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MANA of San Diego County Records, 1986-2002 | Special Collections & University Archives

By Amanda Lanthorne

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Collection Overview

Title: MANA of San Diego County Records, 1986-2002Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1994-1999

Primary Creator: MANA of San Diego County (1986-)

Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

I. Administrative Files, 1986-2002

II. Brindis Files, 1994-2002

III. Conference Files, 1993-1999

Date Acquired: 06/29/2009

Subjects: Mexican American education--California--San Diego, Mexican American women--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources, Mexican American Women’s National Association

Forms of Material: Organizational Records

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The MANA of San Diego County Records document the operation and administration of MANA during Olivia Puentes-Reynolds’ involvement in the organization.  The collection provides extensive documentation for MANA's work promoting educational achievement and increasing Latino representation at the local, state, and national levels.  Records in the collection regarding the Hermanitas program, Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarship, Platica lecture series, and Political Committee highlight these endeavors.  The collection dates from 1986 to 2002 with the majority of materials dating from 1994 to 1999.   The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, brochures, news clippings, flyers, conference materials, and committee files.  The collection is divided into three series: Administrative Files (1986-2002), the Brindis Files (1994-2002), and Conference Files (1993-1999).

The Administrative Files document the basic administration of the San Diego County chapter of MANA.  Arranged alphabetically, these files date from 1986 to 2002 and make up the largest of the three series.  Particularly noteworthy are the files relating to MANA’s Hermanitas Mentorship Program, which seeks to empower pre-teen girls and promote education.  The series is composed of correspondence, brochures, meeting minutes, budget information, committee files, event information, and news clippings.

The Brindis Files document MANA’s annual Brindis celebration, which honors prominent Latina professionals and recognizes the recipients of the Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarship.  Highlights include drafts of speeches given by guest speakers, such as Mayor Susan Golding.  Arranged chronologically, the series dates from 1994 to 2002 and includes programs, correspondence, flyers, nominations, speeches, and planning and budget information.

The Conference Files date from 1993 to 1999 and document the San Diego chapter of MANA’s participation at national and international conferences regarding women.  The series is arranged alphabetically and includes notes, flyers, handouts, and schedules from national MANA conferences, the United Nation’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, as well as training, youth, and development conferences.

Biographical Note

Established in 1974 as the Mexican-American Women's National Association (MANA), MANA is a non-profit organization which seeks to better Latina women, or hermanas, through educational, economic, political, health, and social advocacy programs.  In 1994, the association changed its name to the more inclusive MANA, A National Latina Organization in order to acknowledge its growing diversity.  Today, MANA consists of over 26 chapters, including MANA of San Diego County, and is the "single largest pan-Latina organization in the United States."

In 1986, a group of Latina women dedicated to community activism founded the San Diego Chapter of MANA.  The chapter offers workshops, advocacy programs, conferences, and mentoring programs for Latinas.  The organization's Hermanitas program is a one-on-one mentorship program dedicated to supporting and encouraging pre-teen Latinas to stay in school.  The Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarship likewise promotes education amongst young Latinas.  Every year, MANA awards this scholarship at the Brindis, a celebratory tribute to outstanding Latina professionals.  In addition, MANA's Platica lectures give local officials and community leaders a chance to address issues relevant to the Latina community, including immigration and education.  Today, MANA of San Diego County continues to thrive as an organization dedicated to empowerment and leadership of Latinas.

Olivia Puentes-Reynolds, a local Latina activist, was active in MANA from 1993 to 2000.  She served as Strategic Planning Facilitator, Membership Chair, Program Chair and President.  She chaired two Brindis, co-chaired the 1993 National MANA Leadership Conferernce, and chaired the 1996 MANA National Leadership Conference.

Subject/Index Terms

Mexican American education--California--San Diego
Mexican American women--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources
Mexican American Women’s National Association

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: 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 Source: Olivia Puentes-Reynolds

Related Materials:

Rene Nuñez Memorial Collection, 1968-2008

Carmen Sandoval Fernandez Poster Collection, 1974-1983

Arturo Casares Papers, 1968-2007

Chicana and Chicano Studies Department Records, 1968-2003

Maria Garcia Papers, 1968-1997

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, MANA of San Diego County Records, 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.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administrative Files, 1986-2002],
[Series 2: Brindis Files, 1994-2002],
[Series 3: Conference Files, 1993-1999],
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Series 1: Administrative Files, 1986-2002Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annual Report and Strategic Plans, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual Retreat, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Annual Retreat, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Barrio Logan Revitalization Action Plan, April 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Board Training, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Board Training, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board Training, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: BrochuresAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Budget, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 10: By Laws and Amendments, 1986-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Calendars, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: California Preliminary Review of the Governor's Proposed 1998-1999 State Budget, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: California Rural Legal Assistance, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Call Code Statistics, June 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Center for Women Policy Studies Affiliates Quarterly Report, Summer 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chapter Listings, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Chapter President and Leadership Manual/Instructions, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chapters - Albuquerque, NM, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Chapters - Orange County, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Chicana/o Graduate Creed, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicana/o Youth Leadership Camp, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicano Park Day, April 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 10: City Council of San Diego Special Commendation to MANA, October 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 11: City of San Diego Boards and Commissions, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1995-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence: National, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Domestic Violence, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Economic Development, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Economics/Employment - MANA, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Education, 1995-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Education Committee, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Enfoque Newsletter, Spring/Summer 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Environmental Justice, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Establishing a MANA ChapterAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Executive Board Retreat, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Exploitation of Women Laborers - Flyers, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Fair Political Practices Commission, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Federal Programs Benefiting Women and New Initiatives after the United Nation's 4th World Conference on Women, April 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Forms - BlankAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Flyers/BrochuresAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Flyers for MANA Events, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Flyer Rough DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Fundraising Committee, 1994-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Girl Scouts, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Grant ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Health and Social Services Committee, 1994-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Hermanitas, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hermanitas, 1996-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Membership, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony Program, September-October 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Hispanic National UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Immigration Resolution, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 16: INROADS: Monthly Youth ProgramAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Tax-exempt Status, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Invitations and Events, 1995-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Issues Committee and Issue Statements, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Job Announcements, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Latin Business Owners of America, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Latina Empowerment Series, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Latina Emprendedoras, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Latina Financial Planning Workshop: Women and Retirement, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Latina Research Project, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Latina Style MagazineAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Latina's Guide to the Information Superhighway, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Latinas Unidas Newsletter Binder, 1994-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: LetterheadAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: MANA Newsletters, 1993-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 14: MANA Newsletter DraftsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: MANA Newsletter DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: MANA National Newsletter, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Meeting Minutes/Agendas, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Meeting Minutes/Agendas: Board, 1994-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Meeting Minutes: General Membership, 1994-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Meeting Minutes: General Membership, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Membership Applications - FilledAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Membership Booklet Rough Draft, 1995Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Membership Information, 1995-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Membership Rosters, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Membership Rosters, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Membership Rosters, 1994-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Member OrientationAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Michael A. Lobatz vs. Airtouch Cellular: Class Action, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Monthly Update, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: News Clippings, 1996-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: National Latino Leadership Summit, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Niñas de Aztlán, Latina Advocacy Program, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Nogales-Talley Issue: Sweetwater School District, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Nomination Committee, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Organizational ChartAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Organizational/Self-Development Committee, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photo NegativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Platica GuidelinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Platicas, 1994-1997Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Platicas/Community Forums Resource MaterialAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Political Committee, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: President's Message, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Public Relations, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: San Dieguito Union High School District Partnership, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Search of Economic EquityAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Solo Grant, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 8: South Bay Community ServicesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Strategic Plans, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarship, 1996-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Treasurer's Reports, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: UNZ Initiative/Proposition 227, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Vocational Application for Funding, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Voicemail InstructionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: WebsiteAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: White House Briefing, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 2: William D. Lynch Foundation for Children, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Wilson, Tana Issue at Lewis Junior High, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Women's Unity Breakfast with Sharon Gray Davis, October 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Working Women Information and StatisticsAdd to your cart.

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