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SCRC Libguide for Ethnic Studies

This guide is intended to provide general sources and research information about Ethnic Studies.



  • Mexican American Political Association

The Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) is an organization based in California that promotes the interests of Mexican-Americans. MAPA grew out of the difficult experiences of thousands of Mexican-Americans throughout California who tried to elect representatives to state and local government. After many defeats in 1954, 1956 and 1958, 150 of the most active Mexican-Americans from throughout California met at Fresno in April of 1960 and decided that what was needed was an organization that would be frankly Mexican-American and specifically and exclusively political.

A comprehensive subject collection on Cesar Chavez, the farm labor movement, and the 1966 Delano grape strike. Includes a bibliography and most of the articles it cites.

Table Grape Growers Negotiating Committee, 1965-1987 (3 linear feet). Scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, pamphlets and correspondence dealing with the Table Grape Growers opposition to labor unions in the San Joaquin and Coachella Valleys.