Chicano History Mural, 1970. Artists: Eduardo Carrillo, Sergio Hernandez, Ramses Noriega, and Saul Solache. © UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
The CSRC emerged amid social protests against profound disparities in educational access for the Mexican-descent population in the United States. It was originally named the Mexican American Cultural Center (1969–71). The name was changed to the Chicano Studies Center in 1971 and then to the current Chicano Studies Research Center in 1980. The CSRC is one of four ethnic studies centers established at UCLA in 1969 that are now part of the Institute of American Cultures (IAC), which reports to the Office of the Chancellor at UCLA. The other centers include the Asian American Studies Center, the American Indian Studies Center, and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.
The CSRC Library is one of the longest-running and largest repositories of its kind.
It is the last stand-alone research library for Chicana/o Studies out of all the University of California campuses.
It is one of ten library units on campus, outside of the main UCLA Library--and one of fourteen affiliated groups with an associated library.
This guide is here to help students navigate all the services the Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) Library has to offer, plus provides information about other Chicano/Latino-related resources to help students with their research on Chicano/Latino-related subject matters.
Things to know before getting started:
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