Rudy Reyes papers
Identifier: MSS 300 large
Scope and Contents
The Reyes papers (1987-1996) document Reyes’ involvement with the local and nationwide Chicano/Latino movement focusing on labor, leadership training, educational issues, affirmative action, political advancement, and community support programs, the papers include campaign signs, reports, conference materials, meeting files, news articles, flyers, pamphlets, and training manuals. Also included are correspondence files, photographs, campaign labels, and bumper stickers.
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.
Biographical / Historical
Rudy Reyes (b. 1950), a resident of Lansing Michigan, has been involved in local education, politics and labor issues throughout his life. He is an alumnus of the local school system and Lansing Community College. Reyes, who started working at the age of 5, was hired at General Motors in 1969 and retired in 2006. For twenty years he was an active member of the United Auto Workers [UAW] Local 602, serving on several Executive Board committees and chairing the Community Service Committee. His involvement with UAW Local 602 offered him opportunities to bring the labor and Latino perspective to other community-based organizations he served, including the Red Cross (Tri-County Disaster Committee Chair), The United Way Board (Secretary) and Cristo Rey Church (member, Parish Council); Reyes was also appointed by Michigan Governor Blanchard to the State of Michigan Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs. Reyes served on the planning committees for many area Latino conferences, including the Coalition for Concerned Hispanics (Vice President), the Latino Workers Leadership Institute and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (L.C.L.A.A.)
4.5 Linear Feet (1 linear foot box and 1 oversized poster box)
The papers are listed alphabetical according to topic and in some cases, the type of material (for example, “news clippings”). Campaign signs in Box 2 are numbered on backside.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Rudy Reyes in ca. 2010
This collection is part of the José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collection.
- Finding Aid for the Rudy Reyes papers
- Diana Rivera
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard