We're an archival repository that takes tremendous pride in preserving Chicano/a and Mexican American history in Arizona and the Southwest. Since 1970, the Chicano/a Research Collection has compiled a distinguished collection of manuscripts, photographs, books, newspapers, and ephemera.
Today, we continue to acquire primary and secondary sources that complement the instructional and research needs of the ASU community and the general public. If you have any material you would like to donate, please contact Nancy Liliana Godoy (Curator and Librarian of Chicano/a Research Collection).
Take a look at our Collection Development Policy below!
Hours & Location
In order to view the Chicano/a Research Collection, please come to
Hayden Library, Luhrs Reading Room, 4th Floor.
Monday - Friday: 9 AM-6 PM
Saturday: By Appointment Only
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1970 - The Chicano Studies Collection was established in response to the academic needs of ASU Chicano/a students and faculty. At first, the collection consisted of a circulating book collection that reflected the current philosophy of the Chicano Movement. This generation of Chicanos/as wanted recognition of Mexican American history, culture, language, tradition, heritage and ethnicity.
1985 - The Chicano Studies Collection became a part of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. This department also included the Arizona Collection, the University Archives, the Benedict Visual Literacy Collection, Special Collections, Child Drama Collection, and the Labriola Collection.
1989 - The Chicano Studies Collection was renamed the Chicano/a Research Collection.