Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Michele M. Serros Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1481
Creators:
Serros, Michele M.
Dates:
1968-2012
1968-2012
Languages:
English
,
English
,
Spanish; Castilian
.
Physical Description:
4 Cubic feet
4 boxes, 3 map-folders
4 Cubic feet
4 boxes, 3 map-folders
Repository:
Michele M. Serros was a Chicana writer who grew up in Oxnard, California. She is best known for
Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity, and Oxnard
,
Chicana
, and
How to be a Chicana Role Model
. The papers cover her childhood, high school work, undergraduate courses, published works, and speaking and workshop engagements. The collection also includes photographs, drawings, and her high school yearbook.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Michelle M. Serros Papers include materials from her childhood, undergraduate education, and musical interests. The majority of the collection documents her work as a poet, speaker, and author. Some of the materials in Series 5 (
Nope! Magazine
) feature racially insensitive content.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into five series.
Series 1: Published Works, 1991-2012, undated Series 2: Writing Projects, 1987-2005, undated Series 3: Writing Programs, 1987-2009, undated Series 4: Undergraduate Materials, 1985-1995, undated Series 5: Ephemera, 1938-2015, undated

Administration
Author
Daniela Jiménez
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated to the Archives Center in 2019 by Antonio Magaña.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Daniela Jiménez, archivist, 2022.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Michele M. Serros Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection is open for research.

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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu