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The Chicano Resource Center (CRC) was established in 1976 to serve the information needs of the Mexican-American (Chicano) community and to make information about the history and culture of this group available to the general public.
The collection is comprised of books, journals, online databases, subject notebooks, videos, audio cassettes, microforms and original documents. Examples of subjects in the collection are immigration, the Chicano Movement, mural art, biographies, folklore and health. Much of the collection is in the English language, supplemented by Spanish-language material. The collection also contains material on the history and culture of Mexico.
The collection is available to students, researchers and the interested public and most of the items may be borrowed. The Center provides reference assistance, subject bibliographies and referral information to community resources. The staff is available to speak on the subjects represented in the collection.
Selected Web Sites
The Azteca Web Page
Although this site takes a while to load, it is definitely worth the
wait. Azteca Web Page offers connections to information on a wide range
of political and cultural issues. Links include Chicano politics,
Nahuatl (Aztec) culture and language sites, Southwest history, and even
a version of the ancient Aztec game of Patolli. The Azteca Web Page
has been honored with awards from the Iway 500 culture listings, as
an Education Index Top Site and is a Magellan 3-star site.
Chicano/Latino Net (CLNet)
This site was one of the first that concentrated on Chicano/Latino
issues and information sources. Of note is the
Page which lists Internet resources including listservs, gophers,
news groups and WWW pages.
Weekly updates of events and news in the Los Angeles County latino
community. Includes entertainment, music, community and cultural events.
This is an English language site that contains much information about
Mexico in many areas of general interest. It is especially strong in
the data on the states of the country. There are excellent links to a
wide variety of sources of materials.