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Descriptive Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Administrative Records, 1973-1989

Personnel Files, 1982-1990

Internal Finances, 1976-1991

Tax Records, 1973-1990

Project Proposals, 1977-1992

Program Development, 1982-1989

Educational Materials, 1979-1991

Correspondence, 1973-1998

Audiovisual Materials, 1972-1999

The Benson Latin American Collection

Chicana Research and Learning Center Records, 1973-1999



Descriptive Summary

Creator Chicana Research and Learning Center
Title Chicana Research and Learning Center Records
Dates: 1973-1999
Abstract The Chicana Research and Learning Center was an organization aimed to alleviate social and educational barriers facing Hispanic women in the United States. The collection includes the financial and administrative records, educational materials, correspondence, and audiovisual materials documenting the functions of the organization.
OCLC Record No.
Extent 7 linear feet
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative History

The Chicana Research and Learning Center (CRLC) was conceptualized in 1972 and fully operational by 1974. It was a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation that dealt directly with issues such as underemployment, poverty, and low educational achievement in the Hispanic women’s community. The CRLC provided community-oriented training and development activities for Hispanic women of all ages and also worked with various community and academic groups to facilitate the development of programs to benefit the Hispanic women’s community.

Federal funding was initially given to the organization from the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1972. These funds were allocated to meet the research needs for Chicanas on a national level. The CRLC was incorporated as a non-profit entity in 1973, and in 1974, the organizational structure and administrative personnel was appointed.

The CRLC was administered by Martha Cotera, Executive Director, and Adelle Freyman, Chairperson. The administrative staff included Mary Jo Galindo and Irene Dominguez. Throughout the organization’s existence, the CRLC maintained a center of operations in Austin, Texas.

Within the institute there were four initial program areas developed to help overcome issues that women in the Hispanic community faced. These programs were “Research,” “Clearinghouse,” “Technical Assistance,” and “Publishing.”

The “Research” program was designed as a two-pronged approach to dealing with these barriers. First, the program collected historical data and secondly, collected hard data concerning the status of Hispanic women, both socially and educationally. The CRLC used the collected historical information about Hispanic women to promote their presence by publishing booklets in Chicana studies and distributing information packets to community groups.

The “Clearinghouse” program sought to create a data bank of names, addresses, and areas of expertise for Hispanic women throughout the state of Texas in order to create a resource center for information dissemination into the Hispanic community. The program entitled “Technical Assistance” was aimed at providing information and resources to programmatic efforts for Hispanic women that sought to create educational conferences, provide fundraising and other resources, develop program activities, and disseminate information. The last major program, “Publishing Activities,” published women’s material geared towards the Hispanic community, in addition to creating nationwide networks with programs who could utilize the CRLC’s resources.

In addition to these four program areas, the CRLC enlisted trainers to assist Hispanic women with their communication skills and how to cope with cultural differences. Training in areas such as assertiveness, motivational support and bilingual-bicultural skills were provided based upon the manuals developed internally.

The CRLC is no longer operational and there is no clear date of dissolution. However, this collection contains paper records dated to 1994, and audiovisual material to 1999.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of nine series: Administrative Records, Personnel Files, Internal Finances, Tax Records, Project Proposals, Program Development, Educational Materials, Correspondence and Audiovisual Materials. Within these series, the folders are in alphabetical order.

The first series,   Administrative Records consists of documents related to the organizational structure of the CRLC, charters and bylaws, board minutes and activities, and office equipment. Series two,   Personnel Files contains both personnel records and payroll information related to the organization and its employees.

  Internal Finances, series three, exclusively pertains to information relevant to bookkeeping and accounting. The organization’s expenditures, receipts, bank information and accounts, as well as information about funding are in this series. IRS tax receipts and summaries, as well as the initial 501 c-3 application for the CRLC are located in the fourth series,   Tax Records.

The fifth series,   Project Proposals contains various proposals for projects referred to throughout the collection.   Program Development, series six, covers a wide range of activities such as fund raising, partnership development, and publishing information. All of the material in this series documents programs designed to assist Hispanic women in utilizing resources and to help them develop their own programs to overcome barriers in their communities.

Series seven,   Educational Materials pertains to one of the original program areas that the CRLC developed in order to confront educational and social problems Hispanic women face within their community. This series contains records that reflect the development and execution of educational workshops and classes, such as Doña Doormat and the Stay in School project.

The eighth series,   Correspondence, consists of letters sent and received by members of the organization. It also contains memorandums and other mailouts and correspondence related to frundraising.

  Audiovisual Material, series nine, is divided into the following subseries: Photographic Slides, Broadcast Master Tapes, VHS Tapes, Film Reels, Cassette Tapes, and Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes. The subseries are based on format. The audiovisual material has not been digitized and in some cases is in poor condition. In order to request access to these items, please contact the Benson Latin American archivist for more information.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Chicana Research and Learning Center Records are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Subjects (Persons)
Cotera, Martha
Subjects (Organizations)
Chicana Research and Learning Center--Archives
Subjects
Mexican American Business and Professional Women of Austin
Mexican American Youth Organization
Mexican American women
Raza Unida Party (Tex.)
Education, Bilingual--United States
University of Texas at Austin. Longhorn Radio Network

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Related Material

Additional materials relating to the Chicana Research and Learning Center can be found in the following collections: the Martha Cotera Papers, Raza Unida Party Records, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) Records. The listed collection(s) can be found at the Benson Latin American Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Chicana Research and Learning Center Records, 1972-1999, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Administrative Records, 1973-1989

box folder
1 1 Annual Report, 1988-1989
2 Articles of Incorporation, 1973
3 Board of Directors List, 1981-1982
4 Board Minutes to 1988, 1988
5 Capabilities, 1982
6 Charter and Bylaws, 1973-1982
7 Equipment Gestetner, 1986-1989
8 Founding Proposal for CRLC, 1973
9 General Administrative Material, undated
10 Order Forms, undated
11 Project Development of Training Models - Quarterly Report, undated
12 Promotion - Abstracts, 1974
13 Promotion - Capability Statement, 1974
14 Promotion - Concept Paper, 1974
15 Promotion - Contacts, 1974
16 Trustee Legal Liability, 1988

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Personnel Files, 1982-1990

box folder
1 17 Mary Jo Galindo, 1987-1988
18 Payroll, 1985-1987
19 Payroll, 1986
20 Resumes, 1982
21 SER Jobs for Progress, 1989
22 SER Jobs for Progress, 1990
23 SER Jobs for Progress Summer Youth, undated
24 Social Security Inquiries, 1989-1990
25 St. Edward’s, undated
26 Timesheets, 1988
27 Timesheets, 1989

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Internal Finances, 1976-1991

box folder
1 28 Bank Information, 1981- 1987
29 Banknotes Paid 1988, 1987- 1988
box folder
2 1 Bills Paid, 1988
2 Chart of Accounts, undated
3 Expenditures, 1988
4 Financial Statements, 1983
5 Funding Sources, 1989
6 Fundraisers, 1990
7 Mileage for Reimbursement, 1987-1988
8 Projects - Chicana Art Show, 1976
9 Receipts, 1987-1988
10 Texas Commerce Bank, 1991
11 Travel, 1989

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Tax Records, 1973-1990

box folder
2 12 501 c-3 Application and Background, 1973-1983
12 501 c-3 Application and Background, 1973-1983
13 IRS 940, IRS 941, IRS 1096, 1989
14 IRS 940, IRS 941, IRS 1096, 1990
15 IRS 941, 1981-1986
16 IRS 941, 1982-1984
17 IRS 941, 1985
18 IRS 941, 1987
19 IRS 941, 1988
20 IRS 941, 1990
21 IRS 990, 1985
22 IRS 990, 1986
23 IRS 1096, IRS 1099, 1981

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Project Proposals, 1977-1992

box folder
2 30 A Multicultural Women's Sourcebook, 1977
31 Community Exchange Fund, 1988-1989
32 Encyclopedia Project National Endowment for the Humanities, 1985
33 Grant Proposals Prior to 1987, 1981-1983
34 Hispanic Database Women's Educational Equity Act, 1985
box folder
3 1 Los Artistas del Pueblo-Texas Committee for the Humanities, 1984
2 Mexican American Women's Curriculum Project-Women's Educational Equity Act, 1980
3 Multicultural Women's Resource Center-Women's Educational Equity Act, 1977
4 Multicultural Women's Sourcebook, 1988
5 Migrant's Rights, 1992
6 Project Discovery Teen Dropouts, 1986
7 Proyecto Superación, 1989
8 Superación Mujer, 1987
9 Texas Committee for the Humanities, 1981
10 Training Young Hispanic Women, 1983
11 Women's Educational Equity Act, 1989
12 Women's Educational Equity Act, 1991-1992
box folder
4 1 Youth Training, 1988

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Program Development, 1982-1989

box folder
4 2 Permissions for Publication, 1982
3 Printing Bids-Doña Doormat, 1988
4 Printing Bids-hardback binding-Ellis Bindery, undated
5 Project-Encyclopedia Research, undated
6 Projects-Training Young Hispanic Women Ages 12-18, undated
7 Women's Educational Equity Act-Request for Payment, 1986
8 Women's Educational Equity Act-Request for Payment, 1988
9 Women's Educational Equity Act-Request for Payment, 1988-1989
10 Women's Educational Equity Act-Review Process, 1987-1988

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Educational Materials, 1979-1991

box folder
4 11 Brochures, 1979-1982
12 Book Orders, 1979-1985
13 Colores y Visiones, 1988-1991
14 Photo Permissions, 1987-1989
15 Products-Stay in School Manual, undated
16 Development Period of Oral History and Archival Collection, undated
17 Encylopedia Program Description, undated
18 Skills Workshop, 1981
19 Stay in School Project, 1987
box folder
5 1 Training-Adult Women, 1982
2 Training-Assertiveness Handout, 1981
3 Training-Doña Doormat, 1987
4 Training-English Handouts, 1987
5 Training-High School, undated
6 Wind Grass Song, undated
7 Youth Training Women's Educational Equity Act-Final Report, 1987-1988

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Correspondence, 1973-1998

box folder
5 8 Correspondence, 1973-1987
9 Correspondence after January, 1988
10 Memorandums, 1973-1987
11 Forms (stationery etc.), 1981
12 Fundraising, 1989
13 Karen Getchell, undated
14 Mailouts, 1990

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Audiovisual Materials, 1972-1999

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6 VHS Tapes, 1990-1999
1 Anthony Vigil, undated
2 Culture Clash "The Best of Culture Clash," VHS National Television Systems Dub, 1997
3 Dennis N. Valdes, undated
4 Dr. Alfredo Gonzalez, undated
5 Dr. Charles V. Willie and Dr. José Cuellar, College of San Mateo and Dr. Locos Rockin Jalepeño Band, 1990-1991
6 El Maya Trailer a 35mm Feature Film, Producciones Eciplses, by Francisco y Jose Rodriguez, 1999
7 Hispanic Dropout Followup #4, American Time Bomb, undated
8 Latino Voting Behavior, Roots of War, undated
9 Lorena Ochoz, undated
10 Mario C. Compean, Patrick Jensen and Troy Kinney, undated
11 Narciso Aleman, undated
12 National Council of La Raza Panel - Developing a City Wide Latino Agenda, 1994
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7 Photographic Slides, 1981
1 Art Slides, 1981
2 Art Slides, 1981
Broadcast Master Tapes, 1988-1989
3 Charlie Sector, Gwen Zucker, window dub, master tracks 4 and 5, one pass, 1988
4 Charlie Sector, two passes, window dub, master track 5, 1988
5 Heritage:Colores y Visiones, Tape 11. S.Lara's Biology and Physics Class Exams. Crystal City High School, 1989
6 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 12. Assembly Intro, Band, Jose Angel. Crystal City High School, 1989
7 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 13. Assembly Jose Angel, Audience Cutaways, Band, Diana Cerna. Crystal City High School, 1989
8 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 14. Assembly, Student Present Awards, S.Lara, Rob Alonzo, People Cutaways, Stage Band, Alma Mater Chit Chat. Crystal City High School, 1989
9 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 15. Assembly, chit chat, Laura Trevino, Jerry Gurman, student interviews. Crystal City High School, 1989
10 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 16. Crystal City Exteriors, 1989
11 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 17. Crystal City Exteriors, 1989
12 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 18. Crystal City High School yearbook, S.A. Reunion, 1989
13 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 19. Crystal City High School Yearbook Photos, Jose Angel Gutierrez, 1989
14 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 20. Jose Angel Gutierrez, S.A. Reunion, 1989
15 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 21. End Gutierrez Interview, Pachanga, 1989
16 Heritage: Colores y Visiones, Tape 23. Activist reunion, S.A., end Pachanga, E.S. reunion sign In, B-roll, Angela De Hoyos, 1989
17 Heritage: Crystal City, Tape 32. Benson Latin American Collection Archives, undated
18 Heritage: Crystal City, Tape 33. Benson Latin American Collection Archives, Crystal City High School yearbook, undated
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8 Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes, 1989
1 Tape #1 Juan and Martha Cotera, Mercedes, 19 Feb, 1989
2 Tape #2 Juan and Martha Cotera, Mercedes, 19 Feb, 1989
3 Tape #3 Juan and Martha Cotera, Mercedes, 19 Feb, 1989
4 Tape #4 Juan and Martha Cotera, Mercedes, 19 Feb, 1989
Film Reels, 1987-1989
5 Chicana Colores/Visiones Roll #11 Can 1 of 2, 1989
6 Chicana Colores/Visiones Roll #8, 9, 10, 12, 13, Can 2 of 2, 1989
7 Chicana Research No. Reels - 2, 4, 7, 1989
8 Raza Unida Party Project Film 1, Sharon Wintte, undated
9 Raza Unida Party Film 3, 1988
10 Raza Unida Party Film, Lee, 1988
11 Raza Unida Party Film, Mag 3, 1989
12 Raza Unida Party Film R7, 1989
13 Raza Unida Party Project, Chicana Research and Learning Center Photos, 1987
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9 Cassette Tapes, 1973-1982
1 Amarillo, 21 Nov, Tape #1 of 3, 1981
2 Ast. Trainers, 4 Feb, 4th Meeting, 1982
3 Becky, 12 Oct, 1st Class, Teenage girls, Summary of class, 1981
4 CBW, 30 Aug, #1 and 2, 1982
5 CBW, C + F, Part 1, 1982
6 Crystal City ISD, School Board Meeting, 29 Mar, 1973
6 /Raza Unida Party Rally, 1 Apr, Apr #1, 1973
7 Crystal City, TX, KBEN, Independent Party, 28 Mar, Mar #12, 1973
8 Crystal City, TX, KBEN March-April Election, 1973
10 Crystal City, TX, Independent Rally, 5 Apr 1973, Apr #4, 1973
11 DM, undated
12 Del Rio, Tape 3, undated
13 Exhibit II, undated
14 International Conference, Iverna Tompkins, Tape 7, 1983
15 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, 21 Feb, Feb #6, 1973
16 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, 28 Feb, Feb #8, 1973
17 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, 7 Mar, Mar #9, 1973
18 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, Introduction to Teachers, 10 Mar, Mar #3, 1973
19 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, 14 Mar, Mar #10, 1973
20 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, 21 Mar, Mar #5, 1973
21 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, 28 Mar, Mar #11, 1973
22 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, 11 Apr, Apr #5, 1973
23 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, 18 Apr 1973, Apr #6, 1973
24 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, Navarro, 25 Apr, Apr #7, A, 1973
25 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, Navarro, 25 Apr, Apr #7, B, 1973
26 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, Music, 2 May, May #2, 1973
26 /Jose Angel Gutierrez Class USA talk, 9 May, May #6, 1973
27 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, OYE, Chicano History Review, 7 May, May #3, 1973
28 Jose Angel Gutierrez Class, USA on tactics, 9 May, May #6, 1973
29 League of United Latin American Citizens-State Conference, 21 May, Communication Skills, 1982
30 Mexican American Business and Professional Women’s Association Conference, Margaret Gomez and Martha Cotera, 18 Sept, #1, 1981
31 Mexican American Business and Professional Women’s Association Conference, Martha C., Yolanda, Rosa, 18 Sept, #2, 1981
31 /Amalia, Cuaron, 1981
32 Mexican American Business and Professional Women’s Association, Cuaron, 18 Sept, #3, 1981
33 Mexican American Business and Professional Women’s Association CRLC, 1hr. Presentation on Ast.- La Envidia, 24 Jun, 1982
34 Maria H, undated
35 Methodist, 5 Mar, San Antonio, Tape 3, 1983
36 Midland Conference, Community Involvement and Goal Setting, 17 Sept, 1982
37 Midland Conference, Community Involvement and Goal Setting, 18 Sept, 1982
box folder
10 1 Migrant Questionnaire Review, 22 Mar, Mar #6, 1973
2 Migrant Questionnaire Review, 22 Mar, Mar #7, 1973
3 Migrant Questionnaire Review, 22 Mar, Mar #8, 1973
4 Monday Night Class, Ast. Tr., 5 Oct, 1st Class, #1 and 2, 1981
5 Monday Night Class, Ast. Tr., 5 Oct, 1st Class, # 3, 1981
6 Monday Night Class, Montopolis, 12 Oct, 2nd AST Class, 1981
7 Monday Night Class, Montopolis, 12 Oct, 2nd Class, 1981
8 Monday Night Class, Montopolis, 19 Oct, 3rd Class, #1 and 2, 1981
9 Monday Night Class, Montopolis, 19 Oct, 3rd Class, #3, 1981
10 Monday Night Class, Montopolis, 26 Oct, 4th Class, 1981
11 Monday Night Class, Montopolis, 2 Nov, 5th Class, 1981
12 Montopolis, 1 Mar, 2nd Meeting, 1982
13 OYE Show, 10 Feb, Feb #4, 1973
14 Raza Unida Party Rally, March, 1973
15 Raza Unida Party Rally, 1 Apr, Apr #2, 1973
16 Rural Organizing - Raza Unida Party, 1972
17 Rural Organizing - Raza Unida Party, 1972
17 /Lupe Anguiano, undated
18 Thursday Night Class, Ast. Tr., 1st Class, I of II, 1 Oct, 1981
19 Thursday Night Class, Ast. Tr., 1st Class, II of II, 1 Oct, 1981
20 Thursday Night Class, 28 Oct, 5th Class, #1 and 2, 1981
21 Thursday Night Class, 29 Oct, 5th Class, #3, 1981
22 Thursday Night Class, 5 Nov, #1, 1981
23 Thursday Night Class, 5 Nov, #2, 1981
24 Thursday Night Class, Montopolis, 16 Nov, 6th Class, 1981
25 15 minute TV program on set roles, undated

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