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366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
Acquisitions Information:The materials were donated to Michigan State University by Paulo R. Gordillo.
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: Paulo R. Gordillo Papers, MSS 349, 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.
There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.
The José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections: Paulo R. Gordillo Papers will be open and available for use in the Special Collections Reading Room.
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This collection consists of materials in 9 folders and 1 street sign supporting the naming of a Lansing city street to commemorate Chavez’s life and work on behalf of the agricultural worker in the United States. The contents include documents, news clippings and correspondence on: Cesar Chavez Day 1995; the Committee for Cesar Chavez Avenue; various news articles on Lansing area issues including the Q -106 radio program on a controversial 5° de Mayo radio broadcast and a resulting “Media and Community Relations Summit” as well as biographical information on Gordillo. The collection also includes, a city street sign bearing the name “Cesar Chavez Ave. N. 800 - 700."
This collection is part of the José Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections at MSU.
Historical Background:Student and civic organizer and a life long Lansing resident, Gordillo took the lead in commemorating United Farm Worker union President and organizer Cesar E. Chavez upon his death by having a street named in his honor. Chavez was a frequent visitor to the Lansing Michigan area where he found support for the unions boycott campaigns. Gordillo graduated from and is employed at Michigan State University working with K-12 pre-college programs. He has served as adjunct faculty at Lansing Community College and Davenport University teaching communication and higher education learning skills.
The following item was separated from the collection and cataloged for inclusion in the Michigan State University Special Collections library holdings and is held with the Latino poster collection:
City street sign bearing the name and directional “Cesar Chavez Ave. N. 800 – 700
The Paulo R. Gordillo Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the Michigan State University Libraries catalog:
- Chavez, Cesar, 1927 - 1993
- Cinco de Mayo Mexican Holiday
- Engler, John, 1948 -
- Gordillo, Paulo R.
- Lansing Mich. – History
- Lansing (Mich.) - - Politics and government
- Mexican Americans - - Michigan, Lansing
- Q-106 FM
- United Farm Workers (UFW) Union
|1||1||Cesar [E.] Chavez Day 1995 Copy of Executive Declaration signed by Governor John Engler; rally flyer|
|2||Documents : Committee for Cesar Chavez Avenue: correspondence, flyers, petitions, news clippings|
|3||Gordillo, Paulo: newsclippings; biographical statement|
|4||Lo Nuestro; correspondence for grassroot organization established by Gordillo; letterhead|
|5||Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles: topics related to Chicano community members in the Greater Lansing area|
|6||WMMQ106 Cinco de Mayo radio controversy: news articles; [including late edition of internet article with radio host comments]|
|7||WMMQ 106 “Media and Community Relations Summit” documents|
|8||Resolution Supporting the “Say No to Grapes” campaign|