Irene & Jorge Garcia Chicana-o Studies Collection


The archival portion of the Irene & Jorge Garcia Collection contains an assortment of self-published, printed materials ranging from 1906-1990 that address a variety of political, social, economic, and religious issues, many written within a socialist or communist ideology, in English or Spanish. This collection is a fascinating array of documentation from all eras, examining dissenting and disenfranchised groups from all over the world. The collection includes booklets, journals, pamphlets, even cartoons. Subjects include civil rights in the U.S., Capitalism/Wall Street, communism, Labor, La Raza, Marxism, segregation, socialism, the Chicano movement in the U.S., the U.S. immigrant experience, and U.S. expansionism. The literature addresses issues in Africa, Central America, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, South America, the British Empire, the Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia. Personalities include Cesar Chavez, JM Keynes, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman, and Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung or Chairman Mao). Portions of the Irene & Jorge Garcia Collection are available online: http://library.csuci.edu/collections/garcia/index.htm. For more information on this archival collection, please contact Evelyn Taylor, University Archivist, at evelyn.taylor@csuci.edu.

Recent Submissions

  • Debray, Regis (New Left Review/re-published by New England Free Press, 1965-09)
    The following notes are the outcome of a long period spent in South America, (side by side with revolutionary militants of every kind. I have attempted to understand these men and the beliefs which move them, on the ...
  • Varney, Harold (Committee On Pan American Policy, 1979)
    Even the most hopeful supporters of Jimmy Carter are finding themselves appalled by the consequences of his exploits in foreign relations, as the bad news rolls in unceasingly from every part of the world.
  • Frank, Andre (New England Free Press, 1963-11-16)
    Does American aid and investment contribute much or little to, or even hinder, Latin American economic development? The recent argument between the Brazilian and American Embassies on this question with respect to Brazil ...
  • Cowley, Joyce (1969-12)
    Women got the vote in the United States in 1920. The amendment to the Constitution granting women that right was the climax of a struggle that began almost a hundred years earlier. Suffrage leaders were ridiculed and ...
  • Sweezy, Paul (New England Free Press, 1969-03-10)
    Originally entitled "Vietnam: Endless War", this article was the Review of the Month in the April 1969 issue of Monthly Review..