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Juan Marinez papers

Identifier: MSS 398 large

Scope and Contents

This collection includes reports, documents, audio and visual material collected by Marinez in his role as an MSU Extension program director. Also included in this collection are oral history interviews in the Michigan Mexican American Lives oral history project.


  • Creation: 1977 - 2010


Language of Materials

Materials in this collection are in English and Spanish.

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

Juan Marinez graduated from Michigan State University and was one of the first Chicano students enrolled. Marinez joined MSU Extension in 1973 as a program leader in special programs. He developed this collection in his role as an MSU Extension program director. He also served as a regional Extension supervisor for MSU Extension. From 1999 to 2002, he worked for Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman as the national program coordinator on farm workers secured $20 million for farm workers who had been negatively affected by natural disasters, the first-ever available funds to go to farm worker assistance during a natural disaster. Marinez also served as an assistant to the director where he was responsible for establishing a nationwide network of community-based, nonprofit organizations serving migrant/seasonal farm workers living in low-income situations. He established the first Hispanic farmer’s cooperative in Michigan. His research work on enumerating Hispanic farmers has had a positive impact on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistical Service census. Marinez established the short lived oral history project, Mexican Voices, Michigan Lives.


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This collection is arranged in two series: 1 Professional and personal papers. II. Audio and Visual.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Juan Marinez in 2014.


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

Processing Information

Diana Rivera processed this collection in 2016

Finding Aid for the Juan Marinez papers
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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