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Finding Aid for the Mexican Cultural Institute Archive 1984 - 2004
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Description
This collection from the the Mexican Cultural Institute consists of the administrative papers, internal executive papers, exhibit and program information, materials related to cross cultural programs and events and materials related to educational programs.



This collection has not been well detailed. The UCLA / CSRC Archive anticipates being able to thoroughly identify and preserve these papers by the end of 2008, however, once the collection had been bar coded by the SRLF it will be available for research.



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Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
Background
The Mexican Cultural Institute of Los Angeles was established in 1990 with the primary goal of fostering and enhancing, through cultural exchange, the understanding and communication between the peoples of Mexico and the United States. The Institute is truly a binational organization with distinguished individuals on its Board of Directors from both Mexico and the United States, from the private sector and from government. The Institute is a duly chartered California non-profit corporation with federal tax-exempt status. In addition to several prominent Mexican-Americans, the board has included the Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, representatives from the Mexican Foreign Ministry and the Governors of several Mexican States which have large numbers of former residents now living in California. The mission of the Mexican Cultural Institute is enhanced North / South understanding is accomplished through ongoing social and cultural exchanges and by showcasing artists from Mexico and the United States whose work crosses the cultural divide between them and whose talents and achievements exemplify and honor Mexican or Mexican-American cultural traditions.
Extent
Approximatley 100 linear feet
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Availability
Collection is open for research.