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Lozano Holtzman (Mimi) Papers
CSRC.2016.022  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Chicano Studies Research Center Library
    Title: Mimi Lozano Holtzman Papers
    Creator: Lozano Holtzman, Mimi
    Identifier/Call Number: CSRC.2016.022
    Physical Description: 11.2 Linear Feet (8 boxes; 7 record storage cartons; 1 oversize box)
    Date (inclusive): 1957-2014
    Abstract: Mimi Lozano Holtzman is a genealogy enthusiast, educator, and puppeteer. Most of the collection reflects her interest in genealogy and her role as a co-founder of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research and editor of its journal, Somos Primos. There is some documentation of her puppetry career and her teaching in Orange County secondary schools. Particularly well-documented are the language and cultural educational materials she helped developed for Vietnamese refugees. There is also some material about veterans' groups and on her participation in the civic life of Orange County, California.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English and Spanish.
    Physical Location: COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library and Archive for paging information.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mimi Lozano Holtzman, 2014.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1. Society of Hispanic Historical Ancestral Research records
    • Series 2. Genealogy files
    • Series 3. Personal papers

    Biographical / Historical

    Nohemi "Mimi" Lozano was born October 18, 1933. She earned a Master's degree in physical education from UCLA in 1957. In the 1970s she taught puppetry at Golden West College. She also got her secondary education teaching certificate and began teaching in Orange County high schools, specializing in bilingual education and English as a second language. Her great interest in genealogy led her to be one of the co-founders of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research in 1987. She served as the group's president and editor of its journal Somos Primos. She has also been active in a number of Orange County civic organizations.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mimi Lozano Holtzman Papers, 2016-022, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Doug Johnson, October 2019. The bulk of the collection has only been minimally processed.

    Scope and Contents

    Most of the collection reflects Lozano Holtzman's interest in genealogy and her role as a co-founder of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research and editor of its journal, Somos Primos. There are administrative records, correspondence, and publications. There are also a large number of copies of 18th- and 19th-century baptismal, marriage, and funeral records from churches in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding Bexar County. There are also records from and Coahuila and Nuevo Leon, Mexico. There is some documentation of her puppetry career and her teaching in Orange County secondary schools, where she specialized in bilingual education. Particularly well-documented are the educational materials she helped developed for Vietnamese refugees, which concentrated on language acquisition and cultural assimilation. These include study guides and videotapes. There is a fair amount of material about veterans' issues. There is also material documenting her participation in the civic life of Orange County, California with groups such as the Committee for Positive Hispanic Visibility and the Lincoln-Juarez Opportunity Center.

    Conditions Governing Use

    These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research
    Genealogy
    Vietnamese Americans
    San Antonio (Tex.)
    Bexar County (Tex.)
    Orange County (Calif.)
    Education, Bilingual--United States.
    Hispanic American veterans
    Puppet theater