Digital Archives Meets UX Research

Over 25,000 never-before-seen images were recently digitized and described by the CSRC, which were made available on two digital platforms. Former CSRC research assistant Michael Aguilar discusses the research that drove this project.

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Give Us Our Flowers: Latinx Artivist Portraits

Angélica Becerra, artist and PhD candidate in Chicana/o studies at UCLA, discusses artworks she created that will be included in an exhibition at the Chicano Studies Research Center in Fall 2019. Becerra’s works are watercolor portraits of emerging and established artivists—artist-activists who are responsible for visual culture in contemporary social movements.

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Notes from Archiving the Trail of Dreams

Rafael R. Solórzano, soon to be an assistant professor at Cal State LA, reflects on the research he undertook to document the Trail of Dreams and the challenges of archiving twenty-first-century social movements. This research was funded in part by a grant from the CSRC/IAC (Tamar Diana Wilson Fund) and Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute fellowship.

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Counting on Fear: The 2020 US Census

CSRC archives specialist Doug Johnson examines CSRC archival materials related to the US Census, along with the potential addition of a citizenship question in 2020.

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Esteban Torres: From Margin to Center

Prior to his career in government, Esteban Torres was a labor organizer and activist. CSRC archives specialist Doug Johnson explores how Torres sought change by working from the progressive margins of the system, yet later served terms in the US House of Representatives.

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