The Marta Sánchez Papers (1953-2013) document the professional career of Dr. Sánchez and include materials created during her tenure as a professor
at the University of California, San Diego. The bulk of the collection dates from 1985-2010. Materials include lecture notes,
syllabi, student work, journal articles, correspondence, press clippings, book pre-publication drafts, and conference papers.
The collection is divided into four series: Academic Files, Book Pre-Publication Drafts, Research and Writings, and Conference Papers.
The daughter of immigrants, Marta Sánchez was born and raised in East Los Angeles with her two siblings. Hers is the first
generation of her family to enter higher education. Sánchez received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University
of California, San Diego in 1977. She began her career there, and remained as a professor from 1977 to 2004. Her teaching
areas included Chicano, Latin American, and U.S. Ethnic Literature.
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made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the
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This collection is open for research.