José Angel Gutiérrez collection on Albert Peña, Jr.
Scope and Contents
The José Angel Gutiérrez collection on Albert Peña, Jr. consists primarily of research materials Gutiérrez gathered for his 2017 book on Albert Peña, Jr. published by Michigan State University Press, "Albert A. Peña Jr.: Dean of Chicano Politics." Among the collection includes oral history transcripts, photocopies of military records and other biographical documents, original and photocopies photographs, clippings, correspondence, speech transcripts and notes, and writings by and about Judge Albert Peña, Jr and others, including Gus Garcia, Lico Lopez, Rodolfo ("Rudy") Rosales, among others. Also included in the collection are newsletters and documents relating to the following organizations: SNAP, Inner City Advocates, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), SARCA, SW Council of La Raza, Para La Gente newsletter of the Chicano Defense Fund, and Political Association of Spanish Speaking Organizations (PASO).
- 1954 - 2014
- Gutiérrez, José Angel (Compiler, Person)
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
Albert A. Peña (1917-2006) was born on the west side of San Antonio. A self-proclaimed "Chicano Activist," Judge Peña has been actively involved in a wide range of liberal social causes, particularly in defending and advancing the rights of Mexican-Americans, throughout his legal and political career.
José Angel Gutiérrez (b. 1944) is an attorney and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. He was a leading Chicano activist and political leader in the 1960s and 1970s in Texas and also one of the co-founders of La Raza Unida political party that helped to raise public consciousness of Chicano civil rights issues.
3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection was donated to the Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI) at Michigan State University by Gutierrez in August 2016 and then transferred to MSU Special Collections in February 2017.
Jose Angel Gutierrez collection on Albert Pena, Jr.
Lydia Tang processed this collection in 2017.
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