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Miguel Espinoza papers

Identifier: MSS 299 large

Scope and Contents

The Miguel Espinoza papers include meeting minutes from the Southwest Michigan Migrant Resource Council from 1994-2000 as well as newspaper clippings on migrant labor, immigration and other agricultural labor issues such as health, housing and education.


  • 1994-2002

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

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.


.1 Linear Feet (1 document case (10 folders))

Language of Materials



The papers are arranged alphabetically by general topic area.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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.

Added Entry–Uniform Title

This collection is part of the José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Diana Rivera.

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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA