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At a Glance
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.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2015.2016.M150: Source of acquisition--Chicanx Caucus. Method of acquisition--gift.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
Records processed JKW June 2016.
2020-05-07 EAD finding aid (JKW)
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. .