The CSRC presents a community partner award to MALDEF, a Day of the Dead community altar in the CSRC library, a conference exploring new research on history of California's missions, research grant and fellowship opportunities, and more in this month's newsletter!
Join us for a book presentation and conversation for the award-winning The Aztlán Mexican Studies Reader, 1974–2016. The presentation will include author and UCLA Medal recipient John Rechy, musicians Aldo Acuña and Rolando "Roco" Ortega, CSRC associate director Charlene Villaseñor Black, and contributors Audrey Harris, Juanita Heredia, Sandra Ruiz, and Ariel Tumbaga. The presentation will be moderated by editor Héctor Calderón, professor of Spanish and Portuguese. 
This two-day conference will explore the history of California’s missions with the goal of promoting new research that incorporates the voices of Native, Mexican, and Mexican American people into the history of California and the United States.
The Strachwitz Frontera Collection is the largest repository of commercially produced Mexican and Mexican American vernacular recordings in existence. It contains more than 160,000 individual recordings. Many are rare, and some are one of a kind.
The CSRC is happy to announce the launch of our blog, the CSRC Post! The blog will highlight recent CSRC activities including research projects, archival collections, publications, and more. A new blog entry will be featured each month, with original content written by CSRC researchers, and community members.
Since its founding in 1969, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) has played a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population, which is now the largest minority group in the United States. Our research mission is supported by five distinct components: a library with special collections archive, an academic press, collaborative research projects, public programs and community-based partnerships, and a competitive grants and fellowships program. The CSRC has received recognition from its peers and the community, including:
  • Award for Excellence in Diversity, College Art Association (2019)
  • Editor/Publisher Award, Before Columbus Foundation (2019)
  • Diversity Award, Society of American Archivists (2012)


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