Sylvia A. Cramer Papers MS-0458

Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Sylvia A. Cramer Papers
Creator: Cramer, Sylvia A.
Identifier/Call Number: MS-0458
Physical Description: 0.84 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1970-2009
Date (bulk): 1970-1976
Language of Material: English , Spanish; Castilian .

Scope and Contents

The Sylvia A. Cramer Collection (1970-2009) documents Cramer's support of the Chicano movement while at SDSU. Of particular interest are notes from a study group of faculty and students who met to discuss Chicano and Chicana issues at the university. Also included are posters supporting United Farm Worker causes; documentation of an initiative against Proposition 13, a referendum that limited property taxation; and the Bakke decision, in which the US Supreme Court determined that fixed quotas for minority student enrollment was unconstitutional in 1978. The majority of the material dates from 1970 to 1976 and focuses on activities supporting the Chicano Movement. Filed alphabetically, the collection consists of flyers, newspapers, one DVD, posters, notes, and articles.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Source of Acquisition

Sylvia A. Cramer

Biographical Note

Sylvia A. Cramer attended SDSU in 1972. While a student, she actively supported the Chicano Studies Department as well as chicano movement initiatives, including study groups where faculty and students met to discuss issues of Chicanas and Chicanos at the university. Cramer supported Cesar Lopez (whom she later married) during his presidency of the Associated Student body at SDSU. She also participated in the United Farm Workers' strawberry strike during the early 1980s.



Preferred Citation

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Sylvia A. Cramer Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Personal Papers

box 1, folder 1

Articles/Flyers Folder 1 1974-1976

box 1, folder 2

Basta: Call to Action. Against Proposition 13 and Bakke Decision Folder 2 1970s

box 1, folder 3

DVD-"Robert Martinez" Celebration of Life, Barrio Station Folder 3 May 27, 2009

box 1, folder 4

Feminist Literature Folder 4 1973-1976

box 1, folder 5

Newsletters/Publications Folder 5 1981

box 1, folder 6

Photograph-Unidentified Woman Folder 6

box 1, folder 7

Resource Materials for Teaching Mexican/ Chicano Culture, Grades K-6, San Diego City Schools Folder 7 1973

box 1, folder 8

Social Political Activities Folder 8 1976

box 1, folder 9

Study Group Literature Folder 9 1970s

box 2, folder 1

Newspapers Folder 1 1971-1981

box 2, folder 2

Posters (UFW) Folder 2

box 2, folder 3

Women Struggle-The Issue of Anna-Nieto Gomez Folder 3