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21st Century Community Outreach and Collection Development: ASU Chicano/a Research Collection


Abstract Mexicans and Mexican Americans have resided in Arizona since the early 16th century. Their history, however, is severely under-documented in the state’s archival repositories. As of 2012, this community is represented in a mere 1-2% of the state’s known archival holdings, and 98% of such documentation is held at Arizona State University’s Chicano/a Research Collection (CRC). This article provides a historical review of the CRC’s establishment in 1970 and how its founding Curator, Dr. Christine Marín, transformed a small circulating book collection into Arizona’s largest repository for Mexican American history. It goes on to examine how the CRC’s sitting Archivist is using social media in tandem with a community-based workshop, bilingual pro... (more)
Created Date 2017-01-27
Contributor Godoy-Powell, Nancy L. (Author) / Dunham, Elizabeth G. (Author)
Subject Mexican American / Chicano / Chicana / Arizona / Archives / Activism / Labor
Series JOURNAL OF WESTERN ARCHIVES
Type Text
Language English
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Citation Godoy-Powell, Nancy L. and Dunham, Elizabeth G. (2017). 21st Century Community Outreach and Collection Development: ASU Chicano/a Research Collection, Journal of Western Archives 8:1. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives/vol8/iss1/4
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