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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:


Date Processed:

March 2013

Acquisitions Information:

Acquired by gift from Idali Feliciano.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Series Name and Number,  Folder Name and/or number, The José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections: Idali Feliciano Papers, MSS 151, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries, 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:

The collection numbers 1 folder and covers activity during the 1975 time period. The collection consists of printed materials, primarily events leading up to a conference sponsored by the Mujeres Unidas de Michigan, a Latina activist organization for which Feliciano was a co-founder and charter member. Among the materials are poems, articles of incorporation, 3 photographs and conference information.

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

Historical Background:

Idali Feliciano is an activist with a particular interest in women’s issues, in particular Latina themes.

The documents in this collection reflect a year in which Michigan Latinas were focusing attention on women in their communities.  The 1975 conference was a fundamental move to organize, educate and promote aspects of Latina identity, which included their role outside the home as empowered and educated students, homemakers and professionals.

Processing Note:

Processed by Diana H. Rivera, March 11, 2013.




Vorhauer, Delia Villegas.  El Nuevo Dia, Presentacion por Delia Villegas Vorhauer, March 1, 1975. 2 pages. (Original &  2 archival copies)

Valdez, Margarita.  Dia del Progresso. Latina Women’s Conference. [poem] Original copy.

Valdez, Margarita.  Dia del Progresso. Latina Women’s Conference. [poem]

[reprint].  *written on the eve of the First Mujeres Conference, March 1, 1975 2. Copies.

“We the concerned Spanish speaking citizens of Michigan… “copy of advertisement challenging an August 29, 1975 press release by John Porter, Superintendent of the State of Michigan Department of Education in the Lansing State Journal.  Porters press release states that “40% of Michigan’s school districts would offer Bilingual Education.  Twenty one organizations including the Lansing, Detroit and Adrian chapters of Mujeres Unidas de Michigan endorsed the challenge.

Articles of Incorporation. November 14, 1975. Original and two archival copies of certificates and one four-page  true copy of the Article of Incorporation

The Women’s Assembly letter of introduction/solicitation dated  December 19, 1975 to MUM/Idali Feliciano.  2 pages.

Mujeres Latinas. Esta es su oportunidad.  [Broadside] College Recruitment aimed at Latinas with Feliciano as contact person.  August, 1975.  1 legal size page.

Caminos Para el Progreso: A Latino Women’s Conference.  “The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with one step.”  [Broadside] color.  1 page.

Correspondence to the Members of the Archdiocesan Donations Committee, February 18, 1975 soliciting assistance for the  womens conference, March 1, 1975.  2 pages.

“Caminos para el Progreso”.  Article in the Spanish Speaking Information Center [Flint, Michigan] Newsletter  [vol3, no. 4] about the conference.

“Caminos para el Progreso: Primera Conferencia de Mujeres de Michigan”.  Article in El Renacimiento [Lansing, Michigan], February 24, 1975, p. 4 .  1 sheet

Castellanos, Maria Elena.  “Wilbercito.” [short story].  Reverse side, ‘Los [sic] Mujeres’ Covene. Short article relating Mujeres de Michigan conference.  1 page.


            1 b & w           Idali Feliciano, Detroit MUM Conference, n.d.

            1 color            Jane Conzalez, Idali Feliciano, [3.1.1971]

            1 color            Margarita Valdez, 3.1.1971

                                  MUM Conference, Lansing Community College.

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