Gilbert Salazar papers Edit


MSS 399 large


  • 1948-1999 (Creation)


  • 2 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes and 4 trophies.



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and available for research in the MSU Special Collections' reading room.

  • 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: Gilbert Salazar papers, MSS 399, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Noé Hernandez and Gilbert Salazar Jr. in November 2012.

  • Processing Information

    The Gilbert Salazar Papers were processed by Diana Rivera and Carolyn Schein in January - April of 2013.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Gilbert Salazar (1936-2012), a retired business owner and Lansing resident, was respected highly for his commitment to organizing, promoting, and developing Latin American League sports in mid-Michigan. Salazar, a competitive athlete, also participated as member of several city and Latin American league championship teams. From 1970-1989, Salazar had a sports byline in El Renacimiento, Lansing{u2019}s longest printed community newspaper. He spent a significant amount of time collecting and documenting the early years of Latino organized sports in the Lansing area (1950- 1969). He also photographed Lansing leagues and teams from the mid-1960{u2019}s to 2000. Individual team sports such as boxing and wrestling were also a key interest. The Salazar materials were donated by Noé Hernandez and Gilbert Salazar Jr. in the fall of 2012. Hernandez was Gilbert Salazar Sr.{u2019}s co-author of 'Lansing{u2019}s Latin American Leagues: A History in the Making' (2000). This book used several of the pictures and articles from the collection.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Gilbert Salazar Papers are comprised of two boxes of materials and four trophies dating from 1948 to 1999. It contains handwritten drafts and published works written by Gilbert Salazar and Includes original articles, book, essays, team journals, scorecards, event programs, tournament schedules; as well as, team and athlete photos. Many of the news clippings are from El Renacimiento newspaper. The collection is part of the José F. Treviño Chicano Latino Activism Collections.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in topical series. The trophies are housed separately.

  • Added Entry–Uniform Title

    José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collection.