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Processing Report: Benson Latin American Collection - Chicana Research and Learning Center Records

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Chicana Research and Learning Center
Records, Benson Latin American Collection
Amelia Parks, Marisa Mendez-Brady, Sarah Williams
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Martha Cotera
n  Born Jan. 17, 1939 in Nuevo
Casas Grandes, Chihuahua,
Mexico
n  Received B.A. from UT-El Paso,
M.Ed. from Juárez-Lincoln
University in Austin
n  Worked as librarian and
consultant
n  Activist with Raza Unida Party,
feminist movement, Mexican
American educational and
social agencies
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Chicana Research and Learning
Center
n  Conceptualized in 1972 and fully operational by 1974 in
Austin,TX
n  Dissolved in 1990s?
n  Non-profit dealing with underemployment, poverty, and low
educational achievement for Hispanic women
n  Programs developed for their community and for other
organizations to use
n  Austin Hispanic Directory
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The Collection
n  Arrived in 4 boxes
n  1 box of files, 2 boxes of A/V
materials, 1 box mixed
n  All papers were in labeled file
folders
n  Files appeared to be arranged
chronologically
n  No evidence of personal
papers, strictly institutional
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The Collection
n  Primarily financial and administrative records, materials
related to specific programs
n  Personnel files
n  Tax records
n  Grant proposals
n  Educational materials and handouts
n  Very little correspondence
n  Minimal preservation issues
n  Rusty staples, paperclips
n  Degraded rubberbands
n  Newspaper clippings
n  discoloration
Files
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The Collection
n  2 boxes of slides
n  4 reel-to-reels
n  9 film reels
n  12 VHS Tapes
n  16 Broadcast Master Tapes
n  62 Cassette Tapes
Audiovisual Materials
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Processing Report: Benson Latin American Collection - Chicana Research and Learning Center Records

  • 1. + Chicana Research and Learning Center Records, Benson Latin American Collection Amelia Parks, Marisa Mendez-Brady, Sarah Williams
  • 2. + Martha Cotera n  Born Jan. 17, 1939 in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico n  Received B.A. from UT-El Paso, M.Ed. from Juárez-Lincoln University in Austin n  Worked as librarian and consultant n  Activist with Raza Unida Party, feminist movement, Mexican American educational and social agencies
  • 3. + Chicana Research and Learning Center n  Conceptualized in 1972 and fully operational by 1974 in Austin,TX n  Dissolved in 1990s? n  Non-profit dealing with underemployment, poverty, and low educational achievement for Hispanic women n  Programs developed for their community and for other organizations to use n  Austin Hispanic Directory
  • 4. + The Collection n  Arrived in 4 boxes n  1 box of files, 2 boxes of A/V materials, 1 box mixed n  All papers were in labeled file folders n  Files appeared to be arranged chronologically n  No evidence of personal papers, strictly institutional
  • 5. + The Collection n  Primarily financial and administrative records, materials related to specific programs n  Personnel files n  Tax records n  Grant proposals n  Educational materials and handouts n  Very little correspondence n  Minimal preservation issues n  Rusty staples, paperclips n  Degraded rubberbands n  Newspaper clippings n  discoloration Files
  • 6. + The Collection n  2 boxes of slides n  4 reel-to-reels n  9 film reels n  12 VHS Tapes n  16 Broadcast Master Tapes n  62 Cassette Tapes Audiovisual Materials
  • 7. + Arranging n  Preserve original order as much as possible n  Arrange chronologically n  Series determined by content, not just grouping labels n  A/V materials arranged chronologically to item level n  Administrative n  Financial n  Program Development n  Educational Materials n  Correspondence n  Audiovisual Materials Round One Series
  • 8. + Arranging n  User-friendly, researcher oriented n  Broken down into smaller series n  Labels edited for readability n  Series and sub-series arranged alphabetically n  Administrative n  Personnel n  Internal Finances n  Tax Records n  Project Proposals n  Program Development n  Educational Materials n  Correspondence n  Audiovisual Materials Round Two Series