This collection contains papers amassed by Siobhan Oppenheimer-Nicolau during her tenure as Program Officer at the Ford Foundation.
It includes important documentation chronicling the development of the Southwest Council of La Raza, the controversies surrounding
the Mexican American Youth Organization and the Nixon administration crisis concerning bribery and influence brokering between
federal employees and grant applicants from Hispanic community organizations. While the collection is primarily concerned
with the formation of specifically Hispanic grant programs, other minority groups and public policy objectives are also represented
within the Nicolau Papers. As a whole, these documents provide insight on the changing philanthropic goals of the Ford Foundation
from the late 1960's through early 1980's, as well as the diversity of the applicants themselves.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.