Coleccíon Chicana / Chicano Collection Records
Scope and Contents
The Colección Chicana / Chicano Collection Records (1978-2007) document the transfer of the Chicano Collection from the Centro de Estudios Chicanos to San Diego State University’s Love Library. The bulk of the materials date from 1978-1979. Arranged alphabetically, the collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, and reports.
- Majority of material found in 1979-1980
- Colección Chicana (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.
The Chicano Collection/ Colección Chicana was first established in 1978, when a collection of nearly 17,000 items was transferred from the Centro de Estudios Chicanos to Love Library, both at San Diego State University (SDSU). This transfer occurred through the efforts of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Director Gus Chavez, with support from the Mexican American Studies faculty and Chicano students. Chavez appealed to Library Administration to transfer the materials from the Centro de Estudios Chicanos because of funding and space constraints.
The Colección Chicana shares the distinction with the Chicano Library Resource Center at San Jose State University and the Chicano Resource Center at Cal State Fullerton as being one of three universities in the CSU system that provides a dedicated space for Chicano materials.
Developed to meet the needs of SDSU students and faculty conducting research in the emerging field of Chicano studies, the collection includes books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, and other materials documenting Chicana/o life and culture. Over the years, the Colección Chicana has evolved into a reading room, a space for collaboration, and home to an ever-growing collection of materials and resources designed to advance knowledge and understanding of the Chicano experience.
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Language of Materials
Source of Acquisition
- Coleccíon Chicana / Chicano Collection Records
- Kira Hall
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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