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Chicano Studies Research Center Library

Serving the UCLA and Chicano community since 1969

How to Use the Archives

Where can I find out what collections the library has?
  • UCLA Library Catalog
  • Online Archive of California (OAC). The OAC provides "free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses." That means you will not only find information about collections we have but also collections other affiliated institutions might have regarding your research topic. See a full list of the finding aids available for collections at the CSRC Library.
What is a finding aid?
  • Finding aids, also known as finding guides, registers, or inventories, are tools created by the archivist to help you navigate archival and manuscript collections. A finding aid describes and details the organization and contents of a collection. - SDSU Library, the definition from their helpful tutorial
Can I come to the library and see the archives right away?
  • No. All of our archival collections are stored off-site at the Southern Regional Library Facility. It can take up to two weeks to arrive.
How can I request materials?
  • Please fill out an Archival Research Application specifying what collections and boxes you would like to request.
  • Please note it can take 48-72 hours for us to place your request and respond to your application. Once a request is placed, it can take up to two weeks for materials to arrive. This is why we ask you in the application to request an appointment date at least two weeks in advance. If the materials arrive before the two weeks wait period, we will send you a confirmation email when your materials arrive and you can come to view the materials.

Need more help? Have more questions? Contact the CSRC Librarian, Xaviera Flores at floresx@ucla.edu

Collections List

  • Alba, Alicia Gaspar de, Collection of Maquiladora Murders Materials (C0109)
  • American GI Forum Records (C0115)
  • Anguiano, Lupe Papers (C0052)
  • Armando Duron Papers (C0076 (SRLF 78))
  • Artenstein Isaac Papers (C0086)
  • Bejarano, Guillermo Papers (C0019)
  • Beltramo, Anthony Collection (C0087)
  • Benitez, Tomas Collection (C0068)
  • Bronze Screen Productions Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino image in Hollywood cinema documentary film production materials (C0510)
  • Cane, Humberto, 1918-2000 Record collection (C0700)
  • Cantú, Norma E, 1947- MALCS papers (C0043)
  • CARA: Chicano Arts: Resistance and Affirmation Papers Volume II (C0011)
  • Carlos G Velez-Ibanez Sterilization Papers (C0020)
  • Carlos Haro Desegregation Records// Desegregation collection (C0056 (SRLF 11))
  • Castillo, Oscar, 1945- Papers (C0059)
  • Centro de Acción Social Autónoma y Hermandad General de Trabajadores Papers (C0028)
  • Charles Rozaire collection of sound recordings (C0089)
  • Chicano Studies Research Center Library Record Collection (C0005)
  • Church of the Epiphany (Los Angeles Calif) Chicano civil rights archive, (C0103)
  • Comisión Femenil de Los Angeles Papers (C0031)
  • Comision Femenil de Los Angeles III (C0065)
  • Comision Femenil de Los Angeles Records (C0030)
  • Cuadros Gil Collection (C0017)
  • Davis Grace Montañez, 1926- Papers (C0039 (SRLF 3))
  • De la Tierra, Tatiana Papers (C0124)
  • Donis Alex Collection (C0108)
  • Espino, Virigina, and Renee Tajima-Pena Collection of Sterilization Records (C0016)
  • Frente Mexicano de Trabajadores de la Cultura America en la Mira archive, (C0034)
  • Gamboa, Manazar, 1934?-2000 Michelle Kholos Brooks Collection of Manazar Gamboa papers (C0088)
  • Garza, Luis C Papers (C0142)
  • González, Rigoberto Papers (C0099)
  • Gonzalez, Pedro J Papers (C0060)
  • Griswold del Castillo, Richard Papers (C0066)
  • Gronk, 1954- Papers (C0095)
  • Guerrero, Dan Research collection (C0121)
  • Guillermo Hernandez Oral History Collection (C0007/13)
  • Gutierrez, Roberto, 1943- Collection (C0074)
  • Hernandez, Ester, 1944- Papers (C0047)
  • Hernandez, Kelly Lytle Collection of Border Patrol research papers (C0112)
  • Homeboy Industries Papers (C0024)
  • Humberto Cane Papers (C0012)
  • Hunger Strike for Chicano Studies Department Papers (C0001)
  • Hurtado, Aída Aída Hurtado Latino eligibility survey papers (C0150)
  • James Tartan Film Collection (C0004)
  • La Opinion Newspaper Records (C2015007)
  • Latino Theater Initiative Papers from the Center Theater Group, (C0041)
  • Legorreta, Robert, 1952- Fire of Life : the Robert Legorreta/Cyclona collection (C0500)
  • Leoni, Dennis E Resurrection Boulevard papers (C0057)
  • Luis M Meza Papers (C0040)
  • Magdalena Mora Scholarship papers (C0055)
  • Mark Santarelli and Linda Arreola Collection of Magú Materials  (C2016014)
  • Mendoza, Candelario, 1919-2008, Collection of sound recordings (C0062)
  • Mexican American Bar Association MABA papers (C0132)
  • Mexican Cultural Institute (Los Angeles Calif) Archive, (C0072)
  • Mexican Museum Papers (C0021)
  • Miller, Elaine K, 1937- Oral history collection (C0025)
  • Moore, Joan W Papers (C0096)
  • Morales Dionicio, 1918- Papers (C0092)
  • Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Records (C0051)
  • Muñoz, Ricardo, 1940- Papers (C0064)
  • National survey of people of Mexican descent in the United States (C0300)
  • Nava, Julian 1927- Papers (C0400)
  • Niggli, Josephina, 1910-1983, Book collection (C0037)
  • Ortiz, Joe, 1945- Papers and radio interviews (C0046)
  • Ortiz, Rafael Montanez Papers (C0200)
  • Parlee, Lorena, 1945-2006 Collection (C0085)
  • Patricia Correia Gallery Collection (C0130)
  • Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ (Teatros Nacionales de Aztlan) and CARA (Chicano Arts: Resistance and Affirmation) Collection (C0015)
  • Peter Rodriguez Mexican Museum of San Francisco Papers (C0035/36)
  • Plaza de la Raza (Los Angeles Calif) Archive, (C0063)
  • Popp, Elena Papers (C0048)
  • Rodriguez, Diane Collection of Latino Theater Initiative papers (C0117)
  • Ron Lopez Sleepy Lagoon Research Papers (C0006)
  • Ron W Lopez Papers (C0013)
  • Roybal, Edward Ross 1916-2005 Papers (C0107)
  • Sedano, Jose Luis Papers (C0053)
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (US) Collection (C0129)
  • Takash, Paule Cruz Papers (C0070)
  • Tobar, Héctor, 1963- Papers (C0152)
  • Torres Esteban 1930- Papers (C0125)
  • University of California, Los Angeles Chicano Studies Research Center Internal files (C0600)
  • University of California, Los Angeles Chicano Studies Research Center Press UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press - Aztlan Publications Papers (C0036)
  • University of California, Los Angeles Chicano Studies Research Center Women's Unit Papers (C0050)
  • University of California, Los Angeles Chicano Studies Research Center Zine collection (C0027)
  • University of California, Los Angeles Mexican American Survey Project Records (C0140)
  • Vásquez, Carlos 1944- Papers (C0044)
  • Vista en LA archive, (C0118)
  • VIVA Records (C0022)
  • Weber, Devra, Papers (C0061)