Author Archives: Chicano/a Research Collection, Arizona State University Libraries

“Rights, Solidarity, Justice” : 2013 LAWCHA Conference in NYC

I am just returning from the Labor and Working Class History Association’s Annual Conference in New York City hosted at the CUNY School of Worker Education. It was an amazing opportunity to not only promote the collection, but gain insight on what labor history means today, what are the current academic debates, themes, and interests […]

Mine! Tucson newspaper from 1970s

Found this gem in a most unlikely place: the Arizona Carpenters Union series we are currently processing in the Arizona AFL-CIO Collection.

Researchers Play Important Role in Processing Grant Materials

Last Thursday, the CLIR team met with Dr. Laura Munoz, Associate Professor of ¬†History at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, during her visit to the Arizona State University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections. She came to research the Alianza Hispano Americana Records of the Chicano/a Research Collection, now available for the first time fully processed. Dr. […]

AFL-CIO Collection Rich in Information and Not Limited to the Organization

We’ve really hit the ground running with the Arizona AFL-CIO Collection. Since the arrival of our last box from off-site storage, we’ve processed about half the collection. That might be a record speed for us, but it’s also thanks to the great organization of the AFL-CIO files. True, like all of our previous collections, there […]

ASU Libraries’ Hidden Treasures features the Alianza Hispano Americana

From the video description: In this episode Project Archivist Xaviera Flores meets with Chicano/a Research Collection Curator Nancy Godoy and introduces us to a very special collection that is available to the public for the first time: the Alianza Hispano Americana Records Collection. Alianza Hispano Americana was established in 1894 and was the first Mexican […]

Human Rights Day: December 10, 2012

Today is Human Rights Day. It’s a day to celebrate your voice, your right. Today reminds me that while name of this project is Labor Rights are Civil Rights, let us not forget that civil rights are also human rights. The struggles Chicanos and Latinos fought for in the labor force in Arizona history were […]

Alianza Materials Restored: Before and After

As some of you might recall, back in February we came across various items in the Alianza Hispano Americana Records collection (MSS-322) that were in need of preservation. Well we sent them off to a conservation center to have professionals analyze their condition and report back to us recommendations on how to proceed. After we […]

Another Missing Link Found

SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc. Participant Flow Chart In my last post, I went on about the complexities of the SER organization and how the discovery of the organizational charts and arranging the materials in depth gave me a clearer picture of how the organization truly functioned. Well today I discovered another missing piece of the […]

CLIR Grant, Year II

The 2013 school semester has started, and students are back on campus. Our own students are back on a regular schedule, assisting me in processing the collections. This semester we will be working on two collections, with two goals: ¬†finishing up the SER/Jobs for Progress Inc. Records and starting the AFL-CIO Records. Previously, our limited […]

Society of American Archivists Conference, San Diego, CA

This past week we (Nancy and I) traveled to San Diego for the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference which this year was hosted in San Diego, CA at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel. The week of research forums, round table meetings, networking, professional development, new education and collaboration ended for us with me […]