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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824



URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:


Acquisitions Information:

The Miguel Espinoza Papers were donated to Michigan State University by Miguel Espinoza and constitute one activist’s collection within The Jose F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections. This is not a closed collection, as Mr. Espinoza intends to supplement these materials in the future.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, The José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections: Miguel Espinoza Papers, MSS 299, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the access of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

This collection of materials includes newspaper articles on migrant labor, immigration and other experiences of the agricultural laborer such as health, housing and education. Also included are minutes from the meetings of the Southwest Michigan Migrant Resource Council from 1994 – 2000.

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

Historical Background:

Miguel Espinoza came from a family of migrant workers who settled in Lansing, MI. His family background and experiences formed his earliest awareness of the critical need for migrant advocacy. Espinoza attended Michigan State University and was awarded a BA in Spanish in 1983. He was a protégé of Jose F. Treviño, who further shaped his awareness of institutional racism and oppressed populations, and inspired him to work towards social justice. In 1991, Espinoza began working with the Michigan Department of Human Services in the area of migrant services. He has also served as a member of the Southwest Michigan Migrant Resource Council, a body of local, state, federal and religious migrant services agencies and organizations in southwestern Michigan counties, from 1994 – 2000, and was Chairperson of the Council for the year 2001.

Processing Note:

Processed   by Diana Rivera.


The papers are arranged alphabetically by general topic area.

Box Folder Description
1 1 Community Resources & Development (news clippings)(2002)
  2 Conferences/Forums/Events:
  • Latino Arts forum (program)
  • Latinos, The Internet, and the Telecommunication Revolution. Presented by the Julian Samora Research Institute at MSU. (4/27/99)(program)
  • State of MI-Migrant Services Committee meeting (9/20/2001)(letter)
  • MI Farmworker Legal Services correspondence (9/25/01)
  • Farmland Preservation Tour in MD, NJ, PA (September 6 – 10, 2001)(information)
  • Cesar E. Chavez Way/Grandville Ave., Grand Rapids (news clippings)
  3 Education: Grand Rapids Board of Education (news clippings)(2001)

4 Farming Industry: U.S. Agriculture/Michigan Farming (news clippings)(2001)
  5 Government: News clippings re. Legislation, funding, politics (2001)
  6 Grant, Scholarship, Contract Opportunities
  7 Health: Immunizations, Government funded health care, Migrant Welfare (outreach materials, statistics, articles)(2001)
  8 Hispanic Population and diversity, racial profiling, border culture (news articles; Time Magazine Special Issue 9/11/01)
  9A Immigration/Migrant issues (news clippings/magazine articles)
  9B Migrant Issues: Meeting minutes, Southwestern Michigan Migrant Resource Council (1994 – 2000)

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