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Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) records (University of California, Irvine)
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Description
This collection comprises the records of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). The collection contains organizational files, yearly files maintained by elected officers, scrapbooks, photographs, and subject files on major topics of interest to MEChA.
Background
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.
Extent
5.9 Linear Feet (17 boxes) and 6.3 linear feet and 1.44 MB of unprocessed materials
Restrictions
Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.
Availability
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.