The Chicano Collection / Colección Chicana Records (1978-2007) document the transfer of the Chicano Collection from the Centro de Estudios Chicanos to San Diego State
University’s Love Library. The bulk of the materials date from 1978-1979. Arranged alphabetically, the collection includes
correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, and reports.
The Chicano Collection/ Colección Chicana was first established in 1978, when a collection of nearly 17,000 items was transferred
from the Centro de Estudios Chicanos to Love Library, both at San Diego State University (SDSU). This transfer occurred through
the efforts of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Director Gus Chavez, with support from the Mexican American Studies faculty
and Chicano students. Chavez appealed to Library Administration to transfer the materials from the Centro de Estudios Chicanos
because of funding and space constraints.
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.