Guide to the Siobhan Nicolau Papers, 1968-1981

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Guide to the Siobhan Nicolau Papers, 1968-1981

Collection number: M748

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
n.d.
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble & Meri Rada
© 1997 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Siobhan Nicolau Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1968-1981
Collection number: Special Collections M748
Creator: Nicolau, Siobhan
Extent: 5 linear ft
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

None.

Publication Rights:

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.

Provenance:

Gift of Siobhan Nicolau, 1995.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Siobhan Nicolau Papers, M748, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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.
Internal Ford Foundation Documents--including inter-office correspondence, memos, and discussion papers on policy issues targeted by the Foundation--comprise the first series in the collection. The second series, Nicolau Documents and Speeches, contains draft copies of informal addresses, as well as several drafts of a paper on the challenges facing Hispanic-Americans in the 1980s, through which the development of her own opinions on the appropriate role of philanthropy within the Hispanic community can be traced. The last series, Foundation Grants, makes up the bulk of the collection. It is loosely subdivided by subject, following the Ford Foundation's own identifications (as Delegated Authority Programs) where possible. Some series--particularly the Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Hispanics--overlap somewhat, either because of an applicant's more generalized outlook toward policy, or a change in the Ford Foundation's internal funding designations or record keeping. The folder titles within the series usually identify the target population: The Puerto Rican Defense Fund, for example, is clearly directed toward Puerto Ricans, although it is part of the Ford Foundation's Hispanics Delegated Authority Program.

CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I: Ford Foundation: Internal Documents

Box 1, Folder 1

Discussion Paper: CDC Evaluation (Apr. 13, 1973)

Box 1, Folder 2

Discussion Paper: "Communities..." (Jan. 2, 1979)

Box 1, Folder 3

Cuban-Haitian Research Project materials and agendas

Box 1, Folder 4

Discussion Paper: Hispanics (Mar., 1984)

Box 1, Folder 5

Foundation Grants to Hispanic Communities 1979-1981

Box 1, Folder 6

National Affairs Meeting documents (Dec. 29, 1980)

Box 1, Folder 7

Ford Foundation Oral History Project (Feb. 6, 1973)

Box 1, Folder 8

Statement: Program-Related Investments n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

Statement: Responsive Philanthropy n.d.

 

SERIES II: Nicolau: Documents and Speeches

Box 1, Folder 10

"All Our Children" n.d.

Box 1, Folder 11

"An Assessment of Three Chicano CDCs" (1979)

Box 1, Folder 12

Council on Foundations: "One Foundation's View" (Mar. 30, 1981)

Box 1, Folder 13

memo: "Hispanics and 'the themes'" (Mar. 16, 1981)

Box 1, Folder 14

"Hispanics in the 1980's" (Apr. 25, 1980)

Box 1, Folder 15

"Hispanic-Americans in the 1980's "(May 5, 1980)

Box 1, Folder 16

"Hispanic-Americans in the 1980's September, 1980

Box 1, Folder 17

"Hispanics" (Oct. 10, 1980)

Box 1, Folder 18

"An Overview of U.S. Hispanics" (Nov., 1980)

Box 1, Folder 19

"New Girl in Town" (Mar. 26, 1971)

Box 1, Folder 20

"People Power" (Aug. 22, 1970)

Box 1, Folder 21

memo: "Squirming in the Puerto Rican Chairs" (May 28, 1976)

 

SERIES III: Foundation Grants (By Subject)

 

Subseries: Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)/ NICTAC

Box 2, Folder 1

CAL; Bauman report on ESL for refugees

Box 2, Folder 2

CAL; correspondence

Box 2, Folder 3

CAL; refugee and ESL documents

Box 2, Folder 4

CAL service contract

Box 2, Folder 5

NICTAC meeting, Arlington, VA Jun. 18, 1980

 

Subseries: Community Development Corporations (CDCs)

Box 2, Folder 6-7

Ford Evaluation: H.E.L.P.

Box 2, Folder 8

Mexican-American grants: 1977 (1 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 9

Mexican-American grants: 1977 (2 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 10

Chicanos por la Causa (1 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 11

Chicanos por la Causa (2 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 12

East Bay Asian Development, Inc

Box 2, Folder 13

H.E.L.P.

Box 3, Folder 1

La Jara Feedlot Scandal

Box 3, Folder 2

Mexican American Unity Council

Box 3, Folder 3

Mexican American Unity Council Adams-Kravitz consultancy

Box 3, Folder 4

Pilipino Bayanihan, Inc.

Box 3, Folder 5-6

Spanish-Speaking Unity Council

Box 3, Folder 7

TELACU

Box 3, Folder 8

TIEMPO (cf Chicanos por la Causa)

 

Subseries: Cuba DAP (Delegated Authority Program)

Box 3, Folder 9

Cuba DAP: correspondence

Box 3, Folder 10

Cuba DAP: proposals

Box 3, Folder 11

Cuba DAP: Cafferty and Krachan file

Box 3, Folder 12

Cuba DAP: Circulo de Cultura Cubana, Inc.

Box 3, Folder 13

Cuba DAP: El Dialogo

Box 3, Folder 14

Cuba DAP: Bill Ravanesi

Box 3, Folder 15

Cuba DAP: Nelson Valdes monographs

Box 3, Folder 16

Cuba DAP: Nelson Valdes proposals and correspondence

 

Subseries: Hispanics DAP

Box 3, Folder 17

Ford Foundation: Hispanics; general

Box 4, Folder 1

Hispanic DAP Consultancy

Box 4, Folder 2

Pastora Cafferty Consultancy

Box 4, Folder 3

La Casa de Puerto Rico

Box 4, Folder 4

Colorado Seminary

Box 4, Folder 5

Council on Foundations/Hispanic Advisory Center

Box 4, Folder 6

Maria Diaz-Perez: travel and study

Box 4, Folder 7

Paula diPerna on child labor

Box 4, Folder 8

Florida Lutheran Council

Box 4, Folder 9

Fordham University conference on Hispanic women

Box 4, Folder 10

Harvard U. Puerto Rico conference

Box 4, Folder 11

Hispanic-American Career Resources, Inc.

Box 4, Folder 12

Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation, Inc.

Box 4, Folder 13

Incine

Box 4, Folder 14

Inquilinos Baricuas en Accion

Box 4, Folder 15

KCET grant

Box 4, Folder 16

Latino Institute

Box 4, Folder 17

Latino Projects, Inc.

Box 4, Folder 18

Minority Rights Group

Box 4, Folder 19

Misericordia Hospital: bilingual materials

Box 4, Folder 20

National Hispanic Leadership conference

Box 4, Folder 21

National Organization for Migrant Children

Box 4, Folder 22

NY State Department of Civil Service

Box 4, Folder 23

El Nuevo Teatro Pobre de America

Box 4, Folder 24

Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund

Box 5, Folder 1

La Raza TV Consultant

Box 5, Folder 2

Solaridad Humana

Box 5, Folder 3

Stepan Conference at Yale U.

Box 5, Folder 4

Taylor Institute

Box 5, Folder 5

University of Illinois at Urbana: Mexican Women Immigrants

Box 5, Folder 6

U. of Mass. exchange program with Puerto Rico

Box 5, Folder 7

Travel and Study: Willie Velasquez

 

Subseries: Immigration DAP

Box 5, Folder 8

Ford Foundation Immigration proposal evaluations: 1975

Box 5, Folder 9

Caribbean migration study

Box 5, Folder 10

Cuban Odyssey

Box 5, Folder 11

Barry Chiswick travel & study grant

Box 5, Folder 12

Florida International University

Box 5, Folder 13

Ginzberg Study at Columbia U.

Box 5, Folder 14

National Opinion Research Center

Box 5, Folder 15

National Organization for Migrant Children

Box 5, Folder 16

NYC Human Resources Committee on Refugees

Box 5, Folder 17

One Stop Immigration Center, Inc.

Box 5, Folder 18

Stanford Conference on Cuban/ Haitian Exodus

Box 5, Folder 19

Alex Stepick travel and study

Box 5, Folder 20

Washington Lawyers for Civil Rights

 

Subseries: Indochinese Refugees

Box 5, Folder 21

Ford Foundation: Indochinese Refugees; general

Box 5, Folder 22

Indochinese Refugees--correspondence

Box 5, Folder 23

Indochinese Refugees--documents

Box 5, Folder 24

Cultural and Service Center

Box 5, Folder 25

IndoChina Refugee Action Center, 1981--proposal

Box 6, Folder 1

IndoChina Refugee Action Center, 1981-- supporting documents

Box 6, Folder 2

Intergovernmental Committee for Migration

Box 6, Folder 3

KCET-TV: "The New Americans"

Box 6, Folder 4

Refugee Women's Project

Box 6, Folder 5

Refugee Women's Project: correspondence

Box 6, Folder 6

Martha Stuart Communications, Inc.

Box 6, Folder 7

World Education Proposal

 

Subseries: MAYO/La Raza

Box 6, Folder 8

Mexican-Americans; general

Box 6, Folder 9

1968; MAYO and Southwest Council of La Raza

Box 6, Folder 10

1969; MAYO Jan.-Mar.

Box 6, Folder 11-12

1969; MAYO April-May (2)

Box 7, Folder 1-2

1969; MAYO Jun.-Jul. (2)

Box 7, Folder 3

1969; MAYO August-Dec.

Box 7, Folder 4

1969; MAYO correspondence

Box 7, Folder 5

1969; MAYO documents

Box 7, Folder 6

1969; MAYO newspaper coverage

Box 7, Folder 7

1969; MAYO reports

Box 7, Folder 8

1969; MAYO Wilkins report (Ford foundation)

Box 7, Folder 9

1969; MAYO 1970

Box 7, Folder 10

1969; MAYO 1971

Box 7, Folder 11

La Raza grant: 1972

Box 7, Folder 12

La Raza grant: 1973

Box 7, Folder 13

La Raza grant: 1974

Box 7, Folder 14

La Raza grant: 1975

Box 7, Folder 15

La Raza grant: 1976

Box 7, Folder 16

La Raza grant: 1977

Box 7, Folder 17

La Raza grant: 1979

Box 7, Folder 18

La Raza grant: 1980

Box 8, Folder 1

La Raza grant: Marumoto/ Nixon administration crisis (1973)

Box 8, Folder 2

La Raza grant: (1974)

Box 8, Folder 3

La Raza grant: Project Evaluation: "Not by Pride Alone..." (1969)

Box 8, Folder 4

La Raza grant: Project Evaluation: "A Lower Profile..." (1972)

Box 8, Folder 5

Willie Velasquez

 

Subseries: National Rural Fellows

Box 8, Folder 6

National Rural Fellows: Background Materials

Box 8, Folder 7

National Rural Fellows: May 6 luncheon

Box 8, Folder 8

Box 8, Folder 9

National Rural Fellows: "Capacity Building" report 1981

Box 8, Folder 10

National Rural Fellows: prior grants to League of Cities

Box 8, Folder 11

National Rural Fellows: 1978 proposal

Box 8, Folder 12

National Rural Fellows: Third Party Intervention

 

Subseries: Native Americans

Box 8, Folder 13

Alaska Native Foundation

Box 8, Folder 14

American Indian Development Association

Box 9, Folder 1

American Indian Historical Society

Box 9, Folder 2

Boston University Trustees Film Proposal

Box 9, Folder 3

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indians

Box 9, Folder 4

Hawaiian Coalition of Native Claims

Box 9, Folder 5

Indian Education Training, Inc.

Box 9, Folder 6

Indiv. grant: Roxanne Ortiz

Box 9, Folder 7

Museum of the American Indian

Box 9, Folder 8

National Conference of State Legislatures

Box 9, Folder 9

Navajo Community College

Box 9, Folder 10

Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity

Box 9, Folder 11

Clair Reiniger grant for Designwright

Box 9, Folder 12

The Youth Project

 

Subseries: Puerto Rico

Box 9, Folder 13

Ford Foundation: Puerto Rico; general

Box 9, Folder 14

Aspira

Box 9, Folder 15

Aspira: Universidad Baricua

Box 9, Folder 16

Aspira: CEREP (Centro de Estudios de la Realidad Puertoriqueno)

Box 9, Folder 17

Aspira: El Dispensario

Box 9, Folder 18

Aspira: Institute for Social Research

Box 9, Folder 19

Aspira: National Puerto Rican Forum

Box 10, Folder 1

Aspira: NY Council for the Humanities: Bird Film

Box 10, Folder 2

Aspira: Cesar Perales: consultancy for Hispanics paper

Box 10, Folder 3

Aspira: Puerto Rican Family Institute

Box 10, Folder 4

Aspira: Puerto Rican Forum (1975)

Box 10, Folder 5

Aspira: Puerto Rican Migration Research Consortium

Box 10, Folder 6

Aspira: Jane Morrison: Angelita

Box 10, Folder 7

Aspira: Research and Resources

Box 10, Folder 8

Aspira: Wilson Center conference

 

Subseries: Social Service/Public Policy

Box 10, Folder 9

American Friends Service Committee

Box 10, Folder 10

Arizona Job Colleges

Box 10, Folder 11

Janet Curow on community-based organizations

Box 10, Folder 12

Human violence study at Vanderbilt U.

Box 10, Folder 13

Institute for Social Research

Box 10, Folder 14

International Council of Voluntary Agencies

Box 10, Folder 15

National Farmworkers Service Center

Box 10, Folder 16

National Urban Fellows Career Planning Institute

Box 10, Folder 17

National Urban Coalition Secretariat

Box 10, Folder 18

San Diego State U. on U.S./Mexico border cities

Box 10, Folder 19

SER- Jobs for Progress

Box 10, Folder 20

Southwest Voter Registration Education Program

Box 10, Folder 21

Women and Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy, Inc.