Special Collections Open House Showcases Papers of Latino Labor Organization PCUN

Special Collections Open House Showcases Papers of Latino Labor Organization PCUN

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Wednesday, May 7, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Educators, students, and community members interested in learning more about conducting research in areas related to Latino/a and Latin American Studies are invited are invited to an open house on the UO campus on Wednesday, May 7, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The open house in the Paulson Reading Room in Special Collections and University Archives on the second floor of Knight Library will feature the library’s Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) Collection, which includes documents about the history of PCUN as a labor organization in Oregon.

The collection has materials of interest in a number of disciplines, including history, environmental studies, urban studies, and law, among others. It also touches on issues of transnationalism, race and ethnicity, immigration, news and the media, public policy, pesticides, Latinos in Oregon, and many other topics.

Materials include internal documents, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, audiotapes, newsletters, and other sources. Library staff and PCUN leaders will be on hand to answer questions. Handouts with in-depth information about the collection and ways to use it for research and in classroom assignments will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, send an email to olhc@uoregon.edu.
 

Created by ronr on Apr 8, 2014 Last updated Apr 14, 2014