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University of Northern Colorado, César Chávez Cultural Center records

 Collection — SharedBox: RG009.S9-S10
Identifier: RG009-S028

Collection Scope and Contents

The César Chávez Cultural Center, originally the named the Hispanic Cultural Center, was founded in 1985 as a place to support Hispanic students at UNC. Additionally, the Center honored Chicano figures while advocating for the larger Latinx community. Collection includes clippings, César Chávez Day materials, and other event flyers. Additionally, the Center gathered binders of departmental standards, Cumbres bilingual education program materials, and other University of Northern Colorado services. Collection also includes Latinx-produced newsletters, including legislative reports, education initiatives, and the University of Northern Colorado’s student-published Hispanic Horizons.


  • 1954 - 2011
  • Majority of material found within 1983 - 2011

Conditions Governing Access

Box# 16.14 005 contains social security numbers and is restricted. The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department for further information.

Organizational History

On January 26, 1984, the final draft of the Hispanic Task Force created by the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees on January 10, 1983, was presented to the Board. The Board decided to implement the recommendation that UNC provide a Hispanic Cultural Center. Its mission was to increase Hispanic student recruitment and retention and to enhance cultural appreciation within UNC and the greater community. The Hispanic Cultural Center opened September 3, 1985, at 1410 20th Street. Directors of the Hispanic Cultural Center included: Dr. Frank J. Lucero, 1985-1991; Dr. Alicia Chavez, Mid-August, 1991-January 10, 1992; Joseph Michael "Mike" Salazar, 1992-1995; Vicki Leal-Larsen, July 1995-[1998?]; Silvana Carlos, [1998?-June 1999]; Scott VanLoo, 2000-; Dr. Priscilla Falcon; Erick Rennaker Trish Escobar; Charlene Hernandez, - [June 2000].


8 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials



The César Chávez Cultural center was founded in 1985 as a place to support Hispanic students at UNC. Collection includes clippings, event flyers, policy manuals, and newsletters.

Acquisition Information

Accession 16.14 transferred from the César Chávez Cultural Center in 2016.

Variant Identifier Number

The former identifier number for this material was RG009-S009-F2. It was changed in January 2018 during the RG collection management project for the purpose of consistent identifier numbers and to create a distinct collection for the UNC César Chávez Cultural Center materials.

Minimally Processed
Shirley Soenksen, updated by Lisa Hartman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Original finding aid created in 1994. Revised and retyped in 2015. Updated to conform to DACS in 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639