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MEChA Mujeres records

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [UA 080] 1
Identifier: UA 080

Scope and Contents

Collection contains one informational pamphlet describing the MEChA program Mujeres.


  • undated


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.

The Mujeres program began in 1995 to aid empowerment of Chicanas within MEChA and women of color in other women’s groups.

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. Mujeres is a program within MEChA that began in 1995 and is focused on Chicanas and other women of color. The collection contains an informational pamphlet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from MEChA Mujeres.


Continued transfers of records from MEChA Mujeres are expected indefinitely.

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.

Guide to the MEChA Mujeres Records
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Finding aid prepared by Tanya Parlet
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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