Columbia University Archives

Chicanx Caucus Records, 2001-2014

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0218
Bib ID 11916301 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Chicanx Caucus
Title Chicanx Caucus Records, 2001-2014
Physical Description 6.58 linear feet (2 OS Flat box containing scrapbooks and 3 posters and 1 poster in UA Mapcase Drawer 3); 77.8 Megabytes
Language(s) English , Spanish; Castilian .

This collection is located onsite.

Digital files can only be viewed in the reading room at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library on a specially configured laptop. Please reserve a laptop by selecting the checkbox in the container list.



Material is arranged in 3 series.



The collection consists of scrapbooks, posters,digital photographs, and meeting minutes documenting the activities of the ChicanX Caucus between 2001-2016.

  • Series I: Scrapbooks, 2000-2015

    This series contains scrapbooks created by the members of ChicanX Caucus documenting the activities of this student group in particular years.

  • Series II: Posters, 2011-2012

    This series contains copies of "We are Dreamers" posters created by the ChicanX Caucus for their Dreamer campaign in 2011-2012.

  • Series III: Digital Content, 2008-2016

    This series primarily contains digital photographs and meeting minutes/notes. This set of electronic files is only available in the Reading Room on a laptop where researchers can keyword search, browse, and view the records. Please reserve a laptop by selecting the checkbox.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located onsite.

Digital files can only be viewed in the reading room at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library on a specially configured laptop. Please reserve a laptop by selecting the checkbox in the container list.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Chicanx Caucus Records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Records processed JKW June 2016.

Revision Description

2020-05-07 EAD finding aid (JKW)

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Digital Images Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Posters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
College students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Student activities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note


Chicanx Caucus of Columbia University was founded in 1977 and in more than 30 years of existence is one of the most active organizations and one of the oldest Latino organizations on campus.

Chicanx Caucus seeks to provide its members who self-identify as Chicanx, Mexican, or Mexican-American with an environment that will help them fulfill their educationalal goals, promote their cultural consciousness, and help them become active in serving the needs of their community. The goals of this organization in achieving this mission statement shall be: To inform Chicanos from every region of the United States about higher educational opportunities.

Particular emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of an education at Columbia, and at other east coast universities, encouraging them to apply, and assisting them in the application process. To initiate and participate in activities that foster inter-group relations, interaction among the Chicanx Caucus, the Columbia Community, the New York and east coast Chicanx, Mexican, and Mexican-American community. To contribute through our active participation to the general well-being of Latinos, and towards the proper resolution of the problems facing these analogous people. .