This week at the archive we have photos of the students in Tucson Arizona fighting to keep Chicano/a studies programs. Presently the program and the books used in the programs are banned. This ban includes Shakespeares the Tempest. Since this ban, earlier this year, the teachers have entered into a lawsuit to fight for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

This month i have been sorting and filing the AFL-CIO photographs. I have found some very interesting photos along the lines of human rights and social justice. There are photos of several rallies, vigils and protests. I even found a very old photo of a group protesting for better working conditions in front of a grocery store in Ireland. For […]

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 […]

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 […]

SER not only provided job placement in agencies that cooperated with the Human Resources Department and other employment divisions of Maricopa County, but also provided training services and educational courses from basic math to writing to classes on how to interview for a job.

Since completing the USWA Records a few weeks ago, we have started on SER Jobs for Progress. We are sorting through the folders and finding a place for each of them. As of today, we are working on the Administration files of the organization and have found some interesting documents. Many of which are still […]

USWA Local 616 Records Finding Aid (English version)

The English version finding aid of the USWA Local 616 Records (MSS#334) is now available on Arizona Archives Online (AAO): 


There are several ways to see what archival holdings we have at ASU Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections. There is Arizona Archives Onilne (; searching the libraries’ catalog; and searching the Special Materials Index. You may ask: what is the Special Materials Index? Well, the Special Materials Index is an index of archival materials that […]