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Chicano/Latino t-shirt and textile collection

Identifier: MSS 456

Scope and Contents

The Chicano/Latino T-shirt and Textile collection consists draw upon many Midwest US related themes. Items included are a MSU ChiSPA team shirt for Las Comadres, Dia de la Mujer and other MSU Chicanx student and staff events; shirts from the campaigns of Elena Herrada for the Detroit City Charter Commission and Detroit School Board, the Tony Benavides Lansing Michigan mayoral campaign, and the imprisonment of Puerto Rican FALN member and political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera (President Obama commuted Lopez Rivera's sentence on January 17, 2017. Rivera lived in Chicago before capture and was held in an Indiana federal prison.). Other t-shirts commemorate United Farm Worker Union boycotts of Gallo Wine products and Cesar E. Chavez.


  • Creation: 1974 - 2016

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.


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



Shirts are arranged by item number.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection is organized from materials removed from the Pedro and Diana Rivera collection, donations and some purchases for the José F. Treviño Activist Collections.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Diana Rivera, October 2015.

Finding Aid for the Chicano/Latino T-shirt and Textile collection
Diana Rivera with assistance from Lydia Tang
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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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