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Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records, 1968-1980 | Special Collections & University Archives

By Amanda Lanthorne

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Collection Overview

Title: Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records, 1968-1980Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1973-1979

Primary Creator: Chicano Federation of San Diego County (1968-)

Extent: 0.63 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 08/01/1980

Subjects: Chicano Federation of San Diego County, Chicano movement--California--San Diego

Forms of Material: Organizational Records

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records (1968-1990) document the activities of the Chicano Federation during the 1970s.  Highlights include meeting minutes dealing with the Federation's involvement with Chicano Park and the Federation's expansion of services, particularly in affordable housing. The collection primarily consists of meeting minutes, which discuss Federation policies, services, reports, social conditions, education, health, and politics; however articles of incorporation and by-laws are included in the collection as well. The collection is filed alphabetically with meeting minutes arranged chronologically.  The majority of materials date from 1973 to 1978.

This collection was processed as part of the Chicano Studies Archives Project, made possible by a grant from the President's Leadership Fund.

Biographical Note

Established in 1968 by a group of civil rights activists and obtaining non-profit status in 1969, the Chicano Federation began as an organization dedicated to promoting Latino culture and combating negative Latino stereotypes.  The organization also endorsed voter registration and community activism.  During the 1970s, the Federation began offering social services, providing referrals, and fighting discriminatory employment practices.  By the early 1980s, the Federation had opened an administration building in Sherman Heights, expanded its social services to include senior services and a legal clinic, and created the Leadership Training Institute.  The Federation also held conferences regarding health, education, and other topics relevant to the Latino community. 

Under the leadership of Federation Director Ray Uteza, the 1990s saw a dramatic increase in funding for the Federation.  The additional money helped the Federation to expand geographically, offer affordable housing, and create a subsidized childcare program.  In addition, the Federation persisted in promoting social justice and self-sufficiency.  Today, the Chicano Federation continues to provide social services, including senior services, affordable housing, childcare, referrals, advocacy programs, and social activities.

Subject/Index Terms

Chicano Federation of San Diego County
Chicano movement--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: Irma Castro

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Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State Universit

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.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],

Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes: General Meeting, October - December 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes: General Meeting, January - November 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Minutes: General Meeting, April - Novemeber 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Minutes: General Meeting, April, August 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Pamphlet, 1979Add to your cart.

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