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Finding Aid for the Chicano Studies Research Center Internal Files 1970s - 1980s
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Chicano Studies Research Center Internal Files,
    Date (inclusive): 1970s - 1980s
    Collection number: 600
    Creator: Chicano Studies Research Center 1969 - 2007
    Extent: Approx. 100 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) was founded in 1969 with a commitment to foster multidisciplinary research efforts as part of the land grant mission of the University of California . That mission states that University of California research needs to be in the service of the state and that it must maintain a presence in the local community. The CSRC serves the entire campus and supports faculty and students in the social sciences, life sciences, humanities, and the professional schools. Its research addresses the growing Chicano and Latino population, which now constitutes nearly one-third of California and one-half of Los Angeles, but continues to have disproportionately low access to higher education. Given its campus- and community-wide mandate, the CSRC reports directly to the Office of the Chancellor at UCLA. The CSRC also forms part of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), a consortium of Latino research centers located at sixteen institutions in the United States. The CSRC houses a library and special collections archive, an academic press, research projects, community-based partnerships, two competitive grant/fellowship programs, and the Los Tigres del Norte Fund. It is also the host of a new book series on Latina/o artists titled A Ver: Revisioning Art History. Since the 1970s, the CSRC holds six "institutional FTE" or faculty positions that are placed on loan to departments. These positions were originally designed to increase the center's research capacity, but also to allow the center to serve as a vital force across campus for diversifying the curriculum and the faculty.

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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
    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], Chicano Studies Research Center Internal Files, 600, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of approx. 100 linear feet of the CSRC's internal papers.
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Photos / Slides / Reproduced images
    • Series 2. Essays, manuscripts, dissertations
    • Series 3. Correspondence
    • Series 4. Fellowships
    • Series 5. Projects / proposals
    • Series 6. Clippings / journals / articles
    • Series 7. Research and Related

    Indexing Terms

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


    Chicana / o Health issues
    Chicana / o Higher education
    Mexican immigration
    Mexican labor
    Mexican myths