Paulo R. Gordillo papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 349 large

Dates

  • 1995 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box (8 folders) + 1 street sign

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • 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: Paulo R. Gordillo papers, MSS 349, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials were donated to Michigan State University by Paulo R. Gordillo.

  • Processing Information

    The following item was separated from the collection and cataloged for inclusion in the Michigan State University Special Collections library holdings and is held with the Latino poster collection: City street sign bearing the name and directional “Cesar Chavez Ave. N. 800 – 700

  • Biographical / Historical

    Student and civic organizer and a life long Lansing resident, Gordillo took the lead in commemorating United Farm Worker union President and organizer Cesar E. Chavez upon his death by having a street named in his honor. Chavez was a frequent visitor to the Lansing Michigan area where he found support for the unions boycott campaigns. Gordillo graduated from and is employed at Michigan State University working with K-12 pre-college programs. He has served as adjunct faculty at Lansing Community College and Davenport University teaching communication and higher education learning skills.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Paulo R. Gordillo papers consists of materials supporting the naming of a Lansing city street to commemorate Cesar E. Chavez’s life and work on behalf of the agricultural worker in the United States. The contents include documents, news clippings and correspondence on: Cesar Chavez Day 1995; the Committee for Cesar Chavez Avenue; various news articles on Lansing area issues including the Q -106 radio program on a controversial 5° de Mayo radio broadcast and a resulting “Media and Community Relations Summit” as well as biographical information on Gordillo. The collection also includes a city street sign bearing the name “Cesar Chavez Ave. N. 800 - 700."

  • Separated Materials

    The following item was separated from the collection and cataloged for inclusion in the Michigan State University Special Collections library holdings and is held with the Latino poster collection:

    City street sign bearing the name and directional “Cesar Chavez Ave. N. 800 – 700"

  • General

    This collection is part of the José Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections at MSU.

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