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Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection, 1942-1955

Collection Overview

Title: Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Collection, 1942-1955

ID: URB/SCMAM

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

Extent: 1.7 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 01/23/1981

Languages: English [eng], Spanish;Castilian [spa]

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.

Administrative Information

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.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Articles of Incorporation: notarized papers, 1945 December 19Save to your list.
Folder 2: By-laws and ConstitutionSave to your list.
Folder 3: By-laws of Supreme Council, 1945Save to your list.
Folder 4: Constitution, 1945Save to your list.
Folder 5: Constitution: revisedSave to your list.
Folder 6: Constitution: subordinate councils, 1945Save to your list.
Folder 7: Conventions: programs, flyers, October 1942-1949Save to your list.
Folder 8: Correspondence: Cano, Angelo, April 1942-June 1950Save to your list.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Coronel, Paul, April 1944-December 1949Save to your list.
Folder 10: Correspondence: general, March 1942-January 1946Save to your list.
Folder 11: Correspondence: Valadez, Gualberto, April 1945-November 1949Save to your list.
Folder 12: EmblemsSave to your list.
Folder 13: Expenditures: bills, reports, April 1945-June 1950Save to your list.
Folder 14: Forms: membership, notification, replySave to your list.
Folder 15: FORWARD: policy notesSave to your list.
Folder 16: Handbooks: manuals, July 1944Save to your list.
Folder 17: Incorporation: proceedings, official minute book, October 1945-January 1946Save to your list.
Folder 18: Institute of Ethnic Affairs: minority problems, ca. 1940Save to your list.
Folder 19: Membership: applications, 1949Save to your list.
Folder 20: Membership Lists: Anaheim, 1946Save to your list.
Folder 21: Membership Lists: Board of Directors, 1949Save to your list.
Folder 22: Membership Lists: Los Angeles, 1949Save to your list.
Folder 23: Membership Lists: Pasadena, 1949Save to your list.
Folder 24: Membership Lists: unidentified councils, 1946, 1949Save to your list.
Folder 25: Minutes: meetings, 1944-1945Save to your list.
Folder 26: Newspaper clippings: general, 1944-1955Save to your list.
Folder 27: Newsletters: bulletins, January 1945, 1949Save to your list.
Folder 28: Notes: generalSave to your list.
Folder 29: Publications: brochures; newsletters, ca. 1940-ca. 1950Save to your list.
Folder 30: Reports: committees, 1945-1950Save to your list.
Folder 31: Reports: local councils, 1945, 1949Save to your list.
Folder 32: Reports: presidential, 1945-1950Save to your list.
Folder 33: Reports: vice-presidential, 1945-1949Save to your list.
Folder 34: Social Events: announcements, flyers, April 1945, January 1946Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: FORWARD: newspaper, 1945 October 28Save to your list.
Folder 2: FORWARD: newspaper, 1947 May 8Save to your list.
Folder 3: FORWARD: newspaper, 1949 February 24Save to your list.
Folder 4: FORWARD: newspaper, 1949 Mar 14Save to your list.
Folder 5: Photo - Supreme Council of the Mexican American Movement, 1949Save to your list.