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Mexican-American collections find a home at ASU Library

Historical treasures belonging to two Mexican-American families in the Phoenix area – the Hinojosa family and the Franco French family – are now part of ASU Library’s Chicano/a Research Collection.

“Everything [in their collections] is of historic importance because everything relates to the building of what we now call the Mexican community of Phoenix,” said Christine Marin, a former ASU archivist, who helped facilitate the archival donations.

ASU Library Archivist Nancy Godoy spent more than a year processing, preserving and making the donated items publicly available.

“Family collections, for me, personally, are very important because they tell so many different stories,” Godoy said. “So that’s priority for us, to make these collections accessible to the community.”

Read the full ASU Now story: A tale of two families