Guide to the Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records

Finding Aid Authors: Amanda Lanthorne.
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2010-05-04
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Guide to the Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records 1968/1980

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records
Dates: 1968-1980
Bulk Dates: 1973-1979
Identification: MS-0085
Creator: Chicano Federation of San Diego County
Physical Description: 0.63
Language of Materials: English Spanish;Castilian
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791
Note:
Other Information:
This collection was processed as part of the Chicano Studies Archives Project, made possible by a grant from the President's Leadership Fund.

Historical Note:

Established in 1968 by a group of civil rights activists and obtaining non-profit status in 1969, the Chicano Federation began as an organization dedicated to promoting Latino culture and combating negative Latino stereotypes. The organization also endorsed voter registration and community activism. During the 1970s, the Federation began offering social services, providing referrals, and fighting discriminatory employment practices. By the early 1980s, the Federation had opened an administration building in Sherman Heights, expanded its social services to include senior services and a legal clinic, and created the Leadership Training Institute. The Federation also held conferences regarding health, education, and other topics relevant to the Latino community.
Under the leadership of Federation Director Ray Uteza, the 1990s saw a dramatic increase in funding for the Federation. The additional money helped the Federation to expand geographically, offer affordable housing, and create a subsidized childcare program. In addition, the Federation persisted in promoting social justice and self-sufficiency. Today, the Chicano Federation continues to provide social services, including senior services, affordable housing, childcare, referrals, advocacy programs, and social activities.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Chicano Federation of San Diego County

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records

Topical Term:

Chicano movement--California--San Diego

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State Universit

Related Materials:

Rene Nuñez Memorial Collection, 1968-2008
Carmen Sandoval Fernandez Poster Collection, 1974-1983
Arturo Casares Papers, 1968-2007
Maria Garcia Papers, 1968-1997
Citizens United for Racial Equality Records, 1968-1976
Center for Women's Studies and Services Records, 1947-1997

Scope and Contents

The Chicano Federation of San Diego County Records (1968-1990) document the activities of the Chicano Federation during the 1970s.  Highlights include meeting minutes dealing with the Federation's involvement with Chicano Park and the Federation's expansion of services, particularly in affordable housing. The collection primarily consists of meeting minutes, which discuss Federation policies, services, reports, social conditions, education, health, and politics; however articles of incorporation and by-laws are included in the collection as well. The collection is filed alphabetically with meeting minutes arranged chronologically.  The majority of materials date from 1973 to 1978.
This collection was processed as part of the Chicano Studies Archives Project, made possible by a grant from the President's Leadership Fund.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Articles of Incorporation 1969

Box 1, Folder 2

By-laws

Box 1, Folder 3

Minutes: Board of Directors January - July 1980

Box 1, Folder 4

Minutes: General Meeting January - December 1973

Box 1, Folder 5

Minutes: General Meeting January - June 1974

Box 1, Folder 6

Minutes: General Meeting July - Decemeber 1974

Box 1, Folder 7

Minutes: General Meeting January - June 1975

Box 1, Folder 8

Minutes: General Meeting July - December 1975

Box 1, Folder 9

Minutes: General Meeting January - March 1976

Box 2, Folder 1

Minutes: General Meeting October - December 1976

Box 2, Folder 2

Minutes: General Meeting January - November 1977

Box 2, Folder 3

Minutes: General Meeting April - Novemeber 1978

Box 2, Folder 4

Minutes: General Meeting April, August 1979

Box 2, Folder 5

Pamphlet 1979