The Panel of Americans

CSRC archives specialist Doug Johnson examines the Panel of Americans, a program founded by the UCLA University Religious Conference in 1942, which included students of different ethnic and religious backgrounds that would travel to communities throughout California to deliver talks and take questions on diversity and tolerance.

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CSRC Archival Treasures: Findings On Chicana/o/x Murals

Gabriela Rodriguez-Gomez discusses her research into three CSRC collections: the Nancy Tovar Murals of East L.A. Collection and the CARA (Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation) Records, Parts I and II. Rodriguez-Gomez, a Chicana artist and PhD candidate in Chicana/o studies at UCLA, used the research for the completion of her master’s thesis. Her work was supported in part by a CSRC research grant, with funds provided through the Institute of American Cultures.

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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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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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