The Arturo Casares Papers (1968-2008) document the establishment of the Barrio Station in San Diego and Casares' involvement in the Chicano Movement.
Highlights include photographs of the UFW grape strike and the Chicano Moratorium, Casares' English class journal with entries
discussing the formation of a Mexican-American Studies program at San Diego State College, old Barrio Station Newsletters,
and documents regarding the Chicano Park Incident in which police arrested Casares. Filed alphabetically, the collection
consists of correspondence, course papers, newsletters, and photographs. The majority of materials date from 1968 to 1975.
Born in 1943, Arturo Casares grew up in Del Rio, Texas, where he attended a segregated school. Casares moved to Long Beach,
CA in 1960. He finished high school and married at the age of 19. He then attended Long Beach City College. He received an
Associate's degree in Liberal Studies and transferred to San Diego State College in 1968. At SDSC, Casares majored in Spanish
and minored in History. Later, Casares received a Master's from the University of New Mexico in Counseling.
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