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MECha records

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [UA 079] 1
Identifier: UA 079

Scope and Contents

Collection contains publications and pamphlets largely related to conferences such as the Raza Unida Youth conferences, Beyond Patriarchy, MEChA National and Regional conferences in 2009.


  • Creation: 2009


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Spanish and English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

MEChA, a University of Oregon student union, originated with another organization in 1964, known as the Chicano Student Union. The union took the name MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano Aztlan) in 1969. There are about 300 MEChA Chapters in existence nationwide. MEChA has four specific programs: Ganas, La Jotera, Mujeres and Raza Unida Youth Conference.

Source: MEChA website, (accessed on October 25, 2011).


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder


MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano Aztlan), a University of Oregon student union began as a part of the Chicano Student Union in 1964. The group took its current title in 1969. The collection contains publications and pamphlets related to 2009 conferences.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from MECha.


Continued transfers of records from MECha are expected indefinitely.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to MEChA at Special Collections and University Archives include:

University Archives publications, UA Ref 4.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2011.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


Guide to the MECha Records
Complete Description
Finding aid prepared by Tanya Parlet
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA