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Carlos Espinosa Cansino collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-692-BC

Scope and Content

This small collection contains writings from and materials relating to Chicano activist Carlos Cansino. The materials include an autobiographical paper written by Cansino in 1999 for a graduate history course at UNM and an undated essay, "The Chicano Movement and Bilingual Education;" original and photocopies of flyers from Los Duranes Community Association, La Alianza Federal de las Mercedes (La Alianza Federal de Pueblos Libres); Vecinos United, press clippings either about Cansino or about Chicano activities in New Mexico during the 1960s; letters, petitions and grievances from Los Duranes Community Improvement Association in their struggle for community improvement and relating to Albuquerque Public Schools; and scattered issues of El Papel, El Barrio, and El Grito del Norte y El Papel, all published in Albuquerque, NM, 1967-1970. Materials in the collection are in English and Spanish.

Dates

  • 1966-2011 (bulk 1966-1970)

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

Carlos Espinosa Cansino is a Chicano activist originally from San Antonio, Texas who was elected president of the Los Duranes Community Improvement Association in the North Valley of Albuquerque. He served in the U.S. military and graduated from the University of Albuquerque with a degree in Education. He was involved with the American G.I. Forum, worked with Reies Lopez Tijerina and La Alianza Federal de las Mercedes, organized agricultural laborers in the Midwest and helped found the Chicano newspaper in Albuquerque, El Papel. In addition to his activism in New Mexico, Cansino lived, worked, and organized in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Texas. He died on March 18, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM.

Extent

1 box (.38 cu. ft.)

Abstract

This collection contains writings from and materials relating to the Chicano activist, Carlos Cansino. Cansino was active with the Los Duranes Community Improvement Association in Albuquerque and La Alianza Federal de Pueblos Libres, as well as Chicano organizing in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Texas.

Related Archival Material

Alianza Federal de Pueblos Libres collection Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico. Emma Moya collection on the History of Old Town Albuquerque and related Communities, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Joel Nossoff Chicano Movement Collection Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Elmer Martinez Collection Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

General

Contact Information

  1. Center for Southwest Research
  2. Zimmerman Library
  3. University of New Mexico
  4. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-1466
  5. Phone: 505-277-6451
  6. Fax: 505-277-0530
  7. Email: cswrref@unm.edu
  8. URL: http://www.unm.edu/~cswrref/

General

Processing Information

Small amounts of material were added in April 2005, April 2007, November 2008.

Issues of El Papel were removed from the collection for cataloguing into CSWR general collection, April 2013.
Title
Finding Aid of the Carlos Espinosa Cansino collection, 1966-2011 (bulk 1966-1970)
Status
Approved
Author
Processed by Dylan Miner
Date
©2002
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//University of New Mexico::Center for Southwest Research//TEXT (US::NmU::MSS 692 BC::Carlos Espinosa Cansino collection)//EN" "nmu1mss692sc.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451