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Connie Martinez League of United Latin American Citizens papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-753-BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains documentation of state and national conventions, meetings, membership rosters, financial reports, and correspondence. The collection includes materials about LULAC's involvement in state and national politics. It also includes information from LULAC's National Educational Service Center in Albuquerque and information about LULAC's defense of bilingual education, dropout prevention initiatives, and opposition to school vouchers. Material with a national focus includes news clippings, articles, and reports concerning LULAC's work to ensure Hispanic civil rights and immigrant rights. Of particular interest are materials from regional LULAC councils that document their work to improve Hispanics" status in educational institutions and information about women's involvement in LULAC and the larger Hispanic community.

Dates

  • 1996-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1998-1999

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." 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

Connie Martinez Connie Martinez served as State director of New Mexico LULAC from 1996-2000.

Extent

3 boxes (2.23 cu. ft.)

Abstract

This collection contains both national and state organizational information, as well as substantial information about civil rights issues defended by LULAC.

Arrangement

3 series: New Mexico LULAC, Education Initiatives, National LULAC

Related Archival Material

League of United Latin American Citizens Council # 8003 (Silver City, N.M.) records Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico Ray Armenta 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 Refugia Castillo League of United Latin American Citizens papers. 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 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 Connie Martinez League of United Latin American Citizens papers, 1996-2001
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