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Title: Enriqueta Chavez Papers, 1955-2000Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0438
Extent: 12.51 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1965-1975
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Enriqueta Chavez (neé Valenzuela), also known as Henri, grew up in Imperial Valley, California.  During her childhood, her family went to Fresno every summer to work as grape pickers.  After graduating high school in 1968, Chavez attended San Diego State University.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Chicano Studies in 1973, followed by a Master of Science in Counselor Education one year later.  While a student at SDSU, Chavez helped to found the SDSU chapters of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) and Las Chicanas.  She attended the first National Chicano Youth Conference in Denver, Colorado, and became very active in the Chicano movement.  In 1974, Chavez began lecturing in the Mexican-American Studies Department at SDSU (now named the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department).  As a lecturer, Chavez helped to develop the curriculum of the department.  Her classes generally centered on Chicana issues.

In 1975, Chavez began working as a high school counselor for the Sweetwater School District while continuing to lecture at SDSU.  She later served as co-chair of the Chicano Council for Higher Education (CCHE) and president of the Association of Mexican-American Educators.  Besides promoting higher education for Mexican-Americans, Chavez also advocated bilingual education for primary and secondary school students. In addition, Chavez has won numerous awards for her work counseling and teaching, including Counselor of the Year (1992), Educator of the Year (1997), and the WHO Award (2005) sponsored by the San Diego County Service Center Council.  Today, Chavez continues to work as a high school counselor and as a Professor in Counselor Education at National University.

Author: Amanda Lanthorne
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I. Groups and Organizations Files, 1965-2000

     1. Community Organizations, 1969-1983

     2. Student Groups, 1965-2000

II. Education Files, 1962-1980

     1. Bilingual Education, 1962-1980

     2. Higher Education, 1964-1980

III. Publications, 1955-1980

     1. Articles, 1955-1978

     2. Periodicals, 1965-1980

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Acquired: 01/30/2009.
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Note: Gus Chavez
Related Materials:

Rene Nuñez Memorial Collection, 1968-2008

Carmen Sandoval Fernandez Poster Collection, 1974-1983

Arturo Casares Papers, 1968-2007

Maria Garcia Papers, 1968-1997

Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records, 1968-1980

Chicana and Chicano Studies Department Records, 1968-2003

MANA of San Diego County Records, 1986-2002

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Enriqueta Chavez Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Other Note: This collection was processed as part of the Chicano Studies Archives Project, made possible by a grant from the President's Leadership Fund.
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