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Corporate Author Mexican American Movement (U.S.). Supreme Council.
Title Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement collection, 1942-1955.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  SCMAM  no.1    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  SCMAM  no.2    IN LIBRARY
  
Description 0.83 linear ft.
Access The collection is open for research use.
Summary In the early 1940s broke from the YMCA to establish a separate organization to improve the life of Mexican Americans by stressing the need for education, promoting good citizenship and organizing membership.
The collection document the work of a group of young people to improve the social conditions and standing of Mexican Americans in the United States.The collection includes official records of the organization which detail the group's structure, purpose, and objectives. Correspondence found in the collection deals primarily with the problems of keeping the organization viable and active. Several editions of the newspaper FORWARD, newsletters, minutes of meetings, and general business records are also included. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.
Note Angelo Cano; Gift; 1981.
The Supreme Council of the Mexican American movement had it roots within the Young Men's Christian Association. It was established in 1945, with the goal of improving social, educational, economic, and spiritual conditions among Mexican Americans and Mexican people living in the United States. These goals were to be accomplished by providing encouragement for further education and financial aid to college students, promoting good citizenship and good relations with non-Mexicans, and organizing local councils. Members were professionals, students, and civic-minded members of the community of both Mexican and Anglo backgrounds. The organization focused on education as a means of improving one's quality of life.
Subject Mexican American Movement (U.S.). Supreme Council -- Archives.
YMCA of Los Angeles.
Mexican Americans.
Mexican American students.
OCLC number 22977284