This guide is designed to help you navigate Special Collections and Archival resources in the area of Chicanx and Latinx Studies. These collections were first created over 30 years ago, through the hard work and passion of Diana Rivera, Librarian Emeritus, in building a Chicanx/Latinx collection that could represent and preserve the rich histories of Latinx people in the Midwest. The strengths of this collection lies within the archival records of Michigan activists, posters, political buttons, and ephemera. Please feel free to contact me via email for any questions or assistance. You may also use the Schedule Appointment feature to sign up for a virtual research consultation.
Check out MSU's Chicano/Latino Studies page for more information regarding the program's courses and sponsored events.
The Julian Samora Research Institute. Their mission is to generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest and across the nation. You can visit their website for more information on programs and events offered.
University Archives and Historical Collections of Michigan State University. More than 160 years of MSU history can be explored, including original letters and diaries, photographs, and oral histories.
The library webpage looks pretty much the same, but the backend has changed. Here are some links to help you find what you need:
EDS FAQs: Look here first if you run into a problem! These are continually being updated as issues surface and are solved.
Two Minute Tips:These videos are made by the Teaching and Learning department at the library. They're all useful, but these are particularly useful for navigating the new system: