Miguel Espinoza papers Edit


MSS 299 large


  • 1994-2002 (Creation)


  • .1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 document case (10 folders)

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  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, The José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections: Miguel Espinoza Papers, MSS 299, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Miguel Espinoza Papers were donated to Michigan State University by Miguel Espinoza and constitute one activist’s collection within The Jose F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections. This is not a closed collection, as Mr. Espinoza intends to supplement these materials in the future.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Diana Rivera.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Miguel Espinoza came from a family of migrant workers who settled in Lansing, MI. His family background and experiences formed his earliest awareness of the critical need for migrant advocacy. Espinoza attended Michigan State University and was awarded a BA in Spanish in 1983. He was a protégé of Jose F. Treviño, who further shaped his awareness of institutional racism and oppressed populations, and inspired him to work towards social justice. In 1991, Espinoza began working with the Michigan Department of Human Services in the area of migrant services. He has also served as a member of the Southwest Michigan Migrant Resource Council, a body of local, state, federal and religious migrant services agencies and organizations in southwestern Michigan counties, from 1994–2000, and was Chairperson of the Council for the year 2001.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Miguel Espinoza papers include meeting minutes from the Southwest Michigan Migrant Resource Council from 1994-2000 as well as newspaper clippings on migrant labor, immigration and other agricultural labor issues such as health, housing and education.

  • Arrangement

    The papers are arranged alphabetically by general topic area.

  • Added Entry–Uniform Title

    This collection is part of the José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collection