Guide to the Minority Education Office Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. Minority Education Office.
Title: Minority Education Office Records Records
Dates: 1998-2005 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.6 cubic foot (1 oversize box)
Collection Number: RG 229
Summary: 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.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English and Spanish.   
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

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.

Content Description

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.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Minority Education Office Records (RG 229), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Records transferred from Casa Educacional in 2006.

Future Additions :  

Additions to the collection are expected.

Related Materials :  

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


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University--Students.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Demonstrations--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Hispanic American college students--Oregon.
  • Minorities--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Minority college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums.
    • Other Creators :
    • M.E.Ch.A. (Oregon State University)

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