Finding Aid

Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina Records

UPE 503

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Summary Information

Prepared by
Joseph-James Ahern
Preparation date
July 2016
Date [inclusive]
1973-2015
Extent
4.25 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina Records were transferred to the University Archives in October 2015 (Accession No. 2015: 039).

ARRANGEMENT

The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina Records are organized into two series: Administrative and Programs and Events. Each series is arranged alphabetically.

AGENCY HISTORY

The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina can trace its origin to 1994 when the Latino Faculty and Staff Association and the Latino Student Coalition were both formed. The two groups came together in May 1998 from the students’ desire for a meeting location and an administrator who would advocate for an increased Latino presence at the University of Pennsylvania. Out of this meeting came the design for La Casa Latina, a comprehensive resource center that would meet the needs of the Latino community of the four undergraduate schools. President Judith Rodin inaugurated the University of Pennsylvania Center for Hispanic Excellence on September 21, 1999. The mission of La Casa Latina is to support the University’s Agenda for Excellence by assisting with the recruitment and matriculation of Latino students. Under the Office of the Vice Provost of University Life the Center the Center works with the Penn and Hispanic communities to develop strategies for the retention of Latino students by fostering the integration of academic, social, cultural, research and community service activities.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The La Casa Latina Records document the administrative and program activities of the Center for Hispanic Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania. Part of the Office of the Vice Provost for University Life, La Casa Latina’s programs mainly focus on student activities – namely professional development and ethnic heritage. The Administrative records focus strategic planning, fund raising, and annual reports. The Programs and Events records consist mainly of flyers, literature and photographs for the Center’s annual events.

Under the University’s access guidelines, some records are subject to closure up to 25 years from the date of creation.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina.
Vice Provost for University Life.
Occupation(s)
University of Pennsylvania–Students.

Inventory

 

Administrative (Closed till 2040) 

Box

Folder

 

Programs and Events 

Box

Folder

Alianza 2005 

3

19

Alumni Weekend 2009-2010 

3

20

Annual Banquet 2013 

3

21

Art Auction and Gala 2008, 2013 

3

22

Asian Influence in Latin America 2008 

3

23

Blood Drive 2008 

3

24

Blood Drive 2014 

3

25

Brochures 2014 

3

26

Calendar 2004-2005 

3

27

Campus Publicity 2013 

3

28

Casellas, Gilbert F. Keynote Remarks La Casa Latina Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 1999 September 21 

3

29

Community / Penn Dialogue n.d. 

3

30

DREAM Act March 2006 

3

31

East Coast Chicano Student Forum 2014 

3

32

El Salvador Vice President Event 2008 

3

33

Esperanza Health Center Tour 2008 

3

34

Event Posters 2002-2015 

 OS 1

 

Event Publicity 1988-1999 

3

35

Event Publicity 2001-2003 

3

36

Event Publicity 2004-2009 

3

37

Event Publicity 2010-2015 

3

38

Event Publicity (1) n.d. 

3

39

Event Publicity (2) n.d. 

3

40

External Articles 1999-2007 

3

41

Festival Latino 1999-2005 

3

42

Festival Latino 2003-2004 

3

43

Festival Latino 2008 

3

44

Festival Latino 2009 

3

45

Festival Latino 2010 

3

46

Festival Latino 2011 

3

47

Festival Latino 2013 

3

48

Festival Latino Budget 2006 

3

49

First Annual Ivy League Latino Leadership Conference n.d. 

3

50

GradFest 2008 

3

51

Graduate Student Community Conference 2010 

3

52

Graduate Student Reception 2008 

3

53

Grupo Quisqueyano 2015 

3

54

Immigration Policy and Voices of Change in Southeastern Pennsylvania 2011 October 12 

4

1

In the Heights 2008 

4

2

Introduction to the College Process n.d. 

4

3

Ivy Council Fall Conference 2004 

4

4

Juntos Encuentro Program 2008-2009 

4

5

Latin Heritage Month 2014 

4

6

Latin Heritage Month Trip Evaluation Forms 2014 

4

7

Latino Annual Retreat 2011-2012 

4

8

Latino Coalition Elections 2015 

4

9

Latino Coalition Sign-in Sheets 2011 

4

10

Latino Community Summit 2010 

4

11

Latino Dialogue Institute 2004 

4

12

Latino Dialogue Institute 2005-2006 

4

13

Latino Dialogue Institute 2009 

4

14

Latino Dialogue Institute 2010 

4

15

Latino Dialogue Institute 2011 

4

16

Latino Dialogue Institute 2012 

4

17

Latino Dialogue Institute 2013 

4

18

Latino Dialogue Institute (CD) 2004-2008 

4

19

Latino Dialogue Institute New York City Trip 2013 

4

20

Latino Dialogue Institute Washington DC Trip 2011-2012 

4

21

Latino Dialogue Program 2010 

4

22

Latino Heritage Month 2008 

4

23

Latino Heritage Month 2012 

4

24

Latino Heritage Month Events 2009 

4

25

Latino Ivy League Conference 2005 

4

26

Latino Ivy League Conference 2006 

4

27

Latino Ivy League Conference 2012 

4

28

Latino Ivy League Conference Applications 2012 

4

29

Latino Ivy League Conference Applications – Dartmouth 2006 

4

30

Latino Ivy League Conference Constitution 2006 

4

31

Latino Ivy League Conference Participants 2006 

4

32

Latino Ivy League Conference Press Packet 2006 

4

33

Latino Medical Students 2008 

4

34

Latino Mental Health Forum 2005 

4

35

Latino Parents Program 1999 

4

36

Latino Professional Pathways Program Events 2008-2009 

4

37

Latino Professional Pathways Program Mentor Information (1) 2003-2004 

4

38

Latino Professional Pathways Program Mentor Information (2) 2003-2004 

4

39

Latino Professional Pathways Program Mentor Information (3) 2003-2004 

4

40

Latino Professional Pathways Program, Mentorship Pathways Program (1) 2003-2009 

4

41

Latino Professional Pathways Program, Mentorship Pathways Program (2) 2003-2009 

4

42

Latino Professional Pathways Program, Mentorship Pathways Program (3) 2003-2009 

4

43

LUL Free Food 2011 

4

44

Mastery Charter Internship Program 2012 

4

45

MEChA Banquet 1977-1995 

4

46

MEChA Banquet 1979-1991 

4

47

MEChA Latino Festival 1988 

4

48

Mentorship Pathways Program 2010 

4

49

Mentorship Pathways Program 2011-2012 

4

50

Mentorship Pathways Program Evaluations 2009-2010 

4

51

Mentorship Pathways Program Fill Out Forms 2011-2012 

4

52

Mentorship Pathways Program Mentee Applications 2010 

4

53

Mentorship Pathways Program Mentee Applications n.d. 

4

54

Mex at Penn 2009 

4

55

Multi-Organizational Events 2010-2013 

4

56

Norris Square Trip 2013 

5

1

Onda Latina 2008-2009 

5

2

Open House Survey 2008 

5

3

Penn in Latin American and the Caribbean 2014-2015 

5

4

Penn Latinos Media 1973-2008 

5

5

Penn Spectrum 2010, 2012 

5

6

PFP Luncheon 2013 

5

7

Philly Latino Project 2003 

5

8

Photo Exhibition 2009 

5

9

Photographs n.d. 

5

10

Pre-Med Meetings 2012 

5

11

Pre-Professional Mentoring Program: Med and Law 2008-2009 

5

12

Programs 2004 

5

13

Puentes de Salud 2008 

5

14

Recruiting the Chicano Student 1984 

5

15

Spanish Roundtable Conversation Series Evaluation Forms 2009 

5

16

Tangled: Session “L” 2008 

5

17

Thank You Poster 2014 

 OS 1

 

Visiting Speaker from Columbia 2008 

5

18

Women of Color Notes 2005 

5

19