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Eduardo Hernández-Chávez and Ysaura Bernal-Enríquez papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-805-BC

Scope and Content

Recuerda a Cesar Chavez March, 2006 (Box 1 Folder 6)

The Eduardo Hernández-Chávez and Ysaura Bernal-Enríquez Papers contain clippings, correspondence, subject files, photographic materials, and other materials generated or collected by Hernández-Chávez and Bernal-Enríquez in the course of their community work. The collection is arranged in subject order.

Of particular interest are the files about César Chávez, including those that document the activities of the Recuerda A César Chávez Committee, which was formed in 1993 after the passing of César Chávez. The Committee sought to educate the media and the people of Albuquerque, New Mexico about Chávez’ contributions. Their efforts included renaming a street and naming a new community center in Albuquerque in honor of Chávez. In addition, the group worked to erect a statue in Albuquerque (“Llaves for Chávez") in memorial and lobbied for a César Chávez holiday in the State. The committee remains in existence today.

Eduardo Hernández-Chávez and Ysaura Bernal-Enríquez founded New Mexicans Against Proposition 187 to combat the “ripple effect" of anti-immigrant and English-Only legislation coming to New Mexico from California, after the passage of Proposition 187 in California (1995). The related papers document their efforts, including a major rally held on Feb 5, 1996, and a publication written by Hernández-Chávez and Bernal-Enríquez titled “Stop Prop 187: A Resource Manual for Organizers." This resource manual was requested by organizers for use in many other states.

Other files document community struggles Hernández-Chávez and Bernal-Enríquez worked with including the New Mexico Land Grant Forum, protests against two radio hosts in El Cenizo, Texas, the No on NAFTA organizing efforts, the Movimiento para la Liberación Nacional Mexicana (MLNM), Albuquerque Border City Project (ABC), Alliance for Immigrant Rights, and the Córdova sisters lawsuit against the Vaughn Municipal School District.

Dates

  • 1982-2006

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 publications or distribution.

Biography / History

Eduardo Hernandez Chavez and Ysaura Bernal-Enríquez at 2006 Cesar Chavez Day, Albuquerque, NM (Box 1 Folder 6)

Eduardo Hernández-Chávez is retired from the University of New Mexico as the Director of the Chicano Studies Department and from the Department of Linguistics, where he served as and Associate Professor. Ysaura Bernal-Enríquez received her PhD from the University of New Mexico in 2002 in the Division of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies. She has published and taught about bilingualism and Spanish language maintenance. She is currently teaching at California State University Stanislaus.

Extent

1 box (1 cu. ft.)

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of community activists and educators Eduardo Hernández-Chávez and Ysaura Bernal-Enríquez, formerly of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The correspondence, notes, news clippings, flyers, photographs, and other materials papers document their community organizing efforts in New Mexico, as leaders of the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee and the New Mexicans Against Proposition 187, as well as their work on other issues of concern to the greater Chicano/Mexicano community.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject

Related Archival Material

Córdova v. Vaughn Municipal School District Papers. Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico. Irene I. Blea papers. Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico. Gloria Montoya Chavez papers. Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico. University of New Mexico faculty involved in the Chicano Movement Oral History Collection. Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico. Recuerda a César Chávez Committee records. Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico. Francine Cronshaw Collection Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico
Title
Finding Aid of the Eduardo Hernández-Chávez and Ysaura Bernal-Enríquez papers, 1982-2006
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
A. Rodriguez
Date
© 2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
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 Durán, 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