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Recuerda a César Chávez Committee Records

Identifier: MSS-853-BC

Scope and Content

This single box documents the activities of the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee via meeting minutes, notes, news clippings, flyers, photographs, press releases, legislation, and the like. Significant resources went into organizing and advocating for Stadium Boulevard (Albuquerque) to be renamed Avenida César Chávez and making César Chávez' birthday a legal holiday. The Committee continues to advocate for labor rights and human rights legislation.


  • 1991-2003

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The collection is open for research.

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Limited duplication of CSWR material allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biography / History

The Recuerda a César Chávez Committee was formed in 1993, after the death of César Chávez. The Committee is comprised of students, educators, labor unions, community members, and religious organizations working together to honor César Chávez and to continue his work in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico. The group's mission is education and action in support of "la causa," the struggle for social justice for farm workers and other labor groups. Achievements include a grape ban on the University of New Mexico campus, renaming Stadium Blvd. (Albuquerque) to Avenida César Chávez, the inauguration of the César Chávez Community Center, "Llaves para Chávez" (the Committee collected keys to melt down into a memorial for César Chávez), annual proclamations commemorating Chávez' birthday from the Albuquerque City Council, Mayor's office, and Albuquerque Human Rights Office. The committee remains in existence today.


1 box (1 cu. ft.) plus 1 oversized folder


This collection contains records of the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee including planning activities to recognize and commemorate the life and work of labor activist, César Chávez.

Related Material

Eduardo Hernández-Chávez and Ysaura Bernal-Enríquez papers. Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico. Francine Cronshaw Collection Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Separated Material

Archival DVDs stored in B3.
Finding Aid of the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee records, 1991-2003
Natalie E. Sedore
© 2010
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131