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Stanford University, El Centro Chicano, Records
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  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Access

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Stanford University, El Centro Chicano y Latino, records
    Creator: Stanford University. El Centro Chicano y Latino
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0650
    Identifier/Call Number: 1149
    Physical Description: 102.5 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1964-2018
    Abstract: Records pertaining to the administration of the center and its programs.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These records, dating from 1973 to 1991, include correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, calendars, publications, budget files, program files, clippings, articles, and other materials pertaining to the administration of the center and its programs. Other student groups represented in the collection include MEChA, the Chicano Pre-Medical Organization, Casa Zapata (theme dorm), and the publication LA ONDA.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The mission statement of El Centro Chicano as adopted by the Guiding Concilio in 1991 is "to catalyze Chicanos and Latinos at Stanford into a proactive community that creates an environment which celebrates and promotes the history, contributions, intellectual heritage, education, growth, and empowerment of all Chicanos and Latinos here and beyond." El Centro sponsors programs in leadership development, academic support, cultural events, and social activities.

    Acquisition Information

    Administrative transfers, 2002-2019.

    Preferred Citation

    Stanford University El Centro Chicano Records (SC0650). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Materials in Box 3 of Accession 2005-210 are restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Otherwise, materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mexican Americans -- Education.
    Mexican Americans -- Social conditions
    Mexican Americans -- Students
    Stanford University. Casa Zapata
    Stanford University. El Centro Chicano y Latino
    Stanford University. Casa Zapata