The Benson Latin American Collection

Antonia I. Castañeda Papers, circa 1990s

Preliminary Inventory

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Castañeda, Antonia I.
Title: Antonia I. Castañeda Papers
Dates: circa 1990s
Abstract: This collection contains various papers and materials relating to Antonia I. Castañeda.
Accession No.: 2015-15
Extent: 40 linear feet
Language: English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Antonia I. Castañeda was born in Crystal City, Texas, to farmworker parents and raised in the Yakima Valley in Washington State. Antonia was the first in her family to attend a university, going on to earn a Bachelor's, a Master's, and a Ph.D. Alongside professors Deena Gonzalez and Emma Perez, Antonia Castañeda is credited with giving birth to Chincana Studies and with founding MALCS, an organization of Chicano scholars who address academic and community-based issues. She has advocated for an intersectional approach to race, class, gender, and sexuality in the study of American history and politics, as she has researched and written about indigenous and Chincana women's history. Antonia's work also extends to community based activism with groups such as Eperanza, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Westside Preservation Alliance and the Latin@ Arts Coalition, among others.

Scope and Contents Note

This is a preliminary inventory only, and additions are ongoing. The collection is currently unprocessed, but is available to researchers in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Antonia I. Castañeda
San Antonio (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Antonia I. Castañeda Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information



Further materials are expected for this collection.

Box and Folder Inventory

1-39 Papers and materials relating to Antonia I. Castañeda's work, circa 1990s
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