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League of United Latin American Citizens, Council #8026/206, Carlsbad, N.M. Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-757-BC

Scope and Content

Carlsbad LULAC Board of Directors (Ursulo Castillo far right and Refugia Castillo far left). Box 2, Folder 9.

This collection contains administrative materials from the Carlsbad, state, regional, and national LULAC. This collection contains documentation of state and national conventions, meetings, membership rosters, financial reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, certificates of merit, brochures advertising fundraising events, and reports concerning the civil rights of Hispanics. The collection also contains information from LULAC National Educational Services Centers (LNESC). Material with a national focus includes news clippings, articles, and reports concerning LULAC’s work to ensure Hispanic civil rights. The collection is arranged in five series:

Carlsbad materials include board meeting notes, reports and agendas, correspondence, and information on local events and fundraisers. In addition, local educational initiatives such as Student of the Month programs and scholarships are included. LULAC fiesta materials (including photographs) related specifically to Carlsbad, NM and the Carlsbad chapter of LULAC are also included.

State materials largely consist of State Convention programs and the state resolutions resulting from the annual state meetings.

Regional materials include New Mexico and Texas agendas and programs. Also included are newsletters from various area LULAC councils.

National materials consist of correspondence regarding national LULAC initiatives and issues. This series also contains materials and programs from national conventions, board meetings, and special meetings, as well as an assortment of correspondence from board members, and national politicians. Issue-related materials primarily focus on discrimination, the elderly, civil rights, education, immigration, and Puerto Rican self-determination.

Publications consist of an assortment of regional and national publications, and national position papers.

Dates

  • 1966-2001

Language of Materials

English Spanish

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 8026/206: LULAC Council 8026/206 in Carlsbad, New Mexico has been concerned with improvement of the social, political, and economic status of the Hispanics of the Carlsbad, New Mexico area. The organization has focused on issues such as education, legal reform, citizenship, and the extension of civil and political rights to Hispanics. Carlsbad LULAC has maintained a steady level of activity. LULAC activities include: scholarships for college bound students, funding for high school special events, civic activities such as fund raising for student scholarships and activities, "Student of the Month" awards, and an annual 16 de septiembre Fiesta.

Ursulo Castillo: This collection of LULAC documents was gathered by Ursulo A. Castillo, who was active in the Carlsbad Council of LULAC from 1996-1999. He also served as the National Vice President for the Elderly from 1989-1999, and was also responsible for coordinating the activities for the LULAC fiestas. A former principal at a Carlsbad public school, Castillo was concerned and involved with education. During his tenure as an active LULAC member, he wrote letters to New Mexico Senators and Congressmen/women asking for support on issues pertaining to discrimination, civil rights, and immigration. Castillo intensely defended the rights of elderly Hispanics, was actively involved with LULAC National Educational Services Centers (LNESC), and worked toward the right of self-determination for the Puerto Rico Chapter.

Extent

7 boxes (7 cu. ft.)

Abstract

This collection contains records of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Carlsbad chapter. Materials relate to local, regional and national LULAC activities and policies. This collection documents LULAC's involvement with immigrant rights, education, and issues concerning the elderly. The collection was amassed by Ursulo Castillo.

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. 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. League of United Latin American Citizens, Council #8003, Silver City, N.M. Records Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico. Frank I. Sanchez papers Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico.

Processing Information

The collection was originally called "Ursulo Castillo League of United Latin American Citizens Papers. The original collection was merged with a larger addition in 2008, and the title of the collection became "League of United Latin American Citizens, Council #8026/206, Carlsbad, N.M. Records."
Title
Finding Aid of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Council #8026/206, Carlsbad, N.M. Records, 1966-2001
Status
For Approval
Author
Natalie Sedore; Addition processed and original collection integrated into addition by Annette M. Rodriguez
Date
©2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English
Sponsor
Funding provided in part by: University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies, Dr. Tobias Duran, Director

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