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Chicano Studies Research Center Administrative Files. 1963-2011.
University Archives Record Series 738  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID

  • Title: Chicano Studies Research Center. Administrative files.
    Collection number: University Archives Record Series 738
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 27.4 linear ft. (66 document boxes, 1 record carton)
    Date (inclusive): 1963-2011
    Abstract: The Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA (CSRC) was established on July 1, 1969 and is one of the leading institutions in the world supporting the study of peoples of Mexican descent and other Latinos/as in the United States. The CSRC mission focuses on developing research, archival, publication, and community programs. This collection is an addition to the administrative records of the Chicano Studies Research Center UCLA. It includes important internal reports and correspondence regarding the planning and development of the CSRC beginning in the 1960s.
    Language of Materials: Materials are primarily in English, some materials in Spanish.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Chicano Studies Research Center.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Chicano Studies Research Center, Administrative Files (University Archives Record Series 738). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Juan Pablo Mercado in 2014 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Jillian Cuellar. Processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia.

    Biography/History

    The Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA (CSRC) was established on July 1, 1969 and is one of the leading institutions in the world supporting the study of peoples of Mexican descent and other Latinos/as in the United States. The CSRC was originally named the Mexican American Cultural Center. The center name was changed to the Chicano Studies Center in 1971 and then to the Chicano Studies Research Center in 1980. The CSRC mission focuses on developing research, archival, publication, and community programs. The CSRC also contributed significantly to the development of curriculum and degree offerings in Chicano Studies at UCLA between 1976-1993, graduating close to 200 majors via the Inter-Departmental Degree Program (IDP).
    Since its establishment the center provided a bridge to community concerns and eventually expanded to provide student support, curriculum development, innovative research and publications, as well as a unique library and archives. In 1993 following a hunger strike organized by faculty and students, the César E. Chávez Center was established, apart from the Chicano Studies Research Center, to administer the interdisciplinary major in Chicano Studies. In this context, the CSRC was instrumental in the development of Chicano Studies at UCLA and has maintained national prominence in the field.

    Scope and Content

    This collection documents an addition to the administrative records of the Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) at UCLA. It includes important internal reports and correspondence regarding the planning and development of the CSRC beginning in the 1960s. In addition to research programs and financial records, this collection provides unique material that underscores the development of an emerging academic discipline, including B.A. and M.A. proposals, major funding reports, and university committee minutes and correspondence detailing the aims, activities and struggles of the CSRC.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The records are arranged in five series, all of which have been further arranged in subseries. The contents of each series or subseries are arranged chronologically. The series and subseries arrangement of the records is as follows:
    • Series 1: Planning and Publications, 1963-2008
      • Subseries 1.1: Planning Documents , 1963-2006
      • Subseries 1.2: Publications, 1975-2007
      • Subseries 1.3: CSR Library, 1971-2008
    • Series 2: Research and Grants, 1971-2011
      • Subseries 2.1: Institute of American Cultures, 1971-2011
      • Subseries 2.2: External Grants, 1973-2003
    • Series 3: Reports and Financial Records, 1964-2006
      • Subseries 3.1: Reports, 1964-2006
      • Subseries 3.2: Financial Records, 1975-2006
    • Series 4: Community Programs, 1972-2005
      • Subseries 4.1: The Latino Museum, 1989-2004
      • Subseries 4.2: Planning and development, 1972-2005
    • Series 5: Media, 1974-2006

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Donated by the Chicano Studies Research Center, 2011

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Series 5 includes 5 VHS tapes, 50 individual cases of Magnetic Recording Tape and 4 DVD’s

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3986163