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José F. Treviño papers

Identifier: MSS 469 large

Scope and Contents

The José F. Treviño papers focus on his work as an employee of the Office of Supportive Services Developmental Program at Michigan State University, where he was an adviser to Chicano student organizations and a community activist advocating for substance abuse services to the Chicano and Latino community.The core of the papers in Box 1 include documents used for analysis of Chicano and other minority student performance and retention at MSU. The financial files are especially significant documentation for the Chicano student activism at MSU in the 1970s. Box 2 is a collection of materials related to his work to establish services to the Chicano community in need of substance abuse rehabilitative services.


  • 1969-1987


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it

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

José F. Treviño (1930-1990) was from Devine, Texas and later moved to Holt, Michigan. He attended graduate school in the Sociology Department at Michigan State University, and while there, also worked for the Office of Supportive Services Developmental Program. During his time at MSU, he advocated for Chicano student admissions and financial support and was also an advisor to the student activist organizations Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) and the Chicano Students for Progressive Action (ChiSPA) from 1969 until the late 1970s. Treviño was the founder of a Chicano Veterans student organization at MSU. Treviño is credited by many for increasing attendance by Chicano and Chicana students at MSU from 1969-1973.


1.3 Linear Feet (2 boxes) ; Box 1: 25.5 x 33 x 39 cm; Box 2: 26 x 13 x 32 cm

Language of Materials



Organized into two series: I. Michigan State University material and II. Substance abuse project proposals and planning.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were donated by Tony Treviño and Diana Rivera to Michigan State University.


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

Variant Title

Jose Trevino papers

Processing Information

Processed by Diana Huizar Rivera in 2015.

Finding Aid for the José F. Treviño papers
4 Published And Cataloged
Diana Huizar Rivera, updated by Lydia Tang in 2016.
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Repository Details

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

MSU Libraries
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East Lansing MI 48823 USA