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Rudy Reyes papers

Identifier: MSS 300 large

Scope and Contents

The Reyes papers (1987-1996) document Reyes’ involvement with the local and nationwide Chicano/Latino movement focusing on labor, leadership training, educational issues, affirmative action, political advancement, and community support programs, the papers include campaign signs, reports, conference materials, meeting files, news articles, flyers, pamphlets, and training manuals. Also included are correspondence files, photographs, campaign labels, and bumper stickers.


  • Creation: 1987-1996

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

Rudy Reyes (b. 1950), a resident of Lansing Michigan, has been involved in local education, politics and labor issues throughout his life. He is an alumnus of the local school system and Lansing Community College. Reyes, who started working at the age of 5, was hired at General Motors in 1969 and retired in 2006. For twenty years he was an active member of the United Auto Workers [UAW] Local 602, serving on several Executive Board committees and chairing the Community Service Committee. His involvement with UAW Local 602 offered him opportunities to bring the labor and Latino perspective to other community-based organizations he served, including the Red Cross (Tri-County Disaster Committee Chair), The United Way Board (Secretary) and Cristo Rey Church (member, Parish Council); Reyes was also appointed by Michigan Governor Blanchard to the State of Michigan Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs. Reyes served on the planning committees for many area Latino conferences, including the Coalition for Concerned Hispanics (Vice President), the Latino Workers Leadership Institute and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (L.C.L.A.A.)


4.5 Linear Feet (1 linear foot box and 1 oversized poster box)

Language of Materials



The papers are listed alphabetical according to topic and in some cases, the type of material (for example, “news clippings”). Campaign signs in Box 2 are numbered on backside.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by Rudy Reyes in ca. 2010


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

Finding Aid for the Rudy Reyes papers
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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