Special Section Chicano Movement


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Click on thumbnailed documents to read them. There are two collections:

MEChA de UW Collection
Grape Boycott Bulletins from Special Collections Library, University of Washington

MEChA de UW Collection: These documents belong to Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/Chicano de Aztlan de University of Washington and may not be reproduced without permission. Many were collected by Jesus Rodriguez. Oscar Rosales Castaneda is principal editor of this page. Click to enlarge and read documents. Some are in .pdf format.

UW Brown Beret poster (1970)

UMAS founding proposal
for a Mexican American
Studies Program (1969)

UMAS Constitution (1968)

Letter from ASUW giving
UMAS official recognition
as an organization. (1968)

UMAS rap sheet (May 5, 1969)

UMAS rap sheet
 (May 27, 1969)

History of Mexican
American Studies (c. 1969)

Lessons learned from the
Counterrevolutionary Movement

MEChA constitution (c. 1971)

Pamphlet created by
El Teatro del Piojo (1971)

Outreach letter to incoming

Proposal for program in
Seattle’s Chicano community
(c. 1970)

Member rosters: Las Chicanas,
Brown Berets, MEChA Board
(c. 1972)

Member rosters: Chicano
Studies, Graduate &
Professional Student Senate
(GPSS), Teatro del Piojo (c. 1972)

UW Brown Berets & Seattle
Central Community College
MEChA (c. 1972)

Announcement from La Chispa

Draft of article on Grad
Students for the MEChA
Newsletter (1974)

MEChA press release (1975)

MEChA resolution (1975)

Notes on MEChA (c. 1974)

Semana de La Raza (1975)

Front page of proposal for
Semana de La Raza (c. 1970)

SCCC MEChA’s Chicano week

MEChA History written by
a member of MEChA’s
executive board (1987)

Flyer for the Coalition for Equal

Letter sent to Herman Lujan
from the Chicano Community

Newsletter from El Centro
de La Raza (early 1980s)

Principles of El Centro
de La Raza (early 1980s)

MEChA Newsletters:

UW MEChA Newsletter (1976)

“Batalla” UW MEChA
Newsletter (1976)

“El Jalapeno,” UW MEChA
Newsletter (1979)

“El Jalapeno,” UW MEChA
Newsletter (1979)

“El Jalapeno,” UW MEChA
Newsletter (1980)

UW MEChA Newsletter (1981


MEChA leaflet (2002)

Grape Boycott Bulletin, Special Collections, UW Library: The HUB Boycott Steering Committee produced at least seven "Boycott Bulletins" to keep students up to date on the progress of its grape boycott during Winter Quarter, 1969. The following copies have been culled from multiple sources in the manuscripts collections of the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Divisions. It is as close to a complete set of these rare newsletters that we have so far been able to bring together. For more information on the boycott, see Jeremy Simer's La Raza Comes to Campus.

Bulletin #1 January 30, 1969

Bulletin #2 January 31, 1969

Bulletin #3 February 3, 1969

Bulletin #4 February 4, 1969

Bulletin #5

Bulletin #7 February 7, 1969



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