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Coleccíon Chicana / Chicano Collection Records, 1978-2007Add to your cart. | Special Collections & University Archives

Title: Coleccíon Chicana / Chicano Collection Records, 1978-2007Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0519
Extent: 0.21 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1979-1980
expand icon Historical Note

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.

Author: Kira Hall
expand icon Administrative Information
Acquired: 10/11/2013.
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions 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: Chicano Library
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Chicano Collection / Coleccíon Chicana Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Institutional Archives
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