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University Archives & Special Collections

A guide to our collections, primary sources, and finding and accessing materials in UA&SC

Alfredo H. Zúñiga Research collection

The Alfredo H. Zúñiga Research collection is an ongoing collaborative project between University Archives & Special Collections and Chicana & Chicano Resource Center Librarian Barbara Miller. The collection aims to document the rich cultural heritage and activist history of the Chicano community in Southern California. 

A key component consists of materials from the Chicana & Chicano Resource Center (CRC) spanning its 1972 founding as the Mexico & Southwest Collection to the present. This includes over 500 audio-visual recordings of the Orange County Chicano community, local Chicano publications from the Chicano Movement era, and materials on the CRC's history.  

Other highlights are the Amin David papers (1996-2016) founder of Los Amigos of Orange County. The collection also contains Teatro Campesino/Teatro Cometa posters from a 1978 European tour and later U.S. events, as well as 47 tapes of interviews with Salvadoran labor and political leaders during the Salvadoran Civil War recorded from 1986 - 1988 donated by Ruth Capelle.

Alfredo H. Zúñiga Research collections

Chicana/o/x Resource Center collection

This collection preserves documents chronicling the founding and activities of the Chicana & Chicano Resource Center (CRC) from its origins in 1972 as the Mexico & Southwest Collection up to the present day. 

The CRC has an extensive collection of over 500 audio-visual recordings that document the Chicana/o Community in Orange County, California, as well as events of historical and cultural significance to the University. Additionally, the collection includes newspapers, books, journals, and magazines dating back to the beginnings of the Chicana/o Movement in Orange County. 

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