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Guide to the Sylvia A. Cramer Papers
MS-0458  
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Description
The Sylvia A. Cramer Collection (1970-2009) documents Cramer's support of the Chicano movement while at SDSU. Of particular interest are notes from a study group of faculty and students who met to discuss Chicano and Chicana issues at the university. Also included are posters supporting United Farm Worker causes; documentation of an initiative against Proposition 13, a referendum that limited property taxation; and the Bakke decision, in which the US Supreme Court determined that fixed quotas for minority student enrollment was unconstitutional in 1978. The majority of the material dates from 1970 to 1976 and focuses on activities supporting the Chicano Movement. Filed alphabetically, the collection consists of flyers, newspapers, one DVD, posters, notes, and articles.
Background
Sylvia A. Cramer attended SDSU in 1972. While a student, she actively supported the Chicano Studies Department as well as chicano movement initiatives, including study groups where faculty and students met to discuss issues of Chicanas and Chicanos at the university. Cramer supported Cesar Lopez (whom she later married) during his presidency of the Associated Student body at SDSU. She also participated in the United Farm Workers' strawberry strike during the early 1980s.
Extent
0.84 linear ft
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. When granted, permission 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.
Availability
This collection is open for research.