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National Chicano Survey Records
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Chicano Studies Research Center Library
    Title: National Chicano Survey records
    Creator: University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research
    Creator: Arce, Carlos H.
    Identifier/Call Number: CSRC.300
    Physical Description: 38.4 Linear Feet (11 boxes; 34 record storage cartons)
    Date (inclusive): 1961-1991
    Abstract: This collection contains surveys, administrative records, and research papers related to the National Chicano Survey conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan in 1979.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English and Spanish.
    Physical Location: Materials are stored OFF-SITE at SRLF. All requests to access special ollections must be made two weeks in advance. Please contact the CSRC Library for paging information.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Dr. Aida Hurtado.


    The collection is organized in the following series:
    • Series 1. Completed surveys
    • Series 2. Research files
    • Series 3. Administrative files

    Biographical / Historical

    From the website of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: "The 1979 Chicano Survey, conducted by the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, was a household survey of persons of Mexican descent living in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the survey was to compile a statistically representative and comprehensive body of empirical information about the social, economic, and psychological status of Chicanos. Interviews were conducted in Spanish or English, depending upon the respondent's preference. Major topics covered were mental and physical health and use of health services, family background and composition, customary practices and values, language use and attitudes, employment history, social identity, group consciousness, and political opinions and participation. The principal investigator was Carlos H. Arce."

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], National Chicano Survey Records, 300, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Initially processed by Michelle Simon and Michael Stone, 2009. Processing completed by Doug Johnson, May 2018.

    Scope and Contents

    The bulk of the collection consists of completed social surveys. There are also administrative records that document the design, distribution, and tabulation of the surveys. There are also research files. Those that pre-date the survey tend to be about sociological methodology. Those that post-date the survey tend to be scholarly articles that explicitly utilized data from the survey.

    Conditions Governing Use

    These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mexican Americans--Social conditions.
    Social surveys