CU Chicanx/Latinx History Collection
CU Chicanx History Collection
Session 2A: Looking for Los Seis in the Archives: Archival Work and the Impact on Memory (Panel Discussion)
Friedel, Megan K.
Assistant Professor, Head of Archives and Co-Interim Lead of Rare and Distinctive Collections, University Libraries, CU Boulder
Librarian and Archivist at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Interim Director, Aztlán Center, CSU-Pueblo Library
Curator of Latin American Collections, Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, University of New Mexico
1 video : color, sound; 55:43
Archivists play a key role in preserving and making accessible for research the history of violent events in social justice movements, such as the Los Seis de Boulder bombings. Four archivists, from institutions that hold significant primary source materials relating to the Chicano Movement, will explore how the deaths of Los Seis are and are not documented in the current historical record, the failures and successes that they have had in making this history available, what the profession can do better to support the history of the bombings and the communities that continue to be impacted by them, and current, related archival ethics that align social justice work with archives management responsibilities. An audience Q&A will follow the panel. Note that this is a partial recording of the session.
[Cataloger's note: Partial recording of session.] 00:00 Recording begins in the middle of Xaviera Flores' discussion. Xaviera talks about the various collections at the Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) at UCLA; 02:30 Deborah Espinosa talks about her career in archives and the culture at institutions such as History Colorado years ago; 10:50 Margie Montañez shares her presentation titled "Los Seis de Boulder: Addressing and Redressing Archival Silences"; 13:30 Margie talks about UNM's Center for Southwest Research which houses some collections related to the Los Seis bombings and Chicano movements; 22:25 Megan asks questions from the audience starting with a question for Xaviera, that being, can you talk more about why there is an absence documenting Los Seis in your larger collections at UCLA?; 26:50 Megan asks Margie to talk more about the role of archives and policing documentation; 30:20 Megan asks Deborah to go a little deeper into the kinds of narratives that are being shaped when collections are spread out amongst different archives; 45:00 Megan continues to ask more questions from the chat; 54:33 Megan thanks the panelists and discussion ends.
Libraries--Special collections--Local history
Libraries--Special collections--Mexican Americans
Los Seis de Boulder
Session 2A 11.6.2021.mp4
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collections
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