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DePaul University Center for Latino Research records

Identifier: DPUA0054

Scope and Contents

The Center for Latino Research records contain annual reports, proposals, meeting minutes, correspondence, publicity, photographs, videos, and promotional materials generated by CLR, as well as a variety of documents related to events it has hosted or supported. Major figures in the local Latino community are represented through oral histories, essays, and ephemeral materials, including controversial political activists such as the Young Lords and Jose Solis Jordan. The collection also features publications created by CLR, including the successful bilingual journal, Dialogo. In addition to CLR-specific materials, this collection houses meeting minutes, planning materials, and budgetary documents for the Center for African American Research. It also contains the Mirta Ramirez Puerto Rican Oral History Project, which documents the lives of more than 30 Puerto Rican men and women in Chicago.


  • 1968-2013
  • Majority of material found within 1988-2005


Conditions Governing Access

PoKempner's and Flores's images in series 3 are for reference purposes only, reproductions are strictly prohibited.

Biographical / Historical

The Center for Latino Research (CLR), formerly the Center for Hispanic Research, was founded in 1985 in an effort to establish close collaboration between DePaul University and Chicago's diverse Latino communities. CLR has produced and supported research, publications, physical and digital archives, and events related to Latino communities in Chicago and the nation at large. In an effort to encourage new research into issues facing U.S. Latino and Hispanic populations, CLR created a Faculty Fellowship Program for DePaul faculty members in 2003.


22 Linear Feet (30 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Center for Latino Research records are divided into seven series: 1. Administrative Materials; 2. Events; 3. Young Lords; 4. Topic Files; 5. Oral History Projects; 6. Latino Research Videos; 7. Publications. Series 5, Oral History Projects, is further divided into two subseries: 5.1, Mirta Ramirez Puerto Rican Oral History Project; 5.2, General Projects. See individual series-level descriptions for arrangement details.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2002.45; 2013.13; 2010.21; 2012.20; 2012.33; 2012.61; 2013.89

Related Materials

Collection on the Young Lords; Hispanic Alliance/Center for Latino Research records

Processing Information

JB 2000; CCB 2002; KEL 2003; HL 2013; JMC 2014

Guide to DePaul University Center for Latino Research records
JB 2000; CCB 2002; KEL 2003; HL 2013; JMC 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614