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Mujeres Latinas en Accion records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0026

Scope and Contents

The records include narratives and papers written about MLEA, newsletters, flyers, press releases, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. The collection consists primarily of operational files, including meeting minutes, memos, and reports. The collection also contains documents related to outside organizations.

Dates

  • 1975-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1986-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Mujeres Latinas en Acción is the first social services organization in Chicago devoted to improving the lives of Latina women. At a statewide conference in 1973, a group of Chicago women decided to form an organization designed specifically for Latinas. They incorporated as "Latina Women in Action" in 1975, changing to "Mujeres Latinas en Acción (MLEA)" in 1995. The main objective of MLEA is to provide social services to the Latina women in Pilsen; this is achieved through advocacy, education, training, referrals, and research. The organization also serves as a “voice for Chicago's Latinas on issues including immigration, access to healthcare and education, and reproductive rights.”

Extent

12.5 Linear Feet (26 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Spanish; Castilian

Arrangement

The records are organized into thirteen series: 1. History and Background; 2. Governance Documents; 3. Publications; 4. Operational Files; 5. Facilities; 6. Board of Directors; 7. Board of Director Committees; 8. Executive Director Files; 9. Programs; 10. Outside Organizations; 11. Government Contracts; 12. Conferences, Training and Training Topic Files; 13. Memorabilia. Materials are arranged chronologically or alphabetically within each series. See series-level arrangement notes for additional details.

Materials are arranged chronologically or alphabetically within each series. See series-level arrangement notes for additional details.

Physical Location

3/36/E-G

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mujeres Latinas en Accion, Accession 2006.13

Processing Information

L. Kreps 2007

Title
Guide to Mujeres Latinas en Accion records
Status
Completed
Author
L. Kreps 2007
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

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