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Midwest Consortium for Latino Research records

Identifier: MSS 425 large

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the correspondence, agendas, minutes, Bylaws and event programs of the members of the MCLR and interested parties. Most content pertains to the administrative functions of the MCLR.


  • Creation: 1957, 1989-2010


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

The Midwest Latino Scholars Network (MLSN) was an informal group of academics that began to address the issues of isolation of Latino scholars in the Midwest from 1985-1986. MLSN held a conference in 1987 with a core group volunteering to serve as the foundation to become the steering committee of what eventually became the Midwest Consortium for Latino Research (MCLR). With a 1988 Planning Grant from the Joyce Foundation, objectives for the MCLR were established and in 1989, the MCLR secretariat was established at Michigan State University. They developed conferences, publications and the MCLR-L listserve in 1990. In 1999, the MCLR secretariat moved to the University of Minnesota and ceased operations in 2010.

The core of the collection was organized and donated by the Wayne State University MCLR representative. Additional materials were deposited for this collection from the University of Minnesota Secretariat in 2010.


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

Language of Materials



The core collection was arranged by the Wayne State University MCLR member in chronological and document type order. Additional materials were received from the University of Minnesota Secretariat office in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by member institutions of the MCLR in 2010.

Processing Information

Diana Rivera processed this collection in 2016

Finding Aid for the Midwest Consortium for Latino Research collection
4 Published And Cataloged
Diana Rivera
October 2016
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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