01/AR0813 Guide to the Raza Chronicles: Latino History at UNT Collection Raza Chronicles, The Finding Aid Authors: Lisa Brown and Laurel Alexander.

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Guide to the Raza Chronicles: Latino History at UNT Collection University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Raza Chronicles: Latino History at UNT Collection 01/AR0813 1.00 Spanish;Castilian English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Wilis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: http://libiow.library.unt.edu/Archon321
This collection contains DVDs of oral histories, lectures, and of events during the Raíces: History of Raza at UNT held as part of Hispanic Heritage month in September of 2012. In addition, it contains research notes about Latino students, groups, and faculty from UNT, and photographs of UNT Latino groups used for the Raza exhibit held in Special Collections.
Administrative History:

In 2011 and 2012 Dr. Gloria Contreras, a UNT Education professor and the first Vice President for Diversity, and Dr. Roberto Calderon, a UNT History faculty member, conducted 14 oral histories with Latino UNT alums in preparation for the September 2012 symposium Raíces: History of Raza at UNT. Contreras performed further research on Latino students in UNT yearbooks and emails.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

donation

Accruals:

2014-46

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Raza Chronicles: Latino History at UNT Collection, University of North Texas Libraries Special Collections

Related Materials:

The Gloria Contrares Collection has more information on Hispanic students and groups at UNT, in addition to her professional papers: findingaids.library.unt.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=659

The digital exihibit of Raíces: History of Raza at UNT can be viewed here: http://exhibits.library.unt.edu/raices

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Collection is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault. Advance notice for use is preferred. Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.

Collection contains DVDs. Some interviews are only available in a digital format.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is divided into four series: oral histories, lectures, and events, research files, and photographs. The oral histories, lectures, and event DVDs and their associated transcripts are organized alphabetically. The research files are arranged primarily in their original order as received from donor, but are also broken down into wide themes, such as research for the Raza symposium and exihibit, the Pen Pals/Discover College Life Project, and information on Raza collections at other institutions.

Scope and Contents

The Raza Chronicles: Latino History at UNT collection, (“la raza,” literally translated as “the race,” is a term that has varied meanings, but is used in this case to demonstrate ethnic or racial pride in Hispanic heritage) contains research notes, photographs and oral history interviews conducted in 2011 and 2012 for events held during Hispanic Heritage Month in September of 2012.  UNT Hispanic Heritage Month events documented include the Raíces: History of Raza at UNT Symposium and a companion exhibit in the UNT Library’s Special Collections Reading Room.  The Raza Chronicles collection represents the perspective of Latino students attending UNT from 1948 – 2012 and documents the growth of the Hispanic student population at UNT and the growing activism and importance of campus groups, like MASA (Mexican American Student Organization), ALAS (Association of Latin American Students), and HSHE (Hispanic Students for Higher Education).  In addition, the collection includes information on the formation of campus chapters of Latina based national sororities, such as Chi Upsilon Sigma and Sigma Lambda Gamma. Information about other programs relevant to North Texas Latinos include the Pen Pals/Discover College Life project (a mentoring program through Dolores Huerta Elementary School in Ft. Worth) and other institutions’ efforts to promote and preserve Hispanic heritage.

Detailed List of Contents id106150 Interviews id130534 1 642811 id106135 1 1 Brenda Barrio August 18, 2011 Scope and Contents

Contains a transcription of an oral history by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón of Brenda Barrio, past president of ALAS. Discussion includes her experience as a Latina educator and in ALAS.

id106136 1 2 Israel Reyes September 24, 2011 Scope and Contents

Contains a transcription of an oral history by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón of Israel Reyes, past president of ALAS. Discussion includes his experience of other Latino student organizations, education, and how leadership has affected him in his professional life.

id106137 1 3 Nimia Amaya October 1, 2011 Scope and Contents

Contains a transcription of an oral history by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón of Nimia Amaya, the last president of ALAS, her experience as a native Mexican becoming a U.S. citizen, as a Latina journalist, in education, and in the ALAS organization.

id106138 1 4 Jorge Becerra October 15, 2011 Scope and Contents

Contains a transcription of an oral history by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón with Jorge Becerra, past vice president of ALAS and president of OLAS. Discussion includes his experience with the two organizations, events held, societal views of Hispanics, and what leadership means to him now as a Hispanic in the professional field as the North Texas Field Activation Specialist for Miller Coors Brewing Company.

id106139 1 5 Dr. Enedelia Sauceda November 14, 2011 Scope and Contents

Contains a transcription of an oral history by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón of Dr. Endelia Sauceda, past vice-president of ALAS. Discusses her experience as a Latina and minority at UNT and Oklahoma State University and what issues she deals with now as a professional in the psychology field.

id106140 1 6 José Romero October 22, 2011 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD interview and transcription of interview with José Romero by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón.

id106141 1 7 Felix Mata November 5, 2011 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD and transcription of an oral history by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón of Felix Mata, past president of HSHE. Discussion includes his experience as a Latino, his Japanese background, and how his experiences in mariachi, DJ, and in student organizations affect him today as U.S. Chief Probation Officer of Hawaii.

id106142 1 8 Dr. William Gregory Sawyer & Dr. Rita Gloria Sawyer December 23, 2011 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD and transcription of an oral history by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón of Drs. William Gregory and Rita Gloria Sawyer. Gregory was a past advisor of MASO and PBSO student organizations, as well as a participant in the Minority Caucus and past Hall Director and employee of Intercultural Affairs. Rita Gloria Sawyer was a past member of MASO. Discussion includes the era when they were at UNT and events that occurred and how being a minority has affected their education and professional careers.

id106143 1 9 Eva Peña Ribota February 18, 2012 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD interview and transcription of the interview with Eva Peña Ribota by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón.

id106144 1 10 José de la Rocha March 7, 2012 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD interview and transcription of interview with José de la Rocha by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón.

id106145 1 11 Dr. Isabella Piña-Hinojosa & Dr. Blas Daniel Hinojosa March 26, 2012 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD interview and transcription of the interview of Dr. Isabella Piña-Hinojosa & Dr. Blas Daniel Hinojosa by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón.

id106146 1 12 Melissa Ybarra-Jiminez July 19, 2012 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD interview and transcription of the interview with Melissa Ybarra-Jiminez by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón.

id106149 1 13 Dr. Noé Flores & Ramon Ruiz August 11, 2012 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD interview and transcription of the interview with Dr. Noé Flores and Ramon Ruiz by Dr. Gloria Contreras and Dr. Roberto R. Calderón.

id106151 Lectures and Events id130535 1 642811 id106147 1 14 Dr. Priscilla Solis Ybarra November 11, 2011 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD and transcription of a lecture given by Dr. Priscilla Solis Ybarra, covering the environmental history of Mexican-Americans and a discussion of the novel, Who Would Have Thought It? by Maria Ruiz de Burton.

id106148 1 15 Dr. Valerie Martinez-Ebers October 28, 2011 Scope and Contents

Contains a transcription of a political science lecture given by Dr. Valerie Martinez-Ebers on research of Latino and Latina persons and the relationship of pan-ethnicity with identification of nationality.

id106155 1 16 "Librotra Ficante" Solidarity Speak Out March 12, 2012 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD of a filmed solidarity speak out discussion titled "Librotra Ficante."

id121711 1 17 UNT LULAC: DREAM Vigil February 24, 2012 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD of the filmed event, DREAM Vigil put on by UNT's LULAC organization

id106152 1 18 UNT Mueve: 500 Crosses Vigil February 23, 2012 Scope and Contents

Contains DVD of the filmed event, 500 Crosses Vigil put on by UNT's Mueve organization.

id121709 Research Files id130536 1 642811 id121843 1 19 Raza Research Files [1 of 5] 1948-2012 id121844 1 20 Raza Research Files [2 of 5] 1948-2012 id121845 1 21 Raza Research Files [3 of 5] 1948-2012 id121846 1 22 Raza Research Files [4 of 5] 1948-2012 id121847 1 23 Raza Research Files [5 of 5] 1948-2012 id121848 1 24 Pen Pals Project and Discover College Life Project [1 of 3] 1990-2013 id121849 1 25 Pen Pals Project and Discover College Life Project [2 of 3] 1990-2013 id121850 1 26 Pen Pals Project and Discover College Life Project [3 of 3] 1990-2013 id121851 1 27 Latino Groups at UNT 1993-2004 id121852 1 28 UNT Latino Functions and Issues 2010-2012 id121853 1 29 Ráices Symposium September 21, 2012 id121854 1 30 Latinos in the 21st Century - 16th Annual Conference October 14, 2005 id121855 1 31 Hispanic Heritage School Museum 2005-2010 id122121 1 32 La Raza at Other Institutions 2010-2011 id121710 Photographs id130537 1 642811 id122122 1 33 Photographs and Negatives 1990s-2000s id122216 1 34 Born Digital Photographs [1 0f 2] Scope and Contents

Special Collections owns digital photographs related to this collection and is in the process of uploading these to the digital library.

id122591 1 35 Born Digital Photographs [2 of 2] Scope and Contents

Contains 35 photos titled “Bienvenidas a UNT” Home of Dr. Gloria Contreras, Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Photos by Roberto R. Calderon. Special Collections owns digital photographs related to this collection and is in the process of uploading these to the digital library.