Gumecindo Salas Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Fox-Lockert, Lucia
Mendoza, Nora Chapa, b. 1932
Gumecindo Salas papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Gumecindo Salas is Vice President of Governmental Relations for the Hispanic Association for College and Universities. Prior to his joining HACU, Gumecindo was employed by Michigan State University as a Professor of Urban Studies and Integrative Studies of Social Science. Prior to his teaching position at MSU, he served as director of Minority Programs. He taught for the Detroit Public Schools and later for Wayne State University, where he helped establish a Chicano Boricua Studies program and served as its director for three years prior to joining Michigan State University.

Following graduation from college, he worked one year in Cartagena, Colombia for the United States Information Agency. He earned Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. His Ph.D. was earned from the University of Michigan in Continuing and Higher Education.

Salas served as an elected member of the Michigan State Board of Education for two terms. (Information retrieved on February 19, 2014 from

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of one copy of the publication "Chicanas: Their Voices, Their Lives," edited by Lucia Fox-Lockert and illustrated by Nora Chapa Mendoza. The Michigan State Board of Education published the booklet in 1988. The publication functions as an oral history of ten Chicana women who have been through hard events during the course of their lives. "The profiles contained herein are candid poetic expressions of the life experiences of ten Chicana women," (Foreword, p. v).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 2003

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Gumecindo Salas, 1991-04-10

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Salas, Gumecindo


  • Hispanic American women
  • Mexican American women

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Collection Inventory


Fox-Lockert, Lucia. "Chicanas: Their Voices, Their Lives" Michigan State Board of Education Circa 1988