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Finding Aid for the Comision Femenil de Los Angeles III 1972-2005
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Comision Femenil de Los Angeles III,
    Date (inclusive): 1972-2005
    Collection number: 65
    Creator: Comision Femenil de Los Angeles
    Extent: Approx. 4 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This is a collection of papers consisting of the CFLA's agendas, meetings, notes, events, brochures, newsletters, other publications and scholarship materials. Comision Femenil de Los Angeles, founded in 1970, was primarily concerned with advancing the image, role and contributions of the Chicana to and in the community. This collection also consists of materials related to the establishment of the CFLA Archives at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

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    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
    Physical location: The collection is currently stored on site at the Chicano Studies Research Center archive, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA. It will be moved to the UC Southern Regional Library Facility.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish


    Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu or the librarian at yretter@chicano.ucla.edu

    Publication Rights

    For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at 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 items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Comision Femenil de Los Angeles III, 65, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Given to UC Regents / Chicano Studies Library by the CFLA. Deed on file at the UCLA/CSRC Archive office, 180 Haines Hall.


    The Comision Femenil de Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Comision Femenil Mexicana Nacional, was founded in November of 1972. The goals of the CFLA are to direct its efforts to organize women to assume leadership positions within the movement and in the community, to desseminate news and information regarding the Chicana, to promote programs which help assist and promote solutions to Chicana problems and problems confronting Chicano families and to explore ways to establish relationships with other women's organizations and movements.

    Once established, the Comision provided leadership information and training for many of today's Chicana community leaders. During its time, the Comision published a newsletter, operated two bilingual child-development centers, and founded the Chicana Service Action Center. It also established a scholarship to assist Chicana students.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of approximately 4 linear feet of papers, printed materials, publications, clippings and ephemera. It ranges in date from 1972 to 2005, with the bulk of material ranging from 1999 to 2005.

    This collection was originally arranged by the donors in folders. All materials from these original folders remain together. They have been assigned series to facilitate access.

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Administrative Materials, 2000-2005. 1.5 linear feet
    • Series 2. Archives, 1999-2004. .5 linear feet
    • Series 3. Events, 2000-2005 . .5 linear feet
    • Series 4. Publications and Clippings, 1973-2005. .5 linear feet
    • Series 5. Scholarship, 2001-2005. 1 linear foot
    • Series 6. Oversize Materials, 1978-1997. .1 linear feet

    Related Material

    This collection relates to the Collection Femenil de Los Angeles Papers, Comision Femenil de Los Angeles Papers II and MALCS Collection at the Chicano Studies Research Center.

    Indexing Terms

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


    Chicana, feminism, Los Angeles
    Leadership, bilingualism
    Scholarships, Chicana