Jun 27, 2012
Chicano Studies Research Center receives diversity award
The Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) at UCLA is the recipient of the first Diversity Award given by the Society of American Archivists. The award will be presented at a ceremony during the society's annual meeting in San Diego in August.
The award recognizes an individual, group or institution for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession, the society or the archival record. The award was given based on the long-term impact of improving and promoting diversity as defined by the society's statement on diversity.
For more than 40 years, CSRC has been at the forefront of collecting and providing access to archival material reflecting the rich history of the Chicano population in the Los Angeles and Southern California area. The award committee found CSRC's significant achievements in activism, education, outreach, publication and service on pressing issues facing the Chicano and Latino communities truly exemplary.