Introduction

The Latino Issues Conference 1st Annual Poster

Poster from 1st Annual Latino/a/x Issues Conference in 1995.

To celebrate the 25th Latino/a/x Issues Conference we have launched a special digital exhibition, entitled, “25 Years of the Latino/a/x Issues Conference at BGSU,” to showcase the history of the conference 

 Beginning in the summer of 2019, we have worked with the Center for Archival Collections (CAC) and the BGSU Libraries to find, scan, and save materials related to the conference for posterity 

 While the digital exhibit “25 Years of the Latino/a/x Issues Conference at BGSU” is a limited look at the wealth of materials we are archiving, we wanted to ensure that conference attendees, alumni, and past presenters had the opportunity to share in the vibrant history of the Latino/a/x Issues Conference by looking through posters, programs, pictures, news coverage, and other documents related to the event from 1995 to 2020 

In archiving the history of the conference, we hope to actively preserve Latino/a/x voices at BGSU and enter the incredible contributions made by activists, presenters, scholars, students, faculty and staff into the archival record of the university to save for years to come.   

We hope you enjoy the digital exhibition and continue to follow us as we present and curate a more extensive exhibit in the future. If you have items in your personal collection you would like to share for collection and preservation, please contact Emily Edwards at eledwar@bgsu.edu  

We thank the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the School of Cultural and Critical Studies for contributing their documents to this collection. We also appreciate the support and assistance from Mark Sprang from the Center for Archival Collections and Stefanie Hunker in the Browne Popular Culture Library.