Theresa Aragon de Shepro papers, 1962-1979  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Shepro, Theresa Aragon de
Title
Theresa Aragon de Shepro papers
Dates
1962-1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.58 cubic feet, including textual materials, 7 sound tape reels, and 1 microfilm reel (14 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
Collection Number
(Accession No. 2913-002)
Summary
Papers of a Chicano professor at the University of Washington who was also a state and community activist.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The papers are open to all users, but access to portions of the papers is restricted. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Reel-to-reel tapes in box 5 require duplication before use.

Languages
English, Spanish
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Theresa Aragon de Shepro holds degrees from Seattle University, the University of Washington, and the University of New Mexico. In 1970 she began teaching at the University of Washington as a part-time, pre-doctoral lecturer in arts and sciences. Between 1971 and 1975 she was a lecturer in the political science department. She also served as interim director of Chicano Studies in 1971 and as vice-provost for Special Programs and associate director of the Division of Urban and Regional Affairs from 1971 to 1975. In 1975 Shepro joined the School of Social Work, first as a lecturer, and then in 1978 as assistant professor. In June 1981 she left the University of Washington.

Theresa de Shepro was active in Chicano and Mexican-American affairs both on and off campus during her time at the University of Washington. In 1970 she was appointed to the Washington State Governor's Advisory Committee on Mexican American Affairs, a position she held until 1971. In that year she was appointed to the newly created Washington State Commission on Mexican American Affairs, served as chairperson until 1972, and continued as a member until 1973. The commission advised state departments and agencies about providing needed assistance to Mexican Americans. Shepro was also active in Centro de la Raza, Seattle (steering committee, 1973), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (board member, circa 1975-1978), Equal Opportunity for Spanish Speaking Americans (vice-chair, 1971), the Chicano Education Association, and Active Mexicanos Economic Development Center, Seattle.

After 1978, Theresa de Shepro was known as Theresa Valdez.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Theresa Aragon de Shepro papers reflect her interest and active involvement in Chicano and Mexican-American issues and organizations in Washington State between 1962 and 1979. Personal papers make up the majority of the collection and include extensive subject series that contain reports, proposals, speeches and writings by others, and microfilm and audiotapes about a variety of Chicano and Mexican-American issues, events, and organizations.

The remainder of the collection includes records from organizations with which Shepro was involved, including Active Mexicanos, Centro de la Raza, the Chicano Education Association of the State of Washington, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Washington Commission on Mexican American Affairs, and the Washington Governor's Advisory Committee on Mexican American Affairs. Although the papers include few documents concerning Shepro's teaching or administrative duties at the University of Washington, the Chicano Issues subject series contains material relating to UW Chicano faculty resignations in 1975. Major correspondents include: Seattle Model City Program; Vilma S. Martínez, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Ricardo R. García, executive secretary of the Washington Commission on Mexican American Affairs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Theresa Aragon de Shepro papers, Record Group No. 19.16.2913. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Personal PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
General Correspondence
1973-1976, undated
VF
1365a
General Correspondence
Restricted; redacted copy in folder 1/1.
1974
Minutes
Box/Folder
1/2
Community Meetings
1974
1/3
Junta General
1974
Reports
Box/Folder
1/4
Sunnyside and Yakima Valley Projects
1969-1971
1/5
Miscellaneous
1972-1975, undated
Box/Folder
1/6
Proposals
1968-1971, undated
1/7
Speeches and Writings by Others
1966-1970, undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder
1/8
Beacon Hill Center
1972
1/9
Castaneda, Guillermo
1970
1/10
Chicano Calmecac
undated
1/11
Chicano Groups
1971-1975, undated
1/12-13, 2/1
Chicano Issues
1973-1975, undated
2/2
Chicano Organizations Nationwide
1969
2/3
Chicano Survey
1971, undated
2/4
Chicano Voter Registration
undated
2/5
Concilio for the Spanish Speaking of King County
1977-1979, undated
2/6
Education
1969-1972, undated
2/7
Immigration
1972, undated
2/8
Kahlotus Issue
1970
2/9
Lettuce Boycott
1974
2/10
Mexican American Federation
1971
2/11
Monroe Reformatory
1973
2/12
El Movimiento Generalmente
1969-1970
2/13
National Chicano Forum Steering Committee
1975
3/1
National Chicano Health Organization
undated
3/2
National Chicano Social Science Association
1976
3/3
Northwest Rural Opportunities
1971-1976
3/4
Radio and TV
1969, undated
3/5
La Raza Unida
1967-1972
3/6
Seattle Model City Program - Combined Citizen Participation
1973
3/7
Service Employment Redevelopment (SER)
1974-1976, undated
3/8
Southwest Council of La Raza
1971-1972
3/9
Southwest Regional Office for the Spanish Speaking
1975
3/10
Tijerina, Reies Lopez
1967-1969
3/11-12
United Chicanos (McNeil Island Penitentiary)
1967-1973, undated
4/1
United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
1971-1972, undated
4/2
University of Washington Office for Minority Affairs, Health Sciences Center: Grievance
1972-1975
4/3
Washington State Board Against Discrimination
1970, undated
4/4
Washington State Boycott Methods
1970-1975, undated
4/5
Workers Clinic
undated
Conferences and Conventions
Box/Folder
4/6
National Spanish Speaking Coalition Conference
1971
4/7
Symposium on the Status of Chicanos in U.S. Higher Education
1975
Box/Folder
4/8
Notes
undated
Newsletters and Publications
Box/Folder
4/9
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MECHA)
1970
4/10
Miscellaneous
1969-1977, undated
5
Thesis: Daniel Tapia Valdes, A Sociological Analysis and Description of the Political Role, Status, and Voting Behavior of Americans with Spanish Names
1 : microfilm reel
1964
Reel-to-Reel Audiotapes
Box/Folder
5
Beacon Hill School Situation
undated
5
Dr. Chandler -- Ethnic Minorities in American Politics
undated
5
Evaluation
undated
5
Program Management
undated
5
Support Rally for Chicano Community Center at Beacon Hill School
undated
5
Unidentified
2 : sound tape reels
undated
Box/Folder
6/1-2
Clippings
1969-1977, undated
6/3
Ephemera - University of Washington Brown Berets
undated
6/4
Miscellany
1972-1976, undated

OrganizationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Active Mexicanos
Box/Folder
6/5
Organizational Information
1974, undated
6/6
General Correspondence
1970-1971
6/7
Minutes and Agenda
1976
6/8
Reports
1970-1976, undated
6/9
Financial Records: Economic Development Center
1971
VF
1365b
Financial Records: Economic Development Center
Restricted; redacted copy in folder 6/9.
1971
Box/Folder
6/10
Contract
1971
6/11
Manuals
1976, undated
6/12
Notes
undated
6/13
Subject File: Ruiz Brothers
1973
Centro de la Raza (Seattle, Wash.)
Box/Folder
6/14-15
General Correspondence
Major correspondent: Seattle Model City Program.
1972-1974
6/16
Minutes and Agenda
1972-1973, undated
7/1
Reports
1972-1973, undated
7/2
Notes
1972, undated
7/3
Transcripts of Meetings, Interviews, and Remarks
1972, undated
7/4
Subject Series: Support for Centro de la Raza
1972-1973, undated
7/5
Clippings
1972-1973, undated
Chicano Education Association of the State of Washington
Box/Folder
7/6-7
General Correspondence
Correspondents include Raul Arellano, Antonio Cardenas, Reymundo Marin.
1969-1977, n.d.
7/8
Minutes and Agenda
1970-1972
7/9
Report: The National Concilio for Chicano Studies
1971
7/10
Speeches and Writings
1972, undated
7/11
News Release
undated
7/12
Mailing Lists
undated
7/13
Clippings
1971
Box/Folder
8/1
Chicano English as a Second Language Program Advisory Board
1971-1973
8/2
Equal Opportunity for Spanish-Speaking Americans
1971, undated
8/3
Foundation for Chicano Education
1973-1974
8/4-5
League of United Latin American Citizens, Washington State
1973-1976
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Box/Folder
8/6
Organizational Information
undated
8/7
By-laws
1972
8/8-9
General Correspondence
Major correspondent: Vilma S. Martínez.
1975-1978, undated
8/10, 9/1-2
Minutes and Agenda
1974-1978
Reports
Box/Folder
9/3
Annual Reports
1971-1977
9/4-5
Annual Reports to the Board of Directors
1975-1978
9/6, 10/1-3
Miscellaneous
1970-1978
Box/Folder
10/4
Financial Records
1975-1978
10/5
Membership Records
1974-1978
10/6
Manual
1978
10/7
Speeches and Writings
1974-1977, undated
10/8
Conference and Convention: Research Symposium on Social Indicators of Institutional Racism - Sexism
1977
10/9
Newsletters
1969-1978
10/10
News Releases
1976-1977, undated
10/11
Agreements
1975, undated
10/12
Ephemera
1975-1977
Subject Files
Box/Folder
10/13
Committee on Community Education and Activation
1977-1978
11/1
Litigation
1971-1976
Box/Folder
11/2
Clippings
1975-1978, undated
11/3
Miscellany
1973, undated
Box/Folder
11/4
National Caucus of Chicano Social Scientists
1973-1977, undated
11/5-6
National Chicano Research Network Advisory Board
1975-1978, undated
11/7-8
Northwest Chicano Health Inc.
1977-1978
Washington State Commission on Mexican American Affairs
Box/Folder
11/9
Organizational Information
1971
11/10, 12/1-2
General Correspondence
Major correspondent: Ricardo R. García, executive secretary.
1971-1973, undated
12/3
Minutes and Agenda
1971-1976, undated
12/4-6
Meeting Files
1972-1973
12/7
Financial Records
1971-1973, undated
12/8
Reports
1975, undated
12/9
Speeches and Writings
1969-1972
12/10
Conference and Convention: El Exito del Mexicano
1972
12/11
News Releases
1975
12/12
Resolutions
1972
12/13
Membership Records
undated
12/14, 13/1-2
Legislation
1962-1973, undated
13/3
Newsletters: Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
1971
13/4
Notes
1972, undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder
13/5
Nebraska Commission on Mexican American Affairs
undated
13/6
Northwest Rural Opportunities
1971-1972, undated
Box/Folder
13/7
Miscellany
1967-1972, undated
Inter-Agency Advisory Council
Box/Folder
13/8-11
General Correspondence
1971-1976
14/1
Minutes and Agenda
1972-1976
14/2
Membership Records
undated
Farm Workers Family Health Center
Box/Folder
14/3
Organizational Information
1971, undated
box:oversize
Miscellaneous Oversize Box 9
Organizational Information
undated
Box/Folder
14/4
General Correspondence
1972-1975
14/5
Quarterly Progress Reports
1972
14/6
Manual
1971
14/7
Grant File
1970
14/8
Job Descriptions
1972, undated
14/9
Newsletter: Unamonos, la Voz del Campesino
1971
Washington State Governor's Advisory Committee on Mexican American Affairs
Box/Folder
14/10
Organizational Information
undated
14/11
General Correspondence
Correspondents include Hank L. Saens, chairman, Washington State Office of Economic Opportunity, and Daniel J. Evans.
1970-1971, undated
Minutes and Agenda
Box/Folder
14/12
Governor's Advisory Committee
1970-1971, undated
14/13
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MECHA)
1971
Box/Folder
14/14
Financial Records
1970-1971
14/15
Agreements
1970, undated
14/16
Reports
1970-1971, undated
14/17
Speeches and Writings
undated
14/18
Conference and Convention: Chicano Housing Workshop
1970
14/19
Members' Handbook
undated
14/20
Membership Records
1970, undated
14/21
News Releases
1971
14/22
Resolution
undated
14/23
Clippings
1970-1971

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civic leaders--Washington (State)
  • Civic leaders--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Mexican American leadership--Washington (State)
  • Mexican American leadership--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Mexican American women college teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Mexican Americans--Education--Washington (State)
  • Mexican Americans--Legal status, laws, etc
  • Mexican Americans--Societies, etc
  • Mexican Americans--Washington (State)
  • Mexican Americans--Washington (State)--Economic conditions--20th century
  • Mexican Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Mexican Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Economic conditions--20th century
  • Mexican Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Social conditions--20th century
  • Mexican Americans--Washington (State)--Social conditions--20th century
  • Personal Names :
  • García, Ricardo R
  • Martínez, Vilma S
  • Shepro, Theresa Aragon de--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Active Mexicanos Economic Development Center (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Centro de la Raza (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Chicano Education Association of the State of Washington
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Seattle Model City Program
  • University of Washington--Faculty
  • Washington (State). Commission on Mexican American Affairs
  • Washington (State). Governor's Advisory Committee on Mexican American Affairs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Ethnic relations
  • Washington (State)--Ethnic relations
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • conferences
  • correspondence
  • financial records
  • manuals (instructional materials)
  • Microfilms
  • minutes
  • Newsletters
  • reports
  • Sound recordings
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • writings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)