Rodolfo Francisco Acuña is a renowned
historian, educator, activist, and scholar. In 1969, Dr. Acuña became the first
professor in the Mexican American Studies Department (now Chicana and Chicano Studies
Department) at California State University, Northridge. The
Rodolfo F. Acuña Collection documents the academic career of Rodolfo "Rudy"
Acuña, whose work was at the forefront of the Chicano Movement and who was instrumental
in the creation of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at California State
University, Northridge. The collection contains works authored by Acuña, especially
books, early drafts of unpublished works, extensive research notes, correspondence,
subject files, and materials pertaining to the trial between Dr. Acuña and the Regents
of the University of California system.
Rodolfo Francisco Acuña was born in 1932 in Los Angeles, California. He earned his
bachelor's degree and master's degrees at Los Angeles State College (now California
State University, Los Angeles), and his Ph.D. in History at the University of Southern
California. A renowned scholar activist, Dr. Acuña became the first professor in the
Mexican American Studies Department (now Chicana and Chicano Studies Department) at
California State University Northridge in 1969.
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The collection is open for research use.