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Gilbert Salazar papers

Identifier: MSS 399 large

Scope and Contents

The Gilbert Salazar Papers are comprised of two boxes of materials and four trophies dating from 1948 to 1999. It contains handwritten drafts and published works written by Gilbert Salazar and Includes original articles, book, essays, team journals, scorecards, event programs, tournament schedules; as well as, team and athlete photos. Many of the news clippings are from El Renacimiento newspaper. The collection is part of the José F. Treviño Chicano Latino Activism Collections.


  • 1948-1999

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open and available for research in the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections' reading room.

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

Gilbert Salazar (1936-2012), a retired business owner and Lansing resident, was respected highly for his commitment to organizing, promoting, and developing Latin American League sports in mid-Michigan. Salazar, a competitive athlete, also participated as member of several city and Latin American league championship teams. From 1970-1989, Salazar had a sports byline in El Renacimiento, Lansing's longest printed community newspaper. He spent a significant amount of time collecting and documenting the early years of Latino organized sports in the Lansing area (1950-1969). He also photographed Lansing leagues and teams from the mid-1960s to 2000. Individual team sports such as boxing and wrestling were also a key interest. The Salazar materials were donated by Noé Hernandez and Gilbert Salazar Jr. in the fall of 2012. Hernandez was Gilbert Salazar Sr.'s co-author of "Lansing's Latin American Leagues: A History in the Making" (2000). This book used several of the pictures and articles from the collection.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 4 trophies.) ; 27 X 14 x 32 cm.

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged in topical series. The trophies are housed separately.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Noé Hernandez and Gilbert Salazar Jr. in November 2012.

Added Entry–Uniform Title

José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collection.

Processing Information

The Gilbert Salazar Papers were processed by Diana Rivera and Carolyn Schein in January - April of 2013.

Finding Aid for the Gilbert Salazar papers,1948-1999
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Finding aid prepared by Diana Rivera and Carolyn Schein.
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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