Scope and Content
Title: Alfredo Castañeda Papers ,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1978
Collection number: Special Collections M0353
Castañeda, Alfredo, 1923?-1981
8.5 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
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.
Transferred from the University Archives, 1981.
[Identification of item] Alfredo Castañeda Papers , M0353, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
Alfredo Castaneda, a nationally prominent expert in multicultural education, was the first Mexican American to be appointed
to a full professorship at Stanford University. He came to Stanford in 1972 from the University of California at Riverside,
where he was professor of education and chairman of the Mexican American Studies Program. His publications include
Mexican-Americans and Educational Change, 1971, and
Cultural Democracy, Bicognitive Development and Education, 1974, written with Manuel Ramirez III. He served as consultant to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education,
the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare's National Center for Health Statistics, and HEW's Task Force on School
Scope and Content
This collection reflects Dr. Castaneda's work in multicultural and bilingual education, especially as it relates to Mexican
American students. It includes elementary and secondary curriculum materials, grant applications for bilingual/bicultural
education projects under Title VII legislation, materials from bilingual/multicultural programs in public schools, and secondary
sources that he used in his university courses. Of particular note are student booklets and teacher's manuals produced by
the Bay Area Bilingual Education League (BABEL), a consortium of Bay Area School Districts that provided comprehensive bilingual/bicultural
programs to public schools. Some materials relate to Black Studies and bilingual education among ethnic groups other than
Hispanic. Other papers in the collection include articles and books written by Dr. Castaneda and papers and dissertations
of his students. The collection spans about twenty years, 1956-1978, with a few secondary sources from as early as 1935. The
bulk of the collection falls between 1971 and 1978.