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1993 UCLA Hunger Strike

Resources and collections related to the 1993 Hunger Strike

How to Use the Archives

How can I find out what archival collections the library has?

  • Archival collections are also cataloged through the UCLA Library; however if you want to look at the finding aid for a collection at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library, check out the Online Archives 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 Chicano Studies Research Center Library.

What is a finding aid?

  • "Finding aids, also known as finding guides, registers, or inventories, are tools created by archivist to help you navigate archival and manuscript collections. A finding aid describes and details the organization and contents of a collection." -SDSU Library, 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. 

How do I make an archival request?

  • Please fill out an Archival Research Application specifying what collections and boxes you would like to request. It can take 24–48 hours for materials to arrive at the library, but we will send you a confirmation email when your materials arrive and you can come view the materials. For assistance, please contact the CSRC Librarian.

Online Archive of California

The OAC is a free resource that offers access to more than 20,000 finding aids, or detailed descriptions of primary resource collections, from more than 200 institutions throughout California. The collections on OAC come from libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies and museums throughout California. This online resource can be used to browse, locate resources or view selected items digitally, with more than 220,000 digital images and documents available. Finding aids, also known as collection guides, allow you to understand the content of a collection and determine whether it is useful for your research needs. These guides also allow you to locate individual objects, learn background or historical information, how to view or access materials, know about copyright and permissions related to the collection, or how to contact a librarian or archivist at the institution. The OAC can be used to do keyword searches to locate any other materials that may be related to the 1993 hunger strike.

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