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Maria Garcia Papers, 1968-1997 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Maria Garcia Papers, 1968-1997Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1968-1979

Primary Creator: Garcia, Maria

Extent: 2.54 Linear Feet

Subjects: Bilingual education and bilingualism, Chicano Federation of San Diego County, Chicano movement--California--San Diego, Mexican American education--California--San Diego

Forms of Material: Personal Papers

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Maria Garcia Papers (1968-1997) document the establishment of the Chicano Federation of San Diego County and Garcia's work in education.  Of particular interest are early Chicano Federation records, including Federation newsletters and documents relating to the Federation's Leadership Training Program.  In addition, the collection contains an extensive collection of Chicano newspapers and newsletters dating from 1968 to 1977, including La Verdad and La Voz del Pueblo. Filed alphabetically, the collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, conference papers, newsletters, and newspapers.  The majority of materials date from 1968 to 1980.

Biographical Note

Born and raised in San Diego, Maria Garcia received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from San Diego State University in 1972.  She also obtained a teaching certificate from Point Loma Nazarene College.  Garcia initially worked as an elementary school teacher, but eventually became principal at Baker, Audabon, and Bandini Elementary Schools.  While at Baker Elementary, Garcia implemented a successful mentor program for at-risk students, and helped to establish a language-arts magnet program with an emphasis on computers. 

During the 1970s, Garcia actively lobbied for bilingual educational programs, attending many conferences focused on bilingual education and Mexican-American education.  In addition, Garcia was an active member of the Chicano Federation of San Diego County, which provides services to Latino families.  She also sat on several advisory boards related to Chicano/as issues and education, such as the Minority Advisory Council and the Mexican-American Education Project.

Subject/Index Terms

Bilingual education and bilingualism
Chicano Federation of San Diego County
Chicano movement--California--San Diego
Mexican American education--California--San Diego

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: 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 Source: Maria Garcia

Related Materials:

Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records, 1968-1980

Carmen Sandoval Fernandez Poster Collection, 1974-1983

Arturo Casares Papers, 1968-2007

Citizens United for Racial Equality Records, 1968-1976

Rene Nuñez Memorial Collection, 1968-2008

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Maria Garcia Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

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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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Education Newsletter volume 9, number 6, July 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Assembly Bill Number 2400Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Association of Mexican-American Educators, Inc., 1967-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bilingual EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Bilingual Education National Conference Proceedings, April 14-15, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Newsletter, November/December 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Chicano Caucus, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicano Federation of San Diego County, 1969-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicano Federation of San Diego County, 1969-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Chicano Federation Newsletter, 1969-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: El Chingazo: Chicano Park Steering Committee Newsletter volume 1, numbers 5 & 7, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 12: El Cinco de Mayo Program, May 1, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Citizen's Policy Planning Committee (CPPC), October 30, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Comision Femenil Mexicana Nacional, Inc. 5th Annual Business Meeting, July 10-11, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Communications Task Force - Biased Electronic Media, May 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Community College Consortium Newsletter, February 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Community Education Committee, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Education Catalyst Reporting Projects to Advance Creativity in Education, April 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Familia y Escuela Southwest Junior High School Newsletter, June 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 20: A Family Changes History: Méndez V. Westminister 50th Anniversary, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 21: La Federacion Chicana, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 22: First Annual International Multilingual Multicultural Conference Proceedings, 1973-1974Add to your cart.

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