Arizona State University Special Collections and Archives

Arizona State University Libraries joined Project STAND in 2019. Arizona State University lends an important voice to Project STAND through their collections documenting Chicano and Mexican-American student advocacy groups, including select materials from the MASO/M.E.Ch.A organizational records, and the Rebecca Munoz Gutierrez Photographic Collection, which documents the early activities of the first Mexican-American student group, (the Conquistadores), with materials dating back to 1920. Other highlights of the ASU submissions include the Papers of Harry M. Bracken, a faculty member active in organizing ‘Teach-Ins” and students in protest of the Vietnam War, the B.J. Budd Memorial Archives/Free Sprit Club, documenting LGBT history at ASU, and the Naomi Markee-Howard Papers, a campus leader for minority recruitment and retention at ASU as well as a strong community advocate on behalf of the elderly and the physically and mentally challenged.

Collection: Rebecca Muñoz Gutierrez Photographs

Dates: 1920-1959

Description: Rebecca Muñoz attended Arizona State Teachers College, graduating on May 30, 1939 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. During her time at the college she and siblings Rosalio (BA 1936, MA 1939), Lucinda (BA 1939), Elizabeth (BA 1953), and Josephine (BA 1941) were early and active members of Los Conquistadores. This club was organized by Mexican-American students in 1937 to promote education in their communities and thus improve socio-economic conditions and combat racism and discrimination. It is recognized as the first Mexican-American student club formed at the College.

Shannon Walker

Shannon Walker is currently the University Archvist at Arizona State University. She currently oversees both the ASU University Archives and the archival collections at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Shannon is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of leadership in the cultural heritage community. She is continually looking for opportunities to promote the collections and services through outreach and engagement. She has specific interests in web archiving, born-digital materials, and the ASU Digital Repository.

Jessica Salow

Jessica Salow is currently the Assistant Archivist of Black Collections at Arizona State University (ASU) Library. Prior to her current role at ASU Library she was the Specialist with the Community-Driven Archives Initiative (CDA) at ASU Library. She obtained her Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from The University of Arizona and is an alumna of Arizona State University. Her current work focuses on creating a robust community collection at ASU Library documenting the lived experiences of Black people living and thriving in the state of Arizona. Her work will focus on community relationship building and partnerships with the Black community of Arizona and sharing her archival knowledge with communities to preserve their history. By creating intergenerational and intersectional safe spaces to acknowledge historical trauma the Black collection at ASU Library will be a one-of-a-kind collection created and curated by the community at large.