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Xaviera Flores

Arizona State University
Project Archivist
Tempe, AZ
Xaviera Flores is the Project Archivist for Arizona State University Libraries' Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grant "Labor Rights are Civil Rights/Los Derechos de Trabajo son Derechos Civiles." She graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in December 2007 with a BA in Film Studies and minor in Communication Studies. While at Nebraska, she worked in the University Archives from 2004 to 2007.

In 2009, Flores left for Boston to attend Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and received her MS in LIS with an Archive Concentration in August 2010. During the program, she worked as an archive intern at the New England Conservatory Archives and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University and volunteered as an archivist for the Guild of Boston Artists. She also worked in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum from early 2010 until moving to Arizona in mid 2011 for her current position.

As Project Archivist, she manages and processes six bilingual collections pertaining to the Chicano labor and civil rights movement in Arizona, and creates both English and Spanish DACS finding aids. The collections come from the Chicano/a Research Collection and Arizona Collection; and they include materials from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Alianza Hispano Americana, United Steel Workers of America Local 616: Clifton-Morenci, Arizona AFL-CIO, SER (Service, Employment and Redevelopment Program), and Maricopa County Organizing Project (MCOP).

For more information visit the project's blog (http://laborrightsarecivilrights.wordpress.com), ASU Archives and Special Collections Chicano/a Research Collection Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ChicanoCollection), or follow her on the grant's twitter @ASUArchivesCLIR.