1.3 cubic feet; 2 archives boxes
This addition to the Erlinda Gonzales-Berry Papers consists of materials collected by Gonzales-Berry in the course of research for the book "Mexicanos in Oregon: Their Stories, Their Lives." In addition to a copy of the published book, chapter drafts, notes, and transcripts of interviews conducted by Gonzales-Berry, this transfer is made up of articles, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, reports, and studies. Aside from documenting the experience of Mexicanos in Oregon, these materials also reflect topics such as Latino attitudes toward immigration policy, farm labor markets in Mexico/U.S., the Bracero Program, the NAFTA trade treaty, Mexican hometown associations, and PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos unidos del Noroeste). Also found among these materials is a collection of poems and essays by the Chicano Literary Group of the PEN Readers and Writers Program.
Gonzales-Berry served as professor and chair of the OSU Ethnic Studies Department. She is currently Executive Director of Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County.