Midwest Consortium for Latino Research records Edit


MSS 425 large


  • 1957, 1989-2010 (Creation)


  • 1.5 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, Midwest Consortium of Latino Research collection, MSS 425, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated by member institutions of the MCLR in 2010.

  • Processing Information

    Diana Rivera processed this collection in 2016

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Midwest Latino Scholars Network (MLSN) was an informal group of academics that began to address the issues of isolation of Latino scholars in the Midwest from 1985-1986. MLSN held a conference in 1987 with a core group volunteering to serve as the foundation to become the steering committee of what eventually became the Midwest Consortium for Latino Research (MCLR). With a 1988 Planning Grant from the Joyce Foundation, objectives for the MCLR were established and in 1989, the MCLR secretariat was established at Michigan State University. They developed conferences, publications and the MCLR-L listserve in 1990. In 1999, the MCLR secretariat moved to the University of Minnesota and ceased operations in 2010.

    The core of the collection was organized and donated by the Wayne State University MCLR representative. Additional materials were deposited for this collection from the University of Minnesota Secretariat in 2010.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection includes the correspondence, agendas, minutes, Bylaws and event programs of the members of the MCLR and interested parties. Most content pertains to the administrative functions of the MCLR.

  • Arrangement

    The core collection was arranged by the Wayne State University MCLR member in chronological and document type order. Additional materials were received from the University of Minnesota Secretariat office in chronological order.