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Chicano/a Research Collection (CRC): Welcome - Bienvenidos

A great source for Chicano/a and Mexican American history!


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Nancy Godoy

Special Announcement

Dear community members,

Hayden Library, the home of the Chicano/a Research Collection (CRC) the past 48 years, is temporarily closing for renovations. As of January 8, a portion of the CRC was moved to Music Library (ASU Tempe Campus) but the whole collection is still accessible. To request materials, please contact our Archivist Nancy (Nancy.Godoy@asu.edu or 480-965-2594). Please request materials at least 3 business days prior to your visit. Appointments will be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9am-6pm.

 For renovation updates, please visit lib.asu.edu/Hayden50

Thank you for your patience and interest in Chican@ Latin@ history!

Who are we? ¿Quien somos?

We're an archival repository that preserves Chicano/a and Mexican American history in Arizona and the Southwest. Since 1970, we've 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.

Somos un depósito de archivos que preserva la historia del Chicano/a y del Méxicoamericano en Arizona y el Suroeste. Desde 1970, hemos compilado una distinguida colección de recursos primarios y secundarios que complementan las necesidades de enseñanza y investigación de la comunidad de ASU y el público en general.

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What Do We Collect? ¿Qué coleccionamos?

  • Personal Records: Material that documents an individual’s life and achievements. (e.g. Diaries, Correspondence, Oral Histories)
  • Family Records: Material that documents a family’s history and roots in Arizona and the Southwest. (e.g. Genealogy Records, Family Artifacts, Photographs)
  • Organization Records: Material that documents an organizations history and their work with a community. (e.g. Meeting Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records)
  • Published Material: Material that focuses on Chicano/a and Mexican history and culture. (e.g. Rare Books, Newspapers, Recordings)

  • Registros Personales: Material que documenta la vida y logros de un individuo. (e.g. Diarios, Correspondencia, Historias Orales)
  • Registros Familiares: Material que documenta la historia y las raíces de una familia en Arizona y el suroeste. (e.g. Registros de Genealogía, Artefactos Familiares, Fotografías)
  • Registros de Organización: Material que documenta la historia de las organizaciones y su trabajo con la comunidad. (e.g. Actas de la Reunión, Correspondencia, Registros Financieros)
  • Material Publicado: Material que se concentra en la historia y cultura de Chicano/a y Mexico. (e.g. Libros Raros, Prensa, Grabaciones)

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Our Latino Genealogy & Preservation of Family Archives Workshops were showcased on  Arizona PBS - Horizonte.

The Chicano/a Research Collection was highlighted in an episode of SU VIDA (Cox 7). Our segment starts at the 6:36 minute mark.

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