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Cambridge Hispanic Commission Records, circa 1993 - circa 1995 Edit


Finding Aid Author
Jacob Nussbaum under the supervision of Alyssa Pacy
Finding Aid Date
Feburary 16, 2017
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  • circa 1993 - circa 1995 (Creation)


  • 0.6 Linear feet (Whole)
  • 0.6 Cubic Feet (Whole)
  • 2 boxes (Whole)
    1 Hollinger Box and 1 half Hollinger Box
  • 850 Items (Whole)

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  • Historical

    The Cambridge Hispanic Commission was a grass-roots, non-profit organization that was committed to serving as a voice for the concerns of the Hispanic community of the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The CHC also advised, provided input, and promoted and assured their participation in all levels of governance and city and school affairs. The CHC promoted, facilitated, and advocated for the development and empowerment of members of the Hispanic community.They also advised Cambridge officials on improving communication between the city and its Hispanic population on issues such as education, fair employment practices, housing, and health care access.

  • Collection Overview

    This collection contains records that cover the Cambridge Hispanic Commission's commissioners, agendas and memos, meeting minutes, activities, sign-up sheets, committees, information and jobs, media and out-going correspondance. There are also records on by-laws, Cambridge Public Schools, the Immunization Action Project, the Festival "Amaru Alcarza," and Foro Latino. The collection also contains newpaper articles that relate to the activities of the Cambridge Hispanic Commission. Parts of the collection have been marked as closed due to containing sensitive personal information preventing them from viewed by the public.

  • Organization of Collection

    This collection is organized into 4 series: Series 1: 1993

    Series 1.1: 1993, Commissioners

    Series 1.2: 1993, Agenda/Memos

    Series 1.3: 1993, Minutes

    Series 1.4: 1993, Activities

    Series 1.5: 1993, Sign-Up Sheets

    Series 1.6: 1993, Committees

    Series 1.7: 1993, Information/Jobs

    Series 1.8: 1993, Media

    Series 2: 1994

    Series 2.1: 1994, Commissioners

    Series 2.2: 1994, Agenda/Memos

    Series 2.3: 1994, Minutes

    Series 2.4: 1994, Activities

    Series 2.5: 1994, Sign-Up Sheets

    Series 2.6: 1994, Committees

    Series 2.7: 1994, Information/Jobs

    Series 2.8: 1994, Media

    Series 3: 1995

    Series 3.1: 1995, Agenda, Commissioners, and Media

    Series 3.2: 1995, Out-Going Correspondance

    Series 4: Topical, 1993-1995

    Series 4.1: Topical, By-Laws

    Series 4.2: Topical, Cambridge Public Schools

    Series 4.3: Topical, Scrapbook

    Series 4.4: Topical, Immunization Action Project

    Series 4.5: Topical, Festival "Amaru Alcarza"

    Series 4.6: Topical, Foro Latino

    Approximately 850 items grouped chronologically within series. The collection's contents have been placed into 2 boxes with closed records being placed into Box 2.

  • Custodial History

    Donated by Sylvia Saavedra-Keber on March 10, 2016.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Some portions of this collection are closed to research. Please inquire with Archives Staff for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The materials in this collection are subject to copyright and intellectual property restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Researchers must obtain written permission from the copyright owner(s) if they wish to publish materials from this collection. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Cambridge Hispanic Commission, circa 1993 - circa 1995, 112, [Box#, Folder title], Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.

  • Processing Information

    Processed and encoded by Jacob Nussbaum in Feburary 2017 under the supervision of Alyssa Pacy.