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Guide to the MANA of San Diego County Records
MS-0437  
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Description
The MANA of San Diego County Records document the operation and administration of MANA during Olivia Puentes-Reynolds’ involvement in the organization.  The collection provides extensive documentation for MANA's work promoting educational achievement and increasing Latino representation at the local, state, and national levels.  Records in the collection regarding the Hermanitas program, Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarship, Platica lecture series, and Political Committee highlight these endeavors.  The collection dates from 1986 to 2002 with the majority of materials dating from 1994 to 1999.   The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, brochures, news clippings, flyers, conference materials, and committee files.  The collection is divided into three series: Administrative Files (1986-2002), the Brindis Files (1994-2002), and Conference Files (1993-1999).
Background
Established in 1974 as the Mexican-American Women's National Association (MANA), MANA is a non-profit organization which seeks to better Latina women, or hermanas, through educational, economic, political, health, and social advocacy programs. In 1994, the association changed its name to the more inclusive MANA, A National Latina Organization in order to acknowledge its growing diversity. Today, MANA consists of over 26 chapters, including MANA of San Diego County, and is the "single largest pan-Latina organization in the United States."
Extent
3.75 linear ft
Restrictions
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Availability
This collection is open for research.