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Culturas de las Razas records

Identifier: MSS 585 large

Scope and Contents

The contents of the collection were donated by Maricela Rojas, CRU Historian, 2016-2017.


  • Creation: 1993


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored off site. Please request 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

"(C.R.U.) is the Michigan State University Council of Racial and Ethnic Students (CORES) Latino student Organization. C.R.U is an organization that houses and supports many of the Chicano/Latino organizations on campus for political, social, cultural, and academic issues that addresses the Chicano/Latino student community at Michigan State University. C.R.U. also serves as a cohesive voice of the Latino community by advocating for issues that affect la communidad and Latinos at Michigan State University.

Mission: CRU's mission is to increase the quality of life academically, socially, and culturally through retention and cultural programming while promoting Chicano/Latino unity and celebrating diversity at Michigan State University.

Through our membership and affiliated organizations, we strive to increase awareness of issues facing Latinos to influence change and ensure our Latino students have an inclusive, positive, and engaging experience at Michigan State University. The Council of Racial and Ethnic Students (CORES) is comprised of four cultural communities at Michigan State University." The antecedents of CRU include : MAYO (Mexican American Youth Organization), MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), and ChiSPA (Chicano Students for Progressive Action (1971-), later renamed Coalition of Chicano and Hispanic Students for Progressive Action.)


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Folders in this collection in Box 1 are arranged in alphabetical order and in Box 2, chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Maisie Rodriguez, CRU Historian in 2016.

Processing Information

Diana Rivera and Diego De Leon processed this collection in 2017.

Finding Aid for Culturas de las Razas Unidas records
4 Published And Cataloged
Diana Rivera, Diego De Leon
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Repository Details

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

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