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Erlinda Gonzales-Berry Papers, 1943-2010

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gonzales-Berry, Erlinda, 1942-
Title
Erlinda Gonzales-Berry Papers
Dates
1943-2010 (inclusive)
1973-2010 (bulk)
Quantity
1.80 cubic feet, including 14 photographs, 34 cassette tapes and 1 videotape, (3 boxes, including one oversize box)
Collection Number
MSS Gonzales-Berry
Summary
The Erlinda Gonzales-Berry Papers document the research and publishing of Gonzales-Berry in the fields of Latino literature and culture and immigration from Mexico to the United States and include publications and speeches, awards, photographs, sound recordings, and a videotape. Gonzales-Berry was chair of the Oregon State University Ethnic Studies Department from 1997 until 2007.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English, Spanish;Castilian


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Erlinda Gonzales-Berry joined the Oregon State University faculty in 1997 as chair of the Ethnic Studies Department, a position she held until her retirment in December 2007. Gonzales-Berry specialized in teaching Latino literature and culture; published extensively on Chicano and Nuevomexicano literature and culture; and conducted research on immigration from Mexico to the United States. She organized several conferences and symposia on Chicano studies in Oregon.

Prior to her appointment at OSU, she was a professor of Spanish and Chicano/Latino Culture and Literatures at the University of New Mexico, where she also served as chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She earned her BA, MA, and PhD degrees from the University of New Mexico.

She served on the Oregon Commission for Hispanic Affairs, several MLA boards, the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities board, and the National Advisory Board of the U.S. Latino Literary Heritage Project.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Erlinda Gonzales-Berry Papers consist of paper records, photographs, sound recordings and a videotape documenting Gonzales-Berry's teaching and research on Latino literature and culture and immigration from Mexico to the United States. The paper records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, posters, publications, and speeches. These records document awards she received, conference presentations, her appointment to the Oregon Commission for Hispanic Affairs, and her accomplishments as chair of the Ethnic Studies Department. The records also include materials pertaining to the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride in 2003.

The bulk of the research files consist 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.

The photographs, made between 1997 and 2006, include images of Gonzales-Berry, other College of Liberal Arts department chairs and faculty, and special events taken between 1997 and 2003. The sound recordings consist of 34 audiocassette tapes of interviews with Mexican immigrants and the children of early Mexicano migrant settlers in Oregon assembled as part of a research project.

The videotape includes two interviews recorded from the Spanish television program Cita Con Nelly. In an interview with program host Nelly, Gonzales-Berry describes the OSU Ethnic Studies Department; the book Herencia, which she edited; and resources at the OSU Archives on the Bracero Program. The second interview on the videotape is with Javier Cervantes, coordinator of Casa Educacional, the OSU Minority Education Office for Latina/o and Chicana/o students.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Erlinda Gonzales-Berry Papers (MSS Gonzales-Berry), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Research Files, 1943-2010Return to Top

The research files for this collection include numerous newspaper clippings and articles relevant to Erlinda Gonzales-Berry's research as well as a number of academic journal articles relating to immigration and the migrant experience. Gonzales-Berry's publications also reside within the collection, including her published book along with manuscripts, journal articles, book reviews, and reports. Gonzales-Berry's research files consist of compilations of information regarding the following: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), farm labor and braceros in Oregon, Latinidad, the Immitration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), Mexicans in Oregon, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), and transnationalism.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.1
Braceros
undated
1.2
Certificates and Awards
1998-2007
1.3
Eastern Oregon
undated
1.4
Event Programs and Fliers
1999-2003
1.5
Farm Labor in Oregon
2000-2006
1.6
Immigration, General
2004-2007
1.7
Immigration, Oregon
1975-2009
1.8
Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
1990-2005
1.9
Independence Heritage Museum
undated
1.10
Interviews
undated
1.11
Journal Articles: Farm Labor Markets in Mexico and the United States
1966-1999
1.12
Journal Articles: Gender
1998-2004
1.13
Journal Articles: General
1995-1996
1.14
Latinidad
2006
1.15
Mexican Vote Abroad
2004-2006
1.16-1.17
Mexicans in Oregon
1974-2006
1.18-1.21
Newspaper Articles
1943-2007
1.22
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
1993-2005
1.23
Operation Gate Keeper
2001
1.24
Pew Research Center Surveys
2000-2005
1.25
Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) and Freedom Ride
2001-2003
1.26
Photographs
1998-2004
3.1
Posters (oversize)
1999-2007
1.27
Publications: Book Reviews and Articles
1982-2005
1.28
Publications: Books
2008-2010
2.1
Publications: General
2000-2010
2.2
Publications: Manuscripts
undated
2.3
Publications: Reports
1989-2007
2.4
Questionnaire: Immigration Mexico to Oregon
undated
2.5
Remittance
2002-2004
2.6
Second Generation
1994-2001
2.7
Speeches
1997-2003
2.8
Transnationalism
1998-2005
2.9
Transnationalism from Above
undated
2.10
Washington Policy
2002

Series 2:  Audiovisual Materials, 2003-2004Return to Top

The audio visual files of this collection consist primarily of oral histories conducted for Erlinda Gonzales-Berry's book, published in 2010. The 34 cassette tapes make up the bulk of this series, though the series also contains one VHS tape with a Univision interview and three oral histories preserved on compact discs. The cassette tapes have been digitized and the audio files are available upon request in the reading room.

Container(s) Description Dates
1: Lucio Matías Alanis
00:31:24
undated
2: Armando Álvarez
Side A: 00:32:04, Side B: 00:04:51
July 2, 2003
3-4: Marco Antonio Chávez
Item 3: Side A: 00:31:34, Side B: 00:31:42; Item 4: 00:27:14
undated
5: José García
Side A: 00:31:32, Side B: 00:05:53
undated
6: Jose Jaime and Hector Hinojosa
Side A: 00:32:29, Side B: 00:32:24
undated
7: Isaias and Ana María Juárez
Side A: 00:47:54, Side B: 00:24:55
2003
8-9: John Little
Item 8: Side A: 00:31:56, Side B: 00:31:40; Item 9: 00:11:33
undated
10: María Magaña
Side A: 00:31:33, Side B: 00:31:24
undated
11: Rigoberto Maciel Manzo
Side A: 00:47:37, Side B: 00:38:08
undated
12-13: Sonny Montes
Item 12: Side A: 00:31:31, Side B: 00:31:38; Item 13: 00:08:06
October 1, 2004
14-16: Elena Pena
Item 14: 00:31:43; Item 15: 00:27:17; Item 16: Side A: 00:31:48, Side B: 00:31:51
undated
17: José Pérez
Side A: 00:31:51, Side B: 00:06:06
undated
18: Samuel Quiroz
Side A: 00:31:53, Side B: 00:20:51
undated
19: Antonio Morales Rodríguez
Side A: 00:28:14
undated
20: José Romero
Side A: 00:31:40, Side B: 00:31:40
undated
21: Miguel Salinas
Side A: 00:31:27, Side B: 00:31:28
undated
22-23: Jesus Sepúlveda
Item 22: Side A: 00:30:27, Side B: 00:31:31; Item 23: Side A: 00:24:23, Side B: 00:04:00
undated
24: José Sepúlveda
Side A: 00:28:59
undated
25-26: Tomasa Sepúlveda
Item 25: Side A: 00:32:24, Side B: 00:32:22; Item 26: Side A: 00:31:45, Side B: 00:19:50
undated
27: Elida Sifuentes
Side A: 00:31:53, Side B: 00:02:35
undated
28-29: María Damaris Silva
Item 28: Side A: 00:16:56; Item 29: Side A: 00:31:38, Side B: 00:31:41
November 26, 2003
30: Benita Solis
Side A: 00:31:34, Side B: 00:26:42
undated
31: Eliseo Solís
Side A: 00:31:58, Side B: 00:09:30
undated
32-33: Agustín Ventura
Item 32: Side A: 00:31:55, Side B: 00:31:44; Item 33: Side A: 00:31:42, Side B: 00:19:48
May 19, 2003
34: Santiago Ventura and Julie Samples
Side A: 00:31:45, Side B: 00:31:44
undated
35: Univision - Cita con Nelly
VHS Tape
undated
Box/Folder
2.11
A/V Access Copies on CD
CD versions of the Armando Alvarez, Jose Garcia, and Augustia Ventura cassette tapes.
undated