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Chicano Studies records

Identifier: ua00345

Collection Overview

This collection contains correspondence, reports, and proposals for the Chicano Studies Department as well as other Chicano student resources, centers, and organizations. It also contains notes, manuscripts, and clipplings from University of Minnesota Chicano faculty.

Scope and Contents

Unique newsclippings concerning Chicano issues, Chicano Studies Departmental reports and correspondence, and community organization records that overlap with Chicano Studies can be found in this collection. Of particular note are the Chronology of Chicano Studies folder (1985), Chicano Studies Research Project (1980), and the Dennis Valdes Manuscript (2000).


  • 1970s - 2000s

Language of Materials

English; some materials in Spanish


1.65 Cubic Feet (2 boxes (1 Paige; 1 hollinger))


The materials are in one series, in their original order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred by the Chicano Studies Department in December of 2017.

Related Materials

La Raza Student Cultural Organization Records Guillermo C. Rojas Papers

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and are available for use by appointment only in the Elmer L. Andersen Library Reading Room.

The majority of this collection was digitized in 2022/2023. Select the file icon on the item records to access the digital content in the UMedia Archive.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law Title 17, U.S. Code. Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Processing Information

Materials were refoldered and labeled by Noah Barth, Archives Research Assistant via the CLA 150 fund. Items that were water damaged were separated from one another.

Chicano Studies records
Noah Barth
February 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2023: Updated by Ellen Holt-Werle, as part of Strategic Digitization Project to digitize the majority of the collection.

Collecting Area Details

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