The collection contains information about the two hunger strikes at UCSB that led, among other results, to the ethnic and
gender studies undergraduate requirements and the eventual Ph.D program in Chicana/o Studies. The collection is made up of
collected news clippings detailing issues and events leading to, during, and the aftermath of the hunger strikes of 1989 and
1994 as well as information concerning ethnic minorities and racial issues at UCSB. The collection is made up of articles,
newspaper clippings, publications, digital photo prints, and flyers. Included is a notarized copy of the agreement signed
May 6, 1994 by the university administration and the hunger strikers. It is noteworthy that a copy of UCSB Chancellor Barbara
Uehling's statement of commitment to "El Centro Concept" dated April 25,1989 is included. The collection also illuminates
the internal development of the Chicano Studies Department. In particular, the collection highlights the 1994 struggle by
the student organization El Congreso to voice its support for the ethnic studies requirement and its opposition to the University
of California's interference in the process.
3.3 linear feet
(2 document boxes, 1 half-size document box, 1 binder box, 1 oversize box)
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