Agricultural laborers - California
Ambassadors - United States
Ancient Mediterranean Research Association
California, Southern - Religion - Periodicals
California State University, Northridge
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993
Education, Bilingual - California - Los Angeles
Galarza, Ernesto, 1905-1984
Haig, Alexander Meigs, 1924-2010
Los Angeles City School District
López Portillo, José
Mexican Americans - Education - California
Mexico - Relations - United States
Minorities - Education - California
Nava, Julian, 1927- - Archives
Seasonal Farm Laborers Program
United Farm Workers
United States. Embassy (Mexico)
The Julian Nava Collection documents Nava's wide personal and professional interests in education, Mexican American affairs, Latin American history and Chicano politics. The majority of the collection consists of conference papers, correspondence, court transcripts, fact sheets, minutes, newspaper clippings, press releases, reports, and rosters. The collection also contains appointment books, articles and pamphlets authored by Nava, bibliographies, materials from his Board of Education campaign, contractual agreements, magazines and newspapers, pamphlets, plaques, and royalty statements. The collection is divided into two main series: Personal Papers (1880-1980) and Ambassadorial Papers (1974-1989).
Series I, Personal Papers, is divided into ten subseries. Board of Education (1966-1979) contains campaign statements, election statistics, endorsement letters and lists, expenditures, and rosters of contributions. Material on Nava's maps, minutes, news clippings, opponents and press releases, reports and speeches, and surveys are included. Educational Issues (1959-1979) contains information collected by Nava on educational matters including Bicultural/Bilingual Education, the Chicana/o Studies Program, and educational textbooks. Ancient Mediterranean Research Association (AMRA) (1965-1979) consists of administrative papers, correspondence, publicity, and other materials related to AMRA. Many of these papers are from a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles against Nava and Maxine Asher for money lost by investing in the AMRA project. Subject Files (1929-1980) consists of printed materials of personal and professional interest collected by Nava. The series includes biographies of Mexican-Americans, by-laws, conference papers, correspondence, court transcripts, fact sheets, minutes, newspaper clippings and newsletters, press releases, reports and surveys. Writings (1957-1992) contains typescripts and completed articles by Nava. This includes book reviews, academic articles for peer reviewed journals, newspaper columns, conference papers, and speeches. Academic Materials (1953-1979) consists of items that are representative of Nava's academic projects such as bibliographies, memoranda, and notes. Personal (1945-1993) contains personal items of Nava, including correspondence, datebooks, personnel files from CSUN, and royalty statements. Academic Journals and Monographs (1948-1979) includes bound booklets, journals, magazines, newsletters, miscellaneous papers, reports, and pamphlets. Newspapers (1968-1977) consists of newspaper collections housed in oversized boxes. Also included in this series are some of the accompanying pieces of correspondence that arrived with the first issues of some of the newspapers. Non-Manuscript Material consists of 492 photographs, plaques awarded to Nava, and audio/video materials.
Series II, Ambassadorial Papers, is divided into five subseries. Correspondence (1974-1983) is further divided into Correspondence Received (1974-1983) and Correspondence Sent (1943, 1959-1983), and includes letters from such figures as President Jimmy Carter, Alexander Haig, Governors of Mexico, and Presidents of U.S. Corporations, as well as correspondence with the American Consul in Tijuana, the American Embassy in Tokyo, and the League of United Latin American Citizens. Subject Files (1979-1984) includes annual reports, booklets, brochures, memos, organizational meeting agendas and minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, and speeches. Personal Files (1979-1989) includes such documents as appointment announcements, a biography on Nava, congratulatory letters and family correspondence, daily calendar, letter notes, policy guidelines, presidential documents, and travel information and schedules. Patricia Nava is strictly related to Julian Nava's wife Patricia Nava. This subseries mainly contains correspondence, invitations and schedules, and newspaper clippings. The files are arranged in alphabetical order. Non-Manuscript Materials consists of one photo album, one oversize box of 2,385 photographs, one flat file folder, and one audio/visual box.