Pfau Library Presents….
“The Mexican-American Baseball Project: From the Barrios to the Big Leagues to the University”
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Pfau Library: PL-4005
The Mexican-American Baseball Project is a unique collaboration of the California State University, the Baseball Reliquary, as well as noted scholars and community leaders. The project uncovers and contributes to our understanding of Baseball History and the Mexican-American community with particular attention to the issues of class, race and gender.
Professors Francisco E. Balderrama from Cal State Los Angeles and Richard Santillan from Cal Poly Pomona will highlight key themes and significant developments of the Mexican-American Baseball Project. Balderrama will give particular attention to the oral history class experience and the various topics explored and their significance for students, interviewees and the Mexican/Latino community.
Santillan will discuss the project’s impact and importance for the study of baseball, the scholarly community and larger society. Balderrama and Santillan will welcome the project’s new home at the Pfau Library of California State University, San Bernardino, where archival holdings, exhibitions, and curriculum development of Mexican- American Baseball will flourish.