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Guide to the Rodolfo F. Acuña Collection, 1857-2007
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Description
Rodolfo Francisco Acuña is a renowned historian, educator, activist, and scholar.  In 1969, Dr. Acuña became the first professor in the Mexican American Studies Department (now Chicana and Chicano Studies Department) at California State University, Northridge. The Rodolfo F. Acuña Collection documents the academic career of Rodolfo "Rudy" Acuña, whose work was at the forefront of the Chicano Movement and who was instrumental in the creation of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at California State University, Northridge. The collection contains works authored by Acuña, especially books, early drafts of unpublished works, extensive research notes, correspondence, subject files, and materials pertaining to the trial between Dr. Acuña and the Regents of the University of California system.
Background
Rodolfo Francisco Acuña was born in 1932 in Los Angeles, California. He earned his bachelor's degree and master's degrees at Los Angeles State College (now California State University, Los Angeles), and his PhD in History at the University of Southern California. A renowned scholar activist, Dr. Acuña became the first professor in the Mexican American Studies Department (now Chicana and Chicano Studies Department) at California State University Northridge in 1969.
Extent
112.63 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge or is in the public domain. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.