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Social Movements Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H-Mss-1031

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of materials related to social movements throughout the 20th century. There are materials from the Black civil rights movement, Chicano Movement, the United Farm Workers, the Young Lords movement, and surrounding the events of the Zoot Suit riots in Los Angeles. There are a wide variety of materials, including photographs of movement leaders, art inspired from the Chicano movement, original banners from organizations involved in these movements, posters, programs, and periodicals.

Dates

  • 1938-2018

Langauge of Materials

Languages represented in the collection: English, Spanish.

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Biography / Administrative History

This collection is made up of various materials from differing social movements throughout the 20th century. Especially in the 1960s, a boom of social movements erupted across the globe and in the United States. In the U.S., some of the movements included the Black civil rights movement, the United Farm Workers movement, the Chicano Movement, the second-wave feminist movement, the American Indian Movement, the Asian American Movement, and several other groups of people feeling frustrated with the continued oppression and lack of recognition throughout the course of history. The Black civil rights movement changed over the course of the century, moving from peaceful sit-ins and boycotts to a more militaristic approach with the emergence of the Black Panther Party. The Chicano Movement, including the Young Lords Organization, began to gain more traction in the late 1960’s and 1970’s, adopting some tactics from the Black civil rights movement. There was also an explosion of Chicano art that inspired many artists around the world. The United Farm Workers movement emerged in the early 1960’s and continued into the 1970’s to establish rights for workers and to unionize to protect these rights. These movements, and others, created a lasting impact on the rights of humans today throughout the United States.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet (4 document boxes, 1 oversize doc box, 1 half-size document box, 4 flat oversize boxes)

Abstract

This collection is made up of materials from multiple social movements throughout the 20th century. Especially in the 1960s, a boom of social movements erupted across the globe and in the United States formed by groups of people feeling frustrated with the continued oppression and lack of recognition throughout the course of history. There are materials from the Black civil rights movement, Chicano Movement, the United Farm Workers, the Young Lords movement, and surrounding the events of the Zoot Suit riots in Los Angeles. Materails in the collection include photographs, banners, posters, program, Chicano art, and tattoo designs.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in the following series:

  • Series 1: Black civil rights movement, 1938-1971 and undated
  • Series 2: Chicanx/Latinx movements, 1940-2005 and undated
  • Series 3: LGBTQIA+ materials, 1971-1991
  • Series 4: Socialism, 1929-1938
  • Series 5: United Farm Workers, 1966-1974 and undated
  • Series 6: Anti-war materials, 1966-1968
  • Series 7: Labor and the economy, 1961-1964
  • Series 8: Tattoos, 1982 and undated
  • Series 9: Political campaigns, undated
  • Series 10: Nuclear war, 1961-1968
  • Series 11: Brian Shannon activism photographs, 1960-1979
  • Series 12: Religion and theology, 1965-1970 and undated
  • Series 13: Environmentalism, 1964-1966
  • Series 14: Periodicals and newsletters, 1968-1970
  • Series 15: Women's rights and Feminism, 1997-2018
Materials have been organized alphabetically by folder title.

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Purchased 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Accruals

Additions to the collection are anticipated and this finding aid will be updated periodically. Please visit our ArchivesSpace page for a more frequently updated container list: https://claremont.as.atlas-sys.com/repositories/3/resources/728

Separated Material

These items were purchased with the original collection and then moved.

The following monograph items can be found in Library Search using the Uniform Title, "Social Movements Collection" or copying and pasting the following into the Search Box for Library Search: ut:Social Movements Collection.

Boog From the Street with Love Milan, Italy: Mediafriends, 2007

Forbes, David R. A True Story of the Christiana Riot First edition, first issue? Quarryville, Pennsylvania: Sun Printing House, 1898

Forbes, David R. A True Story of the Christiana Riot First edition, second issue, with inscription to Moses Dunmore Quarryville, Pennsylvania: Sun Printing House, 1898

Henry, Martha V. and Joralemon, Peter David Art From the Inside: Paño Drawings by Chicano Prisoners Brooklyn, CT: New England Center for Contemporary Art, 2005

Lopez, Jose; Castrejon, Adrian "Spider"; Rodriguez, Anthony "Tattoo Tony" Low Rider Tattoo Flash Milan, Italy: Mediafriends, 2010

Vialetto, Miki and Sawyer, Daniel O. "Danny Boy" Con Safos: Chicano Style Tattoo Art Milan, Italy: Mediafriends, 2012

Zermeno, Andrew Huelga! Strike! Tarzana, California, 2010

The following monograph item can be found in Library Search by copying and pasting the following into the Search Box for Library Search: ti:"Utah’s Greatest Manhunt".

Gallagher, Betrand E. Utah’s Greatest Manhunt: The True Story of the Hunt for Lopez by an Eye Witness First edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913

The followng materials were originally purchased with the collection but have been moved to the Honnold/Mudd Manuscript Collection (H.Mss.1065)

6 documents regarding California’s independence from Mexico in 1836.

A typed transcript from the Superior Court of the State of California in the case of Domingo Mendez v. Manuella Mendez.

Processing Information

Processed by Phoebe Huth in 2014 in the Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources (CCEPS), with assistance from Lisa Crane. Photographs and posters have been placed in mylar to aid in preservation. Cloth materials were placed in tissue paper. Finding aid prepared by Phoebe Huth, CCEPS Fellow, Fall 2014. Additions prepared by Sara Chetney, MA, 2018 and Myles Mikulic, 2019.

Title
Social Movements Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Phoebe Huth, Sara Chetney, and Myles Mikulic
Date
2022 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

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Claremont CA 91711 United States