of the Mexican-American Movement Collection
documents the work of a group of
young people to improve the social conditions and standing of Mexican Americans in the
United States.The collection includes official records of the organization which detail
the group's structure, purpose, and objectives. Correspondence found in the
collection deals primarily with the problems of keeping the organization viable and
active. Several editions of the newspaper,
newsletters, minutes of meetings, and general business records are also
The Supreme Council of the Mexican American movement had it roots within the Young
Men's Christian Association. It was established in 1945, with the goal of improving
social, educational, economic, and spiritual conditions among Mexican Americans and
Mexican people living in the United States. These goals were to be accomplished by
providing encouragement for further education and financial aid to college students,
promoting good citizenship and good relations with non-Mexicans, and organizing local
councils. Members were professionals, students, and civic-minded members of the
community of both Mexican and Anglo backgrounds. The organization focused on education
as a means of improving one's quality of life.
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