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Daniel Tirado and Linda Medina Tirado papers

Identifier: MSS 380 large

Scope and Contents

The collection contains reports, newsletters, reprints, newsclippings and photography collected by Daniel and Linda Tirado. A significant part of the collection dates from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s and relates to Daniel Tirado's work with agricultural labor and migrant workers. Books, reports and newspapers have been separated from this archive and integrated into the book and periodical collection as needed.


  • Creation: 1949-2000
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1963-1979

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

Daniel Tirado worked with AMOS, Inc., a migrant legal services agency in Indiana. Linda Medina Tirado was a migrant worker in her youth and later a student activist at Michigan State University. She was employed in law enforcement in Texas.


3.3 Linear Feet (6 Boxes) ; Box one: 27 x 14 x 32 cm. Boxes 2-6: 26 x 31 x 13 cm.

Language of Materials



The Tirado papers are arranged into two series:

Series 1: Materials collected by the Tirados include reports, newsletters, reprint articles, flyers and newsclippings. Series 2: Photograph collection of 476 8” x 10” black and white prints of migrant camps in Indiana.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Daniel Tirado and Linda Medina Tirado in 2010.

Added Entry–Uniform Title

José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collection.

Processing Information

The Daniel Tirado and Linda Medina Tirado papers were processed by Diana Rivera September 2010-April 2011, and updated by Linsey Allen in 2016.

Finding Aid for the Daniel Tirado and Linda Medina Tirado papers
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Finding aid by Diana Rivera, updated in 2016 by Linsey Allen
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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