Finding Aid for the Ernesto Chavez Collection of Chicano Movement FBI Records 1968-2011

Processed by Angel Diaz.
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ernesto Chavez Collection of Chicano Movement FBI Records,
Date (inclusive): 1968-2011
Collection number: 146
Creator: Chavez, Ernesto 1962-
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: 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
Physical location: 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.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish

Access

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.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ernesto Chavez Collection of Chicano Movement FBI Records, 146, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the UCLA Chicano Studies Library and Archive in 2013 by Ernesto Chávez.

Processing History

Processed by Angel Diaz, November 2013
Processed by Angel Diaz, November 2013.

Biographical Note

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).

Scope and Content

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 Act 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
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. La Causa Newspaper, 1969-1972. 12 folders
  • Series 2. FBI Records, 1968-1976. 1 linear foot
  • Series 3. Centro de Accion Social Autonomo (CASA), 1975-1979. 5 folders
  • Series 4. Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, 1980-2011. 6 folders

Related Material

Chavez, Ernesto. Mi Raza Primero! (My People First): Nationalism, Identity, and Insurgency in the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles, 1966-1978. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Chavez, Ernesto, 1962-
Los Angeles (Calif.) --Politics and government --20th century
Mexican Americans --California --East Los Angeles --Social conditions
Mexican Americans --Civil rights.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 --Protest movements.
Demonstrations --Los Angeles (Calif.)
Mexican Americans --California --East Los Angeles --Politics and government


Container List

 

Series 1. La Causa Newspaper 1969-1972

Physical Description: 12 folders

Scope and Content Note

Duplicates of 12 issues of La Causa. Published and distributed by the Brown Berets.

Arrangement

Organized by date
Box 1, Folder 1

La Causa, v. 1 no. 1 1969 May 23

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

"Plan Espirutal de Astlan"
Box 1, Folder 2

La Causa, v. 2 no. 2 1969 June 10

Physical Description: Printed Material
Box 1, Folder 3

La Causa, v. 1 no. 4 1969 December 16

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

"Free the Biltmore 6"
Box 1, Folder 4

La Causa, v. 1 no. 5 1970 February 28

Physical Description: Printed Material
Box 1, Folder 5

La Causa, v. 1 no. 6 1970 May 22

Physical Description: Printed Material
Box 1, Folder 6

La Causa, v. 1 no. 8 1970 August 29

Physical Description: Printed Material
Box 1, Folder 7

La Causa, v. 1 no. 9 1970 December

Physical Description: Printed Material
Box 1, Folder 8

La Causa, v. 1 no. 10 1971 February

Physical Description: Printed Material
Box 1, Folder 9

La Causa, v. 2 no. 1 1971 March

Physical Description: Printed Material
Box 1, Folder 10

La Causa, v. 1 no. 1 1971 September

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

"Mi Sangre"
Box 1, Folder 11

La Causa 1972 September 16

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

"Los Brown Berets Occupy La Isla de Catalina"
Box 1, Folder 12

La Causa 1972

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

"La Caravana de la Reconquista" and Brown Beret National Policies 1972
 

Series 2. FBI Records 1968-1976

Physical Description: 1 linear foot

Arrangement

Arranged by U.S. Government-issued, FBI report. Starts with Ernesto Chavez's FOIPA requests to U.S. Governement.
Box 1, Folder 13

FOIPA resquests and correspondence 1991 October-1992 November

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ernesto Chavez and U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Box 1, Folder 14

FBI intelligence reports 1968 March 08-1975 April 25

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Brown Berets: Arizona and Kansas City divisions.
Box 1, Folder 15

FBI intelligence reports 1968 March 25-1971 July

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Brown Berets: demonstration in Washington DC, Los Angeles.
Box 1, Folder 16

FBI intelligence reports 1968 August 16-1973 November 20

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Brown Berets and Mexican-American Youth Organization: organized marches, rallies, and other activities.
Box 1, Folder 17

FBI intelligence reports 1968 December 18-1970 April 03

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Brown Berets: student mobilization community.
Box 1, Folder 18

FBI intelligence reports 1968 December 31-1971 November 29

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Brown Berets: Oregon chapters, Latin American Youth Organization, the Venceremos Brigade, Oxnard chapter.
Box 1, Folder 19

FBI intelligence reports 1969 November 18-1976 July 03

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Brown Berets: Kalamazoo, Michigan; New Mexico; American Indian Movement; Students for a Democratic Society.
Box 1, Folder 20

FBI intelligence reports 1970 May 26-1971 April 02

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Chicano Moratorium: Women for Peace, AKA Women Strike for Peace; Brown Berets, AKA Young Chicanos for Community Action
Box 1, Folder 21

FBI intelligence reports 1970 May 26-1971 December 15

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Brown Berets: explanation of "Brown Beret Manual 1968," incidents and arrests that involve Mexican-American youth in East Los Angeles, La Causa newspaper, Black Panther Party.
Box 1, Folder 22

FBI intelligence reports 1970 August 29-1970 September 14

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on National Chicano Moratorium.
Box 1, Folder 23

FBI intelligence reports 1970 September 14-1971 April 09

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on National Chicano Moratorium: planned demonstrations and marches.
Box 1, Folder 24

FBI intelligence reports 1971 May 05-1973 January 17

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on National Chicano Moratorium Committee.
Box 1, Folder 25

FBI intelligence reports 1971 December 28-1972 June 13

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on the Brown Berets and the Chicano Liberation Front: Brown Beret National Convention (December 19-21, 1971).
Box 1, Folder 26

FBI intelligence reports 1972 October 30-1976 March 02

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on the Brown Berets: San Bernardino chapter, David Sanchez, American Indian Movement.
Box 1, Folder 27

FBI intelligence reports 1974 November 29-1976 August 29

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on the August 29th Movement.
Box 1, Folder 28

FBI intelligence reports, folder 1 of 2 1972 April 28-1974 January 04

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Centro de Accion Social Autonomo or Center for Autonomous Social Action (CASA).
Box 1, Folder 29

FBI intelligence reports, folder 2 of 2 1974 January 04-1974 December 31

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Centro de Accion Social Autonomo or Center for Autonomous Social Action (CASA).
Box 1, Folder 30

FBI intelligence reports, folder 1 of 3 1974 October 14-1975 May 30

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Centro de Accion Social Autonomo or Center for Autonomous Social Action (CASA).
Box 1, Folder 31

FBI intelligence reports, folder 2 of 3 1975 July 15-1976 January 05

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Centro de Accion Social Autonomo or Center for Autonomous Social Action (CASA).
Box 1, Folder 32

FBI intelligence reports, folder 3 of 3 1976 January 08-1976 November 26

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence reports on Centro de Accion Social Autonomo or Center for Autonomous Social Action (CASA).
 

Series 3. Centro de Accion Social Autonomo (CASA) 1975-1979

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 2, Folder 1

CASA Hermandad General de Trabajadores Between 1975 and 1979

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

National Seminar training documents
Box 2, Folder 2

CASA Between 1975 and 1979

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Internal documents
Box 2, Folder 3

CASA 1978

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Internal documents, in Spanish
Box 2, Folder 4

CASA 1978 July 9

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Internal memo and Proposed Guide for Evaluation by the Los Angeles Committee Task Force.
Box 2, Folder 5

CASA Between 1978 and 1979

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Internal documents and drafts of response to resignation of 13 members
 

Series 4. Freedom of Information and Privacy Act 1980-2011

Physical Description: 6 folders
Box 2, Folder 6

The Age of Surveillance 19080

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

by Frank J. Donner
Box 2, Folder 7

A Citizen's Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 to Request Government Records 1989

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Third Report by the Committee on Government Operations
Box 2, Folder 8

Code of Federal Regulations 1991 April 1

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

National Archives and Records Administration
Box 2, Folder 9

Your Right to Federal Records 1991

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Justice
Box 2, Folder 10

Freedom of Information Act presentation undated

Physical Description: Printed Material
Box 2, Folder 11

Carlos Miguel Montes search warrant 2011 May 11

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

From the State of California, County of Los Angeles