CSRC Wins First Diversity Award from the Society of American Archivists
The Chicano Studies Research Center is the first recipient of the Society of American Archivists' Diversity Award, "which recognizes an individual, group, or institution for outstanding contributions to advancing diversity within the archives profession, SAA, or the archival record." According to the SAA, "For more than 40 years, the CSRC has been at the forefront of collecting and providing access to archival material reflecting the rich history of the Chicano population in the Los Angeles and Southern California area. The Chicano Studies Research Center’s significant achievements in activism, education, outreach, publication, and service on pressing issues facing the Chicano and Latino communities are truly exemplary."
CSRC Director Chon A. Noriega and CSRC Librarian Lizette Guerra accepted the award August 10, 2012, at a reception held at the 76th annual SAA conference in San Diego.
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