José F. Treviño papers Edit


MSS 469 large


  • 1969-1987 (Creation)


  • 1.3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes

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  • 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 authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, The José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections: José F. Treviño papers, MSS 469, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials were donated by Tony Treviño and Diana Rivera to Michigan State University.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Diana Huizar Rivera in 2015.

  • Biographical / Historical

    José F. Treviño (1930-1990) was from Devine, Texas and later moved to Holt, Michigan. He attended graduate school in the Sociology Department at Michigan State University, and while there, also worked for the Office of Supportive Services Developmental Program. During his time at MSU, he advocated for Chicano student admissions and financial support and was also an advisor to the student activist organizations Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) and the Chicano Students for Progressive Action (ChiSPA) from 1969 until the late 1970s. Treviño was the founder of a Chicano Veterans student organization at MSU. Treviño is credited by many for increasing attendance by Chicano and Chicana students at MSU from 1969-1973.

  • Scope and Contents

    The José F. Treviño papers focus on his work as an employee of the Office of Supportive Services Developmental Program at Michigan State University, where he was an adviser to Chicano student organizations and a community activist advocating for substance abuse services to the Chicano and Latino community.The core of the papers in Box 1 include documents used for analysis of Chicano and other minority student performance and retention at MSU. The financial files are especially significant documentation for the Chicano student activism at MSU in the 1970s. Box 2 is a collection of materials related to his work to establish services to the Chicano community in need of substance abuse rehabilitative services.

  • Arrangement

    Organized into two series: I. Michigan State University material and II. Substance abuse project proposals and planning.

  • General

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

  • Variant Title

    Jose Trevino papers