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EO-10181-70

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM 88003)
Charles Harris (Project Director: 09/01/1970 to present)

History of Mexican-Americans in U.S.

Course on the contributions and problems of Mexican-Americans. ABSTRACT: One-semester course rooted in discipline of history but drawing on materials from other disciplines to treat thematically the contributions and problems of Mexican Americans. Besides enriching humanities program at New Mexico State, course will serve as prototype for similar courses at other colleges and universities. At a time when institutions of higher learning are devoting increasing attention to study of minority groups it is particularly appropriate for NMSU to develop course in Mexican-American history, located as it is in an old Spanish-American community. Approximately ½ of the residents of Las Cruces and over ¼ of the student body are of Mexican-American descent. University accustomed to living and working in a bi-lingual, bi-cultural atmosphere. Growing concern of many Mexican Americans over their social political, economic and cultural role in American society lends immediacy to the project. Funds for instructor's salary, secretarial assistance, direct and indirect cost.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Institutional Planning and Development

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$9,665 (approved)
$9,665 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1970 – 6/30/1971