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Finding Aid for the Ernesto Chavez Collection of Chicano Movement FBI Records 1968-2011
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This collection of records consists printed material, mainly Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on various Chicano organized groups and other organizations. Included in the records is surveillance of the Brown Berets/Youth Chicanos for Community Action, Center for Autonomous Social Action (CASA), the Chicano Moratorium, Chicano Liberation Front, La Raza Unida Party, and the American Indian Movement. Also within the collection duplicates of issues of La Causa newspaper, CASA internal documents, and Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIPA) literature. To Facilitate the use of all types of web browsers, accents have been omitted. Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
Ernesto Chavez (1962-) is an associate professor of Chicana/o studies at the University of Texas, El Paso. His work intersects Chicano/a, Latino/a, and Borderlands History. Chávez collected FBI investigative files through the Freedom of Information Act while researching the Chicano Movement for ¡Mi Raza Primero! (My People First!): Nationalism, Identity, and Insurgency in the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles, 1966–1978 (University of California Press, 2002).
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Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to the Chicano Studies Research Center Library and Archive. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library for paging information.