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League of United Latin American Citizens, Council #8003, Silver City, N.M. Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-749-BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains reports concerning the civil rights of Hispanics, resumes for winners of the educator, man, and woman of the year awards, announcements of scholarships for local high school and college students, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and certificates of merit. Also included are brochures advertising fundraising events.

Dates

  • 1981-2000

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.

Background Information

LULAC: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is concerned with improvement of the social, political, and economic status of Hispanics in the United States. Their main focuses have been on education and legal reform, citizenship, and the extension of civil and political rights to Hispanics. With approximately 115,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. LULAC was founded in 1929 in Corpus Christi, Texas as a grassroots collective against discrimination, segregation, and racial violence. LULAC "advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide." New Mexico was the second state to form a LULAC council, and since then, councils have been formed in many towns throughout New Mexico. Source: LULAC Website

LULAC Council 8003 in Silver City, New Mexico was officially chartered on December 5, 1981. The organization has been concerned with improvement of the social, political, and economic status of the Hispanics of Grant County. The organization has focused on issues such as education, legal reform, citizenship, and the extension of civil and political rights to Hispanics. Silver City LULAC has maintained a steady level of activity spanning almost forty years. LULAC activities include: scholarships for college bound students, civic activities such as fund raising for the annual fireworks display, enchilada suppers and bingo nights, "Student of the Month" and "Educator of the Year" awards, and an annual coronation ball.

Extent

1 box (.5 cu. ft.)

Abstract

LULAC Council #8003 in Silver City, New Mexico, was chartered in 1966. The organization has been concerned with improvement of the social, political, and economic status of the Hispanics of Grant County. The organization has focused on issues such as education, legal reform, citizenship, and the extension of civil and political rights to Hispanics.

Related Archival Material

Ray Armenta League of United Latin American Citizens papers. Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico Connie Martinez League of United Latin American Citizens papers. Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens, Council #8026/206, Carlsbad, N.M. Records. Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico Joseph W. Trujillo League of United Latin American Citizens papers. Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico Refugia Castillo League of United Latin American Citizens papers. Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico Maximo Martinez League of United Latin American Citizens papers. Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico Frank I. Sanchez papers. Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico

General

Contact Information

  1. University of New Mexico
  2. MSC05 3020, 1, University of New Mexico
  3. Center for Southwest Research
  4. Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  5. Phone: 505-277-7173
  6. Fax:
  7. Email: cswrref@unm.edu
  8. URL: http://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr

General

Title
Finding Aid of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Council #8003, Silver City, N.M. Records, 1981-2000
Status
For Approval
Author
Processed by Lucy Grinnell
Date
©2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • 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