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Latinx Center Records

 Collection
Call Number: UA224

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials documenting people and events related to the Latinx Center, including crawls of the Latinx Center website, photographs, scrapbooks, newsletters and clippings, administrative material, and video recordings.

Dates

  • circa 1980 -- 2018
  • Majority of material found within circa 1992 -- 2018

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection contains some materials in Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Biographical / Historical

The Latinx Center was founded in 1993 as the Hispanic American Center to provide emotional and structural support to the Latinx, Caribbean, and Latin American students at Tufts. In 1998, the Center changed its name to the Latino Center to provide better identity and representation, and on September 15, 2020, became known as the Latinx Center, representing their ongoing efforts to create a space that is “equitable and inclusive for all students.” Originally located at 55 Talbot Avenue, the Latinx Center has been on 226 College Avenue since 2000.

The Center was initially led by Rubén Stern, who served as Director for 24 years. He was succeeded by Julián Cancino (2017-2019) and Marvin Casasola (2020- ).

Beginning in the late 1990s, the Latinx Center has been affiliated with the Association of Latin American Students, the Latino Peer Leaders Program, the Tufts Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists, and special interest housing, La Casa Latina. The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) is a student-run organization that holds weekly meetings to discuss issues in the Latino community. The Latino Peer Leaders (LPL) Program assigns upperclassmen that identify as Latinx, Caribbean, or Latin American to first-year students. As a mentor, the LPL provides guidance and support throughout the year. Tufts Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) supports minorities majoring in STEM fields. La Casa Latina is one of Tufts’ six special interest housing options, open to juniors and seniors.

Extent

3.6 Linear Feet

1 web_sites

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in six series by format: Web crawls; Photographs; ALAS Yearbooks; Historical materials; Administrative records; and Videos.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Latinx Center. 2018, accession UA-2018-050.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection was completed by Leah Edelman, Fatima Niazy, and Alejandra Garcia in 2018. Materials were placed in archival boxes if the original housing was damaged, and loose materials were placed in folders where needed. Material was arranged in series by format. An item and folder-level inventory, series-level descriptions, and finding aid were created at the time of processing.

Creator

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

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