Finding Aid for the David Sanchez Papers 1971-2012

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

Title: David Sanchez Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1971-2012
Collection number: 3
Creator: Sanchez, David
Extent: .25 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: David John Sanchez was born and raised in East Los Angeles. As a founding member of the Brown Berets, Sanchez was heavily involved with the Chicano civil and political movements of the late 1960s and 1970s. The collection consists of David Sanchez's resume, 2012 flyer for his run for the 40th District of Congress, a 1972 issue of La Causa, and a photographic print of the Brown Berets' "La Marcha de la Reconquista." The collection also includes two books by Sanchez, "Expedition Through Aztlan" and "Social Communication for Everyone." Both are located in CSRC library stacks. Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu

This collection has been delisted from the OAC.
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

Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Use the archival research application http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/archival-research-application to page materials. Allow 72 hours for materials to be delivered. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library for further 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. 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], David Sanchez Papers, 3, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Chicano Studies Research Center by David Sanchez in 2014.

Processing History

Processed by Angel Diaz, 2014 February
Processed by Angel Diaz, February 2014.

Biography

David John Sanchez was born and raised in East Los Angeles. He majored in History at Saint Stephens College (Los Angeles), graduating in 1974. He received a Ph.D. in Communications from the Union Institute and University (Cincinnati, OH) in 1978. Sanchez all earned a California Community College Instructors Credential in 1989.
Sanchez worked as a substance abuse counselor for Los Angeles County Health Services, becoming a senior representative in the early 1990s. He was also an advisor for the Los Angeles Job Corps Center in 1999. He was an instructor at several colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District, teaching Mexican American Studies and Speech. Sanchez unsuccessfully ran for a Los Angeles City Council seat for District 14 in 2005 and a seat in the 40th Congressional District of the House of Representatives in 2012.
Sanchez was involved with the Chicano civil and political movements of the late 1960s and 1970s. He attended the 1966 Annual Chicano Student Conference in Los Angeles County, in which a team of high school students discussed different issues affecting Mexican Americans in their barrios and schools. The high school students formed the Young Citizens for Community Action the same year, and worked together to support Dr. Julian Nava's campaign as a Los Angeles school board member candidate in 1967. Sanchez and Moctesuma Esparza had trained with Father John B. Luce's Social Action Training center at the Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) in Lincoln Heights and with the Community Service Organization. The organization's name was then changed to Young Chicanos For Community Action (YCCA). In 1967, the YCCA founded the Piranya Coffee House. The group decided to wear brown berets as a symbol of unity and resistance against discrimination. As a result, the organization gained the name "Brown Berets". Sanchez was a founding member. Their agenda was to fight police harassment, inadequate public schools, inadequate health care, inadequate job opportunities, minority education issues, the lack of political representation, and the Vietnam War. It set up branches in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, New York, Florida, Chicago, St. Louis and other metropolitan areas with large "RAZA" populations.

Chronology

1966 Annual Chicano Student Conference, Los Angeles
1966 Young Citizens for Community Action formed, Los Angeles
1968 Brown Berets became a national organization with chapters in California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, and Indiana.
1971 May 05 The Brown Berets marched one thousand miles from Calexico to Sacramento in "La Marcha de la Reconquista" to protest statewide against racial and institutionalized discrimination, police brutality, and the high number of Chicano casualties in Vietnam.
1974 Sanchez earns B.A. in History from Saint Stephens College.
1978 Sanchez earns Ph.D. in Communications from Union Institute and University.
1978 Sanchez's "Expedition Through Aztlan" is published.
1989 Sanchez's "Social Communication for Everyone" is published.
2005 Sanchez runs for Los Angeles City Council Member seat for the District 14
2012 Sanchez runs for U.S. Congress for the 40th Congressional District.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of David Sanchez's resume, 2012 flyer for his run for the 40th District of Congress, a 1972 issue of La Causa, and a photographic print of the Brown Berets' "La Marcha de la Reconquista." The collection also includes two books by Sanchez, "Expedition Through Aztlan" and "Social Communication for Everyone." Both are located in CSRC library stacks.

Related Material

La Raza Newspaper & Magazine Records, 1000, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.
Ernesto Chavez Collection of Chicano Movement FBI Records, 146, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Sanchez, David.
Brown Berets.
Chicano youth.
East Los Angeles (Calif.)--Politics and government.
Hispanic Americans--Politics and government--Congresses.
Mexican Americans--California--East Los Angeles--Politics and government.
Mexican Americans--California--East Los Angeles--Social conditions.


Container List

 

Expedition Through Aztlan 1978

Physical Description: book

Scope and Content Note

REMOVED FROM THIS COLLECTION. Moved to library collection.
 

Social Communication for Everyone 1989

Physical Description: book

Scope and Content Note

REMOVED FROM THIS COLLECTION. Moved to library collection.
Box 1, Folder 1

Elections buttons circa 1965-1985

Physical Description: buttons

Scope and Content Note

Includes buttons for Kennedy, Brown, Dan Castro, David Sanchez, United Farm Workers, and other Chicano efforts.
Box 1, Folder 2

La Causa 1972

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

Newsletter for the Brown Beret National Organization, including the "Brown Beret National Policies 1972." Sanchez is a founding member of the group.
Box 1, Folder 3

Marcha de la Reconquista 1971 May 05

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Group photo of Chicano Moratorium Committee at Marcha de la Reconquista
Box 1, Folder 4

El Mexicanista 1973 May 22

Physical Description: newspaper
Box 2, Folder 1

Identification and credentials 1975-2003

Physical Description: printed material and photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of doctorate degree from the Union Graduate School, California Community Colleges instructor credential, letter of reference from Alhambra Psychiatric Hospital, County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services examination results for Senior Community Liaison Representative, Long Beach Recreation Commissioner card, and headshot.
Box 2, Folder 2

Syllabus and published materials circa 1990s

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

Syllabus for Mexican American History, Society, and Civilization course, "12 Steps to Help Prevent Violence" for Stop the Violence campaign, "Chicano Power Explained."
Box 2, Folder 3

Brown Berets and events 1968-1995

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of Federal Bureau of Investigation's report on the Brown Berets, March for Barrio Peace flyer, Stop the Violence flyer, Chicano Round Table meeting agenda.
Box 2, Folder 4

Election materials 1992-2012

Physical Description: printed material

Scope and Content Note

Resume for David Sanchez, flyer for election of David Sanchez to House of Representatives for the 40th Congressional District, flyer for election of David Sanchez to Los Angeles City Council, ballot sheet, and press release.
Box 2, Folder 5

The Brown Berets Return to Catalina Island 1995

Physical Description: VHS tape

Scope and Content Note

From Long Beach Pictures. The only available documentary on the 1972 invasion of Catalina Island. Filmed in 1995 by UCLA Chicano film student Sonny Espinosa, the documentary captures the essence of the 25 young men and one woman who battled against all odds to make a powerful message for La Raza by taking over an area in Catalina Island for nearly a month before being forced out by armed Sheriff's deputies. The island, along with the other nine-channel islands off the coast of California were never included in the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the aggression of the U.S. As a result, the Brown Berets invaded the island to reclaim the island for the Mexicans. Included in the documentary are comments by the new generation of Brown Berets. Twenty-four minutes.
Box 2, Folder 6

Justice University, 3 circa 1990s-2000s

Physical Description: compact disc
Box 2, Folder 7

Justice University, 7 circa 1990s-2000s

Physical Description: compact disc
Box 2, Folder 8

History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Struggle circa 1990s-2000s

Physical Description: DVD
Box 2, Folder 9

KDAY interview circa 1990s-2000s

Physical Description: compact disc