This collection comprises the records of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano
de Atzlán (MEChA). The collection contains organizational files, yearly files maintained by elected officers, scrapbooks,
photographs, and subject files on major topics of interest to MEChA.
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA) de UC Irvine is a multifaceted ChicanX/LatinX organization that concentrates
on political, educational, cultural, and social issues that impact several identities. MEChA. pledges to build community while
bringing awareness to campus about issues affecting the greater ChicanX/LatinX community.
MEChA de UC Irvine absorbed the United Mexican American Students (UMAS), an earlier organization with similar goals, circa
1969-1970. MEChA became one of the founders of the Cross-Cultural Center along with the Black Student Union (BSU), Asian Pacific
Student Association (APSA), American Indian Student Association (AISA), and Alyansa ng mag Kababayan.
5.9 Linear Feet
(17 boxes) and 6.3 linear feet and 1.44 MB of unprocessed materials
Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please
contact the University Archivist.
The collection is open for research. Unprocessed additions may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department
of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access. Access to original disk media is restricted; researchers
may request use copies.