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The records consist of conference materials documenting the Yale Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), African American Studies, the Black Student Alliance at Yale, and a study documenting conferences on AIDS and HIV infections.
Although La Casa Cultural currently resides at 301 Crown St., the Chicano Students association was originally located in the same building as the Asian American Students Association. The shared space that would be known as the Chicano and Asian American Cultural Center was finally established in 1981. This collection contains information on the foundation of the AASA and the acquisition of the Center space.
The most extensively documented topics within this record unit include academics, admissions, athletics, alumni activities, operating budgets, development and capital campaigning, donations and grants, personnel policy, buildings and grounds, governance, university committees and councils, and issues directly related to student life. Series III, Folders 7-8 contain Brewster's administrative records for the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan.
Translation, by J. D. DeHuff, of the true copy of the report of the committee appointed to examine the case of Fray Juan Francisco Padilla of Isleta, New Mexico, whose body had reportedly appeared above ground several times. The document describes the exhumation procedure and its results, and also contains the testimony of several individuals who claimed to have witnessed the earlier appearances, and notes that the investigation was completed on April 25, 1895.
1949, [microform]. A transcript of Henry Bruere’s oral history interviews. Bruere discusses New York politics (1904-1917), the origins and development of the Bureau of Municipal Research, U.S.-Mexican relations in 1916, banking from 1926-1933, and national politics under Franklin D. Roosevelt. Forms part of Columbia University Oral History Collection (Part One).
1911-1917. Charles N. Murphy joined the U.S. Army in May 1898 and served in the Phillippines early in his career. By 1911 he had attained the rank of Captain in the 13th U.S. Infantry. From 1911 to 1917 he was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas; the Presidio in San Francisco; and the Pacific Theater. He served in Yuma, Arizona on border duty during the Mexican conflict.
Six of the letters, 1921-1923, accompany or are appended to sections of the story; these mostly concern his experiences in writing, his life in Santa Ysabel, and family news. Six earlier letters, 1908-1919, describe his experiences in the West, including discussion of a prospecting trip in the Colorado Desert, a cattle drive in Arizona, ranch life, and relations between Americans and Mexicans. Two letters enclose poems by Beresford, titled "Prospecting,"and "The Herd’s Mad Race."