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United States Latino Issues - MS 1124
The records of the United States Latino Issues MS-1124, were donated to the Center for Archival collections by the members of The Latino Student Union (formerly known as La Union de Estudiantes Latinos) in 2007.
Most of the Latino Student Union (LSU) collection was donated by former LSU executive board members and alum such as Luis (Garcia) Linares, Consuelo Contreras Hernandez, Gloria Enriquez Pizana and Dr. Rolando Andrade.
The collections consist of various documents pertaining to Latino concerns throughout the United States and have been sorted by subject files, such as: Arts, Education, Migrant Issues, Latino statistical reports, Social and Political Organizations and Latino newsletters.
All property, literary and duplication rights of the United States Latino Issues have been conveyed to the Center for Archival Collections and the public for historical research. The register was compiled by Gloria Enriquez Pizana, as part of her internship requirement for the graduate certificate in Public History offered through the American Culture Studies/History Department, July 2009.
United States Latino Issues collection is an off shoot of the University Archives collection of the Latino Student Union material of Bowling Green State University. The goals of the Latino Student Union were to educate, celebrate, and share the rich, diverse, cultural Latino heritage with the university community (faculty, staff and students) and the surrounding communities; and by doing so, they asked Bowling Green State University to actively engage in: (1) promoting higher education within the Latino community by actively recruiting the Latino students in high school; (2) the employment of Latino faculty and advisors needed to assist the Latino students during their studies and on to graduation; (3) providing courses and textbooks pertaining to Latino history and culture; (4) providing funds for Latino programming.
As the Latino student Union members began their Latino research throughout the United States, they made it a point to share this information with others (Latinos as well as non-Latino individuals and groups). The Latino Students of BGSU wanted to know what issues other Latino student groups, social organizations, political committees, etc, were facing. And by doing so they wanted to know what actions were taken in solving these issues, and the outcome of their efforts. Therefore the Latino Student Union students conducted extensive networking with local and national Latino groups/organizations/committees and interested parties, who also dealt with the same local/national Latino concerns.
Latino Student Union is still in existence and one of the largest student organizations at Bowling Green State University. The name was shortened to Latino Student Union (LSU) from La Union de Estudiantes Latinos, due to the lengthy name and difficulty with the Spanish pronunciation by non-speaking Spanish individuals.
The United States Latino Issues collection is an assortment of letters, memos, agendas, minutes, fliers, programs, pamphlets, programs, posters, mailing lists, hand and type written notes, pictures, newspaper articles, committee forms, and petitions. These documents were a means of communication between the LSU students of BGSU and the outside world.
The collection is an assortment of materials pertaining to: Latino Education (bilingual/bicultural programming), Latino scholarship fundraising, Latino festivals, Latino Culture and Arts and Latino employment to include national Migrant issues.
The MS-1124 collection includes various contacts with other Latino schools, social and employment agencies, etc from the states of: Texas, California, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Ohio.
A good portion of this collection consists of correspondence and news clippings from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), La Raza Unida de Ohio, and the Guadalupe Center of Toledo, Ohio.
A particular strength of the collection are the various Latino university newsletters from the states of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Texas, California, and Washington DC, as they share their local news with the Latino students of BGSU.
It should be noted that some of the correspondence and publications are either in Spanish or English, or at times both languages. The inventory for the Latino Student Union Collection, which is part of the University Archive, is available online.
OFFICE FILES, LATINO ARTS
1972 – 2003
Arranged alphabetically by subject (.25 lf)
OFFICE FILES, EDUCATION
1970 – 1987
Arranged alphabetically by subject (.75 lf)
OFFICE FILES, MIGRANT ISSUES
1971 – 1990
Arranged alphabetically by subject (.5 lf)
OFFICE FILES, SOCIAL POLITICAL GROUPS
1971 – 1988
Arranged alphabetically by subject (.5 lf)
1972 – 1985
Arranged alphabetically by subject (.25 lf)
1972- c. 2003
Includes pamphlets, brochures, clippings, and flyers.
Arranged alphabetically by subject (.25 lf)
1972 – 1987, 1993
Arranged alphabetically by title (.5lf)
Box 1: Subject Files--Arts (A-Z), EducationFolder
- Art Directory (Hispanic) Xerox copy, 2 pgs, n.d.
- BRAVO Magazine, Toledo, Ohio - 1 issue, cover missing, Sept 2003
- Chicanos Organized for Progress & Action (COPA), Central Michigan Univ. 1978, 1979, n.d.
- Fliers – Musical Groups, literature on 5 different groups, c. 1975, 1980, 1982
- Fliers – Regional Events (Central Michigan, CAC, Centro Unico (Toledo), 1979-1981
- Hispanic & American Indian Higher Education Program, directory, n.d.
- Latino Conference Info (WI, IND, OH, CA, IL) ,1973-4, 1980-3, 1986, 1978
- Mexican Dance Step Diagrams (Mexico, Columbia & Peru), c 1975
- Mexican American Cultural Center (MACO), San Antonio, TX ,1979-80
- Mexican American Festival Committee, Toledo, OH, 2nd Annual Fest, July 1981
- Promotional Materials, the Arts (dance, film, etc. 1977, 1979, 1983, n.d.
- Promotional Materials, film rentals, Azteca films 1972, n.d.
- Teatro Campesino, CA, letters, newspaper ads, etc., 1966-76
- Teatro Urbano, Los Angeles, CA, 1 letter 1970s
- Academic Papers, Chicano Studies Institute, ATZLAN, 8 submissions, Summer 1970
- Academic Paper, Social Plurality & Adult Educ. for Hispanics, K. Schaffer, March 1981
- Bilingual Desegregation Conference, Lorain, OH, paper by Tony Baez, April 1980
- Bilingual Education, Office of , SUNY, NY, newsletters, book listings, 1976-78
- Bilingual Education, Parents and Concerned Citizens, Toledo, Mary Garza, May 1981
- Bilingual Education Program, Walbridge School, Toledo, 1 newsletter. UN MARCO ABIERTO, overview, an introduction for Admin, Ypsilanti, MI, 1979
- Bilingual /Multicultural Education, OH Association, by-laws & constitution, 1976
- Helpful Hints for Advising & Counseling Minority Students Handbook, JACKSON, 1984
- Hispanic Leadership Conference, Chicago, IL, brochure & report, 1987, 1989, 1999
- National Association of Chicano Studies, (FOCO), typed mailing list, n.d.
- National Concilio for Chicano Studies, South Bend, IN, 1974
- Ohio Colleges, Admissions Office, 3 pg typed mailing list, n.d.
- Student Organizations, 1 pg, typed mailing list, c 1980s
Box 2: EducationFolders
- Chicago State University, Latino Council on Higher Education Conference, letter, report, schedule, and brochure, 1979 - 1981
- Lorain County Community College, Hispanic Week, 2 mailings, 1980 & 1981
- Michigan University (Eastern), La Experiencia Latina & Come and Dance, 1978 - 1981
- Michigan University, Minority Leadership Conference, newsletter, flyer, 1978-1980
- Michigan University of, Chicano Student Assoc, letters, lectures, conference information, 1987
- Michigan University of, Minority Students, newsletter, conference & dance, 1987
- Central Michigan University, COPA (Chicanos Organized for Progress & Action, 1981
- Western Michigan University, 10th Annual Minority Leadership Conference 1986
- New Mexico Highlands University, National Chicano Student Conference, 1980
- Oberlin College, Latino Student Organization, budget, conference, & statistics, names, 1979
- Ohio State University, Hispanic Celebration, agenda & pamphlet, 1979 & 1985
- Ohio State University, Latin Civil Rights, League of Student Alliance, 1968-1973
- Sacramento State College, Chicano Studies (CA), 2 duplicate course copies, c 1970
- San Diego Mesa College, Chicano Studies, course descriptions & brochure, 1971 & 1972
- San Diego State University, Juan Sin Tierra, 2 one pg newspaper, Sept 1980
- Stanford University, Latin American Studies, (CA), 1 brochure, 1978
- Texas, University of, El Paso, Chicano Month Activities, c 1979 – 80
- Toledo, University of, MECHA student Organization, minutes, constitution, 1973-74, 1978, 1980, 1987
- Toledo, University of, Minority Law School, resolution & letters, 1973 – 1974
Box 3: Migrant IssuesFolders
- ACLU, "Rights of Aliens", Columbus, Ohio, May 8, 1980
- Directory, Migrant Program contacts, n.d.
- Economic Opportunity, Division of, booklet 1972
- Education Program, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, high school students, 1978
- Emergency Employment Act of 1971, Columbus, OH, 1971-1972
- Farm Worker Forms, newspaper article, MCOP, El Mirage, AZ, c 1970s
- Farm Worker Support Committee News, (FLOC), Indianapolis, IN, 1980 – 1981
- Farm Worker Week, El Taller Grafico pub; DC Catholic Brochure (s), May 1978
- FLOC (Farm Labor Organizing Committee), 1st Annual Convention, Toledo, Aug 1979
- FLOC Boycotts – memos, flyers, etc., 1979 – 1980
- FLOC Civil Rights Rally & benefit dance, Dec 1979
- FLOC Fliers, pictures, articles, 1975-1981
- FLOC Newsletters, 1974, 1975, 1979
- FLOC, Undocumented worker; President Carter’ s program, 1977
- Food Stamp Program – relative to Migrants, 1972, 1979
- Guide for Farm Laborers, US Dept of Labor, Spanish brochure, includes map, 1966
- Governor’s Committee on Migrant Workers, report, 4 pgs, c 1990
- Grape Boycott Registration Form (UFA) Toledo, OH, n.d.
- Immigration & Refugee Services/ Catholic Social Services, Toledo, letters, 1979-1980
- Midwest Hispanic Unity March (flyer), Flint, MI, June 15, 1990
- National Farm Worker Ministry, newsletter, LA, California, 1978 - 1979
- News clippings: Napoleon, Lima, Findlay, Toledo, BG, Cleveland, (14) 1972-1975
- Political Asylum Committees, Defense Funds, "Hector Marroquin", 1977-1979
- Resettlement Program, 2 pg report, OBES, Columbus, OH, 1972
- Undocumented Alien Conference, Toledo, OH (copy of flyer), March 1978
- United Farm Workers (UFW), newsletter & Chavez article (lettuce), April /June 1979
- United Farm Workers, Cleveland newsletter, Dec 1970
- 28. UFW, “10 Union Sympathizers Shot by Melon Farmer, Toledo Times, May 27, 1975
- 29. Wood County Migrant Health Service Policy Board, (minutes), May 30, 1972
Box 4: Social / Political GroupsFolders
- Community Organizations – correspondence, incoming, memos, 1971, 1979 – 1981
- Columbus Metropolitan Area Community Action Organization, (2 letters), 1979
- Detroit Inner City Youth Tour to China, copy of report, 1979
- El Futuro Es Nuestro, Hispanic Community Forum, Cleveland, OH (booklet), May 1988
- Guadalupe Center, Toledo, OH (Minutes, by-laws, reports, press releases, etc., 1973 – 1981
- IFCO (Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, NY, NY (report, 45 pgs & 2 newsletters), 1973
- La Raza Unida contacts: BG, Cleveland, Columbus, Lorain, Toledo, university., etc., n.d.
- La Raza Unida – reports & correspondence, 1969-1973, 1979
- La Raza Unida – fiscal reports (3 stapled reports), Oct & Nov 1979
- La Raza Unida – history, by-laws, job descriptions/announcement, directory, c 1976, 1980
- La Raza Unida – minutes & agendas (hand typed forms), 1979-1981
- La Raza Unida – 1 newsletter & statistical pamphlet “Ohio Hispanic Population,” c 1970s, 1980
- Lima Social Services, 2 contacts with addresses and phone numbers, 1978-1979
- Mexican American Youth Association (MAYA), newsletter & letters, Toledo, OH, 1979-1980
- Mujeres de La Raza, 2 pg report re: bilingual education, etc., Toledo, OH, Nov 1972
- Ohio Coalition of Hispanic Communities: purpose, petition, lists, minutes, notes, communities involved: BG, Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain and Youngstown, 1981
- Spanish Social Services Center, Lorain, Ohio (2 letters from the center), Nov & Feb. 1980
- Spanish Speaking Affairs, Commission of, Ohio (memos, statistical reports), 1978-81, 1987
- Unified Spanish Speaking Committee, Planning Committee, BGSU conference, June 1973
- AD HOC Committee on Hispanic Concerns, report, n.d.
- Hunger & Nutrition Project report, Policy Advisory Committee, BG, OH, Aug 23, 1972
- Hispanic Link Weekly Report, Washington, DC (report copy), April 29, 1985
- CETA (Comprehensive Employment & Training Act), Toledo, OH, 1980
- HUD statistical reports , “How well are we Housed?” , Washington, DC, Sept 1978
- Benjamin Hernandez for US President, campaign letter & pamphlets, 1979
- Chicano Publishing Houses: CA, MI, OH, AZ. and DC 1972, 1974, n.d.
- Directory / mailing lists of Latin American Solidarity Groups in the US, 1977-1979
- Newspaper articles: Toledo Blade, NY Times, Guardian, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1976-1981
- Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, booklet in Spanish, 1976
- NOAR – National Organization for an American Revolution, Detroit, pamphlet, Jan 1981
- Plan of Action Meeting, hand written notes & handouts, c 1980
- Socialists Workers Campaign, 2 flyers, Toledo, OH, c 1981
- Social & Economic characteristics of Persons of Spanish language, 1967-1972
- Political / Demonstrations / Movements, 1975 – 1978
- Revenue Sharing & Spanish Speaking, Washington, DC (booklet), Fall 1973
- Spanish Radio Programs – NW Ohio and South Michigan, listing & contact info, 1975
- “Stop Killer Coke Campaign” Columbia, South America, flier, c 2003
- Program. 18th Annual Hispanic Leadership Conference, 2000
- CACA, Indiana University, Issue #3, c 1972
- CARA A CARA, Spanish Speaking Catholic Commission, South Bend, IN, 1976, 1978-1980, 1982 -84
- COMUNIDAD, SW Regional Office for the Spanish Speaking, SA, TX (2 issues), 1976
- THE CONTINENTAL, Toledo, OH, N.A.C.P and M.A.Y.A, (2 copies of same issue), 1980
- EL CENTRO HISPANO, Dayton, OH, Bulletin #1, 5 pgs double sided, 1980
- EL ESTUDIANTE, Ohio State University, 13 issues, 1979 – 1980
- El GRILLO, Mexican American curriculum, Toledo, OH, Dec 1973
- EL SOL, Cleveland, OH, Issue No #8, Feb 1974
- FOR YOUR HEALTH, Vol. 11, No 3, Washington, DC, Nov 1972
- HISPANOS EN MARCHA, Chicago, IL , 3 issues, 1976 – 1978
- HISPANOTICIAS, Hispanic Caucus of the American Association for Higher Education (CA), Winter 1993
- ILAS (Institute of Latin American Studies) Newsletter, Austin, TX, Jan – Feb 1976
- LA CARA DE ACCION (4 issues) & PALABRA (1 issue), University of CA, Riverside, 1977 – 1980
- LA CARTA INFORMATIVA, Champaign, Urbana, IL (3 issues), 1979 - 1980
- LA RED, The Net, Nat’ Chicano Research Network, University of MI, (5 issues), 1979, 1981, 1982
- LA VOZ, Toledo, OH (5 copies), 1979 – 1980
- MEXICAN NEWSLETTER, Mexico (5 copies - with 2 copies of 2/29/1976), 1975 – 1976
- MIDWEST VOTER REGISTRATION EDUCATION PROJECT, Columbus, OH, (1 issue) 1987
- NPRC (National Puerto Rican Coalition), Washington, DC, 3 issues, 1986 – 1987
- VIEWPOINT, Foundation for Change, NY, NY , issues #4 & #5, 1972 – 1973
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