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English 130 Rhetorical Analysis Edit


UAC 006


  • 2018-01 – 2018-05 (Creation)


  • 1 box (Part)
  • 1.36 Gigabytes (Part)
    Audio and Video recordings in .MOV, .M4A, and .MP4 formats



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to this collection is unrestricted.

  • Provenance

    Gift of Dr. Kendall Leon, May 2018

  • Arrangement

    Both the digital and physical files are organized alphabetically according to the student organization names. With the exception of the group documenting Safe Place, each student group engaged in an interivew with an representative about their organization. The interviews, questions, and audio recordings are nested within the digital files. Transcripts of the interviews have been made, and are accessible at the Chico Digital Collections website.

  • Preferred Citation

    English 130 Rhetorical Analysis Collection, UAC 006, Special Collections and University Archives, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by: Stefani Baldivia, January 2019

  • Content Description

    Twenty-nine students enrolled in the First Year Experience English 130 course gathered materials from nine campus organizations to analyze the organizations' cultural and community rhetorics and compositional approach. The campus organizations are: the Dream Center, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Gamma Zeta Alpha, Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC), Safe Place, Sigma Tau Delta (STD), Students for Quality Education (SQE), and Upward Bound (UB).The student gathered both physical posters, promotional flyers, stickers, pamphlets, agendas, meeting minutes; which were compiled by Dr. Leon into an archival CAT box. The students also gathered born digital materials, including PDFs, JPEGs, PNGs, Google Documents, and recorded oral histories in the form of Audio and Video recordings in .MOV, .M4A, and .MP4 formats. Digital materials were downloaded to external storage by University Archives staff. The inventory details both the digital and physical extent, and are saved with the same accession file name in the accession folder on external storage. Materials were gathered between January and May 2018, during the Spring 2018 semester. All organizations serve the students of California State University, Chico in rural northeastern California. Born digital materials extent: 1.36 GB

  • Conditions Governing Use

    No restrictions.

  • Administrative History

    The campus organizations documented in this collection are: the Dream Center, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Gamma Zeta Alpha, Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC), Safe Place, Sigma Tau Delta (STD), Students for Quality Education (SQE), and Upward Bound (UB). Students in the English 130 Rhetorical Analysis course gathered these primary source materials together to analyze community rhetorics and compositional approach. With the exception of Gamma Zeta Alpha, the students were not affiliated with the organizations they documented and analyzed.

    The Dream Center, established in 2016, serves to support Chico State campus members who are undocumented or come from mixed-status families, and provides financial aid information, health and wellness assistance and academic guidance, as well as training, tools, and advocacy on issues regarding immigration.

    The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), established in 1968, to facilitate access to higher education for underrepresented, low-income, first-generation college students who have experienced economic, educational, and environmental barriers but display the potential to succeed.

    Gamma Zeta Alpha, established in 1987, is the first Latino Fraternity on the west coast, serves as a vehicle for promoting success in higher education, highlighting academic achievements, and the professional development of Latino men enrolled at Chico State University.

    The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center was established as an extension of the Women’s Center, a project of Associated Students of CSU Chico. The AS Women’s Center, formed in 1971, has its roots in the women’s movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. GSEC’s 2011 expansion sought to challenge societal norms that oppress and marginalize women, transgender community members, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and intersex (LGBTQ+) community members, by providing opportunities for leadership, personal development, and referral services. GSEC offers a safe and inclusive space where the campus and community can effectively support the academic mission of the university. In 2018, the Center became a program of the Multicultural and Gender Studies Department, and the changed its name to the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition.

    Initially funded through a grant from the Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women, Safe Place was established in 2009. The grant ended in 2012 and Safe Place was institutionalized asis a CSU Chico support and advocacy program for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking, utilizing the methods of crisis intervention, prevention education, resources and referrals. Safe Place services are confidential and available to students, staff, and faculty of CSU Chico.

    Sigma Tau Delta is the CSU, Chico chapter of the international English honor society established in 1924 organized to help members prepare for careers after college, working to benefit campus and community, and create a close-knit group of like-minded students interested in strengthening connections with their department. The CSU Chico chapter, established in 2009, accepts members who have declared a minor or major in English and have taken two English classes beyond English 130. Student for Quality Education (SQE) was formed in 2007-2008 by students in the California State University (CSU) system to build the student movement for educational rights in public higher education. With 17 chapters active on the 23 CSU campuses, the CSU Chico SQE chapter is active in organizing around opposing tuition and fee increases through direct action. Notably, the Chico SQE chapter is not affiliated with the campus Student Life and Leadership office, and operates as an “unrecognized” student organization.

    Upward Bound was established as part of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, funded at CSU, Chico in 1966 to serve 50 high school students. Established as a year-round program for motivated students with academic potential who who are low-income, first-generation college students, and want to pursue higher education. Upward Bound is funded through the the longest running grant on the CSU, Chico campus.