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Ray Armenta League of United Latin American Citizens papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-752-BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains administrative materials from both the national and New Mexico LULAC. New Mexico materials include documents and programs from State conventions, as well as meeting notes, membership rosters, correspondence, and financial reports. The collection also contains information from LULAC’s National Educational Service Center in Albuquerque and information about LULAC’s voter education drives. Material with a national focus includes news clippings, articles, and reports concerning LULAC’s work to ensure Hispanic civil rights, specifically relating to a campaign defending affirmative action.

Dates

  • 1984-1996
  • Majority of material found within (, 1994-1996)

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

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.” After the founding of the organization in Texas, New Mexico was the second state to form a chapter. Since that time, chapters have been formed in many towns throughout New Mexico. Source: LULAC Website

Extent

1 box (.26 cu. ft.)

Abstract

This collection contains information about both New Mexico and national LULAC activities between 1990 and 1996. Administrative files and information about civil rights campaigns championed by LULAC dominate the collection.

Related Archival Material

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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: 505-277-0214
  6. Fax:
  7. Email: cswrref@unm.edu
  8. URL: http://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr

General

Title
Finding Aid of the Ray Armenta League of United Latin American Citizens papers, 1984-1996
Status
For Approval
Author
Processed by Lucy Grinnell
Date
©2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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