Yadira Janet Mendoza tells her story of growing up in Chiapas, Mexico as a child migrant worker. Having come from a family of farm workers who moved from one temporary job to another, Janet was only able to attend school for two hours after an eight hour day of working out in the fields. As she grew older, little opportunity existed for her with only having a third grade education level. At the age of 18, Janet moved to Albany, Oregon in pursuit of a new life. This transition led to new job opportunities cleaning houses and to meeting her husband, Oscar. Her reputation as a great cleaner grew quickly and she started her own business, MOJY, which she named after the initials of her family members. Now having three employees, Janet's dream is to return to school to study finance or administration and learn English. Her life shows of her hard dedication to survive and support her family.
2 p. A letter typed on ASUO letterhead with handwritten corrections, regarding the impact of Stokely Carmichael and the Black power movement., Document from the University of Oregon Office of the President.
1 p. A typed statement by students of the University of Oregon opposing actions by the University administration and the Oregon State Board of Higher Education., Document from the University of Oregon Office of the President.
1 p. Typed memo on University of Oregon Office of the President letterhead with hand notes regarding arrangements for a meeting between Johnny Holloway, executive assitant in the Office of Minority Affairs, and President Robert D. Clark to discuss minority admission and financial aid policies, as part of President Clark's wish to establish ongoing meetings with minority members of the University community., Document from the University of Oregon Office of the President.
3 p. A typed memo on University of Oregon Division of Student Personnel Services letterhead from Bob Bowlin to University President Clark, warning of possible repercussions of a Faculty vote on an anti-Reserve Officers' Training Corps motion at a meeting on May 5, 1971 -- a day designated by anti-war groups across the country as "National Moratorium on Business as Usual" day. Also appended is a draft faculty resolution in support of peaceful protest, calculated to prevent campus unrest., Document from the University of Oregon Office of the President.
2 p. A typed draft from University of Oregon President Robert Clark voicing his support for the establishment of an Interdisciplinary Women's Study Center, yet warning that given budgetary constraints, it would mean reallocating funds already committed to other projects., Document from the University of Oregon Office of the President.
2 p. An excerpt from the University of Oregon Affirmative Action Program Annual Report regarding the net change in the workforce. (Part 1, section 8, pp.35-36), Document from the University of Oregon Office of the President.