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Title: Rita Sanchez Papers, 1972-2013Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0456
Extent: 3.34 Linear Feet
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Rita Sanchez was born May 20, 1937 in San Bernardino, California. She attended San Jose State University, majoring in journalism, and earned an M.A. in English Literature from Stanford University in 1974. Later, she pursued her Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego and was a Ford Foundation Fellow for five years. She was the first to teach a Chicana Studies course at Stanford University where she proposed a Chicana journal, Imagenes de la Chicana, that was published in 1973.  

Sanchez taught in the Mexican American Studies Department at San Diego State University from 1974-1984 where she edited Vision de la Mujer, a collection of student writings. In 1990, she continued her teaching career at San Diego Mesa Community College. There she served as Chair of the Mesa College Committee Against Racism and of the Chicano Studies Department from 1996-1999. In 2006, Sanchez recommended changing the Chicano Studies Department name at Mesa College to the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Sanchez is currently semi-retired but continues teaching, working on her writings and advocating for acknowledgment of Chicanas and Chicanos in the history of the United States.

Author: Priscilla Lopez
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I. Professional Papers (1972-2012)

II. Photographs (1975-2013)

     1. General Photographs (1975-2011)

     2. Chicana Conciencia Tribute Wall (2012-2013)

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Acquired: 07/22/2010. 2010-020, 2010-041, 2012-035, 2013-028
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: Rita Sanchez
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Rita Sanchez Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Finding Aid Revisions: Revised 11 February 2015 by Taylor de Klerk
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Other Note: Please note that this collection was formerly titled the Rita Sanchez Mesa College Collection.
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