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Maximo Martinez League of United Latin American Citizens Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-760-BC

Scope and Content

Administration: This series contains planning documents, agendas, programs, resolutions, etc. from national and state conventions, and from national executive committee and board of directors' meetings. Included in this series are articles and news clippings about scandals and indignity within the LULAC administration, including documentation of the indictment of National LULAC President, José Velez. Administrative materials pertaining to LULAC's National Education Services Centers (LNESC) are also filed in this series, as is Maximo Martinez' general correspondence, notes, certificates, and documentation of his run for APS school board.

Topical: This series contains resource materials relating to civil rights, education, elderly, employment, healthcare, Puerto Rico, women, and youth.

Publications: Scattered issues of various LULAC and LULAC related publications comprise this series.

Dates

  • 1983-1997

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 conmpliance 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 chapter. Since that time, chapters/councils have been formed in many towns throughout New Mexico. Source: LULAC Website

Maximo Martinez: This collection was amassed by Maximo Martinez, who was active in LULAC at the national and at the state level. He served as National Vice President for the Elderly and National Vice President for Youth during the mid-nineties. In addition, Martinez served as secretary for the national organization and State Director for New Mexico LULAC. Martinez ran for Albuquerque Public Schools, District 7 Board of Directors in 1997.

Martinez was dedicated to issues concerning education and career development. He was involved with SER (Service, Employment, and Redevelopment), a nonprofit corporation established by LULAC in 1964 with the aim of placing participants into permanent unsubsidized and productive employment.

Extent

2 boxes (2 cu. ft.)

Abstract

This collection primarily contains administrative and topical materials relating to national and regional LULAC events and concerns during the time that Maximo Martinez was LULAC's Vice President for the Elderly, Vice President for Youth, and State Director for New Mexico.

Arrangement

3 series: Administrative, Topical, Publications

Related Archival Material

Ray Armenta League of United Latin American Citizens Records Center for Southwest Research. Univeristy of New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens Council # 8003, Silver City, N.M. Records Center for Southwest Research. Univeristy of New Mexico Connie Martinez League of United Latin American Citizens Records Center for Southwest Research. Univeristy of New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens, Council #8026/206, Carlsbad, N.M. Records Center for Southwest Research. Univeristy of New Mexico Refugia Castillo League of United Latin American Citizens Papers Center for Southwest Research. Univeristy of New Mexico Frank I. Sanchez Papers Center for Southwest Research. Univeristy of New Mexico Joseph W. Trujillo League of United Latin American Citizens Papers Center for Southwest Research. Univeristy 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 Maximo Martinez League of United Latin American Citizens Papers, 1983-1997
Status
Approved
Author
Processed by Natalie Sedore
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