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Minority Education Office Records, 1998-2005

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Minority Education Office Records, 1998-2005

ID: RG 229

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Minority Education Office

Extent: 0.6 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng], Spanish;Castilian [spa]


The Minority Education Office Records consist of two Casa Educacional Photograph Albums documenting the activities and programs of Casa Educacional, including the 2004 National MEChA Conference held at Oregon State University. Casa Educacional provides support and advocacy services for Latina/o and Chicana/o students at Oregon State Unviersity.

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Scope and Content Notes

The Minority Education Office Records consist of one series: I. Casa Educacional Photograph Albums. One of the albums documents the National MEChA (Movimento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán) Conference held at OSU in 2004 and includes images of a protest march in support of Oregon farmworkers' right to unionize. An estimated 700 protestors marched from the OSU campus to a Taco Bell restaurant in north Corvallis and called for a boycott of the fast food franchise. Photographs of Benton County Commissioner Annabelle Jaramillo and PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste/Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United) President Ramón Ramírez, both of whom participated in the march, are included in the album. The second album, Casa Educacional Memories, documents the 2003 ¡Si Se Pudo! graduation ceremony for Latino/Latina graduates and their families, campus events organized by Casa Educacional, and recruitment activities at local high schools.

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Minority Education Office provides a safe and welcoming place for students who are navigating the challenges of being a cultural, racial, or ethnic minority at OSU. The Minority Education Office is composed of four culturally specific offices staffed by coordinators who have demonstrated expertise in working with their communities: Casa Educacional, the Indian Education Office, Ujima Education Office, and the Asian-Pacific Islander Office.

The Casa Educacional Office seeks to increase Latino/Latina and Chicano/Chicana success at Oregon State University by providing students with a viable support system and advocacy services. Casa Educacional sponsors ¡Si Se Pudo!, a graduation celebration; METAS, a mentorship program for Corvallis Latino high school students; and a new student orientation program.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additions to the collection are expected.

More Extent Information: 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: Records transferred from Casa Educacional in 2006.

Related Materials: Records of the Educational Opportunities Program Records (RG 230), Office of Multicultural Affairs Records (RG 225), and the Diversity Development Office Records (RG 228) document services for non-traditional and minority students at OSU. These collections are components of the Oregon Multicultural Archives.

Preferred Citation: Minority Education Office Records (RG 229), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Oregon State University. Minority Education Office

People, Places, and Topics

Hispanic American college students--Oregon.
M.E.Ch.A. (Oregon State University)
Minorities--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Minority college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Oregon State University--Students.
Oregon State University. Minority Education Office
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History

Forms of Material

Photograph albums.

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