4

UCMI 1990

Box 54, folder 5

VPSR (Vice President for Student Resources) 1990-1991

Box 54, folder 6

VPSR Executive Board Meetings 1992

Box 55, folder 1

VPSR retreat 1992

Box 55, folder 2

VPSR 1992

Box 55, folder 3

VPSR "Les Mis" Post-Budget Effects 1992-1993

Box 55, folder 4

VPSR New Staff Orientation Speeches, etc 1992-1993

Box 55, folder 5

Res Ed/RF Issues 1993

Box 55, folder 6

VPSR retreat 1993

Box 55, folder 7

VPSR Executive Board Meetings 1993

Box 55, folder 8

VPSR 1993-1994

Box 56, folder 1

Casa Zapata misc.

Box 56, folder 2

Casa Zapata circa 1985-1989

Box 56, folder 3

Casa Zapata 1993-1994

Box 56, folder 4

Chicano Faculty AA - misc./undated

Box 56, folder 5

Chicano National Review 1978-1980

Box 56, folder 6

Library Computer Search on La Chicana 1977

Box 57, folder 1-2

Search Committee - Assistant to the President 1969-1972

Box 57, folder 3

Chicano Faculty 1971-1972

Box 57, folder 4

Chicano Faculty 1973

Box 57, folder 5

Chicano Faculty 1974-1975

Box 57, folder 6

Chicano Faculty 1976

Box 57, folder 7

Chicano Faculty 1977-1979

Box 58, folder 1

Chicano Faculty 1980

Box 58, folder 2

Chicano Faculty 1981

Box 58, folder 3

Chicano Faculty 1982

Box 58, folder 4

Chicano Faculty 1983

Box 58, folder 5

Chicano Faculty 1984-1985

Box 58, folder 6

Chicano Faculty 1987-1988

Box 58, folder 7

Chicano Faculty 1989, 1991

Box 59, folder 1

Chicano Faculty 1992-1994

Box 59, folder 2

Burciaga Scholarship

Box 59, folder 3

Stanford Oral History Project

Related Materials

https://historicalsociety.stanford.edu/publications/burciaga-cecilia-preciado
Box 59, folder 4

CPB personal

Box 59, folder 5

CPB personal 1994

Box 59, folder 6

Pending Reimbursements

Box 59, folder 7

Chron File/Daily Mail Summary 1978

Box 60

Chron Files 1979-1981

Box 61

Chron Files 1982-1984

Box 62

Chron Files 1985-1988

Box 63

Chron Files 1989-1990

Box 63

Chron Files 1990-1993

Box 64, folder 1

Chron Files 1990

Box 64, folder 2-3

Chron Files 1991-1993

Box 65, folder 3

Articles etc. - Stanford

 

Series 7. California State University - Monterey Bay

Box 37

Legal case

Box 38

Legal case

Box 39, folder 1

undated

Box 39, folder 2

Files not used in law suit

Box 39, folder 3

1994

Box 39

publications

Box 39, folder 4

WASC 1994

Box 39, folder 5

1995

Box 40

Reports & files

Box 41, folder 1

1998

Box 41, folder 2-3

1999

Box 41, folder 4

2000

Box 41, folder 5

VPSA Budget 2000-2001

Box 42, folder 1

2001

Box 42, folder 2

2002-2003

Box 42, folder 3

On Peter & Dummies

Box 42, folder 4

CSUMB Pendejas

Box 64, folder 4

Strategic Planning Retreat binder 2000

 

Series 8. Education, Schools, Workshops

Box 29, folder 2

El Paso Community College 1978-1979

Box 29, folder 3

San Jose State University (SJSU) - Hispanic Women in Academe 1980

Box 29, folder 4

SJSU Research Class 2010

Box 29, folder 5

Class notebooks

Box 30, folder 1

Class notes & transcripts

Box 30, folder 2

Workshop materials

Box 30, folder 3

University of La Verne Human Resource Development 1999

Box 30, folder 4

Harvard Management Development Program

Box 17, folder 1

National Hispanic University

Box 67, folder 1

Foothill College/De Anza

Box 67, folder 2

Mt. St. Mary's

 

Series 9. Articles about or mentioning Burciaga

Box 7, folder 2

Undated & biographical essays

Box 7, folder 3

1974-1977

Box 7, folder 4

1978-1979

Box 7, folder 5

1980-1982

Box 7, folder 6

1983

Box 7, folder 7

1984

Box 7, folder 8

1985-1986

Box 8, folder 1

1987

Box 8, folder 2

1988-1989

Box 8, folder 3

1990-1994

Box 8, folder 4

1998-2011

 

Series 10. Awards, photographs, etc.

Box 32, folder 4

Photos of CPB

Box 32, folder 5

Event photos

Box 32, folder 6

Awards & certificates

Box 44, folder 1

Awards and certificates, larger

 

Series 11. Research files

Box 34

Articles & reports - diversity, affirmative action, etc.

Box 35

Articles & reports - Women, Latinos/Higher Ed, etc.,

Box 36

Articles & reports - Leadership, K-12 Education, Prisons, etc.

Box 65

Speeches, articles, reports

Box 66, folder 1

Articles & reports - Hispanics

Box 66, folder 2

Articles & reports - Higher Education & General

Box 69

Stanford publications

Box 70

Journals, reports, other publications re: minorities & higher education

Box 71

Journals, reports, other publications re: minorities & higher education

 

Series 12. Personal

Box 3, folder 9

Condolences - Tony 1996

Box 4, folder 4

Cards

Box 4, folder 5

Postcards to Tony

Box 4, folder 6

Postcards to Burciagas

Box 4, folder 7

Gallery & event publicity

Box 5, folder 1

Undated notes

Box 5

Notebooks (unfoldered)

Box 5

House rentals

Box 6

House rentals

Box 7, folder 1

Resumes/CVs/Bios

Box 30, folder 5

Gabi - Seattle (Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs)

Box 30, folder 6

Gini Bianchi

Box 31, folder 1

Eugenio Quesada

Box 31, folder 2

Photocopy of letter to CB 1972

Box 32, folder 3

Wills, communions & confirmations

Box 32, folder 7

Ephemera, poilitical stickers & cartoons, etc.

Box 33

Datebooks & planners

Box 42

daybooks & planners

Box 68, folder 1

Taxes & finances binder (includes Diseno)

Box 68, folder 2

Business cards

Box 68, folder 3

White House Initiative Convening (VHS) 1999

Box 68, folder 4

Computer diskettes 1999

 

Series 13. RESTRICTED

Conditions Governing Access

Box contains files related to student work and financial aid and is CLOSED for research until 2051.
Box 43

Resumes and applications

Box 43

Student notebooks