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Chicana and Chicano Collection @ Love Library

We invite you to visit the Chicana and Chicano Collection located on the first floor of Love Library. The collection includes books, pamphlets, and selected magazines and newspapers dealing with all aspects of Chicana/o life and culture, including materials on the city and county of San Diego and the Imperial County. It supports study and research in the multidisciplinary field of Chicana/o and Latina/o studies and serves as a source of information for students, faculty and the public community on the cultural heritage and history of Chicanas/os, Mexicans in the United States, and the U. S. Latina/o experiences, including the Chicana/o struggle for civil rights, Chicana feminism, labor movements, and activism. For more information, contact the Librarian of the collection, Zoe Jarocki at or (619) 594-0340.

Our campus library is also host to several other Chicana/o Studies-oriented archival collections, including one of the newest and untapped research resources, The Unidos Por La Causa Collection. To access information on the various collections, visit the SDSU Library's Special Collections and Archives website.

Chicana/o Archive Project

The Chicana/o Archive Project is a diversity initiative that links teaching, research, and community service. Since September 2007, a group of community representatives, faculty, and library staff at SDSU have been developing this archive project. The purpose is to preserve the priceless records of the struggles for civil rights, to end second class citizenship, and to end educational underachievement. This important archive collection will benefit present and future students and community members who want to learn how Chicana/o/xs have struggled to improve their lives here in the border region.

San Diego Mexican and Chicano History

The San Diego's Mexican and Chicano History website is an attempt to summarize some of the most important people, events, and ideas that have been contributed to our regional history by native peoples, Spaniards, Mexicans, and Chicana/o/xs. It draws from, and is a companion to a larger work, written collaboratively and published in 2007 by Richard Griswold del Castillo. For more information on the project, please visit their site.