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Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection

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Title: Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection, 1942-1955Save to your list.

ID: URB/SCMAM

Primary Creator: Mexican American Movement (U.S.). Supreme Council (1942-1950)

Extent: 1.7 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 01/23/1981

Subjects: Mexican American Movement (U.S.). Supreme Council, Mexican Americans, Mexican American students, YMCA of Los Angeles

Forms of Material: Paper records, Photographic material, Publications

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection documents the work of a group of young people to improve the social conditions and standing of Mexican Americans in the United States.The collection includes official records of the organization which detail the group's structure, purpose, and objectives. Correspondence found in the collection deals primarily with the problems of keeping the organization viable and active. Several editions of the newspaper, FORWARD, newsletters, minutes of meetings, and general business records are also included.

Biographical Note

The Supreme Council of the Mexican American movement had it roots within the Young Men's Christian Association. It was established in 1945, with the goal of improving social, educational, economic, and spiritual conditions among Mexican Americans and Mexican people living in the United States. These goals were to be accomplished by providing encouragement for further education and financial aid to college students, promoting good citizenship and good relations with non-Mexicans, and organizing local councils. Members were professionals, students, and civic-minded members of the community of both Mexican and Anglo backgrounds. The organization focused on education as a means of improving one's quality of life.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection documents the work of a group of young people to improve the social conditions and standing of Mexican Americans in the United States.The collection includes official records of the organization which detail the group's structure, purpose, and objectives. Correspondence found in the collection deals primarily with the problems of keeping the organization viable and active. Several editions of the newspaper, FORWARD, newsletters, minutes of meetings, and general business records are also included. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Subject/Index Terms

Mexican American Movement (U.S.). Supreme Council
Mexican Americans
Mexican American students
YMCA of Los Angeles

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Angelo Cano

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the Latina(o) Cultural Heritage Archives project. For more information please see https://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Related Materials:

Max Mont Collection

Julian Nava Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Michael Kohl and Hermenia Freemond

Finding Aid Revision History:

Ira Pemstein, 2002

Autumn Hayner, 2005

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012

Other Note: This collection was processed in part under a U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant.


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