Last night, the University Library of Colorado State University – Pueblo held a reception and presentation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at El Centro del Quinto Sol Community Center, 609 N. Erie Ave., to introduce its newly created Colorado Chicano Movement Archives. The event included entertainment, recognition of donors, an informational presentation by Interim University Archivist, Beverly Allen, and a presentation of student research by CSU-Pueblo students, Ruth Soto and Reyes Martinez Lopez.
At the June 30th reception, the University Archives announced the acquisition of new material from Jose Esteban Ortega related to the Chicano Movement in Colorado including: photographs, a vintage collection of community newspapers and other publications documenting the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s from throughout the state of Colorado, rare books on Chicano history, as well as silk-screened banners and t-shirts emblazoned with movement slogans and artwork. A Pueblo resident for nearly sixty years, Mr. Ortega remains a well-respected community activist participating in the planning and promotion of annual Cinco de Mayo parades, Dia de La Raza celebrations, and commemorations to honor the deaths of Chicano activists who lost their lives fighting against social injustices in Colorado.
Please contact Beverly Allen at (719) 549-2475 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.