A. Languages: English is the primary language of the collection. Works published in German, French and Italian are purchased when available in English or Spanish translation.
B. Chronological Guidelines: Materials from the early Spanish explorers of the sixteenth century to the present are acquired.
C. Geographical Guidelines: Inclusive of United States boundaries and the United States-Mexico borderlands. Titles pertaining to the experiences of Chicanos and Boricua's abroad will also be included.
D. Treatment of Subject: All materials dealing with any aspect of Chicanos and Puerto Ricans in the United States at any level are acquired. Exceptional juvenile titles may be included based on the importance of the author's standing in Chicano/Boricua Studies. Works which treat historical, social, cultural, and political aspects of Chicanos and Puerto Ricans in the U.S. are especially of interest. In particular, material dealing with Chicano/Boricua migrants, farm workers and Cesar Chavez, will be collected.
E. Types of Materials: In addition to the monographs and serials, the Libraries acquires conference proceedings on Chicano or Boricua issues, publications of Chicano and Latino research centers, reports of private or quasi-public agencies, publications of Chicano and Latino professional organizations and all types of audiovisual materials-sound recordings, videocassette, slides etc. (especially those unique and locally produced items) -posters, theses and dissertations, relevant government documents (especially state and federal), and ephemeral. Non-book materials/titles will be housed in the appropriate locations (audio-video in DMC, ephemera in SPC, etc.)
F. Date of Publication: Emphasis is on current works, but retrospective works are also acquired.
G. Duplicate copies will be given consideration based on title, cost, use and availability.
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